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.”

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Terry Senior

Principal

Terry Senior

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.

Rebecca Gough

Head of Secondary

Rebecca Gough

Head of Secondary

Rebecca Gough was born in England and has spent many years in teaching and leadership positions in the Midlands, before relocating to Qatar in 2012.

Having always been passionate about sport and math, Rebecca secured a place at Loughborough University and graduated with a BSc Joint Honours in Physical Education, Sports Science and Mathematics, followed by a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She is currently completing her National Professional Qualification for Headship.

Rebecca has spent most of her teaching career in middle and senior leadership positions. Prior to moving to Qatar, she enjoyed success in the roles of Subject Leader and Assistant Headteacher. It was within these roles that her passion for leadership grew, founded in the desire to ensure the best possible outcomes and experiences for young people. In Qatar Rebecca has worked in both pastoral and academic leadership positions.

As Head of Secondary, her vision is to prepare our students for the future, fostering positive relationships, igniting passion and a love of learning. She is committed to developing the whole child by hoping to provide a wide range of outstanding opportunities to our students, that within and outside of the curriculum.

Rebecca enjoys playing netball, going to the gym, reading, and travelling. Much of her time outside of school is spent with her family and helping her own children fulfil their passions for sport and drama.

Breegeen Doherty

Head of Inclusion

Breegeen Doherty

Head of Inclusion

Breegeen grew up in a small seaside town in County Donegal, Ireland before relocating to the UK to finish her Education. She holds a BA (QTS) Hons Degree with a specialisation in the Advanced Study of the Early Years from Liverpool Hope University, UK.

Breegeen has worked in education for over 12 years in a range of year groups and settings. She started her career as a 4th Grade teacher before gaining experience in an educational unit for children with severe & profound special needs, an extremely rewarding but challenging experience. She then spent 6 years teaching in the early year’s department before establishing an Early Intervention Preschool for children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

To date, she has spent most of her teaching career working with the youngest year groups and feels enthusiastic about giving the children in her care their very first experience of school life. Breegeen encourages her pupils to challenge themselves and, with gentle guidance, become the very best they can be.

Breegeen has completed a wealth of Continued Professional Development courses – more recently focusing on learning styles, positive behaviour strategies and communication techniques.

As parents to three young daughters, Breegeen and her husband Darren enjoy trips to the park, keeping active, reading and spending time together. She has also been involved in fundraisers, helping to raise money for a Cancer Charity.

Kate Matthews

Assistant Head of Elementary

Kate Matthews

Assistant Head of Elementary

Having grown up in a rural village in Norfolk in the United Kingdom, Kate sought a career in international education. She began working as a teaching assistant before going on to study for a BA in Educational Studies. She gained a Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education which focused on Early Years, Key Stage One, and Special Education. In 2014, following a period of travel, Kate settled in the Middle East to begin her teaching career.

Since then, Kate has continually sought to develop her understanding of children’s development and has found this to be a motivator to enter into leadership roles. Alongside teaching in Early Years, Kate has enjoyed the experience gained as Early Years Coordinator in two schools in Qatar.

Kate is committed to providing appropriate levels of pastoral care together with high expectations of pupils and considers these to be essential for each individual’s true academic success and holistic growth. Further to her passion for the Early Years, Kate is enthusiastic to promote lifelong learning and recently achieved distinction level in an MSc in International Development. She is positively engaged in the promotion of anti-racism and environmental issues within education.

Kate believes strongly in applying a partnership approach to the support of parents and carers. She very much looks forward to getting to know and working with the families at Hamilton International School in the exciting new role of Assistant Head of Elementary.

Kate enjoys traveling, dragon boating, and trips to the beach with her dog, Rizzo.

Christopher Perry

Assistant Head of Secondary

Christopher Perry

Assistant Head of Secondary

Chris was born in England but grew up in North Wales before attending the University of Sheffield and eventually settling in Cheshire, where he and his wife, Corrine, had two daughters, both of whom attend The Hamilton International School.

Chris has a BA (Hons) in Biblical Theology but has a wide range of work experience, including the charity sector, technical support, and sales. After several years working in the private sector, Chris was dissatisfied career-wise so he trained as a teacher and he hasn’t looked back once! He enjoyed success at his first school as a Head of Department, Head of Year, and being tasked with establishing a brand new subject in the school. Subsequently, Chris was appointed as Assistant Headteacher in Stockport for Key Stage 4 pastoral. After this, he and his family decided that they wanted to experience life abroad and in 2018 was appointed Deputy Head of Pastoral at a large International School in Doha.

Chris is passionate about education that reaches and teaches the whole child and is particularly keen to support teachers in training and in their early careers. He has been invited to speak to trainee teachers and mentored NQTs and RQTs. Chris also enjoys writing blogs on all aspects of teaching and educational leadership.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time adventuring with his family and plays rugby for Doha Rugby Club. He also enjoys cycling and cooking.

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 children. 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.

Amal is currently taking on a third language, Arabic.

Amal enjoys reading, shopping, travelling and watching Netflix with her family and friends.

Kubeshni Naicker

Finance and Administration Manager

Kubeshni Naicker

Finance and Administration Manager

Kubeshni hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, and relocated to Qatar in 2018. She started her career 26 years ago as a Finance intern which developed into an impressive career in Finance. Kubeshni is a current CPA Australia member and holds a BCom degree with a specialization in Financial Management. In 2010 Kubeshni reached the pinnacle of her career as Finance Director at Capacity Outsourcing, a division of Adcorp Holdings, where she stayed for several years. In 2018 whilst holding the position of Group Finance Manager Shared Services, she was offered a position at The Blue Group, a Sports Retail giant in Qatar where she developed her Financial Management Skills further over the past 3 years.

Kubeshni gives gratitude for her impressive career to the spiritual path that she has followed for most of her life coupled with life coaching and self-development. She is inspired by mentors like Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Abraham Hicks, just to name a few, who inspire her to be a better version of herself than yesterday, and even a better version of herself than she is today and the best version of herself than she is tomorrow. Her passion for self-development and the development of the large teams she has managed within the Finance departments is what motivates her to lead and mentor them to think out of the box and always reach for the stars.

Kubeshni loves to cook and has a flair for shopping for designer handbags and sneakers.

Marilou Flores

Senior Accountant

Marilou Flores
Marilou Flores

Marilou Flores

Senior Accountant

Thouraya El Bouz

Head of Admissions & Marketing

Thouraya El Bouz

Head of Admissions & Marketing

Thouraya grew up in Lebanon before moving to Qatar 10 years ago to start a family with her husband. Thouraya holds a Bachelor of Education from the Lebanese University, and she has been in the education field for the past 12 years. She is bilingual speaking both Arabic and English.

Thouraya enjoys working in schools, with parents and families. She is passionate about learning and believes that high quality international education is key to a better society. Her father is a school Principal, a passionate educator; therefore, she grew up to follow his lead!

Thouraya is a mom of two boys, that keep her busy all the time. She enjoys humor, chocolate, exploring new places and spending time with her family and friends.

Roua G Youssef

Registrar

Roua G Youssef

Registrar

Ms. Youssef was born in Amiens in France and moved to Lebanon at an early age.

She holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from University Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in Italy, and a BA in Political Science International Affairs from the Lebanese American University in Lebanon.

She speaks English, French and Arabic fluently.

Ms. Youssef has always had a passion for learning and has been working in education for the past years. She started her career with humanitarian work and enjoyed working in community service projects in Lebanon and Switzerland. She joined the United Nations in August 2016, where she was exposed to many nationalities, learning a lot during her experience abroad as well as helping refugees in Lebanon.

Ms. Youssef was a member, secretary and a trainer in the Lebanese Red Cross- Youth Department, she offered Humanitarian Values Presentations to three to sixteen years old children and conducted educational targeted activities to spread awareness among children.

Ruby Philip

HR Assistant

Ruby Philip

HR Assistant

Asly Mohamed

Senior Accountant

Asly Mohamed

Senior Accountant

Sara Jamal

Events & Social Media Officer

Sara Jamal

Events & Social Media Officer

Ms. Jamal was born and raised in Lebanon before relocating to Qatar in 2018.

She holds a degree in Communication Arts, Radio/Tv & filmmaking from Notre Dame University – Louaize – Lebanon.
Ms. Jamal has always had passion for photography and marketing within an education environment.

She has worked as a video editor, assistant director, assistant producer, Art director and many more positions in the film industry back in Lebanon.

Oana Mandu

Admissions Officer

Oana Mundu
Oana Mundu

Oana Mandu

Admissions Officer

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.

Walid AndelAlim Hamid

PRO

Walid AndelAlim Hamid PRO
Walid AndelAlim Hamid PRO

Walid AndelAlim Hamid

PRO

Mark Nieveras

IT Officer

Mark Nieveras

IT Officer

Mr. Nieveras was born in Quezon City, Philippines and relocated to Doha in 2012.

He holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Mapúa University, a premiere engineering university in the Philippines.

Mr. Nieveras has worked in the field of IT for more than 8 years, starting his career as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies.

He loves to support students and staff, teaching them more about the latest technology at Hamilton.

Jayser Caban

IT Assistant

Jayser Caban

IT Assistant

Mr.Caban was born in Saudi Arabia, but moved to and grew up in Qatar.

Mr. Caban graduated as a Network and Systems Administrator from the College of North Atlantic – Qatar, with a President’s Award and Academic Excellence. He always had an inclination for the IT field and has shared his knowledge with the peers in his program by working as a Peer Tutor in the college.

Leonila Igama

School Nurse

Leonila Igama
Leonila Igama

Leonila Igama

School Nurse

MA. Frecia M Jayagan

School Nurse

MA. Frecia M Jayagan

School Nurse

Ms. Jayagan is a registered Nurse in the Philippines and in Qatar. She grew up in the Southern part of the Philippines called Davao City in the island of Mindanao. She completed her degree in 2006 from San Pedro College, Davao City, Philippines and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She has been in the profession for more than 14 years and has experience in the different fields of nursing.

