Senior Leadership Team

Timothy Hollis
Timothy Hollis
Principal

Arriving at Kent College Dubai at the beginning of this academic year, I was instantly impressed with the warm welcome and caring nature of the school.

We have an outstanding community; parents, pupils and colleagues who are passionate about, and committed to, aiming for the highest academic and pastoral standards.

It is an honour and pleasure to be leading the Senior School in this next phase of our development, as we set about installing such high standards as the norm, creating a learning culture that promotes curiosity, collaboration and kindness in a rich and vibrant environment.

Great relationships and morals are the underpinning elements of a great school, and with our values; integrity, tolerance and respect at the heart of everything we do, I look forward to seeing our pupils embrace the challenges on offer with enthusiasm and passion.

As a former international athlete, who has been involved in education for over 20 years, I very much believe that excellence is a state of mind, that when instilled, encourages everyone to settle for nothing less than their very best.

Muireann Carroll
Muireann Carroll
Head of Junior School

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

I have had many wonderful opportunities to lead and teach during my 20 year teaching career, both here in Dubai and in Ireland. I was honoured to be Deputy Principal in two schools for over 12 years, while also holding teaching roles across all grades and inclusion departments.

Ensuring that all children under our care are engaged and motivated to learn each day is of the utmost importance to me. Working together with staff and parents to ensure we nurture this love of learning in every child, using age appropriate approaches, is at the heart of what we do here at Kent College Dubai. I am so proud to be part of this wonderful team and look forward to the journey ahead, working in collaboration with our Kent Community.

Andrew Spencer
Andrew Spencer
Acting Head of Senior School

Working at KCD is a privilege and I am fortunate to work with a team of teachers that are highly skilled and dedicated to improving the academic and social development of their pupils.

Andrew has over 15 years teaching experience working in both the state and independent sector in the UK, mainly as a Leader of Sport Programmes & Head of Faculty for Performing Arts. He has a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science & Education from the University of Worcester and his educational ideals centre around developing global citizens who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, tolerance and growth mindsets.

Andrew loves all sport but especially football, and enjoys reading and travelling in his spare time.

Kerry Conlon
Kerry Conlon
Deputy Headteacher

Originally hailing from Gloucestershire in the UK, I now consider Dubai my home after residing here for 18 years. My professional journey began as a Mathematics teacher, having obtained a BSc in Mathematics from Liverpool University. Subsequently, I pursued a PGCE to secure my teaching qualification. From Liverpool, I took my first International post in the Canary Islands before heading to the UAE. With a short two year stint in Malaysia before returning back to Dubai.

From an early age I knew I wanted to be a Mathematics teacher. I enjoy the challenge that Mathematics brings and I have a passion for helping students, especially those who find Mathematics difficult, to discover enjoyment in the subject. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working in diverse schools across the region. Each institution presented unique opportunities for personal and professional growth, whether through exposure to new curricula, undertaking various roles of responsibility, or interacting with students from different nationalities. I believe that these varied experiences have significantly contributed to my growth as both a teacher and a leader.

In 2022, I joined Kent College as the Head of Mathematics and was subsequently promoted to Deputy Head in August 2023. Witnessing numerous transformations since I started KCD, I am enthusiastic about the school's future developments and proud to be part of its journey toward excellence.

Kimberley Gore
Kimberley Gore
Assistant Headteacher
Greg Roberts
Greg Roberts
Assistant Headteacher
Cassie Crisp
Cassie Crisp
Deputy Headteacher
Kirsty Heard
Kirsty Heard
Assistant Headteacher
Lewis Baldwin
Lewis Baldwin
Head of Operations and Support Services

As a newcomer to the Education Sector, I joined Aldar Education in August 2022, initially managing operations in five Government schools across the Emirates. I grasped the exciting opportunity to join Kent in January 2024 to head up the non-education side of the school and am excited to be part of a fabulous community school, with a huge opportunity to grow and develop the school.

With over three decades of experience in International Sales and Marketing, I have for the past 13 years, called the vibrant cityscape of Dubai home.

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