The SCM Board of Advisors
Dr. Carla Herrera
Dr. Carla Herrera received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She is an independent consultant who was most recently a senior research fellow at Public/Private Ventures. Dr. Herrera has published numerous reports and articles on school-based, community-based and group mentoring over the past 19 years. Her studies have helped inform the field about the relationships that develop in these programs, the experiences of youth and mentors, how and which youth benefit and how program practices may shape these experiences and benefits.
Robert Landau was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. During his college years in San Francisco he had the opportunity to live and study in Sweden for his junior year of college and this experience changed his life. After two more summers working at a summer camp in Switzerland, he returned to California where he received a teaching credential and went right back overseas to become a teacher and administrator in international schools in Switzerland, Indonesia, Czech Republic, China, Cambodia, and Singapore.
In China, Robert had the honor and privilege of directing the Western Academy of Beijing. During that time, he led a complete visioning process that produced an exemplary new kind of mission and vision statement. He also helped create the Jiashan Foundation that continues to support schools and education in the province of Gansu. During his time in China Robert had the opportunity to attend and lead numerous conferences for Chinese teachers and administrators.
After 40 years abroad Robert recently returned to the USA to become the Executive Director of the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools. He oversees licensing, accreditation, professional development and marketing for 93 schools on all the Hawaiian Islands. He still has a close connection to Cambodia as the founder and board chair of Cambodia’s Future Foundation. CFF gives economically disadvantaged but highly capable high school students a full scholarship to university in Cambodia.
Graeme Scott is Deputy Head of School at the International School Bangkok (ISB). His work there involves him in typical leadership roles such as recruitment, teacher evaluation, strategic planning and more. However, he also heads up the school’s visioning process, ensuring ISB is preparing its students as well as possible for the challenges and experiences they will face in this fast-paced, interconnected world. In August 2018, Graeme will take up the role of Founding Director of Fairgreen International School, a 4-program IB school in Dubai with a specific focus on sustainability.
Prior to arriving at ISB, Graeme was Principal at the International School of The Hague, in the Netherlands for seven years. He has also been Head of a UK state Primary School and held leadership positions in Dubai (3 years) and Hong Kong (5 years). He began his teaching career with nine years in an inner city school in north east England before moving overseas in 1994. Graeme has a particular interest in has studied the relationship between learning and the brain for a number of years now and believes that all students (of all ages) and teachers need to know at least a little about how the brain functions and the factors that might help and hinder learning.
Graeme is married to Ali, who works in Learning Support at ISB and he has three children; Joe aged 13, Olivia 17 and Nathan 19.
Michael Nachbar is the Executive Director of Global Online Academy, a pioneering network of schools and educators reimagining learning to enable students and teachers to thrive in a globally networked world. Previously, he was Lakeside School’s middle schools assistant director, and served as director of technology, curriculum coordinator, and teacher at Village Community School in New York City. Michael started his career in education as a Teach for America corps member, teaching high school English in Roma, Texas. Michael completed a master’s degree in Education Leadership through the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College in May 2007, and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and English at Indiana University. He lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and two children.
Naomi Hattaway is passionate about community building and empowering others to thrive, not just survive, in the places they call home. After living in several locations in the United States, her family (three kids, now ages 21, 13 and 10) moved overseas to Delhi, India where she learned to thrive in the midst of chaos. Following a one year stint in Singapore, they are now back in the United States, and she has traipsed her way from Florida to Virginia and is now – for the time being – in Ohio. Intent to make an impact in the world – one zip code or postal code at a time, Naomi’s determined focus has culminated in the creation of the I Am A Triangle site, scheduled to launch in early 2017, which will bring the best of the best in the expat / life abroad space to one comprehensive location. She authored Delhibound: A Guide Book for Kids and owns 8th & Home Real Estate and Relocation. I Am A Triangle exists to serve the large community of people connected by their mutual love and affinity for living their lives to the fullest, in global locations.