Middle School Principal Message
Dear MMS Families,
It is with great honor and humility that I introduce myself as the new Middle School principal at Modern Montessori School.
Ever since I first stepped inside a classroom as a teacher more than 16 years ago, I knew that I had found what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I believe that being part of something bigger than one’s self is how we can truly have an effect that surpasses our individual capacity. Nothing is more honorable than investing in each other for the sake of our collective and shared humanity. Our children are our future.
I have worked at different international schools in a broad spectrum of capacities, such as a Teacher, Head of Department, Teacher Leader, Deputy Director, and Board Member. I have been privileged to attend and be part of great educational institutions in the world. I have a B.Sc. in Computer Science and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration and am currently working towards a special certification in School Leadership and Management from Harvard University. I am also part of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB), Council of International Schools (CIS), and MEPLI at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). My goal is to make our Middle School an active hub, where it purposefully connects students, teachers, and parents in a positive, healthy symbiotic environment that nurtures the success of our students and supports them in achieving excellence in education and in life itself. Our Middle School teachers will continue to strive to enable our students to grow as empowered leaders and agents of change, wherever they go. I look forward to collaborating with you to provide our students with the best learning experience that prepares them for the IB Diploma Program in the Senior School. Together we can help them reach their full potential and maximize it so that they can genuinely be the best version of themselves.
Sincerely Amer Dababneh
We encourage our students to develop their curiosity and gain knowledge through exploring transdisciplinary themes, inspired by traditional disciplines. This is achieved by engaging them in a wide range of educational and Extracurricular Activities relevant to issues of both local and global significance. While learning, students continuously interact with their surroundings, and with people of different backgrounds and values. As a result, they show pride in who they are and in their culture, but more importantly they become aware of their responsibilities and the implications of their actions, thus accepting and appreciating other people’s points of view and values. In nurturing our students' learning skills through inquiry and positive social behavior, we encourage every student to take responsibility for their own learning and self-development in order to become life-long learners and leaders.