Our Team

Our Team

At The Hamilton International School, our guiding statements drive the School’s strategic decision making and development. When a student and their family join The Hamilton International School, we welcome the entire family, and a wonderful learning journey begins.

With a steadfast commitment to building great people, our exceptional teaching and support staff will deliver an excellent educational experience. This learning journey encompasses a rigorous curriculum, inspires innovation, provides diverse extra-curricular programs, and ensures unique local, regional and international experiences, and unrivalled student leadership and pastoral care.

Our students will be challenged to consider what it means to be successful. We will guide each student in their search for meaning in the world around them, and in their interactions with each other. The Hamilton International School has created specific programs and a diverse range of activities to enable students to develop a strong personal identity at every stage of their journey. At the same time, we encourage them to understand the significance of healthy relationships, ignite their passion, find their sense of purpose, and foster their potential with a healthy vision for their future.

“Our ultimate goal is to ignite their passion, encourage them to discover their purpose and realize their limitless potential.”

AllLeadership Team

Terry Senior

Founding Principal

Terry Senior

Founding Principal

Terry spent a majority of his years in New Zealand before deciding to accept an international leadership opportunity in Shanghai China, where he was the Principal for four years.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Education from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand and has been leading a fruitful career in education for over 28 years. He started his profession teaching in a small country school in New Zealand and quickly progressed to posts in several outstanding private schools. Since 2005, he transitioned from a classroom teaching and other leadership roles, to Founding Principal of a private school in New Zealand.

As the Founding Principal for the Hamilton International School, he believes it is the school of choice and his duty to lead the strategic vision of the establishment. He is committed to ensuring Hamilton’s vision is at the forefront of everything the team will do; Igniting students Passion, Purpose and Potential, central in all they do and what they promise to do.

Terry enjoys going to the gym, playing squash, reading and travelling. He has a very supportive wife and three school-age children who love life and enjoy all the opportunities their new home in Doha has to offer.

Ian Rinaldi

Head of Elementary

Ian Rinaldi

Head of Elementary

Ian grew up in the North West of England and spent the majority of his life there, until he embarked on his international educational journey.

Ian successfully completed a BA Hons with QTS in the UK and spent the first 7 years of his career working in Merseyside. He was an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team that drove the school to become ‘Outstanding’. It was during this time Ian was able to experience the sheer value of teaching and learning as the driving force behind school improvement and raising standards, culminating in local and regional awards.

In 2014, Ian moved to Singapore to develop leadership experience internationally. His time in Singapore was extremely successful and was the Deputy Head of Primary for an established international school. He is very passionate about supporting teachers and children to be the very best they can be and has led numerous teaching and leadership training events.

Ian is an experienced school leader and joins The Hamilton International School as the Head of Elementary. He is enthusiastic about providing the very best learning opportunity for every child and aims to build outstanding relationships within the school and community.

Ian is joined by his wife Heather and one year old son, Jack. In his spare, time he enjoys sports, travelling and reading, but his main passion outside of education is cooking. He cannot wait to attempt to create his version of the local delicacies in Doha.

Virginia Greene

Head of Admissions

Virginia Greene

Head of Admissions

Virginia Greene is originally from the USA and has lived and worked in Paris, Singapore, London and Dublin. The choice of moves to new cities was primarily to follow career and family obligations but each journey brought a wealth of new friends and new experiences that will always be treasured.

She believes that multi-cultured people and global citizens are the way of the future. Once you have time to explore and become involved in other cultures, the more you find everything to enjoy about other cultures.

After a successful career in advertising sales and marketing, Virginia returned to her first profession of school administration with a focus on customer-facing roles. For the past five years, Virginia has worked with international schools here in Doha for PR and Admissions and is delighted to join the vibrant, international community of committed educators in The Hamilton International School Doha.

It is Virginia’s firm belief that assisting families to find the right school for their children when relocating from abroad is one of the most rewarding parts of the Admissions Office’s role. A family’s successful transition into new school or into a new country can be a daunting task. It is rewarding to know that the Admissions team plays a helpful role is making the journey run smoothly.

Outside of school, the Greene family is busy with two teenaged children. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cinema and bridge.

