Congratulations to the Newly-Elected AASSA Board Members
Board elections were held at December’s annual Business Meeting of the Association in Atlanta. Catarina Song Chen was reelected for a three-year term, and Richard Boerner was newly elected to the Board. Officers were then elected, resulting in the following structure through December 2017:
Madeleine Heide, President (2014-2017), Academia Cotopaxi, Quito, Ecuador
Catarina Song Chen, Vice-President (2013-2019), American School of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Michael Martell, Secretary (2014-2017), Lincoln School, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eric Habegger, Treasurer (2015-2018), Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota, Colombia
Kelly Kramer (2015-2018), Colegio Internacional de Caracas, Venezuela
Richard Boerner (2016-2019), Graded School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Richard Boerner, Paul Poore, Catarina Song Chen, William Scotti, Madeleine Heide, Kelly Kramer, Eric Habegger, Michael Martell
I would like to also recognize Barry Dequanne who left the Board in December after two years serving as President. Barry will be moving to Zug, Switzerland next school year and will be sorely missed by the Board, yours truly, and the entire AASSA region after serving for 21 years in our region at Lincoln School in Buenos Aires, Graded School in Sao Paulo, and the past seven years as Director of the American School of Brasilia. As Board President, Barry has been instrumental in ensuring our organization’s well-being and we thank him for his outstanding service to AASSA.
Finally, I would like to also publicly thank the entire Board for their leadership, support, and the essential role they continue to play in the continued growth and development of AASSA.