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

Founding Principal

Terry Senior

Founding Principal

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

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

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

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

Ian Rinaldi

Head of Elementary

Ian Rinaldi

Head of Elementary

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Greene

Head of Admissions

Virginia Greene

Head of Admissions

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Angeliki Georgopoulou

Class Teacher

Angeliki Georgopoulou

Class Teacher

Angeliki grew up in Greece before relocating to the United Kingdom to further her studies in the field of education.

She holds a BA in English Literature and Culture, and an MA in Education and Professional Studies from King’s College London. She is bilingual speaking both Greek and English. She has a passion for the process of teaching and learning and has worked in education since 2016. Since 2017, she has worked as a class teacher in Newton British Academy in Doha, where she had the pleasure of introducing and implementing an engaging teaching framework for writing in a multi-lingual learning environment.

Angeliki is enthusiastic about having a positive impact on pupil’s emotional, ethical, cognitive and academic development and empowering them as future citizens of any society and the world. She aspires to be involved with educational institutions which contribute culturally, socially and scientifically to the communities in which they belong.

Angeliki enjoys reading, painting, playing board games with friends, dancing and spending time with her family.

Breegeen Doherty

Class Teacher

Breegeen Doherty

Class Teacher

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.

Cesar Rozmus

MFL (Languages) Teacher

Cesar Rozmus

MFL (Languages) Teacher

Cesar teaches French and Spanish at Hamilton.

He was born in Poland, but also grew up in France, and has lived in North Wales in the UK.

Cesar holds a BA (Hons) and PGCE in French and Spanish, and a Masters in Education from the University of Chester in the UK. He also has Masters degrees in Music and Classics from Poland. In 2014, Cesar received the Queen of England's Award for his international charity work.

He speaks fluent Polish, English, French, Spanish and Czech, and is currently learning Italian and Arabic.

Cesar has always had a passion for music, languages, travelling and discovering other countries and their cultures. He started his career as an opera singer, and also plays the pipe organ and the violin.

Having travelled extensively, Cesar has seen the way languages open doors to other cultures and countries, giving one the opportunity to make new friends, broaden their horizons and discover the world. This, coupled with his general interest in modern languages and learning, spurred him on to study for a degree and then get into teaching. He wants to give that enjoyment, passion and fulfilment to his students.

Cesar likes working with young people because of their amazing potential. He believes that their minds are still open to new discoveries, and with the right stimulus and support, they soak up ideas like a sponge.

Cesar enjoys chess, music, tennis, swimming, walking, reading, cinema, opera and theatre, food and meeting people.

Courtney Munn-Francis

Class Teacher

Courtney Munn-Francis

Class Teacher

Originally from the United Kingdom, Courtney gained her degree at Nottingham Trent University. During her studies, she completed a voluntary work placement within a school in Mexico. Following this successful experience, Courtney gained a position as a Team Leader at a Nursery back in the UK.

Courtney quickly realised in order to enhance her career that international teaching was her preferred route.

While gaining experience in Qatar, Courtney kept a close eye on the development of schools and saw an opportunity to join Hamilton and was intrigued to help build the successful learning environment that she believes Hamilton has to offer.

Courtney’s passion is to provide the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and provide students with the best possible education. She has gained experience in a number of countries and prides herself in witnessing students achieve their educational and overall developmental goals, through all areas of learning.

Courtney enjoys travelling, water sports and looking after her dog, Milo.

Daniela Castro-Zolezzi

Class Teacher

Daniela Castro-Zolezzi

Class Teacher

Daniela was born in Canada and raised internationally by two Peruvian parents between the Middle East, New Zealand, Peru, and Canada.

Daniela holds a BA in Political Science and International Studies with a specialisation in Human Rights from the University of Alberta. She went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Nottingham, and is now specialising in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners Overseas from the University of Toronto. She is a native English speaker, a bilingual Spanish speaker, advanced in French and Portuguese, and can communicate in basic Arabic.