Ms. Jayagan started her career as a general nurse and worked in a tertiary hospital in her native country. She then went abroad as Medical Nurse in Armed Forces Medical Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for two years before moving to Doha Qatar. Prior joining Hamilton International School, she was leading the nurses, handling the vaccination clinic and working as a Pediatric Nurse at the same time. She is specialized in adult and children’s vaccination administration.

Ms. Jayagan’s experience has shaped her to become professionally and personally sound individual and she has the willingness and desire to learn new things that can develop her full potential as a nurse.

Katrina Chaplin

School Receptionist

Katrina Chaplin
Katrina Chaplin

Katrina Chaplin

School Receptionist

Ms. Chaplin grew up in Perth, Western Australia, where she was an accomplished young equestrian competing in several state championships. Her professional experience spans over 20 years in the legal, wholesale distribution, local government and building sectors. While she found that she excelled in the wholesale distribution sector, she decided to focus on working in education field.

Ms. Chaplin relocated with her family to Qatar and is enjoying the unique cultural diversity that Doha has to offer. She looks forward to building relationships with colleagues and parents in her role at Hamilton.

Sarra Bellaaj

Admin Assistant

Sarra Bellaaj

Admin Assistant

Ms. Bellaaj is a Tunisian that was born and raised in the Middle East. Graduated from the University of Jordan with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. During her university days, she competed in national and international entrepreneurship competitions.

She has Worked in Jordan before to Qatar in 2021. With passion and enthusiasm she is now pursuing her career at the Hamilton International School, as an administrator.

She is bilingual, speaking English and Arabic.

Nicolaas le Roux

Facilities Manager

Nicolaas Le Roux
Nicolaas Le Roux

Nicolaas le Roux

Facilities Manager

Mr. le Roux was born and raised in South Africa before relocating to Qatar 5 years ago. He has alson spent time living and working in New Zealand and England.

He has always had a passion towards working in education facilities and enjoys interacting with Educators. He has worked in the education field for the past 5 years In Qatar.

Before joining The Hamilton International School, He worked at two international schools in Doha.
He is fluent in both Afrikaans and English, Mr. Le Roux has also has been involved in coaching Rugby, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics and off road technical driving.

Samah Ghanem

Modern Languages Teacher

Samah Ghanem

Modern Languages Teacher

Samah lived, worked, and studied in Spain, the USA, Egypt, and Qatar.

Samah is a passionate linguist and a US-certified educator with more than 15 years of experience in language pedagogy and secondary education. Before Hamilton, she taught for 4 years in middle school and 9 years in high school with a focus on IBDP courses. She is currently a member of the International Baccalaureate Educator Network (IBEN).

In her free time, Samah enjoys sports, traveling, reading, and all forms of art.

Fatine Lassri

Modern Languages Teacher

Fatine Lassri

Modern Languages Teacher

Fatine grew up in Morocco, which is a Francophone country, and speaks fluent French, English, and Arabic.

Fatine Laasri is a passionate senior French teacher with over 15 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in French Didactic and Interculturalism as well as having enrolled in a range of diverse specific training in teaching and education to enhance her teaching skills. Being a multilingual person raised in a multicultural environment, she has a passion for working with and can empathize with students from very different backgrounds and go beyond cultural and language barriers.

Since 2008, she has cumulated an extensive variety of experience in teaching the French language in different institutions such as the French Institute, Qatar University, and Qatar International School. In addition, she has occupied the position of Student Support Coordinator at the Foundation Program in Qatar University and worked closely with students giving them support and guidance in their careers.

Fatine is a keen teacher who enjoys new technology in her lessons to engage students actively in their learning and organizes an after-school French club to help pupils who want some support and encouragement to achieve the best standard of their work and build their confidence and enjoyment of the language.

In her free time outside of school, she enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family trying the succulent dishes of Moroccan cuisine, known for its diverse culinary tastes. She is an avid cat lover and loves to feed strays cats.

Alvaro Rubio

Modern Languages Teacher

Alvaro Rubio
Alvaro Rubio

Alvaro Rubio

Modern Languages Teacher

Alan Crean

Math Teacher

Alan Crean

Math Teacher

Alan was born and raised in Ireland before starting his teaching career in the UK. He is a caring and understanding teacher who goes the extra mile for all of his students.

Alan is a qualified teacher in both math and PE and has taught both subjects for many years in England. He attended university in Ireland, trained in a several schools there, as well as, opting to study for 1 year in the US at the University of Michigan where he gained experience in the US curriculum.

Making math relatable to students is one of Alan’s main aims. He likes to have interesting activities, fun projects and real life problems integrated into his lessons to foster his students’ love of math. Don’t be surprised if Alan takes math outside of the classroom as he likes to challenge his students to investigate math problems around the school grounds which leads to physical activity and a high level of engagement in learning.

Alan is passionate about sport and, when he isn’t watching Manchester United, he is participating in sport. He loves Gaelic football and is a member of Qatar GAA here in Doha. He also enjoys scuba diving, reading and cooking.

William Curneen

Math Teacher

William Curneen
William Curneen

William Curneen

Math Teacher

Jodie Wills

Science Teacher

Jodie Wills

Science Teacher

Jodie was born in Worcestershire, England. She graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University, with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science. She then completed her PGCE at the University of Sunderland, to enable her to fulfill her lifelong desire to become a teacher.

Jodie enjoys leading by example in the classroom and strives to be a strong, positive role model. She is dedicated to building relationships with her students that will help them to become the best that they can be, in all aspects of their lives. She believes that students are a unique lantern awaiting a spark to ignite their natural passion for learning. As an educator, she accepts it is her responsibility to spark the flame of knowledge that will illuminate their future.

She focuses on creating a warm, welcoming and safe environment, where each student can have the opportunity to experience success and progress. She loves to encourage her students to look beyond the four walls of the classroom and view the world around them as a place of learning and discovery. By doing this, she hopes to install in them the desire to become lifelong learners.

For the last eleven years, she has worked in an international school in Dubai, UAE, where she has taught General Science and IBDP Biology. Whilst in Dubai, Jodie organised several international school educational trips. These have included a NASA space camp trip in Huntsville, USA and a Disneyland Paris trip, France.
Jodie has a passion for travel and has been to over sixty countries. She loves to meet new people from all over the world, experiencing local foods and local cultures.

Jodie holds an excellent sporting background having once been a semi professional footballer in the UK. She has coached numerous football teams over the years and has had notable success in the UAE. In her previous school she coached both the girls football and rounder’s teams to become National League Champions.

Devon Brittle

English Teacher

Devon Brittle

English Teacher

Hayley Stephens

English Teacher

Hayley Stephens

English Teacher

Hayley grew up in Australia and has taught in both Australia and Dubai before moving to Qatar.

Hayley holds a double Bachelors's Degree; a Bachelor's of Education (Secondary) Bachelor's of Creative Industries.

During her 14 years as an educator, she has gained an understanding of the importance of assisting students through a holistic approach to education to reach their full potential. She has learned the importance of a strong and supportive school community and has found that students benefit from enthusiastic and dedicated teaching staff.

Hayley strives to incorporate technology into every lesson as well as cater to every students’ preferred learning style.

Kayleigh Fouche

ICT Teacher

Kayleigh Fouche

ICT Teacher

Kayleigh grew up in a small town near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Kayleigh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Further Education and Training where she majored in Biology and Mathematical Literacy. She is bilingual speaking both English and Afrikaans. She has an innate affinity for languages and is currently developing her proficiency in Arabic as she continues her journey in Qatar.

Kayleigh has started her teaching career in South Africa before she relocated to Qatar in 2017. Her wealth of experience developed over six years of teaching has seen her facilitate different subject areas including Sciences, Environmental Management, and Mathematics. Kayleigh would describe herself as someone that can adapt easily to most environments as she enjoys interacting with people, building relationships with her students, and finding new ways to adapt her teaching strategies to facilitate her learners.

Kayleigh has had the opportunity to serve as a Head of Year for two years consecutively. This has taught her that no challenge is too big and that no sailor learned how to sail in calm seas. However, it was a privilege to see the success of her students and hopes that they will remember her words of wisdom.

Kayleigh has a strong passion for netball and enjoys diving, snorkeling, traveling, the occasional painting, and carbohydrates in her own time.

Zainab Mohomodhossen

ICT Teacher

Zainab Mohomodhossen

ICT Teacher

Ross Gibbons

Design Technology / ICT Teacher

Ross Gibbons

Design Technology / ICT Teacher

Ross is from Galway, a small city on Ireland’s west coast.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Furniture Design and Manufacture from GMIT Letterfrack, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and another in Innovation Management from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Ross is an internationally experienced teacher, having taught in Ireland, Wales, South Korea and Qatar. He has also held leadership positions in education, including Director of Studies with MLI International Schools. He believes his role in teaching is to effect change and make a difference by helping each student find their creative side. He aims to inspire all learners, especially those who may be taking their first tentative steps in design and technology by using a humanistic approach in his classroom. Ross promotes a collaborative and student-centered learning classroom culture, an encouraging environment for each student to challenge themselves and gain self-confidence. He believes it is important for young learners to develop their emotions, allowing for constructive criticism and self-reflecting without the fear of making mistakes.

Outside of the classroom, Ross is a committee member of both the Qatar Irish Society and Qatar Gaelic football club. His other interests include soccer, swimming, scuba diving, travelling and woodworking.

