Dr. Jake Madden is the Executive Principal at Al Yasat, a private school offering a
bilingual American education in Arabic and English with a strong emphasis on the
respect and values of the local culture in Abu Dhabi. He has enjoyed a successful
teaching and principal leadership career over the last thirty years building teacher
capacity through the development of learning in the contemporary world, the
promotion of flexible learning spaces to meet the needs of the 21 st century learner and
curriculum for global mindedness.

Jake is a leader in the notion of teacher-as-researcher and is widely published in this
area, authoring & co-authoring six books and a number of journal articles showcasing
his experiences and research into leading educational change.

Jake sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and
Change and is the inaugural Dean of the Australian College of Researchers. He was
awarded a Fellowship with the Australian Council of Educational Leaders in recognition
of his contribution in this area and to fostering teacher professional learning.