Brendan Buckland
Assistant Director, SEGL at ALA
Ethics and Leadership
BA, George Washington University
EdM, Columbia University

Brendan Buckland is Assistant Director of SEGL at ALA in Johannesburg at SEGL.  He came to SEGL after a stint at the High Mountain Institute semester program in Leadville, Colorado. At HMI, Brendan taught Spanish and helped manage a boys’ dormitory. He is a graduate of George Washington University, where he majored in International Relations and Affairs, was selected for the prestigious Elliott School of International Affairs Undergraduate Scholars program, tutored for DC Reads (where he was named “Outstanding Tutor”), and interned for Valpo Surf Project, which uses surfing instruction and academic mentoring to improve quality of life for underprivileged youth around the world. He is also a graduate of Concord Academy, an SEGL sending school, and served as a summer camp counselor there for six years.  In 2016, he designed and led SEGL’s inaugural expedition to Cuba.  He is a 2014-15 and 2018-19 recipient of grants from the Gray Pedersen Fund for Teaching Excellence.  Brendan’s grant helped enable him to attend a College Board AP Spanish Institute to enhance his teaching, as well as the Klingenstein Program in Private School Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University.