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Dr Marta Medved Krajnovic

Head of School - Western Academy Beijing, China

With two decades of academic research and teaching experience and over a decade of leadership and governance experience, Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic brings demonstrated leadership skills together with a deep understanding, passion, and appreciation for international education to Western Academy of Beijing.

Before joining WAB in 2018, Marta served as the Director of Stockholm International School for five years. She previously worked at the University of Zagreb as an Associate Professor and Director of the Postgraduate Doctoral Programme 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 educational committees and projects. She is currently a board member of the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) and Academy for International School Heads (AISH)

Having lived in Croatia, US, England, Ireland, Japan, Hungary, Sweden and now China, Marta has deep and rich experience of different countries, people and cultures.