My name is Franck Philipp and I am honored to be the new Dallas International School Head of Primary. I would like to share some of my educational background with you.
I received my Bachelor’s degree at Trinity College in Dublin, a Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Lille in France, and a master in Anthropology. I was awarded my teacher certification from the French Ministry of Education in 2006 and began the first three years of my teaching career in the North of France.
I joined the Dallas International community nine years ago as an elementary school teacher. I then held the position of Cycle 3 coordinator for two years. I learned so much while collaborating with all of my colleagues, heads of campuses, staff, and parents. Although the ones I learned the most from are all the students whom I had the great privilege to teach. Our children, this is why we are here today. We all have the same goal : providing our students - your children - with the best education possible. Teaching is not a job, it is a gift.
Dallas International School is a great school. Here at DIS, I met a community where I now belong.
During my twelve years of teaching in France and here in Dallas, I have built my vision of Education, inspired by many educators whom I have met, trainings, books and conferences that I have followed. Again, what inspired me the most is my experience with the students..
Here is a quote that accurately illustrates my philosophy of Education.
Isaac Newton once said: “If I have seen further it is only by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
This is my mission : Let us all help our students climb upon the shoulders of giants. Some could manage their way up with good guidance, some need a little push, or some may fall on the way.
Our mission is to show them the way, guide them, help them to stand up when they do fall.
In education, we call this differentiation, cooperation, challenge…
Our mission is to give every student the opportunity to come to school each day with a smile. To be happy and eager to learn, discover, and experiment.
Our mission is to recognize and respond to our students' different needs. This what we do as educators, we help them grow, succeed and become citizens of the world. We help them become unique. As our tagline states, we are Globally inspired and distinctly different.
This is what DIS, as a multicultural and multilingual school offers. Our curriculum is unique. Our community is unique. Our multicultural and multilingual education environment gives the opportunity to your child to become a responsible citizen of the world.
I truly believe in our core values and I am convinced that we can provide everything your child needs to be successful and happy.
I thank you and wish you a rewarding school year at Dallas International School.
Head of Primary