Born in Amman, Imad Zahr moved to the United States with his family as an infant, returning for the first time to Jordan in 2006 for a visit. During that trip, he decided to return and pursue a career in Jordan. A 2002 graduate of Drexel University in Pennsylvania, he obtained his Bachelor's degree in commerce and engineering and joined King's Academy in 2010 as a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and as a class dean.
Mr. Zahr’s teaching career began in the Philadelphia school district where he initially taught 8th grade math and science. He went on to teach freshman mathematics at Dobbins High School in the same city. Seeking to gain experience in an international setting, he moved to India and worked as a strategic mathematics consultant at the International School of Hyderabad.
In 2007, Mr. Zahr taught mathematics at the Germantown Friends School (GFS) in Philadelphia. During his time at GFS, he supported student life by serving as a faculty representative on the school's judicial review board and as an upper school representative of the diversity leadership team.
A member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Network of Arab-American Professionals, Mr. Zahr has been an active volunteer in the community, chairing various events including a Palestine Children's Relief fundraiser, which raised over US $50,000 for the charity. His hobbies include traveling, table tennis, squash, basketball, chess and photography.
Mr. Zahr has been the director of Arabic Year at King’s Academy (AY) since 2014, and in 2017 became the dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.