Frank Simon is Professor emeritus at the University of Ghent, Belgium and one of the most highly respected academics and experts in the field of the history of education. His current academic interests are devoted to the ‘New School’ movement, especially to the life of Ovide Decroly. Frank was among the creators of the NW17 at ECER, and he has edited several international journals and chaired international professional associations. Frank willingly shares his vast knowledge, supporting colleagues and educating young historians of education. As a respected scholar among international academics, he has made an invaluable contribution to the promotion of the history of education.