(as of January 2022)
Jasmine Ljungberg is the new Director of the Swedish School – Svenska Skolan, Falls Church, VA
Born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, Jasmine has strong cultural ties to Sweden and the potential to enrich our school community. Relevant to her new position, she is well familiar with the Swedish education system, both on a professional and personal level. For instance, in high school, Jasmine attended the Swedish School in Málaga, Spain, and knows, from living abroad over periods of time since 2010, the value the Swedish community abroad brings to Swedish citizens living, studying and working internationally.
Passionate about human rights and democracy, Jasmine currently serves as the Program Manager for the E-Collaborative for Civic Education based in Bethesda, and has long professional experience in the nonprofit sector, from working with refugee, minority, and women’s rights organizations in Sweden, Germany, Romania, the US, and India. Apart from her professional certification in Project Management, Jasmine earned her B.A. in International Security and Conflict Resolution at San Diego State University in California, United States, and her M.A. in Gender Studies at the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden.
Congratulations to Ann-Catrine upon her Retirement
The Swedish School and the Board of Directors of the Swedish School heartfully thank Ann-Catrine Skoog Ehmer for her excellent service to the Swedish School as its director and as a teacher, and congratulate her on her retirement.
Ann-Catrine Skoog-Ehmer has served as the school’s director for ten years.
Her linguistic talents, professionalism, strong administrative abilities, sound judgment, and innovative spirit have led the school through these many years. Her perseverance and determination coupled with her ability to act prudently and expediently, have benefitted the school tremendously and made its transition from in-person classes to on-line classes a reality during the dramatic and unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID.
Ann-Catrine is a multi-faceted and creative person who is also very practical and extremely resourceful. Ann-Catrine’s accomplishments are many.
Her directorship and teaching at the Swedish School have enormously enriched the students of the school and the entire Swedish American community in the greater Washington, D.C. region. On-line classes during COVID have even attracted students from other parts of the country.
Swedish-born Ann-Catrine first came to the Swedish School as a teacher in 2005. Her abilities as an educator are extraordinary. She is a gifted and experienced teacher. Ann-Catrine worked with then director Margareta Storm and became the director in 2011 when Margareta retired.
Ann-Catrine’s achievements have had an immediate and lasting impact on a host of many students and the community for decades. This legacy will endure for many years to come.
It is in gratitude that the Swedish School and its board of directors thank Ann-Catrine Skoog Ehmer for her brilliant service as director of the school and as one of its teachers.
Board of Directors
John W. Hunter
Karin Alexis Frenze