Metropolitan teachers are committed to instilling a love of learning within students with the aim of inspiring every student to reach their full potential. Metropolitan expects teachers to have:
Strong academic backgrounds related to their field of specialization, with preference given to graduates of North American accredited colleges and universities.
Teaching credentials relevant to their field specialization, with preference given to U.S. teacher certification.
Teaching experience commensurate to their teaching assignment, with preference given to teachers with two or more years of experience.
Commitment to ongoing professional development.
Willingness to actively support and be involved in co-curricular activities.
Aisha finished her BA in Marketing at the Modern Science and Arts University in 2019. She began her career as a Marketer spending only 1 year before deciding to take the risk of switching to teaching career where she believed it was her passion. Since then, Aisha started working in International Schools, teaching English mainly to KG and Primary grades. She found herself creating strong bonds with her young students through love, patience and care. Aisha believes that the first few years of a student’s life at school are the most important as it plays an instrumental role for building a child’s character. Aisha has a passion for photography, travelling, painting and listening to music.
Alba finished her B.A in Elementary Education from The Autonomous University of Barcelona. Alba has worked eight years in Barcelona as an Elementary teacher. She moved to Cairo in 2022 and has worked in Helwan University as Spanish teacher. Following this she studied an MA degree in ELE at The International University of La Rioja. Her main hobbies are travelling, reading, spend quality time with family and practice acroyoga. As a language teacher she promotes enjoyable sessions to consolidate significant learning in students.
7th Grade English Teacher
Obtained his B.S. in Middle Grades Education with a focus in English Language Arts and Social Sciences at DePaul University, Chicago. He has taught in both the public and private settings at Chicago urban institutions and has actively contributed to curriculum formation.
He is passionate about helping children achieve their highest potential by catering to unique learning styles.
His hobbies include travel, photography, creative writing, and swimming.
Ali has 9 years of experience teaching in different international schools, along with 13 years of experience as a swimming judge in the Egyptian swimming federation. He loves traveling and sightseeing.
Aya Elborhamy is a passionate teacher from Northern Virginia, she got her bachelor degree from George Mason University in 2015. Ms. Aya has been teaching for the past 8 years, with experience in both the American and the IB curriculum. She is dedicated to making a positive impact on her students’ lives. She believes that she truly makes a difference with each student she teaches. Apart from teaching, she loves traveling and exploring new cities. Fun fact: She played rugby for George Mason University.
Amira graduated from Home Economics at Helwan University. She has 15 years of experience in education, including both national and international schools, with 5 of those years in international schools. Currently, she is pursuing an education teaching diploma at Ain Shams University. She has also completed courses in International Computer Driving License (ICDL) and liturgy. Her hobbies include traveling, crocheting, and swimming.
Bishoy communication and network engineer by profession, graduated from Faculty of Engineering and worked as a network engineer for years. However, his career took an exciting turn when he decided to start a new journey as an ICT teacher. Recognizing his passion for education and the opportunity to make a positive impact on young minds. As an ICT teacher, he introduced students to the world of technology, helping them develop a strong foundation in digital literacy and problem-solving. Beyond his professional pursuits, he directs some plays.
Dalia finished her Bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts-Architecture department, Class of 2012.
To follow her passion for teaching Mathematics, she completed the Professional Educator Diploma for teaching Early Years Learners (CELE) from the American University in Cairo; which assists in understanding and fostering the development of early learning skills in young children, in the classroom, at home, and within the community.
Her love for Math is hereditary across 3 generations. She has extensive experience in teaching Math for different elementary stages for more than 5 years. She serves as a facilitator of learning, providing students with the knowledge and tools to solve problems and then encouraging students to be autonomous learners. Students learn in different ways, so she keeps up with the best practices for differentiation. Dalia regularly incorporates them into her instruction to support all of her students in learning. She also understands there may be multiple ways to solve problems and uses those alternate strategies to help struggling students grasp difficult concepts.
Her main hobbies are jewelry design, crochet & singing. She also enjoys a variety of cultural activities such as attending plays, attending live musical performances, and visiting historical museums.
Deena Anwar is a graduate of Ain Shams University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Mathematics.
During her 12 years of teaching, Deena has gained experience and official certification in some of the most innovative and advanced teaching styles available in mainstream education, such as the IB (IB category 1, and 2) and Montessori systems (Certified Montessori teacher), in addition to delivering mathematics within the American system. With her extensive experience through elementary and middle school, she can bring a broad range of approaches to help her students achieve their potential in mathematics.
As a lifelong learner and 21st-century teacher, Deena continues to explore different aspects of education. She has attended courses in training peers (Pearson Certified Trainer), digital instruction for students using the Nearpod platform (Nearpod Certified Educator), and creating digital student portfolios, with Seesaw (Seesaw Ambassador).
