GoSchool’s Advisory Board | Home Schooling in Mumbai, India

Advisory Board

Transcending borders, we’ve hand-picked an illustrious team of highly-respected educators and professionals who bring with them a wealth of expertise. As they say, the cream of the crop.

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil is a renowned educationist and a visionary thinker. He is the President of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University and Chairman of Ajeenkya D Y Patil Group.

Besides holding leadership positions in several organisations, he has spoken at the House of Lords, UK and many other esteemed international platforms.

His illustrious list of achievements includes being appointed as Chairman, Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE) by Ministry of Labour, Government of India; and Economic Adviser to the President of Guyana.

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil is the recipient of several prestigious accolades from organisations all over the world. He considers it his life mission to transform people’s lives through leveraging the potential of educational excellence.

Dr Elizabeth Adey

Dr Adey is passionate about education and the opportunities it creates for people and the wider society. She believes education opens doors and facilitates change.

She is the Founder of UniDirect – a renown international university placement agency that operates globally, supporting students in developing their professional pathway, through enabling their continued education. She believes that each student is different and the advice and support her team provides is bespoke to their needs.

Dr Adey has also lectured in higher education at several UK universities on a range of subject areas, worked in student support and participated in a range of forums for the UK government and in the private sector.

Lon McDaniel

Mr Lon McDaniel is a retired American Principal of several international world schools with over 30 years of teaching and school leadership experience, in Europe, Asia, and India. He has been an IB Examiner and is the author of several books.

Mr McDaniel is currently residing in Sweden but is still on the Board of the Indo Global Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Thompson

Mr Michael Thompson is an experienced international school head having served in that capacity in Europe, Africa, India (Pune and Mumbai) and is currently head of the largest international school in Jamaica. He has served as an accreditation leader for CIS, NEASC and WASC for over twenty years and is the author of the book “A guide to establishing and maintaining quality international schools”.

Mr Thompson served on the education sub-committees of the Government of India’s Planning Commission which developed the Government’s 5 Years Plan 2021-2017.

During the recent global pandemic, Mr Thompson led the successful transition of his school from face-to-face to online education and brings a wealth of experience to the Board of Advisors of GoSchool.

Nicola Weaver

Ms Nicola Weaver is currently the Chief Academic Officer for iXperience, an entrepreneurial startup that combines immersive classroom learning, hands-on professional experience, and cultural and personal exploration. Prior to that, she ran a multi-million dollar, multi-year education innovation investment initiative for one of the largest financial services groups in Africa.

Nicola is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education through the University of Glasgow. She has completed the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education programme on Innovation for Economic Development, and holds a Masters degree (Economics) from WITS, an Honours Degree (Economics) from the University of Cape Town, and B.A. (Value & Policy Studies) from the University of Stellenbosch.

Staffan Morner

Mr Staffan Mörner studied at Cambridge University and lives for his work in education. He is passionate about the delivery of good education, not just for the elite – but for all.

He has a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of international education in Sweden, UK and India – with over 25 years as a hands-on educator, school principal, project manager, senior executive, consultant and entrepreneur working with acclaimed education organizations and companies.

Mr Mörner is a renowned expert in online education and climate change – being the author of a book on the subject and sitting on a Climate Change Forum, as well as talking on TV about the subject.

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