Jun 1, 2021

Queen Rania Teacher Academy Establishes Advisory Board

Amman, May 2021 - As part of its strategic development efforts, Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) has announced the formation of an Advisory Board, comprising nine members representing academic partners, international education organizations, and regional education experts.


The Advisory Board will be responsible for supporting, advising, assisting, and guiding QRTA’s executive management, in alignment with national and regional requirements and global trends. Additionally, the Advisory Board aims to bolster QRTA’s industry knowledge and strategic thinking.


The Advisory Board members include: Dr. Rabaa Al Sumaiti (Emirates Schools Establishment, UAE), Dr. Harry Patrinos (World Bank), Eng. Haif Bannayan (International Baccalaureate Organization, Netherlands), Dr. Mounira Jamjoom (Emkan Education, KSA), Dr. Norbert Pachler (University College London, UK), Mrs. Sahar Cooper (Aldar Education, UAE), Dr. Mitalene Fletcher (Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA), Mr. Vikas Pota (T4 Education, UK), and Dr. Yuhang Rong (University of Connecticut, USA).


“We are pleased to announce the establishment of the QRTA Advisory Board, a step that emphasizes our existing strategic partnerships with respected regional and international education organizations. We look forward to working closely with its members, who will offer valuable advice on QRTA’s strategic direction, priorities, opportunities, research areas, and outreach,”  QRTA Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Osama Obeidat, explained.


For his part, Founder of T4 Education, Vikas Pota, said “the pandemic has shown us the importance of teachers. We now need to focus on orienting the teacher workforce for the future so that our next generation can achieve its potential. That is why I’m honored to have been invited by the QRTA Board of Directors to serve on its Advisory Board and help harness the energy of teachers all over the world to strengthen education.”


Among its other duties, the Advisory Board will also suggest strategies to further QRTA’s mission and goals; advocate for QRTA on the international and regional levels; and offer guidance on existing and proposed academic programs as deemed necessary.


Established in 2009, QRTA is a non-profit organization committed to the vision of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of supporting and empowering educators with the skills to become creative and diligent professionals who are well-equipped to nurture and lead future generations. QRTA offers innovative and evidence-based professional development programs informed by international best practices and the latest research in the field.


QRTA has been providing valuable professional learning opportunities for teachers, school leaders, and educational institutions since its inception, with an outreach of over 80,000 professional development opportunities under its various high-quality programs and courses. The team of experienced professionals at QRTA has designed and delivered a wide variety of offerings and continues to innovate new ones to meet the needs of ever-evolving generations.