I'm Dr. Dave Baniszewski, serving this year as the new head of school for ICSU. I have served in US private, Christian schools and international schools for 41 years as a teacher, coach, secondary principal, and head of school. Before coming to ICSU, I served for two years as head of school for Prishtina High School in Kosovo, and previous to that, I served as high school principal at Yongsan International School of Seoul for five years. I have been a part of the NICS network of schools for the past seven years.
It is a joy to teach internationally and a special call that the Lord bestows upon those who are willing to go. I thoroughly enjoyed serving at Christian schools in the states, but in these past seven years I have found that there is something special about international Christian education that makes it uniquely challenging and rewarding. The diversity of country, environment, culture, and community opens avenues of education and relationship that create a richer and fuller life experience for both students and educators. I look forward to both developing and enjoying that here at ICSU.
On the personal side of life, I live here in Uijeongbu with my wife, Heidi, and we have two adult children and one grandson in the states. Our family covers a good deal of the globe with us in Korea, our son in Seattle, and our daughter and grandson in Baltimore. We look forward to many fruitful, productive, and rewarding years here in Uijeongbu.