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Resources and information

to support schools affected by the situation in Ukraine

 

AAIE Schools Updates

Our AAIE Conversation

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, the AAIE Global Conversation welcomed community members from Ukraine and Lithuania, as well as from CEESA and the Office of Overseas Schools. The focus of this conversation was the horrific conflict in Ukraine (and surrounding countries) and its impact on school communities. Our thanks to Rachel Caldwell (Head of School, Pechersk International School), Rebecca Juras (Director, Vilnius International School), Mary Russman (Office of Overseas Schools), and Kathy Stetson (Director, CEESA) for joining us and updating us on their schools, their communities, and the hour to hour life in that region.  

Kathy Stetson emphasized how the schools in the CEESA region have come together to support and assist all who are impacted. Kathy said, “This shows what a close-knit community we have. This is what schools and school leaders do in times of need.”  Mary Russman, from the Office of Overseas Schools, has been in continuous contact with the schools in the region and expressed that AOS is doing all they can to assist.  

The American College of Sofia

In addition to the ongoing, school-wide efforts that have raised funds and material donations for families suffering from the war in Ukraine, ACS is seeking to help displaced Ukrainian students in need of high school education. Depending on availability, placement will be created for students with the necessary English language skills and in accordance with ACS procedures developed regarding displaced Ukrainian students.

Read More about A Message from Richard T. Ewing, American College of Sofia
Anglo-American School of Moscow

As the world continues to watch the crisis in Ukraine, our thoughts are with Rachel Caldwell and her community. Rhonda Norris shared that the Anglo American School has released teachers from their contracts for the coming year and so many teachers from AAS are currently seeking a position. If you have positions to fill at your school, please contact ISS (International Schools Services) or Search Associates as they are doing whatever they can to assist. You may also contact the HR Department at Anglo-American School of of Moscow directly at hr@aas.ru to learn more about teachers who are seeking a position. 

Read More about UPDATE: ANGLO-AMERICAN SCHOOL IN MOSCOW
Pechersk International School

Rachel Caldwell shared with us what was happening in her community. Almost everyone has been able to leave the country but for a few unable to do so. With the help of Perchersk’s Communications and Marketing Manager, Nikita Vasyliev, Rachel is able to continue connecting with her faculty and students via online platforms as they work together through these extraordinarily difficult times.

Read More about UPDATE: PECHERSK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

 

LINKS

Many have asked what they can do to support these schools and communities. Please use the following links and resources to connect with and help these communities.


 

Please Share

If you have a school story you would like to share, or resources that we can post, please contact us at gerri-ann@aaie.org.