Middle School Administration

Kristi Fowler, Principal

Middle School is a time when children embark upon new adventures in their journey of learning. As a long-time middle school educator, I value the academic, social and emotional development of our young people as they transition from the primary years to adolescence; a transition that can be challenging, yet exciting. My goal as principal is to to make learning experiences engaging and challenging while supporting students to do their best and providing a safe and positive learning environment. I look forward to working with our community to ensure our student's success in all of their endeavors.

Kristi Fowler has been at the American School of Kuwait since 2016. She began her time here as a grade 6 Language Arts teacher before moving into the role of instructional coach. Before joining the team at ASK, Kristi taught Language Arts and Socials studies in Asuncion, Paraguay and Seattle, Washington. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Humboldt State University, a Master's Degree in Teaching from the University of Washington, and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership from City University, Seattle. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, running, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Justin Hazel, Assistant Principal

I am looking forward to working with our committed teachers, students and parents. At ASK our goal is to develop a culture of mutual respect and academic excellence through rigorous instruction which produces college ready graduates. Through the teamwork of all of our dedicated teachers and administration, students will participate in a comprehensive curriculum which encourages students to become lifelong learners. As Assistant Principal my goal is to provide a safe, structured, and welcoming environment for each and every student, enabling them to succeed to their highest potential. It is my goal to maintain a clear and effective line of communication with parents to ensure students are provided the opportunity to meet their academic goals. I am looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to your student’s journey toward educational excellence.

Justin Hazel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work as well as a Master of Science degree in Mathematics. He has also completed Educational Leadership certification. Mr. Hazel has been working in the field of education for over 20 years, working in both secondary and post secondary educational systems. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Mayya Salame, Counselor

Welcome to a new and exciting school year 2019-2020! I feel lucky to have been part of ASK community as a student, parent, teacher and as the Middle School counselor. I have a background in psychology, special education and guidance and counseling. Mostly, I am looking forward to working with your child through the fun, yet sometimes challenging, middle school years.

My primary responsibility is to help students achieve their social, emotional and academic goals. I also aim to provide your child with a safe and supportive environment in order to achieve his or her goals and reach full potential. Moreover, I encourage healthy and positive communication as well as, increased independence and self-advocacy in Middle School students. I will be available to meet with students individually or in small groups to help them meet their needs.

I believe in each student’s intrinsic worth and I am committed to being an advocate for you and your child. Please feel free to reach out at any time throughout the year with questions or concerns.