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The Village School declares Bill Delbrugge as new head of school

Jessica Yang

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HOUSTON, TX — Houston-based premier private day and boarding school, The Village School recently declared Bill Delbrugge as their new principal. Equipped with more than thirty years of experience in education, Delbrugge joined The Village School while also bringing along over ten years of hands-on experience as headmaster at schools in Egypt and Dubai.

Upon Delbrugge’s new position, Ann McPhee, regional managing director at Nord Anglia Education said, "We look forward to Bill serving as the new Head of The Village School. Bill's education philosophy is closely aligned with ours and is founded on developing a successful educational environment strengthened by strong school community spirit.”

McPhee also added, “He believes in close collaboration between parents and students as well as motivating students to improve their learning so they can become positive role models in their local communities and society."

Prior to joining The Village School, Delbrugge was the founding headmaster at the Dunecrest American School in Dubai. At Dunecrest, he cultivated a culture of educational excellence where students were known as positive as well as active community members. Moreover, before Dunecrest, Delbrugge was the headmaster at The American International School in Egypt, and superintendent of Flagler County Public Schools in Palm Coast in Florida.

While serving as the headmaster at The American International School in Egypt, Delbrugge's team helped expanding the school's student enrollment from 1,100 students to currently over 3,500 students, located across two campuses. He also led the teachers and students to achieve a hundred percent pass rate with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program four years in a row.

Started his journey as a teacher in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Delbrugge's career has included his position as the director of research and reporting at the Georgia Department of Education and the president of the Mediterranean Association of International Schools. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in music education from the University of Tennessee and his Masters of Science in educational leadership from Trevecca University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Delbrugge claimed that he is extremely proud and honored to be joining The Village School as the new head of school. For him, the history, community and mission of The Village School is second to none, and the school's mission matches his own personal philosophy as an educator. Delbrugge also stated that he is impressed with the international community that is committed to developing inquisitive lifelong learners with a global perspective. He added that this outlook is even more important now as they prepare their students to lead in an ever-changing world.

Further information and details about The Village School, a Nord Anglia Education School are available at http://thevillageschool.com.

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