Head of School’s Welcome

Meet our Head of School

Dr. Steve Desroches, a Canadian citizen, holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on Teacher Turnover in American-Accredited Schools. He is an experienced international school leader with more than 14 years of senior leadership. His background as an international educator commenced over 25 years ago spanning 4 continents, having served in many roles, in particular as Principal, Deputy Superintendent, Head of School, and Accreditation Lead Evaluator, giving him a deep understanding of all levels of education. These assignments allowed him to acquire the experience and skills to successfully lead dynamic world-class accredited institutions. He possesses a strong track record of improving student learning, deeply and constantly engaging stakeholders, and aligning resources to achieve desired outcomes.

He brings in-depth knowledge and deep commitment to the IB Continuum, with extensive leadership experience in IB World School, including Stamford American International School in Singapore, which is the third largest IB continuum school in the World. Furthermore, for the school year of 2023/2024 and prior to coming to EARJ, Dr. Desroches served as Interim Head of School at the Üsküdar American Academy in Turkey, an IB prep school with outstanding excellency credentials.

Dr. Desroches is committed to collaborating closely with our internationally-minded educators, talented staff, students, and parents to continue upholding the values and traditions that have made EARJ a truly exceptional place.