Our Leadership Team

At American School of Santo Domingo, we believe that strong leadership is the cornerstone of educational excellence. Our dedicated team plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of our students and fostering an environment of growth, empowerment, and success. With passion, vision, and unwavering commitment, our leaders work collaboratively to create a nurturing and inspiring learning community for all.

Our team comprises exceptional educators, administrators, and staff members who bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and innovation to the table. It is not just a group of individuals; it is a cohesive unit that strives to ignite the spark of curiosity in every student, foster a love for learning, and equip them with the skills and confidence to become responsible global citizens. They lead by example, inspiring both students and fellow educators to reach their full potential and exceed their own expectations.

On this page, you will have the opportunity to get to know our passionate leaders, their unique contributions to the school community, and their dedication to creating an enriching educational experience. Whether it's ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment, implementing innovative teaching methods, or establishing strong partnerships with parents and the wider community, our leadership team is at the heart of everything we do.

Wara González
Head of School

I am an educator with more than 30 years of experience in the field. As a licensed psychologist with a Master’s degree in Education and a postgraduate degree in Early Childhood, I believe that teaching is about inspiring young minds to achieve their intellectual and emotional potential through the acquisition of life skills and strategies for critical thinking.

Norma Oliveira
Curriculum Director

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Marisela Bencosme
Middle School & High School Principal & Students and Parents Affairs Director

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Alicia de Pool
Preschool and Elementary School Principal

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Patricia Cáffaro
Academic Management & Wellness Director
Wara González
Head of School
Norma Oliveira
Curriculum Director
Marisela Bencosme
Middle School & High School Principal & Students and Parents Affairs Director
Alicia de Pool
Preschool and Elementary School Principal
Patricia Cáffaro
Academic Management & Wellness Director

Curriculum coordinators

Andrea Pizano
Patricia Mejía
Ana Priscilla Núñez
Mariel Mena

Administrative Staff

Clarissa Rodríguez
Administrator
Maria Alejandra López
Admissions Officer
Gloria Alonso Deschamps
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Blanca Bonnelly
Data Analyst
Gabriela Agüero
Operations Officer

Extension School

Asami Tateyama
Extension School Director
María José Fernández
Outdoor Education Coordinator
Ana Paola Jiménez
Talent School Coordinator

Psychology Department

María Victoria Espaillat
Elementary Psychologist
Odile González
High School Psychologist | Counselor
Elisa Roldán
Middle School Psychologist
Brenda Cabral
Restorative Practices Specialist
Estephanny Rincón
Learning Specialist
María Luisa Piña Báez
Preschool Psychologist