More about Aldar Academies
Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Al Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

Very Good English National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME Abu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Good American Massachusetts State Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not Applicable English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi

Principal (Chair)

I'm Joseph Kotarski and I am the principal at WYA. At West Yas Academy, I am focused on leading a learning community where the teaching and learning culture is centred around inquiry and project-based classrooms. By exposing and challenging students to grapple with and solve authentic real world problems, we will empower them with the needed skills to be active change makers, positioning them to engage with the challenges the 21st-century will present. To that end, as Principal I believe that integrating service-learning opportunities into the curriculum that connect and engage students with their own and the greater global community are essential in their social-emotional and intellectual development.  I pride myself on service leadership to the school and community, through service, leadership, and engagement and I am extremely excited to lead the continued development of West Yas Academy.

Dr. Deena Elsori (Parent Governor)

My name is Dr. Deena Elsori, an Associate Professor of Biology and the Chair of Department of Applied Sciences at Abu Dhabi University. For the past nine years I have achieved several significant milestones, and have been credited for being a top-performing Professor with excellent team leadership capabilities, constantly instilling a plethora of knowledge in students.  
Last but not least, I am blessed to be a mother of two boys attending West Yas Academy, going through the joyful yet challenging journey of being a career oriented and dedicated mother. I believe in better education shaping our children’s futures; do experience first-hand the trials and tribulations of students graduating across the UAE entering University life. 

Ms. Naeima AL Menhali (Parent Governors)

I’m Ms. Naeima AL Menhali. I’m currently working as the Director of Audit and Compliance in the Khalifa University. 
I have over 24+ years’ experience in managing and directing highly effective audit and compliance and IT functions for multi-billion dollar companies in the UAE government sector. I have two Master’s degree - Master Science in Audit Management and Consultancy and Master Science in International and Civil Security.
I am aware regarding the practices of the Ministry of Higher Education and ADEC as part of my current job profile and I believe this will add value to West Yas Academy.

Mrs. Wafaa Al Yafei (Parent Governor)

Hello, I am Wafaa Al Yafei, I am a UAE National with 4 children. I have experience in strategy development and implementation. Below
are reasons I would be able to represent WYA in the SGG as well as relevant experience. I have been involved in Change Management initiatives and establishment of Management Committee Governance, developing a detailed governance process for the General Council (Legal)
which reported committee progress monthly to the CEO. I am Bi-lingual in both English and Arabic, I can communicate well with and understand both eastern and western cultures within the Aldar family and bridge culture gaps. I have a strong strategic thinking skills and highly analytical, I am able to think outside the box and come up with solutions to problems, while focusing on the big picture,

Joining the WYA SGG would be a true pleasure and a means to give back to my community the various skills I
have learned in almost 9 years of experience.