Who We Are

Alison Schofield and Francesca McGeary worked together as teaching colleagues for several years before setting up IngeniousEd. in 2008.  Both having been specialist educators, they found their niche in Dubai working as Educational Consultants.  They provided professional development programmes for teachers, supported private school owners in improving their teaching and learning standards, assisted in research projects with local Emirati students and designed educator training courses for the Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy and Research in Ras Al Khaimah.  Francesca and Alison also developed the concept for a locally-based children's developmental clinic in Dubai.  

After running IngeniousEd. for the past 8 years, both Alison  and Francesca have co-authored a unique book and global professional development programme for K-12 teachers called, Bilingual and Multilingual Learners from the Inside-Out:  Elevating Expertise in Classrooms and Beyond.  This Programme was launched at the IB Conference of the Americas in 2016 along with their online institute, the Institute for Educators of Bilingual and Multilingual Learners.

You can read more about Francesca and Alison in our Consultants section.