Founder in Tokyo International School
As an educator for the past eighteen years, Patrick has navigated change and enhanced learning environments in Asia, Middle East, Europe, Russia and North America. He focuses on developing models in Technology, Board Governance, Accreditation, and Learning. Patrick is currently screening 21:21, a documentary about shifting learning into the 21st Century as part of the 21 Foundation he launched in 2010.
Patrick Newell is the Founder of Tokyo International School that currently serves almost 320 students from 45 nationalities in central Tokyo. It has been a model school in many areas of education and learning.
He is also the Co-founder of TEDxTokyo an organization that focuses on Japanese and Foreign thought leaders sharing ideas. TEDxTokyo was a pilot program originated from the TED conference, which is regarded as the premier global community in the world for sharing ideas and changing the world. Patrick was also part of the team that launched TEDxYouth Day in 60 cities throughout the world on November 20th, 2010
Patrick is also the founder of Living Dreams an NPO that empowers and enriches the lives of over 1,700 orphans from over 33 children’s homes in Japan. Living Dreams supports these children through Give Now and Make It LAST (Learning, Arts, Sports and Technology).
Patrick has been a Speaker and participant in over 20 international school conferences & workshops throughout the world. He has also been the Chair of International School Accreditation Teams throughout the world for Council of International Schools & New England Association of Schools & Colleges and currently serves as the Chair of the ACCJ (American Chamber of Commerce) International Education Committee.