"Hello, my name is John McGrath and I am the Expo 2020 Champion as well as class teacher of 5L. I started at GEMS Founders in January 2021 and have been teaching for two years. I attained a degree in Music from the University of Wolverhampton and studied for my PGCE through Sunderland University. I originally come from Middlesbrough in the North-East of England and I am elated to be starting my international teaching career here in Dubai. I love to travel (having visited 24 countries) and speak French, Spanish and Portuguese. I enjoy singing and playing the piano in my spare time. I have a deep passion for education and engaging children in every aspect of school life. Academic success and personal growth enables every child to succeed and I take pride in being able to facilitate this. Expo 2020 is also an amazing opportunity for our children to realise their potential impact, not only on the UAE, but on the future of the world. The theme of ‘connecting minds, creating the future’ will enable children to transform their dreams and aspirations into the realities of tomorrow."