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School Leadership

Mr. Jay Roy, Director
Mr. Jay Roy, Director
Mr. Jay Roy, School Director

Jay Roy has had a distinguished career in education and brings a wealth of experience to Vision International School (VIS).   Prior to being named Director of Vision International School, Mr. Roy held positions in the United Arab Emirates as Founding Principal/CEO of GEMS World Academy, an International Baccalaureate Organization World School in Abu Dhabi (2011-2016); and Elementary Principal at Dubai American Academy, a 1250-student school offering an enriched American curriculum in Dubai (2008-2011).  

His career as an educational leader began in the United States where he served as Principal of Rollinsford Grade School in New Hampshire (1990-2008); subsequently, he held positions in administration, public, and private education in elementary, middle, and high school levels.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of New Hampshire.  He has served as an Accreditation Team Member for the New England Association for Schools and Colleges and on the Board of Examiners for the New Hampshire State Department of Education.  

Mr. Roy has had an illustrious career, winning a Fulbright Memorial Fund award in 1997, the New Hampshire Junior Achievement Principal of the Year award in 1996, the National Educator Award in 1996, and finalist for the New Hampshire Association of School Principals’ Outstanding Elementary Principal of the Year in 1995, 1996, and 1997.  Mr. Roy resides in Doha with his wife of 32 years, Dolores Roy.  They have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Dr. Bobbi McDaniel, Girls Principal
Dr. Bobbi McDaniel
Dr. Bobbi McDaniel, Girls Principal

Dr. McDaniel has 25 years of experience in education with the last 10 years focused on Educational Leadership. She earned her Doctorate in Education (2012)  from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. She also earned her Master’s in Education from Fordham University, NYC and a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications from the University of Nevada. She starts her 5th year in Qatar and 2nd year as the Girls Principal at VIS. 

Dr. Bobbi has experience implementing the Common Core Standards and Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop. Additionally, she has earned Certificates of Completion for both PYP and MYP in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Although she enjoys working with boys and girls she is happy to have the opportunity to focus on something dear to her heart; Girls Education at VIS. Her hometown is Las Vegas, NV where most of her family lives, she is the youngest of 4 siblings, and has one beautiful adultdaughter who works and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 Dr. Bobbi McDaniel

VIS Principal - Girls Division

Dr. Debbie Badawi, Boys Principal
Dr. Debbie Badawi
Dr. Debbie Badawi, Boys Principal

Dr. Debbie Badawi started her career in education, as a teacher, more than 20 years ago. She demonstrates an expertise in K-12 education and holds a plethora of credentials. They include: a Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Administration, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Secondary Education/English, and multiple certifications in teaching, instruction, and supervision. Her diverse experience spans almost every grade level elementary through high school. Dr. Debbie’s overall teaching philosophy is rooted in building rich, positive relationships with children in order to “reach” them and help them become the best versions of themselves.  Similarly, her leadership philosophy is grounded in servitude to people and coaching them to greater professional and personal heights. As an educational leader, her mission is to cultivate a school culture that nurtures partnerships, fosters creative problem solving, and facilitates the development of  high functioning and high performing teams. Ultimately, her vision is to create a school where students experience learning that prepares them for the 21st  century and beyond. Dr. Debbie is  dedicated and committed to being a positive, productive force in contributing to the betterment of this world. Today, she steps in forward in contributing and growing with a school that is preparing students to be local leaders and global learners. 

 

Dr. Debbie Badawi 

VIS Principal - Boys Division

Ms. Barie Pinsker, Early Childhood Principal
Ms. Barie Pinsker
Ms. Barie Pinsker, Early Childhood Principal

Ms. Barie Pinsker has over 14 years of teaching experience internationally and in the USA focusing on Early Childhood and Special Education. She has earned her Educational Leadership Certification (2018) from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (2010) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education (2005) from state universities in Pennsylvania. In addition to this, Barie has teaching certificates in ICT, Middle School English/Language Arts, and Middle School Math. Prior to coming to Qatar (2010), she worked in Germany for 3 years at a private bilingual school as a KG teacher and special education coordinator. Before launching her international career, she was a learning and emotional support teacher at a middle school located in the inner-city of Philadelphia, USA. Ms. Pinsker has experience with the International Baccalaureate  (Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program) Curriculum, Common Core, Creative Curriculum, and the British National Curriculum.

Although Ms. Pinsker is from New York, USA, having spent the past 8 years here, she considers Qatar to be her home. She has fallen in love with, and developed a genuine respect for both the Qatari people and their country. Ms. Pinsker is looking forward to leading the Early Childhood (EC) Division at VIS and working with teachers, students and parents to “Shape Local Leaders and Global Learners”.

 

Ms. Barie Pinsker

Early Childhood Principal

Other Administrators at VIS:

LAbbasiLaila Abbasi, Director of Operations

 

IMG_2850.JPGDan Larson-Knight, Director of Information, Communications and Technology

 

 

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Margo Tripsa, Director of Curriculum and Assessment

 

RNolan.JPGRachel Nolan, Director of Admissions and Student Activities