AFF Welcomes Prince Georgian To Top Job
New Executive Director Continues The Vision
Statement From Fred Walls, Chairman: Alice Ferguson Foundation Board of Directors
Alice Ferguson Foundation is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, Theresa Cullen. She brings to this position a breadth of experience, shared vision and innovative ideas as well as more than 25 years of experience in education in the United States and internationally.
Most recently, Cullen served as Head of The American School in Switzerland, where she directed the operational and instructional program for 200 students on a three-school campus, as well as a 45-member faculty in the areas of curriculum development and best education practices. As Head, she also managed operating and fiscal budgets in addition to managing admission and placement of students.
Born and raised in Prince George's County, Md., Cullen often visited the Accokeek area to swim and canoe on the river with her family. She is a strong advocate for our mission and the community AFF serves. Environmental education and sustainability have been a focus of her work with students and teachers. "I believe that all individuals, particularly children, should be part of a beautiful environment for learning. Being outdoors is critical to their development and to the future not only of our region and country, but of the world," said Cullen. "Getting children out of the classroom to really experience hands-on learning is essential for them to connect concepts taught in the classroom with their real world surroundings."
Cullen will partner with AFF's Board of Directors on organizational planning. In her new role, she will oversee finances, staff operations and strategic priorities of the organization. "I'm energized to blend my education background with the operational demands of an established nonprofit," said Cullen. "Our greatest opportunities to build educational and stewardship successes, at the moment, lie within the business side of the Foundation, and I'm excited to focus there, behind the scenes of our impactful programming."