Riaz Rhemtulla is a Senior Education Officer in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the IIS and is responsible for communication and networking, and the implementation of the IIS secondary curriculum. Riaz also supports the STEP programme by occasionally lecturing, mentoring and supervising teachers in their teaching practices and research.
With a diverse background in drama/theatre, genetics and social work, Riaz joined the IIS as an Education Officer in 2000 to manage the teacher education programmes for the Ta‘lim primary education curriculum. Prior to joining the IIS, he worked for the Toronto District School Board in Canada for several years as a teacher and a teacher-educator at primary and secondary levels. Riaz completed an M.Ed. in Teacher Education from the University of Toronto, Canada. He holds an MA from the University of London's Institute of Education in Assessment and Evaluation, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral programme in the role of the performing arts, and Kathak dance in Islamic based religious education.