School Leadership

My name is Mr. Jeremy and I serve Manor Hall as Head of School. I moved to the UAE this past fall with my family from the United States. This past year at Manor Hall has been the best experience in my career. Prior to Manor Hall, I served as Regional Vice President and Superintendent for a charter school network. Additionally, I was a Head of Secondary and Vice Principal. As a teacher, I taught elementary mathematics using inquiry and also English/Language Arts for several years.

I am currently completing my Ph.D in Organizational leadership. I am really passionate about collaborating with other schools in Al Ain and making MHIS the best school possible.

Mr. Jeremy, Head of School

Hello students, parents, family, and friends. My name is Mrs. Vanessa and I am the Vice Principal of Instruction at Manor Hall International School for grades PreK through 6 and grades 9 through 12. I moved to the UAE in August 2013 with my husband and three children. I am originally from Alabama, but have lived in California, Florida, and Georgia.

I began my career in education in 1998 in Florida as a teacher and continued in Georgia and eventually to the UAE. During my career, I have served in several different capacities which included professional development for teachers, Literacy Coach, as well as SAC Chair. My knowledge and experience in the education field have been a tremendous help in molding me to be a part of MHIS.

I now proudly serve at MHIS as Vice Principal, where I hope to continue to make a positive impact in students’ academic achievements and attainment to a life-long love for learning.

Ms. Vanessa, Vice Principal of Instruction

Vanessa Rice

I am thrilled to begin my second year as a part of the Manor Hall family and to be involved in the current Research and Development (R&D) initiative. We are blessed to have such an energetic and passionate community of students and professionals, and my goal is to harness this energy and direct our efforts towards creating innovative, relevant, and sustainable solutions to the needs of our community. Whether we are focusing on student achievement, professional development, or family involvement, the R&D initiative is our commitment to sustainable growth and collaborative exploration.

Mr. Daniel, Research and Development Leader


I have been teaching 5th grade Math and Science at Manor Hall International School since 2015. In this time, I have witnessed tremendous amounts of growth on behalf of the staff, students, and administrators, in efforts to create a safe, healthy, and positive, school climate and culture. Manor Hall demands innovation, autonomy, and leadership skills from its pupils, that will gear them towards being top world leaders and productive global citizens. I have established conducive learning environments, directed many differentiated lessons, and provided various applications for my students to have the opportunity to relate to the real-world, as have all of my fellow colleagues. I firmly believe that Manor Hall will be a top school of excellence and a preferred institution of learning, specifically in Al Ain, and throughout the entirety of the United Arab Emirates.

Ms. JacquelynSTEM Coordinator


For the past two years, I’ve been fortunate to participate in the transformation of Manor Hall into a school that enables students to follow their passion. As Technology Integration Lead, my responsibility is to ensure that students can pursue their passion utilizing digital media tools to communicate and create in the most engaging and innovative of ways.

Ms. Andrea, Tech Integration Leader

Andrea Celestine