Dina finished her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. Then she shifted to a teaching career.
Dina has 10 years now of teaching experience in other international schools. Following this, she obtained her PGCEi degree from Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom. She almost taught all grade levels. Dina loves teaching middle and high school students. She believes that her ultimate responsibility is to direct her students to reach their highest potential.
She has extensive experience teaching chemistry and biology. Her main hobbies are traveling abroad, going to the gym, and cooking.
Destiny has earned a BA in Psychology with a focus on childhood development from Tampa, Florida. She is certified to teach Early Childhood and Elementary Education. This will be her third year with us as a proud Met Phoenix. Before coming to Egypt, she worked in China for 5 years and has extensive experience supporting learners from a variety of backgrounds and abilities with proven results in literacy acquisition and academic success. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and taking her dog to the park.
Diallo started her teaching experience in early childhood in 2010. She has enjoyed getting to know different cultures and people from around the world during her time in Egypt. She worked before in several NGOs for women and children in Africa, specifically in Guinea Conakry (West Africa), where she is from. Diallo is certified in computer science and languages. She is very excited to be a part of the team and community at Metropolitan School. Diallo is looking forward to another extraordinary year
Eman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (KG) from Helwan University, in 2003. She has 15 years of teaching experience. Besides, Eman has taken professional courses in teaching methods for early childhood. She is always eager to increase her knowledge in education, and psychology. Her main hobbies are reading and traveling.
Eman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Literature from Ain Shams University Class of 2012, she holds an Early Years Childhood Diploma from Cairo University. Eman has 8 years of experience in International Schools.
Engy graduated from the faculty of Education, in 2000. She has 12 years of teaching experience. Engy took professional courses in the teaching methods from Ain-Shams University, and also a course in teaching non-Arab students from Al-Azhar university. She has 6 years of experience in international schools, in addition to 2 years teaching AFL students in the United Arab of Emirates.
Fady finished his BA in Mechanical Engineering at AUC with a minor in business administration. He has extensive experience teaching physics and advanced physics to graduate and undergraduate students with an exceptional record of exceeding the expectation for the students grades. Moreover, he is a certified IB tutor with Cat.2 and Cat.3 certifications. His main hobbies are Football and Gym.
Fady finished his Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Misr International University in 2013. Fady started working in teaching after graduation. He has seven years of experience in other international schools. His main experience is in high and middle school, he loves building good and healthy relations with his students. Fady enjoys teaching chemistry and biology the most. He believes that science is in everything around us, Science is Life. He is looking forward to taking a Teaching Diploma from the American University.
During his free time, Fady loves traveling to new places inside and outside of Egypt, also cooking is his passion, and loves watching soccer games and playing sports.
Farah was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. She has a double major in marketing and innovation technology from The German University in Cairo, and currently working on getting her sports psychology degree. Farah is a professional Basketball player at Gezira Sporting Club and coaches in a private basketball academy. She started her teaching career back in the academic year 2017/2018 at the physical education department teaching early years, elementary and high school. Farah chose this career because she’s passionate about sports.
Her main and favorite hobbies are playing any kind of sport specially basketball, padel tennis and volleyball. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places and cities.
George was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at Misr International University (MIU), Cairo, Egypt in 2007. He traveled to Ontario, Canada where he continued his Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) exams at the Ontario College of Pharmacists. He attended Canadian Pharmacy Skills (CPS) courses at the University of Toronto.
George returned to Egypt in 2012 where he started his career in education at international schools. He taught Biology and Chemistry in American, British, and IB educational systems. He believes that students can only learn from teachers they like.
His main hobbies are biking, gardening and cooking. Whenever he has free time, he enjoys traveling to different beaches.
Hamees finished her bachelor’s degree in health science with minor in child development at Virginia commonwealth university. She then earned her teaching license in the state of Virginia working with Richmond public schools. She has extensive experience teaching abroad as well as the US. Outside of work Hamees loves to travel to experience different cultures, spend time with family or spend a good day at the beach. “I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners!! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor—is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily.”
Hanan graduated from Cairo University, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics. During her 16 years of teaching, she has developed a passion and gained extensive experience in teaching mathematics in elementary and middle schools within the American educational system.
Hanan’s objective is to help learners develop their mental math and problem-solving skills, apply what they learn in class to their daily activities, and stimulate their passion for learning to help them reach their maximum potential. She is very excited to be a part of the team and community at Metropolitan School and is looking forward to an extraordinarily fruitful year. Hanan enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and listening to music.
