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Dr. Michael Adams is the Next Executive Director of the Tri-Association

The Tri-Association has important news to share. After a thorough search process conducted by ISS, the Tri-Association Board reviewed thirty-nine candidates and made their selection from this group of highly qualified candidates. We are proud and very happy to announce that Michael Adams, Ed.D. has been selected to be the next Executive Director of the Tri-Association.

Michael’s credentials include an M.A. in Education from Austin College, Counseling Certification and graduate work at The University of Houston, and an Ed.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Michael’s background and experience make him uniquely qualified for the role of Executive Director of our regional Association. A native of Dallas, Texas, Michael’s global experiences started when his family moved to Tokyo, Japan where he spent ten years of his life. After three years of teaching experience in Texas, Michael started his educational career in Colombia at the Columbus School in Medellin. His tenure at the Columbus School spanned ten years where he served as a teacher, a Counselor and a HS Principal. From Medellin, Michael moved to his first Headship at Colegio Granadino in Manizales. From there, Michael went on to serve as Deputy Head in Colegio Nueva Granada and as Head of School in Colegio Jorge Washington, Cartagena.

Dr. Michael Adams

After spending twenty-three years in Colombia, in 2013 Michael moved to Monterrey, Mexico to serve in his current role as the Superintendent of the American School Foundation of Monterrey. Michael and his wife Clara will be moving back to Bogotá, Colombia after he finishes his tenure at ASFM in June 2021. Michael is looking forward to reuniting with his three sons and their families in Bogotá and will establish the Tri-Association office in that location when he assumes the job of Executive Director in July 2021 and transitions with Sonia throughout several months.

Michael brings an outstanding skill set, strong educational background and deep cultural understanding of Latin America to his new role. As the current Executive Director, Sonia looks forward to transitioning with Michael and to his vision to continue to develop the extraordinary possibilities found within our Regional Association.

Please help us welcome Michael to his new role as our next Executive Director.


The Tri-Association Board of Directors
Liliana Jenkins, President
Sonia Keller, Ed. D. Executive Director