If you’ve been at AISB for at least a year, or have siblings that have, you are guaranteed to know Miss Moss. She was a big part of our school for the last four years, as the secondary vice principal, and did a lot to bring our community together.

At the end of last year, Moss moved to the American International School of Lusaka (AISL), and we thought it would be a great idea to contact her and see how she’s doing.

Q: What do you do at AISL?

A: I am in the same role that I was at AISB: Assistant Principal.

Q: How is AISL different from AISB?

A: AISL is different in the culture of the school. It has a different make-up of its student body with different nationalities represented. They also have been able to be face-to-face more often than AISB over the past year-and-a-half. The school is spread out over a lot of land, so there is so much green space filled with beautiful plants and birds. They have completed some renovation of their campus over the year, so the primary block is new and the secondary is older, but has lots of charm to it.

A look at the entrance of the American International School of Lusaka.

Q: How is AISL similar to AISB?

A: It is also an IB 3 program (PYP, MYP, DP) and has been around for a long time. There is a diverse student body where the co-curricular program also plays a huge part in school life. The school is about 1/2 the size of AISB with about 430 students.

Q: How has the year been till now?

A: As always, when you move to a new community, there’s a lot of learning and figuring out how things work. I have met lots of great people and am beginning to make some good social connections, which are always challenging when you relocate. I love the ability to get out to the parks and have already had a couple of weekends away using my new 4X4 truck to get down to the Lower Zambezi Park to see the animals.

Some pictures from Moss’s trip to Lower Zambezi Park.

Q: How is covid there?

A: There are very few cases right now. We have been face-to-face since the 2nd week of school and our students (like AISB) have done a great job of following the safety protocols to keep each other safe. We are lucky with so much outdoor space and lovely weather that students spend a good part of their day outside.

Some of the outdoor spaces at AISL.

Q: And, finally, what would you like to say to the AISB community?

A: I think it’s best to do this as a video message, so here you go:

Thanks to Ms. Moss for answering our questions and sending a video. “Once a Vampire, always a Vampire!”