The team

Anne Richardson
Director of Academic Advising and College Counseling
020 7449 1247

Anne Richardson joined the American School in London in July 2017 as director of academic advising and college counseling, having previously worked at Kents Hill School and Hamden Hall Country Day School in the US. In addition to working as director of college counseling, she was academic dean for six years and director of communications for five years. Having completed the presidential cycle in the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling (NEACAC), Anne is now active in the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC); she was one of two secondary school counselors appointed to the Commission for International Student Recruitment, and currently chairs NACAC's newest committee on international initiatives. Anne has presented at the TABS Global Symposium, NACAC, NEACAC, IACAC, MCA conferences and at the U. Maine International Conference; she has written for the Journal of College Admissions and co-authored a chapter in NACAC’s "The Fundamentals of College Counseling." Anne earned her A.B. in English from Oberlin College and her M.A. in liberal studies from Wesleyan University.

Nicole Thompson
College Counselor
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Nicole Thompson joined the ASL team as a college counselor in August 2016. Ms. Thompson brings nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of admissions and college counseling. Prior to coming to ASL, she was associate director of college counseling at Sage Hill School in Newport Beach, California. At Sage Hill, Ms. Thompson wore many hats in addition to that of college counselor, from academic advisor to diversity committee member to club advisor. Prior to Sage Hill, Ms. Thompson worked for a decade in college admissions, at the City University of New York, Fordham University, and most recently, at Columbia University. Ms. Thompson is a member of National and International Associations for College Admission Counseling (NACAC and IACAC), and the Association of Black Admissions & Financial Aid Officers of the Ivy League & Sister Schools. Ms. Thompson earned a BA in sociology from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Columbia University’s Teachers College. A self-professed “college nerd,” Ms. Thompson is passionate about helping young people discover more about themselves via the college process and helping them to find campus communities where they will thrive. You can also engage her in conversations about popular music, movies and television of all genres and her desire to see more of the world.

Ivan Hauck
Grade 12 Dean and College Counselor
020 7449 1245

Ivan Hauck joined the ASL team in August 2013 as a college counselor. Mr. Hauck brings with him a background in college counseling, personal counseling, and educational non-profit management. In his 15 years of working with high school students Mr. Hauck has served as a tutor, mentor, teacher, counselor, coach, and administrator. Mr. Hauck studied Sociology and Education at UC Berkeley before completing a master's in counseling at the University of San Diego and a non-profit management program at Northeastern University. Having worked with middle schools, high schools, and universities all in the field of student development, Mr. Hauck enjoys the process of personal growth and education at all levels. Mr. Hauck also spends his time on the basketball and tennis courts, traveling and walking in the rain, an activity easily done in London.

Jennifer Craig
Grade 11 Dean
020 7449 1381

Jen Craig joined the AACC team in 2014. While a grade-level dean, she also runs the advisory program, teaches in the science department and coaches in the Middle School. Before arriving at ASL, she worked for 22 years in New England boarding schools, starting her career at Hebron Academy, ME, as a teacher, dorm parent and coach. Jen expanded these roles to administration during her time at The Hotchkiss School, CT. There, she ran the advisory and residential life programs as dean of residential life. Jen also spent a summer teaching for an exchange term at St. Cyprian’s School in Cape Town, South Africa. As a faculty member at Hotchkiss, a Round Square school, she participated in multiple global Round Square conferences, and was selected to be part of a traveling group for a Global Connections conference in New Zealand. She has presented at TABS, and as a member of the Community Conduct Council at Hotchkiss, and was a consultant on the design of conduct policy for other New England boarding schools. Jen earned a BA in neuroscience from Amherst College and an MS in neuroscience from Yale University.

Rodney Yeoh
Grade 10 Dean
020 7449 1338

Rodney Yeoh came to ASL in August 2015 as Grade 9 dean and a HS history teacher. Rodney grew up in Malaysia and went to the Mahindra United World College in India to complete high school. He studied biochemistry and religious studies at Colby College before earning a master’s in theological studies at Harvard Divinity School. Before ASL, he worked at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA, from 2007 to 2015, during which he served in a variety of roles, including history teacher, grade 10 dean and associate director of Beaver's Hiatt Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement. These days, Rodney enjoys spending time with his two young daughters. He also enjoys reading, cooking and biking.

Duncan Pringle
Grade 9 Dean
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Duncan Pringle takes on the role of Grade 9 dean from fall 2019, having joined ASL in 2016. He has taught in the high school social studies department for the past four years, and also served as a Grade 9 advisor. Fluent in Italian, Duncan taught in international schools in Rome, Italy, for 19 years, prior to joining ASL. Duncan holds a BA in economics from the University of East London, and an MA in economics from London Guildhall. 

Grace Conteh
020 7449 1348

Grace Conteh joined the ASL team in November 2016 as admissions assistant. Before ASL, Grace worked for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, where she managed the professional development phase program for newly qualified veterinary graduates. As registrar, Grace is primarily responsible for all the transcripts in the High School. In her spare time, Grace enjoys singing and reading.


Terri Okpoyo
Administrative Assistant
020 7449 1248