Brian Schreuder is Superintendent-General (Head of Education) of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) in South Africa. He has a full education background and is a curriculum and assessment specialist. He heads up the Province’s eLearning Strategy which is a Government Game Changer Strategy. He was responsible for driving the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy and the overall improvement of curriculum delivery and learning outcomes in schools, as well as Curriculum Planning and Curriculum Advisory Services in the WCED. The improvement led to recognition in the 2010 McKinsey Report.
He is an author of Physical Science, Natural Science and Technology textbooks over a period of more than 25 years and contributed chapters and articles to various books and journals. He was also Physical Science Examiner and Moderator.
He has served and still serves on various Boards, including SAFCERT, UMALUSI and the Interactive Science Foundation which governs the Cape Town Science Centre and the Western Cape Education Council.
Mr. Schreuder’s experience includes 17 years as a physical sciences teacher. He was also Superintendent of Education (Circuit Manager and Curriculum Adviser combined), Area Manager (Wynberg Education District), Director: Curriculum, Chief Director: Education Planning, Deputy Director-General: Education Planning and Development, Deputy Director-General: Curriculum and Assessment Management. He is now the Superintendent General for Education.
Mr Schreuder is also a Member of the Judging Academy for the Global Teachers Prize, initiated by the Varkey Foundation.