From the Incoming Executive Director
Dear esteemed colleagues,
It is my great pleasure and honor to say hello and let you know that I am thrilled to jump into my new role as the Executive Director of this amazing Association as of August. Sonia and I are working hard on the preparation of the upcoming virtual Educators conference scheduled for October 1 and 2. We are so excited to offer the region opportunities for further growth, exploration, networking, and extended learning in the areas of leadership, sustainability, wellness, virtual learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion among others.
Over the past 32 years I have had the privilege and joy of working with students, educators, leaders, parents, board members, and community members in Colombia and Mexico (at The Columbus School in Medellin, Colegio Granadino in Manizales, Colegio Nueva Granada in Bogota, Colegio Jorge Washington in Cartagena, and the American School Foundation in Monterrey). During this time, I have focused on the growth and learning of these communities with the main goal being the promotion of ongoing improvement, development, and growth at all times.
At this point in my career, I am now eager to give back to our region and help other schools, leaders, and educators prepare for the future. I am excited to help the region in this way based on the love I have for it and based on the fact that the region has helped me develop as an educator, leader, mentor, spouse, father and grandfather for many years. I am eager to move into this different, but related role and continue working with and supporting my friends and colleagues from Colombia, the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.
I conclude this short note with an open invitation to reach out for the support you need as we transition into what promises to be yet another challenging school year. Rest assured that Sonia and I are here to help.
Michael W. Adams, Ed.D.
Incoming Executive Director