2023 marks the graduation of the 3rd cohort of Liwa International for Girls. It was a journey filled with challenges, laughter, and growth. LISG has prepared the girls academically to have a smooth transition to university.
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Ms. Rachael Saebnoori has been heading LISG since 2021. She is passionate about education, having worked in schools in the UK, Europe, and UAE for over 18 years. Ms. Rachael is a visionary school leader possessing enthusiasm, resilience, and the commitment to lead a school with a purposeful learning culture to focus on developing, educating, and nurturing global female leaders of the future.
Ms. Rachael started her teaching career as a language teacher and moved to become a Senior Leader in one of the renowned education groups in UAE in 2013. She is a qualified Head, holding a Master’s in Education, and currently pursuing her studies for an Executive MBA in Strategic Leadership with the Valar Institute in the U.S.
Ms. Rachael believes that it is the responsibility of educators to ensure students are ready and equipped for the future. She is looking forward to an exciting new year ahead and the opportunity to work closely in partnership with parents and students.
Ms. Hana AlSaadi
Ms. Hana AlSaadi is a dedicated Emirati educator with 19 years of experience in teaching and leadership and holds a Bachelor’s degree in geography from the United Arab Emirates University.
Ms. Hana started her tenure within Liwa Education at Liwa International School Falaj Hazza (LISF) as a teacher before being promoted to department head and in 2012 as Vice Principal for LISF. In 2021 Ms. Hana has been appointed as Vice Principal at LISG.
Mrs. Hanaa is committed to the UAE national agenda and LISG’s vision, mission, and values while adhering to the UAE’s national identity and moral education. Ms. Hana looks forward to creating an educational and innovative environment in the field of education.
Ms. Naaz Ahmed
Ms. Naaz Ahmed has been an educator for over 15 years with experience in teaching and administration in schools in Canada. She holds a Masters of Education in Assessment and Evaluation from Queens University. Prior to joining Liwa International School, Naaz worked in Canada as a primary-junior teacher, program coordinator and vice principal.
Her focus is on promoting literacy and language from the early years through understanding the science of reading using a structured literacy approach. She has extensive experience with teaching reading and is trained to work with students with reading disabilities.
Naaz strives to foster a culture of inclusion while providing support to students of all needs. She promotes student success through exploration, inquiry, innovation and critical thinking.
Ms. Megha Kapoor
Ms. Megha Kapoor has served in many prestigious International Schools in the UK and the UAE for the past 13 years in several capacities. As a Deputy Head, she supported two schools during the initial phase of their journey with personalized learning. As a Head of Faculty, she facilitated professional learning experiences at a cluster level through her involvement as a leader on assignments for Project-based learning (PBL), coaching and developing middle leaders across the school, a project manager for school transformation, and United Nations Climate Change Lead. As Head of Science, she has led many student-led projects, and international trips and has been awarded with outstanding teacher’s award during school reviews in her career.
She holds a National Professional Qualification for Senior Leader (NPQSL) in addition to her Master’s degree in Education and PGCE from Nottingham Trent University, UK. She has also completed her Master’s degree in Chemistry along with her Bachelors in Biochemistry. She has been certified by Penta International to serve as a school inspector focusing on improving teaching and learning, enhancing parental engagement, assessment, and students’ learning skills.
Given her experience of the British, IB, and American education systems, Ms. Megha has often been called upon to support and mentor students and teachers. She has demonstrated to be an effective leader and has built the capacity for using effective instructional strategies among many of her colleagues. She believes in further enhancing her practices by attending workshops, seminars, and conference which focus on school improvement.
Ms. Megha is passionate about guiding young people to further develop their skills by cultivating pupil-centered cultures and enhancing pedagogical approaches to improve student outcomes. In her multifaceted role as a school leader, she headed inspection and accreditation committees, led various pilot programs and initiatives by ADEK. She has designed a professional development program to further build capacity and empower the middle leadership team.
Ms. Ruth Mwenda
Assistant Vice Principal
Ms. Ruth is a professional educator with nine years’ experience in South Africa and the UAE.
She worked as a Homeroom Teacher, Social Studies, History, Mathematics, and English Teacher for Grades 5-7, and Head of Grade.
Ms. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Education (Senior Phase) in Mathematics and Biology and a Postgraduate Qualification in Education Law Management and Systems.
Ms. Ruth believes that daily examples of female leaders surround girls at LISG. Ms. Ruth aims to cultivate an environment where the children’s competencies and weaknesses are strengthened, and the staff is empowered to produce leaders who will change our future.