Fiona Dixon

EAL Teacher

Fiona Dixon

EAL Teacher

Fiona grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a BSc in Psychology from Queens University, Belfast and a Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Fiona started her career in Education as a Teaching Assistant, which sparked her interest in special educational needs. Pursuing her interest in special educational needs, she worked in roles to include an advisory teacher for children with Autism and a learning support teacher for children in mainstream schools. Since completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Education, she has worked as a class teacher for 7 years.

Fiona strives to ensure all children achieve their full potential. She is passionate about enabling children to become lifelong learners. She believes creating a challenging yet supportive learning environment which meets individual learning needs and providing creative and fun learning activities, helps children to become independent learners and thinkers and excites a passion for learning in children.

In her spare time Fiona enjoys keeping fit and leads an active lifestyle. She enjoys CrossFit and playing netball. She enjoys traveling to see different parts of the world and learning about different cultures.

Eliza Devon

PE Teacher

Eliza Devon

PE Teacher

Eliza grew up in São Paulo, Brazil where she completed her BA in Physical Education at the Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (University of the city of Sao Paulo) and later a post graduation in Swimming at the same university. Eliza is currently studying a second postgraduate diploma in Sports Nutrition.

Eliza worked in Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina states in Brazil as a Swimming teacher, where she had the privilege of training and working alongside the FINA awarded World best Swimming coach as well as amazing national swimmers. Later on, she moved to Malaysia where she taught PE and swimming as extracurricular activities for 2 years at several different international schools in Kuala Lumpur. As a physical education teacher, she has worked in Malaysia, Qatar, and China so far where she has enjoyed learning about different cultures and experiencing the different foods and celebrations that are on offer.

Recently married, Eliza and her husband, a primary school teacher, together with their lovely dog Oscar, enjoy long walks in the park or at the beach. She enjoys keeping herself active playing Rugby and Netball and is a huge fan of Darts.

Faten Hamzeh

PE Teacher

Faten Hamzeh

PE Teacher

Faten is a passionate educational leader and a well–rounded inspirational educator with professional experience of over 18 years. She worked in several International Schools in Doha, as Head of Electives Department, School Athletic Coordinator, Head of PE Department, Grade(s) Level Representative, PE/Site Coordinator, PE and Health Teacher, Basketball Referee, Basketball Coach, Athletic Coach, Aerobic Trainer, and Gymnastic Trainer.

Faten has a Bachelors's License in the Faculty of Pedagogy in Physical Education, along with Level 7 Certification in Education and Leadership, Project Management Professional (PMP) training, and several Coaching/Referees certifications & training in different sports throughout her career.

Since winning her first running race as a child in her village, she is still keeping her winning streak as every year her students are outperforming in many school and National level competitions in different sports. A large number of her students are continuing their journey of success in their universities and even in their professional lives.

Faten is keen on getting to know her students each personally, to help them identify and nurture their abilities to get ready for what life has to offer.

As a parent of a 12-year-old daughter ‘Katia’, she takes absolute pride in her daughter’s capabilities. Katia is an impressive athlete and she represented Qatar in multiple national and international gymnastics competitions.

Tom Wood

PE Teacher

Tom Wood

PE Teacher

Tom grew up in Rugby, a market town in the middle of England- which is the birthplace of Rugby Football.

Tom holds a BA Honours in Physical Education and Outdoor Education from Leeds Beckett University. During his time at university, he was the Men’s Rowing Captain- winning the most improved sports club of the year.

Before starting his teacher training, Tom worked in an American Summer camp creating an Outdoor Survival Skills program. He also spent time traveling through New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia. Tom loves to explore new places. He is always amazed by the power of sport and how it is embedded throughout different cultures.

After completing his teacher training, Tom taught in the UK for three years before moving out to Qatar in 2020. Whilst in the UK he taught in Nuneaton and Macclesfield. His students in England remember him for his high-energy, fun lessons and his love of learning.

Tom believes that PE should be used as a tool to promote lifelong participation as he advocates that a healthy body and healthy mind are fundamental for personal wellbeing. Tom loves ECA’s and Sports Day is one of his favourite days of the year.

Outside of school sport takes up a lot of Tom’s time. He loves playing football, tennis and he also has a keen interest in rugby, golf, and swimming. Tom also loves cycling holidays. He has cycled London to Paris and a 1000-mile cycle ride from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland!

Remy Jugue

Drama/Music Teacher

Remy Jugue

Drama/Music Teacher

Remy grew up in France, and after university, Remy decided to go teach in the UK. He then decided to move to Qatar.

Remy holds a bachelor’s degree in Musicology, a DEM in performing the saxophone (FRSM equivalent) from the French conservatoire. Remy also holds a Gold Medal in Music Theory from the Paris Conservatoire and the DipABRSM in performance. Remy has always been very active with the music scene wherever he lived, he has been part of wind bands, ensembles (quartets, octets…), and also cover bands and original bands.

Remy is bilingual in French and English and therefore understands very well what it means to be EAL. Therefore, Remy finds Qatar such an amazing place to work. Remy has been a teacher since 2006 and has always been involved with school shows. Remy and his colleagues did very big numbers like Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, We Will Rock You, High School Musical, and many more. Remy enjoys sharing with students his passion for performing. As a music teacher, Remy enjoys building up students’ confidence to perform in front of their peers and triggering a sense of curiosity and open-mindedness.

In his spare time, he likes to read graphic novels, play video games, learn about cinema, and visit different countries and experience different cultures. Being French, Remy enjoys good food, wherever it comes from.

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.

Odette Gais

Head of After-school Activities

Odette Gais

Head of After-school Activities

Ms. Gais was born in Romania and spent most of her life in Italy with her family before relocating to Qatar in 2014.

She Graduated from the University of Spiru Haret Romania in Management and worked in IT office administration at Samsung for several years.

Ms. Gais is active, full of energy, and eager to take on challenges and responsibilities.

Yasmin Selmi

Librarian

Yasmin Selmi

Librarian

She holds a BA in English Literature & Linguistics and a minor in Business from Qatar University. She is bilingual, speaking fluent Arabic and English along with a small dose of knowledge in Japanese and Korean.

Yasmin’s passion for reading drove her to pursue careers related to literature such as a librarian, translator, editor, and tutor. She started her career by working at Qatar University, where she worked as a librarian for two years. She enjoyed immersing herself in an environment full of eager learners and motivated students with a passion for knowledge as much as her own.She dove even deeper into academia and education by working as a researcher and a tutor at Qatar University.

Yasmin loves spending quality time with her family. She also enjoys reading and exploring other cultures and traditions by traveling as much as she can.

Nisreen Al Qudah

Arabic and Islamic Studies Teacher

Nisreen Al Qudah

Arabic and Islamic Studies Teacher

Bayan Al Brawi

Arabic Teacher

Bayan Al Brawi

Arabic Teacher

Ms. Al Brawi grew up in Saudi Arabia before moving to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Bayan holds a bachelor's degree statement in Arabic.

She studied Arabic language literature at the Hashemite University in Jordan and is fluent in both English and Arabic and got a degree in the art of persuasion.

Ms. Al Brawi worked in the field of education for nearly two years in Qatar.

Hiba Salah

Islamic Teacher

Hiba Salah

Islamic Teacher

Hiba was born and raised in Egypt before relocating to Qatar 11 years ago.

She has always had a passion to work in schools and enjoys interacting with children. She has worked in the education field for the past 8 years in Abdullah bin Jassim before joining The Hamilton International School. Heba is currently taking on a second language, English.

Heba enjoys reading, writing, shopping, and watching tv with her family.

Safaa Najaa

Arabic teacher

Safaa Najaa

Arabic teacher

Safaa grew up in Syria. She holds a BA in Arabic literature from the Lebanon university of Arts and Human Sciences.

She is bilingual and speaks both English and Arabic. Safaa has computer skills and is trained in nursing.

She has always had a passion for and has worked in education for the past 10 years at various schools in Qatar.

Safaa is enthusiastic about helping schools in planning lessons, managing classes. She always wants to support them to become the best.

In her free time, she prefers walking, reading, playing chess, and keeping up with the latest technology.

Shireen AL Sawae

Arabic Teacher

Shireen AL Sawae

Arabic Teacher

Shereen was born in UAE and moved to Jordan at an early age.

Shereen holds a BA in Teaching from AL-Yarmouk University in Jordan and is fluent in both Arabic and English.
Shereen has always had a passion for learning and has been working in education for the past few years. She started her career as a class teacher in August 2009 in the ministry of education schools and enjoyed working, learning a lot during her experience how to develop her career.

Shereen likes to conduct educational and targeted activities to enhance the teaching process among children and to strengthen the bond between teachers and children.

Shereen loves spending quality time with her family, reading, and cooking.

Jillian Centi

English Teacher

Jillian Centi

English Teacher

Christine Villas

Lab Technician

Christine Villas

Lab Technician

Christine grew up in Qatar and is originally from Cebu City, Philippines. She finished her primary and secondary education at the Philippine International School Qatar (PISQ), and upon graduation proceeded to take an associate degree in Chemical Laboratory Technician from the College of the North Atlantic in Qatar. Since then, she has developed this fascination for Chemistry and subsequently pursued a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, USA.

While at CNAQ, Christine took the opportunity to work as a chemical laboratory assistant while studying. There, she acquired hands-on experience operating different kinds of laboratory instruments and making chemical solutions.

Right after completing her studies Christine traveled to the USA and secured a scholarship at SFA to further her studies in Chemistry. Furthermore, she has three years of experience in research work analyzing heavy metals in creek soils. In addition, she attended and participated in research conferences like the American Chemical Society Research Conference at LeTourneau University and Women in STEM where she was featured in KTRE News.

Christine also worked as a chemistry tutor for one semester and was one of the officers of the International Student Association (ISA), an SFA organization that brought international students together on campus.

During her free time, Christine enjoys swimming, working out, or video-editing. She loves hanging out with her family and playing with her two dogs. And from time to time, exploring new places and restaurants with her friends.

