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. At ISKL he spearheaded ISKL’s accreditation process through the Eco-Schools program and guided ISKL’s efforts leading up to the receipt of Malaysia’s very first Green Flag award in 2013.
Laurence has facilitated sustainability and service learning workshops within ASD, ISKL, a number of international schools in Malaysia as well as EARCOS. 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 is currently working within the NESA region to create a 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.