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Dr. Connie Buford, A Tribute

April 14, 1944 - January 5, 2022

 

The international school community is mourning the death of Dr Connie Buford, who passed away January 5 from complications related to leukemia. We at NESA are very saddened by this loss and extend our deepest sympathy to Connie's family.

Connie was a longtime 'Friend of NESA' who frequently attended and presented at NESA conferences, especially during her tenure as Executive Director of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), 1990-1999.

She was beautiful, whip-smart, and always exuded positive energy and 'light'. And you could hear her and her Southern accent coming a mile away!

One favorite memory we have of Connie is after her time at AISA, she taught a course in Athens and came to visit us at the NESA Center. We knew she’d arrived when this amazing Southern voice shouted, “Honey, I’m home!!"

She was a very special person. We will never forget her smile, laughter and warmth. Her legacy is characterized by an embrace of life, a kindness, a beauty inside and out. She was a gem.

READ THE FAMILY'S TRIBUTE ON THE AISA WEBSITE

You may post comments and tributes on the AISA webpage. If you'd like to contribute photos, please email with captions (names, where, when) to Peter Bateman: pbateman@aisa.or.ke


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