Amina Zakaria

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Amina Zakaria
Amina Zakaria

Amina Zakaria

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Ashwaq Saied

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Ashwaq saied
Ashwaq saied

Ashwaq Saied

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Caitlyn Chalmers

Teacher

Caitlyn Chalmers

Teacher

Caitlyn grew up in a small town outside Glasgow, surrounded with beautiful views of mountains, forests and lakes.

Caitlyn found her passion for teaching at a young age, when she was old enough to leave school, she completed a 2-year apprenticeship within an Early Years setting. She then explored further options within the Education sector by supporting young people who were having difficulty maintaining their education within mainstream schools. After graduating from university with BA Education and Social services, Caitlyn relocated to Qatar for a 3-year teaching stint. Afterwards, Caitlyn enjoyed a sabbatical to return home to manage an Early Years setting and to educate young children in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Caitlyn is a very enthusiastic, positive and outgoing person. She prides herself in helping others, whether that be children, parents or siblings and she will always do her best to make sure everyone is happy. The first few years of a child’s education are critical, and she will make sure it is the most enjoyable, fun filled experience for each child in her care.

Caitlyn enjoys, reading, swimming, martial arts, long drives, music and spending time with friends and family.

Duaa Hamaideh

AFL Teacher

Duaa Hamaideh
Duaa Hamaideh

Duaa Hamaideh

AFL Teacher

Duha Huseein

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Duha Huseein
Duha Huseein

Duha Huseein

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Hadeel Mansour

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Hadeel Mansour
Hadeel Mansour

Hadeel Mansour

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Hour Hamdallah

AFL Teacher

Hour Hamdallah
Hour Hamdallah

Hour Hamdallah

AFL Teacher

Rozan Melhem

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Rozan Melhem
Rozan Melhem

Rozan Melhem

Arabic and Islamic Teacher

Saja Mousa

AFL Teacher

Saja Mousa
Saja Mousa

Saja Mousa

AFL Teacher

Zamzam Albasri

Teacher

Zamzam Albasri

Teacher

Zamzam grew up and studied in the United Kingdom before relocating to Qatar in 2013.

She holds a BA in Politics and International Relations, a certificate for teaching English to speakers of other languages (CELTA) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). She is bilingual, speaking both English and Arabic.

Zamzam has always had a passion for working with young people and making a difference. She started her career as a mentor for pre-teens, taking them on scouting trips to provide them with opportunities for personal growth through challenging and interesting activities. She then decided to take on the route of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Her most rewarding moments come from hearing the excitement in her students’ voices and seeing the joy on their faces when they grasp a new concept, or skill.

In her spare time, Zamzam loves being outdoors, particularly exploring new hiking destinations. She enjoys playing badminton, reading, making jewelry and spending time with her friends and family.

Nadja Golijanin

Teacher

Nadja Golijanin

Teacher

Nadja was born in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, however at the age of five, she moved to London, England with her family. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Marketing and Advertising with Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Arts London. Nadja also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary School Education from the London Southbank University.

This is Nadja’s nineth year of teaching, six of those years have been teaching here in Doha, Qatar. Previous to teaching in Doha, Nadja was teaching in the inner-city of London. Nadja has also held leadership positions in education some of which include; the teaching and learning coordinator, development leader and was a mentor for newly qualified teachers. She is a strong believer in collaboration being the key to achievement and effective learning. Working together (even across grades) will not only ensure learning but will also builds a foundation for our students in becoming global citizens that make a positive impact on the world around them. Providing a safe and welcoming classroom environment allows students to embrace the new challenges of the day ahead and as a result, develops their growth mindset and resilience, all which are imperative skills for a successful future.

During the pandemic, Nadja has uncovered a new passion for cooking! She can now put together a range of delights from a variety of different countries. Most recently, after some trial and error she has mastered the recipe of PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef! In the evenings, when it is slightly cooler, Nadja also enjoys walking by the water on Lusail Marina.

Ameera Hadee

Teacher

Ameera Hadee

Teacher

Ameera is from India and was raised in Qatar. She moved to India to complete her Bachelor of Science dual degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Bangalore University. She is currently completing her Master of Science degree in Speech Difficulties from the University of Sheffield.

Ameera’s clinical experiences include working with children and adults while interning in different schools and hospitals including one of the most prestigious Health and Neuroscience Institute in India. After relocating to Qatar, Ameera worked in two start-up centers and a leading multi-disciplinary pediatric center. She has over 8 years of experience and has worked with monolingual and multilingual children with Autism, Down Syndrome, and other learning and communication difficulties. She is a PROMPT and PECS trained therapist and obtained certification in feeding and teletherapy.

Ameera provides treatment for receptive and expressive language disorders, social language disorders, articulation, phonological processing disorders, feeding, and literacy difficulties. She is experienced in conducting social skills groups and efficient with behavior management and modifications, using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Ameera advocates for children with special needs and is passionate about helping them gain the opportunity to learn in an integrated learning environment. She advocates the need for early intervention and Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems for her students. It is her long-term goal to establish an efficient and reliable support system for her students and their parents.

Ameera enjoys reading, music, and creating digital content. She also enjoys exploring languages and cultures and is multi-lingual.

Calum Rowland

Teacher

Calum Rowland

Teacher

Calum is from the North-East of England. He will join Hamilton with his wife, Kathryn, who is also a teacher. Sadly, his mischievous Border Terrier, Gus, will remain in the United Kingdom.
Calum holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Northumbria and a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Sunderland. He is passionate about inquiry-based learning that enables children to have autonomy and agency and builds on their natural curiosity to help them develop into creative, resilient learners.

Calum is in his seventh year of teaching and has previously held the post of Assistant Head Teacher of Key Stage One. He also has experience across both key stages, having taught in both Year Six and Year Two. This amalgamation of experience has provided him with a much wider perspective of effective teaching and learning. Calum was part of the Key Stage Two team that was named the national winner of the Pupil Premium Awards. He also led his previous school in being awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark to celebrate the whole school's impact on teaching and learning in science.

Calum enjoys Jiu-jitsu and golf. He also enjoys film, music, and exploring new and exciting countries.

Cara Morgan

Teacher

Cara Morgan

Teacher

Cara was born and raised in County Tyrone, Ireland.

She holds a Bachelor of Education degree with Irish and a certificate in Bilingual Education from St Mary’s University College Belfast. While at university, Cara took part in the Erasmus Programme and spent a semester in Madrid. It was there that Cara got a taste for teaching abroad and experiencing other cultures. This inspired her to seize the opportunity to teach internationally and relocate to Qatar. Cara has been teaching F2 for four years and, in 2019, took on the role of EYFS Phonics Coordinator in her previous school.

Cara has a passion for teaching EYFS and believes that every child is unique and therefore, they learn and thrive at their own pace. She loves creating exciting and rich learning environments that inspire investigation and spark curiosity. Cara places great emphasis on ensuring children are celebrating their achievements and growing in confidence daily.

Outside of the classroom, Cara loves to stay active. Her main interests are walking, playing Gaelic football and CrossFit.

Cathal Mckeown

Teacher

Cathal Mckeown

Teacher

Cathal is from Silverbridge, a small townland in the north of Ireland. Cathal holds a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching, completed through the medium of Irish, at St.Mary’s University College in Belfast.

Upon completing his degree, Cathal has spent the past four years teaching in Qatar, working as an Upper Key Stage 2 teacher for Newton International School. During this time, Cathal has gained valuable experience in the immersion of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, and how these should be celebrated within a school environment. He has a keen interest in the organization of ECA clubs, believing that they can instill confidence in a child and help bring out the best in themselves.

Cathal has always been passionate about helping others develop themselves, and this has led him down the teaching path. He believes it is the purpose of educators to help children ignite what makes them passionate in life, as this is what will help them reach their potential. Every child is unique, and they must be all appreciated as a valuable member of a classroom. It is in the school environment where a child can take skills which they will have and develop for life, which make this profession so rewarding.

Outside of school, Cathal is a member of the Qatar Gaelic Football club. He is also a musician, playing guitar and singing, as well as taking part in musicals back home in Ireland. His other interests include soccer and traveling around the world.

Christina Hamilton

Teacher

Christina Hamilton

Teacher

Christina grew up in Ireland and trained as a teacher in St Mary’s University College, Belfast. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Primary Education and has been a qualified teacher for 8 years.

She is bilingual and speaks both English and Irish. Christina lived and taught in international schools across Doha for seven years but decided to return to Ireland in 2020 to gain experience in the Irish Medium Sector. After a very enjoyable and successful year at home, the dunes called her back to Qatar once again.

Christina has a thorough understanding of primary teaching having previously taught in early years, key stage one and key stage 2. She has experience in leadership positions in international settings and is devoted to teaching. As a teacher, Christina wants her children to feel safe, valued, and inspired in the classroom. She enjoys having fun in the classroom and seeing the children’s confidence and personalities grow.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching in an international school for Christina is the opportunity to meet children and parents from across the globe. She has learned invaluable lessons about different cultures and traditions and looks forward to meeting the community of Hamilton International School.

Hannah Webber

Teacher

Hannah Webber
Hannah Webber

Hannah Webber

Teacher

Miriam Burchell

Teacher

Miriam Burchell
Miriam Burchell

Miriam Burchell

Teacher

Sophie Mclean

Teacher

Sophie Mclean
Sophie Mclean

Sophie Mclean

Teacher

Emma Symonds

Teacher

Emma Symonds

Teacher

Emma grew up in the North West of England and lived there until moving to Qatar 8 years ago. She holds a BA Honours in Primary Education and a degree in Religious Studies. She has worked with children for over 30 years and has been a teacher for the last 20 of those.

