ISG Superintendent announcement

Dear ISG Staff and Community:

It is with great pleasure and excitement that the ISG Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Dr. Michael Mack as the next Superintendent of the International Schools Group (ISG). Mike Mack currently serves as Superintendent of the Lakewood School District in the USA, and will be leaving this position to join ISG in Saudi Arabia; he will be accompanied by his wife Jeanne.  He will assume the role of ISG Superintendent in the summer of 2019, subject to contract and reference checks.

The appointment of Michael Mack represents the successful conclusion to an international search that was initiated in the summer of 2018 after Mr. Eddie Liptrot approached the conclusion of his tenure as the ISG Superintendent. The Search Committee, with the assistance of Search Associates, screened many candidates to identify several that were interviewed by the Committee. At the conclusion of this process, three finalists were invited to meet with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and the Board of Trustees. Thus, the selection of Dr. Mack to lead ISG was a decision that reflects the engagement of the entire ISG community.

The ISG Board of Trustees and administration is deeply committed to a process of transition that will enable Dr. Mack to be actively engaged in understanding the priorities and the direction of the district over the remainder of this School Year. This period of transition will contribute to Dr. Mack’s ability to lead the ISG organization the years ahead.

A thank you to all of you who participated in the Search Process, for your attendance at the interviews, and for completing the feedback surveys.  The survey feedback was an important data point in assisting the Board of Trustees to finalize the selection of Dr. Michael Mack

I know that each of you will join me in congratulating Mike Mack as the next Superintendent of the International Schools Group.


Mark Bennett

Chair, Board of Trustees

On behalf of the Superintendent Search Committee