Ms. Margaret has over twenty-five years of experience in education, including 18 years as a School Administrator in both the UK and the UAE; she possesses extensive current experience in the United Arab Emirates, in both UK and US curricula schools. She articulates and demonstrates a collaborative leadership approach and is determined that the partnership between school and family is strong and effective.
She is trained as a peer Inspector in the UK, with a specific focus on strategic planning and the focused improvement of teaching, learning, and assessment. Completing the NPQH in 2004, she continues her professional development through in-person and online seminars with a focus on school improvement.
Prior to relocating to the UAE, Ms. Margaret was a member of Pembrokeshire Headteachers Committee, serving as secretary and later Chair. She also took part in focus groups arranged by the Welsh Assembly government for Headteachers. She has provided training and support for teachers and administrators on Literacy and English Language Learning in the UK and the UAE.
In the UK, Ms. Margaret was a member of the Association of School and College Leaders, attending and participating in conferences focused on school improvement issues. She has successfully led external accreditation processes during her time in the UAE.
Ms. Hiba Sleit
Ms. Hiba has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of education, both as a teacher and administrator. She worked as a homeroom teacher from KG through grade 5 in Lebanon and UAE and as an elementary principal and an academic advisor in UAE. She possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the American curriculum.
In her multifaceted role as a school leader, she headed inspection and accreditation committees and led various pilot programs and initiatives by ADEK.
Ms. Hiba has a complete overview and understanding of school policies and day-to-day operations. She assisted teachers in ensuring the development and implementation of a standards-based curriculum, effective lesson planning, balanced assessment framework, and appropriate pedagogical strategies to ensure the students receive effective learning opportunities.
She has successfully coached the faculty members in curriculum mapping, classroom observation techniques, and engagement.
Her interpersonal skills helped her work collaboratively with all school community members, including staff, parents, and students.
Believing in continuous personal development has led her to earn a master’s degree in leadership in education and get certified by Tribal to serve as a school inspector focusing on improving teaching and learning, assessment, and students’ learning skills. In addition, continuously attending seminars, workshops, and conferences focusing on deep learning, engagement, and school improvement enhanced her practices to be a more efficient school leader.
Ms. Deborah has been a teacher for nearly 17 years. During this time, she has held positions of responsibility for academic and pastoral areas, including working as the Head of Pastoral Support in Scotland, ensuring students’ safety, wellbeing, and emotional development. A key part of her remit here was 16+, which focused on preparing students for life outside of school, whether in further education (UCAS) or employment.
In 2014, Ms. Deborah made a move to Dubai. During her time in Dubai, Miss. Debbie worked in two prestigious schools as Head of Humanities, UAE Social Studies, and Moral Education. Her departments were regularly judged as Outstanding per the UAE Inspection Framework, and her responsibilities ranged across the whole school. While in Dubai, she was also a Careers Advisor, which allowed her to develop a detailed understanding of the UAE education system, assessment, and other educational institutions in the UAE, as well as in the USA, Pakistan, Egypt, and Germany, to name a few.
Given her experience of the Scottish, English, and American education systems, Miss. Debbie has often been called upon to support and mentor students and teachers. She takes an active role in any school she works in to ensure that opportunities are available for the benefit of students.
Ms. Debbie is passionate about helping young people develop their skills and grow their self-esteem in a safe and caring environment. Her prior experiences give her an excellent depth of knowledge relating to pastoral care and career counseling, which will benefit students at LISM.
Mr. Martin has over eight years of education experience in Ireland, UK, and the UAE. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Limerick and is certified to teach Design Technology & Mathematics to Middle and High School.
Mr. Martin has been with LISM since its opening in 2019 and is passionate about working with all students and helping them progress and develop their skills academically, socially, and emotionally. He aims to create a community feels where students are nurtured and challenged.