BA names Ienuso Upper School head, IB director


Veteran educator also named girls basketball coach

From staff reports

Beaufort Academy has named Andrew Ienuso its new Upper School Division Head and International Baccalaureate (IB) Director.

Ienuso joins Beaufort Academy with more than 15 years experience in education, including nine years overseas working in Singapore and Indonesia. Ienuso will be joined on campus by his wife, Maureen Ienuso, who will be teaching the third grade at BA. The Ienusos have two children, McKinley (Kindergarten) and Walker (PK2) who will also be joining the BA community this August.

Ienuso recently served as Head of Campus at the Mount Zaagkam School in Papua, Indonesia, which is considered to be the world’s most remote IB world school. In his new role at Beaufort Academy, Ienuso will work closely with Upper School students, parents and faculty to continue building the strong traditions of the school by providing an educational experience that is second to none.

Amy Melville will continue her role as Middle School Division Head and will work alongside Ienuso to support Beaufort Academy’s growing student body.

Ienuso brings extensive experience in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, helping to facilitate multiple school accreditations from the IB, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as foreign governments.

“Andrew comes to us with a rich background with the IB model. His expertise will guide Beaufort Academy as we take the next steps toward becoming an IB school,” Beaufort Academy Head of School Dan Durbin said in a release. “He is the right person for leading this important effort.”

Ienuso is excited to bring his experiences and expertise to Beaufort Academy as we transition to the IB program in the coming years.

“We are thrilled by the adoption of the IB program here at BA.” Ienuso said in a release. “Beaufort Academy’s vision, mission and core values are so interconnected to IB that it makes for a perfect transition. I look forward to working with the great teachers and students here at BA as we begin the transition to the International Baccalaureate program.”

Ienuso will also be the Head Girls Basketball Coach this winter. As an assistant and Head Coach at the varsity level for both boys and girls programs, Ienuso’s 15 years of coaching experience and basketball leadership span across the world.

Ienuso’s basketball career started while playing college ball at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. He also has one year of semi-professional basketball in Singapore’s SBL League under his belt.

“I am thrilled to have Andrew on board leading our girls basketball program,” Beaufort Academy Athletic Director William Howell said in a release. “The success he had as a former collegiate and semi-professional player and coaching experience in the states and overseas brings a unique dynamic that can be passed on to our athletes.”

“It is a great privilege to be named the Head Girls Basketball Coach here at Beaufort Academy,” Ienuso said. “I look forward to working with fellow coaches, players and parents to continue building on the successes and traditions of the program.”

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