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Evening of Honor

Evening of Honor Honorees

Save the Date for March 5, 2023!

Evening of Honor, a long running AJA tradition, is a time for our connected community to gather and celebrate individuals who have dedicated their time and passion to our school and community. 

This year, we are fortunate to be able to invite our honorees and community members to ALL join us IN PERSON to celebrate and honor!

Evening of Honor, March 5 honoring Franeen Sarif for over 30 years of service!

We will provide event ticket, sponsorship, and committee information soon.

Our 2023 Honorees

Volunteer of the Year and Teacher of the Year announcements coming soon! 

A native of South Africa, Ms. Sarif graduated from the University of Cape Town and taught Math and Science and coached tennis. Upon her emigration from South Africa, she joined GHA as a Middle School Math and Science teacher. 

After five years at GHA, in addition to teaching classes, she took on an administrative role as Director of the Middle School. She then shifted to full-time Administrator, serving as the Director of the Middle School. During this time she began to assume the responsibilities as the Executive Director as well and when GHA and YA merged to become AJA, Ms. Sarif was the Executive Director at AJA. She also moved into the role of Interim Head of High School, along with her Executive Director role to continue strengthening our High School after they moved onto our Northland campus. She was selected as the Interim Head of School for the 2022-2023 school year as the search for a permanent replacement is underway.