In 1984, Mrs. Aeschliman, with her professor/writer husband Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman
and their two children, moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where Dr. Aeschliman
taught at the University of Virginia
Having done a lot of renovation in Europe, especially for TASIS
, Mrs. Aeschliman
own architectural-renovation business in Virginia, dismantling, moving, and rebuilding early Virginian houses.
She also served as President of the Board of a parent-run country-day school near Charlottesville.
In 1993-4, the Aeschlimans spent a year in Provence so their children could learn French; then the family moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they opened Erasmus Institute
, a residential-college program.
During the four summers between 1990 and 1994, Mrs. Aeschliman
started and ran a bilingual, ecumenical Christian, environmental summer program - Young Pilgrims in Switzerland, then in France.
In 1996, Mrs. Aeschliman
took over leadership of the TASIS Schools
as Executive Director.
Then in 2005, as the Fleming family completed the donation of all the TASIS Schools and campuses to the TASIS Foundation, a Swiss non-profit educational foundation, Mrs. Aeschliman became Chairman of the newly-established Board of Directors, as well as Vice Chairman of the Foundation.
She serves on the Board of Directors of TASIS England as well.
In 2005, Mrs. Aeschliman
also founded the very successful TASIS Elementary School
, the first and only English-language elementary school in Ticino.
In addition to founding Tuscan Classical Academy for architects and painters in 2004, Mrs. Aeschliman's keen interest and expertise in architecture has aided her in helping to conceive, along with Master Architect David Mayernik, and execute, building-by-building, the realization of the TASIS Global Village Master Plan.
Living such a full, varied, and rich life has given Mrs. Aeschliman plenty of challenges, and has equipped her well for the large responsibility of guiding the TASIS Organization in the 21st century.