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Cathy AlObaid

I am a CEO of Global Opportunities General Trading and Contracting Co., and an Oil and Gas Professional who proudly has a student attending AUS now in her first year of High School.

As a Parent of AUS, an Educational Consultant, previous Teacher of English as a second language, and Business Owner, I would like to continue the work of the PTSO founders by networking with the AUS Community, providing exciting activities, learning experiences thru volunteer Ted Talks, engaging parents, educators, community and stakeholders.

My Background includes a long history of serving diverse Communities in Kuwait and globally.

As a Global Citizen I feel obligated to continuously commit to volunteering at AUS and contribute to helping provide support and the best opportunities for our children and the AUS Community at large enhancing the amazing programs to include the gifted program planned, and other activities that the PTSO has been diligently successfully in providing.

My goals; I envision an amazing year as our first graduating class at AUS, and the first opportunity to work towards our goals as Parents in supporting accreditation.


Dr. Dalal AlOmar

I have always been interested to join school boards as I have 3 kids in different grades and can make social connections with many families. I also have experience volunteering in school activities in Canada and the United States, I am a mother of 3 kids and a dentist from Kuwait. I graduated from Kuwait University with a bachelor degree in basic medical sciences and a bachelor degree in dental medicine. I completed my post graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States in the specialty of Oral Medicine with a Master of Science in Oral Biology.


Dr. Mashael Alomar

I believe in adding and improving as well as love being involved in order to achieve the aims of AUS PTSO



Dina Al-Waheab

I have 3 kids in AUS in all three levels. It is our first year in the AUS, back from the United Kingdom! I am a Business and Organization Psychologist holding a Masters degree from Coventry University, United Kingdom, I am also a fitness instructor. So I am passionate of building the perfect minds in healthy bodies!

My main goal is developing leaders from high school to establish good citizenship and proper leadership skills from a young age.


Dr. Juliet Dinkha

Dr. Dinkha is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the American University of Kuwait (AUK) since 2005. Dr. Dinkha is also a board member of the American Business Council of Kuwait (ABCK), whereby she is involved in promoting American business interests in Kuwait. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Purdue University, a Master's degree and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. She has published various professional papers and made presentations at local and international conferences. Dr. Dinkha's research focuses on cultural issues as it relates to body image, identity, depression, violence prevention, discrimination, motivation and individual satisfaction. She teaches variety of psychology courses where she engages her students in current research projects, and offers internship and independent study opportunities for those students who are interested in a graduate career in clinical psychology. In concurrence with her teaching and research activities, Dr. Dinkha is also a psychologist at a private practice whereby she provides personal Coaching/Consultation/ Psychotherapy/Training to a diverse client population. Dr. Juliet Dinkha has had extensive clinical experiences working in the Middle East as well as the United States of America.


Liesl Cheney

I’m enthusiastic about the opportunities and experiences that international, multi-cultural upbringing affords children, and want to help in anyway to positively impact AUS and the children that attend the school, as well as the PTSO

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  • Amani Abdulhasan - President
  • Pakinam Abdul Rahman - Vice President
  • Mayada El-Gohary - Treasurer
  • Pia Dey Verma - Secretary
  • Lama Al Babtain - Elementary School Representative
  • USHA NARAYANAN- Middle School Representative
  • Hanan Al Tabakh - High School Representative


  • Amani Abdulhasan - President
  • Pakinam Abdul Rahman - Vice President
  • TAMMY ALI - Treasurer
  • Pia Dey Verma - Secretary
  • Yasmin Alsabah - Elementary School Representative
  • Reem Alrubaie - Middle School Representative


  • Amani Abdulhasan - President
  • Pakinam Abdul Rahman - Vice President
  • Pia Dey Verma - Secretary
  • Yasmin Alsabah - Elementary School Representative
  • Reem Alrubaie - Middle School Representative



Article I:


The name of the organization shall be American United School Parent/Teacher/Student Organization (PTSO).

Article II:

Mission Statement and Purpose

1. The Mission of the PTSO

“Taking education to the next level through commitment, collaboration and communication among parents, students and educators”

2. The Purpose of the PTSO is :

A. To foster and nurture relationships among parents, educators and students for the benefit of the school community.

B. To develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement in the promotion of student welfare.

C. To recruit and coordinate volunteers, provide special recognition in awards ceremonies or through other activities, organize parent education events.

D. Support in lieu of a Booster club, music, foreign language club, sports, theatrical productions and much more.

Article III:


Members of the PTSO are all students, parents and guardians whose children are students in the school. Members also include staff and administration of the school as determined by the School Director.

Article IV:

Executive Council

There shall be an Executive Council (ExCo) that will serve as the administrative arm of the PTSO. The ExCo will meet once per month. A quorum will consist of at least four (4) ExCo officers (non-school employees).

Section 1

The ExCo shall include a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Parent Representative (one from each level: Elementary, Middle School and High School), one Teacher from each level, one Elementary Student, one Middle School Student Council member, one High School Student Council member and Princi- pals of Elementary, Middle School and High School.

Section 2

A. All ExCo officers, except the Principals and Teachers, shall be elected at an annual meeting held in the first two months of each school year.

