Ms Kendra Cantrell

Assistant Principal Primary - Curriculum, Progress & Assessment

Kendra is joining the GEMS World Academy - Dubai team with a diverse background in education. She has spent fifteen years in a variety of school settings and grade levels across primary. She previously taught at GWA Dubai from 2012 to 2017 as a part of the PYP team. Additionally, during her time at the school she was a team leader and Science and Innovation Coordinator. Since then, she taught at Gems World Academy - Chicago and a small private school in West Palm Beach, Florida. She taught at the elementary level at both schools and during her time in Florida held the positions of Assessment Coordinator and Ed Tech Specialist for the PK-8 school. Additionally she led initiatives to increase robotics and STEM electives for primary students. 

Kendra has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University and she obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Michigan. She is passionate about building relationships with all stakeholders in a child’s education including the educators, parents and students. 

In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors, especially at the beach. She is very excited to return to Dubai with her husband and daughter to rejoin the GWA Dubai team. 

Meet Our Team

Our diverse and cosmopolitan mix of educators and education professionals from around the world allow us to create a truly international environment and draw on leading global resources and techniques from countries that include the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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