David Hutson, a passionate educator for 20 years, has assumed the helm of our campus in Dubai. He joined the Dwight family after serving as Principal at Al Bateen Academy in Abu Dhabi for the past six years.
As the new head of Dwight School Dubai, Mr. Hutson says, “I have the honor of continuing Dwight's legacy of innovation, and building upon the School’s three pillars of global vision, community, and personalized learning. In a short time, Dwight has quickly become a standout in the competitive independent school arena. As the School continues to grow, we look forward to being on the forefront of education not only in Dubai but also throughout the UAE.”
Dwight’s first school in the Middle East brought our spark of genius philosophy, strength in personalized learning, and the IB curriculum to the region to educate tomorrow’s global leaders.
Mr. Hutson, who began his educational career as a Business and Economics teacher, recognizes that universities and employers seek articulate, balanced, creative, high- achieving learners and leaders who will continue to contribute positively to the local and wider community. “Our broad and enriching curriculum is designed to reflect this and give every child the platform to achieve their academic and personal goals,” says Mr. Hutson. “In essence, Dwight students are locally educated; internationally minded.”
Before moving to the Middle East, Mr. Hutson served in senior leadership positions at two UK schools, Walton Community School and Ryde High School. He completed his BA (Honours) European Business degree at the University of Leicester, which included one year at the University of Catania, Sicily, as part of a languages program; and earned an MSc in Education and Training Management from the University of Portsmouth. Additionally, Mr. Hutson is a certified School Inspector and a Council of International Schools Evaluator.