Emma began her teaching in a small, one-form entry school in the UK where she worked for 12 years. In 2013, Emma was ready for a new challenge so relocated to Qatar to work in a large international school. Throughout her career, Emma has held a range of leadership roles including Assistant Head and many different subject coordinators. She has taught in the Early Years, KS1, and KS2.

She is passionate about developing the whole child to help them reach their full potential and become lifelong learners. She believes by creating a positive atmosphere within the classroom that is based on mutual respect allows students the safety to make mistakes and become risk-takers. She strives to challenge the students to become independent thinkers who develop into creative and critical learners. She believes for children to learn, they need to be engaged so Emma enjoys facilitating lessons that are fun, creative, and student-led.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys walking, paddle boarding, volunteering for animal charities, and spending time with family and friends.

Evie Davies

Teacher

Evie Davies

Teacher

Ms. Davies grew up and worked in the UK before relocating to Doha in 2021. She studied Childhood and Education Studies in Aberystwyth University and gained her teaching certificate in 2017.

She has a passion for the Early Years and has the first years of her career teaching children aged three to seven.
She loves creating inspiring, creative and most importantly, enjoyable lessons. Ms. Davies takes pride in constructing an interactive and calm classroom for children to learn in.

She is passionate about making children’s time in school as joyful as possible as she wants her students to make many happy memories. She has done a lot of work on mindfulness and likes to implement this in her teaching.
Evie enjoys reading as a hobby and likes to use this to encourage children to share the same enthusiasm for it. Her favourite author is Roald Dahl!

Farhiya Abdi

Teacher

Farhiya Abdi

Teacher

Farhiya grew up and studied in the United Kingdom before moving to Qatar in 2018.

She graduated from the City University of London with a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy and from the University of Birmingham with a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs and Autism.

She has had the opportunity to work with children that require support with speech, language, and communication. This was an excellent opportunity for her to adopt interventions and evidence-based practice to witness a significant improvement in the communication abilities of her students.

Farhiya is enthusiastic about working with students on the autistic spectrum. She recognizes that students on the autistic spectrum differ based on their intellectual capacity, the degree of their autism, personality, gender, culture, and other characteristics.

She is deeply committed to ensuring that every child can communicate. As a result, Farhiya has been able to train parents, teachers, and TAs in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication techniques. She is inspired by the idea that everyone, whether verbal or nonverbal, should have a means of communication.

Farhiya aims to inspire your child to develop a love of learning and to pursue their interests, improving their quality of life.

Farhiya enjoys long walks and treks in her spare time, as well as traveling, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

Harriet King

Teacher

Harriet King

Teacher

Ms. King grew up in the United Kingdom and enjoyed life in Leeds and Newcastle before relocating to London to finish her education.

She holds a BSc in Psychology from Newcastle University, an MSc in Developmental and Educational Psychology from University College London Institute of Education (UCL IOE) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University of Greenwich London.

With over 15 years of experience in education across London and Qatar, she started her career in 2007 as a Play Therapist for children with Autism, and has continued to work with children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SENDs). Some of her past role include being a Support Worker for teenagers with autism, a Nurture Group teacher for children in their Early Years of education and an Intervention Lead for Speech and Language development for KS1.

Ms. King is enthusiastic about helping children of all abilities thrive and believes children’s mental Wellbeing is vital to a healthy learning journey. She has had articles published in leading psychology journals including Developmental Neuropsychology and had her dissertation paper presented to the Northern League Developmental Consortium.

Ms. King is also a meditation and yoga teacher.

Jackie Cole

Teacher

Jackie Cole

Teacher

Jackie grew up in County Westmeath, Ireland. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Sociology from the National University of Ireland, and a Masters in Primary Education from Hibernia College, Ireland.

After finishing her teaching studies, she moved to Qatar in 2016 where she has worked as a class teacher in another international school. During her five years there, she taught in Year 1 and 2 and became Head of Year 2 in 2018.

Jackie has always had a passion for working with children and some of her favorite times when teaching young children are watching them begin to read, write and build friendships. She is passionate about providing a safe and exciting environment for children to grow academically, socially, and emotionally in an atmosphere that is stimulating and adaptive to their diverse needs.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys keeping fit, playing GAA football, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Kathryn Rowland

Teacher

Kathryn Rowland

Teacher

Kathryn grew up in the North-East of England, where she studied and developed her passion for teaching and learning.

Kathryn holds a BSc in psychology from the University of Durham and a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Sunderland. Kathryn has been a teacher for six years, in which she spent two years working as a KS2 assistant headteacher. She has a passion for developing the roles and skills of oracy throughout the curriculum and supporting students to make conceptual connections in their learning.

In Kathryn’s experience, she has been responsible for developing a conceptual and inquiry-based curriculum, to provide opportunities for children to be provoked and curious about the world around them. In addition to this, Kathryn was part of a primary team that achieved an outstanding OFSTED judgment in the UK. She is incredibly proud of this achievement and strives to ensure she continues to deliver a high standard of teaching, ensuring she continues to learn and develop her skills as an educator.

Kathryn is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, practicing yoga and gym training in her free time. She also loves spending time in the kitchen, experimenting with new and exciting recipes.

Keving Ryan O’Neill

Teacher

Keving Ryan O’Neill

Teacher

Ryan grew up in Belfast, Ireland where he spent most of his life before making the move to Liverpool, England. He studied a sports studies degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Education with Liverpool John Moore’s University. He was awarded ‘Full Colours’ by his university for his commitment, attitude, and teaching of the national curriculum to his students. At present, he is currently studying for a Master’s in Education as he is passionate about life-long learning and continuing his professional development.

Ryan has taught in England and Qatar while holding many Middle Leadership roles such as Mathematics, Philosophy for Children Curriculum leads, and Coordinator for teaching and assessment across Key Stage 2 in his previous schools. He is passionate about helping every pupil achieve their best in all aspects of school life. Ryan promotes a collaborative and student-centered classroom culture to ensure children challenge themselves and reach their full potential.

Outside of education, Ryan plays GAA for a club in Qatar and recently challenging himself by competing in Triathlons. He loves spending time with friends, traveling, and reading biographies on sporting athletes.

Laura Bugler

Teacher

Laura Bugler

Teacher

Laura grew up on the West Coast of Ireland. She holds a B.Ed in Primary Education from Mary Immaculate College Ireland. Laura has been teaching in a range of different educational settings for 9 years and is particularly passionate about working with children with Special Needs. She has over 6 years of experience working and training in this field specifically.

Laura completed a Postgraduate Degree in Drama Education at Griffith College Dublin. Laura taught at the Pygmalion School of Drama in Dublin. She later moved to Kent where she worked as a Secondary Drama Teacher in the John Wallis Academy preparing students for their GCSE and A-Level Drama.

Laura then went on to work in Stewart’s Special Needs School in Dublin where she received extensive training in the TEACH program, PECS, and specific Autism training. Laura is a firm believer in a whole-child approach to education which focuses attention on the social, emotional, mental, physical as well as cognitive development of students. She is also passionate about inclusion and adapting teaching and learning to meet the needs of every child.
In 2017 Laura moved to Dubai and worked as a Special Needs Teacher in Kent College Dubai.

She also worked part-time for DRAMA SCENE Dubai. Laura has been very involved in teaching Acting and Public Speaking classes across different age groups and preparing students for their Annual LAMDA examinations.

Laura enjoys going to the theatre, playing golf, reading, and traveling to new countries.

Michaela Flynn

Teacher

Michaela Flynn

Teacher

Michaela is from Loughinisland, a small village in County Down, Ireland.

Michaela holds a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Teaching from Stranmillis University College in Belfast. Within her degree, Michaela specialized in Physical Education.

Throughout Michaela’s degree, she spent some time teaching in Uganda and Poland. She is a keen traveler, always wanting to experience and embrace new cultures, which made her want to teach internationally. She has been teaching in Qatar for the past three years.

As a teacher, Michaela is dedicated to supporting each child’s individual needs. She strives to help each child identify their unique potential for academic and personal achievement. Michaela encourages her pupils to always try their best and is committed to promoting an inclusive learning environment where her pupils feel engaged, motivated, and challenged.

In her spare time, Michaela enjoys playing a sport, particularly Gaelic football. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Mohamad Beiji

Teacher

Mohamad Beiji

Teacher

Jessica Rockwell

Teacher

Jessica Rockwell

Teacher

Jessica was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada. She wanted to be a teacher from the age of 5, so she worked to complete a BA while also gaining a TEFL certification to teach English as a second language in Barcelona. Upon graduating, she travelled to South Korea where she taught for a year. After heading back to Canada to earn her B.Ed in Primary Education, she relocated to Doha where she has been since 2016.

Jessica is passionate about getting to know her students each personally so that she can engage them by utilizing their individual interests. She loves to teach through telling stories, working hands-on with materials, and student-led exploration. Jessica’s goal with each new student she meets is to teach the whole person, to build up their growth mindset and see them reach not just academic goals but social and emotional goals as well.

Jessica spends her free time artistically doing photography, videography, fine arts, studying Spanish, or curled up with a good book.

Lucy Hill

Teacher

Lucy Hill

Teacher

Lucy is from the UK and has been a teacher for six years. She graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA Hons Degree in Print Journalism before completing her PGCE in Primary Education at Newman University.

After teaching for one year, Lucy moved to Singapore to a British International School. During her 5 years there, she taught in both Key Stages and was part of a range of committees contributing to whole school initiatives such as accompanying students on international trips to Thailand and Indonesia and supporting the marketing team by filming school events. She shared her passion for video editing with students, staff and parents alike in her role as Media Leader.

