Mrs. Jihan Nasr
“Education is an opportunity… an opportunity for a brighter future… an opportunity for the pursuit of happiness… an opportunity for expressing one’s talent… an opportunity to change the world. This is my mission at AIS; a school that leads educational institutions to excellence, a school where children are accepted, nurtured, and provided with their needs, and grow to become unique individuals.
Our students at AIS grow with the idea that they are powerful beings who create their own destinies through the consistent exercise of good choices. Sincerely believing that actions speak louder than words, we, at AIS, seek to model this lesson throughout our school. We offer apologies, but yet we never accept excuses. This is what makes AIS a unique place and a different experience. This is what makes students of AIS pioneers in whichever field they wish to pursue.”
Ms. Adrienne Read, has held administrative and teaching positions in North Carolina and Arizona, as well as in Abu Dhabi, when she joined AIS back in 2013. Ms. Adrienne holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Arizona State University. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of education in the United States, and for the past 4 years, she has been a faculty member at AIS as a teacher and administrator.
“My passion for building lifelong learners has been shaped over the past fourteen years in the field of education. I was lucky to join the AIS family in 2013, moving to Abu Dhabi with my husband and two children. During my eleven years of teaching, I focused not only on the academics of my students, but the building of each of their characters as well. Students spend a large amount of time with their “school family”; therefore it is imperative that we work closely, parents and school, to ensure the overall success and happiness of our children.
As an administrator, I feel strongly that each student must be the provided the opportunity to manifest the highest level of learning possible. We, as a school staff, must work together in order to provide our students with the necessary tools and skills to move forward as global learners. This year, I look forward to continuing to build upon the strong community that AIS is well reputed for and ensure that the best opportunities are provided for our children to learn and grow.”
Ms. Adrienne Read
Principal, MBZ City Campus
Mr. Stuart McIntyre
Vice Principal, MBZ City Campus
Mr. Stuart McIntyre, has over 10 years of experience in early childhood and elementary education. He started his career in education in Scotland and then moved with his wife to Abu Dhabi in 2011. Over the years, he has introduced novel pedagogical methods for literacy learning in early childhood and primary education.
“I have been a member of the Abu Dhabi International (Pvt.) School staff team since 2011. I have fulfilled a number of roles in this time and was delighted to be given the opportunity to assume the role of Elementary School Principal at the MBZ campus from 2016. I am privileged to lead an incredible team of academic coordinators and teaching staff, who share my passion for providing high quality education.
I am motivated by the ever changing landscape of teaching and learning and strive to ensure that our students obtain the skills and knowledge required to be successful as they progress into a society driven by creativity, entrepreneurial skills, and digital competency. I embrace the wide range of tools and technologies available to support student development and encourage my team to utilize these to tailor an education experience that engages every student.
More than anything, it is the success of every child in this school that makes my job so rewarding. Every day presents a new challenge, and I relish the prospect of tackling these with enthusiasm and conviction.”
Ms. Pamela Issa has 8 years of experience teaching Kindergarten and 10 years of administrative work. She taught in Lebanon for 2 years before returning to the UAE were she was initially born and raised. She worked for 2 years in a private school in Abu Dhabi before joining the family of AIS in 2002.
“Growing up in Abu Dhabi, studying through my Elementary years before moving to Lebanon as a teenager, exposed me to different programs, teaching strategies and cultural backgrounds. It helped me forge my educational philosophy and believes.
With practice and experience many aspects of our teaching and learning skills change and improve, but what remains strong and solid is our faith in our role as educators to positively impact the lives of the children entrusted to our care.
Such goal may not be achieved without the collaboration of the whole school community, working hand in hand to establish a better future for our young learners.”
Ms. Pamela Issa
Principal, Abu Dhabi City Campus