About Us

Who we are

Liwa is an established educational leader, recognized in providing an accessible, high-quality, American curriculum education in the United Arab Emirates for the past three decades.

Our schools and nurseries across Al Ain and Abu Dhabi offer a challenging American curriculum education, combining the essence of Emirati values with a rich set of core competencies that produces confident, resilient and courageous young leaders.

Our students learn to develop an international mindset, grounded in local values, understanding and appreciation. We understand the need for agility and adaptability in an ever-changing landscape and our graduating students are fully prepared to meet both national and global challenges, now and in the future.

mission

To be a reliable and recognised UAE provider of high-quality, value-based education services.

vision

We inspire education communities to be the best they can be. We create distinctive and innovative leaders, who are self-disciplined, critical thinkers and have an international mindset, which is grounded in local values, understanding and appreciation.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Aldhaheri

    Chairman

    Dr. Ali Aldhaheri has over two decades of experience in business; founding, launching and managing several successful entities across the IT, finance, education, tourism and real estate sectors.

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  • Dr Shereen Gobran

    CEO, Director of Schools

    Dr Gobran has been the founder and first Principal of Liwa International School since 1992 and has made many major contributions to the educational environment in the UAE and globally.

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  • Kevin Wallis

    Deputy CEO

    Kevin has worked internationally in education for over twenty years as a Government Advisor, Director, Senior Consultant and School Inspector in the UK, US, Middle East and Asia.

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  • Dr Juanita M. Daunoy

    Director of Curriculum

    With a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and a minor...

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  • Dina Khuffash

    Director of Quality Assurance

    With 20 years’ experience as an educational consultant, Dina has a track record in...

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  • Walaa Elsayed Ali

    Director of Human Resources

    Experienced in delivering successful strategies for maximizing workforce...

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  • Tarek Alhaj Mohammad

    Direct of Facilities

    Since joining Liwa Education in 2003, Tareq has used his knowledge...

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Our story

2022

  • Predicted opening of Liwa International School Al Qattara (LISQ) in Al Ain

2020

  • LIS receives an ADEK rating of “Very Good” placing it among the top 5 private schools in Al Ain.
  • Acquiring Teddy bear Nurseries in 2020.

2019

  • LISM is founded in Abu Dhabi.

2018

  • LIS receives an ADEK rating of “Very Good” placing it among the top 5 private schools in Al Ain.

2022

  • Predicted opening of Liwa International School Al Qattara (LISQ) in Al Ain

2020

  • LIS receives an ADEK rating of “Very Good” placing it among the top 5 private schools in Al Ain.
  • Acquiring Teddy bear Nurseries in 2020.

2019

  • LISM is founded in Abu Dhabi.

2018

  • LIS receives an ADEK rating of “Very Good” placing it among the top 5 private schools in Al Ain.
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