Dr. Mary Ashun joined the Ghana International School in 2014 and is currently in her 8th year of leading the school to transform how it teaches, learns, collaborates and grows. Prior to joining G.I.S as Principal and Head of School, she was a School Principal in Canada and taught (Chemistry, Biology and Maths) for several years in Canadian Schools. Mary also lectured at Redeemer University (Ontario) in the Faculty of Education, teaching and supervising pre-service and in-service teachers. Mary holds a BSc from Univ. of East London (UK), a B.Ed. from Univ. of Toronto, a Ph.D from SUNY Buffalo, NY and is a Klingenstein Fellow of The School of Education, Columbia University in NY. She is active in the Association of Internationally Certified Schools (ASICS) in Ghana as a Council Member, a Board Member of the Association of International Schools in Africa and the Chair of the Advisory Board of Young Africa Works, Mastercard Foundation’s new strategy tasked with reducing youth unemployment in Africa. Mary is a creative; she writes novels and short stories (13 published), musicals (3), and most recently (March 2022), executive-produced a student production of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka’s play, Death & The King’s Horseman. Mary is married to Joe and they have three adult sons.