After completing high school at the American School of Doha, Laila Shawwa moved to Poughkeepsie, New York to study English secondary education at Marist College. While there, she served as a resident assistant and tutor, and worked in the admissions office. In addition, she has completed internships at Stenden University in Qatar and at the Hudson River Valley Institute.
Ms. Shawwa joined King’s Academy in 2015 as a teaching fellow in the Department of Communication, Rhetoric and the Literary Arts (CRLA). She currently teaches English at King’s, and also became a house head in 2018.