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Lon W. McDaniel

In 1967, Mr. McDaniel, an American who was born and raised in North Carolina, traveled to West Germany with the American Army. He moved to Sweden in 1968 and earned a BA in History and Social Anthropology from Stockholm University in 1979. In 1985, he went on to complete his MA in Social Science Education with a History and Psychology major.

He started instructing in Swedish high schools in 1986, and he is still doing so now. He spent 6 years teaching IB in Sweden after being given the job of starting an IB school there in 1999. Then, he was hired to be the head of history at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, where he worked for a total of 4 years.

Following his return to Sweden, he was requested to make a second trip to India, where he spent three years as the principal of the Amity Global School in Delhi before spending a year opening the Wockhardt Global School, an IB school in Aurangabad. He is a history buff.


  • BA in History and Social Anthropology in 1979
  • MA in History and Social Science Education in 1985

Other Credentials: 

IB merits:

  • IBO Workshop for IB History: Held in Riga, Latvia 25 June – 5 July 2002
  • IBO Workshop for IB Psychology: Held in Gijón, Spain 5-7 November 2004
  • IBO Workshop for IB Theory of Knowledge: Held in Mumbai, India 31 March – 1
  • April 2006
  • IBO Workshop for IB Theory of Knowledge (level 2 & 3): Held in Mumbai, India
  • 30-31 January 2009
  • IB Examiner for Paper 2 (History)
  • IB Examiner for Internal Assessment (History)
  • IBO Workshop for Principals of IB Diploma Schools: Held in Singapore 2-4 March
  • 2012

IGCSE merits:

  • Certified by the IGCSE to undertake assessment of History Coursework in
  • accordance with CIE regulations as of April 2006.
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