Arnelle Grundhoefer

Arnelle Grundhoefer is the Deputy Principal/Diploma Coordinator at GEMS World Academy (Singapore).  Arnelle is an education professional with over 17 years of international school experience in IB Schools. Arnelle has taught and held leadership roles in international schools in the United States, Ecuador, Mexico, Morocco and Thailand. 

Most recently, Arnelle served as Deputy Principal/Diploma Coordinator in an IB world school in Thailand. In Mexico, Arnelle was responsible for the implementation of the IB Diploma programme in a well-established international school.

Arnelle is an American attorney who practiced Immigration and Human Rights law, prior to working in the field of education. Arnelle is deeply committed and passionate about children’s rights issues.  Arnelle devoted the majority of her practice to defending children’s rights, and continues to volunteer with various international children’s rights organizations. 

Arnelle’s husband Timothy is a Secondary Years teacher and their children, Seara and Joshua, also attend GWA.