Lucy’s hope is that all children in her class are happy, challenged, motivated, and will grow in independence, leaving with the confidence to fulfill their aspirations. She strongly believes that kindness, honesty and a sense of humor are essential qualities, and echoes this in her classroom. ‘Creativity is just intelligence having fun’ is a philosophy followed by Lucy, who strives to create a colourful, fun, safe and engaging environment. She encourages her children to embrace and learn from mistakes in order to build confidence, reach full potential and develop a growth mindset.

Outside of school, Lucy is always eager to take any opportunity to broaden her experiences, challenging herself to try new sports and hobbies outside of her comfort zone. An avid traveler, Lucy is inspired by immersing herself in unfamiliar cultures… and documenting them with her GoPro!

Niamh Kuncaitis

Teacher

Niamh Kuncaitis

Teacher

Niamh grew up in Scotland before moving to a small, seaside town in rural Donegal, Ireland.

Niamh holds an honours degree in Bachelor of Education in primary teaching from Trinity College Dublin. Niamh is bilingual speaking both English and Irish fluently. She has always had a passion for Irish culture and plays different Irish traditional instruments. Niamh also had a keen interest in Irish dancing. She danced for 13 years and has been involved in teaching dance ever since. It was there she discovered her passion for teaching.

Niamh is passionate about teaching and about helping children become the best they can be; academically, socially and emotionally. She strives to inspire children to become enthusiastic lifelong learners by providing them with a safe, exciting classroom environment where they are engaged in learning opportunities. Niamh firmly believes in creating a learning environment where all children feel challenged, motivated and supported throughout the school day.

In her spare time Niamh enjoys playing GAA football, jogging and traveling.

Nathan Burns

Teacher

Nathan Burns

Teacher

Nathan was born and raised in the small village of Bessbrook in Ireland.

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Education in Primary teaching with a specialization in Science from St Mary’s University College in Belfast. He is currently completing a Master’s in Education at the same university, with a specific focus on Educational Leadership.

Nathan taught in Ireland for 3 years before relocating to Qatar in 2016 to further his career. Upon arriving to Qatar, he worked as a Year 3 teacher in Newton British Academy for 4 years. During that time, he has enjoyed working with children from many different nationalities and cultures. He has led many diverse school activities such as ECA football, end of year concerts and reading and story club.

Nathan is passionate about teaching and learning. He believes that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. He has developed a child-centered pedagogy, recognizing the importance of valuing each child as an individual and guiding them towards becoming an active member of the wider school community, and an active member of their community outside school.

Outside his role in the classroom, Nathan is passionate about sport and enjoys playing football in his spare time. He also enjoys playing the guitar, walking his dog and traveling the world.

Smieha Naveed

Teacher

Smieha Naveed

Teacher

Ms. Naveed was born in and completed her higher education in the UK.

She holds BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from London Metropolitan university and a National award (PGCert) in Special Educational Needs from Middlesex University.

Her experience in education spans Qatar and the UK, this has given her a special insight into the dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, down syndrome, PMLD, as well as other learning difficulties. She is specialised in teaching a functional and life skill curriculum e.g. ASDAN, Equals and British National Curriculum. Ms. Naveed is well aware of alternative communication methods used with students who have special needs. These include: PECS, Makaton, communication device (Jab talk). She has attended numerous workshops and undergone rigorous training sessions to strengthen her SEND knowledge. She has also worked as whole school SEND Maths coordinator in London, where she was responsible to train staff to teach maths to pupils with additional needs.

Luke Coveney

Teacher

Luke Coveney

Teacher

Luke is from the United Kingdom and grew up just north of London in Essex.

Luke holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Lincoln, which he completed in 2014, before going on to gain his teaching qualifications soon after. A highlight of his career was being able to go back and teach at the same school he attended as a child and give back to the education system that helped him achieve his goals. Luke relocated to Qatar in 2017 and has enjoyed the fact that teaching has allowed him to travel the world. He loves working with children and strives to see every student do their very best. The passion for teaching within comes from witnessing a student’s progress from the start of the year to the end. Watching those who aren’t confident shine and supporting all his students along the way to achieve their absolute maximum, is extremely rewarding.

Luke loves staying active through sports like golf, football and kayaking. He is an animal lover and has two dogs back in England.

Orla Conwell

Teacher

Orla Conwell

Teacher

Orla grew up in a small town in the North West of Ireland before relocating to Manchester in the UK for her teaching degree.

Orla holds a BA Honours in Primary Education with QTS, specializing in Special Education Needs and Music from Manchester Metropolitan University. After her Graduation, she then relocated to Qatar to begin her career teaching internationally. Órla has been teaching Early Years in Doha for four years and has been a Phonics coordinator for two of these years. She loves teaching in Doha and enjoys all the experiences on offer.

Orla is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and believes that all children learn differently and through play. Órla likes to ensure that all of the children in her class feel happy and safe in their learning environment. She strives to encourage children to reach their full potential every day, not only academically, but personally, socially, and emotionally.

Orla enjoys traveling, reading, baking, swimming, and trying new foods from different countries in her spare time. She also loves to immerse herself in music and playing different instruments.

Thomas Lee

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Thomas Lee

Teacher

Thomas is from Glasgow, which is in the beautiful country of Scotland. Thomas studied in Glasgow and has a BSc in Human Biology and Physiology which he studied before becoming a teacher.

Thomas started football coaching when he was 20 years old, this was when he discovered his love of helping people achieve their goals. At 23 years old Thomas moved to Spain to start his teaching career where he spent 3 years teaching English and after this fantastic experience, Thomas returned to Scotland to complete his PGDE in Primary Education. Before completing this degree, he worked in social care with adults who had learning difficulties which is an area he feels strongly about. After 2 years of development in Scotland Thomas moved to Qatar which has now been his home for the last 2 years. Thomas is enthusiastic about helping children feel included in the school community and believes children should feel very comfortable in their school environment. Thomas has run several after-school sports clubs in his teaching career as this is an area he enjoys and feels the children get a variety of benefits from being active and included in an extracurricular activity.

In his spare time, Thomas enjoys various sports such as football, tennis, and swimming as well as reading, watching films, and climbing hills in Scotland.

Tamara AL Baja

Teacher

Tamara AL Baja

Teacher

Tamara grew up in the United Kingdom and spent her summers in Jordan before moving to Qatar towards the end of 2020.

She obtained both a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Child and Youth Studies from the University of Sussex, as well as a postgraduate degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Bangor University in the UK. Furthermore, Tamara is currently undertaking the Board Certified Behavioural Analysis (BCBA) qualification.

Tamara is an experienced behavioral psychologist and special education needs teacher as she has extensively worked with clients, both children and parents, in different settings including schools, homes, youth clubs, and clinics. She is passionate about applying her skillset in the classroom to assist children and their families who might be facing some form of special needs or difficulty. This includes behavioral or mental health challenges that prevent them from carrying out tasks independently, such as autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

Tamara’s passion extends beyond the workplace, as she organized and managed the "Cadets" youth club for children with mental health and behavioral challenges in the UK. Tamara is also a TEDx Speaker where she used the platform to highlight how various behavioral psychology tools can be utilized in different aspects of our everyday lives. She also published a book journal, which guides the reader towards implementing step-by-step strategies for personal and emotional development.

Her hobbies include writing, yoga, netball, and spending time with friends and family.

Gemma Cleverley

Teacher

Gemma Cleverley

Teacher

Gemma grew up in Grimsby, in the North East of the United Kingdom before relocating to Liverpool to finish her education.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Primary Education from Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Whilst completing her degree, she specialized in Drama. She has always had a passion for teaching and has worked in education for nearly fifteen years. In 2010, she was selected to take part in and subsequently passed London Challenge’s ‘Outstanding Teacher’ program – she was one of only two teachers in The Royal Borough of Greenwich to be selected.

Gemma is enthusiastic about helping children become the best versions of themselves. She believes that children learn best when they are interested in their learning whilst doing so with a smile. Gemma prides herself on making every lesson she teaches stimulating, engaging and accessible to all the learners in her class.

She is an active individual who enjoys keeping busy. Her three children also contribute to this! Gemma strives to fill her time with personal enrichment opportunities that predominantly revolve around physical activity.

Orla Murphy

Teacher

Orla Murphy

Teacher

Orla is from Kilkenny, a small city in the South East of Ireland. She holds a BA (Honors) in Irish and Human Development from Dublin City University, a Higher Diploma in Primary Education from Hibernia College, Dublin.

Orla is an internationally experienced teacher having taught in Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, and Qatar. She has worked as a teacher for over 10 years, with a range of year groups and in different educational settings; Special Educational Needs, Behavioural/Special School for teenagers, Learning Support, Early Years, and Primary. Orla has spent two years working as a KG1 Teacher in Qatar. She is passionate about education and strives to ensure all children achieve their full potential. She always provides a stimulating, creative, and exciting learning environment for all children in her care.

In her spare time, Orla enjoys going to the gym, walking, cycling, reading, and traveling.

Sheriar Arjani

Teacher

Sheriar Arjani

Teacher

Sheriar was born in the UK and spent his childhood both in London and in India, before relocating to Qatar in 2018. He holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Language from the University of Liverpool and an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University, and he completed his teacher training through the Teach First program at the Institute of Education, London in 2012.

Since completing his teacher training, Sheriar has gained extensive experience in primary education, including catering for children for whom English is a second language and for those with Special Educational Needs. He has also worked outside of the education sector, first as a management consultant and later as a program manager for an anti-corruption organization.

Sheriar is passionate about providing his pupils with the skills and knowledge they need not only to succeed academically, but also to grow and develop into happy, kind, confident, and emotionally aware individuals. He has been shortlisted twice for the Economist magazine’s Nico Colchester political writing prize, served as sub-editor of the Cambridge Journal of Politics, and has been shortlisted for the UK Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Sheriar enjoys cycling, photography, badminton, collecting vintage watches, and playing guitar for his baby daughter.

