21st Century Educator who Improves Schools and Enables Students to reach their Unique Potential

Technology Expert
Administrators and teachers need to be fluent in today's technologies. Duff's strength lies in abundant knowledge of the latest technology, and his ability to use technology to enhance student learning and helping staff understand the nuances of these new ways of teaching.
Global Educator
Professional educator for 14 years, 12 being International. Have worked in Canada, USA, Kuwait, China, and Argentina. Most recently Head of Grade at UWCSEA and Director at Duke University TIP.
Learning Never Stops
Time are changing and 'Best Practice' today is different than it was yesterday. Duff is continually seeking professional development opportunities to stay ahead of the curve.
Instructional Leader
Administrators primary function is to be the Instructional Leader of the Institution. Duff relies on his experience as a classroom teacher to help his staff improve their practice and enhance student learning through coaching, consulting, and collaborating.


Leadership requires vision. Administrators should have a personal vision and forge a shared vision with their faculty. Duff looks forward to building that vision with his new staff.
Instructional Leader & Coach

Instructional Leader & Coach

Education is about teaching and learning. With over 13 years of time in the classroom, Duff is prepared to help teachers improve their craft and enhance student learning through coaching, consulting, and collaborating.


The ability to motivate is a key facet for all administrators. Duff has proven time and again he has the personality and tools to motivate a staff and get buy-in for a shared vision.


Organization is one of Duff's strengths; a well managed school allows teachers to focus on what is important - their teaching.

Fully Licensed Principal with a Proven Track Record

Over 14 years of educational experience, 12 Internationally, and a track record of improving student academic performance - Isn't that what it's all about? Student Learning.

I have been blessed to have been involved with the following Instiutions:

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Johns Hopkins CTY

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide.
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United World College

K–12 school, with two campuses and nearly 5,390 students, UWCSEA is now recognised as one of the leading international schools in the world.
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International School of Beijing

Int’l School of Beijing

A world leader in international education, ISB, in partnership with parents, educate and inspire students to reach their unique potential.
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Duke TIP

Duke TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a global leader in identifying academically gifted students and providing innovative programming.
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How was Duff rated as Site-Director while at Duke TIP this past year?

  • What were the greatest strengths of Duff as Director?

    "The philosophical and reflective way in which he communicated values and ideas to staff and students was refreshing and effective - helping to build a positive learning community. Also, the combination of his laid back, flexible attitude combined with a strong sense of responsibility made working for him a pleasure."
  • How did Duff deal with his Staff?

    "Duff cultivated good staff relations through his positive demeanor and willingness to listen. He worked well under pressure, worked hard to get things done, and was always there when you needed him. Knows how to delegate work to his staff. What I appreciated most was how he would recognize when someone was putting a big effort in - we felt appreciated as a staff and that helped lead to high staff morale."
  • How did Duff set the tone with staff and students?

    "Duff's greatest strength was his motivational speaking. It was clear that he put a lot of thought and heart into his speeches, and it was very evident that he did care personally about the students and staff." "Duff clearly sets high expectations for his staff and students - he is organized and succinct with his thoughts and ideas. It was a pleasure working for him."


  • ...appreciate the leadership that Duff brings to our school. He has dynamic ideas and has earned the respect of his colleagues. He is eager to learn and improve.

    Dale Cox, ISB Principal
  • For the past sixteen years I have hired, worked with, and observed many educators. Duff did an outstanding job and I would invite Duff back to CTY without hesitation. He was fair and lacked bias when he dealt with student discipline and consequently, he was respected, liked, and 'Looked up to' by the students.
    Art Kramer, CTY Director
  • Mr. Douglas is a very valued member of the ISB faculty, not only for his professionalism and contributions to the school, but also for his warm, friendly, and caring personality. We commend him as an educator with much to offer to any school and we wish him all the best for the future.
    Stella Valentino, ISB Parent
  • In his time here at Lincoln Mr. Douglas has made a number of contributions. He initiated and led the MAP Task Force/Data Team, started the Global Issues Network (GIN) at our school and also led and completely revamped the Mentoring program at our school.
    Jeff Voracek, Lincoln Principal