School Leadership

  • School Head

    Margaret Wright is the Head of School at Manor Hall International School in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Being an educator with over 25 years of teaching and leadership experience in public education, and serving as the Vice Principal at Manor Hall International School for 2019-2020, her passionate belief is that all children can learn. This belief has led to her dedication to the development of teacher practice and the enhancement of leadership skills.

    Margaret Wright has obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from the College of St. Rose in New York, Master’s degree in Reading Education from Syracuse University in New York and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport.

    Ms. Margaret Wright, Head of School

    Other Dignitaries

  • My name is Dane Satchell and I am looking forward to serving Manor Hall as the Vice-Principal for Secondary School. The 2021/2022 school year will mark my 12th year in education and my 6th year working in the Middle East. I am excited for the opportunity to serve the MHIS community!

    I have a B.PHE from the University of Toronto (Canada), a B.Ed. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, an M. Ed. in International Education Administration from Endicott College in Boston (USA), and have teaching certificates from Ontario and British Columbia (Canada).

    My career in education began in Canada, before taking me to South Korea for 6 years, and then landing in Saudi Arabia for 4 years. I spent much of my professional career building education programs, as well as working as an elementary classroom teacher in various American curriculum schools. Throughout my career, I have developed a strong desire to have a positive impact on the school community I serve which led me to be appointed to a number of leadership roles over the last 10 years.

    As the Vice-Principal, I will work diligently with our faculty and staff to carry out the vision and mission of MHIS. I am committed to working closely with our teachers, parents, and community members to ensure our students achieve their full potential and are prepared for the next chapter in their educational career. I endeavor to foster engaging, trusting, and encouraging relationships with our students that will have lasting positive impacts on their academic achievements.

    I look forward to a productive school year and being a part of the Manor Hall Family!

    Dane Satchell, Vice-Principal - Secondary
  • My name is Takeema Allen. I am from New York City in the US, and I am the new Vice Principal of Elementary here at Manor Hall. During my tenure as an educator, I have held many positions ranging from classroom teacher, to academic interventionist & coach, to principal. I am now in the 18th year as an educator, the last six years here in the Middle East. My passion lies in working hands-on with students, educators, and families to improve our practice and overall community. I am a mother of three children, two of which will be in MHIS this year. We all are looking forward to a successful year ahead, as we transition everyone back to being in school full time. As a partner in your child’s education, we will work to ensure we are doing everything we can to address the academic, social and emotional needs of each student under our care. I am looking forward to meeting each one of you, in person or virtually.

    Happy New School Year 2021-2022!!!

    Takeema Allen, Vice-Principal - Elementary
  • My name is Alhassan Mohamed Naguib Bedaiwi, I am the head of Arabic language and Islamic education at Manor Hall. I graduated from the Faculty of Education at the University of Suez in 2006. During my work experience in private schools, I obtained a combination of theoretical study and practical experiences with several educators. After completing several training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences inside and out of UAE, my main focus has been to achieve a higher level of success and progress that serves the aspirations and visions of this school.

    My Responsibility for the Arabic language and Islamic education subjects is to help teachers develop the curriculum plans and enhance the technical guidelines to achieve higher performance levels and academic standards. Setting a high standard for the arabic department at Manor Hall is my prerogative, which will then exceed the educational expectations within the UAE.

    Mr. Al Hassan Mohammed, Head of Arabic Department