PIE Academy has shut down
We would like to inform you that due to different views on mission and operations of PIE Academy, we (Marina and Sue) have decided to dissolve the company and part ways. PIE Academy will cease its operations as of July 1st and therefore will no longer take on new students.
From here on, Marina will be looking into alternative online programs and is available for any questions you may have. Sue will continue as Principal of The American School of Bulgaria.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Marina: firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 6 1416 2972
Sue: contact@AmericanSchoolofBulgaria.com, +359 89 634 2483
We hope that we have been successful in our goals to offer you all alternative education and maintain excellent customer service.
Marina Meijer & Sue Melehani
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Meet The Founders
Co-Founder and Education & Athletics Counselor at PIE. She also serves as CEO and Counselor at UStudy, a prominent international education consultancy that she founded in 2005. She served as College Counselor at the International School of The Hague and worked for EducationUSA in the US and Tunisia. She was a senior policy adviser at the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs for over 13 years, including promoting a digital society.
Marina was born and raised in the Netherlands and is of Dutch and Chinese descent. She completed Law School in the Netherlands and studied Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies in the US. She worked in the Netherlands, US, South Korea, Tunisia, Malta, and Canada. She believes that international education should be accessible and affordable for all.
Co-Founder and Academic Counselor at PIE. Sue graduated with a Bachelor's degree from CSU, Sacramento in Computer Science, with a specialty in Software Engineering and Project Management, and a Minor in Mathematics. She then spent 25 years in corporate careers in IT and finance, created several successful enterprises from the ground-up for ERP/PeopleSoft consulting, and in 2015, she founded the first brick-and-mortar American schools in Europe. Sue is currently pursuing Master's and Doctorate degrees in Psychology.
Sue believes that the world's resources have become accessible and must be tapped to help the youth leverage international education wherever they reside. Sue leverages her international background and experience to provide an unparalleled guidance experience to her students.