Director, Dunecrest American School
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.
Admissions Director, Dunecrest American School
Ms. Candace Frazier-Klein joins the Dunecrest American School team with over eleven years of experience managing school admissions with Esol Education in Dubai.
“I am looking forward to meeting and supporting new families that are seeking an American school environment in an international setting.”
Working closely with school leadership teams, Ms. Frazier-Klein has deep knowledge of the international American education program, curriculum and pedagogy, the IB Diploma Programme, and the various university pathways available to graduates from Esol Education schools. With a background in customer service, her role includes consulting with parents, and assisting them in making the best educational choices for their children throughout the admissions process. Originally from Montreal, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Concordia University, Ms. Frazier-Klein, has lived in Dubai for over 15 years. In her spare time, she is an avid supporter for her children in their endeavors in baseball, softball, hockey and swimming, and stays active by walking and playing with the family pet dog.