Governance

The Principal of ISCS has responsibility for the leadership of the school, the strategic direction linked to the aims of the school and governors as well as those of the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021.

The governance structure falls into two parts; Board of Trustees which includes the CEO, DCEO members from BEAM and others invited by the chairman, and the School Board of Governors who represent all stakeholders including parents, community and staff.

Parents and community members are encouraged to be members of the School Governing Body. In their capacity, they can help shape the School’s future direction and ensure a strong connection and sense of community between the School’s leadership and parents.


Mr. Walid Ramadan (Vice Chair of Governors)

Walid Ramadan For the last four years, Mr. Walid Ramadan has been the Chief Administration Officer at Beam and witnessed the growth and transformation of Beam schools from 2 to 6 in Sharjah and Dubai, providing quality education to more than 9,000 students. As the CAO, Mr. Walid is in charge of health and safety, supply chain, governmental affairs, compliance and quality control.

Prior to holding this position, and for seven straight years (2008-2015), Mr. Walid served as the principal of the International School of Creative Science, Muwaileh. During that time, ISCS was inspected by the Ministry of Education, and was recognized as Highly Effective with Distinction in all 6 Focus Areas.

During his tenure as principal of ISCS, his students consistently achieved higher results in their IGCSE and GCE exams than their counterparts in the UK. The school scored higher than the UAE average in TIMSS and PISA too.

Further, on the technological front, ISCS was declared and for 5 consecutive years as the Centre of Excellence by Promethean, the leading IWBs provider. And for 3 years, ISCS and its sister school (American School of Creative Science) in Sharjah were the only Centre of Excellence in the entire Middle-East.

Mr. Walid is a bilingual educator, certified as a teacher in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. He taught primarily ICT and Business Studies. He holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from City University, BC, Canada.

Before moving to the UAE, he worked as a principal in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabic and British Colombia, Canada. He served as a board member on different school boards in British Columbia and was the Western Provinces representative on a national school board in Toronto, Canada.

He delivered many lectures and conducted numerous workshops on education and management in Canada, Egypt, Saudi-Arabia, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.


Mrs. Majd C. Hussain(Vice Chair of Governors)

With over 28 years of experience in educational administration, leadership, and management from various British and American curriculum schools in the US, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, Mrs. Majd C. Hussain is the founding Principal of the American School of Creative Science Maliha. Mrs. Majd graduated with a Bachelors in English Literature from Carthage College in Wisconsin, US and received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education & Leadership Management from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. She possesses She strives to create a learning community that fosters excellence, creativity, leadership, collaboration and tolerance. She has garnered numerous prestigious awards including the Most Inspiring CEO Award (2015), Employer of Choice Award (2015) and Chairman’s Choice "Rising Star" Award (2014), from the Bukhatir Group Management Excellence Awards.


Samar Khalid Murad (Principal)

Samar Khalid MuradA passionate Principal of 13 years of educational leadership and 8 years of teaching experience, Mrs. Samar Murad has always inspired leaders at all levels in different settings to drive schools in a clear strategic direction that promotes ambitious vision. Her experience in leading NEASC and CIS Accreditation process has driven schools to improve their practices and achieve the desired outcomes of accreditation and inspection authorities.

Mrs. Murad was privileged enough to work with multinational professionals and gain experience in implementing the English National Curriculum, the Common Core standards and UAE Ministry of Education Curriculum in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

She has a proven track record of successfully founding a school from the initial set up stage to successful practice within 2 years. She is visionary and possesses enthusiasm, resilience and commitment to lead a school of a purposeful learning culture with main focus on developing, educating and nurturing global leaders of faith, humanity, learning and life. She is highly committed to the UAE national agenda and ISCS vison, mission and values.

Mrs. Murad led ISCS to achieve a very successful MOE Evaluation outcomes in the academic year 2017-2018.

Mrs. Murad was bestowed the BEAM most Dynamic Principal Award in the academic year 2017—2018. She contributed fruitfully at a national level to planning for Sharjah Private Schools improvement and other National projects.

Under her leadership, the school was shortlisted for the Distinguished School Award with the Government of Sharjah and earned a number of appreciation awards at the national and inter-schools’ levels. Mrs. Samar is a member of Sharjah Private Schools Principals Council. She holds a Master’s Degree in applied linguistics with distinction from Lebanon and a Master’s degree in business administration from USA. She is currently enrolled in NPQH programme for her UK national qualification of Headship.


Mrs. Mona Al Zaabi (Parent Governor)

Mrs. Mona Al ZaabiMrs. Mona Al Zaabi is a parent of three children attending the International School of Creative Science in Muwaileh. Prior to becoming a Governor at the school, she has been actively involved in the Parents Teacher Association (PTA).

