Vacancy Details

6349 - Elementary Assistant Principal - August 2020

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 07-Apr-2020
About the Role

Dubai American Academy is looking to appoint an outstanding Assistant Principal in our Elementary School starting in August 2020.

The Elementary Division is a fast-paced and large learning environment of over 1200 students. Our vision is for student learning to be inquiry-based, transdisciplinary, meaningful and authentic. As a division we value the co-creation of our learning and systems and we strive to develop a learning eco-system amongst all educational stakeholders.

As a member of the Elementary Leadership Team your exceptional educational, organizational and community leadership will support further implementation of the Future Fluencies, systems development and school community connectivity. Working within our Elementary Leadership Team, and the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for the social well-being and academic growth of all children.


  • You will undertake capacity building with staff to further grow our inquiry-based pedagogy and Future Fluent processes towards our goal of full transdisciplinary learning;
  • You will work closely with grade level teams to ensure classroom learning reflects the development of our core values of Leading through Innovation, Growing as Learners, Pursuing Excellence and Global Citizenship;
  • You will create opportunities for the embedding of innovation and Edu-Tech into classroom learning in a manner that supports the transformational realms of the SAMR model;
  • You will build positive connections between students, staff and parents;
  • You will monitor and implement systems for learning that provide for greater transparency and sustainability of learning;


 - Current North American teacher and administration certification;

 - Master’s Degree (School Administration, Leadership, and/or Curriculum);

 - Record of highly successful teaching experience in the particular division;

 - Record of effective leadership and management experience;

 - Experience with American curriculum, standards, and pedagogy;

 - A positive, professional, and collaborative disposition; and

 - A strong work ethic and drive, including a willingness to contribute to the continual improvement of Dubai American Academy.

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:
 - Competitive tax free salary, accommodation, schooling, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence and End of Service Gratuity.

About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School
Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. DAA is a vibrant international community, deeply rooted in a culture of kindness, that creates and empowers leaders and independent thinkers with integrity, character, and drive. The school offers an enriched American curriculum to students of all nationalities culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and/or an American high school diploma. Beyond its rigorous academic program, DAA prepares students to lead successful lives through the exceptional diversity of its community and the extra-curricular experiences that contribute to the development of the whole person. DAA is the only American school in Dubai that has received an outstanding rating from the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB), a distinction the school has had for six consecutive years.
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.