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Head of School, Colegio Pedro De Valdivia, Agustinas
Diego was born in Colombia and lived in the United States for thirty years from the age of two. He has dedicated more than twenty-two years to education, as an English and social studies teacher, dean of students, head of preschool, head of primary and high school and as head of school at various international schools in several countries. He studied International Business and English Literature, and then completed a master’s degree in Education. Fluent in English and Spanish, he is committed to making schools places that contribute to the development of ethical global citizens with the character and competence to make better decisions, to be socially sensitive and to commit and work towards leading and serving others. As a school teaching & learning leader he has inspired teams to work toward the school’s purpose and direction in the best interests of all students.
Diego has successfully led AdvancED (COGNIA), IB Diploma, Cambridge CAIE, ISO 9001, and EFQM certification processes in five international schools, giving him valuable insight into continuous improvement and whole school quality initiatives in curriculum, teaching and learning, evaluation and administration needed to meet rigorous international school standards. He believes all children and students can learn and develop in a safe and active environment where their unique talents can be recognised and encouraged.
Diego is happily married and has a son who is currently studying at university. He enjoys reading, travelling, hiking and spending time with his family.
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