Assistant Director, Sarawak Education Department,
Ministry of Education, Malaysia.
Dr. Jarrod, educated at the University of Malaya and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, holds a degree in TESL and a Ph.D. in educational management. For six years he lived and worked in SK St Mark, a rural primary school located in a remote interior settlement of Sarawak where he taught English. Dr. Jarrod worked a further six years as an officer for the district’s education office, overseeing the implementation of myriad federal policies related to literacy in English. In 2020, he transferred to his present post at Sarawak’s Department of Education. Dr. Jarrod has written for various Kuala-Lumpur-based publications like THINK.com, JUICE, and JUNK, where he specialized in album and gig reviews. In between composing 80s-tinged songs, Dr. Jarrod writes academic articles and presents his research on instructional leadership (the latest being Tokyo and Oxford University).