ISP: OUR HEADS

Michael Cipriano

Principal, Nibras International School

Mr “Mike” has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Education from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Science Degree in Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA.

He began his career in school leadership as an Assistant Principal in Whitewater, Wisconsin, and was named the 1999 State of Wisconsin ‘Assistant Principal of the Year’. Mike was a Principal in schools in Wisconsin and Michigan, US, before heading to the UAE to take up the position of Cluster Manager and Educational Professional Development Specialist, Abu Dhabi. Internationally, he worked as an Executive Principal in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE.

As the oldest of six boys, Mike grew up with a love of working with children and young people, and has been a passionate teacher, coach and school leader dedicated to “doing what is best for kids”.

Mike’s positive attitude and strong work ethic was derived from his early work as a teacher and coach and he is a strong believer in teamwork and collaboration.  He knows that success occurs in his schools, not because of what he did, but how he helps people to understand that by working together as a team, anything can be accomplished.

In his spare time, Mike likes to exercise, play golf, bicycle and travel when and where possible.

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