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Justin Allen McCauley


Justin Allen McCauley was born and raised in Portland, Oregon USA.  He graduated from Corbett High School, a small rural high school outside of Portland, and immediately began his university studies.  Mr. McCauley went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University.  He then completed his post-baccalaureate education at Warner Pacific College, earning his licensure to teach English at the middle school and high school level.  Mr. McCauley taught Language Arts, Leadership, and Film Studies at Centennial High School, in Oregon, for 10 years.

During his teaching career, Mr. McCauley continued his academic study, earning a Master of Education degree from Lewis and Clark College.  He has since furthered his studies at Concordia University, completing their Continuing Administrative Licensure program.  Soon after earning his master's degree, Mr. McCauley began his administrative career as the Dean of Students for Centennial High School, then as the Vice Principal of Reynolds High School, continuing as the Principal of Reynolds Learning Academy, and finally as the Director of Education Options for the Reynolds School District.  During his tenure, all three of the schools where he served as an administrator enjoyed significant growth in academic attainment scores, particularly in Reading, and increased their state rating.

Most recently, Mr. McCauley has spent the last four years as an Academic Vice Principal for the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.  During that time, Mr. McCauley has served in a leadership capacity beyond his school, coordinating all Abu Dhabi Cycle 3 Academic Vice Principals, mentoring struggling principals, and training administrators and teachers.  Under his leadership, Mr. McCauley's school has gone from a, "Weak," school to an, "Acceptable/Good," school, according to the ADEK/MOE Inspection Reports, in the last three years.

Mr. McCauley has been married for 25 years.  His wife is also a career educator and has taught Grade 4-5 Science in Abu Dhabi for the last four years.  Together, he and his wife have raised two children who have finished their university studies and are now employed in their degree fields.  

Mr. McCauley is excited to join the North American International School Community and looks forward to a fantastic year next year.

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