Dr. Terry BurwellFounding Principal at Fifth Dimension Elementary School
Dr. Terry Burwell has been an educator for the past 29 years, and has been a Principal for the last 24 yrs. Terry is a past member of Ontario's Minister of Education, Minister's Principal Reference Group, who were tasked with advising the Minister of Education on matters related to policy and program affecting Ontario's school system. Having earned an Ed.D in Educational Leadership in 2017, Dr. Burwell retired from Ontario, Canada’s public school system having spent 26 wonderful years there. Upon retirement, he accepted a six-month contract with HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Misk Schools in Riyadh. Whilst there, he was recruited by Beaconhouse Al Khaleej International School in Sharjah where he recently completed a two-year contract. He is now the Founding Principal at Fifth Dimension Elementary School in Dubai; a STEM-focused, American Curriculum school.
In addition to his Principal duties, Dr. Burwell is a permanent online Adjunct Professor of Education with Queen's University Graduate School of Education in Canada where he teaches a wide variety of graduate level courses. His current research interests include mentoring beginning administrators, COVID-19's impact on school leadership, and COVID-19's impact on student achievement and well-being in the United Arab Emirates.