2024 – 2025


"Education is like a lantern
which lights your way in a dark alley."

– H.H. The Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is composed of the Board of Directors, school leaders, and parents. The Board of Trustees supports the school’s growth plans and maintains its commitment to following its vision and mission in alignment with the vision of the UAE. The Trustees are an integral part of the effective implementation of change and progress in all aspects of the school.


Academic Team


Ms. Alaa Aljuburi

School Principal

Ms. Alaa joined Madar International School in 2018 as the school Principal. With over 22 years of experience in school administration which included over 9 years as School Director, and Principal, of many other well-known International Schools in Al-Ain, she has been instrumental in leading Madar towards a renewed focus on student achievement. Ms. Alaa takes pride in being a member of the Madar family and being able to be part of its rapid journey to success. Her passion for education drives her to strategically lead the school in a way that ensures students are receiving high-quality education that prepares them to be the visionary leaders of tomorrow.

Dr. Denis M. Peters


Dr. Denis joined Madar as Vice-Principal in 2019. As an instructional leader in both the United States and the UAE, he brings over 18 years of experience in the academic field. Together with the school leadership team, Dr. Denis is committed to ensuring that Madar is a safe learning environment for all its students.


Dr. Khayal Al Allaq

Academic Vice Principal

Dr. Khayal Al Allaq brings over 18 years of experience in the educational field. She has held multiple roles in middle and senior leadership, ranging from Vice Principal for High School and Pastoral Care to Deputy Principal and Academic Vice Principal. Dr. Khayal is also a passionate researcher, poet, and academic writer. She published her first book in 2018 and is currently working on a book on transformative teaching and responsive differentiated instruction.

Mrs. Renske Myburg

Kindergarten Coordinator

Ms. Renske holds a Bachelor of Education specializing in Early Childhood Education. She has been in the education field for over 5 years, teaching in South Africa before joining the Madar family in 2022.


Mrs. Farah El Moghrabi

Primary Department Head

Mrs. Farah has a BA in English and Literature BAU-Lebanon. Her love for teaching has enabled her to become a devoted education practitioner deeply committed to ensuring students have an opportunity to experience an exceptional learning environment.



Madar is a K-12 American curriculum school that focuses on preparing students to be innovative thinkers and visionaries. We are accredited by Cognia (Formerly AdvancED) and our curriculum adopts strong academic methods that develop students with advanced academic standards.



Our partners are critical to our success. We are committed to finding and teaming with organizations that complement our strengths, and meet the needs of our students, parents, and teachers.



The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s main role is to develop the education system in Abu Dhabi. ADEK promotes a culture of creativity, sustainability and excellence, with a focus on developing human, social and economic capabilities.

Madar is regulated by ADEK. We follow and are committed to the policies and guidelines for private schools as set forth by ADEK and the Ministry of Education (MOE).

The following reports about Madar International School by ADEK will show you the path of our growth and development throughout the years since the founding of our campus.

2021 / 22 2019 / 20 2017 / 18 2015 / 16 2013 / 14


Learn more about your child’s journey through Madar's world-class academic process and curriculum.