Peter T. Lee

The American International School of Muscat
Department of State – Oman
Azaiba, Oman

Peter T. Lee has served as the middle school principal of The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) for 10 years, following six years teaching at the school and 13 years teaching in U.S. public schools. During his tenure, he has cultivated a dynamic culture in which students and teachers alike have robust opportunities to grow and develop their leadership. Lee led the transformation of the school’s weekly advisory period into an everyday advisory program that is designed to meet the unique developmental needs of the school’s sixth through eighth grade student body by grouping students in “home base” cohorts that supplement traditional academic advising with social-emotional learning. He also pioneered a tiered approach to student government, expanding opportunities beyond a traditional student council to offer differentiated structures for students to gain experience in participatory processes while representing their peers. Lee has taken a similarly innovative approach to building a professional culture of collegiality and trust at TAISM, using a Lab Group structure based on the Adaptive Schools model to position teachers as professional development leaders with their peers. A skilled instructional leader, Lee led the development of a standards-based learning system at the school, leading a comprehensive process with content teams to determine standards with aligned evaluation, data, and reporting practices. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College, a Master of Arts in Education from St. Mary’s University, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Capella University.