Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2021 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award. We look forward to presenting this year's award to Miguel Dionis at the 2021 IBSC Virtual Conference on June 17.
Miguel Dionis has dedicated his entire life to the world of education for boys at Viaró Global School (Spain), which serves students from infant to 18 years old. He has taught in all educational stages after starting as a primary school teacher in 1991. Dionis served as head of Primary Education at Viaró for more than 10 years. After that, he became the head of studies of the school for 12 years and currently holds the position as general secretary of the school and head of secondary school.
Dionis first engaged with the IBSC community at the 1995 IBSC Annual Conference at the City of London School (United Kingdom). Since then he has participated in IBSC Annual Conferences, regional conferences, online classes, and research programs. He has presented a workshop on one of the topics that he considers essential for education: the priority of parents and teachers to educate children together. Dionis organized at his school the first regional conference on the European continent: The Family-School Relationship. He officially joined the IBSC board of trustees in 2018; he collaborates with the Membership Committee especially for the European continent and Spanish-speaking countries. Dionis has been the coordinator of the team that prepared the 2020 IBSC Annual Conference scheduled at Viaró Global School, focusing on the theme Connecting the Dots: Boys, Communities, and the Future. What would have been the first IBSC Annual Conference held in a Mediterranean country, unfortunately had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Highlighting his dedication and resilience, Dionis is currently leading the team working for the 2024 IBSC Annual Conference at Viaró. (Mark your calendar now!)
Throughout his career and everything he does, Dionis has demonstrated a constant and active concern for the defense and promotion of the educational model for boys, especially in Spanish-speaking countries and globally.