Fes Leadership Team, 2017-2018
|Our Staff||Our Biographies|
| Michelle Hasbrouck, Founder and Director |
Michelle graduated with a B.S. in Educational Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a M.A. from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She worked abroad as an English teacher in Budapest, Hungary for 2 years and in Wuhan, China for 3 months. In the United States, Michelle worked as a middle school science teacher for 5 years and served as a Team Lead Teacher for 3 years. After founding the American School of Fes, Michelle worked as a math and English teacher for 5 years.
| Ashley Olson, Principal |
Ashley graduated with a B.F.A. in Drama from Syracuse University in 2005 and with a M.A. in Educational Theater from New York University in 2010. She has a TESOL/TEFL Certificate from Oxford Seminars, which she received in 2011. Ashley worked for 7 years in New York City as a Literacy Coordinator, an early childhood educator, a teaching artist, and as a drama teacher. She has experience teaching theater in Zanzibar, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya through Global Empowerment Theatre, a non-profit organization where she currently serves as the Program Director. Prior to coming to Morocco, Ashley was the School Director and Head Teacher in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
| John Millen, Vice Principal|
John graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and with a M.Ed. from Concordia University. He has taught in both the United States and Morocco as a Geometry and Algebra teacher, totaling more than 12 years of classroom experience. John also has taught life skills courses, has worked with Peer Counselors, and has served as a Guidance Counselor at the American School of Fes.
| Sarah Quinn, ASLI Director |
Sarah graduated with a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Georgia in 2011 and a M.Ed. from Harvard University in 2015. She taught English and worked in community development in rural Morocco for 2.5 years as a United States Peace Corps volunteer. Sarah has several years’ worth of experience working as a museum educator, designing educational programming for the Georgia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Harvard Art Museums. She also volunteers and develops educational curricula for Project Soar, a non-profit organization based in Marrakech that seeks to empower rural girls.
| Hicham Samar, Finance Director |
Hicham graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and a M.B.A. He owns a variety of small businesses both in Morocco and abroad, and has experience in cross-cultural company management. Hicham is a website and applications creator, including for the American School of Fes websites. He has worked as a math and physics instructor high school students for the past two years.