Governance

The American School of Ulaanbaatar is a private school, owned by A.S.U. Co. Ltd., a corporation registered under the laws of Mongolia.

The Shareholders of A.S.U. have appointed an Advisory Board to provide objective advice and support to the Senior Management of the School. The Advisory Board makes non binding recommendations and addresses needs that are outside the usual, ongoing operations of the School.  At the request of Senior Management, the Advisory Board may:

  • provide advice, insight, input and act as a sounding board for the Faculty’s vision and strategic directions
  • evaluate and monitor school policies and procedures
  • provide information on the needs and views of the school
  • provide feedback and advice on programs and curriculum
  • provide a link to businesses, organizations and government
  • support development/fundraising efforts
  • provide community contacts
  • assist in developing alumni relations
  • assess post secondary opportunities for graduating students

The Advisory Board is comprised of seven individuals who represent the Mongolian community and are members of the international education sector who live abroad.

RICHARD ADAMS
RGA3M. Ed. University of Toronto, Ontario; B.A. (Hons.) Liverpool University, UK; Supervisory Officer, Ontario Ministry of Education

A native of Wales, Richard is a highly experienced teacher, administrator and consultant who has proven expertise in a variety of practical and developmental roles. In recent years he has focused on capacity building in schools, performance management, quality assurance, and professional training and development of academic and administrative positions of responsibility. As an education consultant he has conducted evaluations of schools and teaching staff in a number of countries, and has worked on a range of projects associated with effective schools, dimensions of educational leadership, and organizational change.

 

GARY DIAMOND
GaryM. A. in History, University of Toronto; B. Ed, University of Toronto, College of Education,  High School Specialists Certificate in English and History;  University of Manitoba, B.A.; Supervisory Officer, Ontario Ministry of Education

Gary’s is an experienced international educator who specializes in quality assurance, long term planning and monitoring. His career as a teacher, administrator, senior ministry of education official and international consultant has taken him to many countries where he has provided educational institutions with strategic advice and direction to help improve the quality of programs and services. Gary is the C.E. O of Educan Consultants an educational consulting firm that specializes in ensuring that programs and services meet international standards. He has consulted for educational institutions in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Trinidad, Europe and the U.A.E.

 

OYUNSUREN DUGARJAV
OyunaaBachelor of Arts, Moscow University

Mrs. Oyunsuren Dugarjav graduated from Moscow University of Industry in 1982.  After graduation, she worked for the Department of Public Enterprise, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Ministry of of Foreign Affairs. Government of Mongolia.  Mrs. Oyunsuren left the public sector in 1990 to manage a variety of private businesses in Mongolia including hotel and retail management.  Together with her husband, Mr. Zorigt, they developed a vision to establish an international school that provides educational opportunities for Mongolian citizens as well as expatriates to access a western style education that enables them to be global citizens.

 

ROGER DUTCHER
rogerM.S. (Educational Leadership), Troy University; M.H.R., University of Oklahoma; B.S. (Communication Studies) University of Maryland; B.S. (Social Science), University of Maryland;   School Administrator certification (Elementary and Secondary), Michigan Department of Education

Roger has taught at both the primary and secondary school levels in the United States, the Philippines and Mongolia.  He has over 25 years of experience living and working in international communities throughout Asia and Europe.  He has been part of the ASU community for more than six years and accepted the position of elementary school principal with the opening of the new facility in August 2013.

 

KATE SUTTON JONES
Kate

Ed.D Walden University,  M.Ed University of British Columbia, B.Ed McGill University, CAIS Diploma in Independent School Leadership

Kate is an experienced educator who has served internationally as a Director, Principal, Consultant and Staff Development Trainer.  She has an extensive background in school administration and has worked with schools in a variety of countries and educational programs.  Kate conducts Professional Learning workshops for schools internationally. – She is a Certified Presenter and Trainer. Passionate about the role of education in sustainable development globally, Kate volunteers her time and services with the not for profit organisation, Education Beyond Borders.

 

ALAN WOLFISH
alan wolfish3Bachelor of Arts Degree, Honors; Major in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Toronto, Bachelor of Laws Degree, University of Toronto; called to the Ontario Bar for the practice of law

Alan’s practice focuses on education law and policy (elementary, secondary and post secondary) and government relations. He serves clients at local, national and international levels.  As Legal Director (Ministry of Education and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities), he led teams of lawyers and educators in policy development and implementation, legislative drafting and media relations. He advised Ministers, Deputy Ministers and others regarding foreign and domestic investment in private career colleges and international schools.

 

ARIUN ZORIGT
ariun
MBA, INSEAD; Bachelor of Arts, Valparaiso University

Ariun has worked with American School of Ulaanbaatar since 2010 starting as a Student Services Officer to Business Manager. She lived abroad for 6 years where she learned to manage cross cultural team. She’s an entrepreneur and recently, she launched organic farming business.