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 2014. She 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.