High School Administration
Dr. Cassandra Hazel, Principal
As High School Principal, I am dedicated to facilitating a team-centered atmosphere that encourages excellence in all academic areas. High school is a crucial turning point for students and it is our goal to encourage and empower ASK students towards academic greatness and prepare them for post secondary education. Being a part of the ASK community has given me the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of teachers, administration and staff who share the common goal of increasing student development and academic achievement. My educational background and personal experiences have helped shape my philosophy of education. It is my belief that all students are capable of learning at their highest level possible. Here at ASK we will continue to be a committed and focused educational team that provides all of our students with the skills needed to successfully achieve their academic goals and create lifelong learners in the process.
Dr. Cassandra Hazel has obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership & Administration, Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Doctorate Degree in Psychology. Dr. Hazel has over 12 years experience working in both secondary and post-secondary education.
Monique Livsey, Assistant Principal
I am delighted to be continuing as a member of the ASK team this year and to be working with such a motivated and passionate group of students and educators. I feel privileged to be a part of a community dedicated to a culture of learning that takes place both in and out of the classroom. Whether it be in joining AP classes, art programs, or after school athletics, I will do my part to help your child grow within our community. As Assistant Principal, I will embrace the enthusiasm that exudes from our students, parents, and teachers and use this energy to put a critical eye on our methods, reexamine our choices, and find ways to improve upon them. I am committed to working together, building and strengthening relationships, setting high expectations for students, teachers, and especially, myself, to foster a community that is collaborative, compassionate, and forever striving to meet any challenge. Let’s have an amazing year!
Monique Livsey is from Atlanta, Georgia and has 21 years of experience in education. She has been a part of the ASK community for the past 18 years taking on roles and responsibilities of teacher, parent, and administrator. She taught Mathematics at the American School of Kuwait for 6 years, at the American University of Kuwait for 10 years, and is back at ASK for her second year as an Assistant Principal. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Math Education at Vanderbilt University and later earned a Masters of Architecture Degree from GA Tech University. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, learn about new cultures, and travel.
Mr. Joseph Dunn, Assistant Principal
As Assistant Principal at ASK I am excited to work with Dr. Hazel and Mrs. Livsey, counselors, teachers, staff, and parents to help prepare the students of ASK for their academic and professional careers. Education is the pursuit of knowledge and betterment of self. I am certain that working together, being fair, firm and consistent that we as a community will help our students reach their full potential and achieve their goals.
Joseph Dunn is from Wichita, Kansas and has over 12 years experience in education. He holds a Bachelor in Secondary Education, Masters in Education from Newman University in Curriculum and Instruction. He completed his Building Leadership training from Newman University as well. Mr. Dunn came to ASK in 2016 after doing previous work in: Spain, Guatemala, Uganda, India, Bangladesh, and the United States. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter.
Lena Hakim, College Counselor
Welcome to a new and exciting school year at ASK! I am thrilled to be working with our juniors and seniors this year and I hope I will be able to offer them as much assistance and guidance as possible in their journey to college. My door is always open to parents and students alike and I am happy to try and answer all your questions, making college preparation and the college application process stress-free.
Lena Hakim has been at ASK since 2005 and joined the Counseling department in January 2013 as the College and Guidance Counselor. Lena graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and International Relations. She has recently completed her Certificate in General Counseling and has currently completed her Diploma in Youth Counseling. In her spare time, Lena enjoys reading, travelling as well as spending time with family and friends.
Gharam Attya, Guidance Counselor
As I transition to the high school department this year, I am looking forward to supporting all students in their journey of success that encompasses academic development and acquisition of self-knowledge and interpersonal skills. As a student advocate, mainly, and a high school counselor I intend to partner with students, educators, parents to foster an inclusive and collaborative school environment central to the success of the ASK's mission. I believe in each student's intrinsic worth, and I am excited to assist each student as they make their way through freshman and sophomore year at ASK!
GG Attya is an ASK Alumni. GG graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Studies and Psychology in Montreal, Canada. She is currently completing a thesis for her Masters in Psychology from Cambridge, Massachusetts. In her spare time, GG enjoys traveling, teaching yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.