Cairo American College


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dear CAC Community,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees it is an honor and pleasure to welcome you back to the second half of this school year. This has been an especially challenging time of the year as we deal with the educational and health concerns brought to us by COVID-19. We have been especially blessed this year with skilled, diverse and committed board members and administrative team members that have dedicated their time and attention to important and unprecedented matters that affect our school community on a daily basis. The board continues its fiduciary responsibility by monitoring execution of this year’s budget and looking to the future by preparing for our 2021-2022 operational and capital budget. We continue to move towards the safe completion of the High School renovation project whilst exploring our master plan expansion efforts. The board is also busy this year with our accreditation self-study, child protection policies and procedures as well as kicking off our long term strategic planning effort on the weekend of January 29th, 2021. 

The CAC community is one of our greatest assets.  We are blessed with an involved and committed community that is integral to our success. Your involvement allows us to continue our tradition of excellence and sends a clear message to your children that school matters. 

The CAC Board of Trustees every year seeks to recognize members of our community through the CAC Community/Core Values award. This award is presented to members of our community who exhibit the CAC core values by making exceptional and varied contributions to the CAC community. 

The CAC Core Values are: Compassion, Creativity, Courage, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, and Responsibility. If you know of someone who has made a difference in the lives of our CAC Community while exhibiting these core values, please nominate her/him for the Core Values Award. 

All members of the community - not currently on the Board of Trustees - are eligible to be considered for this award including faculty and staff so long as they make contributions to the community that are over and above their regular, expected duties. 

The nomination form is available here. Forms can also be obtained from the Board Executive Assistant, Nawal Gamal, on the 3rd floor of the Admin Building or via email board@cacegypt.org. Nominations are due no later than 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 14, 2021. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge the contributions of your friends and colleagues to the CAC community. 

On behalf of the CAC Board of Trustees, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy New Year and a happy, prosperous and peaceful 2021. We sincerely hope that 2021 brings you peace, success, and fulfillment during those very challenging and stressful times.

With my warmest regards,

Maha ElShinnawy

Board Chair, Cairo American College

2020-2021 CAC Board Members: Hassan Abdou (community rep), Randall Budden (U.S. Embassy rep), Maha ElShinnawy (AUC rep and Board Chair), Nawal Gamal (Executive Assistant), Ursula Hammerich (community rep and Board Secretary), Jared Harris (Head of School), Sam Levin (NAMRU rep), David Li (Apache rep), May Oweiss (appointed rep and Board Treasurer), Amal Soliman (community rep), TBD (BP rep), Tarek Zaghloul (appointed rep), Marwan Ziwar (community rep).



1 Midan Digla, Maadi
Cairo, Egypt


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