Head of Individuals & Societies
Mr. Rooney is an enthusiastic educator, who is passionate about the IB. After reading History and Politics at university, Mr. Rooney travelled extensively discovering new cultures before returning to the UK. In his teaching career spanning a decade, he has taught MYP Individuals and Societies, DP Global Politics, Theory of Knowledge, A Level History, GCSE Business, and Geography. He also holds an M.A. in International Education and is working towards a certificate in Senior Leadership with University College London. Before joining GIS, Mr. Rooney was teaching in his native England having returned there from teaching at an international school in Thailand. Having been at the school for five years now, Mr. Rooney has helped to embed multiple initiatives in Secondary and has led multiple serve related trips to the USA, Nepal and Cambodia as well as arranging local trips within the UAE.