Fatima Bailey

Dr. Fatima Bailey has over 25 years’ experience in education. In the early years of her career, Dr. Bailey worked in Pre-K-12 education as a director, school principal, vice principal and teacher in the UAE and US. She has led planning, development, and implementation of hybrid educational activities across multiple institutions. She was instrumental in achieving CAEP accreditation for Zayed University, and in exceeding accreditation KPIs. Dr. Bailey also serves as a mentor in the Ta’Alouf Program for Career Based Teacher Development at the Al Jalila Foundation.

Estelle Tarry

Dr. Estelle Tarry has over 30 years’ experience in education. She began her career as a primary school teacher in the UK, progressing to Head of an infant school at a British international school in Sri Lanka, Head of a British international school in Thailand, and Head of an international school in the Netherlands. For the past 15 years, Dr. Tarry has been a university lecturer (Fellowship of Higher Education) in the UK, teaching and leading undergraduate and master’s programmes in education, and supervising PhD students.

Dr. Hunada Kanbar

Dr. Hunada Kanbar

Dr. Hunanda Kanbar holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Sharjah. She is currently serving as the founding Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor for Sharjah Education Academy. Her experience spans across 25 years and five countries (USA, Canada, UK, UAE and KSA). She has held several positions including: Change Management Advisor, School Improvement Advisor, Educational Consultant, Efficacy Reviewer, and Associate School Inspector. She has worked with leading private companies to transform international education, as well as government entities on a strategic level. She was part of the team that authored and reviewed six frameworks: Inspection framework, Evaluation framework in education, Digital transformation framework in education.

Dr. Jeanine Romano

Dr. Jeanine Romano has a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Measurement and Evaluation from the University of South Florida. She is currently working as the Executive Director of the Sharjah Education Academy, She previously worked as Director, Business Education Data, Benchmarking, and Analysis at AACSB International- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition she previously worked as a Psychometrician at The American Board of Pathology and was the Project Manager for their CertLink MOC Assessment Initiative.

Dr. Romano has worked in the field of Higher Education for over 25 years as a faculty member and in Institutional Research and Assessment both in the United States and the Middle East.She is a founding member of the Middle East North Africa Association of Institutional Research (MENA-AIR).

Dr. Tadd Kruse

Dr. Tadd Kruse

Tadd Kruse is an Assistant Professor in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education program at the Sharjah Education Academy. He has worked at universities in the US, UK and Middle East spanning more than 20 years including 17 years of experience outside of the United States.

Dr. Ted Purinton

Dr. Ted Purinton is Founding Dean of the Sharjah Education Academy. Previously as Senior Education Advisor for the Economic Development Board of Bahrain (seconded as C.E./Dean of the Bahrain Teachers College), Purinton doubled the size of the college and expanded its programs and consultative capacity for educational reform within Bahrain. Previous to that, he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the American University in Cairo (AUC), as well as Associate Provost for the University (AUC’s senior internationalization officer, also responsible for academic administration and strategic initiatives)