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Shawn Lohse

Shawn Lohse

Principal

Inter-American School

Guatemala area

● Driven and innovative agent-of-change, with a record of developing successful research projects that lead to data-driven change in both education and microfinance programs. ● Life-long learner, exhibited through fostering the same spirit in grade school students as well as marginalized populations through The Darkroom Proje...

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Inter-American School

Principal

● Provide daily leadership and supervision for students and staff members.
● Lead standards committee and was a member of the steering committee for joint Advanc-Ed/ACSI accreditation.
● Aligned curriculum to the common core standards for all grade levels and subject areas, as well as curriculum maps.
● Created a Master Schedule for elementary and secondary levels to guarantee maximum instruction time for students.
● Introduced and organized the history fair (NHD) and the science fair in the 2013-2014 school year,
and led collaboration with other schools and Universidad Francisco Marroquin for the 2014- 2015
regional fair, and became the Central American Coordinator for National History Day in 2015.
● Lead staff development workshops in the areas of classroom management, strategies for best practice in instruction, and formative assessment.
● Coordinated the transition to standards-based grading for grades pre-kindergarten through fifth
grade.
● Amended the student/teacher/parent handbook to update policies and practices.
● Developed school policies for common grading, standards-based grading, acceptable use policy for technology, and hiring and retaining highly qualified staff.
● Headed the committees for human resources, annual budget, student support, curriculum, academic evaluation, and instruction.

The Darkroom Project

Co-founder

The Darkroom Project is an organization that gives a voice and platform to vulnerable populations empowering them to tell their story. By providing cameras and teaching others how to document their lives through photography, The Darkroom Project educates, inspires, and raises funds to offer educational opportunities to struggling populations.

www.thedarkroomproject.org