Lessons in Leadership With Asha Alexander

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In this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast, we speak with Asha Alexander. Asha is the principal and CEO of the GEMS Legacy School in Dubai. We talk about what it takes to be a good educator. Asha shares with us valuable lessons in leadership and how to ensure that we are building a lasting legacy with the work we do every day.


Asha Alexander
Asha Alexander is Principal at GEMS Legacy School, Dubai and Executive Leader of Climate Change at GEMS Education. She received her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Walden University, Minnesota in 2011. She holds a master’ degree in Education as well as English from Bangalore University, India. With 33 years of experience in the provision of education to K-12 students, she has overseen the school’s transition to an exclusively digital curriculum.

Ms Alexander is a UN certified Climate Change Leader and has made presentations at COP 25, the UNESCO World Conference in Berlin on Educating for Sustainable Development Goals and numerous international webinars and conferences. She has also conducted workshops on leadership, and change management for several schools in India and the UAE. She has led the GEMS Global Ambassadors Program that engages schools in twinning projects worldwide with more than 45 schools in enabling teachers, students and schools to develop partnerships to embed the Sustainable Development Goals 

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