From DC to Dubai, Obama girls’ school principal heads east

The school principal who had been overseeing the education of Malia (R) and Sasha Obama has been appointed by a Dubai school. (File photo: Reuters)

The school principal who had been overseeing the education of U.S. President Barack Obama’s daughters has been appointed by a Dubai school.

Thomas B. Farquhar is the principal at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC, where Malia and Sasha Obama have been attending for more than four years, reports Dubai-based newspaper 7 Days.

Alumni of Sidwell include Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of President Bill Clinton, and Nancy Reagan, the wife of President Ronald Reagan.

Now, Farquhar will be teaching at an American-curriculum school that is set to open in the emirate in September 2015, the newspaper reported, adding that enrollment will open later this year.

GEMS Education, an international K-12 education company, has said the new school “will be one of the most prestigious schools in the region.”
 

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