The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the heart of our ACS Community.

As an ACS family, you are automatically part of the PTA – all that’s left is to get active! Actively engaging with our various events and enrichment efforts is a fantastic way to support your children, enhance academic and social experiences and build lasting relationships with fellow parents, teachers and staff.  

Whether you have an hour to give, want to coordinate a project or join a committee, we enthusiastically invite you to volunteer.  We look forward to getting to know you and working together to support and celebrate our community.


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2023-2024 PTA OFFICERS

Jelica Martin

Jelica Martin

PTA President

Ever since my daughter started school, I've had a drive to be involved. From being a Girl Scout leader, to currently serving as the PTA Vice President. Throughout the years, I've volunteered as a parent liaison, PTA officer, trip chaperone, and International Day chair. Serving on the board gives us the opportunity to show our children the importance we place on education and the value of serving others. As President, I will strive to strengthen the family-school relationship, continue to support our students' enlightenment and make a change for the better.

Sarah Ashley

Sarah Ashley

PTA Vice President

I have 3 children in ACS and we are coming into our 3rd year in Abu Dhabi. In 2023/24, they will be entering grade 6, 4, and 1. I love living in Abu Dhabi and enjoy dragon boating on the mangroves, being active and outside as much as possible (in the winter anyways) and co-leading my 5 year old daughter’s Girl Scout troop.

I have a strong background in administration and leadership, including a Presidential role for an International Women’s nonprofit group with a focus on charitable fundraising for the community. Skills required include leadership, organization, critical thinking, problem solving, financial management, and effective communication - all of which will serve me as I continue on with the ACS PTA.

When we first joined ACS, the community was still following many covid restrictions. This past year, when all that lifted, I really took the opportunity to be involved. I served on this year’s committees for the Fall Festival and International Day, and volunteered with Holiday Extravaganza and on the New Family Welcoming Committee. I’ve also been involved as a class liaison for the past couple of years for my son’s 4th and 5th grade classes. I’ve really enjoyed getting involved in the ACS community and supporting our PTA, administration, teachers, and families and look forward to continuing to do so. I would love to help with the transition to our new campus in 2024 and bridge our ACS traditions and events with this new space.

Jen Bray

Jen Bray

PTA Secretary

We moved to Abu Dhabi in August of 2022 and I have 2 children that attend ACS, currently in 8th and 10th grade. Originally from California, I have had the opportunity to live in different parts of the states, as well as 2 previous overseas assignments.

Since arriving at ACS, I have volunteered with the Book Sale and helped with preparations for the Holiday Extravaganza. Over the years, I have volunteered with various non-profit organizations and PTAs. Of particular note, I have previous experience on the boards of many organizations, including two years as PTA secretary at an American International School. I would love to use that experience to benefit the entire ACS community!

Neha Karumanchi

Neha Karumanchi

PTA Treasurer

I have been a resident of Abu Dhabi since 2016 and am a proud parent of two children – Aanya (Grade 6) and Viraat (Grade 1). I have served as the treasurer on the ACS PTA for 2019-2021 and have been a part of the Fall Festival and International Day committees, in addition to volunteering as a homeroom parent, Grade Liaison and Girl Scouts leader. My experiences in all these roles have allowed me to further immerse myself in the ACS community, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the school.

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The ACS Community Cookbook

The ACS Community Cookbook is a remarkable reflection of our diverse and caring community. This coffee table-worthy cookbook includes more than 100 recipes and stories from dozens of countries, as well as gorgeous photographs of our families, ACS events and our adopted hometown of Abu Dhabi.

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