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Zainab Asif

Head of Department

American International School

Zainab Asif is a dedicated and passionate educator serving as an instructional leader in an American School in Dubai, UAE. With over a decade of classroom experience, along with her roles as a subject coordinator and coach, she has established herself as a capable leader, committed to supporting and empowering teachers in improving their teaching strategies. Zainab possesses expertise in various domains, including curriculum development, coaching, and language development programs tailored to assist teachers and students from multilingual backgrounds. She strongly advocates for promoting student agency, encouraging them to take ownership of their learning journey. In recognition of her exceptional leadership qualities, Zainab is an award-winning leader honored with the Outstanding Leadership Award. Her vision in life is to inspire and encourage others to build upon the strengths of students with disabilities and address areas of deficits by employing multi-faceted support, research-based strategies, and collaborative efforts between all stakeholders. Zainab believes that for change and growth to occur, learning must be ongoing at all levels. As a leader, she builds relationships through networking and learns from others within and outside of the organization to affect student success, and she encourages others to engage in ongoing learning.


31 October, 2023 | 16:40 to 17:10
Developing Dynamic Leaders: Training, Strategies, and Nurturing Thought Leadership

This workshop is a dynamic and engaging event focused on equipping participants with essential leadership skills and fostering thought leadership in their respective fields. The workshop encompasses a range of topics, including effective communication, strategic decision-making, team building, and innovative leadership approaches. Throughout the workshop, participants will actively participate in interactive sessions, group discussions, and practical exercises designed to enhance their leadership abilities. The training sessions provided valuable insights into various leadership styles and frameworks, allowing participants to explore their own leadership strengths and areas for development.