Director/Head of School
Gerald Redd is a teacher, professional development coach, and a believer in the Power of Yet. He has more than 25 years of educational experience encompassing school leadership, curriculum development, teaching and capacity building. He is recognized as an International professional development facilitator with a focus on human capital management and leadership development and has extensive experience with multicultural and diverse student populations.
2023 marks the beginning of his tenth year with Esol Education. He has previously served as the Director of Esol Education’s Universal College Aley (UCA) in Lebanon for seven years, and as Deputy Director of the American International School in Egypt for the past two years.
Gerald is joined by his wife Alondra and his children Jude and Penelope.
Gerald Redd holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a Bachelor’s in Music Education.
Primary School Principal
Our Elementary Principal, Brandon Rogers, has more than 20 years experience as an educator; 15 of those years as an international educator in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Mexico, and now at AIS Main. With a bachelor's in elementary education and a master's degree in educational leadership and management, he has been a classroom and reading teacher, curriculum coordinator, and a principal. Brandon brings his knowledge of curriculum design and implementation, the workshop model of instruction, and educational coaching.
Brandon is here with his wife, son, and two Siberian huskies and believes that all families come first, including the AIS family.
Middle School Principal
Kimnada has been living in Egypt and working at AIS for nearly five years in different capacities, including as a teacher, curriculum specialist, and school leader. She is a certified educator with nearly thirty years of experience in different school settings with diverse populations. And with over twenty years of classroom teaching experience from kindergarten through grade eight, Kimnada still thrives on the development of relationships with students.
She believes that every student can excel in any capacity given the opportunity, tools, and appropriate support. She relates well to multilingual learners and Third Culture Kids, as she has been one herself. Growing up in the United States, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, and Brazil exposed her to different languages and cultures and allowed her to live the experience of global learning.
High School Principal
Bruce has been an educator for nearly 30 years. He has taught all ages, from kindergarten to post-graduate, across three continents and seven different countries, and has served as an educational leader from K–12 in four international schools. Bruce, who has a Bachelor of Teaching, a Master's degree in Educational Technology, and more than 30 years of classroom experience, continues to be fascinated by the exciting collision of technology, teenagers, and teaching. He believes students are capable of amazing things and will exceed our expectations when given the chance.
Bruce gets his energy from helping those around him be better today than they were yesterday—a true challenge and a real privilege.
When he is not working with students, parents, and teachers to become better versions of themselves each day, he spends his time riding mountain bikes, playing musical instruments, writing and recording songs, and cooking for his wife and daughter.