Principal of Kufor Quod Secondary School, West Bank
Abla Habayeb is a local education reformer and the principal of Kufor Quod Girls’ Secondary School in Jenin, West Bank. She served as Kufor Quod’s principal for over 29 years, where she was able to implement reforms that aimed at improving the school’s learning environment and enhancing students’ academic performance by forging collaborative relationships with the directorate, her teachers, and the local community. Under her leadership, the school’s capacity to absorb students significantly expanded, while her students’ learning outcomes improved systematically when compared with the average performance of public Palestinian schools and internationally, as measured by her students’ performance on international assessments. Ms. Habayeb completed her tertiary education from Al-Najah University, Nablus.