School Leaders

Our kindergarten student holing a plastic container during art project

Dave McMaster

Founding Director

Dave McMaster, Founding Director of American School in Bahrain, brings to the Esol Education team 30 years of K-12 education experience, largely in leadership positions in Canada and overseas. Joining the organization in Bahrain from September 2018, Dave is leading the formation of American School of Bahrain during its pre-operating years, in advance of the official school inauguration in September 2020.

Dave McMaster, Founding director for American School of Bahrain


Steve Bodnar


With 33 years of experience as an educator in three different countries, Mr. Bodnar brings passion, energy and an internationally minded approach to ASB. For the past 21 years he has served as an elementary school principal in Ontario, Canada. Prior to that he had spent a number of years as a teacher in Venezuela and Switzerland, gaining international experience which he now brings to the ASB leadership team.

Mr. Steve Bodnar, Principal


Sandra Al-Ajmi

Early Childhood Lead Teacher 

Originally from Ohio, Ms. Al-Ajmi has over 30 years of experience, having served as a teacher, Vice Principal and Principal in Kuwait and the United States. She is an expert on early childhood education and is a knowledgeable, reassuring voice for ASB parents.


Ms. Sara Al-Ajmi


A. Fuad Al Anzarouti

Head of Arabic Language & Culture

Building on decades of experience across the region and internationally, Mr. Al Anzarouti will serve as teacher and leader in American School of Bahrain. He has also been an official translator in a number of companies and a school liaison officer with the Ministry of Education.


Mr. Fuad Al Anzarouti