重要宣布!Steven DiMattei博士将于新学年出任朝阳凯文国际校长 Important Announcement

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五年,一个里程碑。学生,从零到近千。

三年,一个战略。学校,逆势增长。


疫情下的三年,机会与挑战并存。执行校长徐涛带领着团队完成了第一个三年的战略发展规划后,也积极开启了新一轮的三年发展规划!领导团队的稳定和过渡促进实现学校发展目标,每一位优秀的继任管理者也肩负着新的使命和期待。22-23学年,Andrew Leale先生将在印度哈罗公学开启新的国际教育之旅。我们在感恩Leale先生为学校发展做出卓越的贡献的同时,也荣幸地宣布自 2022年8月起,Dr. Steven DiMattei 博士将成为朝阳凯文的新任国际校长。


Steven博士是一位热爱语言学习、对国际教育充满热忱的教育者。他在教育行业已深耕 25 年,其中更是在中国工作 9 年之久。他对于国际教育有着深刻的见解,尤其了解中国家庭对于国际教育的追求和期待。他丰富的教育教学经验和稳定的职业经历,让凯文社区充满期待。


Steven博士早年曾在多所顶尖美国大学担任过客座教授,在美国藤校康奈尔大学暑期预备项目中担任ESL讲师,教授中国学生英语课程。Steven博士在法国索邦大学获得人文科学博士学位,用法语完成博士论文,这使得他对第二语言的学习有着极强的个人体验和同理心。在Steven博士的中国国际教育生涯中,无论是他现在就任的北京四中佳莲校区的国际部校长,还是就职于南京外国语学校的分支雨花台国际部,亦或者上海美高,他在任的主要战略任务都聚焦于国际教师的优质教学,全方位提升学生的英语学习,支持中国家长认知国际教育,助力学生实现名校的梦想。


Steven博士的加入将给朝阳凯文带来了哪些精彩改变,他的经验又将如何帮助学生和家长?下面我们将透过Steven博士的专访,向您立体地呈现这位新任国际校长。



深得中国家长心的国际校长

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在中国的这9年里,Steven博士带领着团队扎实地帮助学生成长,亲力亲为地助力众多中国学子进入世界一流的大学:他曾带领南京雨花台国际高中第一届18位毕业生100%获得美国排名前40的大学录取,也曾在一年的时间内帮助成都协同国际学校学生从美国国家英语3级水平提升到7级;他更是在上海闵行汇点美高国际学校担任学术校长时,将学校的平均学分绩点(GPA)由2.5提高到3.3……

“国际教育之所以一直受到大家的关注,除了让孩子进入一所好大学的学术目标之外,国际教育本身也有很多优点”,即将加入朝阳凯文的Steven博士开门见山说道,“国际教育不仅可以通过对话、小组合作、课堂讨论来让学生学会学习,也强调培养学生对于学习、欣赏知识的热情,让学生发现自我、独立创造,从而获得真实的成长,并对社会做出贡献。这是国际教育的迷人之处。”


“当然,优质的国际教育需要专业的教师来落地。我会通过带领外教教师举行研讨会,讨论教学法和需要帮助的学生,一起为学生制定课程计划和18周作业计划等,确保教师团队的专业度。”Steven 博士补充道。


Steven博士每到一处,像施展魔术一般给学生带来“奇迹“ 。我们也相信,成绩提升的背后,是Steven 博士踏实的努力,也是他践行每个中国家长的殷切期待和嘱托。

“我努力为升学成绩锦上添花”

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此次加入朝阳凯文,Steven博士坦言:“我在美国大学工作了15年,深知美国大学的录取要求以及招生官更看重学生的哪些特质,知悉打开名校校门的秘钥。”


Steven博士这份独到的洞察将会助力凯文学子开启名校之旅:“秘钥的关键在于人文课程,以及学生通过人文学科获得的技能,比如敏锐的文本分析技能、写作能力和批判性思维等。过去,我启动了一系列不同的项目和课程,比如辩论、英语口语和交流类的课程,帮助我们的学生快速进步,让学生建立自信和沟通技巧……过往卓越的升学成绩也印证了这一点。我能够取得如此好的大学升学成绩的秘诀之一,就是在大学指导和申请过程中保持积极态度,从创建专业且富有实力的的学校简介(招生官了解一所高中的文件),到帮助学生规划学术和课外活动目标,再到写推荐信支持学生,甚至与美国招生官会面和交谈,这些方法都可以支持我的学生进行申请”。


