Meet Morag Makey | Aga Khan Academies

Meet Morag Makey

08 September 2021

The Aga Khan Academy Maputo is welcoming new staff members from around the world to its community for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Profiles of the new staff will be shared, introducing who they are and how they want to bring change to the Academy.

With over 20 years of experience, Morag Makey has joined the Aga Khan Academy Maputo as the new International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) CoordinatorBorn in Australia, Morag is an expert in curriculum design and delivery and is adept with strategic curriculum planning and development.  

Morag joins us from Spain where she established an IB consultancy organisation and was a workshop leader for Africa, Europe and the Middle East, focusing on DP coordination and counselling. Through her consultancy organisation, Morag guided pre-IB DP and DP studentto ensure they made the right choices, achieved the best results and were on the right pathway to university and career success that is ideal for them. 

Morag is a leader at heart who is passionate about learning and empowering others to learn. Her great skill in counselling and mentoring goes hand-in-hand with her interest in positive psychology and commitment to student and teacher well-being. 

I have been given the privilege of launching the DP at the Academy so I want to help the teachers and studentthrive in their first year,” Morag said.  I want them to share the excitement that I feel about the opportunities that exist in the DP and to help the students on their path to adult life as IB graduates. 

Through her position, Morag aims to uphold the vision and mission of the Academy by supporting students’ academic and emotional growth. “I hope to continue the work with the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme teams to create lifelong learners who appreciate a range of perspectives and understand the important roles and responsibilities they have ahead of them,” Morag said.  I want to help prepare them for life beyond school so they can contribute to local and global change for good. 

Morag said she most enjoys the thorough IB experience that she is gaining at the Academy. “This is my first experience of an IB continuum school and it really feels like the IB mission is being fully lived here,” Morag said.  It is evident in every interaction I have and it's exciting to be a part of it.