Meet Your Neighbor: Assistant Principal Dalia Benaissa

"With it being Women's History Month, I have been thinking about what it means to be a woman in leadership. I am reminded of a statement that my mother used to tell me: "La madre es la profesora del hogar y la profersora es la madre de la escuela" ("The mother is the teacher of the home and the teacher is the mother at school"). My mother said that as women are predominantly seen as nurturers in most societies, a woman in leadership does wonders. We are capable of helping others grow, providing guidance, responding to their needs, and offering support; that is how I see my role as a woman in leadership with my team of educators, counselors, and DOE staff.

When you are in a position to help others, you should do so, and that is why I stepped into the leadership role as Assistant Principal of YABC at the High School for Arts and Business. I am grateful to be in a position where I can employ my knowledge and skills and amplify the skills of other educators to make a positive difference in the quality of education that students receive. I am also happy to be on this journey in partnership with QCH's LTW program to help prepare our students for their post-secondary endeavors."

- Dalia Benaissa, YABC Assistant Principal at the High School for Arts and Business

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