She has experience in the education field, from being an English teacher for the primary stage, to holding a post as a Research Fellow at the Centre of Educational Testing, Measurement and Evaluation and a curriculum member in the Curriculum Centre in the Ministry of Education. Whilst working in the Ministry of Education, she carried out training programmes for English teachers amongst the government schools in the UAE.

Mrs. Mona holds a master’s degree in Education and Educational Studies from Deakin University in Australia, and a diploma in Curriculum Development and Design from Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.


Mrs. Humaira Mohammed Naseem (Parent Governor)

Mrs. Humaira Naseem has been a parent in ISCS Muwalileh since 2007, her eldest child graduated from ISCS in 2016. She is now serving as Parent Governor, as well as Chairperson for the Parent-Teacher Association of the Secondary School since September 2017.

Currently, Mrs. Humaira works at Noble Quran and Sunnah Establishment in Sharjah, where she is well known for teaching Quran and Tajweed Science in Arabic, English and Urdu to a culturally diverse group of students of varying ages. Certified by the Directorate of Human Resources, Government of Sharjah in “Art of Dealing with People”, she has been able to improve professionally and personally. As a result, she was successfully able to deliver a four weeks Tajweed Science crash-course to the staff of the establishment. To further enhance her capacity, Mrs. Humaira completed few other courses in the field, one of these was Features of Tafseer (Quranic explanation) from Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Cultural and Islamic Centre, Dubai.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from King AbdulAziz University, Mrs. Humaira started her career in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as administrator of the computer network at Al-Nassifiyah Model School, where she also taught Computer Science to secondary students.

Mrs. Humaira is an ambitious and passion driven person. Her motto is that “Knowledge is the food for souls”; a person is alive as long as they’re learning. She wishes to spread this love for learning among all children, as it is every child’s right to grow, learn and develop, academically, religiously and as a human being.


Teacher Mrs. Serwat Londe (Staff Governor)

Mrs. Serwat LondeMrs. Serwat Londe has been an educator since 2001. She enjoys interacting with children to develop their skills and personalities and facilitate their learning.

Mrs. Serwat joined the International School of Creative Science in 2004 and she is still fully immersed in working towards "excellence rooted in values." In addition to teaching, she has taken on other roles such as being on the teachers' committee and editing the staff newsletter. Currently, Mrs. Serwat is one of the impact coaches for staff on the school's Visible Learning journey and also serves as an ambassador to the kindergarten department for the BEAM Virtues Programme.

She is also a volunteer at the Dubai Women's Association, and a regular participant of educational workshops and lectures.

As much as it is an honour to be a part of an establishment whose vision and mission echoes her own, by being one of the governors, she hopes to enhance the school's role in benefitting our precious students, dedicated parents, amazing colleagues and society at large. She believes that she is one of those truly blessed people who get to earn by doing what they love to do!


Dr. Afiz Oqun (Staff Governor)

Dr. Afiz Oqun has been an educator for over 30 years, with experience of teaching UK, American, Australian and Indian Curriculum and a qualified Dentist. However, Dr. Afiz did not feel the dental profession was meeting his desire and passion in making a difference to the society as teaching does and has therefore decided to dedicate his life to teaching and have not looked back since.

His teaching and learning journey at ISCS started 13 years ago, when he first joined as a Science teacher and was part of the initial Secondary team when the Secondary phase first opened. As a result, he had the privilege to witness first-hand all of the different changes that have occurred over the years in pursuit of continuous drive of excellence for our students. "Continue to come first", this personal motto of his stands to date and has had the pleasure of seeing his students truly become International students, attaining success globally and upholding the moral values instilled in them during their time at ISCS. This drive, dedication and passion for teaching was recognised and honoured when Dr. Afiz received the first ever Nujoom Award for ‘Best Practitioner’ and ‘The Educator of the Year’s awards.

For two years in a row now, his students receive the Pearson Award for Highest Mark in Physics (iGCSE) in all of Middle East, thus demonstrating academic excellence.


Mrs. Wendy Banks Vice Principal (Governor)

Vice Principal - Mrs. Wendy BanksMrs. Wendy Banks has worked within the British Education system for 15 years, before which she held a number of leadership positions in retail, healthcare and other industries. She left the world of industry to use her talents to make a more valuable contribution to society by becoming a primary school teacher. She earned her degree in Primary Education from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and has been blessed to work in good to outstanding schools in the UK and UAE.

Known to be a passionate and knowledgeable practitioner, Mrs. Wendy has brought a number of strategies and programmes to improve the learning experience of the students in all the schools she has worked in. She has quickly made her way up the leadership ladder again. Today she is a Vice Principal at ISCS and uses her talents and passion for child centered learning to guide improvements in teaching and curriculum.


 

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