Dr. Osama Obeidat
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Osama brings more than 25 years of experience in education quality, policy, evaluation, and reform, among other areas. Before joining QRTA in 2019, Osama worked for 6 years as the Director of the school inspection at Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge. Osama worked as an Associate Professor of educational management and policy at the Hashemite University in Jordan.
Throughout his career, Osama consulted for several local and international organizations such as the World Bank, UNICEF, EDT, Ministries of Education in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Rwanda, and Iraq.
Osama holds a Ph.D. in International and Development Education from the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Evaluation Practices from George Washington University as well as an Executive Leadership Certificate from INSEAD Business School.
Executive Director of Strategic Affairs
Abdelmajeed Shamlawi has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategies on organizational and sector levels. Over the past five years, Mr. Shamlawi has been focusing on developing and growing programs and projects at the Queen Rania Teacher Academy through his strategic development role, in addition to integrating technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship into Education, his role has been key in developing and maintaining QRTA Strategic Plan and growing QRTA portfolio, partnerships and alliances, and programs in Jordan and the region, and hence enhancing the sustainability of the organization.
Director of Programs
During her four years at QRTA, Rola led the Teacher Education Professional Diploma and took the role of the Quality Assurance Lead. She is an experienced subject head and classroom practitioner with a successful record of teaching mathematics for over 25 years. She won the Cambridge Queen Rania Outstanding Teacher Award and is an accredited International Trainer and Examiner with CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education). Rola took part in reviewing the content of the online mathematics curriculum on EDRAAK Platform. Rola is always driven with her passion to help the marginalized and vulnerable youth through voluntary work. She obtained her master’s degree in Education from Framingham State College in the US. Stemming from her belief in continuous professional development, Rola obtained her fellowship in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education Middle East Professional Learning Initiative and obtained the Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership from HGSE in 2019.
Business Development and Promotion Director
Nabila Bashir is the Director of Business Development and Promotion at Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), with more than 20 years of experience in teaching, innovation in education, EdTech, STEM, and project management of education development projects.
Deploys corporate strategies and tactics to external partners via the development of proposals, promotional planning, and implementation, and program development based on customer-centric requirements. Out of 3,500 nominees, she was chosen as a Techwomen fellow to represent Jordan in the Silicon Valley as one of the leading women in STEM in 201. Due to her work in education and technology she was awarded the “Queen Rania Outstanding Teacher Cambridge Award” in 2012, she is also an international examiner from Cambridge Assessment International Education.
She has experience in designing frameworks for the computer science K-12 curriculum and teacher professional development programs for the integration of technology in teaching. She is a MEPLI (Middle East Professional Learning Initiative) fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education since 2021.
She has a Master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies in Education from the State University of New York (SUNY) and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Jordan. She has also obtained a Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAEL) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Wael Seitan
Director of Development
Dr. Wael Seitan has more than 20 years of experience in the Education sector. Before joining Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) as the Director of Development, Dr. Wael held different leadership positions as School Principal of several International Schools, Educational Technology Coordinator, Head of Computer Science and Design Departments, member of the National Center for Curriculum Development, International Certified Trainer in Robotics Science, International Certified Trainer in Informatics and Programming, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).
In addition to his work as the Director of Development at QRTA, a Trainer for Advanced Instructional Leadership Professional Diploma, and as an active member of the Education Community, Dr. Wael has many roles in which he plays with International Organizations and Institutions in the Education Sector; He is a School Visit Accreditation/Evaluation Team Leader in the Council of International Schools (CIS), as well as a School Visit Accreditation/Evaluation Team Member in the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), a Consultant and Workshop Leader for schools that implement various IB Education Programs, and Certified International Trainer of Trainers (TOT).
Dr. Wael holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from the University of Jordan, a Specialized Diploma in Differentiation in Education from The Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an Advanced Instructional Leadership Professional Diploma from QRTA (AILPD).