Local Governing Board

The Principal of the American School of Creative Science has a responsibility for the leadership of the school, the strategic direction linked to the aims of the school and governors as well as those of the National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021.

Parents, teachers, students, and community members are encouraged to be members of the School Governing Body. In their capacity, they can help shape the school’s future direction and ensure a strong connection and sense of community between the school’s leadership and parents.

The Gift of Good Governance

The Gift of Good Governance is a key reference document that provides our school with a shared understanding of what constitutes best practices in school governance and is used to help improve our school governance as it encourages reflection on our governance culture and processes. 


Chair of Board of Governors

Mr. Shadi Hassan

Chair of Board of Governors

Every wise individual can rise above circumstances and achieve success with dedication and passion.

I am a Senior Leader within BEAM Administration and have been a resident in Sharjah for 17 years. I bring to the Governing Body a wealth of expertise in strategic development, project management, leadership, and high-level negotiating skills. I have a keen interest in educational transformation and changes that meet the needs of our educational system and learners' needs, improving efficiency, strategic communication, risk management, and cost-cutting strategies.

I am passionate about the educational standards of children. I feel that a good education is something that no one can take away from you. It gives our children the right skills and confidence to meet life’s challenges. Professionally I have worked in education for 17 years and have been a governor for 10 years.

I hope to bring an informed perspective to the discussions and decisions that we make to help our students perform at their very best, be happy and enjoy learning.

American School of Creative Science has great potential. We must ensure we improve standards of achievement across all areas of the curriculum and that mediocrity is not an option.

Vice Chair of Board of Governors

Ms. Malak Hussein

Vice Chair of Board of Governors

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Malak Hussein in BEAM, as the American School of Creative Science Vice Chair.  

Ms Malak holds a master’s degree in education with a specialization in Management, Leadership, and policy (MLP). She is a self-directed, enthusiastic educator with a passionate commitment to the student development and learning experience. More than twenty five years of experience and expertise in the field of education in the United Arab Emirates as a teacher, middle leader, and a senior leader have contributed very well to her profession and to her efforts as an academic researcher driven by positive attitude. Having experienced accreditation and re-accreditation with NEAS&C since 2003, in addition to inspection by KHDA for fourteen inspection cycles, enormously added to her expertise in self-evaluation and development planning. 

Ms Malak strongly believes in educating the child as a whole. Children are our future, and each child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. Nurturing the personal characteristics of learners to emerge to the world as leaders should come side by side with mastering the academics and preparing them for universities and future endeavors.

Community Representative

Mrs Majd Hussain

Community Representative

With over 28 years of experience in educational administration, leadership, and management from various British and American curriculum schools in the US, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, Mrs. Majd C. Hussain is the founding Principal of the American School of Creative Science Maliha. Mrs. Majd graduated with a Bachelor’s in English Literature, from Carthage College in Wisconsin, US, and received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and Leadership Management, from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. She strives to create a learning community that fosters excellence, creativity, leadership, collaboration and tolerance. Majd has garnered numerous prestigious awards including the Most Inspiring CEO Award (2015), Employer of Choice Award (2015) and Chairman’s Choice "Rising Star" Award (2014), from the Bukhatir Group Management Excellence Awards

Ms Jameela Rashid Abdullah Al Muhairi

Community Governor

Ms Jameela Rashid Abdullah Al Muhairi is an active member in the Dubai community with a wealth of experience in the education field. She graduated from the College of Education at the United Arab Emirates University and specialized as a classroom teacher. She brings with her over 12 years of experience in teaching with expert knowledge of foundation stages having worked in both Salma Al Ansaria School for Girls, Omar Bin Al Khattab School for Boys, and Jumeirah Model School. She continues to actively serve the education community and is an active volunteer in her children’s school. 

Parent Representative

Mr. Hassan Abbas AlBlooshi

Parent Representative

Mr. Hassan Abbas AlBlooshi is a parent of two children at The American School of Creative Science - Nad Al Sheba. Mr. Hassan is a bachelor’s degree holder among other certificates. Mr. Hassan currently works as a Senior Firefighter Officer in the Oil & Gas Industry and has extensive experience regarding Health & Safety having worked for 15 years for Dubai Civil Defense & Ministry of Interior.

His commitment to excellence and the MOI Vision is evident as Mr. Hassan has faced a tremendous number of Emergency calls as well as serving as the Head & Member of several committees. His experience with leading & supervising firefighters and participating in athletics as an Ex-Volleyball UAE National Team, Firefighting Combat Challenge, and Spartan Race, as well as serving as a UAE Volunteerism Programs Leader gives Mr. Hassan a unique insight into how an organization can seek to enhance its operations as well as develop links with the community.

Parent Representative

Mrs. Anum Syed

Parent Representative

Mrs. Anum Syed is the mother of one student in our KG section at the American School of Creative Science - Nad Al Sheba. Mrs. Anum was born and raised in Dubai completing her O' and A ‘levels studies along with a degree in Business Administration specializing in travel and tourism management in U.A.E.

Mrs. Anum has a keen interest in developing students’ appreciation of UAE & Islamic values. Upon completing her university studies, Mrs. Anum focused on Qur'an education for the next two years and studied Tafsir, Tajweed, and Arabic grammar under licensed teachers from Awqaf. Mrs. Anum describes this time as a beautiful journey and wishes to raise her daughter passing on her skills and knowledge and further bring a change in this world by prioritizing that which matters and spreading good.

