Manar is an educator and language researcher, and has been serving as the principal of the Hand in Hand Galilee School since 2018. She believes in the power of people and education to create change. In the last few years, she has focused mostly on project management and research in innovative schools in Israel and around the world. She is an expert in language learning, both mother tongue and second language acquisition, as well as bilingual processing. She is currently working on a doctorate in the language and cognition lab in Tel Aviv University. Manar lives in Sakhnin with her husband Zidan, and her three children Aseel, Lian, and Tala.