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Leader of AHA International School in Greensboro leaving at the end of November

Leader of AHA International School in Greensboro leaving at the end of November

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GREENSBORO — AHA International School leader Glenn Drew is stepping down from the school at the end of this month, he announced on Wednesday. 

AHA International School is a new incarnation for the former American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro which closed in 2019.

It has yet to open to students, however Drew reiterated in his message that the school expects to launch in August 2021.

"As a founding member of the Board of Trustees, CEO, President, Executive Director and General Counsel, the time has come to step down and permit others to take the reins of an exceptional educational institution and lead it into the future under the new AHA banner," he wrote in a letter to families, colleagues and supporters.

According to Drew's Linked-In profile, he served as executive director or chief executive officer of American Hebrew Academy since 2003, just two years after the school opened to students. 

In the letter, he said that after learning of founder Maurice "Chico" Sabbah's vision for the school in 1996, he has been proud to oversee the "design, development and operation" of the academy. 

Drew had been senior executive vice president and general counsel from 1987 to 2005 at a reinsurance management company that Sabbah co-owned, according to Drew's profile. 

Drew said in his message Wednesday he is not retiring and expects to continue real estate development and consulting practices he has established over the past several years. He hopes to continue advising the school. 

"There is no greater gift one can enjoy personally and professionally, than to have fulfilled the philanthropic vision of another and by doing so, mentored colleagues and students who have left me with meaningful experiences and memories for a lifetime," he wrote. 

Contact Jessie Pounds at 336-373-7002 and follow @JessiePounds on Twitter.​

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