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Arthur Preston

Elkanah House
Principal
South Africa
Arthur is the principal of Elkanah House Senior Primary School in Sunningdale, Cape Town. He is passionate about effective 21st century education and has a progressive approach to primary education.

In March 2012 Arthur founded the first Twitter-chat specifically aimed at South African teachers. #edchatsa has now developing into a growing community and is becoming a significant online voice for South African teachers. He also co-founded EdTechConf - an organisation committed to coming alongside teachers and schools across socio-economic divides to assist them in understanding the role of technology in the classroom and professional development. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the School @ the Centre of Community initiative of Symphonia South Africa.

As a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and workshops both locally and abroad, Arthur is exposed to schools and teachers from across a wide spectrum of society. He believes passionately in the ongoing professional development of teachers and in the idea of teachers being life-long learners.