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The Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) works with the NESA Center Staff in organizing our conferences and institutes. Made up of curriculum specialists from around the region, the PDAC meets three times a year to identify conference/institute speakers, suggest topics and strands and to provide input from the field as to what’s needed by our membership in the way of professional learning.

A great group—collaborative, productive and pro-active—and a wonderful resource for NESA.

PDAC at its March, 2017, meeting in Bangkok, prior to the NESA Spring Educators Conference: (front row kneeling) David Chojnacki-NESA Exec. Director; (center row l-r) Maddy Hewitt-KAUST School & incoming NESA Exec. Dir. as of July, 2017, Gail Seay (PDAC Chair), Tara Waudby, Jennifer Hughes, Tracey Carey, Bridget Doogan-NESA Dir. of Prof'l Learning; (back row l-r) David Chadwell, Fiona Reynolds, Michelle Kuhns.

PDAC Members

  • Gail Seay (PDAC Chair) | American School of Doha, Qatar
  • Jenny Canar | American International School - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Tracey Carey | Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • David Chadwell | Cairo American College, Egypt
  • Lisa Emborsky | American Community School of Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Kerry Harder | The American International School of Muscat, Oman
  • Jennifer Hughes | American Community School, Amman, Jordan
  • Michelle Kuhns | American School of Dubai, UAE
  • Mishka Mourani | International College, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Fiona Reynolds | American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Tara Waudby | International Schools Group, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

New PDAC Members 2017-2018:

  • Hanadi Dayyeh | American Community School at Beirut, Lebanon
  • Shirley Droese | American Embassy School-New Delhi, India
  • Dan Love |American International School-Chennai, India
  • Dave Nelson | American Community Schools of Athens, Greece
  • Derek Nelson | Qatar Foundation Schools, Doha
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