Parent Governor

Mrs. Lana AbuQulbain

Parent Governor

Mrs. Lana AbuQulbain is a proud parent of three students at ASCS Nad Al Sheba. She has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the American University of Sharjah and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Sustainability of the Built Environment at the British University in Dubai.

She enjoys researching and teaching and recently had the pleasure of teaching engineering students at the British University in Dubai.

As part of her Master’s Degree, Mrs. Lana chose to focus on school spaces because she realized their importance as her children embarked on their educational journey since 2018. She has written several papers on the interior and exterior comfort of students at schools and is currently starting a research database on the condition of outdoor spaces of schools in the UAE, Dubai. She wishes to institutionalize more standards for the benefit of the students to ensure sustainability is met in each and every aspect of their school spaces by empowering students to become agents of change through the concept of co-design, extensive research and analysis, in addition to parent, teacher, school and student collaboration.

Mrs. Lana enjoys public speaking and presenting and was awarded for ‘best presentation’ during her master’s degree. She is also a passionate writer and her motherhood has given her insight on how to deliver certain Islamic topics for children and is currently working on self-publishing a children’s first book on the biography of the Prophet Mohammad PBUH in Arabic.

Staff Governor

Ms. Yasmeen Ali

Staff Governor

Ms Yasmeen Ali is a qualified American Curriculum Science teacher with a total of 10 years of experience in the U.A.E and Dubai Schools specifically.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences of Physiotherapy at the University of Sharjah, and she has taught Middle School and High School classes. Ms Yasmeen has successfully passed the UAE teacher’s license exams for the Ministry of Education and has received her Provisional Teaching license (PTS) from KHDA.

Ms Yasmeen enjoys working in the education sector where she believes a teacher can impact each student’s academic and social life. Her passion lies in motivating students and creating an environment full of opportunities to learn. Additionally, her main outlook is to develop students' competence, interest in the subject taught, and perception of self-efficacy.

Staff Governor

Ms. Sama Alshahry

Staff Governor

My name is Sama Alshahry. I am a qualified Australian teacher. I have a total of 3 years of experience in the U.A.E. I have earned my master's Degree in Primary Education from South Australia University. I have taught all grades across elementary school. I have experience in both Australian and the American Curriculum.

I was inspired by the shift that occurred within education and decided to be part of this journey. The best part about this job is not that you get to help students achieve their full potential and for greatness; but to learn from them. Each and every student is unique and that’s why there is always something new to learn from them every day.

Mrs. Sara Kimberly Hollis


Sara Kimberly Hollis is the school principal of The American School of Creative Science - Nad Al Sheba. She has been a school leader for over 11 years. A significant part of her leadership journey has been within our network of schools in the BEAM Group where she has worked very closely with students as a teacher as well as a Sixth Form Leader. Thereafter, she successfully led on institutional transformation and growth agenda as the Vice Principal of the ISCS Sharjah campus since 2014.

Sara graduated with distinction from Dalhousie University, Canada with Distinction with an Advanced Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Learning and Child Development. She also gained a distinction in her PGCEi from the University of Nottingham and as well as her Master’s in Education through the University of Nottingham.

Known as a passionate educator, Sara recognizes the power education has to shape the future and believes that educators have the ability through their own action research to define what education looks like and can contribute to the growing body of academic research in the field of education. She sees educators as reflective practitioners who need to continuously examine the impact of their practices.

When it comes to our students, Sara firmly believes that it is our moral responsibility to develop well-rounded students, who don’t just excel academically, but also embody core values such as kindness, respect, and integrity. She recognizes that it is our duty to ensure that each child progresses and can pursue their interests and contribute to their society

Inclusion Governor

Mrs Raheema Imtiaz

Inclusion Governor

Mrs. Raheema Imtiaz is the appointed psychologist ASCS Maliha. She has done MSC in Applied Psychology and had 8 years of work experience as a Special Educator.

Mrs Raheema worked before in Dubai with two Good rated schools with the leading role of Head of Special Needs. Last year, she also got the highest score with the training certification by the Al Ta’alouf training program organized by Zayed University.

Wellbeing Governor

Nupa Riad

Wellbeing Governor

Born in Bristol - United Kingdom, Nupa Riad has a rich background spanning over a decade in the education sector in the UAE.

Her academic journey is adorned with achievements, holding a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature, a High Diploma in Teaching and Learning, a High Diploma in Special Education Needs, and a Master of Science in Interactive Educational Technologies, among other qualifications. This diverse educational background reflects her commitment to providing a well-rounded and inclusive learning environment.

Nupa's career in education has seen her don multiple roles, from the inspiring position of a teacher to taking the lead in organizing elementary and significant school events. Her multifaceted experience has equipped her with a holistic understanding of the educational landscape. Since 2021, Nupa has been serving as the Wellbeing Ambassador at ASCS, a role she approaches with determined enthusiasm. Her passion for the well-being of students, staff, and parents is evident in every initiative she undertakes. Nupa goes the extra mile, not measuring the distance, to bring genuine smiles to the faces of those around her. Her genuine care for the well-being of the ASCS community is exemplified by her relentless efforts to spread positivity. Her commitment to fostering a culture of wellbeing makes her an integral part of the ASCS community, leaving a lasting and positive impact on all who have the privilege of working with her.