Ryan Cassidy

Teacher

Ryan Cassidy

Teacher

Ryan is from Ballygawley, County Tyrone, a small village in the North of Ireland.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in History from Queens University Belfast, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Primary Education from the University of Cumbria in England, and a Masters degree in Management, from Queens University in Belfast.

Ryan has taught in Ireland, England and Qatar. He has also held leadership positions in education, including being the designated Safeguarding Officer in his previous school. He believes his role in teaching is to ensure children are continually motivated to make progress and help children make a positive contribution to society. He intends to inspire all learners, adapting his teaching style to ensure the individual needs of all learners are met. Ryan encourages a cooperative and student-focused learning classroom ethos, an inspiring environment for each student to extend themselves and increase self-confidence. Ryan wants those within his classroom to become global citizens who are understanding of the cultures of other children and work effectively with their peers inside and outside the classroom setting.

Outside his role in the classroom, Ryan is extremely passionate about sport and exercise, playing both football and Gaelic Football for teams in Qatar. Ryan also enjoys playing golf, reading and travelling.

Peter Loughrey

Teacher

Peter Loughrey

Teacher

Peter is from Northern Ireland and grew up on the North Coast of County Antrim.

Peter studied at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster, England where he gained his bachelor's degree in Education for Primary Teaching with Religious Studies. He has since completed a TEFL course, SEN course and is presently completing an Advanced Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Peter taught in the Lake District, England for 2 years and back home in Northern Ireland for 1 year before deciding international teaching was the next step. He moved to Qatar in 2016 and started teaching at Newton International School, where he has taught in each of the KS2 year groups. Within the 5 years at NISL, he was able to serve in Middle Management for 4 years and teach over 17 nationalities of children.

Peter enjoys working with children and seeing them develop through quality teaching and learning experiences both inside the classroom and also ECAs. Witnessing the moment a child achieves something they thought was beyond their ability is one of the most privileged rewards of teaching. Peter enjoys the energy and diversity of international teaching and learning about other cultures through the children and colleagues.

Outside of school, Peter enjoys badminton, singing, road trips, hockey, and yoga. When back home in Northern Ireland, he enjoys hiking and water sports and occasionally performing on stage for charity events.

Safia Mohammed

Teacher

Safia Mohammed
Safia Mohammed

Safia Mohammed

Teacher

Safia Mohammed was born in Hyderabad which is the City of Pearls in India and was raised in Qatar.

She has a curiosity to connect with specially-abled children hence she chose to complete Bachelor’s in Special Education with Majors in Intellectual Disability from Osmania University-India. Safia has a track record of successfully training teachers in the Education and Training Sector in Qatar. Having excellent skills in devising student strategies and monitoring classroom activities with an ability to encourage children for overall development and not just academically by stimulating their enthusiasm for learning and their determination to succeed. She encourages progress because every student can learn but not just in the same way but in different and unique ways. She had very supportive parents who loved her unconditionally and she does everything to make them and her elder brothers proud. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and painting.

Safia loves to guide her friends and loved ones to grow into their best selves

Amy louise West

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Amy louise West
Amy louise West

Amy louise West

Teacher

Anne Flood

Teacher

Anne Flood
Anne Flood

Anne Flood

Teacher

Dearbhla McErlean

Teacher

Dearbhla McErlean
Dearbhla McErlean

Dearbhla McErlean

Teacher

Harsana Ganeshkumar

Teacher

Harsana Ganeshkumar
Harsana Ganeshkumar

Harsana Ganeshkumar

Teacher

Hawa Omar

Teacher

Hawa Omar
Hawa Omar

Hawa Omar

Teacher

Ladan Mosadegh

Occupational Therapist

Ladan Mosadegh
Ladan Mosadegh

Ladan Mosadegh

Occupational Therapist

Muna Muse

Teacher

Muna Muse

Teacher

Muna grew up in London and has been living in Qatar for the last five years. She holds a BA in Primary Education from Kingston University and has worked in education for nearly 10 years.

Muna is an experienced primary teacher and has previously taught across different year groups and has also worked as a year leader and subject leader. Over her teaching career, she found a passion for supporting children with significant needs and pursued a career in Special Needs. Muna has been fortunate to teach a diverse group of children, including those with ADHD, ASD, and dyslexia.

Muna’s passion for teaching stems from the personal satisfaction she obtains when students begin to believe in their capabilities and understand that they too can achieve when they are faced with difficult tasks. She believes that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. In the classroom, Muna adopts a child-centered approach where the learning starts from the children's needs and interests. She strives to find innovative and creative ways to deliver curriculum so that children can become lifelong learners.

Outside of school, Muna has a passion for traveling. She enjoys embracing and learning about different cultures in different parts of the world. She also enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Ryan Keenan

Teacher

Ryan Keenan

Teacher

Ryan grew up in Co. Fermanagh, Ireland before moving to the UK to study his PGCE in Primary Education.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education and PGCE from the Christchurch University in Canterbury, UK, and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Education.

Having taught in both the UK and Qatar, he holds a total of 10 years of teaching experience. He initially began his teaching career in St. Mary’s Primary School in Deal, UK before relocating to Qatar and teaching at Newton International Academy.
He has taught a variety of year groups in both schools and has been extensively involved in extra-curricular sports activities. One of his career highlights was coaching a soccer team to win the County League in Kent as it integrated his passion for sports and education.

Ryan is passionate about tailoring his educational plans to help all students develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. He is enthusiastic about every subject he teaches, with a desire to make real connections with students based on mutual respect and trust. Above all, his goal is to cultivate a learning experience that is organized, meaningful and enjoyable for every student.

Ryan is a keen runner and enjoys playing football and basketball in his spare time. He loves to travel and enjoys visiting new countries with a variety of cultures.

Sarah Cueller

Teacher

Sarah Cueller

Teacher

Sarah was born and raised in Montréal, Canada before moving to Doha, Qatar to pursue her dream of international teaching. She grew up learning English, French, and Italian. She is currently trying to improve her Spanish speaking skills as well.

Sarah studied at McGill University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Kindergarten and Elementary Education. She began her career in education by teaching English as a second language in Montréal. In 2015 Sarah relocated to Doha to pursue a teaching position in KG1 and has been here ever since.

At her previous school, Sarah was promoted to a Grade Level Leader position and also won the Teacher of the Month award. The majority of her teaching career has been in Early Years and Kindergarten, which she loves!

Sarah is passionate about learning through play and student-centered learning. She places importance on building relationships with her students, fostering curiosity about the world around them and encouraging them to strive for their goals. She works with her students to create a classroom community that is respectful, collaborative, hardworking and fun. Sarah is eager to learn and develop herself professionally and encourages her students to be lifelong learners as well.

During her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling to new countries, reading, photography, dancing, baking and spending time with her family and friends.

Sarah Qureshi

Teacher

Sarah Qureshi

Teacher

Sarah grew up in London and holds a BA in Early Childhood Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from London Metropolitan University.

She taught in London, before relocating to Qatar in 2014, as a Key Stage 2 Phase Leader. Sarah has 8 years of teaching experience across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2. She has mentored newly qualified teachers, delivered training and led curriculum workshops for parents. She is incredibly passionate about delivering an enriching, creative curriculum and building an inspirational learning experience for your child. She believes a growth mindset and strong relationships are key to educational success. Sarah has always had a passion for learning and is currently completing a certificate in Positive Psychology. Sarah strives to inspire your child to develop a love for learning and to follow their own interests and aspirations, while becoming resilient lifelong learners, who are ready to face all challenges.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, traveling, swimming, candle making and spending time with friends and family.

Oni Abimbola Oluranti

Learning Assistant

Oni Abimbola Oluranti

Learning Assistant

Abimbola grew up in western Nigeria. After completing her secondary education, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a professional teacher by enrolling for her first-degree course in Economics Education at the University of Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. After which she proceeded for her Master’s Degree in Educational Management at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Abimbola has over 10 years of experience teaching at various levels of education. She started her teaching career as an adult education teacher and since then, she has taught at various levels of education.
Abimbola’s passion for the teaching profession has motivated her to complete a wide range of Continued Professional Development courses focusing on how to motivate students.

She enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Fatima Martinez

Learning Assistants

Fatima Martinez

Learning Assistants

Fatima was born and raised in Bulacan, Philippines, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education Major in Physics. With her strong desire to continue her professional development, she enrolled in the graduate program of Technological University of the Philippines where she completed her Master’s Degree in Industrial Education Major in Administration and Supervision.

Fatima has worked in the field of education for 11 years. She started as classroom attendant and, after she gaining invaluable experience, she progressed to a primary classroom teacher. Working in a school and being with children is her passion.

Fatima loves to cook, dance and spend quality time with her family.

Jocelyn Peligro

Learning Assistant

Jocelyn Peligro

Learning Assistant

Ms. Peligro started her career as a Kindergarten Volunteer Teacher in 2012. After volunteering, she thoroughly enjoyed working as a public school teacher in the Department of Education. She relocated to Qatar in 2018 where she joined the Philippine School Doha as a preschool teacher. It was a gratifying challenge to manage the difference of abilities among the young learners and this experience further deepened her passion for educating junior students.

Ms. Peligro holds a BA in Elementary Education specialized in English and an MA in Educational Management from Andres Soriano Colleges of Bislig, Surigao del Sur.

To enhance her knowledge in teaching, and to cater the needs of the young learners, she also enrolled and earned units in her second MA in Early Childhood Education from Brokenshire College.

Lizly Villarde

Learning Assistant

Lizly Villarde

Learning Assistant

Lizly is from the Bacolod, Philippines, which is often referred to as The City of Smiles. She holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education Degree with a major in English and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Lizly has a passion for teaching and has experience in teaching all ages from preschool to college age students. At Hamilton, her focus is working with young learners and supporting them on their learning journey.

