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Principal’s Welcome Note

Principal’s Welcome Note

9/9/2021

Dear Gateway Community,

I’m delighted to welcome all returning and new students and families to Gateway International Montessori School. Gateway is a learning community that is committed to helping every child to grow socially, emotionally, and academically in a safe and nurturing environment. We are eager to have all learners back on campus and have another exciting year full of remarkable learning opportunities.

It’s my great honor to be part of Gateway as the School Principal and the Dean of Academics. I consider myself a lifelong learner who strives to contribute positively to society, human well-being, and development. In view of that, I’m avid to research teaching, learning, and leadership from different perspectives. My passion for exploring diverse methods to support learners with engaging and empowering learning opportunities started nearly twenty years ago. Throughout the years, I took part in the international educational field as an educator, administrator, professional trainer, and academic consultant for international schools in and out of Egypt. My educational background entails several diplomas in teaching adolescent learners, coaching, school leadership, and a Master’s degree in International Education and Policy from American University in Cairo (AUC) coupled with being a certified International Baccalaureate (IB) Head of School and a certified Association Montessori International (AMI) School Administrator.

At Gateway, we pride ourselves on having a loving and caring community that strives to cultivate a generation of balanced, ethical, independent inquirers, and creative problem solvers. Furthermore, as a community, we consider every challenge an opportunity to learn and develop. I would like to pay tribute to all our dedicated teachers, resilient students, and supportive parents for their outstanding commitment to adapting to the unprecedented challenges posed by the ongoing outbreak of the pandemic. It is a solemn duty to protect yourself and others, so lead by example in all aspects! This effort cannot be achieved on an individual basis; it requires diligent commitment from everyone.

In closing, I wish to stress that the safety of our students, staff, and families while providing quality education is our foremost priority. Given that, these goals will remain at the heart of our decision-making process. I’m confident that our enduring collaborative efforts and responsible collective response will allow us to navigate this new reality efficiently as a resilient cooperative community.

Wishing you a safe, happy, and fruitful academic year!

Sincerely,

Passant Hegazy

Gateway School Principal