About Suzanna Jemsby
Suzanna Jemsby has been the Head of School for the Galloway Schoolin Atlanta, Georgia since July 2012. Since her arrival, Galloway has thrived in every way. The school is at full enrollment with a long waiting list, annual giving is at an all time high, and there is an excitement about the bold new strategic direction embodied in the school's unique instructional delivery model called 4D Learning.
Prior to working at The Galloway School, Suzanna was the Executive Director of The Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) from 2008-2012. This Atlanta-based, educational non-profit organization promotes international understanding through education programs, research, discussion, policy planning, and workshops for over 2,000 educators each year. During her tenure, she was instrumental in expanding the number of educators served through CASIE, including creating a scholarship program for professional development opportunities, and has also launched a number of innovative partnerships with universities, museums, and other educational institutions, perhaps the most notable of which is a collaboration with Harvard University's Project Zero.
Suzanna was previously Head of Upper School at Atlanta International School (AIS) from 2002 to 2008. In this role, she oversaw a division of nearly 300 students and 35 faculty members. Her accomplishments include establishing an advisory program, increasing student participation in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program from 70% to 100%, and leading faculty through various reaccreditation processes.
Before moving to the United States, she served as a teacher, grade head, and Acting Head of Secondary School at two international schools in Germany, where she taught in both International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs, and she began her career as a French and German teacher in London.
Suzanna has a master's degree from Cambridge University in modern and medieval languages, and teaching and performance diplomas from the London College of Music. She is fluent in English, German, and French, and also speaks Italian and Swedish. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she is a freelance 'cellist and a published author of short stories.