Lourdina Franco

Vice Principal & Head of Secondary School

From a young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.  My love for learning and enthusiasm for education has earned me 27 years of experience in education in the UAE and India.

21 years with GEMS has been a journey of learning and professional growth. I joined CIS, as a Humanities teacher and moved to varied roles such as Phase Leader, Faculty Leader, and GEMS Learning Coach. I was nominated as a recipient of the GEMS Core Value Teacher Award for two consecutive years and as one of the first Microsoft Expert teachers in the UAE.

I have been a member of the Senior Leadership team since 2013 in the capacity of the Head of Secondary at The Westminster School Dubai and CIS. Currently, I am the Vice-Principal and Head of Secondary at CIS.