I am Mrs. Mirvat Sabbagh, Assistant Principal at Lowrey School. I have been involved in education for more than a decade. I grew up in Dearborn and attended school in Dearborn Public Schools. I hold a Bachelor degree of Science in Education from Wayne State University. Later on, I pursued a Master’s in Bilingual/Bicultural Education and English as a Second Language endorsement. I also completed coursework for a Master’s of Educational Leadership through Concordia University and attained a Michigan School Administrator Certification.
I have taught bilingual and mainstream students grades 1-5 at Dearborn Public Schools. I subsequently became a Title I Resource Teacher serving as an interventionist, co-teacher, and coach. I have been involved with and co-chaired a number of committees such as School Improvement and Assessment. As a school improvement chair, I have worked closely on AdvancEd reporting and requirements. I have been involved in facilitating many district professional development activities. Later on, I completed two Administrative Internships, one through university coursework and another through Dearborn Public School’s Administrative Program. Furthermore, I am currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dearborn Education Foundation which funds innovative programs and tools, ensuring that all Dearborn Public Schools’ students reach their potential.
I firmly believe that all children can learn but each learns in a different way and at different rates. As a school administrator, I sustain a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria in carrying out Lowrey’s school vision to meet the needs of every learner. I believe in data-driven instruction and inquiry as one of the most important factors in helping all students achieve success.
As an Assistant Principal, I have been an advocate for restorative practices by building community and for responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, coming to understanding, and making things right. I continuously promote values of respect, accountability, and community-building that help educators create cohesive, supportive school environments that foster students’ academic and social skill development.
I believe that keeping the atmosphere positive is the key to success as well as keeping the lines of communication open among staff, students and parents. I believe that parental involvement, feedback, and ongoing collaboration are key components of high student achievement. I feel that teamwork is the ultimate way a school can be successful in reaching the goal of inspiring every student reach to his or her full potential academically, socially and emotionally.