The AAIE Team


No matter what your issue is or where in the world you are, the AAIE Team is here for you. Please feel free to contact us for support, ideas and ways that we can help you and your school leadership team optimize your AAIE Membership now and throughout the year!

Mark Ulfers
Executive Director

Mark was an independent/international school head for 31 years. He began his overseas career at Singapore American School and later led the first American school on the island of Cyprus. He returned to Asia to the Taipei American School, then to the Frankfurt International School in Germany, and ended his school head career at the American School of Paris, from July 2010-June 2018.

Experienced as a trustee and with non-profit foundation work, Mark served as board chair of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools. He worked in establishing the Jane Goodall Foundation in Asia. He was a founding board member of the Academy of International School Heads and was president of the Association for the Advancement of International Education.

Mark is now the Executive Director of AAIE where his brief is to ensure leadership and international school program development for international schools around the world. Mark also leads a foundation that supports English literacy for young people of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, seeking to improve matriculation rates for college entrance.


Gerri-Ann Friedman
Marketing and Digital Communications Manager

Chris Nini
Marketing and Digital Communications Coordinator

Derek Harwell