Joshua Doubleday

Joshua Doubleday

High School Dean of Students

Josh joined GEMS Dubai American Academy in 2017. Josh began his teaching career as an Art teacher and quickly became involved in pastoral care.

Josh and his wife began teaching overseas 15 years ago in Abu Dhabi. Since then, they have worked in schools in China, Thailand and have now settled in Dubai.

Josh has an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a Specialization in Fine Arts, and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Josh has been a Vice Principal as well as a Principal and is now the Dean of Students in the high school here at GEMS Dubai American Academy.

Josh’s wife JoAnn teaches in the middle school and their two daughters both attend DAA. Josh and his family love to spend their holidays back home in Ontario, Canada where they enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.


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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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