Nicole Tetreault-Ely

Head of Inclusion K-12

Nicole has been a resident of Dubai for 11 years and brings 14 years of valuable teaching experience to her current role at GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA), where she is now in her 4th year. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) at Trent University and her Bachelor of Education at the University of Windsor. Nicole also holds a Masters in International School Leadership.

Her international journey in education has taken her to both China and the UAE, where she has taken on roles as a classroom teacher, inclusion specialist and Head of Inclusion. Nicole is accompanied at DAA by her husband, Edward Ely, and their children, Everett and Emerson.

Nicole's extensive experience and her commitment to her educational path have equipped her with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the unique needs of her students and guide them towards achieving their full potential.


Meet Our Team

Our Leadership Team, with over 200 years of combined diverse experience, takes great pride in serving the children of this learning community. Their thoughtful practice and commitment to student-centered decision making keeps children at the heart of the work they do. This makes for an exceptional team to serve the families of Dubai American Academy.

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