Director’s message 20

November 10, 2020

RE: Association Meeting and School Governance 2020 – 2021

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Academic Excellence, Economic Security, and Long-Term School Viability

Board Mission: The International School of Ouagadougou Board of Trustees, in active partnership with the community, shall provide an academically excellent, economically secure, safe and nurturing environment. The Board of Trustees’ goal is long-term school viability for all students, through a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes quality education, while meeting and exceeding international standards, and challenging each student to build on natural abilities and develop skills to be a life-long learner!

This is just a quick reminder for those who both expressed interest, and also remain “willing to serve” to advance the growth of our academic institution. Next Tuesday, we will hold our November Association Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the ISO Auditorium. All members of the ISO association (Parents, Teachers) are encouraged to attend.

During this meeting, the Board of Trustees will:

  • Provide an overview on the progress that our Association has made since our last “physical” meeting in November of 2019.
  • Elect and select members from the Association to serve on the ISO Board of Trustees.

The core goal of Governance is not just to focus on the “here” and “now”, but also having the unique responsibilities as a Trustee in holding the school’s future viability “in trust.”

Last year’s Board of Trustees discovered that the challenges and demands of trusteeship are considerable, and so are the rewards: being part of an honorable enterprise, realizing the power of collaboration, and enjoying the satisfaction of service.

If you have any additional questions, or would like questions brought discussed at the Association meeting, please contact the Board directly at

To be considered for the Board election, today is the last day to fill out the attached form. Please return it to

Thank you