The 2022-23 school year may only have just begun, but WAB is already taking steps to ensure high quality teaching staff for the 2023-24 school year.
For the second annual Recruitment Fair last Saturday, September 17, WAB received 248 applications from around the world. Of those, over 100 were in Beijing and were welcomed to our campus for in-person interviews, campus tours and a student panel, while several dozen more attended virtually.
“It was wonderful to see so many educators so eager to join our diverse learning community. It speaks to the reputation that WAB has globally. What’s in front of us now is an exciting and rigorous process of selecting inspiring teachers and educational leaders that will join us from August 2023. Our students deserve the best and they will get the best,” said Head of School, Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic.
WAB teachers are highly qualified, internationally experienced professionals who are committed to helping students engage in excellent learning. They are also lifelong learners who embrace the WAB Spirit, and understand that listening to and learning from our students is a key part of what makes WAB special.
Similar to last year, the recruitment fair provided an opportunity for prospective teachers to hear from our students directly. Five students took to the stage to unpack the question “What makes a great WAB teacher?”. During the panel, the students highlighted the importance of open-mindedness, mutual collaboration and respect. Below are a few of the qualities that our student panelists found most important in their teachers:
"Great teachers at WAB work like partners with the students. They help us learn and they learn from us too.”
"If you are an open-minded teacher who can see students as people, you will be happy in the WAB community."
"WAB students have a lot of ideas, and good WAB teachers will help us make them happen."
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