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Erika Elkady

Head of Secondary - Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Dubai


Erika is a Dutch national who has been living and working in Dubai for almost 15 years. She first joined Uptown School in 2007 and became the Head of Secondary at Jumeira Baccalaureate School in September 2011. She holds a Master’s degree in American Studies and History. The latter subject she taught for many years at MYP and DP level. Erika has several consultancy roles for the IB, and has been working in IB schools for over 25 years.


JBS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School which became the first Kitemark School of Character outside the UK in November 2020. Erika is currently in her third year of study on the MA Character Education.