Head of School’s Bio

Robert C. Pittman BSc, BEd, MSc

Robert C. Pittman has thirty years of professional experience in Canadian and international schools. Having worked as a science teacher, department head, assistant principal and principal at Holy Heart High School in St. John’s, he has provided leadership in many aspects of the educational process. In addition to Canadian curriculum he has received approved administrative training and developed in schools Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate Diploma and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programs.

Recent employment with South Ocean Education in Beijing, China included the development of a blended Sino Canadian program in four Chinese bilingual boarding schools. Mr. Pittman administered the program and provided an understanding of the Canadian curriculum implementation process and its practical application in an international environment.

For six years he was Head of School of the Canadian International School, an accredited kindergarten to grade twelve school in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Pittman has been the Lakecrest Head of School since 2011. During this time the school has continued development of K-9 academic enrichment, through Canadian Accredited Independent Schools and the International Baccalaureate organization.

Other international school accreditations through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) have been successfully achieved. These have included detailed school evaluations and implementation of instructional and curriculum initiatives which have increased student success and academic achievement.

Bob is also past president of the Rotary Club of Tokyo-Hiroo, and a current member of the Rotary Club of St. John’s, NL.