Hana Malhas

Country: Amman
School: Mashrek International School/Amman (2108)

Dr. Hana Al Nasser Malhas co-founded Mashrek International School in 1992 and since then has been the School Head Principal. She led all the curriculum changes throughout these years and overseas all the academic and wellbeing aspect of students till this day. She led the International Baccalaureate Authorization process of all three IB programs.

With over 35 years of experience in the education field, Dr. Hana held numerous positions within the educational sphere. She worked as a Special Education Teacher and a Consultant for Schools in Jordan, as well as a Consultant at Al-Maw’el Center for Educational and Psychological Consultation, one of the first specialized centers in Amman and the region.

Dr. Hana co-founded the Private Schools Council in 1989 and presided over it from 1999 to 2002. She participated in the establishment of the Children’s Human Rights Center of the Jordan River Foundation. She also participated in the committee that conducted a study for establishing The Children’s Museum of Jordan which was eventually inaugurated in 2007.

She is a member of the Injaz’s Leadership Program for Youth in Public Schools and speaks annually to public school girls. She was a member of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) in Hiroshima, which initiated the role of educational institutions and religious communities in the provision of education for all children free from abuse.

Most recently, in November of 2013 the International Baccalaureate Organization appointed her as a member of the IB Africa Europe and Middle East Regional Council.

Dr. Hana also attended a number of conferences, seminars and workshops including the Near East/ South Asia Council for Overseas Schools, the European Council of International Schools, and in September 2013 a seminar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston, entitled: ‘Think Tank on Global Education’.

Dr. Hana has a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the Arab University of Beirut in Lebanon. A Diploma in Special Education from the University of Jordan. A Masters in Education from the University of Eastern Michigan. And a PhD in Educational Psychology from the Arab University of Amman for Higher Education.

She currently chairs the School Senior and Academic Leadership Teams, and is a board member in “Save the Children Foundation”, as well as being Mashrek School representative in “Injaz Foundation” board.