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Arabic, English, Mathematics, STEAM

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OUR STORY

ACT Microschools is the brainchild of a group of educators and social-entrepreneurs who seek to spread progressive schooling throughout the African continent.  With over 50 combined years of experience in Education and after running a successful microschool in Cairo, Egypt for seven years, the ACT team has decided to expand and create a connected network of microschools. Deeply rooted in the continent, Education, and a belief in the importance of social justice, the School’s founders created ACT: Aspire – Connect – Transform, a network of microschools that strives to create young ACTors throughout the continent who transform their communities for the better. 

For the founders of ACT, Education is not only a passion, it’s also deeply personal, each looking to create a community of learners for their own children, a space where their children can dream, find themselves, and better their world.

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Our online courses are developed by expert educators with 50+ years of combined experience in designing and delivering high quality, progressive learning experiences.

Instructors and Teachers

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Dr. Deena Amiry

Master Educator, ACT Microschools Chief Education Officer

Dr. Deena Amiry earned her B.S. from Georgetown University with a certificate in education and a medal for outstanding achievement in student teaching. She earned her Masters’ degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, where she served as a lecturer of French language and literature. Dr. Amiry worked in several private schools in the United States, including the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. At Dalton, alongside teaching responsibilities, Dr. Amiry served as Dean of the 9th grade and department chair of middle and high school foreign languages. 
In Egypt, Dr. Deena Amiry co-founded and headed the International School of Egypt in New Cairo in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Deena moved on and founded the Young Scholars of Egypt (YSE) microschool, an educational program for children ages 3-18 that aims to provide students with an education that prepares them for the 21st century.  In 2019, alongside ACT’s founding team, Dr. Deena brought YSE under ACT’s umbrella to create a network of connected microschools.

 

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Course Instructors and Teachers

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Dr. Deena Amiry

Course Instructor, ACT Microschools Chief Education Officer

Dr. Deena Amiry earned her B.S. from Georgetown University with a certificate in education and a medal for outstanding achievement in student teaching. She earned her Masters’ degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, where she served as a lecturer of French language and literature. Dr. Amiry worked in several private schools in the United States, including the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. At Dalton, alongside teaching responsibilities, Dr. Amiry served as Dean of the 9th grade and department chair of middle and high school foreign languages. 
In Egypt, Dr. Deena Amiry co-founded and headed the International School of Egypt in New Cairo in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Deena moved on and founded the Young Scholars of Egypt (YSE) microschool, an educational program for children ages 3-18 that aims to provide students with an education that prepares them for the 21st century.  In 2019, alongside ACT’s founding team, Dr. Deena brought YSE under ACT’s umbrella to create a network of connected microschools.