Mary Ashun is Principal of Ghana International School in Cantonments, Accra. Mary holds a BSc from Univ. of East London (UK), a B.Ed. from Univ. of Toronto and a Ph.D from SUNY Buffalo, NY. Prior to taking up this current role, she was Principal of Philopateer Christian College in Toronto, Canada and a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Redeemer University in Canada. Mary has over 20 years of experience in International Education as a teacher, administrator and researcher. She is incredibly passionate about excellent teaching and creating environments that make learning happen.
Mary enjoys writing and most recently adapted the Disney musical, The Prince of Egypt for the stage. Ghana International School students made her proud by staging it at the Ghana National Theatre to wide acclaim. Her novel ‘Tuesday’s Child’ was a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She has published science fiction for children as well as picture books. Her short story “African Connection” joins those of Ama Ata Aidoo & Ivor Agyeman Dua and edited by the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka in the anthology “The Gods Who Bring Us Gifts”.
Mary is a Klingenstein Fellow of Teachers College, Columbia University in New York and has lectured on ‘Intersectionalities’, focusing on her experiences as a woman in leadership and a woman of colour.
Mary and her husband Joseph (Mary & Joseph, get it?) have three sons: Ben 26, Manny 20, and Jojo 17.