About the Teachers


Mrs. D’cruz is from the United States but grew up in the Middle East.  After studying in the US, she wanted to come back home, so she moved back to Dubai! This is her sixth year at UAS – she was previously known as Ms. Blough but officially changed her name to Mrs. D’cruz after her wedding in March.

  • Favorite colors – purple
  • Favorite food – hummos
  • Favorite drink – chai
  • Favorite children’s book – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
  • Hobbies – going to the beach, traveling and cooking
  • Birthday – April 29th

Mrs. Jaya is from India and has lived in Dubai for 3 years with her husband and son.

  • Favorite color – red
  • Favorite food – fried rice
  • Favorite drink – apple juice
  • Favorite children’s book – The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Hobbies – reading books
  • Birthday – June 24th
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