Head of Elementary School
Althea grew up in South Africa before relocating to Muscat, Oman with her family and then moving to Dubai in 2002. Althea studied Human Resources Management which has given her invaluable administrative and recruitment experience. Althea then went on to complete her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) through the University of Sunderland followed by a Master’s in Education from Murdoch University.
Althea is an experienced educator with more than 13 years in international education. Althea is passionate about a student-centered learning environment where students use hands-on, real life learning experiences to develop their communication and thinking skills along with learning through inquiry, problem solving and developing a student’s independent learning skills as key focus areas.
Althea has held various leadership roles within primary education and as a passionate educator, has led various authorization and evaluation processes within the UAE. She has been a part of the development of teachers and middle leaders alike and has implemented various systems to ensure the smooth running of a primary school. Althea has worked collaboratively with the school community; namely students, parents and teachers alike to foster and develop a high quality education that meets the needs of all students.
Althea enjoys walking, going to the gym, travelling and spending time with her family.