Samantha's teaching career spans a decade in the UK, where she specialised in art, graphic design, and photography. She holds an Honours Degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Design from the University of Creative Arts. Her commitment to education led her to serve as a Director of Studies for 10 years, before making her move to Dubai three years ago. Her journey at DBSJP began as the Head of Year 8, progressing to Year 12 and her current role as Head of Sixth Form. In her current role, Samantha oversees the academic and personal development of Year 12 and 13 students, as well as the comprehensive growth of the Sixth Form. Her key responsibilities include nurturing the Student Senior Leadership Team, empowering them to guide their educational journey and uphold the their vision of Connect, Create, Collaborate. Beyond her administrative duties, Samantha enjoys the privilege of teaching A-Level and GCSE Photography to the school's exceptionally talented students. With her background in fine art and design, she offers a unique perspective in the classroom, igniting students' creativity and fostering their artistic visions. Before her relocation to Dubai, Samantha held the position of Director of Studies for 11 years in her hometown of Kent, UK. This experience equipped her with invaluable insights into curriculum development, assessment strategies, and overall academic management, strengthening her belief in the transformative power of education. As the Head of Year 13 and Sixth Form, Samantha is commitment to cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment where every student can excel academically, emotionally, and socially. She firmly believes that education encompasses more than just academic achievements; it moulds well-rounded individuals prepared to confront the world's challenges with confidence and compassion. Samantha considers it a privilege to accompany Sixth Form students on their educational journey, dedicated to helping them realise their full potential and achieve their aspirations. Together, they will navigate the challenges of this pivotal year, celebrate their accomplishments, and prepare for a promising future. Outside of her work, she's an IronMan enthusiast and channels her creativity through painting and design.
Secondary Associate Assistant Headteacher