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Meet our Leadership


Welcome from the Head of School - Greg Hughes

Welcome to the American International School of Abuja.

As with all schools, we are pleased to showcase our strong academic curriculum, our world class facilities and the holistic nature of our educational program that helps each one of our students to respect and appreciate the world and their growing role within it.

Equally as important, we have gone to great lengths to convey the sense of community that exists within our amazing school. We all take pride in our achievements and for those of you looking to become a part of our family, I am sure that once you arrive you will be immersed in our school spirit and our commitment to becoming the best international school on the African continent.

We all deeply love AISA and I am sure that this will be evident as you continue your journey through the pages of this website.

Greg Hughes - Head of School

Greg Hughes
Head of School

Greg holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and he has worked internationally for over 20 years with previous Director/Superintendent positions in Guinea, Sudan, Lesotho and Eritrea.

Gregg Shoultz
MS/HS Principal

Gregg earned his PhD from the University of Iowa and served as principal at Northwest Junior High School and principal at Iowa City West High School before coming to AISA.

Wayne Burnett
Elementary Principal

Wayne is originally from Toronto, Canada, son of immigrants from Barbados. He first went overseas to teach in Japan for a year and has not been back (to live) in over 25 years.

Sarah Pedersen
Curriculum Coordinator

Sarah received her Masters of Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University and served as a Social Studies and English Teacher, curriculum head, and Library of Virginia Teaching Fellow.

Chris Pretorius
Business Manager

Chris worked at 4 different international schools in Africa and SouthEast Asia before coming to AISA and he has a keen interest in Finance and is experienced in forensic accounting and fraud investigations.

John Hinkle
IT Director

John earned his MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Tech and has been at AISA since 2016.