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.