The AAS
Board

The Anglo-American School is a not for profit organisation that is governed by a Board of Directors that are all volunteers. The Board develops policies, financial guidelines, and long-term strategic plans.

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Board of Directors

It entrusts leadership and management-related issues to the Director who, in turn, works with faculty and staff to implement the best educational program possible within the parameters provided by the Board.

There are nine voting members of the School Board. The American Ambassador appoints four board members including the Chairperson. The British Ambassador appoints four Board members including the Vice-Chairperson. The elected Parent Teacher Organization President is the ninth board member. Ex-officio and non-voting members of the school board are the Director of the School, the Business Manager, and an elected Staff Representative. The Board reflects the diversity we have in our community and includes a number of parents at the school.

Each person brings different types of expertise to their role as a Board member (management, policy, finance, diplomatic, marketing etc.) and serve on Board Committees as well as attending the monthly meeting of the whole Board.

Andrea Brouillette-Rodriguez

Andrea Brouillette-Rodriguez assumed her duties as Deputy Chief of Mission in Sofia on June 30, 2021.  Previously, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.  Ms. Brouillette-Rodriguez joined the Foreign Service in 1996 and her previous overseas tours include Political/Economic Counselor in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Deputy Political Counselor in Moscow, Russia; Political Counselor in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Political/Economic Chief in Milan, Italy; Human Rights Officer and Assistant Public Affairs officer in Havana, Cuba; and tours in Copenhagen, Denmark and Buenos Aires, Argentina.  In Washington, she has served as the Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States; the El Salvador desk officer; on the Board of Examiners, which administers the entrance exam to prospective employees; and in the State Department’s Operations Center.

She holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, and a B.S. in Political Science from Barry University. She speaks fluent Spanish in addition to Bulgarian, Russian, and some Italian and Danish. She is married with two grown daughters.

Andy French
Co-Chair

Boni Bonev

Born on 02.08.1960. Swiss/Bulgarian citizenship. 1991-2005 Head of Banque Internationale pour le Commerce et le Développement (BICD)’ Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Finance Department. Head of BICD’ American Express Products & Services Department. Since 1994 Member, Board of Directors, Nestle Bulgaria. 2007-2008 Member, Board of Directors, Svilosa. Since 2013 Chairman, Supervisory Board of VAPTECH. Voluntary work: Chairman, Managing Board of the Bulgarian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (https://bscc.bg/en/about-bscc/structure/); Chairman, Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Bulgaria (www.jabulgaria.org); Honourable member of the Board of Directors of New Symphony Orchestra (www.nso.nsobg.com); Member of the Board of Directors of Anglo-American  School in Sofia  (www.aas-sofia.org); Chairman, Managing Board of Doctors’ Garden Association (www.doctorsgarden.org); Founding Member of the Association of the Bulgarian National Ballet (www.balletmarian.com).

Brent LaRosa

Brent LaRosa is the Cultural and Education Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia.  His previous overseas tours include Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, and Iraq.  In Washington, he served as the Special Assistant for Academic Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and as the Public Diplomacy Country Coordinator for Maritime Southeast Asia.  He is a former high school teacher with a decade of classroom experience in Howard County, Maryland.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and secondary education from Gettysburg College and a Master of Liberal Arts degree from McDaniel College.

Stanimira Georgieva

Stanimira Georgieva (Tania), born in Sofia, holds Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and also Math at Bologna University, Italy.

After more than 14y of successful career with a prestigious international finance corporation, Head of Human Resources, VP and Member of the Management Board at UniCredit CF IFN S.A. in Romania the passion for chocolate and its use as an instrument for inspiration and teams empowerment, a tool for fund raising in charity campaigns and a sweet promotion of social causes, an expression of creativity, bringing joy, sharing and goodness she becomes a social entrepreneur  and Master Chocolatier.

Aiming, through her work to create value, joy, inspiration, using all the knowledge and skills acquired so far, she has set herself the goal to continue and in an even broader aspect to support social projects, especially in the employment of people with intellectual challenges and from vulnerable groups.

Stanimira believes that life is a good adventure and we all can make the choice to live it wise and to be happy.

Nora Georgieva

Nora has been on the AAS Board since 2017 and has been a member of the Finance Committee. Nora graduated with the first class of the American University in Bulgaria with BA in Political Science and International Relations and Journalism and Mass Communicqtion. Later she continued her studies at City University of New York where she earned her MBA in Finance at the John Nash Honors Program. After completing her education, she worked in a variety of industries and in various roles including one of the leading advertising agencies in Sofia, a boutique investment bank in New York and JPMorgan in Sydney. She has a son at AAS and has been an active member of the AAS community since 2014.

Pamela Della Toffola

Pamela Della Toffola, born in Italy, received a degree in Italian, French, and Russian Philology from the University of Trieste, which has qualified her as a teacher.

She lived in Russia from 1994 to 2002, where she worked for an Italian advisory company as the head of its Moscow branch. In 2002, she moved to Sofia.  For the last 20 years she has been working for an advisory firm together with teaching Italian . She has two children, who both attended AAS since Kindergarten (Matteo is Class of 2021 and Chiara is Class of 2023).

She is proud to be a member of the Board of Directors of AAS since 2021 as a representative of the parents.

Julie Creamer

My name is Julie Creamer and I am happy to be able to serve on the AAS school board.  I’m originally from a small ranching community in Colorado and received a Bachelor’s degree in Education from UNLV.  I have taught elementary school for many years, most recently in Winchester, Virginia. I have three children who currently attend AAS and I am pleased to serve on the board as both a voice the parents and an advocate for the teachers.

Oliver Patten

I am with the British Embassy in Sofia with my family and have three children attending AAS.  I have been fortunate enough to serve at a number of countries, including Kenya and United Arab Emirates where my children also experienced international schooling.

My family and I are active in supporting our children’s activities, particularly figure skating for our daughters and football for our son.  I enjoy playing music and sports, presently do running and enjoy the kicking a football around whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Ex-Officio Board
Members

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Dr. Tim Fries
Director

Gary Foster
Faculty Representative

Selma Felice Maschetto de Sa
PTO Representative

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