Kay Mellander Schmid, Anne Reis, Susan Clark Ashton
(as of June 2024)

The Swedish School Has New Directors

Starting on June 4th, 2024 the Swedish School is happy to welcome Kay Mellander Schmid, Anne Reis, and Susan Clark Ashton as Interim Directors.

 Kay Mellander Schmid

Kay traces her love of Sweden and the Swedish language to growing up in a Swedish-American family with trips to visit relatives in Sweden. She started learning Swedish at The Swedish School in the 1990s, and later had the opportunity to live and work in Stockholm. Today when she’s not doing bookkeeping for The Swedish School, Kay is a children’s piano teacher. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing and listening to music, and of course, speaking Swedish!




Anne Reis

Anne is a high school librarian in Howard County, Maryland.  Her husband is from Göteborg, Sweden and she has two Swedish-American daughters. Anne began studying Swedish at the Swedish school in 2018.  Her goal is to speak fluently with her Swedish relatives one day.  Anne is a keen reader who also loves to bike, hike, cook and travel.





Susan Clark Ashton

Susan began learning Swedish in the early 2000s at the Swedish school when her son married a Swede. She travels to Sweden when she can to visit her family and loves to practice her Swedish when she is out and about sightseeing and shopping. In addition to her love of visiting Sweden and studying Swedish, Susan is an avid gardener, enjoys reading, and spending time with family and friends.