She has worked in education for four years, beginning as an Early Years teaching assistant in Lima, Peru, and moving on to teach Year 1 and Year 2 in Qatar. She recently had the unique opportunity to develop new skills working in a corporate setting with HR professionals, helping with the development and implementation of employee initiatives that encouraged diversity and inclusion, professional and personal development, and workplace wellbeing.

Daniela is excited about making a difference, both to children’s learning experiences, and to school environments that wish to foster a sense of trust, collaboration, transparency, passion, and kindness, equally for parents and colleagues, as well as for students. She hopes she can add cultural and intellectual value to internationally-minded educational institutions that thrive under inclusive, engaging and forward-thinking leadership.

Daniela enjoys playing soccer, exploring nature, dancing salsa, and travelling with family and friends.

Danielle Louise Sanniti

Class Teacher

Danielle Louise Sanniti

Class Teacher

Danielle grew up in the East of England in a small market town called Waltham Abbey. In her youth, Danielle also spent a lot of time in Italy with her family. Before moving to Qatar, Danielle lived and taught in South East London, an area she loves and will always call home.

Danielle undertook a combined degree in Early Childhood Studies and Health Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent. Before deciding to work in Qatar, Danielle considered working in China, but decided it was too far away!

Danielle has always had a passion for child development and learning, and after working with children across South East Asia, she decided to undertake a PGCE specialising in Early Years in 2012.
She is currently working on her MA in Education: Culture, Language & Identity, and hopes to finish this over the next few years.

Danielle is particularly passionate about teaching children to read and write and supporting parents with home learning. Danielle has written articles for Nursery World Magazine and has also had some of these published in educational books. She is excited to work at The Hamilton International School and is excited for the journey ahead.

Fiona Dixon

Class Teacher

Fiona Dixon

Class 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 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.

Gemma Cleverley

Class Teacher

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Gemma Cleverley

Class 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.

Lianne Hall

Class Teacher

Lianne Hall

Class Teacher

Lianne is from England and has been teaching for six years; two of which have been in Qatar.

She went to Nottingham Trent University, graduating with a BA in Sports and Psychology Education. Lianne then went on to live and work in Barcelona as an English language teacher. Although she was only there for a year, she managed to learn a little Spanish during her time, which she is very proud of! Following this, she gained her PGCE in Primary Education and since then, has had experiences teaching in England across Years 3 – 6.

Lianne is passionate about teaching English; more specifically, writing. She enjoys creating memorable experiences to engage children by stimulating their imaginations. She is also in the process of publishing her first in a series of children’s books. In previous years, she has coached school netball teams and enjoys dedicating her time to creating enjoyable extracurricular activities to inspire young girls to be more involved in sport. She also believes netball is the best sport in the world!

Lianne is extremely excited to teach the IPC curriculum at Hamilton, as she truly believes that learning should be meaningful, relatable and holistic and she intends on having a lot of fun in the classroom! Lianne enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as playing netball and eating Cantonese food.

Nia Merriman

Physical Education Teacher

Nia Merriman

Physical Education Teacher

Nia started her teaching career in the UK before moving to the Middle East. Over the last 16 years, she has taken on various management roles, including Director of Sport, Head of PE, IBDP coordinator, PSPE coordinator and CAS Coordinator with various educational establishments such as Queen Elizabeth School, William Hulme Grammar, Stockport Grammar, Nord Anglia, ACS and the Swiss International school.

Nia holds coaching qualifications in numerous sporting activities and supports the International Schools sports league here in Qatar, holding the position of Chairperson. Her passion in the teaching environment can be seen with the high engagement of her students in a fun yet challenging environment along with the dedication into an exciting extracurricular program.

Outside of work, she enjoys travelling to new places, meeting new people and playing netball. Nia is also fluent in Welsh.

Niamh Kuncaitis

Class Teacher

Niamh Kuncaitis

Class 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.

