Press Release for China Maple Leaf Educational Systems – May 10, 2021
Dr. Sherman Jen, Chairman of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, and the Board of Directors are pleased to congratulate Mrs. Jacalyn Kersey on her appointment as Superintendent of China Maple Leaf International Schools, beginning in August 2021.
Mrs. Kersey brings a wealth of education and experience to the position. She has a bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Education in Administration and Leadership from the University of Alberta. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary.
In her 24 years of experience in British Columbia public education, she served as a classroom teacher, vice-principal, and principal in elementary and secondary schools. She created learning programs for students, helped to plan and implement new curriculum at the district level, and served as a member of the BC Principals and Vice Principals Association as an organizer and facilitator of professional development opportunities. She has been a leader in the Network of Innovation and Indigenous Education for over 10 years and regularly presents at national and international conferences on the topics of Positive Inquiry and System Leadership.
Mrs. Kersey joined Maple Leaf as the Assistant Superintendent in 2017 and has had primary roles in curriculum development for the ML World School Program and the leader of the Cognia Continuous Improvement Team. As Superintendent, Mrs. Kersey will continue to lead the development and implementation of the Maple Leaf World School curriculum in ML International schools located in China. The Grade 11 World School curriculum will be implemented in June 2021.
Mrs. Kersey is the proud mother of three children and her husband is a Maple Leaf Principal. Dr. Peter Froese, who has been the Superintendent for the past three years, will be returning home to British Columbia where he will continue to support Maple Leaf in the system inspection of China Maple Leaf International schools and developing policies supporting Maple Leaf Educational Systems and the Maple Leaf World School Program.