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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, 2019, meeting in Bangkok, prior to the NESA Spring Educators Conference: (standing, l-r): Andrea Fossum, Kerry Harder, Fiona Reynolds, Jessica Davis, Glen Karlsson, Dave Nelson, Madeleine Hewitt-NESA Exec. Director, Dan Love. (Seated, l-r): Shirley Droese, Gail Seay, Jennifer Ricks, Hanadi Dayyeh, Bridget Doogan-NESA Dir. of Prof'l Learning. Not pictured: Jenny Canar.

PDAC Members 2019-2020

• Shirley Droese (PDAC Chair) | The American Embassy School, New Delhi, India
• Jenny Canar | American International School - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• Jessica Davis | Riffa Views International School, Manama, Bahrain
• Hanadi Dayyeh | American Community School Beirut, Lebanon
• Andrea Fossum | American Community School, Amman, Jordan
• Daniel Gordon | Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
• Rhonda Guitroz | American United School of Kuwait, Sabah Al Salem
• Kerry Harder | The American International School of Muscat, Oman
• Glen Karlsson | American School of Dubai, UAE
• Dan Love | American International School Chennai, India
• Fiona Reynolds | American School of Bombay, Mumbai, India
• Jennifer Ricks | American Community School of Abu Dhabi, UAE