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Dr Marta Medved Krajnovic

Head of School - Western Academy Beijing, China

Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic combines two decades of academic research and teaching, and more than a decade in leadership and governance with thorough understanding, passion and appreciation for international education.

Before joining Western Academy of Beijing in 2018, Marta served as the director of Stockholm International School for five years. She previously worked at the University of Zagreb as an as associate professor and director of the post-graduate doctoral program in applied linguistics. Marta has authored books and research articles on second-language acquisition and multilingualism.

She has served as a board member of international schools and as chair and member of various Croatian and international education committees and projects. From 2016 – 2022 she was a board member of the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) and since 2021 she has been a board member of the Academy for International School Heads (AISH).

Having lived in Croatia, US, England, Ireland, Japan, Hungary, Sweden and now China, Marta has a deep appreciation for different countries, people, and cultures.