Directrice Luke International School

Gloria Freeman-Fromayan

Founding member/Principal

No Child is left behind

principal@lisabj.org

Gloria Freeman-Fromayan is a professional administrator and educator with over thirty years of experience; mainly American style education. She has a certificate in International School Leadership from the Principal Training Center in Florida, Masters Degree in Education from the College of New Jersey & a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University. All of these years have been spent in the classroom contributing to the development of education of the young population and participating in the administration of the respective institutions she has worked in, thereby ensuring the smooth performance of these schools. She has a long, productive career in teaching various communities, a factor that has enriched her experience by making it possible for her to interact positively with persons from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Mrs. Freeman-Fromayan has had the honour of serving as a member of accreditation  team visits to other international schools in Africa (ECIS, MSA), as well as acting as Chairperson of the Teaching and Learning section for the reaccreditation process at the International Community School of Abidjan (ICSA). She served as Curriculum Coordinator, training teachers to use the curriculum software Atlas Rubicon and also served as lower school principal, supervising teachers and managing the lower school, coordinating professional development and admissions. These various experiences have enhanced her capabilities as an all-round educator. Gloria is married to Dave & has a daughter, Pinky.

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Rosalind Brown

Founding member

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work…

Rosalind Brown received a Master of Arts in International Education, with specialty in International Development from New York University in August 1994 and graduated with an Economics and Finance Bachelor’s degree from Bentley College in 1990. She currently works as a Director of Belife Insurance in Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon. Previously, she worked for the United Nations in New York as Assistant Secretary for the Board of Auditors and Financial Office for the Department of Peace-keeping Operations from 1998 to 2012. She is a co-founder of The Vine International School in Liberia, an elementary school founded in 2013. Rosalind is the founder of the Liberian Association of Unity and Development an NGO founded in 1996 that helps Liberians in need and promotes educational achievement and spiritual growth. She is also a co-founder of AGAPE, an NGO in Cameroon that provides scholarships and a safe environment for street kids to study and receive tutoring. Rosa is married to Eddie and mother of Tsion and Samantha.

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Nathalie Akon Gabala

Founding member

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord…

Nathalie Akon Gabala is Partner in charge of African Investments for Equator Capital Partners. Prior to joining Equator in 2010, Nathalie spent over 10 years with Standard Chartered Bank in different African countries. Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, Nathalie worked with Citibank in Cameroon and Cote D’Ivoire, with earlier experience drawn from Credit Lyonnais in Paris, France. Nathalie has a Master in Management from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) in France and a Master in finance and accounting (MSTCF) from the University of Abidjan in Cote D’Ivoire. She serves on the Boards of several financial institutions and is certified as “Administrateur des Institutions Financières”. Nathalie is co-founder and President of « Consolation Partners » an NGO that provides financial support to sick children in the public hospitals of Abidjan. Nathalie is married to Desire and mother of Yelissah, Shaina, Yasmina and Yohan.

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Martha Rahman

Founding member

Start children off on the way they should go, and…

Martha Rahman holds a B.Se. degree in biblical studies and a master’s degree in Christian Education from Carolina University of Theology in the United States, Martha has taught for 18 years. She is also the founder of two elementary schools: The Vine International School located in Cameroon and Liberia. She obtained a certification in Educational Leadership for School Administrators from Kaieteur Falls University, College of education in Guyana, but prior, she also received training at the Pensacola Christian College USA, for Principals for the ABEKA Curriculum. She established a program for early child reading in villages in Liberia. she is the CO-Founder of Strategic Leadership training for Kingdom Advance in Cameroon. She catalyzes women in Leadership. She is a dynamic woman interested in voluntary works concerning children and the youths. She is married to Halal, and has two sons Joshua and Nathan.

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Abeni Jackson-Johnson

Founding member

Abeni Jackson-Johnson was born in Waukegan, Illinois but raised all over the United States because her mother was an officer in the US Navy. She resided in Flint, Michigan for the majority of her school career. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Joint Social Sciences at the University of Michigan and is completing her Master’s in International Education and Special Education with certification at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. She currently works as a part-time special education teacher for the Arlington Public School District in Arlington, Virginia. Previously, she worked at the International Community School of Abidjan for 3 years as a pre-kindergarten lead teacher and served as department head for the Early Childhood Development Department. She was nominated by her colleagues to represent the teachers on the Director’s Counsel at ICSA. She was the coordinator of Outreach Ministry at International Fellowship of Christians (IFC) and has completed a cohort called Unveiled: Finding Your Voice in Pursuit of His. She has obtained a certificate in Teaching Dyslexia and Detecting Child Abuse through the Virginia Department of Education. Abeni is married to Reginald and mother of Conleigh and Conrad.

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