iCademy Middle East, the GCC region’s first internationally accredited, KHDA-licensed online school, named Catherine O’Farrell as Director of their brick-and-mortar Knowledge Hub in Dubai Knowledge Park. O’Farrell will officially join iCademy Middle East on August 1, 2021.
O’Farrell brings 16 years’ experience in international education. She has served in executive leadership roles for some of the region’s largest school groups. O’Farrell is widely regarded as a regional influential leader and advocate for special education and inclusion communities.
O’Farrell has a strong background in the creation and implementation of comprehensive professional development and leadership programs for UAE educators and parents. She has appeared on Dubai Eye Radio as an education expert, and she has published several articles on inclusion and well-being. Her academic leadership skills have also made her a sought-after presenter at education conferences across the region.
“Catherine O’Farrell’s vision of ensuring that every child’s academic and social-emotional needs are met, perfectly aligns with our vision for the iCademy Middle East Knowledge Hub. Catherine’s background and expertise in Teaching Gifted and Talented students coupled with our world class iCademy Middle East platform drives academic success and happy, confident students,” said Cody Claver, General Manager of iCademy Middle East.
O’Farrell holds numerous degrees and post graduate certificates including bachelor’s degrees in education and psychology. She also holds graduate level degrees in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
“I am excited to join the Knowledge Hub as your new Director. The Knowledge Hub offers an exceptional, inclusive, and progressive setting where children will grow and blossom to reach far and beyond their full potential,” said O’Farrell.