Why ISA?

A Global Network of Educators


A Shared Vision for Learning

A Vision for Education: The ISA Story

Born from a teacher's passion for personalized learning, the International School of America (ISA) was founded to empower students worldwide. Inspired by years of experience in international education, we created a virtual school that fosters independence, embraces diversity, and cultivates a lifelong love of learning.

Brian Tupper

Brian Tupper

Founder

International Education experience in the USA, South Korea, and Azerbaijan
Current Location: Southampton, NY

Brian Tupper's lifelong dedication to student learning began with a simple question: "How can we do better?" After witnessing the power of diverse educational models around the world, he founded International School of America to provide a virtual learning experience on par with top international schools. A Khan Academy Ambassador and one of the first international Nearpod PioNears, Tupper has a unique understanding of cutting-edge educational technology and pedagogy. With a Master's in Multidisciplinary Studies and a wealth of teaching experience across continents, he is a proven leader committed to delivering a world-class education that puts students first.

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Aliza Akmal

Aliza Akmal

ISA Learning Leader


Studied in Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan
ISA Alumni attending University of Illinois

Current Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Anita Farrington

Anita Farrington

College and Career Counselor Advisor


Former Dean of Students at NYU.

Current Location: Sag Harbor, NY

Tauek

Tauek Kang

Technology Advisor


Studied at Korea International School, Attending Stanford University

Current Location: Jeju Island, South Korea

Sarah

Sarah Cornelius

Administrative Advisor


International Education experience in the USA, Myanmar, Costa Rica, Kuwait, South Korea, China

Current Location: China

Nick Harris

Nick Harris

Model United Nations Advisor


International Education experience in the USA, Japan, South Korea

Current Location: Jeju Island, South Korea

Michael Burke

Michael Burke

STEAM Advisor


International Education experience in Vietnam, South Korea, Mexico City, Hong Kong

Current Location: Hong Kong

Lucas Oren

Lucas Oren

STEAM Advisor


International Education experience in the USA and South Korea

Current Location: South Korea

Michael and Lin Ates

Michael Ates

Global Perspectives Advisor


International Education experience in South Korea, Egypt, Niger, USA

Current Location: Milton, Florida

Michael Keogh

Michael Keogh

ELA Advisor


Educated students in the USA and South Korea

Current Location: South Korea

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