Tammy Jochinke

Head of Teaching, Learning and Innovation

After a decade in teaching and leadership in New York City, a career opportunity for her husband brought her to Dubai in 2014She joined a sister GEMS school as the K-12 Director of Academic Standards and Curriculum. Tammy then became a DAA leopard in 2017 as the High School Assistant Principal followed by her High School Principalship in 2019. This year she moved into the K-12 Head of Teaching, Learning and Innovation position on the Executive Leadership team.

Tammy has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Secondary Education and Masters Degree in GeoScience and Educational Leadership. Her focus is on the development of the curriculum, rigorous and ongoing assessment practices, as well as supporting teachers and leaders in their own personal development as learning leaders.

Tammy is a Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) trained team member and enjoys working with international schools in their continued reflection and growth.

Tammy’s little leopard Max, is in grade 1 this year. Tammy and her family split their time between NY and Australia, her husband’s home country.



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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