Dr. Alice Aboud
Following her passion to understand human nature through the literary arts, Dr. Abboud pursued her first two degrees in English Language and Literature from the University of Jordan. She started her career as an English Language and Literature teacher at her own alma mater, the Ahliyyah School for Girls (ASG), where her love for English and Literature was first sown. A few years later, Dr. Abboud assumed leadership of the English Department and started advancing in her career. In 1997, she became Head of the Secondary School, then Associate Head of School in 2005, and Head of School in 2008. During this time, Alice pursued her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University in Phoenix, Arizona, and wrote her dissertation on ASG as a center for female empowerment through progressive quality education (2014). Dr. Abboud has worked extensively as an educator and played an instrumental role in the accreditation and running of Ahliyyah and, its sister school then, Mutran, as IB Continuum Schools (PYP, MYP, DP and CP) as well as in the ultimate merger of both schools. Throughout her career, Alice was focused on cultivating a life-long love of learning in students and helping them become self-directed, responsible, and ethical global citizens. Alice was equally committed to creating a collaborative environment within the school, developing faculty and staff, and availing opportunities for their personal and professional growth. Being a strategic thinker, Dr. Abboud, in her capacity as the Superintendent of Ahliyyah & Mutran, is working with the school family and stakeholders today on leading the full merger of both schools in order to better serve the students and the local community. In alignment with her mission of bringing people together to create a ripple effect of goodness that transcends all barriers, Alice is also serving today as the Chair of the Jordan Association of IB World Schools (Jo_AIBWS). Dr. Abboud brings with her more than 35 years of experience in education and leadership; nonetheless, she is first and foremost a feminist who firmly believes that equality for women is key to a better life for all. She is also a believer in the ultimate goodness of human beings and their ability to serve and preserve life in all its forms.
Ms. Rania Shami
Rania Shami received her BSc Degree in Physics from the University of Jordan and had held several General Sciences and Physics teaching positions until she joined Ahliyyah & Mutran in 2002. Since then, Rania taught the IGCSE physics curriculum then moved to the IBDP Standard and Higher Levels curricula for 13 years showing exceptional communication skills with students, parents, colleagues and upper management. Rania was involved in every detail of the school's journey to adopt the Middle Years Program - MYP - as part of its academic offerings to students. Once the implementation of the MYP program started in 2015, Rania was appointed as Principal of the Middle School. In 2022, Rania was appointed as the Principal of High & Middle School.
Rania is a devoted, enthusiastic and wise leader who strives to improve students’ social, emotional, academic and intellectual abilities. She also works with and supports teachers in facilitating each candidate’s personal and professional growth by creating an atmosphere of open communication and mutual respect.
Mr. Moeen Haddad
Moeen Haddad, as his name implies in Arabic, has a passion for helping people and developing skills in students. Moeen holds a BSc in Chemistry with a minor of Computer Science as well as a diploma in Information Technology and a high diploma in Theology. Moeen is also a certified trainer in conflict resolution and peace making. Moeen is very passionate about utilizing modern approaches to cultivate school environments that are free of bigotry and intellectual extremism. Moeen is also a certified trainer in uplifting school environments and enhancing education through better teacher training and empowerment. Moeen attended several workshops and training courses and he had an unwavering focus on bringing better education through innovative educational leadership. Along with his duties as the head of Middle School, Moeen enjoys working with students on vocational projects such as the organic garden. The next time you are in our school, be sure to sample some of our organic garden's unique and delicious produce!
Ms. Rana Shaban
Rana joined Ahliyyah & Mutran in 1992 as a first grade Homeroom teacher and since 2002 she has held the position of the Head of Elementary Section and the Head of Al-Kashef Center. Believing in inclusion, Rana aims to provide services through Al-Kashef Center to students at school. This center has set a great example for other educational institutes to follow. Being the passionate educator and life-long learner she is, Rana acquired additional roles in the IB as she is a workshop leader, visiting team member and consultant for the PYP Program.Rana has led several workshops in and outside Jordan for both IB and non-IB curricula. Throughout her years of experience in the educational field, Rana has attended a wide range of workshops and participated in many conferences to develop professionally as an educator and a leader.
Ms. Nisreen Farah
Nisreen is a graduate of Ahliyyah & Mutran and has been working at her alma mater since 2002. Nisreen started her career as a science teacher in the elementary section, as well as a support teacher for grades 4 and 5. Nisreen then held the position of the PYP Coordinator from 2015 till 2018 when she was appointed as the Head of Primary School in the boys’ section. Nisreen is a passionate educator who attended multiple workshops and conferences related to education as well as the new practices in learning and teaching. In 2015, Nisreen was trained to become an IB-PYP Workshop Leader and had led several IB workshops. In the following year, she became an IB-PYP School Visit Team Member and an IB-PYP Consultant. Nisreen thrives on strengthening the school's positive impact on our students’ educational experience and supporting them to accomplish their goals.
Ms. Rawan Bisharat
Rawan Bisharat holds a B.A. degree in Child Development and she entered the world of children to train at a kindergarten. Her passion to work with children soon led her to work as a kindergarten teacher for 2 years. Rawan started studying to obtain a Master's degree in psychology and therefore needed to work at an NGO in order to gain the needed first-hand experience in Educational Psychology. Rawan then worked as a school counselor and joined Ahliyyah & Mutran in a similar position in 2011, where she was the primary section counselor, keeping the students' and teachers' well-beingat heart. Rawan presented several workshops to teachers as well as to parents on several topics related to parenting and psychology. Rawan now holds a Master's and a PhD in Educational Psychology in addition to her degree in Child Development, giving her the suitable blend of expertise and education to lead the kindergarten department at Ahliyyah & Mutran.