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David (Cal) Callaway

David (Cal) Callaway, EdD, is the deputy head of school at the International Community School of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. He has worked in international education since 1998 and has served as both a teacher and an administrator.

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David (Cal) Callaway

David (Cal) Callaway, EdD, is the deputy head of school at the International Community School (ICS) of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. He moved to the ICS in order to join its forward-thinking and innovative team that works to support all students through personalized learning and the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process. He has worked in international education since 1998 and has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. As an administrator, he first served as a director of technology and then as a Primary Years Programme (PYP) coordinator before settling into the role of elementary principal. He has also worked in international schools in England, China, Latvia, and Ethiopia.

Dr. Callaway is a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, which in 2021 named him National Distinguished Principal in recognition of his work as an elementary principal since 2016. Additionally, the elementary school at the ICS was awarded Exemplary PLC status in 2021 through his team’s work in driving learning with the PLC process. He strongly believes in an inclusive approach to education and has adapted learning support services to work closely with students in a PLC.

He has presented on co-teaching learning communities, educational environments, and personalized learning for the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) and as part of PLC institutes in Africa. He previously worked as a copy editor for the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and was an editor for a Netherlands embassy–commissioned book on Dutch-Latvian historical relationships.

Dr. Callaway received a bachelor’s degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, a postgraduate certificate in education from Oxford University, a master’s degree from the University of London, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania.


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