Nicola Buscher

Class Teacher

Nicola Buscher

Class Teacher

Nicola Buscher is from the United Kingdom and has been a primary school teacher and leader for 16 years. She holds a BA in Combined Studies from the University of Bradford, and an MA in International Education Leadership from the University of Leeds. Nicola has always had a passion for teaching and inspiring young people and throughout her career has taught across all age groups within the primary years.

In addition to class teaching, Nicola has also held positions of whole school responsibility including; Subject Leader, Head of Year, Deputy Head and Acting Head of Primary. Since 2008, Nicola has worked internationally in Portugal, Dubai and Qatar before returning to the UK to undertake her Masters Degree.

Nicola is enthusiastic about developing the skills of all pupils within the school and has worked with, and supported, parents and teachers on various aspects of teaching and learning. Through her delivery of professional development to staff and workshops and presentations to parents, Nicola is committed to enhancing children’s whole school experiences so that they can develop a lifelong love for learning.

As well as teaching and learning, Nicola’s other passion is health and fitness. She regularly attends the gym and runs not only for fun but also for charity. Spending time with her family doing outdoors activities such as cycling and hiking is her favorite pastime however, she wishes her 2 children were as keen on this as she is.

Ross Gibbons

ICT Teacher

Ross Gibbons

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.

Sam Edwards

Physical Education Teacher

Sam Edwards

Physical Education Teacher

Sam grew up on a farm in the rural parts of South West England, where he spent the majority of his life before making the move out to Qatar to teach Physical Education.

Sport has always been a huge part of Sam’s life, playing and competing in several sports throughout his education and further. He excelled most in tennis, competing at National and International level events and 1st team tennis at university. This passion for sport transferred into his studies, where he holds a BA in Sport and Social Sciences from the University of Bath, and undertaking his PGCE with QTS in Physical Education.

Sam is very passionate about helping every pupil to achieve their very best in every aspect of school life, both in and out of a sporting context. He believes that every child is unique, learns differently and has the potential to do great things. It’s about finding out what works for that child and helping them to grow over the course of their education and beyond.

As well as playing a lot of tennis in his spare time, Sam enjoys challenging himself in any way he can, recently completing an Ironman triathlon. Outside of playing sport, he likes to travel and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Zamzam Albasri

Class Teacher

Zamzam Albasri

Class 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.

Zara Otho

Class Teacher

Zara Otho

Class Teacher

Zara grew up in Japan, Russia, Netherlands, Kenya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia before relocating to Doha to work with international schools. She holds an MA in Education from King’s College London, UK.

She grew up studying at international schools around the world and understands them well, which is why she feels she can connect to the children on a more personal level. She has worked in international schools as a class teacher and held several leadership positions, including Head of Year and English Coordinator.

Zara is enthusiastic about education, its current concerns and possibilities, including policies and practices being used around the world. She believes in creating an environment where children enjoy learning, become confident in who they are, believe in possibilities and dream big. She is always looking for ways to learn more and wants her students to adopt the same dedication for learning.

Zara enjoys walking, travelling, painting, reading and spending time with her family.

Aida Rizk

Arabic and Qatar History Teacher

Aida Rizk

Arabic and Qatar History Teacher

Aida graduated from the Faculty of Education with a Bachelor’s degree in Education in Arabic language and social sciences. She is trilingual and speaks Arabic, French and English. At the start of her educational career, Aida was a volunteer to several schools and academies.

In September 2009, Aidabegan her career in Dubai as a teacher for native and non-native speakers.When she moved back to Lebanon, she had the opportunity to start a new assignment with the Ministry of Labor in cooperation with major social service organizations,doing research on critical cases related to human rights.

Aida to Qatar moved with her family in 2014 where she resumed her teaching career. During this time, Aida conducted Self and Team Development Workshops, as well as professional development programs in Arabic language teaching in a school context.

Aida has a genuine passion for and natural love of teaching; she endeavors to impact children’s lives and brings patience and joy to the classroom. In her free time, Aida enjoys cycling, swimming, cooking and spending time with her husband and her two lovely children.

Jennifer Lomat

Class Teacher

Jennifer Lomat

Class Teacher

Jennifer grew up in Canada before relocating to Qatar.

