My name is Ismat Daou and I am the new Principal at Dubai Arabian American School. I have 24 years of experience in education management in Principal and senior management positions mostly in the UAE, holding an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Abu Dhabi University. Over the past years, I have been involved in implementing and facilitating a variety of curricula. My expertise lies in leading change in schools and turning them into a driving engine for students to succeed by providing quality education. Here, at Dubai Arabian American School, my aim is to provide a process for meaningful, ongoing whole school improvement. I look forward to getting to know you, the parents and students of our school and forming a strong partnership with you over the coming years.
At our school, we seek to achieve traditional, yet modern values: kindness, courtesy, respect, honesty and integrity are timeless qualities of character in every student at our school. These are the values that we want to focus on. I will ensure that the right measures are taken to fulfill academic thoroughness, to host professional development workshops for teachers, to get up to speed with best practice and developments of our NEASC accreditation program and Dubai Schools Inspections Bureau, as well as the KHDA national agenda.