Rebecca Skinner Appointed as Associate Head of Dwight School Dubai

Rebecca Skinner Appointed as Associate Head of Dwight School Dubai

Dwight School Dubai is delighted to announce the appointment of Rebecca Skinner as the Associate Head of Dwight School Dubai, scheduled to open in 2018/2019 academic year.

Rebecca brings to her role more than 20 years of international leadership experience in the education sector including independent schools and non-profit organizations in New York City. Ahead of joining Dwight School Dubai, Rebecca was, for over 14 years, the founder and founding head of school at the International School of Brooklyn, a Nursery-Grade 8 language immersion (French and Spanish) and International Baccalaureate (PYP and MYP) school. Before launching ISB, she worked at The Partnership for After School Education, The Louis Calder Foundation and The Markle Foundation.

Janecke Aarnæs, Head of School commented on Rebecca’s appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Skinner to the Dwight family and are confident that she will bring on board a deep understanding of Dwight School ethos as for the past decade she has been working closely with Dwight School New York in her previous role”. Janecke also added: “I look forward to working with Rebecca and the whole team to ignite a spark of genius in all of our students with our individualised learning programQuest, and the Spark Tank”.

For her part, Rebecca Skinner comments; “Joining Dwight School Dubai’s team ahead of the inaugural year is such a great opportunity. I look forward to collaborating with the team to transform the city’s educational landscape by creating an ideal model of personalized learning and innovation that will prepare its students for a successful future.”

Founded in 1872 in New York, Dwight is now a leading international IB World School with campuses on three continents. Dwight Dubai students will study four languages, become inquisitive STEAM learners and be prepared to access and thrive at top universities worldwide. Dwight is dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child.


Dwight School Dubai will be located on an impressive 40,000 square-metre campus in Al Barsha South, Dubai. The world-class campus, designed by Dwight School and their local partner, Bloom Education, will offer state-of-the-art facilities, including: 25M pool, training pool, basketball courts, tennis and squash courts, a full soccer pitch, a 400-meter running track, auditorium and a mix of core academic, language, music, performing arts classrooms, specialist labs and innovation centers.

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