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“How to Choose the Right International School for Your Child”

Dr. James P. Rader, an education specialist and two seasoned, international school principals, Mr. Darryl Harding and Mr. Lance Kershner discussed the best practices in choosing a quality education that is suitable for your child's needs. This webinar included interactive breakout sessions with our school principals for a customized look into the elementary, middle and high school division. 

In this webinar, you can expect to:

  • Discover the international school landscape in Singapore
  • Learn more about the American curriculum and its benefits
  • Find out the difference between Advanced Placement (AP) courses and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes 
  • Gain insights from a Q&A segment with our speakers

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"How to Choose the Right International School for Your Child"

(15 mins)

Dr. James P. Rader


Dr. James P. Rader has taught, coached, and served as an administrator for the past 35 years in Christian international schools and universities in Korea and the United States. Prior to joining ICS Singapore, Dr. Rader served as the Secondary School Principal at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in Korea and was an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Asbury University, in Kentucky, as well as serving as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach from 2009-2016. Dr. Rader holds a B.S., M.S, M.Ed., and PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration.

Middle & High School Overview
[Grade 6 to Grade 12]

Mr. Darryl Harding, Incoming MS/HS Principal

Q&A Session 

Dr. Esther Myong, Moderator

(25 mins)

ICS Singapore MS/HS principal

Mr. Darryl Harding

Incoming Middle & High School Principal

Mr. Darryl Harding is an experienced educator with invaluable experience in teaching roles as well as leadership roles within the education industry, including his most recent role as a Middle Years Programme Coordinator at IGB International School in Malaysia and at Gyeonggi Suwon International School in Korea as well as his roles with accreditation at International Baccalaureate and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges. Mr. Harding holds a B.S., M.A., M.Ed. and a Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership. 

Dr. Esther Myong

Middle & High School Principal

Dr. Esther Myong has been the middle and high school principal for ICS (Singapore) since 2017. With over 28 years of experience as an educator, counselor, and principal in Los Angeles, Seoul and now Singapore, Dr. Myong has engaged in lifelong learning of international school education. Dr. Myong holds a B.A. in Psychology, and a M.Ed and PhD in Educational Leadership. 

Elementary School Overview [K4 to Grade 5]

Mr. Lance Kershner, Incoming ES Principal

Q&A Session 

Mrs. Tina Michels-Hansen, Moderator

(25 mins)

Mr. Lance Kershner

Incoming Elementary School Principal

Mr. Lance Kershner is an experienced educator and school leader whose professional journey spans five countries and three continents over 21 years. He recently comes from the Metropolitan School in Cairo, Egypt as their Elementary School Principal and has also served as an elementary school teacher at Singapore American School and Colegio Maya in Guatemala. Mr. Kershner holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, a Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, and an M.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies (Education). 

Mrs. Tina Michels-Hansen

Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Tina Michels-Hansen has been the elementary school principal for ICS (Singapore) since 2019 and before that, she was the assistant principal from K4-grade 12. With over 18 years of experience as an education professional, Mrs. Michels-Hansen has positively contributed to the classroom experience at ICS (Singapore). Mrs. Michels-Hansen holds a B.A., M. Ed. and an executive MBA.