Author Archive for Mark Hardeman

Mark Hardeman is the middle school principal at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Mark is originally from Canada, but moved overseas in 2002 to work in Kuwait and has worked at ACS Abu Dhabi since 2006. He is excited about the opportunities for collaboration in the digital world and is looking forward to some engaging conversations. You can read more of Mark's posts at http://bridgemiddle.blogspot.com

Embedding our graduate profile

Our school recently underwent our accreditation process and reviewed the foundational documents that direct the vision for our school.  As a school, we decided to use the Middle States Association’s, “Excellence by Design” protocol to drive this process and I…

Open Spaces

I am currently in Kathmandu at the NESA leadership conference and having a great time.  NESA (Near East South Asian Schools) was created many years ago to provide professional development for overseas schools in our region and is led by…

Tao of Leadership

The post below is a leadership philosophy that I wrote after reading the Tao of Leadership by John Heider.  The four Tao's listed below outline some traits that I feel are essential to educational leadership. Tao means how: how things happen,…