Our Team


Laura Light AAIE

Laura E. Light

Executive Director

Prior to joining AAIE in October 2021, Laura E. Light was known to many of us through her leadership and dedication as the Director of Global Recruitment at International Schools Services (ISS). Before joining ISS in 2007, Laura was an international educator for many years, with posts that included time in Kuwait, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Singapore, and London as well as positions in Oregon, California, and New York. Her knowledge of our schools is deeply rooted as she is also a Third Culture Kid. Laura has served on the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) Educational Board and is a member of the Diversity Collaborative.

Laura brings to AAIE many years of experience working alongside school heads and senior leadership, supporting the single most important task of recruiting teachers and administrative talent. She understands the challenges faced, has an enviable network of longstanding relationships, and, in already knowing so many of us, is a natural community builder and will be an assertive advocate for quality leadership in our international schools around the world.  

Contact Laura

Email: laura@aaie.org
Phone: +1 917 414-7193



Gerri-Ann Friedman

Marketing and Digital Communications Manager

Gerri-Ann Friedman joined the organization in September of 2018. She studied Economics and English at SUNY-Binghamton in New York, earned her Series 7 license and worked in the financial services industry in New York for many years prior to her relocation to the Princeton area.

Gerri-Ann very much enjoys spending time with her family including her husband of five years, Alan, grown sons Robert and Richard and their respective partners, and especially with her grandson, Ari. Her passion is singing…she has been a long-time member of Sweet Adelines International, a women’s A Capella organization and has given many years to chorus team management.

Gerri-Ann prides herself on being a caretaker, problem solver, and hands-on project manager. Channeling her father’s spirit, Gerri-Ann has a knack for engineering and tends to most if not all home improvement and repair tasks. Her husband describes her well, “My wife is like the waves against the rocks. If there’s a problem to be solved or a project to be completed, she will tenaciously stay the course until it’s resolved.”

Contact Gerri-Ann

Email: gerri-ann@aaie.org
Phone: 609-716-7443