From Your Executive Director
Sep14

From Your Executive Director

Welcome Back My Swansong Year As part of a succession plan approved by the AASSA Board, this will be my final academic year as Executive Director of AASSA. It’s incomprehensible that 10 years have passed so quickly! During this decade, I have had the privilege of working with a region of schools populated with people I have come to love. I have also had the joy of working with the AASSA staff who are more like family than employees. I...

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AASSA Highlights of 2016-2017
May20

AASSA Highlights of 2016-2017

This has been a very positive year for AASSA.  For the sake of brevity, I will briefly highlight a few key accomplishments in our ongoing development: School Membership increased by 10 schools this year for a total of 82 member schools, the largest number of member schools to date Associate Membership increased to 73 organizations with 13 new members joining this year—an all-time high We held successful and well-attended professional...

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Recap of the 2017 AASSA Educators’ Conference in Rio de Janeiro
May20

Recap of the 2017 AASSA Educators’ Conference in Rio de Janeiro

By all measures the AASSA “Re” Educators’ Conference was a great success. Approximately 650 educators gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 30 – April 1. 2017. Three featured presenters facilitated institutes and gave keynote presentations that challenged participants to question and change the traditional structure of international education. Additionally, faculty from the AASSA region facilitated over 140 practitioner...

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Thank You to Our Sponsors
May20

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are able to offer our professional development events more cheaply than comparable organizations partially because of the generosity of our Associate Members’ financial sponsorship of conferences. Thank you to the following sponsors for 2016-2017: PLATINUM LEVEL     Tiecare GOLD LEVEL   International Schools Services (ISS) SILVER LEVEL    Best Doctors Curriculum Associates PA Group Single Event Sponsorships Raymond James TD Bank...

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Paul Poore Visits the International School of Havana
May17

Paul Poore Visits the International School of Havana

By Paul Poore After a lifetime of Cuba being a forbidden travel destination, I was recently able to travel to Havana as a tourist.  Aside from being very pleasantly surprised by the city of Havana (which bore almost no resemblance to my imagined version of the city), the iconic old cars, and extremely friendly people, I also visited the International School of Havana which became a member of AASSA shortly after President Obama ended...

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