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What happens when you combine a love for sports, a passion for education, and an unwavering commitment to integrity and honesty? You get a fascinating conversation with Simon O’Connor, the principal of Deira International School in Dubai. This episode peels back the layers of Simon, taking you on a journey from his early days teaching in rural Zimbabwe to his current vision for schools. We discuss his passion for education, his love for sports like rugby and cricket, and the books he’d pick to take on a deserted island.

We also explore the deeper, more serious aspects of Simon’s journey. This includes his views on leadership. Simon lets us into his future plans, revealing his thoughts on retirement, continued contribution to the education sector, and his unfinished business with a doctorate in school leadership. So join us as we explore the life, leadership, and future plans of a man who’s as passionate about Chelsea Football as he is about education!

Bio: Simon is the Director at Deira International School and Chief Education Officer for AFEF

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