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Leadership

Mark Twain International School

School Leadership Team

There are powerful professional relationships, common goals and excellent communication practices between the members of the Mark Twain International School Foundation Board and the Mark Twain IS Council of Directors, that fully ensure a productive, collaborative leadership of the school.

RESPONSABILITIES

The Mark Twain IS Council of Directors, the leadership & management team of the school, is responsible for coordinating all matters pertaining to school mission, school governance and management, educational leadership, strategies and policies, standards and procedures, studies, admissions, registrations, national and international accreditations, human resources, professional development, communication, international relations, budget, finances, investments and other matters related to administration.

There are powerful professional relationships, common goals and excellent communication practices between the members of the Mark Twain IS Foundation Board and the Mark Twain IS Council of Directors, that fully ensure a productive, collaborative leadership of the school.

As governors and administrators of an IB World School, all members of the team regularly attend worldwide leadership professional development programmes, conferences and workshops (in Dubai, Lisbon, Athens, Basel, Cairo to name but a few), as well as national and in-school education management PD sessions, being committed to continuous professional self-improvement.

School Leadership Team

Anca Macovei Vlăsceanu

Mark Twain IS Founder, Chair & Head of School

Dan Macovei Vlăsceanu

General Director

Elena Dobrin

Primary & Pre-primary Academic Director

Orlandina Bulie

Primary & Pre-primary Deputy Academic Director | IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator

Sanda Sava

Secondary Academic Director

Floriana Florea

Secondary Deputy Academic Director | IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator

Olivia Fotescu

IB Diploma Programme Coordinator

Mihai Anton

Finance & Development Director

Cristina Miu Poleanski

Chief Financial Officer

Ioana Macovei-Vlăsceanu

Chief Advancement Officer

Salutations IB Class of 2020!

Not long ago, when anticipating your graduation ceremony, it was hard to imagine that it could possibly generate even more emotion than it was already meant to. Yet, after months of adversity affecting the world as we knew it, here we are today, in this unique reality that has given many of us novel meaning, purpose, and even a different perspective on life for some.

In this global context, your graduation (although evidently less dazzling than initially planned), has taken on equally-striking, new-found significance and value. A cultural rite of passage has become an unprecedented, renewed powerful summon from and for the future. The world needs you and is calling upon you, in one voice – to be brave, resilient, proactive and humane. It is asking you to channel your young spirit, energy, and all you have learned, in order to forge renewed, visionary trails – for your studies, profession, life and humanity.

Yes, life is interspersed with the unexpected, but, at the same time, with great beauty and depth. Although facing the unknown can be a daunting task, I believe you are all very fortunate, as I can think of no better preparation for the journey ahead than the International Baccalaureate Diploma – a programme which has opened your minds, provided you with invaluable tools for any challenge, empowered you to succeed in different circumstances and to create added value in your communities. All you have to do is earnestly search within yourselves and you will assuredly find the belief, strength and skills to lead you forward.

While doing so, let us honour the teachers, coordinators, mentors and school leaders – essential workers who creatively, calmly guided you through this experience, at times tumultuous and uncertain, on your trajectory of academic and personal growth. I know they firmly believe in you, in your hard work so far, and in what you can achieve from now on.

‘Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.’ These inspiring and befitting words of Nelson Mandela ring true now more than ever.

IB Class of 2020, you are ready to step forward. Stand tall, stand fearless!

Anca Macovei Vlăsceanu
Mark Twain IS Founder, Chair & Head of School