Dubai, UAE: Emirates International School - Jumeirah has announced the appointment of Pratibha Rao as the new School Principal as of September 2018. Ms. Rao has been a pioneer in IB education in the region since 1993, with over 25 years of educational experience in the classroom and administration. Throughout her career, Ms. Rao has played a key role in raising the quality of teaching and interactive learning at international schools across Dubai, which resulted, in her most recent role, with an improved overall school rating by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’. Amna Khalaf Al Habtoor, Director of Schools, Emirates International Schools, said “Since opening in 1991, EIS has benefited from an excellent team of qualified educators and administrators who have been committed to enhancing the educational, personal and physical development of our students. I am pleased to welcome Ms. Rao to the team and hope her contribution and leadership will be a key factor for EIS-Jumeirah to achieve an outstanding level.” Pratibha Rao, School Principal, Emirates International School – Jumeirah said, “I am excited to join the Emirates International Schools’ community, and I look forward to working with the educators and administrators to provide an environment for our students which encourages them to think critically and creatively in preparation for the next stage of their education.” Established in 1991, Emirates International School – Jumeirah was the first school to open in Dubai providing IB curriculum for students from over 70 different countries. Today, EIS-Jumeirah provides quality international education in English for more than 2,200 students from EY 1 to Year 13. EIS is one of only a handful of schools worldwide to offer all four IB Programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career Related Programme (IBCP). Located in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai’s prestigious and well-developed residential area, the campus is built on a 12-acre site with excellent facilities and green spaces.