Founding Chairperson


Dr. (Mrs.) Rajni Kumar (1923- 2022


Former Chairperson (Springdales School Dubai)
Mrs Kumar will always be remembered for her vision to make education systems more humane, equitable, and relevant in an ever changing world.
At Springdales we will continue her legacy by using technology to link students globally and by identifying and celebrating every students hidden talent whether it is academic prowess, artistic performance, public speaking or through a variety of sporting endeavors.


Our Board of Governors


Dr. Anand


Springdales is owned and operated by Springdales School LLC. The Founder Dr. Navjit Singh Anand, who is himself, a Springdalian and student of Dr. Rajni Kumar. As a successful entrepreneur and businessman, Dr. Anand’s passion is to give back to society through providing affordable, high-quality education to the community, giving the same start and opportunity to tomorrow’s leaders as he received himself as a boy at Springdales.


Mrs. Jasmine Anand


Knowledge is a wealth that empowers like none other. Educating young minds to equip them for the present complex, competitive and evolving world is an arduous task. But the path, no matter how grueling, is the mission which Springdales has set out to achieve. Our aim is not just to produce an educated child, but a student enlightened with moral and ethical values and the confidence to challenge injustice and the accepted wisdom that can lead to discrimination.


Dr.(Mrs.) Jyoti Bose


Springdales School Dubai will provide the essence of a Springdalian education – combining academic excellence, world-class facilities, an internationalist perspective and co-curricular activities to ensure the all round development of each student.


Rory Galvin

Board of Governors

Rory Galvin has spent 22 years working in international education, 15 of them as a senior leader in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has experience in UK, American and International Baccalaureate programmes with his last post was as founding Secondary Principal at one of Dubai's leading IB schools.

A certified BSO inspector, he has led accreditation drives in schools linked to various bodies such as the IB, CIS and NEASC, and has had substantial experience supporting pre-inspection initiatives in schools.


Mr. Zubair Ahmad


Zubair is a postgraduate –Master of Business Administration, a senior Professional with 20+ years of diversified experience in the field of Strategic Planning, Project management, School Operations & Administration, Human Resources and Quality Assurance.
He holds Twittan Certification from Adiyta Birla Group and Member Connect Certification from Netscape, New York. In India he has spent most of his career years with “The Indian Express group and Network 18” which are among the biggest Brands of the country. An independent Consultant for Health & Safety, Child protection and Safeguarding.

Part of the core Team for Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport for Springdales School, Dubai. His close association with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in his various capacities has helped him to contribute to the School Operation Models both in India and in UAE.


Dr. Bharti Gautam

Board of Governors

Dr. Bharti Gautam is an academician with credentials in the field of Management, Humanities and Entrepreneurship. In her career as an educationist, she has been associated in various capacities with various Management and Technical institutions.


Dr. Brian Gray

Board of Governors

Dr. Brian possesses degrees in teaching, special education, leadership and management and a doctorate in education. He has been a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, director of teaching and learning, assistant principal, principal across three schools and principal advisor both in Australia and the United Arab Emirates for the past seven years.


Altaf Hussein Fakrudhin

Board of Governors

Dedicated technopreneur who is trying to change the way business is done using the technology. Founder of Ci Corp Digital Marketing company and AED 1 Web Hosting company.

Transforming brands into industry leaders through strategic campaigns and innovative solutions

Knowledge is something that has to be shared to keep it fresh. I do my bit by conducting training sessions and having technical conversations with colleagues and social groups and being active in several internet discussion boards and support portals.