Jaya Bhavnani

Founding Executive Director - Dwight Global Online School, MYP Coordinator - Dwight School Dubai

Ms. Jaya Bhavnani is the Founding Executive Director of Dwight Global Online School and IB Coordinator at Dwight School Dubai. She spearheads the Rahhal program - the innovative Dubai 10X initiative  in collaboration with the Dwight campuses.

Ms. Bhavnani came to Dwight NY in 2010 with extensive experience in international education in public and private schools in India, Oman, Chile and the UAE.


Ms. Bhavnani is actively involved with the International Baccalaureate as a Workshop Leader, Site Evaluator, Consultant, Examiner and Curriculum Reviewer. She is the Lead Facilitator for the Group 5 and Continuum Online Workshops in the Diploma Programme.

She serves on the Evaluation Team for the Council for International Schools. She has served as a frequent guest contributor for professional development and curriculum alignment and review. 

She holds a BS in Education and Physics and a MS in Mathematics. She has an interest for learning languages and internationalism. 

Ms. Jaya Bhavnani was honored with the Outstanding Contribution in Education 2019 GESS Award.


A passionate educator, Jaya continues to be passionate about promoting innovative and entrepreneurial skills to our young leaders!