ISD - The International School of Dakar


Dr. Alan Knobloch- Director

Alan Knobloch is the Director at ISD. Prior to Dakar, he was the Deputy Superintendent of the Shanghai American School (Puxi Campus) in China, where he served for three years. He was also the High School Principal there for four years.

Dr. Knobloch has served as a Middle School Principal at the American International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and at the North Broward Preparatory School in Florida. He has also taught at several schools in the United States, as well as at the Singapore American School and at the American School of Niamey in Niger, where he started his international teaching career. He received his B.S. in Special Education from Boston University, his M.Ed. Administration/Supervision from Plymouth State University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. Dr. Knobloch is married to Eileen Knobloch and they have two children who attend ISD.

Dr. Ian Clark - ES Principal

Dr. Ian Clark is the Elementary School Principal at ISD. Prior to this, he was Middle School Assistant Principal at the American Embassy School, New Delhi, where he worked for 6 years. He has been in education for over 20 years, initially as a classroom teacher in the UK public school system. He then moved to Nairobi, Kenya where he taught for 4 years, and following a move to teach in London for 3 years, he moved to New York to work at the Town School for 5 years. This is where he met Sarah, also a teacher and now his wife with whom he has two young children. He received his B.Ed. (Hons) in Elementary Education from Leeds University, UK, an M.A. in Educational Management from Bath University, UK, and a doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Brad Bell - MSHS Principal

Mr. Brad Bell has been the Secondary Principal at ISD since 2012. Brad has been an educator for 27 years. He began his career as a high school math and physics teacher in the United States and he has coached football, basketball, track and baseball. He received his B.A. in Physics from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee USA. He received his M.S. in Physical Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and Administration/Ed Leadership from the University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff Arizona. Internationally he has worked in Cairo, Egypt as an IB Physics/Math teacher and a Secondary Administrator at the American International School of Egypt. Before arriving at ISD be was an administrator at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona for 4 years. Brad has two grown children living and working in California, and a new grandson. Brad Bell is married to Wendy Welander, IB Coordinator and IB Art Teacher at ISD.

John Wishart - Director of Technology

John began his career in education in 1987 as an Technology, Math and Science teacher. At the end of his second year he was running the college network and improving systems. He has been a Technology Director for a large school district in Shanghai, for ISKenya and as a Technology Specialist in Jakarta. John received a M.Ed. in International Administration from Trenton State College; a B.SC. in Computer Engineering from Auckland University, NZ; a Dip. Tchg; and numerous technology certifications including CCNE-I, MSCE, NCE, A+, Web.

Eric Rodne - Director of Athletics & Activities

Eric is in his 22nd year in education. He began teaching middle school social studies and coaching high school football and softball in Arizona. Later he became an athletic director and assistant principal. The last seven years, he has been the activities director in Minnesota. The International School of Dakar is Eric and his families first overseas post. He is joined here with his wife Jody and three children Tate, Jack, and Ty. Eric has BS degree from St. Cloud State University and a Masters Degree in Education and Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Barbara Fultz - Curriculum Coordinator / IB Mathematics

Barbara has worked in education for over 30 years. She has experience educating all levels of learners, elementary though university level. Barbara’s career in education began in the state of Maine and continued in California, Ohio and Florida.
Barbara began her International School career in 1995 at the International School of Jakarta where she met her partner John Wishart. Barbara has taught all levels of mathematics, including all levels of IB. She has served on several curriculum committees over the years, and is delighted to be coordinating curriculum at ISD.  Barbara has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an Administration certification from the University of South Florida.