Mr. John - Contributing to a Creative Environment

Meet Mr. John, ECC Teacher since 2011. After qualifying with a Bachelor's in teacher certification in Michigan, and a Master's degree in Texas, Mr. John’s first teaching job was at the University of Texas in Arlington. Once he moved to the Netherlands, he first started at ASH as a substitute teacher, moving on to spend four years as a teaching assistant and then a further five years in Kindergarten. Now onto his current role as a TK teacher.

“I originally moved to the Netherlands from the U.S with the intention of staying a year. That was a long time ago!” 

What does the #ASHexperience mean to you? 
My experience has given me a new appreciation of the phrase, "Just say maybe."  I've enjoyed living in Europe so much, and I know it has a lot to do with the rewarding and meaningful work I am doing. The ASH community fosters a positive, creative, and professional environment - these are important to me.

If you could give our students at ASH one piece of advice what would it be?
Take care of yourself, your family, and your friends.

We have a diverse community of students, staff, and families from around the world. Each member of our community brings their own background and story that enrich the ASH experience.


We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement. 


We are determined to create a school where everyone is confident and able to take control of their own learning, and the world is our classroom.