Board of Trustees

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is governed by a parent led Board of Trustees.

Eight of the Trustees are elected for two year terms by the ACS Parent Teacher Association and three are selected to fill in certain skill requirements. The President of the PTA, the Superintendent and a US Ambassador appointed representative from the Embassy are non-voting members of the Board of Trustees.

The primary roles and responsibilities of the Board are as follows:

  • Ensure the long-term viability of the school through fiscal responsibility and strategic planning
  • Hire and evaluate a Superintendent who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school; provide Superintendent adequate support to ensure that ACS provides the best possible education for its students and remains an employer of choice for faculty and staff
  • Ensure optimal policies and sufficient facilities are in place to ensure a safe and productive environment for the ACS students, faculty and staff
  • Approve budget and provide financial oversight to ensure responsible fiscal management of the school

Although Trustees are responsible for different elements of the school's governance such as finance, policy and facilities, the current Board of Trustees is pleased to be a collaborative group building on the over forty year legacy of this school. The Board is committed to ensuring that ACS remains the American curriculum school of choice in Abu Dhabi and focuses on continuous academic improvements and opportunities for the students of ACS.