Beth Coyle is a master educator who has 25+ years of experience in both elementary and middle school classrooms and as a middle school administrator. She has experience in public and international schools.
Beth has worked as an educational consultant and prior to consulting, Beth was the Middle School Principal at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. During her 14 year tenure, she shifted the student leadership model from a traditional student council to an innovative and inclusive model that provided leadership opportunities for all students. She also led many successful initiatives in the middle school that included moving to standards-based grading and reporting, developing the first 1:1 iPad program in Asia, and creating a maker education program and space.
Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from The University of Minnesota.
Arnoud Hirs has worked in various HR roles for several international companies including Shell, IKEA, and ASH, where he worked as HR officer for several years prior to joining IKEA. Together with the rest of the Human Resources team, he is committed to enabling all ASH staff to perform at an excellent level. Arnoud holds a degree in Human Resources Management from The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Kili Lay is passionate about school improvement through the use of data and regularly participates in international school accreditations to validate a schools’ commitment to its mission, vision, and school standards through CIS and MSA. She is a current member of the ECIS Curriculum and Assessment Committee and works to bring best practices in curriculum development and assessment to international schools.
Kili holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Bucknell University and a Master's degree in International Educational Leadership from Lehigh University.
Originally from the USA, Dr. Lowe has spent 20 years in international education in Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, Japan, and Hong Kong. Immediately before joining American School of The Hague (ASH) he was the school Director at Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) and previous to that he worked at Hong Kong International School (HKIS) as a teacher and administrator.
Dr. Lowe holds a Bachelor's degree in English, a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics - Teaching English as a Second Language, a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
In his 23 years as a principal and 12 years as principal of American School of The Hague (ASH), Tim Messick has focused on fostering a collaborative “we” mentality within staff, students, and parents. With a leadership style described by colleagues as resilient, empathetic, and patient, he helmed the transition from one to two campuses when ASH created a self-contained special education program for high needs students, while still fostering a sense of cohesion and school identity. This new special education program, along with the opening of an Early Childhood Center, means that ASH is now a truly inclusive school.
Under his leadership, the elementary school has experienced an increase in standardized testing across all curricula, with MAP data showing elementary students performing above U.S. and international standards. Tim has taken the lead in rolling out a special fourth-grade leadership curriculum, which he instructs, providing individualized mentorship to students, resulting in positive feedback from students, teachers, and parents.
Promoting teacher swap programs, regular peer visitations to the classroom and instilling a collaborate spirit within the division, he helps grow empathy and a strong culture of professional development among instructors. During the summer, he serves as an adjunct professor with Trenton College as part of their summer abroad program for post-graduate students.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University, a Master of Education from the University of Oregon-Eugene, a Certificate of Advanced International School Leadership from Principals’ Training Center, and an Educational Leadership Certificate from The College of New Jersey.
Prior to joining ASH in May 2002, Dutch native Ton Ravensbergen held several international finance positions with the Royal Dutch Airline, KLM. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer for an international airline component manufacturing and maintenance company for three years. Ton holds a degree in Economics from the University of The Hague.
Joanne Reykdal has been an educator for 38 years with international experience as a High School chemistry and maths teacher at Jakarta International School, Singapore American School, and Cairo American College where she was also the IB Coordinator.
She entered her administrative career as a High School Principal at American School of Kuwait for 3 years followed by a K-12 Principalship at American Overseas School of Rome for 4 years. Her most recent administrative position was at American School of Madrid where she was a Middle/High School Principal for 7 years, and as enrollment increased, a High School Principal for 6 years.
In all of these positions, Ms. Reykdal has sought to focus on developing curricular and co-curricular programs to ensure that students can achieve their goals and become educated world citizens. Ms. Reykdal looks forward to working with the ASH community again this year to make this academic year a positive educational experience for all ASH High School students and their parents.
Franne's career spans education, research, and sustainable development. She brings a track record in operational leadership and institutional advancement, including strategic communications, marketing, public & press relations, donor engagement, resource development, ethical & legal compliance, human resources, supply chain, and financial management. Before joining ASH from Beijing, Franne was part of a Johns Hopkins University faculty team conducting public health research in rural Zimbabwe. She has also developed sustainable growth programs for NGOs, government and multilateral organizations in the USA, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Franne holds a Master's degree in Linguistics and post-graduate certificates in Business Leadership from Cornell University and in International Marketing from American University in Cairo. Franne is a certified K-12 educational media specialist and National Geographic educator.
University preparatory program for ages 3-18. Fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.