Chassie Selouane has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Education, a Master’s of Education Degree- Curriculum Instruction with a Specialization in ESL Education, a PMC in ESL Education, a PMC in Instructional Leadership & currently writing her dissertation and is dual candidate for a PHD in ESL and PHD in Instructional Leadership. Chassie is The Director of Learning & an Assistant Principal at Sharjah American International School- Dubai Campus. Chassie is also a contributing writer for Teach UAE Magazine and Educational Journal Middle East. Chassie is passionate about education and believes that all educators should strive to be lifelong learners, and lead students and colleagues by examples and modeling. Knowledge is an invaluable tool that has no limitations, and when paired with a positive attitude and hard work anything is possible and no expectation is too high. Chassie’s personal motto is “Attitude is contagious”. Chassie had the honor of being the only individual candidate to hold three individual category nominations for the 2014 ,2015 & 2016 GESS/ Global Educational Awards. She was a 2014 finalist for Community Citizenship, Innovation in Education Award. She was Outstanding Contribution in Education Award and a 2015 finalist for Outstanding Use of ICT in the classroom, Outstanding Contribution in Education, and Innovation in Education Awards. In 2016 she holds the honor of finalist in Community Citizenship, Innovation in Education and Outstanding Contribution to Education. Chassie is the 2016 GESS Judges Award Winner.