CAE Academic Director Message

My name is Daniel Hiest and my involvement in international education extends all the way back to 1983 when I first travelled as a teacher to Ethiopia. Since then, my teaching and administration experience has been almost worldwide, from East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya), to West Africa (Gabon), to South-East Asia (Singapore), to Latin America (Chile), to North America (Canada), as well as to the EU (Luxembourg) and the UK (London).

I am happy and honoured to be joining Cambridge Academy Ethiopia (CAE) to which I can bring my previous experience as a teacher, curriculum coordinator and school leader in multiple educational contexts. I am excited by the opportunity to contribute to CAE’s growth and look forward eagerly to working with all constituents to continue to make CAE an outstanding school, especially  by empowering our students to become critically and sensitively aware of the opportunities that lie before them.

Beyond the immediate scope of my professional responsibilities, I enjoy coaching (Basketball), travelling, reading and listening to an eclectic range of music.

In due course, I hope to meet you in person.


Daniel Hiest