The Teach to Lead Summit Will be held during 4-5 October 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

An initiative of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Connected Community in the GCC, the Teach to Lead Summit seeks to allow participating teachers, principals, department heads, and supporting organizations to:

  • Share ideas and best practices and learn from examples of existing teacher leadership efforts;
  • Identify common challenges and create concrete, actionable teacher leadership plans to address them locally;
  • Network and build relationships with other educators and leaders in their region; and
  • Identify promising ideas for follow-up support through future engagement events.

Teacher Leadership Summits are two-day regional convenings to help spotlight and advance the groundbreaking, teacher-led work that is happening in schools across the region. During a summit, teams of educators convene to think deeply about a problem of practice – an idea for how to improve learning in their school or country context – and to work as a team to plan solutions. 

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Teacher Leader Speaker: Evo Hannan

Evo Hannan is one of the Middle East’s leading innovators in education. Innately driven by his desire to create positive change and a passion for technology, Evo began teaching Design and Technology at a top UK grammar school before moving to Dubai: a city renowned for its pioneering innovation, design and architecture. His passion for design and innovation developed further after partnering with some of the region’s leading multinational companies, enabling students to experience the benefits of collaborating with global enterprises.

Evo is currently the Spark Tank Coordinator at Dwight School Dubai. He continues to develop new ideas and leads a collective of innovative educators called ‘Innovation X’. He is also a TEDx speaker, the founder of ‘Teacher Society’, a global education community that promotes teacher well-being and professional development, the creator of the #INN4SDGs initiative and the One Education project.



Our Summit location is Dunecrest American School.

Books and Resources

Igniting Teacher Leadership: How do I empower my teachers to lead and learn? (ASCD Arias)

ASCD Teacher Leadership Resources:

GCC ASCD Steering Committee and Contact Information

Kevin Simpson KDSL Global in the United Arab Emirates; Founder

Ashley Green ASCD Emerging Leader

Dan Pardy Qatar Foundation Schools; District Coordinator of 21st Century Learning 

Minette Finney American United School of Kuwait; Gifted and Talented Coordinator and Grade 5 Teacher

Amy O’Meara Life Meant International

Scott Farber A-List Education in the USA

Sean Walmsley American International School in Riyadh; iLearning Coach

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