Succeeds Founding Head of School, Tom Lehman
Doha, Qatar: 19th March, 2012 – Ms Diane Hren has been appointed Head of School at ACS Doha International School, following the retirement of the founding head, Tom Lehman. Ms. Hren, who has been ACS Doha’s Deputy Head of School since it opened in September 2011, will take up her new post at the end of the current academic year, in June 2012.
Ms Hren is American, and has a BSc. in Biology and Psychology from Hiram College, Ohio, and a Masters from Hood College in Maryland. She is a seasoned educationalist with more than 15 years teaching experience in High and Middle Schools on both sides of the Atlantic. She has also spent 10 years as a school administrator – first at an independent school in Washington DC, and then at ACS Cobham International School in England - before relocating to Doha last summer.
Commenting on her promotion, ACS Managing Director, Charles Freer, said: “Diane has been instrumental in establishing our Doha campus and its overall management, ensuring the best education practices and strategic developments have been implemented. Her knowledge and vision are an inspiration to us all.”
Ms. Hren’s energy and passion for creating innovative and engaging learning experiences for students have earned her much recognition, including from the Lockheed Martin Graduate Fellows Program, as an innovative educator. She has also worked as a freelance curriculum writer and consultant, and is a published author of several works on environmental education.
Diane says she is honoured and grateful to be following in the footsteps of an exceptional leader in Tom Lehman. “Tom has laid the foundation for a strategic educational framework that will guide our outstanding faculty, and together we will continue to grow and develop the programme,” she says. “I am committed to carrying on this mission to create an exceptional educational environment to serve the
needs of our ACS community.”
Diane is a strong advocate of education both inside and outside the classroom, and she has led natural history and cultural trips to cities throughout Africa, Australia, Central America and Europe.
“Great schools are great because they share a common goal that is focused on the child,” she says, “and ACS Doha is no exception. Our community works together in a positive and proactive way. We are passionate about what we do, and we are constantly striving to learn in order to improve.
Further information on the new school, including application details, can be found at www.acs-schools.com
Photo caption: Diane Hren, Head of School / ACS Doha International School – Front of School Photo.
ACS International Schools is a privately owned organisation founded in 1967 to serve the educational needs of global and local families in the London area. Over the years it has grown into the largest international school in Europe with over 2,500 students aged 2 – 18 from more than 70 countries at our three London campuses in Cobham, Egham, and Hillingdon, and 400 students at our first overseas campus in Doha, Qatar. All our schools are non-sectarian, and co-educational. Our world renowned curriculum includes all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes, and an American curriculum including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, enabling ACS graduates to attend many of the world's finest universities.
ACS Doha International School is part of ACS International Schools and serves international and local communities in Qatar. ACS Doha is co-educational, initially enrolling students aged 3 to14 years, with the High School opening in August 2012. The school is located in the Gharrafa district of Doha.
The school offers a globally recognised American and international curriculum. It has state-of-the-
ACS International Schools has over 30 years’ experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate at its campuses in the UK.
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