Mark Gardner is the MYP / IGCSE Curriculum Coordinator and joined GEMS World Academy (Singapore) in August 2015. Mark has 19 years of teaching experience, including 9 years in an international setting.
In the United Kingdom Mark began his teaching career specialising in two subject areas: Leisure and Tourism Management and Geography. During this time he served as a Curriculum Leader and Head of Department.
Since 2006 Mark has worked in the Middle East, including posts in Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE. Initially working as a teacher of Geography, he progressed quickly into curriculum management, gaining experience in supporting all subject departments in the introduction of the IB MYP. Most recently, Mark served as the MYP / IGCSE Coordinator at an international school in Dubai, successfully leading it through the IB candidacy and authorisation process to become an IB World School.
In addition to working in schools, Mark’s teaching experience has also included contributing to the training programme for volunteers in supporting the delivery of the Commonwealth Games and he has worked as an external moderator for vocational programmes in the UK.
Mark is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator and administrator who brings with him a passion for student-centred teaching and learning and a commitment to the highest standards in education.