Meet the Leaders
Ms. Dalia Kamel, an Arab American who has two decades of experience in education and teacher development, has been leading the Gulf International Private Academy (GIPA) management team as the school principal since 2009. She has a vast experience in teaching and lecturing in the Education Department in prominent USA, KSA, and UAE schools and universities. In addition to her experience in school administration, Ms. Kamel has received certification in school leadership and health and safety, and school inspections.
Ms. Kamel welcomes all students and parents who join the GIPA community one year after another. She believes in the importance of providing our students with the best possible education through a plethora of well-developed tools and resources that meet the standards of the American curriculum offered at GIPA which is accredited by Cognia, the USA curriculum accreditation organization. However, we preserve the UAE identity and integrate the deeply rooted noble UAE values into our curriculum in a safe learning environment.
Qualified staff who are well trained in Apple technology
We take pride in our qualified multinational teaching staff who span from countries such as: Australia, Canada, Egypt, Iraq, Jordon, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United States. We constantly develop our staff skills and potentials in several areas particularly:
– Teaching for effective learning,
– Technology and innovation,
– Meeting students’ special educational needs
– Child protection, safeguarding and wellbeing
to ensure their constant hand on the pulse of educational, social and emotional growth for themselves and their students. We provide our staff with a rigorous professional development system through in-service training, mentoring and participation in effective professional learning communities (PLCs) as well as external professional development opportunities provided by prominent local and international education consultation companies like Cognia/ LINC and EduCare. This program aims at ensuring the quality of the teaching, learning, assessment and safeguarding of our students. The efficacy of the professional development is measured against staff and students’ performance to ensure that they positively impact students’ achievement.