Helen Somerville – Middle and High School Principal

Helen has worked in education for over 20 years at both the Middle and High School level. Graduating from Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand with a joint degree in English Literature and Linguistics, Helen soon moved internationally living and working in both the UK and Italy, while traveling extensively through Europe. She came to Egypt in 2000 and has worked in Port Said American School, Misr Language School, and El Alsson American International School as a Middle and High School English and Social Studies teacher as well as a Department Chair. While in El Alsson, Helen completed her M.Ed in Educational Administration and moved into administration as the High School Assistant Principal. When El Alsson moved the campus to New Giza, Helen changed roles, taking over as the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning. She has extensive experience in curriculum development, teacher professional development, and providing both academic and career guidance for High School. She has a passion for teaching and believes in providing learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Helen enjoys traveling, studying history and global studies, and spending time with her family.

Helen Somerville


Ereeny Yacoub – High School Vice Principal-University Counselor 

Ereeny Yacoub, has 17 years of experience in the field of Development and Education. Ereeny worked as a Manging Director/ Partner in Wadi Environmental Science Centre, WESC, developing and implementing environmental science fieldtrips to school students. The company had also implemented projects with international donors and companies such as EU, UNWOMEN, GIZ, EFG Hermes and others. The focus of her work has been on providing experiential learning to students through collaborative hands-on educational methodologies. The centre has also trained school teachers on curriculum mapping and innovative teaching skills.

In 2019 Ereeny took an assignment of co-managing a private school in Alexandria (Janaklees) for 6 months, where she put teaching strategies and monitored more than 250 teachers’ performance across all grade levels, from KG to High school.

Ereeny has also led the Educational Production Department at Madrasty for Education start up. The focus of the company is providing an online learning platform with affordable quality education for Egyptian National curriculum. The platform features educational videos, live sessions, educational songs as well as question banks as a substitute to private tutoring.

Ereeny is a graduate of Cairo University, major Economics and minor Political Science, English Section. In 2013 she finished her MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College of London, UCL, in the UK. In 2021 she obtained the PGCEi certificate from the University of Nottingham, UK and then pursed a master’s degree in Education with focus on Leadership in the same university. In addition to doing a 6 months course with the Swedish Embassy on entrepreneurship in Sweden, as well as being a certified Climate Reality Leader from Algore Foundation, course of 2014 South Africa.


Dina Ezzat Banoub – Middle School Vice Principal

Dina Banoub is a remarkable individual whose passion for education and science has shaped her career and made a lasting impact on the lives of numerous students. Born with a natural curiosity and a love for learning, Dina embarked on a journey that would ultimately lead her to become an esteemed educator and administrator.

Dina’s educational journey began at the prestigious University of Pharmacy, where she pursued her studies with great enthusiasm. Her time at the university not only deepened her understanding of pharmaceutical sciences but also ignited a desire within her to share her knowledge with others. Recognizing her innate talent for teaching, Dina decided to pursue a career in the education field, and it was a decision that would shape the trajectory of her professional life.

Dina started her teaching career by imparting knowledge in the field of science, inspiring young minds to explore the wonders of the natural world. Dina’s dedication to her craft and her ability to connect with her students soon earned her recognition and respect among her peers.

As her career progressed, Dina’s leadership skills shone through, and she was promoted to the position of Head of Department (HOD). In this role, she not only continued to teach but also took on additional responsibilities, overseeing the curriculum and mentoring fellow educators. Dina’s commitment to academic excellence and her exceptional leadership qualities led to further advancements in her career.

Driven by her ambition and a desire to make a broader impact, Dina accepted the position of Vice Principal in the elementary section of her school. In this role, she played a pivotal role in shaping the overall educational experience of the students. Her visionary leadership, coupled with her ability to foster a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, helped create a positive atmosphere where students thrived academically and emotionally.

After serving as an elementary assistant principal for three years, Dina embarked on a new chapter in her educational journey. In pursuit of personal and professional growth, she made the decision to transition to the middle school level. By moving to the Middle School, Dina aimed to further expand her expertise and contribute to the development and success of older students.

Dina Banoub’s unwavering commitment to education, her passion for science, and her exemplary leadership skills have made her a role model for both students and educators alike.