Introducing WAB's Incoming Director, Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic


Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is delighted to welcome Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic as new Director starting August 2018.

Joining us from Stockholm International School, Marta's demonstrated leadership skills and deep understanding, passion and appreciation for international education will ensure that she can continue the outstanding work that WAB's school leadership has done over the last five years.

Additionally, Marta's diverse background and experience show that she lives WAB's mission and values. The WAB Board of Trustees is confident Marta will continue the implementation and further development of WAB's Strategic Plan, of which the Future of Learning at WAB (FloW21) is a key initiative.

"I'm so excited that Marta is joining WAB – joining our already strong team, to steer WAB into the future," WAB Co-founder Michael Crook said. "Marta embodies so many of WAB's core values. With her wide experience, we believe she will spur the next wave of WAB growth and development."

Marta will join the WAB community in Beijing with her husband, Sinisa, and two of their three children. Kristina will be in Grade 6 in August 2018, and Katarina in Grade 10. Their son, Kresimir, recently started his studies at Oxford University.

WAB's Board of Trustees would like to thank the Board Search Committee, parents, Parent Link, faculty, non-teaching staff's advisory committee, and the members of our WAB school community, who provided their support in this process by sharing their insights and perspectives.

"Professionally I am thrilled to be joining WAB, a school that in many aspects is at the forefront of international education," Marta said. "I am very excited for the further implementation of FLoW21 and its transformational effect on student learning. During my visit in September I was impressed by WAB's strong administration, faculty, students and overall community spirit."