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Celebrating the Life of Dick Krajczar (Dr. K)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

ACS is deeply saddened by the passing of Dick Krajczar who was the Superintendent of ACS from 1980 - 1989. Join us in celebrating the life of Dick Krajczar by posting your favorite memory on our Facebook page in the comments and sharing (or send in) any photos you may have.

About Dick Krajczar

Dick Krajczar was the Superintendent of ACS from 1980 - 1989. After ACS, he also served as the Head of School at the International School of Kuala Lumpur. He continued his service in the education field as the Executive Director of East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) for the last 30 years.

Dr. K was responsible for ACS becoming the home of the Scorpions when he brought all the black and gold scorpion branded paraphernalia from the International School of Kabul where he worked before they closed and staff were evacuated. He was also responsible for the purchase of the property that most of ACS currently sits on and the construction of the gym in 1985.

In 1980, he was a founding member of EMAC (regional sports and activities league) and in 1982, the first graduating class of ACS held a ceremony in his backyard where 5 students received the first ACS diplomas.

ACS received its first accreditation from Middle States Association in 1982, giving the school an academic roadmap and direction for growth. Over the years, his involvement in the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) contributed to the organization’s success and strength in supporting American and international schools around the world.

In 1984 Dr. K broke ground for the construction of the Gymnasium. The design of the gym at the time included an Arabic exterior and downtown Wisconsin interior. By completion, the gym was considered to be the finest in the country.

ACS was amongst the first schools in the Middle East to purchase and use Apple computers for student use in class in 1985.

By the time Dr. K left ACS, he paved the way for ACS to become one of the most progressive schools in the region under his leadership, offering quality education to local and expat students.

The ACS community will fondly remember him for his leadership, love of teaching, kindness and picking up rocks from the school field for detention (before the days of astroturf!). Let's celebrate Dick Krajczar and share the wonderful memories he left behind.

Our condolences to his wife Sherry, and children, Morgan and Josh.