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Parent Elections for the Board of Governors : 18 April

Every year at the Association General Meeting (AGM) in April, parent volunteers stand for election to the ICS Board of Governors. With the new Board profile change that passed an Association vote this year, this April, there are two open parent elected positions that will serve for a one-year term. Then next year in 2019, two parent elected members will serve for a two-year term.  

The ICS Board of Governors, the primary group of people entrusted to represent the International Community School of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Association (parents, teachers and teaching assistants) in determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance. The Board works with ICS Leadership by providing mission-based and strategic support.  The day-to-day operations are led by Head of School.  

If you are interested in serving on the Board for one year, please submit the following:

  • a one-page letter of interest, why you would like to be on the Board, what skills and experience you bring.
  • a recent CV/resume – no more than 2 pages
  • a current photo 

Please confirm your candidacy and submit your documents via email to at

TO SEE THE FULL DETAILS and Skills/Experience that we are looking for, click HERE

Election Timeline

22 February - 16 March: Submit "Letters of Interest" to Board 

26 March - 30 March: Record introduction videos 

4 April – 18 April: Candidate CVs and videos available to the ICS Community

11 April – 18 April: Absentee electronic and paper voting begins

18 April:  Association General Meeting with Speeches from Candidates, voting and final tally


The International Community School is an Association. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School, and on professional members of the staff. Every year the school has two Association General Meetings (AGMs).

General Information

ICS Addis is governed by a nine-member Board of Governors. The US Ambassador appoints one member, the Board appoints six members and two parents are elected.

The Board of Governors operates within a Policy Governance model based on the work of John Carver. The Head of School is the Board’s only employee and must work toward Organizational Ends and within the Executive Limitations that are defined in the Board’s policy manual. The Board tries to focus on the future well-being of the school and its programs, and leaves daily management to the Head of School and his staff. Parents who have concerns are always encouraged to speak to a teacher, a principal or the Head of School before bringing something to the Board.

The Board meets regularly throughout the year. All members of the Association are welcome to attend the two AGMs. 

To reach the Board of Governors email us at:

School year 2017-18 Board of Governors



End of Term


Beate Leitermann


June 2019

(Cathy) Xin Ma


June 2020

Dawn Bryan


June 2021

Karin Steiner


June 2019

Melissa Varma



Michael Zink


June 2022

Mirafe Marcos


June 2020

Patrick Scott


June 2021

Sirak Solomon


June 2019

Dr. Tim Stuart



George Zickefoose



Kristi Williams



To access the board Statutes and Bylaws, click HERE.