School: GEMS World Academy - Dubai
Having previously worked in schools in Canada, Mexico, and the UK, Jason McBride has taught worked in international schools in the UAE for the past 14 years; 12 of which have been with GEMS Education. Jason is now the Head of School at GEMS World Academy – Dubai, a PreK – 12 IB World School that offers the PYP, MYP and DP programs with a focus on fostering international mindedness through student inquiry. The school is extremely diverse with 90 student nationalities and no one group larger than 10% of the total population.
As a Canadian with two undergraduate degrees from McMaster University (Bachelor of Kinesiology) and Queen’s University (Bachelor of Education), Jason pursued his Master’s degree with Michigan State University before returning to Canada for his Doctoral work at the University of Calgary (in progress). His doctorate focuses on the international teacher transition and they are inducted into their new school. Jason is a former TEDx speaker and was asked to present at the KHDA-sponsored What Works Dubai Leadership seminar.