Assistant Elementary Principal (KG1 - Gr.1)
Tooshna is excited to begin her eleventh year at GEMS Dubai American Academy, and sixteenth year with GEMS Education.
This is her fourth year in the role of Assistant Principal, prior to which she served in the capacity of Homeroom Teacher, Team Lead, Learning Support teacher and Early Years Coordinator. Prior to working at DAA, Tooshna taught at GEMS Wellington International School for five years. She has also taught in India for a number of years at St. Columba’s School, New Delhi.
She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi, India, a post-graduate certificate in education from the University of Sunderland, UK, and a Masters degree in educational leadership from the University of Leicester, UK. Tooshna and her family have called Dubai home for more than fifteen years, and both her children have been part of the DAA family since they were little. Her daughter graduated from DAA in 2018, and her son graduated this year from DAA.
Tooshna’s professional interests include early childhood education, inclusive education, curriculum and assessment. She believes in educating from the heart, and also believes that schools are learning cultures that are built on respect, trust, relationships, and a growth mindset. Tooshna feels privileged to be a part of the DAA community where teachers, parents and students work towards making education a positive, dynamic, and progressive experience for all.