ISP appoints new Principal of Nibras International School

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) have appointed Dr Jay Teston as the new Principal of Nibras International School (NIS) in Dubai, for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Dr Teston has over 33 years of experience as an educator, with 25 of these years at schools in the USA. He has extensive US based and international experience in leadership roles, and for the last eight years he has been the School Director at Qingdao No.1 International School of Shandong Province in China. 

“We are excited to welcome Dr Teston to NIS and the ISP group. Some of the many things that stood out about Dr Teston was his experience in school improvement using both Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes.  He has spent many years working on curriculum enhancements and improving student outcomes through inquiry-based and project-based learning approaches. We know these achievements, coupled with his experience in recruitment and teacher professional development, will all play a crucial role in further improving the academic outcomes at NIS,” said Bharat Mansukhani, ISP Managing Director – Middle East.

Dr. Teston completed his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in Florida, USA, a Master of Science in Special Education Degree in Pennsylvania, USA and holds several Educational Certificates from the USA, Italy and England.

Dr Teston, who is scheduled to arrive in Dubai this summer, has taken the new appointment as his renewed purpose. “The moment I decided to join the Nibras International School community, I immediately felt excited, relieved, and empowered.  I knew I found my new purpose and my new educational mission,” he said. 

“I believe that a person’s success in academic and social pursuits is effort-based.  I firmly embrace the universal golden rule that the harder I work – the more I will be rewarded. I want the NIS community to strive to understand this in everything they do. Also being a citizen and a student of the world, I want the students at NIS to have the rich experiences I have had,” Dr Teston said.

His collaborative work with Universities in Asia, Europe and the USA, has taken Dr Teston across the world promoting interscholastic exchanges in pursuit of understanding rigour in the classrooms. This appointment will support the development of a robust secondary programme at the school.

We warmly welcome Dr Teston to his new role at Nibras International School and to the International Schools Partnership.

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