EARCOS Constitution

Fifty Three Years of Direct Support to International Schools and Students.






EARCOS Constitution


EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools) was founded in 1968 as a result of growth in the 1960s of U.S. schools in East Asia and the needs of these schools to develop supportive relationships. In many cases, the schools were geographically isolated, both from one another and from mainstream U.S. education.

In the mid-1960s, a regional conference of schools in East Asia was sponsored and supported by International Schools Services. Following its inception in 1964, conferences were supported by the Office of Overseas Schools of the U.S. Department of State. Through these conferences, administrators were brought together to share ideas and concerns.

A regional workshop was held for overseas schools of the East Asia area in December 1968. Sponsored by the Office of Overseas Schools, it was hosted by the American School in Japan. At this conference, a Memorandum of Association was presented to the administrators present. Representatives of nineteen schools in Laos, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore signed the Memorandum, and EARCOS was born. The first EARCOS Conference was held the following year, November 24-28, 1969, at Hong Kong International School.

EARCOS works with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in support of the evaluation/accreditation program for schools in East Asia. It conducts workshops, recommends members for visiting committees, reviews evaluation programs and produces supplements for East Asia schools in WASC evaluation materials.

The EARCOS organization serves to promote cooperation and communication among its Members, to advance the professional growth of schools and individuals and to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities of the students we serve. In these tasks it will work with other regional school associations and with institutions and organizations serving the purposes of international education. The EARCOS mission is supported through its strong links with the Office of Overseas Schools of the U.S. Department of State.

EARCOS Contact Information


Brentville Subdivision
Barangay Mamplasan
Binan, Laguna 4024, Philippines
Phone: +63 +63 (02) 8779-5147
Mobile: +63 917 127 6460

EARCOS Board of Trustees

Catriona Moran, President (Saigon South International School)
James Dalziel, Vice President (NIST International School)
Rami Madani, Treasurer (International School of Kuala Lumpur)
Jim Gerhard Secretary (Seoul International School)
Gregory Hedger, WASC Representative (The International School Yangon)
Karrie Dietz, Trustee (Australian International School Singapore)
Matthew Parr, Trustee (Nagoya International School Singapore)
Marta Medved Krajnovic, Trustee (Western Academy of Beijing)
Kevin Baker, Past President (American International School Guangzhou)
Margaret Alvarez, Past President (ex officio/ISS International School)
Andrew Hoover (ex officio), Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State


Edward E. Greene, Executive Director

Bill Oldread, Assistant Director

Kristine De Castro, Assistant to the Executive Director

Maica Cruz, Program Coordinator

Ver Castro, Membership Coordinator, I.T. Coordinator

Edzel S. Drilo, Professional Learning Weekend Coordinator,
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Robert Viray, EARCOS Accountant

RJ Macalalad, Accounting Assistant

Revised EARCOS Constitution- October 2015

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