Laurence Myers is originally from Athens, Greece and is proud of it! He is currently the Service Learning Coordinator at the American School of Dubai (ASD). Prior to his current position he held the position of Sustainability & Service Learning Coordinator at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. He has taught economics, history, government, social studies, health and physical education at the middle and high school levels since 1997.
Laurence holds an M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska, an M.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in International Relations from The College of Wooster. More recently he also holds a Sustainability Leadership certificate from Ithaca College.
His current work primarily emphasizes curriculum development and integration of ASD’s service learning framework across all learning environments but also includes heavy doses of collaboration and communication with administration, staff and external organizations. During his tenure ASD has introduced sustainability vision statement, best practices documents and has integrated solar energy, composting and a Bee Garden as learning spaces in the school. He has also been integral in the school’s successful applications for the Expo 2020 Sustainability Champions program and the Zayed Sustainability Prize in addition to the Eco-Schools Green Flag. He is also responsible for providing instructional coaching to teachers K-12 to infuse sustainability education, service learning and the SDGs into the curriculum.
Laurence has facilitated sustainability and service learning workshops within ASD, ISKL, a number of international schools in Malaysia, at EARCOS and NESA. He was a founding member of the National Working Group for ESD in Malaysia, focusing on curriculum development and professional learning structures related to ESD infusion for national schools. He was also involved in creating the NESA collaborative focusing on service learning, sustainability education and global citizenship education.
When not working with sustainability and service learning he is seen coaching student athletes (in volleyball and basketball), supporting environmental initiatives, engaging in outdoor learning experiences or spending quality time with his wife and two beautiful daughters, ideally in natural settings.