A prominent figure in the educational realm, takes a definitive endeavor to reshape education in Jordan. A Senator in the Upper House of the Jordanian Parliament (Jordanian Senate) for the third session, the Superintendent of the Ahliyyah School for Girls and the Bishop’s School for Boys, she was selected amongst the most powerful women in Jordan in the Jordan Business Magazine in 2008 and 2014, and amongst the most 200 powerful women in the Arab World in Forbes Middle East Magazine in 2014. She is also the head of the Technical Committee of The Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education, the head of the Technical Committee of Shoman Award for Children’s Literature, member of the Council of Education in Jordan, a member of the National Committee for Human Resources Development, a chair of the Woman Committee of the Jordanian Senate House, a member of the Educational Committee of the Jordanian Senate House, a member of the Media and Guidance Committee of the Jordanian Senate House, a member of the Board of Trustees of Jordan Museum, a member of National Committee of the Higher Council for Curriculum Development, and a member of Amman’s US Sister Cities High Committee. Mrs. Najjar was a member of King Abdullah Fund for Development (KAFD) Board of Trustees for the third session, the President of the Business and Professional Women Association in Amman, a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the King’s Academy, in addition to many others.
Internationally, Mrs. Najjar is an elected member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS). She was an elected member of the IB Regional Heads Representative Committee (RHRC-IBO), the IB International Heads Representative Committee (IHRC-IBO), the IB Regional Advisory Committee (RAC-IBO), the IB Advisory Board for the International Directors (Heads Council-IB) and the IB Strategic Advisory Board for the Regional Directors (Regional Council-IB) (IBAEM Region). She was also chairwoman of the Regional Heads Representative Committee (RHRC) from 2006-2007.
Mrs. Najjar has received many awards including the Founding Trustee Award presented by His Majesty King Abdullah II and King’s Academy in appreciation of her educational services, the Order of Civil Merit from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain in recognition of her valuable contribution, role and efforts in promoting relations between the two kingdoms (June 2017),the French Order of the Légion d’Honneur by the Government of France (April, 2018), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Award for the Promotion of International Education, The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship granted by The Archbishop of Canterbury (June 2017), the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Shield for the continuous service, and Certificate of Honors from The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.
Mrs. Najjar’s personal mission as an Arab is to empower both men and women, not just in Jordan but all over the world, to make a positive contribution to their communities, regions and ultimately to the whole world.