Heidi Cavanagh

Heidi Cavanagh currently serves as the Director of the American International School of Nouakchott (AISN) in Mauritania. Her love of teaching began as far back as elementary school when she called out the spelling words to help her 4th-grade teacher. Her love of Africa began when she and her husband Marc travelled overland by local transport from Prague to Cape Town in 2004-2006.

Heidi has served in leadership positions from Preschool to High School to Whole School. In addition to being the Preschool Principal in Istanbul, Turkey, Elementary Teacher to Deputy Head in a bilingual school in California, and Primary Principal in Havana, Cuba; on the continent of Africa, Heidi has served as the Director of AIS Niamey, Niger, Secondary Principal at WIS, Botswana, and Director of AIS Nouakchott, Mauritania.

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