Ms. Jaya Bhavnani is currently the Executive Director of Dwight Global Online School. Instrumental in founding the program with Chancellor Stephen Spahn, she works closely with all areas of Dwight School to ensure that Dwight's online program meets the standards of excellence for which the school is known and ignites the spark of genius in every online student.
Ms. Bhavnani came to Dwight in 2010 with extensive experience in international education in public and private schools in Bombay, Muscat, Dubai and Santiago. Ms. Bhavnani has been actively involved with the International Baccalaureate as a Workshop Leader, Site Evaluator, Consultant, Examiner and Curriculum Reviewer. She is the Lead Facilitator for the Group 5 and Continuum Online Workshops in the Diploma Programme. She serves on the Evaluation Team for the CIS (Council for International Schools). She has served as a frequent guest contributor for professional development and curriculum alignment and review. She holds a BS in Education and Physics and a MS in Mathematics. She has an interest for learning languages and internationalism. A passionate educator, Ms. Bhavnani firmly believes in the power of life-long learning!
Sara joins the team with passion for the IB and over 10 years as an educator in Lebanon and Dubai. Prior to joining the Dwight School Dubai, she was the PYP Coordinator at Uptown School Dubai, an IB school in Dubai, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the programme. Sara holds a BA in Education from the American University of Beirut, is an IB workshop leader and is currently training to become an IB site evaluator. She has pursued professional development through Harvard’s Project Zero and Making Thinking Visible, as well as workshops focused on Coaching, Differentiation and Inclusivity in schools, and Conceptual Based Teaching and Learning. Sara is originally from Lebanon and speaks English and Arabic.