As part of our governance structure, DAA has a Local Advisory Board (LAB) which meets at at least five times a year. As outlined in the UAE National Agenda, a major initiative for all UAE schools is to build strong school governance to help create a national education sector with enduring and consistent quality, as we work together towards achieving Vision 2021.
Our Board Members consist of the following:
Amr Albialy, Chairperson
Dr. Saliha Afridi, Inclusion Governor
Tammy Murphy, DAA Superintendent/CEO
Ben Voborsky, DAA Deputy Superintendent
Chris Marshall, Student Support Center
Stuart Walker, GWA Superintendent
Alzeta Strazimiri, Parent
Hananah Zaheer, Parent
Ghadeer Alsayouf, Parent
Eman Qadumi, Student and Co-President
Nicholas Hensel, Student and Co-President
The Board works to understand and uphold GEMS and DAA’s vision and values, monitor, advise and support the school on matters of strategy and policy, assist with monitoring the school’s standards and performance, and support the school and the Superintendent by providing counsel. The members are experienced and skilled individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Our Local Advisory Board holds the important role at DAA of overseeing the achievement of the school’s strategic aims and objectives, greatly improving the school’s performance. The LAB is not involved in financial matters, the appointing of staff, the day-to-day operations of the school, admissions, nor individual issues. The LAB assists with monitoring the activity and performance of the school by supporting the school’s senior leaders to be fully accountable for DAA’s outcomes. Working in partnership with the school, the Local Advisory Board actively collaborates, engages and challenges the school through constructive dialogue.
Last spring, our LAB was selected by KHDA to participate in the production of a Governance video to be shared throughout Dubai Schools. Please take time to view this work as we were honored to have been part of this work that will benefit all schools. You can watch the KHDA video below.