Director's Dispatch: 2022 Board Election



A nine-member Board of Trustees governs ISD. The trustees are elected by the Association of International School of Dakar, which is comprised of parents or guardians whose children attend ISD and the teachers. As the trustees serve two-year terms, four or five people need to be elected every year. ISD is fortunate to have dedicated trustees who believe in best practices in governance and have helped the school move forward in recent years. Some of them will be leaving Dakar at the end of this school year, and we will need other parents who will be willing to take on this responsibility.


The Board of Trustees has four major responsibilities.

  1. Developing a strategic plan for the future of the school

  2. Overseeing school policy

  3. Approving annual budget and long-term financial planning

  4. Hiring, supporting, and supervising the school director

To understand the role of trustee better, I would invite interested parents to speak with one of our current members. Click here to see their names and photos. Parents who are interested in running for one of the vacant Board seats, click here for more information.


Interested candidates should send a CV, photo, and letter of intent stating why they would like to run for a trustee position to boardbox@isd.sn. The deadline for registering as a candidate is Monday, April 4th, 2022.