Danielle Mc Kenna

Danielle McKenna

Head of Primary School


MA Education, NPQH, MA Education Psychology, DASE Literacy in the Curriculum, BA Hons Literature, PGCE Education.

Over the course of my career, I have acquired a broad range of experience as a school leader in numerous prestigious international schools. Over the last 19 years I have successfully developed innovative curriculums that ensure a robust socio-emotional curriculum is available for all students of all abilities and interests. I am a passionate education leader, focused on developing pastoral & wellbeing and offering an academic learning environment that encourages creativity, innovation and inclusion for all.

USI is going to be a first-class school with first-class resources and excellent staff, all of whom are specialised in their subject fields. I am thrilled to guide and establish our team of devoted educators, developing their passion in line with our school values, and enriched with Qatari culture. Our students will be from many international backgrounds, therefore making us a unique, diverse global family. I am excited to welcome all our new families, evolving our parent community, and building a unique and special community on The Pearl.