Meet Our Team

Leadership Team

Sue Carpenter’s professional expertise, equally balanced in primary teaching and educational leadership, spans more than 30 years, with over 20 years in senior leadership positions. She has an in-depth knowledge of child development and a real passion for teaching young children. As a school leader, parents find her approachable and sincere in her concern for the well-being of their children. Sue’s colleagues find her inspirational and respect her high expectations.

Her varied and extensive UK experience, with teaching posts predominantly in England, culminated in the highly effective leadership of a school that gained outstanding inspection grades against all quality indicators.

Sue relocated to the United Arab Emirates in 2008, where she chose to teach again in the Foundation Stage Department of Taaleem’s Dubai British School. While at Dubai British School her practice was rated outstanding by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau.

In 2010, with the opening of Taaleem's Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Sue was promoted to inaugural Principal and then Head of Primary.

Although experienced in teaching children of every primary age range, Sue has nurtured a particular passion for early years education throughout her long and distinguished career. She brings a wealth of experience to Dubai British Foundation and enjoys working with a supportive and highly motived faculty and administrative team in this new centre of excellence for the young children of the region.

Sue CarpenterPrincipal
Sharon StorrieActing Principal
Muireann gained a Bachelor of Education from Froebel College, Dublin, and a Higher Degree in Education from Trinity College, Dublin whilst also completing a postgraduate Degree in Educational Leadership. Muireann has enjoyed extensive professional development throughout the years, gaining numerous certificates in Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Education and Visual Arts Education. She has over twelve years of primary teaching experience and leadership experience, including Special Needs Education, English Language Support and Learning Support. Muireann joined DBF from Castaheany Educate Together National School, Dublin, where she held the position of Deputy Head Principal.