Jennifer holds three bachelor’s degrees in religious studies, Sociology (honors), and education, as well as a diploma in Early Childhood Development; all qualifications were completed in Canada at Queen’s University.

Jennifer has been a teacher for six years and is always striving to develop professionally with different age groups. She started her career in Canada as a primary teacher and continues to work with various age groups. In 2017, Jennifer furthered her teaching experience in Qatar, where she was working at a private international school as a kindergarten teacher.

Jennifer is truly passionate about education and supporting children’s development. She is always open to new opportunities that can enhance students’ learning. She is certified in first aid and intercultural competence.

Jennifer enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, cooking, reading, music, dancing, movies and spending time with her friends and family.

Ligia Alvarado

SEN Teacher

Ligia Alvarado

SEN Teacher

Ligia was born in Managua, Nicaragua before moving to the USA with her parents and siblings at the age of six. She completed her undergraduate degree in journalism at Texas A&M University in College Station in 2000, then went on to receive her master’s in ESL/Bilingual education from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in 2005.

She is currently working towards her certification in educational leadership at the College of New Jersey.She hopes to one day support students with special needs in a leadership capacity.

Ligia has over 13 years of formal experience teaching internationally. She has lived and worked in the USA, Kuwait, Vietnam, and Switzerland. Ligia has an affinity for working with students with special learning and language needs. She is also interested in learning about brain development in students learning multiple languages and how it impacts learning.

Ligia enjoys diving, running, hiking, skiing, cooking, and spending time with her family. She especially enjoys her time with her nieces and nephews who range from ages 7 to 18, which she affectionately calls her ‘puppies’.

Roua G Youseff

ASA Administrator

Roua G Youseff

ASA Administrator

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

Roua 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 fluent English, French and Arabic.

Roua has always had a passion for learning and has been working in education for the pastyear.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.

Roua was a member, secretary and a trainer in the Lebanese Red Cross- Youth Department. She offered Humanitarian Values Presentations to children from three to 16 years old, and also conducted educational and targeted activities to spread awareness among children.

Roua enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

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.

Ashtar Saleh

Human Resources Manager

Ashtar Saleh

Human Resources Manager

Ashtar was born in Lebanon and raised in Qatar.

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

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

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

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

Carla Ang

Accountant

Carla Ang

Accountant

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

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

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

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

Mohamed Basiouny

Facilities Manager

Mohamed Basiouny

Facilities Manager

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

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

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

Samir Ahmed

Admissions and Communication Manager

Samir Ahmed

Admissions and Communication Manager

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

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

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

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

Sara Bazian

Registrar

Sara Bazian

Registrar

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

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

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

Mark Nieveras

IT Officer

Mark Nieveras

IT Officer

Mark 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.

Mark 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.

During his free time, he loves to travel, do food-trips when he visits different countries, and playing basketball and badminton. He is also a promising food and travel blogger in Doha. You can read more about his work on Instagram or his own website!

Odette Gais

Head of After-school Activities

Odette Gais

Head of After-school Activities

Odette was born in Romania and spent most of her life in Italy with her family. Graduating from the University of Spiru Haret Romania in Management, Odette spent her years in Milan, working mainly in IT office administration. After working with international companies such as Samsung, she realized she needed a change.

She moved to Qatar in 2014, working in Hospitality and managing teams of up to 80 personnel.

Odette she is active, full of energy, a positive spirit, and eager to take on challenges and responsibilities in order to grow herself and her career. Her free time is dedicated to passions such as cooking, fitness and traveling the world.

Shehla Hussey

Finance and Administration Manager

Shehla Hussey

Finance and Administration Manager

Shehla is an experienced finance professional with over fifteen years of experience working in investment banking, finance and education.

Prior to joining Hamilton, Shehla worked as the Finance Manager at Doha College and as Vice President with BNY Mellon in London. Before joining BNY Mellon, Shehla worked at BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank. Shehla has a keen interest in education and the positive impact it has on society.

