School Leadership


Our educators are dedicated to creating learning environments that encourage your child to reach for high standards and expectations.

Going Above and Beyond

Lead by Ms. Barbara Lubaczewska, Principal, Dubai Scholars educators are committed to teaching standards that allow children to build confidence as they challenge themselves.

Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

Ms. Barbara Lubaczewska joins Dubai Scholars after several successful years of school leadership in the UAE. Prior to joining Dubai Scholars, Ms. Barbara led Al Rabeeh Academy in Abu Dhabi. She was also the Founding Principal of Amity International School in Abu Dhabi.

Barbara brings over 29 years of experience in education, having held international and UK Principalship positions since 2007. She has worked extensively in the Middle East and Europe and more recently in Prague, London and Abu Dhabi.

Barbara’s passion for school improvement ensures that her key priority is always in establishing high performing teams and promoting each student’s academic success and well-being. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education from the University of East Anglia, UK and has been an ISI inspector for over 5 years. Barbara is also an Associate Leadership Trainer of Karen Ardley Associates, UK and has travelled the world facilitating leadership programmes to aspiring leaders.

Ms. Barbara Lubaczewska
Head of School
Educator for 29 years

Barbara strongly believes in distributed leadership and empowering others to be the best version of themselves. Her work as a Counsellor for ChildLine and as a Safeguarding Lead has helped to shape her work on establishing and embedding Values programmes in schools. She has also worked closely with UK universities as a mentor of PGCE students and is excited to continue this work, being a strong believer in supporting younger teachers to be aspirational and brave in their approach to teaching.

Outside of school, Barbara is a keen walker and has completed charity walks in India and the UK to support ChildLine and WaterAid as well as more leisurely treks across many continents, her favourite being Petra and the wadis of Jordan.

Education is vital to a student’s success in life. As the School Administrator, my team and I work to provide students a healthy, safe and supportive school environment to help effective learning.

Ms. Biniya Mary Jacob
Head of Administration

I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead the FS Section of the school that has such a rich tradition of education. After having been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-six years, I have worked with a variety of learners’ ranging in age from FS to Primary in varied positions. I started my career in Dubai 14 years back as the Academic Head of Foundation Stage and Primary at the British Institute for Learning Development. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Dubai Scholars School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Ms. Remy Dias
Head of Early Years
Foundation Stage

Educator for 26 years

Every child is unique in their own right. They can only become independent and strong learners if given the sense of security, love, and guidance necessary, in an Enabled Environment. Children need the freedom that allows for expression and creativity. A child exuberant and inquisitive drives my commitment to help nurture creativity. I believe in exploring and unlocking each child’s potential through a holistic approach.

Ms. Fauzia Waheed
Head of Teaching and Learning
Educator for 29 years

I am passionate about leading DS Primary and want to ensure that academic learning begins with motivation and inspiration, and that the highest standards are maintained by promoting, developing and modelling excellence in all aspects of teaching and learning.

Ms. Samina Rizvi
Head of Primary
Educator for 26 years

I believe, an educator of the 21st Century essentially takes on the role of a mentor. It is essential that the mentor provides specific and meaningful positive feedback and encouragement to students as it is important that students build up their confidence and develop intrinsic motivation. The joy, the challenges, and the uniqueness that every child brings in every day makes a journey of an educator fulfilling and gratifying.

Ms. Sapna Changrani
Head of Secondary
Educator for 9 years
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