Contact AAIE

Association for the Advancement of International Education
Mailing Address: AAIE PO Box 3496 Princeton NJ 08543-3496
Physical Address: AAIE 15 Roszel Road Princeton NJ 08540
Phone: +1 609-716-7441
For any inquiries please contact: Gerri-Ann Friedman
Mark E. Ulfers

Executive Director

Mark E. Ulfers

Office Phone: 609-716-7442

Cell: 970-488-9416

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 

Gerri-Ann Friedman

Phone: 609-716-7443

Gerri-Ann Friedman, AAIE’s Marketing and Digital Communications Manager, 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 three 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.”