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Domínico Americano School 

We offer the levels of primary and secondary education in English, we are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS) of the United States and the Education ministry (MEE) of the Dominican Republic, teaches Spanish as their mother tongue; History also Dominican, Moral and Civic.

Who is who?

Dominico-Americano School Board, sub committee of the Board of Trustee’s

School Board is composed of the following seven (7) members:

President of the Board of Trustees President of the School Board
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees Treasurer of the School Board
Secretary of the Board of Trustees Secretary of the School Board
President of the Academic Committee Vice-President of the School Board
United States Embassy Representative ICDA Community Representative
Parent Representative = Elected President/Coordinator of the Parents’ Committee  

Non-Voting Members (ex-oficio) are
Executive Director ICDA – Academic Director ICDA – School DirectorCDA

School Director
Alba Mercedes Salterio, MA Ed

Ms. Alba Salterio was born in Ancon, Canal Zone in the Republic of Panama. She married and moved to the Dominican Republic in 1978, is the mother of three teenagers, Fausto, Alba and John Michael Cáceres. She graduated from Balboa High School Canal Zone College with a BSMT and Western CarolinaUniversity with a Master of Arts in Education. She has also taken graduate work with Buffalo State University and Alabama University.

The teaching career has been her call for more than twenty years. She has taught second grade, junior high and high school math and science and has been a Science Department Head, Curriculum Coordinator and High School Principal. This last position she held for more than eight years, in an overseas American school. She has serve on several steering self study committees for SACS accreditation including been the chair. In August 1999, Ms. Salterio became the Dominico-Americano School Director and under her direction, the school finalized their SACS accreditation process. She occasionally gives of her busy schedule and teaches in the University of the Dominico-Americano, education which include the guidance for the teacher practicum.

You may contact her at asalterio@hotmail.com or at colegio@icda.edu.do
Her office phone number is (809)-535-0665 Ext.3301 or 3302

Functions: The School Director is the instructional leader (1-12), responsible for grades 1-12 with the school board, for the communication and implementation of school board policy, the development of the school-wide curriculum thereby promoting academic excellence as the primary focus of the school and the communication with the school community. She implements the practices and procedures for school operation, including sound fiscal management of the school, ensuring safety and security of students and staff and overseeing the compliance with the standards set by AdvancEd and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to ensure accredited status for the school.

Elementary Principal
Viriginia Soliman, MA ED

Virginia Soliman was born in Santo Domingo, mother of three and a member of the ICDA staff; Pre-school Teacher in 1990 and School Psychologist in 2001. After an absence of five years, she returned to assume the Elementary Principal position, in 2006. She has a Masters in Education from Framingham University in Massachusetts and has been in the field of education for many years.

Functions: Principal will be in charge of students, classrooms, educational program, and teaching staff of the 1st through 5th grades and co-curricular teachers of these grades.

She can be reached at (809) 535-0665, extensions 3320 3321. You may also contact her at the following e-mail, elementary@icda.edu.do

Middle School And High School Principal
Dr. Julissa Gómez, MA Ed MD

Julissa Gómez, has been part of the administrative team since August 2004. She joined the ICDA teaching staff as a TESOL teacher in May 1987 and UNICDA as a university teacher in 2001. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, she has live all her life in the city and is well known by her friends for being a bookworm. She obtained her degree in Medicine from INTEC in October 1992, specializing in Adolescent Medicine, furthers her education and obtained a second degree in Education with a concentration in Science in 1996. In 2000, she concluded a Masters in Education from Framingham State College and is presently completing her doctoral studies with Nova Southeastern University education program.

Functions: Principal will be in charge of students, classrooms, educational program, and teaching staff of the 6th through 12th grades and the co-curricular teachers of these grades. If you want to contact her at the Dominico Americano, please call 535-0665 EXT 3301 or 3311 her e-mail hs@icda.edu.do

School Psychologist (1st to 3rd grade)
Georgina Calzada, MA ED Georgina Calzada Saad was born in the Dominican Republic and received her BA in Psychology and Master´s degree in Special Education from the Manhattanville College in the State of New York. She joined the Dominico-Americano in 2005, is presently the school psychologist for 1st to 3rd grade, and provides academic support for children with difficulties in the reading process.

