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Arthur Preston

Elkanah House
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.