Amal Basharahil

Senior Administrator

Amal Basharahil

Senior Administrator

Amal was born and raised in Singapore before relocating to Qatar 10 years ago.

She has always had a passion to work in schools and enjoys interacting with kids. She has worked in the Education field for the past 14 years both in Singapore and Doha. Before joining The Hamilton International School, she worked as a Purchasing Officer in an international school for nine years and subsequently as an Executive Secretary to the Head of School.

Loving the different mix of people here, Amal is currently taking on a third language, Arabic.

Amal is happiest when she is reading, shopping, travelling and watching Netflix with her family and friends.

Ashtar Saleh

Human Resources Manager

Ashtar Saleh

Human Resources Manager

Ashtar was born in Lebanon and raised in Qatar.

She holds a degree in Human Resources Management from Oxford and North Atlantic College-Qatar.

Ashtar has always had a passion for Human Resources Management within an education environment. In 2010, she joined the education sector as an HR Generalist for Taallum Educational Group in Qatar, working in all HR operations.

Being enthusiastic about providing high quality HR services to an organization as well as staff members, she is a people-oriented person, helping her a great deal in her chosen field of work.

Ashtar enjoys reading, travelling, listening to music and spending time with her family.

Carla Ang

Accountant

Carla Ang

Accountant

Born and raised in the Philippines with Visayan roots, Carla studied and graduated from the University of San Carlos in Cebu City with a degree in Accounting.

After seven years in the Philippines, she chose to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2011 and subsequently made the move to Doha in 2013.

In 2019, The Hamilton International School welcomed her on-board.

Carla enjoys the beach, loves to swim and sunset watching. Being a mother to two boys keeps her more than active.

Mohamed Basiouny

Facilities Manager

Mohamed Basiouny

Facilities Manager

Mohammad was born and raised in the Land of Pharos (Egypt), and graduated with a B.A. degree in Mass Communication in 2010.

He began a new chapter when he moved to Qatar a few years ago. He’s very passionate about making even the smallest connections matter, hence choosing to go into facilities management in Doha’s finest schools five years ago.

He enjoys playing football, horse riding and travelling the world. Mohamed loves to spend time with his parents and friends.

Samir Ahmed

Admissions and Communication Manager

Samir Ahmed

Admissions and Communication Manager

Samir was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt before relocating to Qatar with his family.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a post-graduate qualification in Law Studies, as well. He started his career eight years ago in the admissions and marketing department within the international schools in Qatar, giving him an exceptional outlook towards the local education system and curricula.

He enjoys supporting parents and students in their learning adventure, especially with The Hamilton International School’s growing community.

Samir enjoys spending his free time with his 3-year-old son, as well as playing football and exercising his singing voice.

Sara Bazian

Registrar

Sara Bazian

Registrar

Sara Bazian was born and raised in Jordan before relocating to Qatar with her husband.

She holds a Business Administration Degree from the British College in Jordan. Through her exceptional work ethic and passion for education, she worked herself up to the Head of Administration at Taallum Group, carrying the position for 17 years.

During her free time, Sara enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three daughters, as well as exploring the world however way she can.

Angela Leite

Music Teacher

Angela Leite

Music Teacher

Angela is a passionate Music Educator who spent the last eleven years teaching in prestigious schools in Portugal and recently Doha. Her music students have won national and international prizes in competitions such as the Qatar Music Competition and Strings Category (Violin).

Her students have always achieved great marks in ABRSM and GCSE Exams.

She holds a Masters Degree in Music Education, Violin Performance and Teaching Training from Aveiro University. She has conducted workshops about Suzuki’s Methodology, Rolland’s Strings Methodology and, most recently, El Sistema Methodology.

Angela started her music education at the age of 4, and at 11 years old, was accepted into the best Music School in Portugal - ARTAVE. She was the concert master at Aveiro University Orchestra and was invited to play with professional orchestras like Beiras Philarmonic Orchestra, Guimarães Orchestra and more. She has also performed in the best concert houses in Portugal, Europe and Asia as an orchestra and chamber music member.

She brings her passion for music to The Hamilton International School, ensuring every child experiences music in an empowering way.

Angela loves spending her free time exploring the world with her husband, researching, and caring about the world environment. She is also a foodie.

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