The Director's Hub
AES Director Mr. David Perry, shares insights on life and learning via the 'Director’s Blog'.
Welcome to the American Embassy School, New Delhi
At the American Embassy School, we are inspired by our students—by their youthful perspectives, their grasps on the technologies that are changing our world, and their interests in the service and the work that will make our world a healthier, more equitable place. Our students inspire us to teach them what we know, how to investigate, how to analyze, and how to communicate so that they can build upon and use their interests to make a difference in our world. At AES, we are also invested in continually building our sense of family. While students, families, and teachers regularly come and go, we will all always be Tigers—we will all always belong.
Almost 70 years ago, the American Embassy School was established to serve the expatriate and diplomatic community in New Delhi. The School’s sense of responsibility to serve as an educational, family-oriented hub has expanded over the years to include many people and initiatives beyond its campus. The School stands proudly behind its motto—Enter to Learn. Leave to Serve. Over the years, a lot has changed—the scope at times breathtaking and profound— but our commitment to service and our humanitarian spirit has continued to grow. The beauty of the AES program is that it has not only endured but strengthened in the face of change.
With this history and our strengths founded in community values, our mission and the school’s focus on our culture of belonging will drive us forward through the next 70 years, and always toward continual renewal and improvement. I hope you can join us at AES. I think you will be impressed by our beautiful campus, and highly qualified faculty and staff, and I know you will be impressed with our dynamic students. When you visit, you will enter a space where children are seen, heard, known, and valued as learners; where exceptional educators are co-designing learning experiences that challenge children to reach their highest potential; and where each and every member of our school community is engaged in the joyful pursuit of excellence.
—David Perry, Interim Director
Namaste from Our Director
David has been an educator for nearly three decades and has held senior leadership, counseling, and teaching positions in Chile, China, and the United States. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Clark University, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University.
When asked what he is most looking forward to about joining AES, David says, “I am excited to live on campus, to get to know the people, to work collaboratively with the Board and the senior leadership team, and for all the new tastes, sights, scents, and sounds of India!”