Amy Louise Shaw Mabrouk
School Leader, Tunisia Maarif Schools
Amy Mabrouk is the Vice-Principal of the Maarif Primary and Lower-Secondary School in Tunis, Tunisia.
Her educational journey and professional experiences have been instrumental in shaping her perspective and its role in global communication.
She holds degrees from Keen State University and Antioch University. Her higher education experiences significantly broadened her horizons and instilled in her a view of education as a tool for improving worldwide communication, as opposed to a structured system.
In 1981, she left my hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, and embarked on a transformative journey to Tunisia with Peace Corps Tunisia. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, she had the privilege of working in both the Special Education and University sectors. The differences were enormous, but the belief that education can transform a student, a school, and a community has never wavered.
Her professional journey in Tunisia has been diverse, including Peace Corps Training Officer, owner, and principal of a preschool, and serving as the Director of the English Language Programs for AMIDEAST for over a decade. Each position highlighted different facets of education and the needs of students, reinforcing her belief that every student deserves the knowledge and opportunities that a solid educator and school system must provide. She has carried this commitment over my +40 years in the sector of education.
Outside of her work, her family is her center and balance. She loves reading, traveling, music from the ’70s, and learning about new cultures.