Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid has lived in Kuwait for over 30 years and is currently Director of the Foundation Program Unit (Math and English) at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST). She taught and was an administrator at the early childhood and elementary levels, in addition to teaching and administration at the college level in private institutions in Kuwait for twenty-five years. Her academic interests are leadership in practice, transfer of training to the classroom, blended learning and continuing professional development (CPD). Ilene has over 20 years of experience in teaching, mentoring and administration and recently became involved in mentoring refugee students and teachers. She is the President-elect for the Global Collaboration Network.