“同时,帮助学生树立信心、鼓励学生修读学校开设的高阶科目也特别重要。” Steven博士补充道。随着Steven博士的分享,我们会发现他为学生成长所做的点滴努力和细水长流,如综合利用多种资源如Achieve3000(一个综合的目标阅读系统,可以帮助学生快速提高阅读理解和分析能力,类似凯文目前使用的Renaissance阅读系统)、AP Classroom和Coursera等在线学习平台来帮助学生提高成绩、树立信心。


Steven博士的热忱和专业让他在国际教育领域享有盛名。过往的成绩见证了Steven博士的成长,他也希望将自己积攒的经验,为即将加入的朝阳凯文添砖加瓦。


“我了解到朝阳凯文2021-2022年的录取成绩非常亮眼。建校5年的时间,学校累计64名毕业生获取646万奖学金,刷榜世界名校。所以我对于加入朝阳凯文非常期待。相信我过往在学术和升学的经验,可以助力朝阳凯文的大学升学指导,为学生的成绩锦上添花”,Steven博士分享道。

“我的办公室大门会永远敞开”

CKWA



学生、教师和家长,构成了一所学校的主体,也承载了一所学校的发展核心。只有三位一体式的参与,才能让教育理念真正落地,才能让成长真正发生。


Steven博士意识到这一点,深知作为国际校长执行跨文化沟通的重要性,也知悉加强三方协作的秘诀所在。“我始终认为,持续的沟通是解决问题的关键”,Steven博士认为,“在我过去的工作经验中,我们需要邀请所有人参与到教育的过程中。这是一个长期的过程,对于沟通的三方,我会通过不同的方式进行,以此为孩子的成长提供更多的可能性。举例来说,


  • 家校沟通方面:除了定期与家长分享学生的学习成绩、与家长见面、召开座谈会、发布简报之外,我鼓励家长通过power school(学生管理系统)与各学科老师保持沟通,通过和家长分享学生的学习情况和目标,让家长和学校保持密切沟通与及时反馈,关注学生过程中的成长。

  • 员工管理方面:我会努力确保员工了解并认同学校的使命和目标,在愿景上达成一致,和学校朝着一个方向前进。在此基础上,努力倾听老师的心声,讨论他们遇到的问题或挑战,加强老师们的社区意识,并通过每周的研讨会议,引领老师进行教学评估和课程规划,让每一节课都为学生成长赋能。

  • 学生管理方面:我会为学生建立个人的学习档案,记录学生可视化的成长过程。我会鼓励学生与我随时进行交流,帮助他们制定长期和短期的学术目标,比如 GPA目标、关注薄弱领域、课程选择、托福/SAT备考,暑期计划和课外活动等,锻炼学生的个人能力和成熟思考,助力他们的大学申请……希望我点滴的努力激励着孩子的成长。

我的办公室大门会永远敞开,我希望我可以助大家一臂之力来解决社区成员面临的任何担忧或问题“,Steven博士分享道。

“朝阳凯文对

全人教育的真正落实,吸引着我”

CKWA

Steven博士坦言,加入一所新的学校,需要极大的勇气。朝阳凯文最触动他的地方,是朝阳凯文对“全人教育“真正的关注和落实


“在和徐校长的沟通中,我了解到朝阳凯文专业的管理团队和架构、专注的教师团队、一流的校园硬件设施以及先进的教育资源,但是更让我感到欣喜的是这所学校对于“全人教育”的真正关注和落实。在这里,我发现艺术、运动、科创借着真实的校园设施和细致的课程安排落实,引导着学生找到内心真正的热爱和适合自身发展的路径,让学生成为一个完整的人。这也正和我的理念不谋而合”,Steven博士分享道。


Steven博士的加入,将会再次提振朝阳凯文的涵盖戏剧教育、跨学科英语学习、英语大阅读在内的英语教育,同时,亦会稳妥铺就高中六大升学路径,让朝阳凯文学子和世界名校之间的距离会更近、实现最初的梦想!


徐涛校长和Steven博士将于6月2日通过我校在视频号直播见面。欢迎各位家长扫描海报二维码预约。让我们对话校长,聊聊好教育的样子。



校外家长欲了解朝阳凯文新学年的发展变化,对话中西校长,探索国际课程的细节,欢迎报名6月朝阳凯文中学和小学专场校长面对面活动,解码赢在未来的国际教育。(报名成功后,招生老师将会根据疫情情况,和您分享具体的活动形式)。




Five years, a milestone. Students, grow from zero to nearly a thousand.


