Greetings from ASD
Thank you for your interest in joining our community. The Admission team looks forward to working with your family and to learning more about your child(ren). We also welcome students of determination.
As you begin this process, know you are considering a transformational school for your child(ren). ASD is a vibrant, diverse, and innovative school where an inspiring group of dedicated educators engage the minds and hearts of a dynamic group of students. "The result is an educational experience like no other — one where our students develop into adaptive learners positioned to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is simple: Every student. Future Ready.
We invite you to visit our campus and experience first hand our unique learning environment. Please feel free to call us at 04 395 0005 or send us an email at email@example.com. You may also CLICK HERE to request more information.
We look forward to learning about your family and welcoming you to campus soon.
The ASD Admissions Team
Craig Tredenick joined the ASD staff in 2018. He comes to ASD from Fort Worth, TX where he served as the Director of Enrollment Management at All Saints' Episcopal School. Craig is a certified Admission and Enrollment Professional and has presented internationally on enrollment management and leadership. His wife, Erica, is a also member of the ASD community. Craig and Erica welcomed their daughter, Charlie, in August of 2017.
Maria Peralta brings nearly 20 years of international school experience as a Registrar and Admissions Specialist to ASD. Maria is a certified Admissions and Enrollment Professional. She spent several years living in the US and settled in a former US naval base in the Philippines before coming to Dubai. Having been educated in American and international schools herself, Maria offers new families looking for an American education in an international setting guidance and support throughout the K1-5 admissions process as Elementary School Registrar.
Alex Rachubinski is new to the ASD Admissions team as the Admissions Specialist working with incoming Middle and High School students. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Alex has been in Dubai for 3 years. He has over 12 years working in international admissions at both the University and High School level. His wife, Andrea, a teacher here at ASD also; love exploring Dubai and finding all the amazing restaurants and coffee shops that the city has to offer. Alex is happy to help all families have an easy and smooth transition into the American School of Dubai.
Laura Palomo has just recently joined the admissions department as the Testing Coordinator and Registrar Support. She is well acquainted with American schools internationally, having been raised in Venezuela and Singapore. Laura is new to this position, but a familiar face in ASD. Before starting her family, she was a K1 teacher here at ASD in 2008, and currently has three children attending this school. Laura is pursuing another Masters to become an educational diagnostician, and further her studies and knowledge in diagnosing and assessing students.
Lara Rabia Mustapha joined the admissions department at ASD in August 2014. Lara is a Canadian citizen with a Lebanese background. She moved to Dubai in 2011, making it her 7th move in 14 years! Lara hopes to make Dubai her home for a long time. Lara's two daughters currently attend ASD.
Sarah Mahmoud, bilingual in English & Arabic, joined the admissions team in 2019 as a Customers Relations Officer. In her role, Sarah will be the first point of contact and will always be there to assist with the day to day activities as well as assisting in admissions. Sarah brings 8+ years of experience in Customer Relations as well as International Schools in the Middle East to ASD. She has two children and they moved to Dubai in 2018 hoping to make it their new home.