Jane Larsson is the Executive Director of the Council of International Schools (CIS), a global non-profit membership organization focused on the development of global citizenship. CIS provides International Accreditation, Leadership Search, Educational Career & Recruitment and Research Services to over 725 diverse school communities around the world. CIS connects its school communities with over 560 higher education institutions globally, to facilitate international student admission and guidance.
Jane has served the international education community for 20 years, with a focus on the development of collaborative partnerships to enable and support educational exchange and the development of international and intercultural perspective. Prior to her appointment at CIS, Jane was Director of International Partnerships with the Visiting International Faculty Program (VIF) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she led outreach to promote international educational exchange, establishing relationships with ministries of education, universities, international schools and educational associations. She began her career in international education as the Director of Educational Staffing and Publications for International Schools Services (ISS) providing recruitment services and resources to international schools.
Jane has been an active member and contributor to global and regional international associations, speaking at conferences around the world on critical aspects of international education that enable school communities to improve their effectiveness. She currently serves as Chair of the International Task Force on Child Protection, and earlier served as an IB Professional Development partner for teacher training at both VIF and ISS.