Principals' Messages

Welcome to Al-Bayan Bilingual Preschool where we believe that each school day brings endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.  We take great pride in providing an environment that is caring and nurturing and a place where our students can feel a strong sense of belonging. 
Our Preschool program design is play based and Reggio inspired to meet the needs of the whole child.  Teachers collaborate to offer a fun, well balanced curriculum, that encourages students’ growth in physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development. 
This year as a school, we continue developing the Tribes mission: “To ensure the healthy development of every child so that each has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world."  This process is known as “Tribes” and helps us to create a sense of “belonging” for our students.  More information can be found under Parent Resources on the BBS website. 
As the Preschool Principal, it is an honor for me to continue the rich traditions established here since the founding of BBS in 1977.  I have been involved in education for more than 2O years, both as a classroom teacher and administrator.  I feel very blessed to be working alongside such an amazing group of caring and talented educators who give their best every single day to make a difference in the lives of our students.  For me, there is nothing more meaningful than this.  
I come from the friendly state of Texas, USA. My credentials include a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education, an M.S. Degree in Educational Administration along with Educational Certificates that include:  Principal EC-12, Elementary 1-8, and Special Education PK-12. (I value open communication between home and school; As a mother of two grown daughters I know the value and importance of positive communication between home and school.)
I look forward to a wonderful, exciting school year.  Please know that you are always welcome to stop by if you have a question or a concern, as I have an open door policy.  It is our goal to offer an exceptional education that provides a strong foundation for life-long learning. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s educational journey.
Always for children,

Ms. Anna Hutchison 

I have personal ties to Kuwait and its children as I have lived and studied in Kuwait my whole life. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Kuwait University. I joined BBS in 1991 as an Arabic Kindergarten teacher. After that, I lead the BBS Nursery program for many years as the Head of Nursery. In the year 2010, I became the Preschool Assistant Principal where I have continued since then until now serving the BBS children focusing on the Arabic Program in the Preschool (Pre-K, KG1, KG2).
Our Preschool staff works hard to guide our children through their learning journey and fulfill the Founder’s vision and the School’s mission. We all strive to bring the best educational practice to lead the development of the child’s social, emotional, language and physical skills in both Arabic and English.
The Preschool program is play based. Play evokes different skills in children such as exploration, problem solving, and creativity. As a Tribes school, we also focus on character education where mutual respect, attentive listening, the right to participate and appreciation are emphasized.
A child’s success in school is built on mutual cooperation between home and school as well as the society. Please remember that our doors are always open. Let us work together to create the “BBS Learning Community”.
Best wishes for a successful school year!

Ms. Fatina Khalaf
Pre-School Assistant Principal