Head of School Bio

Patrick Boekhoud is from Chatham, Ontario, Canada, and has worked abroad extensively as an educator.  During his career, Patrick taught Social Studies, Spanish and English in Middle and High School before becoming an IB DP Coordinator and then MYP and DP Principal.  Patrick has dedicated his career to International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools as their philosophy and vision for education aligns perfectly with his own.

Patrick attended York University in Toronto, Canada where he received an Honours BA in History with a minor in Spanish and completed his teacher training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, followed by his Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Management at Royal Roads University. 

Patrick has lived and taught abroad in many countries throughout Asia, South America, Europe, and Australasia. What drew Patrick to Lakecrest was the school’s focus on international mindedness, and the wonderful and supportive environment the school creates for its students and staff.