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From the Director

We believe AUS is a catalyst that will transform this community’s most valuable potential – the students that walk through our doors. Our talented and creative staff will challenge and inspire young minds to reach their potential and make lifelong connections and experiences. The first graduates of AUS will be the class of 2019. It is with a sense of pride that these seniors will be the standard bearers for excellence and achievement when they leave our campus.

This school year we embark on these initiatives:

  • Developing a new strategic plan;
  • Integrating global citizenship across our curriculum;
  • Reviewing and implementing recommendations from our successful CIS/MSA accreditation visit;
  • Graduating the first students from AUS.

At American United School we understand a multi-cultural learning environment benefits all students. Our philosophy is to prepare students for a changing world as they recognize differences and similarities and engage with each other skillfully and respectfully. In order for AUS to sustain this culture of belonging where all within our school community feel entitled and therefore experience transformative growth, we must have parents as active partners.

I invite you to visit us and experience AUS first hand to understand why we are

…A Better Choice.

Welcome to School Year 2018-19.

Jennifer J. Beckwith, Ph.D.

Founding Director

Dr. Beckwith joins AAIE Advisory Board

Jennifer J. Beckwith's Biography

Professional Experience

Principal / Director:

Principal Experiences at the K-12 level in Norway, Brussels, Belgium and Bahrain.
Principal Experiences at 9-12 level in UK and Germany.
Boarding School Experiences in Netherlands and Bahrain.

Superintendent/ Assistant Superintendent:

Supervised 18 schools spanning the southern tip of Italy, north to the Italian Alps, & the Islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
Supervised 26 schools in Turkey, Bahrain, Spain and Portugal.


Ph.D., Educational Administration with College Teaching, GPC Vanderbilt University
M.Ed., Guidance and Counselor Education, Southern University, Michigan State
B.S., Music Education and English, Southern University
Harvard’s Principal Institute and William and Mary Leadership Forum .