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Roderick Jemison

24 March 2017

Head of UWC ISAK Japan

Roderick is UWC ISAK Japan’s founding head of school and the Vice Chair of the UWC International Council. He holds a BA degree from Morehouse College and an MA degree from Tennessee State University. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Roderick first came to Japan in 1992 as a member of the Japanese Exchange Teaching Programme. After an 8 year tenure at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego, he returned to Japan in 2013 to help lay the foundation for what would become UWC ISAK Japan. Determined to live the mission and vision of the school on a daily basis, Roderick works with the entire community to foster respectful, collaborative and creative young people in a setting with a rigorous curriculum and a variety of leadership opportunities.


“As part of the UWC movement, UWC ISAK Japan has a special opportunity to impact the global conversation in Japan. Our faculty and staff are not only dedicated to the UWC educational model, they are also committed to empowering students to be catalysts for positive change.”