Wayne Burnett

Wayne Burnett is the Early Childhood and Elementary School Principal at the American International School of Abuja. He has worked overseas in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia before moving to Nigeria in July 2022. He has worked as a (mostly upper) elementary teacher, English immersion teacher, ICT/information literacy teacher/coach, founding divisional principal and head of the campus.

Wayne has a BA (Sociology) and B.Ed. from Glendon College, York University; M.Ed. from OISE, University of Toronto; a Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology from Cape Breton University; and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. His dissertation focussed on the teaching of elementary school science using educational robotics and he’s pleased he was able to play (or rather learn) with LEGO for his doctoral work.

Besides technology across the curriculum, Wayne has interests in second language acquisition, DEIJ, elementary engineering, and professional development. Wayne sits on the AISA Board Governance and Continuity Committee.

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