On behalf of the faculty and staff of QAD Senior School, it is my honor to welcome you here. As you explore our website and, hopefully, choose to visit us in person, I know you will find what I find every day - a lively and engaging learning community where students are nurtured, challenged, and empowered to fulfill their current and future aspirations as learners and young adults. It’s an exciting place to be!
While long recognized as a leading pioneer school within the Qatar Foundation, QAD has established a well-deserved reputation in the State of Qatar and regionally for providing students with an outstanding quality education as well as ample opportunities for learning beyond our campus in the rich ecosystem of Education City and beyond.
An authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) school, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) offer rich learning within an inquiry-based framework that supports personalization of learning through student agency and higher-level thinking skills. In addition to the MYP and DP Programmes, a strong National Program of Arabic and Islamic Studies undergirds our strategic intent of becoming a leader in dual language - ensuring our students are academically proficient in both English and Arabic.
These academic Programmes are complimented by the IB Learner Profile attributes as well as our own guiding statements and values which seek to deliver on our vision’s promise to “empower students to achieve high levels of academic growth and personal wellbeing and to be responsible citizens who are locally rooted and globally connected.”
And, all of this programming is facilitated by qualified, committed and caring faculty who hold students and their learning and growth at the center of their daily work. Truly, it is an exciting place to be!
I look forward to welcoming you to QAD.
Dr. Christie Powell
Acting Senior School Principal
Originally from India, Roma has worked in international education for over 12 years. She has worked in India, Kenya and most recently in Dubai. She is a passionate believer in the philosophy, mission and values of the International Baccalaureate programmes. Roma has extensive knowledge of IB, having led 4 IB World schools through the process of authorization prior to joining Qatar Academy Doha. She is also an IB workshop leader, examiner, school site visitor.
By profession, Roma is a teacher of Humanities and has taught Business and Management at DP level. She also worked as a DP Coordinator in her former school. After teaching all three programs, coordinating the MYP and DP in a few schools and being involved in IB initiatives, her IB knowledge is extensive. She is constantly thinking of ways to improve student achievement. Recently her article Instructional Leadership: An effective means to building professional capital, was published in the book “The teacher researcher”.
A Lebanese-Australian educator and mom of two, Zeina has come to hold the position of IB DP coordinator at QAD as of 2019 equipped with over 25 active years of versatile, international education experience.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure and Applied Mathematics and formal training as a High School Mathematics Teacher, she worked for the Department of Education of New South Wales on several district projects before making the decision to move with her family overseas. She taught and coordinated Math in schools in Australia, Qatar and Lebanon, but the last 13 years of her career have been at Qatar Academy Doha, where she has been fortunate to explore and engage in the IB DP program from its head start.
Having been a grade level leader and advisor, and being an IB mathematics examiner and IA moderator, she continually fostered positive relationships with students and their families over the duration of her tenure at QAD. In her new capacity as IB DP coordinator, she will work with the grades 11 and 12 teams towards supporting students to become life-long learners and active participants in the construction of knowledge.
An avid life-long learner herself and a believer in on-going professional development, Zeina has accumulated numerous hours of training and capacity building and is looking forward to helping QAD students achieve their full potential.
IB DP coordinator