Secondary Assistant Principal
Louise O’Keeffe joined GEMS World Academy Dubai in 2017. She graduated from London College of Fashion and established herself as a freelance illustrator specializing in fashion, beauty and portrait imagery. It was during this time a passion for teaching arose when delivering workshops during London Fashion Week. Louise gained her PGCE from the University of Greenwich, and worked in London and Surrey before moving to Dubai.
Louise is an experienced Art and Textile specialist, having taught MYP Visual Arts at GWA. She also oversaw the student welfare, support and transition of Grade 6 students and the Advisory programme. Student welfare has always been a fundamental interest of hers. She believes that schools are not only educating students through academic subjects, but training young people how to thrive as individual human beings by developing their personal, social and emotional intelligence.
Louise draws and paints in her free time and is often found paddle boarding with her husband and daughter, Lily.