Mr. Rick Weinland joined CPS effective academic year 2018-2019. He comes to us from Tokyo, having served as High School Principal at The American School in Japan (ASIJ) for the past 12 years. Prior to working at ASIJ, he served as High School Principal at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi, Assistant Headmaster at TASIS (Lugano), and Assistant Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre in Caracas, Venezuela.
Mr. Weinland grew up in Connecticut and developed a love of education and travel at an early age. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Economics at Brown University, an M.A. in Education in Math, Science, and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley, and M. Ed. In Educational Leadership from Lehigh University.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree, Mr. Weinland spent a year teaching math and physics in a small rural school in western Kenya through the Harvard-affiliated WorldTeach program. Upon returning to the U.S., he moved to San Francisco, where he taught Physics and Computer Science at The Branson School. He met his wife Sandy (also a WorldTeach alum) and together they embarked on a 25-year international teaching adventure with their three children, taking them across four continents and to over 40 countries. He has taught a variety of subjects in both the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs during his career, including Calculus, Physics, Computer Science, and Economics.
CPS is excited about this appointment and warmly welcomes him and Sandy to Puerto Rico and CPS.
Philosophy of Education
Mr.Weinlandbelieves that a successful school doesn’t just deliver an outstanding academic program, but also places a strong emphasis on the co-curricular opportunities it provides to students. It is through a combination of academic excellence and engagement in school life outside the classroom that students learn the skills they need to be successful throughout their lives.
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Commonwealth-Parkville School | A Private College Preparatory school located in two separate campuses Elementary School (Grades PPK-6) in Guaynabo and Middle and High School (Grades 7-12) in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.