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Director's Welcome

Dear Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Dunecrest American School. Our school will open in the Fall of 2018 and we will continue to write our history with every new day.

Our mission at Dunecrest is “to provide a holistic American education that inspires students to discover their talents, pursue their passions, and make a positive impact on their communities and the world beyond.”

We will achieve this mission by living our principles every day and in every endeavor. We will also achieve our mission by being active participants in our vision “to be a vibrant learning community that nurtures global leaders.”

Dunecrest American School seeks to graduate young people whose creativity and independence of thought sustain their continuing inquiry and reflection, whose interest in others and the world around them surpasses their self-concern, and whose passion for learning impels them beyond what they already know.

At Dunecrest we believe in the foundational importance of scholarship, the value of dialogue, and the need for academically curious young people to belong to a kind, creative, diverse, and joyful community. We challenge our students to engage deeply in learning, appreciate one another, and grow into adults who are intellectually adventurous, ethically sure-footed, and generous of heart and spirit.

We encourage you to become part of our educational community and partner with us on our journey of educational excellence.

Educationally Yours,

Bill Delbrugge
Director
Dunecrest American School

"At Dunecrest we believe in the foundational importance of scholarship, the value of dialogue, and the need for academically curious young people to belong to a kind, creative, diverse, and joyful community."

View Mr. Delbrugge's Profile

Dunecrest American School’s Founding Director, Mr. Bill Delbrugge, brings with him his extensive school leadership experience in both the United States and overseas. In the US, Mr. Delbrugge served as the Superintendent of Schools in Flagler County, Florida, heading a team responsible for all facets of education for 26,000 students in schools spanning PreK-12, colleges and community education. In every year of Mr. Delbrugge’s tenure as Superintendent, the school district was rated “A” by the Florida Department of Education. Prior to his time in Florida, Mr. Delbrugge had the honor to serve 1.5 million students in the State of Georgia as Director of Research and Reporting for the Georgia Department of Education Office of Education Accountability.
Mr. Delbrugge moved to Cairo, Egypt in 2010 to assume his first international position as Director the Headship of Esol Education’s American International School in Egypt (AISE). Under Mr. Delbrugge’s leadership, AISE, an American and IB World School, has grown from 1,300 students to its current enrollment of 3,100 students on two campuses. AISE has also become one of the leading American schools in the Middle East and Africa in terms of student achievement.
Mr. Delbrugge strives to help all students find success, build character, and develop passion for community involvement. He also believes that a positive and productive school environment for students, teachers and parentsfosters academic growth, inspires global mindedness and creates an uncompromising resolve to keep your character at the center of your actions and aspirations. Bill received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee and his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Trevecca University.