My desire to always move onto the international circuit became a reality in January 2012 when I became part of the start-up teaching team for the newly founded international school in Al Khor, today proudly known as NAISAK. For the last two years, I have been in post as Head of Primary and am now the Vice Principal with responsibilities across all three stages of the school.
My vision is that all children should have equality of opportunity and be valued. I believe in developing the skills, knowledge and attitude of children and promoting a love for lifelong learning that is driven through ambition. This vision should be achieved in a safe and exciting learning environment for children and staff, where high-quality leadership, proactive policy development and practice are at the fore, thus securing improvement and success, and raising standards across the school.
I am a highly energetic and fanatically disciplined person who loves being part of a school community and imparting my humour on others. I live in the middle of the desert with my wife, daughter who is soon to turn 6, and baby son who arrived in March 2016. Time spent as a family is very precious and we enjoy making new memories together. A keen traveller, I have visited the breadth of the globe from USA to Australia, with South-East Asia being a particular favourite destination. There’s nothing better than waking up to the sun everyday so I have certainly chosen the best place to live.
NAISAK is different to all the other schools I have worked at because of the strong ethos and sense of belonging you feel as you walk through the school gates each morning. Our core values of being ‘Productively Paranoid’, ‘Empirically Creative’ and ‘Fanatically Disciplined’ in everything we do has resulted in the success of the school as we see it today. With a varied international body of students, combined with a strong sense of community, the school promotes a thriving environment where students and staff are excited to come to school, ready to challenge themselves and look beyond the four walls of the classroom as they prepare themselves to be ambitious global citizens of the future. It has been exciting to watch the school evolve over the last four year and I look forward to being part of its continued success.