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Dr Fatima Bailey Asst. Professor, Zayed University at Mentor, Al Jalila Foundation Collaborative Project, Ta'alouf Program

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Dr. Fatima H. Bailey is a full-time faculty, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Zayed University. She is particularly keen and experienced in teacher training and preparation programs for ECE, elementary and secondary education. Her twenty years of expertise and experience is in effective change management leadership, pedagogical leadership, school reform/improvement initiatives, cultivating teacher leadership and capacity building, innovative instructional design, effective curriculum and instruction, novice teacher support, retention and training, classroom readiness, developing school PLCs, professional development and training.

Dr. Bailey has served as a school administrator, educational leader, and consultant and at the elementary and secondary level in the United States of America and in the United Arab Emirates. As a former Director of an ECE Learning Center and as a School Principal, Dr. Bailey has led several learning communities through quality assurance programming, 21st century best practices and school improvement processes. Her leadership in schools culminated into international accreditations, successful school inspections and national recognitions.

Dr. Bailey is committed to mentoring and supporting pre-service teachers whilst empowering teacher candidates and interns throughout their practica. Dr. Bailey provides mentorship, training and professional development for in-service teachers, department heads and school administrators in the Ta’Alouf Program for Career Based Teacher Development. Through her work in the Al Jalila Foundation, Dr. Bailey supports practitioners around developing pedagogical practices and sound processes, practices of reflective inquiry, action research in classrooms as well as continuous professional skills development.

Dr. Bailey has an active research agenda and collaborates on international creative research projects. She attends and presents research findings at local, regional and international symposiums, conferences and forums. Dr. Bailey is a recipient of the prestigious Gordon Allport Prize for Outstanding Papers on Intergroup Relations, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and of the distinguished California Legislature: "Teachers of Excellence Award".

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