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BASIS Independent McLean Appoints Veteran Educator and Exeter Administrator as New Head of School
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BASIS Independent McLean Appoints Veteran Educator and Exeter Administrator as New Head of School


BASIS Independent McLean, a private preschool through 12th grade school that is a part of the nationally-ranked, world-acclaimed BASIS Curriculum network, has announced the appointment of Ron Kim as Head of School. The new head of school will greet prospective families and the school community at an information session on Sat., Jan. 20, 2018. For information on the information session, interested families can visit http://info.basisindependent.com/general-info-session-january-20.

Prior to the new role, Kim served as BASIS Independent McLean’s associate head of school and interim head of school. Before joining BASIS Independent McLean, Kim worked at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, where he had a dynamic career in a variety of teaching and administrative roles for more than two decades, most recently serving as Exeter’s assistant principal.

“We know that Mr. Kim’s years of experience in all facets of running a world-class independent school will be an asset to our school community,” said Dr. Ian Block, CEO of BASIS Independent Schools. “Mr. Kim is a born educator and a strong administrator who possesses a skillful and consensus-building management style. He is focused on delivering to our students and our families precisely what they want, and what they’re here to gain—a world-class education."

Upon accepting the head of school role, Kim said, “It is inspiring to be at BASIS Independent McLean. In my time here, I’ve observed such joy in our students as they explore, engage, and learn every day. I see dedicated teachers guiding our students to discover new concepts and achieve what may have seemed beyond their grasp. I perceive a universal seriousness of academic purpose and also laughter during class, smiles throughout the day, and camaraderie within and across grade levels. BASIS Independent McLean is a wonderful place."

Kim noted that he believes in the mission of BASIS Independent Schools, which is to raise the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. “I am dedicated to delivering on that mission for our McLean community,” he said. “I am committed to ensuring that our students are prepared to succeed in any endeavor they choose."

BASIS Independent McLean opened in 2016 and serves students in preschool through 12th grade. It delivers the BASIS Curriculum, like some of the best schools in the country, each of them a part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools network, which was founded in 1998.

BASIS Independent McLean is welcoming prospective families to meet Ron Kim, as well as staff and teachers, at the school’s information session on Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., on campus at 8000 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Va. Anyone interested in reserving a seat can visit http://info.basisindependent.com/general-info-session-january-20.

About BASIS Independent McLean - A BASIS Curriculum School
BASIS Independent McLean is a part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools network, which is among the best in the world, serving students from preschool through grade 12. The high-achieving BASIS Curriculum was founded in 1998 and educates students at the highest international levels, preparing them to be participants, not spectators, in the 21st-century global workforce of commerce and innovation. The network currently includes thirty-one schools: five BASIS Independent Schools in California, New York, and Virginia; 24 public charter schools managed by BASIS.ed in Arizona, Texas, and Washington, D.C.; and two international schools managed by BASIS Global in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, China. BASIS Independent McLean is located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Virginia. For more information, please visit http://mclean.basisindependent.comFacebook, Twitter@BASISIndMcLean, or the BASIS Independent Schools YouTube channel.



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