Welcome to Middle School

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the Middle School division at Dasman Bilingual School. My name is Rihab Abdel Khalek and I have been with DBS for over 20 years. My Academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters in Leadership of Education. I will continue to work closely with the Middle School academic team that consists of Ms. Victoria McNair, Mr. Russell Gross, Ms. Nisrine Hassoun and the English subject areas head of department members.

I am excited and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our/your children. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. By addressing school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance and increased academic expectations for all students, it is our goal at DBS that all students are ready for the next academic level.

As a school, we will be moving to a more student-centered learning environment. Student-centered instruction focuses on skills and practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem-solving skills. Students will be more responsible for their learning and held accountable for making sure they acquire knowledge and skills through active, engaged, and effective project-based learning. Project based learning requires students to think about the process of acquiring information on a particular topic through research and hands-on activities in class.



Rihab Abdel Khalek

Middle School Principal