If you want to contact her at the Dominico Americano, please call 535-0665 EXT 3308

Counselors-School Psychologist (4th-8th) (Head of Department)
Carmen Reynoso

Carmen Reynoso de Pimentel was born in Santiago in the Dominican Republic. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo and has taken graduated level courses from Western Carolina University and Buffalo State University. She was a teacher at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo for 12 years and has been a school psychologist at two local school for the last 30 years.

Presently Carmen is the elementary and middle school psychologist of the Domínico Americano School.

Carmen is a founding member of the Dominican Psychologist Association and an ex becarium of the American Field Service Program (AFS).
If you want to contact her at the Dominico Americano School, please call 535-0665 EXT 3306 or her
e-mail carmen.rp@codetel.net.do. Or psychology@icda.edu.do

Counselors- School Guidance Counselor (9th –12th)
Olga Leon, MS

Ms. Olga Leon was born in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from Hunter´s College, New York. In addition to teaching in Middle School, she has been the guidance counselor of the Colegio Dominico Americano since August 2007.

If you want to contact her at the Dominico Americano School , please call 535-0665 EXT 3304

Activity Coordinator
Evelyn Peña, BA

Ms. Evelyn Peña was born in the Dominican Republic. In 2001, she joined the ICDA staff as an administrative assistant and became the activity coordinator in 2005. She is an avid sports fan, and enjoys motivating and planning of student activities. A business graduated from UNICDA, she currently pursuing her Masters in Higher Management.

Functions: Plans and coordinates the logistics for all co curricular and extra curricular activities that are required by the school community that enhance the program. This includes booking of transportation, caters, sound equipments, conference rooms, auditorium and an exposition hall.

If you want to contact her at the Dominico Americano School, please call 535-0665 EXT 3330 or at the e-mail activities@icda.edu.do

Teaching personnel

Our teaching personnel show great enthusiasm and knowledge when they teach. They are a multicultural group, since they represent the following nationalities: Dominican, American, and eleven other countries. 70% of our personnel have been with us more than five years and have their bachelors' degrees, and 30% have a Master's degree in education. Fifty percent 50% of our personnel have been with us more than five years and have their bachelors' degrees, and 33% have a Master's degree in education.

Teaching personnel for the Grade School (Grades 1 through 5)
Teaching Personnel for Middle School (Grades 6 through 8th)
Teaching Personnel for High School (Grades 9th through 12th)
Teaching Personnel for the Non-Core Curriculum

Parents' Committee

The parents are a vital part of our school community, and they are therefore volunteers as class delegates and sub-delegates. They help us with the school excursions, with the multicultural and science fairs, and many other school activities. The Parents' Committee is made up of a coordinator-president, a sub-coordinator/vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, and a member.

The Student Body

Eighty five percent (85%) of the students have been at the Colegio for more than three years, and 60% for more than five years. Many of our students enter the Colegio when they are in Pre-School by 1995 we had our first graduation. We have had fourteen graduations to date, and 95% of our graduates go on to the University. Thirty percent (30%) of these students went to the university in the United States, 60% in the Dominican Republic, and the rest attended universities in other parts of the world.

Our students have an average academic index of 85% and 50% of the students are boys; the other 50% are girls. The daily attendance and punctuality are 97%. The index of passing students is 99%.

Students participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports teams, on an average of one to two afterschool activities per year and 10% up to five activities afterschool. The clubs include the school newspaper, drama, UN Model, leadership club, and the literary magazine. In sports, the students compete as teams in volleyball, basketball, soccer, bowling, ping pong, chess and baseball events, and so on. In the domain of music, students play the guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, piano, and drums. There is an orchestra and a choir which prepare two to three big presentations a year.

Pictures of students in diverse activities:

Music Presentations
Sport Events

UN Model Additional information is in the school profile. (link to school profile)

Ave. Abraham Lincoln, 21. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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