Mon, Jul. 28, 2014
Head Of School's Letter PDF Print E-mail


To all our friends, students, and staff,

After serving as the Director of the Guivy Zaldastanishvili American Academy in Tbilisi for six years, I was gratified to be offered the Head of School job here in Tangier.  My new assignment puts me in the ideal position of working at a well-established school in a new and fascinating environment.

After the unexpected death of Joe McPhillips, the Head of AST for 35 years, the school has gone through several years of adjustment and is now moving forward in all areas.  Problems with physical plant are being addressed, curricula are being clarified and streamlined, student services and policies have been revitalized, and enrollments are up.

Our Administrative Team includes Mr. Troy Fillman, Assistant Head of School, and Mrs. Carole Rosethorn, Lower School Coordinator.  We are committed to preserving what is best about AST while at the same time providing new directions in technologies, curricula, and activities that reflect the needs of all our students from Pre-K through 12th grade.

For more detailed information about our school please use our contact form.

Richard E. Lussen

Head of School