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Meet Vlad Gogelescu : Our new Dean of Enrichment

14 July 2021

Vlad Gogelescu joins the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad as the new Dean of Enrichment.

A Law graduate from Romania, he qualified as a teacher in the UK, where he spent the first seven years of his teaching career. After teaching Law and coordinating the social studies team at a UK college, he moved to Nigeria where he taught Geography. The following four years at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, where he was Leadership and CAS Coordinator and piloted Global Politics as a new IB subject, really changed his perspective on education and made him understand the impact we have on the people and the world around us.

Following three more years at the International School of Amsterdam as CAS Coordinator and Global Politics and Individuals and Societies teacher he moved back to his native country. In Romania, he spent the last two years teaching Social Studies and being a curriculum developer in a school that focuses on experiential learning. Additionally, he worked as an Educational Manager for twelve heads of public schools, of an economically deprived area, in an effort to improve education in their institutions. 

Personally, having already worked at Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, he always found the mission of the Academies in line with his personal beliefs and the roles we have as educators. He belives he has a clear focus on academic excellence and nurturing future ethical leaders with an understanding of local complexities but with the international-mindedness necessary to address global issues is essential if we are to change the world around us for the better. 

He sees the enrichment programme as a key factor in the development of students' leadership skills, through integration in the curriculum, rich opportunities for experiential learning, and as a promoter of wellbeing and self-confidence. As Dean of Enrichment, he hopes to work with the whole community to promote holistic development and instill in students a desire for lifelong learning, ready to fulfill the mission of our institution. 

He hopes to be able to contribute to a culture where the students are motivated to discover the fields they excel in and encourage them to progress, but, at the same time, are willing to try new challenges in areas they never thought they could perform.