Listen to the stories and journeys of AIELOC Members as told by them.
Cheryl-Ann Weekes, M.Ed. has been a School Counselor for the past 25 years. She has been working internationally since 2010 and has lived in 6 countries – Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Thailand, Egypt, and the Ivory Coast. Cheryl-Ann is passionate about the need to normalize going to therapy, and discussing mental health. She uses positive self-talk and quotes
to teach and build resilience in her students. She is committed to having consent and boundary conversations with my students and helping counselors and schools bring consent lessons to their schools. She also believes in the healing power of an apology
Cheryl-Ann Weekes, M.Ed. - Bio
Dr. Erin Robinson spent the last six years at United World College of Southeast Asia in Singapore as Middle School Principal and Deputy Head of Campus and College DEI Lead. She is now Head of Secondary School at Atlanta International School. Erin also enjoyed teaching Middle School social entrepreneurship. Prior to Singapore, she led school communities in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Colorado. Erin holds a PhD in educational leadership and her doctoral work focused on cultural competency in education with additional research interests in student voice, student engagement, and outdoor education.
Throughout her career, Erin has sought to support students, staff, and parents to thrive in an inclusive school environment where learning is at the center. As a Third Culture Kid herself, Erin appreciated the opportunity to grow up in diverse environments Outside of schools, Erin loves spending time exploring with her family; local and global service; and curling up with a good book.
Dr. Erin Robinson - Bio
Dominique Dalais is an international educator of 25+ years, Mauritian but born in England. His wife is of Polish descent and he has two mixed children who have followed them around the world attending international schools. He has predominantly taught MYP Physical and Health education and holds various roles for the IB. He is the current lead of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ACS Schools, in the UK and Qatar. He has a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sport & Culture and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed. Hons.) in Physical & Adventure Education. Dominique also has certifications in Racial Equity Facilitation, Unconsciousness Bias, Culturally Responsive Teaching and Critical Race Theory. He also facilitates self care sessions through the AIELOC organization. He facilitates a facebook group called International Teachers of Colour and has a podcast linked to this group where he has conversations with international schools and organisations about their work in DEI and antiracism.
Dominique Dalais - Bio
Nunana Nyomi is passionate about helping students find career pathways which allow them to fulfill their potential and developing communities where everyone can thrive as their full selves. Nunana currently serves as University Advisor and DEIJ Coordinator at Leysin American School (LAS) in Switzerland. Prior to joining LAS, Nunana was Associate Director of Higher Education Services for the Council of International Schools (CIS) and provided programs to support student transitions from school to university education. Additionally, Nunana served on the CIS Global Citizenship Team and on a special CIS Board Committee on Inclusion through Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (I-DEA). He also previously oversaw international student admissions for Calvin University in the U.S. Nunana is a Third-Culture Kid who grew up in the U.S., Ghana, Kenya, Switzerland, and the U.K. He has a BA in International Relations and French (Calvin University) and a MA in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (Michigan State University).