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08.27 Family & Student Update

Dear Parents, Students and Families,

What a joy it’s been to watch our new faculty settle into their new positions and make themselves at home these past two weeks. They each bring unique gifts and talents to our school community, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know them over the coming weeks and months. We are proud of our faculty and of the difference they are making in our students’ lives.


Ms. Amy Lefler, EC2 Teaching Assistant; Mr. Elliott Zelinskas, Grade 3 Teacher; Ms. Nikita Prabhakar, Grade 2 Teacher; Ms. Sarah Allen, Grade 1 Junior Teacher

Elementary School

Ms. Swati Iyer, Grade 2 Maternity Cover; Ms. Becky Self, Grade 1 Teacher; Ms. Jane Noonan, Elementary Art Teacher; Mr. Aaron Tse, Elementary Counselor

Middle School

Mr. Justin Carlson, Grade 6 Math/Science; Ms. Wendy Kirwan Elliot, Performance; Ms. Katrina Wong, Grade 5 Math/Science Teacher; Ms. Jenny Gao, Mandarin Teacher

High School

Ms. Hillairy Brown, English Teacher; Mr. Levent Erdogan, Computer Science & PEH Teacher; Ms. Lynsey Reeves, Art Teacher; Ms. Ingrid Luk Van, Counselor


Special thanks to the over 160 parents who joined the Elementary School Orientation session yesterday evening. Your presence and support is greatly appreciated by our Elementary School Team. Middle School Parent Orientation is quickly approaching on Thursday, 2 September, starting at 5:00 pm. Please see Mr. Post’s Weekly Update for details.

Student Vaccination Rates

We continue to monitor our student vaccination rates and will share our findings with you and the AIS community as soon as possible, after the survey closes on 1 September. Students, please encourage your parents to complete THIS FORM by Wednesday, 1 September, if they haven’t already done so. Thank you so much for your help with collecting this information!

Have a wonderful weekend ahead, everyone, and we’ll see you on Monday.

My best,

Anita Simpson
Head of School