Leadership Team

Samantha Hearn, Secondary School Principal

Samantha Hearn, Secondary School Principal

Samantha Hearn has twenty years of experience in education, throughout which she has supported students, families, and staff. She is passionate about nurturing young people during their educational journey and believes that by establishing accessible networks of support, we encourage them to reach their full potential. As a committed advocate of student leadership, Samantha believes it is vital to provide young people with opportunities to express their views and positively influence their communities.

samantha.hearn(at)metropolitanschool.com

Mandy Watson, Vice Principal, Teaching & Learning

Mandy Watson, Vice Principal, Teaching & Learning

Amanda Watson has over 20 years of experience in international schools including IB World schools in Europe and Vietnam. She is passionate about all aspects of teaching and learning having previously held the lead positions of Head of Science, Curriculum Coordinator and Teaching & Learning Coordinator. Amanda shares her enthusiasm with our dedicated team of Secondary teachers and supports all BMS stakeholders in learning more about our program content and delivery. Aligned with her teaching and learning expertise, Amanda actively seeks to provide opportunities for students and teachers to learn more about neuroscience and how the brain learns.

amanda.watson(at)metropolitanschool.com

Alexander Erk, Academic Dean

Alexander Erk, Academic Dean

Alexander Erk assists in the development, alignment and implementation of our Secondary School curriculum programs, bringing with him over 17 years experience in education. Passionate about bilingual learning, Alex has worked extensively with the IBDP and German Abitur. With former roles as deputy director and principal in international schools, Alex brings his expertise and experience to BMS through his role as Academic Dean

alexander.erk(at)metropolitanschool.com