Mr Dean Pyrah has held the position of Executive Principal since July 2014, prior to this Dean held positions as Deputy Principal and Head of Secondary School. Originally from Victoria, Australia, Dean has been living and working in the UAE for 13 years.
Dean holds a Masters of International Education from Monash University in Australia and is passionate about learning in a global context. He has extensive experience managing a number of curriculum programs around the world, including the Australian curriculum (Victorian), the International Baccalaureate Programs and the National curriculum of England.
Prior to his joining VISS, dean worked as a teacher and school leader in a number of world class schools in Dubai, Australia and the United Kingdom.
With strong ties to both the UAE educational authorities and Australian (Victoria) education departments, Dean continues to work on developing VISS students and teachers on current international best practices in Education.
Dean is presently Head of the UAE Association of International Baccalaureate Schools and he also sits on the Sharjah Principal’s Council.