Arab Unity School welcomes Mr. Leonard Murphy as our new Executive Principal:
Leonard Murphy has been living here in the UAE for the past 13 years with his wife and three children who have since joined the workforce in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. As a father of children with very different and unique gifts and talents, he appreciates the importance of providing educational opportunities for all students to blossom and grow.
He is an esteemed and experienced K-13 Principal with vast experience in senior educational leadership roles in South Africa and the Middle East. He is the holder of a BSc, BSc(HONS), PGHED and MEd with experience in the British National Curriculum, IB Curriculum and the CBSE Curriculum.
Most recently he had the responsibility of mentoring and coaching Emirati and expat senior leaders and built a track record of successfully raising standards in public schools in Abu Dhabi. His experience as a Principal includes heading an IB Curriculum/British Curriculum international school in Dubai and as the Chief Academic Officer of a group of international schools in Al Ain that followed the British National Curriculum and CBSE curriculum. He started his tenure in the UAE as part of a team of school improvement experts in a public-private partnership program where the Abu Dhabi Education Council collaborated with renowned international experts to raise standards across schools.
His passion is to provide the best quality educational opportunities for students to reach their full potential or beyond and to enjoy their learning experience in the process.