Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: Bloom Education, the education division of Bloom Holding, has announced the appointment of Susie Ballantyne, a renowned education consultant, as Director of Educational Development.
Starting in December in this capacity, Susie Ballantyne will oversee Bloom Education’s new initiatives including delivery of new schools and nurseries with a high quality of educational and operational standards.
Susie Ballantyne has previously worked in public and private education domains, as well as with education ministries and curriculum developers. Prior to joining Bloom Education, she has been an education consultant with the Dubai-based Daymer Group, and Senior Manager – Knowledge at GEMS Education.
Henning Fries, CEO, Bloom Education, said: “The appointment of Susie Ballantyne as Director of Educational Development is part of Bloom Education’s continuing efforts to develop a robust educational portfolio that delivers high quality learning and sets global benchmarks in the education sphere. Her rich experience will provide important value to advance our educational standards and enhance the curriculum offered across our schools. I welcome Susie to her new role and look forward to seeing Bloom Education continue to grow in 2016 and beyond.”
For her part, Susie Ballantyne, said: “I am excited to be joining this dynamic and ambitious organization. As part of my role, I will focus on driving educational development and creating innovative opportunities to enhance Bloom Education’s portfolio and help the organization achieve quality strategic outcomes. It will be a pleasure to work with the highly experienced and dedicated team of professionals at Bloom Education.”
Susie Ballantyne brings to her role a wealth of experience in the development of new schools through licensing and pre-operational projects. She has also coordinated quality assurance in the operational phase by supporting international school reviews/inspections. She has worked with and reviewed over 50 schools of varying curricula around the world and is enthusiastic about development of people and contributing to student outcomes.
Bloom Education is the education division of Bloom Holding, established to operate world-class schools in the UAE and the wider MENA region. The entity offers students enrolled at its schools the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential in a positive, enjoyable, stimulating and safe environment that is conducive to their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Bloom Education is committed to instilling in children an appreciation of local cultural heritage and values as well as the values of other cultures.