From Classroom Challenges to Leadership Triumphs: Joanna Povall’s School Leadership Journey

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Join us as we explore the experiences of Joanna Povall, the TES Principal of the Year 2024, who shares her story of resilience and determination. Joanna recounts her unexpected career shift and the key moments that shaped her path, from managing challenging behaviours in Manchester to leading Wales International School in Abu Dhabi. Her motto, “never, ever, ever give up,” highlights her dedication and impact on education.

Step into the vibrant hallways of Wales International School, where Joanna has created a culture of solid morals and academic excellence. Learn about her innovative strategies for community engagement, including family events and open-door policies, which have enriched the school’s environment and inspired ambitious students. Joanna also discusses her work-life balance, finding peace in Abu Dhabi’s landscapes, and the importance of self-care for educators. As she shares her excitement for an upcoming trip to Ascension Island, you’ll be inspired and eager to pursue your own educational goals.

Teach Middle East Magazine is the premier platform for educators and the entire education sector in the Middle East and beyond. Our vision is to equip educators with the materials and tools they need to function optimally in and out of the classroom. We provide a space for educators to connect and find inspiration, resources, and forums to enhance their teaching techniques, methodologies, and personal development. We connect education suppliers and service providers to the people who make the buying decisions in schools.

Visit our website:

Tweet us:

Follow us on Instagram:

Hosted by Leisa Grace Wilson

Connect with Leisa Grace: