Marilene Shane


Marilene Shane

Deputy Principal | Head of Elementary

Marilene started her career in education as an upper elementary school teacher in Houston, Texas, in the United States in 1999. Upon obtaining her Master of Education degree from Prairie View A&M University in Educational Administration, She began working with the University of Texas supporting schools in the area of Reading in the Houston area.  


After 2 years as a vice-principal and 4 as a principal in Houston schools, She move to Abu Dhabi in 2014 to serve as a Deputy Principal at the school in Al Ain for the ADEK school reform projects. Marilene was principal in other schools for 4 years and enjoyed the opportunity to live and serve the students in the UAE. 

Joining the team at Ajyal Al Falah American School as Vice Principal / Head of Elementary and Middle School has been a magnificent opportunity. Marilene is excited about serving the students of  Ajyal Al Falah community and providing high levels of teaching and learning through engaging experiences and innovative opportunities.