Three years, a strategy. The school moves ahead against the wind.

 

After leading the team to fulfil the strategic goals of the first three years, Christine Xu, the executive principal, has solemnly pledged to launch the new three-year strategic goals! The stability and smooth transition of the leadership team is a priority in the school wide goals, and every outstanding successor shoulder new mission and expectation. In the academic year 2022-23, Mr. Andrew Leale will embark on the next stage of his journey in international education as Headmaster at Harrow School in India. While we highly appreciate Mr. Leale’s excellent contribution to the development of the school, we are honoured to announce that Dr. Steven DiMattei will become the new international principal of CKWA starting from August, 2022.


Dr. DiMattei is both an outstanding linguist and a passionate educator in the field of international education. Having worked in education for over 25 years and in China for nine years, he has a deep understanding of international education and in particular how to support and meet the expectations of Chinese families in their international education pursuits. His rich educational and teaching experience and strong career path brings high expectation for the Kaiwen community:

 

In his early career, Dr. DiMattei was a visiting assistant professor at several leading US universities, including Cornell University where he also taught visiting Chinese students in the Cornell College Preparatory Summer Program as an ESL lecturer, teaching academic writing skills to international students. Dr. DiMattei obtained his doctorate degree in the Humanities at the Sorbonne in France and completed his doctorate thesis in French. As a result, he has strong personal experience and empathy towards students studying a second language. More recently, Dr. DiMattei has fulfilled Principal roles at both Beijing No. 4 Jialian International campus, where he currently works, Nanjing Yuhuatai International High School, and Minhang-Crosspoint High School Shanghai. His strategic mission throughout has been focused on achieving the highest quality of teaching and academic standards through his leadership of the international teachers, holistic learning strategies that support students’ English learning, supporting parents’ understanding of international education, and boosting the success of university guidance counselling and admission results.


With Dr. Steven joining CKWA, what fantastic changes will happen to the school? And how will he use his experience to help students and parents? Let us present to you the new international principal in a three-dimensional way through our exclusive interview with Dr. Steven.

 

International Principal 

who have won the heart of Chinese parents


In the past nine years in China, Dr. Steven led his team to help students grow step by step and personally helped many Chinese students enter world-class universities. He once led all 18 graduating students in the American Crosspoint program at Nanjing Yuhuatai International High School into top 40 universities in the United States. In Concordia International School Chengdu, he managed to bring students from a common core English Grade Level of 3 to Common Core Grade Level 7 within one year.


In the Minhang-Crosspoint high school in Shanghai, as the academic principal, he raised the school’s average GPA from 2.55 to 3.3.


“In addition to the academic goal of getting children into a good university, international education itself has many advantages,” Dr. Steven came straight to the point, who is about to join Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy, “International education can not only let students learn through dialogue, group cooperation and classroom discussion, but also emphasize the cultivation of students’ passion for learning and appreciation of knowledge. In this way, students can discover themselves, remain independent and creative, achieve real growth and contribute to society. This is the charm of international education.”


“Of course, high-quality international education cannot be separated with professional teachers. I will ensure the professionalism of the teacher team by leading foreign teachers to hold seminars, discussing teaching methodologies and students in need, and working together to formulate curriculum plans and 18-week homework plans for students.” Dr Steven added.

Wherever Dr. Steven goes, he brings “miracles” to students like performing magic. We also believe that behind the dazzling achievements and growth of students is Dr. Steven’s practical efforts in meeting the earnest expectation and trust of every Chinese parent.

 

“I try hard to add icing on the cake 

in terms of university application.”

 

Dr. Steven said frankly, “I have worked in American universities for 15 years. I am well aware of the admission requirements of American universities and the characteristics of students that admissions officers pay more attention to. I know the key to opening the door of famous universities.”


Dr. Steven’s unique insight will help Kaiwen students embark on a journey to a famous school: “The key lies in the humanities curriculum and the skills that students acquire through humanities, such as sharp textual analysis skills, writing skills and critical thinking. In the past, I initiated a slew of different projects and courses, such as mandatory debate, oral English and communication courses, to help our students make rapid progress and build their confidence and communication skills… This is also proved by the excellent university admission results in the past.”


