GSIS would like to invite our parent community to welcome and meet Dr. Harlan Lyso, our Interim Head of School during Open House on August 22nd, between 6pm-7:30pm. He will meet and great parents in the secondray library, along with our newly elected PTA President in four, 30 minute intervals beginning at 6:00pm.
Dr. Harlan Lyso’s career has been largely as the head of international schools throughout the world, working in Trinidad West Indies, Indonesia, Niger (West Africa), Korea and China. He developed a love for Korea while serving at Seoul Foreign School (SFS) for 20 years (4 as high school principal and 16 as head of school), retiring from that position in 2008. Since “retirement” he has continued to work with other international schools in various roles. He has been a consultant with International Schools Services assisting in the hiring of heads of international schools. In addition he has served as the chair of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) the organization responsible for accrediting schools in California, Hawaii and Asia, including GSIS. As a WASC representative he has served on visiting committees to more than 30 schools around the world. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics, and a PhD in educational administration.