Michael (Mick) Purcell is the new Head of School at KC High. Mick comes from the United States where he received his Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering Physics from West Virginia Wesleyan University and his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a mathematics teacher for more than 25 years but he has also taught physics, general science, history, theory of knowledge, computer science, and technical writing.
Mick is an innovator and leader in international education who is certified by the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Physics, Mathematics, History, Pedagogical Leadership, and Governance. He is also an IB Consultant, a Workshop Leader and a School Visit Team Leader. He has presented at expert conferences on a range of topics, including educational technology, social media, academic honesty and health and safety in schools. Prior to working at KC High, Mick was the founder Head of School at Edubridge International School in Mumbai, and before that he worked at NIST in Thailand and the Mahindra United World College in Pune. He loves to hike and climb mountains, read books and spend time with his wife and three children.