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Role Players 2024

Gozde Okal

Director of Educational Technology
Nün Academy, Jeddah

Gözde Okal is the Director of Technology at Nun Academy in KSA, where she leads the integration of technology into education. With a strategic vision and a commitment to excellence, she ensures that technology aligns with academic goals, shaping the future of education.

Gözde holds high-honors Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Engineering. Her passion for pedagogy led her to pursue further education, including a Pedagogical Formation Education and a Master's Degree in Education Management with high honors. Her journey into educational leadership began with a foundation in software engineering, where she soon realized her true calling lay in fostering learning environments enriched with technology. From her roles as a computer science teacher to heading departments and serving as Vice Principal and Primary School Principal, she has consistently driven initiatives to elevate learning experiences through innovative curriculum development and professional development programs.

In addition to her professional achievements, Gözde has received numerous academic honors and awards, including recognition for her contributions to the field of computer science and the publication of academic articles in international journals. She was chosen to be a team member of the Turkish Brain team, where she mentored students for national and international mind games competitions. As a digital content creator, she crafted the STEM curriculum and facilitated training workshops. Her expertise in Educational Technology has led her to conduct numerous training sessions for educators and educational administrators, focusing on technology integration in education.

Gözde's passion for lifelong learning, coupled with her diverse experiences across various curricula, establishes her as an inspiring role model in education. Her mission is to cultivate a dynamic learning environment that nurtures 21st-century skills, empowering every student to thrive and embrace lifelong learning as an integral part of their journey.