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Posted On: 5 September 2023 12:00 pm
Updated On: 5 September 2023 01:23 pm

Dr. Susan Borden appointed as the new Head of School at ACS International School Doha

Vrinda Abilash
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ACS International School Doha announces the appointment of Dr. Susan Borden as the new Head of School. With a heartfelt dedication to community-driven education, Dr. Borden is poised to build upon the incredible legacy left by Mr. Rob Cody, who has passionately led the school for the past nine years.

Under Mr. Cody's guidance, ACS Doha has experienced remarkable growth and embracing a new chapter in its journey. The school extends their deepest gratitude to Mr. Cody for his unwavering commitment, visionary leadership, and the profound impact he has made on the lives of countless students and families during his tenure.

The school welcomes Dr. Susan Borden

With over 30 years in the field of education, including 13 years in school leadership roles, Dr. Borden brings a wealth of experience to the community. Her unwavering belief in the power of collaboration and the importance of a growth mindset resonates deeply with the school's values. She is committed to fostering an environment where students can thrive, educators can excel, and families can continue to feel a true sense of belonging.

Dr. Borden's academic accomplishments, including a PhD in Educational Leadership, showcase her dedication to continuous learning and her unwavering pursuit of educational excellence. She firmly believes in the power of professional development, constructive feedback, and research-based practices to enhance the educational experience for all.

As they bid farewell to Mr. Cody and embark on this exciting new chapter, the school extends its warmest welcome and deepest gratitude to Dr. Susan Borden. With her compassionate leadership, extensive expertise, and unwavering dedication to community-driven education, we are confident that ACS Doha International School will continue to flourish, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of ACS Doha students and the wider community.

Get to know Dr. Susan Borden in this interview

Q1: What inspired you to take on the role of Head of School at ACS Doha?

A1: The exceptional sense of community and commitment to readiness at ACS Doha truly resonated with me. The school's dedication to nurturing curiosity, fostering strengths, and preparing students for the future aligns perfectly with my educational philosophy. I am excited to lead a diverse community of students and educators toward a year of growth and discovery.

Q2: How do you envision the concept of readiness shaping this academic year?

A2: Readiness, to me, encompasses more than just academic excellence. It's about instilling the confidence to face challenges head-on and the willingness to explore uncharted territories. This year, we'll focus on equipping students with adaptable skills, a global perspective, and a strong sense of self. By fostering curiosity and embracing new experiences, we'll empower each student to push their boundaries and reach their full potential.

Q3: Could you share more about the role of the ACS Doha community in shaping the educational journey?

A3: The ACS Doha community is the heart of our school. It's a vibrant tapestry of cultures, ideas, and perspectives. Our community fosters a sense of belonging and encourages collaboration, creating an environment where students can learn from one another and develop a deep respect for diversity. More importantly, the globalization of major businesses makes cross-cultural communication an essential skill.

Q4: The transition of experienced principals into new roles is notable. How does this contribute to the consistency and growth at ACS Doha?

A4: Our experienced principals bring a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of our school's values. Their transition into new roles reflects our commitment to consistency and growth. They will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our students receive a holistic education that focuses not only on academics but also on character development, creating a seamless and nurturing experience for all.

Q5: Can you elaborate on the exciting opportunities in sports, arts, and design that students can look forward to?

A5: This year, we're encouraging students to venture beyond their comfort zones by embracing sports, arts, and design. These avenues provide platforms for creativity, teamwork, and personal growth. Whether it's discovering a new passion in the arts, honing athletic skills, or exploring innovative design projects, our students will have the chance to make unforgettable memories and develop skills that extend beyond the classroom.

I'm excited to embark on this journey with the ACS Doha community, and I am committed to fostering an environment of readiness and growth. Together, let's make this year a remarkable one, full of achievements and meaningful connections.

Source and cover image credit: Press Release