During her spare time, Lizly enjoys travelling where she expands her horizons through meeting new people.

Parcenette Inoy

Learning Assistant

Parcenette Inoy

Learning Assistant

Parcenette grew up in Quezon province, Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English and pursued her Master of Education major in Administration and Supervision in Doha, Qatar, through an external study program at the Technological University of the Philippines. Parcenette has a passion for teaching and enjoys being with students. During her first teaching role spanning 11 years at The Philippine School Doha, she determined that she would dedicate herself to be a life-long educator and learner. In her teaching approach, she strives to instill a similar desire in all the students she works with.

Parcenette enjoys art crafts, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

Reenu Kunna

Learning Assistant

Reenu Kunna

Learning Assistant

Reenu grew up in India but spent a majority of her adulthood life in Qatar. Reenu holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kerala. In childhood, her ambition was to teach so she pursued a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kerala and then proceeded to achieve a Teaching Degree in Biology. Curious to learn more about children’s counseling services, Reenu subsequently earned a diploma in Guidance and Counseling from Indira Gandhi National University, India.

Reenu has a proven track record of 19 years at DES, Qatar, as a teaching assistant. During her tenure at DES, Reenu dedicated 15 years to EYFS where she thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the learning and development of children.
Outside of teaching, Reenu enjoys paining, dancing, cooking and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Shirly Debila

Learning Assistant

Shirly Debila

Learning Assistant

Shirly was born and grew up in Malaybalay Bukidnon, Philippines. She holds a Bachelor of Elementary Education with specialization of Early Childhood Education at Bukidnon State University. She has also earned a Master’s Degree at Technological University of the Philippines in 2014.

Over 12 years, Shirly developed her career in teaching preschool students at Philippine School Doha. She believes that teaching young minds is a wonderful responsibility full of positive challenges, excitement, wonder and joy. Shirly enjoys teaching because seeing a child experience new concepts in learning is extremely rewarding. She brings determination and pride to the classroom and is genuinely passionate about supporting students’ learning journey.

Shirly is a positive person and committed to her profession. She considers that spending time with children makes her feel young at heart. During her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, creating in Adobe Photoshop and video editing.

Jeramie Amoro

Learning Assistants

Jeramie Amoro

Learning Assistants

Jeramie grew up in the Philippines. She was a classroom teacher for two years in her country and worked with an events company (organizing fun games and activities across Qatar) before joining Hamilton.

She is passionate and enthusiastic and loves to be around children and is very excited to be a member of Hamilton’s teaching staff.

She is an active Girl Scout member. In her spare time, she loves to read books, play sports such as badminton and tennis (and run in the Color Run), and she enjoys watching horseback riding events.

Jocelyn Robredillo

Learning Assistant

Jocelyn Robredillo

Learning Assistant

Jocelyn was born in the province of Laguna, Philippines. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from STI College of Saint Cruz Laguna, Philippines.

One of Jocelyn’s greatest passions is taking care of children and helping them overcome any weaknesses and develop to their potential.

Jocelynenjoys new experiences, especially those that help her to learn something new. She loves a variety of food, taking pictures and spending time with her children and family.

Her motto in life is: “No matter how educated, talented and rich you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything.”

Liezel Aporto

Learning Assistant

Liezel Aporto

Learning Assistant

Liezel holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Viscain the Philippines. She subsequently achievedher license as a professional teacher that same year.

Liezel worked as a public school teacher in Leyte Philippines for eight years before moving to Doha. She has been in the field of education for almost 20 years.

Liezel can quickly establish good rapport with children and colleagues due to her magnetic personality.

She likes to explore new places and watch movies with her family.

Njideka Ogo Adeniyi

Learning Assistant

Njideka Ogo Adeniyi

Learning Assistant

Nj grew up in Nigeria where she completed her bachelor’s degree in agriculture, specializing in animal science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. She started her career in the banking industry, working as a cashier for a year and the nine customer service for six years while volunteering as a teacher.

When she moved to Doha, Qatar, she decided to pursue her passion: teaching. She completed a Diploma in Pre and Primary Teacher Training and also an Advanced Teacher Training course. Since 2016, she has been working full time with children and as a volunteer teacher. Nj is excited to be part of the Hamilton team.

Nj is married and has two boys. She loves to sew, play table tennis, write poems and short stories, and spend time with her family.

Shenelle Bahar

Learning Assistant

Shenelle Bahar

Learning Assistant

Shenelle was born in Sri Lanka. She completed her primary education in English up to Grade 10 at OKI International.
She moved to Doha in XXX where she worked as an assistant teacher (kindergarten / upper reception) at Stafford International School, teaching children between four and six years of age in classroom settings of up to 35 students.

Her passion is to help and work with young children, developing and implementing activities that improve students’ learning and behavioral skills, as well as helping them to build confidence and resilience.
Shenelle enjoys open communication with parents and administrators regarding the growth and well-being of those under her care.

She has excellent verbal, written and listening skills, and is good at managing emotions, negotiating and resolving conflicts, sharing information, helping to resolve problems and working towards achieving common goals.She is enthusiastic, passionate, understanding and very flexible.

Shenelle enjoys good food and loves spending time with her family.

Vishali Dasi

Learning Assistant

Vishali Dasi

Learning Assistant

Vishali was born and raised in India.

She holds a Bachelor of Education from Andhra University, and spent the first six years of her career working in a nursery in Doha. She has always had a passion to work with children.

Vishali enjoys traveling, listening to music, gardening and spending time with her family.

Agnes Herrera

Learning Assistant

Agnes Herrera

Learning Assistant

Agnes was born in the beautiful Philippines. She has always dreamt of becoming a teacher and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education and started her career as a teacher in Montessori School. After 10 years of teaching, she became a school directress at Kindergarten School that she established. Until her family decided to move to Doha, Qatar.

Agnes was employed as a Kindergarten Coordinator and Primary teacher in an international school in Doha. She has 23 years of experience in teaching and has developed a passion for it. She loves to educate children while applying academic and creative activities. Most importantly, she specializes in teaching reading skills.

Agnes enjoys watching TV series, listening to worship songs, badminton, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Glazel Ann Ramirez

Learning Assistants

Glazel Ann Ramirez

Learning Assistants

Glaze has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the Cebu Normal University, and she is also a Licensed Professional Teacher. For the past eight years, Glaze was a Kindergarten Teacher at another school in Doha. Passionate about education, she joined Hamilton to help teachers with children’s learning and development.

Glaze enjoys spending most of her time at home. She loves biking and playing badminton and scrabble as her pastime.

Angela Caparas

Learning Assistant

Angela Caparas
Angela Caparas

Angela Caparas

Learning Assistant

Arlene Mendiola

Learning Assistant

Arlene Mendiola
Arlene Mendiola

Arlene Mendiola

Learning Assistant

Liberty Tortola

Learning Assistant

Liberty Tortola
Liberty Tortola

Liberty Tortola

Learning Assistant

Matilda Coker

Learning Assistant

Matilda Coker
Matilda Coker

Matilda Coker

Learning Assistant

Meera Gopinath

Learning Assistant

Meera Gopinath

Learning Assistant

Olajoke Helen Dairo

Learning Assistant

Olajoke Helen Dairo
Olajoke Helen Dairo

Olajoke Helen Dairo

Learning Assistant

Rejie Cabahug

Learning Assistant

Rejie Cabahug
Rejie Cabahug

Rejie Cabahug

Learning Assistant

Rhea Lumanog

Learning Assistant

Rhea Lumanog
Rhea Lumanog

Rhea Lumanog

Learning Assistant

Royalyn Ulita

Learning Assistant

Royalyn Ulita
Royalyn Ulita

Royalyn Ulita

Learning Assistant

Zandra Ramiscal

Learning Assistant

Zandra Ramiscal
Zandra Ramiscal

Zandra Ramiscal

Learning Assistant

Armiguel Bedonia

Learning Assistant

Armiguel Bedonia

Learning Assistant

Armiguel grew up in Ducligan Banaue Ifugao and move to Las Pinas City for her high school and graduate school education. She took Associate in Hotel & Restaurant Management at Saint Francis Assisi College. After her two years in college, she took training as a caregiver for children and adults.

Armiguel has always had a passion for learning about children's development and how to assist children to be independent depending on their age. She started her career as a caregiver in Taiwan from 2004-2008. She worked as a child caregiver to a newborn baby until 2 years to a Taiwanese family and she leveled up to tutor 4-year-old twins. She helped the twins to be more independent and assisted them in their lessons in English and Maths.

From 2011-2013, she worked at Compass International School as Learning Support Assistant for a child who need special attention in the classroom due to mild autism. She helped him to develop his fine motor skills and assisted him to interact with children of his age. From 2013-2021, Armiguel, worked in Cardiff International Kindergarten School as one of the pioneer Teacher Assistants. She helped the school increase the number of enrollees by making parents satisfied with the quality of care that their children received. She wholeheartedly, willingly, and dedicatedly has done the job that she loved to do as a Teacher Assistant. Armiguel is very compassionate to children, and she had dealt with different issues to the best of his knowledge and expertise. She is genuinely a kind-hearted person and shows empathy and care to each student irrespective of who they are.

Armiguel enjoys listening to music, playing badminton, swimming, walking, and spending time with the family through video calls.

Kariann Ocampo

Learning Assistant

Kariann Ocampo

Learning Assistant

Kariann is from Manila in the Philippines and has more than four years of experience assisting in the educational and social development of children. She has also worked in a school for special needs.

Kariann holds two bachelor’s degrees; she earned her first, a BS in Commerce in 1997, and then later earned her BS in Nursing in 2009. She loves working with children and seeing them grow. She has a passion and commitment to serving them to the best of her knowledge and skills.

On weekends and holidays, she enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves to travel and explore places.

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