Jason McBride joins UWC Thailand after having previously been with schools in Canada, Mexico, England and the UAE. Having spent 14 years in the UAE, he was involved in the founding or significant expansion of three schools, in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
It was during this time that he first started working with the IB curriculum; first with the Diploma Programme only, and then later a 2000+ student IB continuum programme.
After his time in the Middle East, Jason returned home to lead another IB continuum school, this time in Vancouver, Canada. After a few years of repatriation; however, Jason and his family realised that they were not yet ready to step away from the experience and diversity of teaching internationally. When the opportunity to join the UWC movement arose, they gladly accepted the chance to help one of the newest UWC’s continue its journey.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Jason received undergraduate degrees from McMaster University (Bachelor of Kinesiology) and Queen’s University (Bachelor of Education), before pursuing his Master’s degree with Michigan State University.