Assistant Principal Secondary School ,
Ivan Rigney joined GEMS World Academy Dubai in September 2016. He completed his own studies in Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Ivan did some part-time lecturing in Galway and it was here that he developed a love of teaching. He then completed his Higher Diploma in Education in 2004 and has since worked in the UK, Ireland and Egypt.
Ivan is an experienced educator whose teaching subject is Maths. Ivan was a Head of Year in London, an Assistant Principal in Cairo and the Secondary Maths Team Leader at GWA until taking on the role of Assistant Principal for Secondary this academic year.
Ivan loves teaching and working with young people and strongly believes that learning takes place in all areas of life and not just in a classroom. Ivan has been fortunate to lead or support local and international school trips to places such as Carrauntuohill in Ireland, Epping Forest in the UK, Nepal, Cambodia, Uganda and Vietnam.
Ivan loves living in Dubai and exploring the Emirates with his wife and two young children.