B. Election of ExCo officers shall be by ballot except when there is only one nominee for an office.

C. The ExCo officers shall be elected to serve for one school year.

D. Their term of office shall begin following the election after a one month transitional period of hand over.

Section 3

The Teacher representatives will be selected for a one-school year term by and from among the AUS teachers in the school.

Section 4
No ExCo officer shall hold more than one office at a time.

Section 5

There shall be no limit to the number of consecutive terms an ExCo officer may hold the same position.

Section 6

Vacancies on the ExCo will be filled as soon as possible by majority vote amongst ExCo officers.

Section 7

When an ExCo officer fails to attend without adequate excuse or if the ExCo officer is not fulfilling his/her responsibilities as prescribed in the by-laws, the officer may be replaced by the ExCo, by a vote of at least four (4) officers (non-school employees) and the position may be filled according to Article IV Section 5.

Section 8

ExCo officers should not also be members of the School Advisory Board, except the PTSO President and the Principals. However, the PTSO President should always serve on the School Advisory Board.

Section 9

Before an ExCo officer or spouse accepts a position from the school with any remuneration, full disclosure shall be provided to the PTSO in order to disclose the relationship.

Article V:

Duties of the ExCo and its members

Section 1

The President shall preside at all PTSO meetings and shall ensure that all tasks undertaken by the PTSO are completed.

Section 2

The Vice President assists and shall serve in the absence of the President including filling in when there is a vacancy amongst ExCo officers.

Section 3

The Secretary shall keep a record of all PTSO meetings and any required correspondence (including minutes, briefs, etc.). Minutes should be circulated within one week following PTSO or ExCo (or other) meetings.

Section 4

The Treasurer will keep the PTSO’s financial records and books in good order and will be primarily responsible for all financial transactions. The financial books will be kept on a monthly basis and shall be made available, upon request, to the general PTSO membership. Any commitment to spend or actual expenditure will be signed by the Treasurer and either the President or the Secretary.

Section 5

The Teacher representatives shall be present during PTSO meetings. The Teacher representatives serves as liaison between PTSO and staff and keeps PTSO members informed of staff concerns or ideas.

Section 6

The Principals shall be present during PTSO meetings. The Principals provide the PTSO with information on administrative developments in their respective schools.

Section 7

The Students representatives shall be present during PTSO meetings. The Students representatives serve as the liaison between PTSO and student council and keeps PTSO members informed of students concerns or ideas.

Section 8

The Parent Representatives of Elementary, Middle School and High School keep PTSO members informed of parent concerns and/or ideas.

Article VI:


Section 1

PSTO meetings will be held a minimum once a quarter, preferably on a fixed day each month (e.g., 1st Tuesday, 2nd Wednesday, etc.). PTSO meetings will be open to all members.

Section 2

Special PTSO meetings shall be called by the President and/or two or more ExCo officers with adequate notice.

Section 3

A quorum will consist of those present. There will be one vote per PTSO member. Unless stated other- wise, PTSO decisions will be decided by majority voting.

Section 4

Executive Council (ExCo) meetings are for the elected ExCo members only. Others may attend by invitation only from an Executive Council member.

Article VII:


Section 1

Committees, standing or special, will be appointed by the ExCo as and when required.

Section 2

Each committee will make reports to the ExCo and will submit a written report on its annual activities.

Article VIII:

Amendment of By-laws

Section 1

Proposed amendments should be forwarded to the Secretary of the ExCo, who will include it on the agenda for deliberation and voting at the next PTSO meeting. These by-laws can be amended at a board meeting and approved at a general meeting of the PTSO by a simple majority vote of the quorum as defined in section IV of the by laws.

Section 2

Copies of these By-laws will be available on the school PTSO website.

Article IX:


In the event of dissolution of the PTSO, any funds that have accrued to the PTSO’s account will be placed in a school account which will be held until a new parent organization is established or as determined by the School Director and Advisory Board.


School Year 2015-2016 Minutes

School Year 2016-2017 Minutes

Location: Middle School Building G-15

  • PTSO Board Elections—October 5th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m

Dear AUS Parents,

The role of the PTSO is to help strengthen our school community. How do we achieve that? What we work on this year... what we work on next year... how we make the school a better place... it's up to us parents and your membership! There's no better cause!

We welcome you to become more involved in the PTSO and assist in our many committee opportunities. Your participation is welcomed at any level, whether it be simply becoming a member, attending a PTSO meeting, taking on a committee position or volunteering to work at a PTSO school event. The success of the PTSO relies on the consistent and enthusiastic support and involvement of our AUS parents.

"We want to make our school a great place for our kids to thrive"

The purpose of the AUS PTSO is to promote and support the educational community and the social activities of AUS. The PTSO strives to provide clear and current communication to our stakeholders. We have built strong, cooperative relationships with local area businesses as well as with our teachers and school staff. The PTSO works to enrich the educational experience for our students through a myriad of activities organized by dedicated parent volunteers.

We hope you will plan to support and volunteer at many of our events such as: Winter Wonderland, Falloween, Coffee Mornings, support to school events such as Arts Night, Field Days and other events which our students truly enjoy and help to make our school community thrive.