SAA Leadership

2016 – 2019 Governing Board

George Makhviladze President Swiss American Academy SA Leysin, Switzerland
Gareth N. Genner Director Great Teachers Academy Atlanta, GA, USA
Ed Ivy CEO Village Camps SA (Since 1972) Nyon, Switzerland
Joel Roderick Director Swiss American Academy SA Leysin, Switzerland
Bob Lewis Director Yes Education Centre,
Anglo – Russian Academic Year Programme “Top Level”
Eastbourne, UK

2016 – 2019 Advisory Board

Joe Rikley Director Village Camps SA Leysin, Switzerland
Nick Tranter Director Village Camps SA Leysin, Switzerland
Charles H. David Lawyer Charles H. Davis Law Firm Atlanta, GA, USA
Nikola Makhviladze SAA International Department Swiss American Academy SA London, UK
Luka Makhviladze SAA representative in Georgia Swiss American Academy SA Tbilisi, Georgia

SAA staff members, teachers and instructors


  1. Swiss American Academy Director
  2. Study Director 
  3. Secretary
  4. Admission officer (Register)


  1. French Language
  2. English Language (General English / SAT preparation)
  3. English Language (General English / IELTS preparation)
  4. Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics)
  5. Mathematics (Algebra & Geometry)
  6. German Language

Instructors for Online course and Blended learning Model (accommodation provided):

  1. US Government & Civics / US History / World History World Geography SAT
  2. Economics Creativity & Innovations STEM Computer studies 
  3. Psychology / Sociology Art, Design, Music, dance and Drama.
  4. Sport, Excursions, Healthcare.
  5. Russian Language & Literature / Evening activities


1 Residence housekeeping, kitchen, technical support, and administration of building – ALL staff provided by Village Camps  – Official partner of SAA & owner of Swiss Alpine Centre (Leysin, Switzerland)