“One of the ways I was able to achieve such good university admission results was to become much more active in the college guidance and application process, from creating a professional and strong School Profile (a document which admission officers rely on to know more about a high school), advising students about academic and extracurricular goals, writing letters in support of students, and even meeting and talking to American admissions officers to support my students applications”.


At the same time, “it is also particularly important to help students build confidence and encourage students to take higher-level subjects offered by the school.” Dr Steven added. With Dr. Steven’s sharing, we will find that he has made little efforts and long-term progress for the growth of students, such as the comprehensive utilization of various resources, such as Achieve3000 (an integrated targeted reading program that rapidly increased reading comprehension & analysis, similar to Renaissance used by CKWA), AP classroom, Coursera and other online learning platforms to help students improve their grades and build confidence.

 

Dr. Steven’s enthusiasm and professionalism is well known in the field of international education. Past achievements have witnessed the growth of Dr. Steven. He hopes to use his accumulated experience to contribute to the Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy in the near future.

“I know that the university admission results of Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy in the year 2021-22 are very eye-catching. Less than five years since its establishment, 64 students graduated from CKWA, winning a total of 6.46 million scholarships, and getting enrolled into world’s top universities. Therefore, I am very looking forward to joining Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy. I believe my past academic and UGC experience can help with the university guidance and counselling team and add icing on the cake,” shared Dr. Steven.


“My office door will always keep open.”

 

Students, teachers, and parents constitute the main body of a school. They also form the core of a school’s development. Only with all three parties involved can the educational philosophy be truly implemented, and the growth truly take place.


Dr. Steven is deeply aware of this. He also knows the importance of cross-cultural communication and the secret of strengthening three-party cooperation as an international principal. “I always believe that continuous communication is the key to problem solving,” Dr. Steven said. “In my past work experience, we need to invite everyone to participate in the process of education. This is a long-term process. For the three parties of communication, I will carry out it in different ways to provide more possibilities for children’s growth. For example,

 

  • Home-School Communication: in addition to regularly sharing students’ academic achievements with parents, meeting with parents, holding symposiums and issuing newsletters, I encourage parents to maintain communication with teachers of various disciplines through Power school (student information system), and share students’ learning and objectives with parents, so that parents and schools can maintain close communication, pay attention to students’ growth in the process.

 

  • Employee Management: I will strive to ensure that employees understand and agree with the mission and objectives of the school. Reaching a consensus on the vision means that all people can move in the same direction with the school. On this basis, I try to listen to the voice of teachers, discuss their problems or challenges, strengthen teachers’ community awareness, and lead teachers to conduct teaching evaluation and curriculum planning through weekly faculty meetings, so that children can be empowered to make growth through every class.

 

  • Student management: I will establish personal learning files for students and record their visualized growth process of students. I will encourage students to communicate with me at any time and help them set long-term and short-term academic goals, such as GPA goals, weak areas to focus on, course selection, TOEFL / SAT preparation, summer plan and extracurricular activities, to hone students’ interpersonal and thinking skills, and help them with university application… I hope my persistent efforts will inspire children’s growth.

 

My office door will always be open. I hope I can help you solve any concerns or problems faced by community members, ” Dr. Steven shared.

 

 

“CKWA’s true practice of holistic education attracts me”

 

Dr Steven admitted that it took great courage to join a new school. What touches him the most is CKWA’s real care for and emphasis on holistic education by Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy.


“In the communication with Principal Xu, I learned about CKWA’s professional leadership team and structure, dedicated teacher team, first-class hardware facilities and advanced educational resources. But what makes me more excited is the school’s real care for and emphasis on holistic education. Here, I found that art, sports, and stem, through the tangible campus facilities and detailed curriculum arrangement, guide students to find their true love and a path suitable for their own development, to make students become a complete person. This philosophy coincides with mine.


Dr. Steven’s joining will once again boost CKWA’s English education, including drama education, across-curriculum English learning and comprehensive reading. At the same time, he will contribute to the development of CKWA’s six pathways to universities, so that CKWA students will be closer to top universities and realize their dream one day!

 

The meeting between school parents and Dr. Steven will be held online in the near future. For details, please pay attention to later communication from the school.

 

If parents outside the school want to know about the development and changes of Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy in the new academic year, have a dialogue with Chinese and international principals, and explore the details of international curriculum, you are welcome to sign up for the face-to-face talk with principals in June to understand the future-oriented international education.



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