It is a real pleasure to work with the talented teachers at SISD to provide the best possible learning experience for all, where the values of respect, tolerance and intercultural understanding are at the forefront of the excellent opportunities offered in this happy school. The Primary School setting is just ideal to plant that first seed of a broad, fully-rounded education. I believe in the idea that our students are to be nurtured into balanced, independent and resilient inquirers and totally adhere to SISD’s philosophy of placing the learner at the centre of the School. As the Head of the Primary School, my ultimate goal will be for the children under our care to fulfil their potential by becoming inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are also eco-literate… all of this whist having fun!
I was born in France, near Paris and having studied and worked on five different continents, I particularly enjoy travelling and discovering new cultures. I taught Modern Foreign Languages for 17 years and I am an active promoter of multilingualism. My wife Naïma is joining SISD’s Secondary School as School Counsellor and our two daughters, Lilia and Sarah, will be joining SISD in Grades 8 and 9. After four years in Abu Dhabi, we are excited to move to Dubai and further discover its diverse community.