Ruairi Cunningham

Diploma Programme Coordinator

Mr. Cunningham is from Ireland, and has been teaching internationally for over fourteen years . He is married with two young children who enjoy attending GIS. Mr. Cunningham has a BA in History and Politics (Northumbria, UK), a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Education (Bath, UK), and a Postgraduate Diploma Educational Leadership (Derby, UK). Prior to joining GIS, he held a leadership position in SE Asia as Head of Sixth Form, and has extensive experience teaching Cambridge A - Levels. Mr. Cunningham is the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator and Global Politics Teacher at Gems International School, Al Khail. Alongside the coordination of the diploma programme, Mr. Cunningham is an IB Examiner for Global Politics & the Extended Essay, & IB Curriculum Review Team Member for DP Global Politics. When he is not working, Mr. Cunningham enjoys spending time with his family, reading history and politics, supporting Newcastle United FC, and has begun playing golf again after a long hiatus!

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