Meet the Principal
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the students, families and staff at PA Virtual since I started in September of 2016. I currently hold a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Drexel University, a master's degree in Elementary and Special Education from Holy Family University and a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the Kingdom University in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Additionally, I hold various professional certifications in Pennsylvania such as Principal, Elementary Education, Special Education, Mathematics, General Science, Arabic, and a PA Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.
Prior to joining PA Virtual, I worked internationally in the Kingdom of Bahrain as a TESOL teacher and taught International Baccalaureate (IB) at a private international school in Bahrain. Upon moving to Philadelphia, I worked in the School District of Philadelphia as well as Philadelphia-based charter schools.
On a personal note, my husband and I have three daughters (Lina, Lara and Sofia) and as a family we enjoy working in our garden and learning about the world around us through reading, traveling, and exploring new places.
Dr. Shaikha BuAli, High School Principal