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Our Leadership Team


Ms. Susan Rubin Varghese


Having spent 24 years as an educator across British and Indian curriculum  institutions, Susan Rubin Varghese, current Principal of The Indian Academy has transitioned from teaching to educational leadership.

She  was formally educated with a  Master of Science  in Chemistry,  followed by a Bachelor of Education in Physical Sciences. She is also a  Cambridge International certified Education Trainer and  a  Corporate Coach U, Coaching  Facilitator . She believes in empowering students and instilling real-life problem-solving skills through expedition and experiences. As an avid explorer herself , she has taken projects  to UN Geneva, European Nuclear Science Research Centre, and Space Aviation camps in the USA.

Her evidence-informed approaches  and  experience in school improvement  prioritizes to  exploit  every learner’s potential  through enhanced teaching and learning. Her goal as a leader is to allow the development of globally competent citizens who can confidently accept the challenges of this ever-changing world.

She started her early career as a Chemistry lecturer in Wilson College, Mumbai, India before locating to Dubai around 18 years ago. Prior to joining  Indian Academy in April 2019, she led established educational institutions in Dubai in the capacities of Principal, Deputy Principal and British curriculum educator.   She has also held different school leadership roles in her 13 years of service with GEMS Education, Dubai.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Ms. Swapna Williams
Head of Secondary
Ms. Hazrabee Sheikh
Head of Primary
Ms. Bernadite Rakhee
Head of Kindergarten

Our Inclusion Team

Ms.Shivangi Thanvi
Head of Inclusion
Ms. Shabana Imran
Inclusion Champion

Our Admin Team

Ms. Sayeda Bilquis Fatima
Manager – Administrative