About the Principal
Ms. Mary Jane Flores was born and raised in Visalia, California. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree from Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Ms. Flores has numerous years of experience in education. She has taught elementary school, middle school English, and 9th Grade Literature. She also has a background as a Reading Specialist, English as a Second Language, and International Baccalaureate CAS Coordinator. Her career includes 15 years in Administration (Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, Activities Coordinator, and Principal). Ms. Flores worked in California prior to beginning her international career. Her international assignments include El Salvador, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and now, Kuwait. Ms. Flores enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her two cats, Annie and Emmy.
A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Global Bilingual Academy! We are looking forward to having your child a part of our vibrant learning community. The education of our students is based on a rigorous curriculum fostering creativity, problem solving, and critical thinking in order to prepare them to meet the mission and vision of our school. Students will follow an American curriculum using the Common Core Standards in language arts, math, and science. Arabic, Islamic Studies, Life Skills, and Social Studies are an integral part of the curriculum as well. Students at Global Academy strive to reach new understandings by asking questions and engaging in application. Global Bilingual Academy encourages students to be effective communicators, critical thinkers, global citizens, users of technology, and lifelong learners.
I am very excited to be your principal. I am committed to working in collaboration with you and your child to fulfill the school’s mission and vision. Working together as a team we will create a nurturing, disciplined, and challenging environment in which all students can become successful and responsible members of society.
Mary Jane Flores
Prinicpal of Global Bilingual Academy