Maria Martin

Maria Martin

HOD English and Curriculum Coordinator

My twenty plus years in education continues to foster my love of teaching and the gratification that comes with seeing students learn. I obtained my teaching certification from the state of New York and New Jersey with a degree in Education K-12 and English.  My desire to work with students who were disadvantaged led me over the years to work in inner city schools both in New York and New Jersey where I believed I had the opportunity to make the greatest difference as an educator. I later went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Leadership, Supervision, and Administration from Seton Hall University, New Jersey.

My journey with working with students has now brought me to the UAE where over the past year at Ajyal American School, I have worked with outstanding groups of students who each day display a great interest in broadening their knowledge and have a determination to learn. This year as Head of English and Curriculum Coordinator, I am working to continue building on the school’s mission by working with both the administration and teachers to ensure that students acquire the 21st century skills needed to prepare them for college and beyond.