Jana Barnhouse DEMS PrincipalJana Barnhouse - Principal, Dhahran Elementary / Middle School

Jana Barnhouse graduated from Ohio University in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a minor concentration in Computer Science and Mathematics.  In 1998 she completed her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota.


Mrs. Barnhouse began her teaching career at the International School of Bethioua in Algeria.  She then moved to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where she taught elementary school for three years before moving to International Schools Group in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1991.  During her tenure in Dhahran, Mrs. Barnhouse has taught grades 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8.  Her most recent appointment was as principal of the Dhahran Elementary Middle School in 2006.

Current initiatives at Dhahran Elementary Middle School

  • Supporting the school’s AFG goals to improve student performance specifically in the areas of Reading and Listening.
  • Working to ensure DEMS’ students’ grades convey meaningful and accurate information about student learning.
  • Using NWEA’s MAP assessments school wide in an effort to inform and improve student learning.
  • Supporting excellent site staff development as DEMS teachers work to ensure an excellent education for each student. 

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ISG Contact Details

International Schools Group (ISG)
P. O. Box 31677
Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966-13-330-0555

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