Shehla studied Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics and holds qualifications from the ACCA and ICSA in London, amongst others.

She has worked and lived in Qatar, London, the Channel Islands and Mauritius. Shehla is fluent in English and French.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and scuba diving.

Shirley Bickford

Receptionist

Shirley Bickford

Receptionist

Shirley was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she spent most of her childhood. Her family then relocated to Guatemala where she finished her schooling. After graduating from high school, she went on to study to be an Executive Bilingual Assistant and Legal Translator (English/Spanish).

She then spent a year in Florence, Italy, where she studied Italian and Image Consulting.

Shirley truly enjoys meeting and working with new people. She has lived in Doha for nearly 12 years, and previously worked as a teaching assistant and shadow teacher for special needs children, as well as a receptionist.

Shirley enjoys reading immensely, both in English and Spanish. She works out at least four times a week, a must for her! She has had the opportunity to travel to many countries and is very enthusiastic and happy to be working at Hamilton.

Yasmin Selmi

Librarian

Yasmin Selmi

Librarian

Yasmin is a Palestinian born and raised in Doha.

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.

Esra Hanoun

Teacher Assistant

Esra Hanoun

Teacher Assistant

Esra grew up in Jordan and completed her degree there before relocating to the USA to gain her experience in teaching.

Esra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the Hashemite University of Jordan. Esra became passionate about education when she assisted teachers in lesson planning and other general classroom tasks while working at the Ridge land School District 122 in Illinois.

Esra has a passion for early learning, especially enriching young children through mindful experiences. She aims to help students and their parents achieve their educational goals and improve their skills in a fun and stimulating learning environment.

Esra enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband Omar.

Glazel Ann Ramirez

Teacher Assistant

Glazel Ann Ramirez

Teacher Assistant

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.

Jeramie Amoro

Teacher Assistant

Jeramie Amoro

Teacher Assistant

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.

Jillie Jade Bunao

Teacher Assistant

Jillie Jade Bunao

Teacher Assistant

Jillie completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University in the Philippines before relocating to Qatar in 2010.

Jillie has always had a passion for learning and has worked in the education sector for almost eight years. Jillie started her career as a teaching assistant in a nursery and later became a teacher for five years in Doha.
Jillie is a keen advocate in supporting parents and children in their learning at school, and has undergone training to enhance her professional development.

Jillie enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

Jocelyn Robredillo

Teacher Assistant

Jocelyn Robredillo

Teacher 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.”

Kariann Ocampo

Teacher Assistant

Kariann Ocampo

Teacher 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.

Leilanie Sambrano

Teacher Assistant

Leilanie Sambrano

Teacher Assistant

Leilanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Science and Tourism from Northwestern University in the Philippines. Shehas also completed a Professional Caregiver to Children, Elderly and People with Disabilities course, as well as her First Aid Certificate.

Prior to joining Hamilton, she worked at the American Embassy in Doha as a security officer for facility section contractors,helping to keep the premises and employees safe and secure.

Leilanie’s passion for teaching and working with children was ignited when she worked as an assistant teacher at a nursery, where she developed her skills in adaptability, mentoring,communication and teamwork.

Her love and patience for all children is one of the most important skills she possesses.

Liezel Aporto

Teacher Assistant

Liezel Aporto

Teacher 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

Teacher Assistant

Njideka Ogo Adeniyi

Teacher 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.

Olubunmi Lawoyin

Teacher Assistant

Olubunmi Lawoyin

Teacher Assistant

Bunmi grew up in the western parts of Nigeria, where she gained her first degree in accounting from the KogiState University. After that, she completed her second degree in Business from the University of Northampton, United Kingdom.

Bunmi's passion for childhood development influenced her decision to become a teacher. She has taught in Qatar for over four years now and is thrilled to be part of the Hamilton team.

Bunmi is married with three children and loves to watch movies.

Shenelle Bahar

Teacher Assistant

Shenelle Bahar

Teacher 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

Teacher Assistant

Vishali Dasi

Teacher 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.

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