Ms. Ines is a product of the French education system. Born and raised in Tunisia, she always had an eye to being an elementary school teacher. She received her teaching qualification in Tunisia at Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages Tunis, and she obtained a bachelor’s degree at the Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis in Early Childhood Education as well as Child Psychology. She worked in elementary schools in Tunis teaching Math and French for 4 years and in the last 7 years, she specialized in teaching the French Language In Egypt.
I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful school community. Originally hailing from Pocatello, Idaho, I have always had a strong passion for art and culture. In pursuit of this interest, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in History of Art and Visual Culture. Little did I know that this academic journey would ultimately lead me to the fascinating country of Egypt. I have been teaching for a total of six years now, and the experience has been truly fulfilling. My journey in education started in Egypt, where I taught English Language Arts (ELA) for a year from 2018 to 2019. Subsequently, I moved to Riyadh where I spent the next four years teaching homeroom and English Language Learners (ELL). The opportunity to immerse myself in these different educational settings has broadened my understanding of the unique needs and potentials of students from diverse backgrounds.
On a personal note, my heart belongs to three adorable cats that bring immense joy to my life. Their playful and mischievous nature never fails to put a smile on my face. In addition to my feline companions, I have a keen interest in horses and equestrianism. Riding and training horses for dressage and jumping is a passion of mine. There’s something truly special about the bond between a rider and their equine partner, and it provides me with a sense of tranquility and connection to nature. As an educator, I strongly believe in fostering an inclusive and engaging classroom environment. My goal is to inspire a love for learning and empower students to explore their creativity, critical thinking, and language skills. I am dedicated to a student-centered approach, tailoring my teaching methods to meet the diverse needs and interests of each individual. Thank you for welcoming me into your school community. I look forward to getting to know each student and working collaboratively to ensure their success.
Jihane holds a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Cairo University. She has over 10 years of experience in the educational field. She taught in different schools in Egypt, national, international/American. Jihane started her career as a Science Teacher and taught lower elementary students first moving to middle school and up to high school students as well. Following this, Jihane became a Science H.O.D.
Because of her passion for dealing with children, she shifted her career to become a School Counselor. She enjoys her role in encouraging all children to strive for their personal best. Jihane loves helping students to develop their academic and social skills to succeed in school.
Karim knows that successful students become successful adults. This is his 6th year teaching abroad, away from his hometown of Toronto, Canada. As a former member of the Canadian army cadets, he believes in hard work and dedication and that every individual is capable of great achievements. Karim obtained his education at the University of Windsor and has multiple certifications in teaching English, Marketing, and neuropsychology. Karim is very excited and happy to be teaching in Egypt.
Karim graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Cairo University and has 14 years of experience working in international schools. He earned his Master’s degree from Cairo University in Post-Education Studies. Karim is dedicated to using interactive learning through innovative lesson planning and effectively collaborates with parents. He applies differentiated learning standards and strives to be creative in his lessons. His hobbies include playing soccer, chess, and traveling.
Kay has a BA (hons) degree in Childhood and Youth Studies as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Sunderland University in the UK. Kay has been living and teaching in Egypt for the past 14 years. At her previous school, she was head of the Early Years Foundation Stage for 8 years as well as teaching full-time, so she has a lot of experience working with and teaching young children.
In her spare time, Kay loves taking her 2 dogs to the beach. She enjoys traveling to different parts of the world, trying new foods, socializing, and reading. She also promises to learn Arabic one day.
Lorena finished her BA in Early Childhood Education and earned an endorsement in English as a Second Language at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. Following this, she obtained a certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the International TEFL Academy.
She has extensive experience teaching young learners. Lorena has taught core subjects as well as English as a Foreign Language to students in the United States of America, Brazil, and Spain.
Her main hobbies include reading, traveling, and photography. She also enjoys learning about new cultures, visiting museums, and exploring nature.
Mai completed her studies in Biomedical Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. Following this, she earned a degree in Psychological Health from Philadelphia International University and an Educational Skills Diploma from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She has extensive experience teaching math in both elementary and middle school levels. Her main hobbies include reading, baking, swimming, and horse riding. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and walking her dog.
Malak graduated from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and a minor in Mathematics. She has always had a passion for teaching, which is why she started working as an undergraduate teaching assistant when she was still in university. Upon graduating, Malak decided to pursue a career in teaching, and she is currently seeking to further enhance her teaching skills through completing the Professional Educator Diploma from the AUC. Her main hobbies are reading, travelling, and playing tennis.
Ms. Namouchi is Tunisian and holds certification as a telecommunication engineer from the Higher Institute of Technological Studies in Communications of Tunis. She has 6 years of teaching experience in international schools. She is certified in ‘Teaching French as a Foreign Language’ from ‘CAVILAM – Alliance Française’ and ‘the French institute.’ She is also certified by ‘the French Cultural Center’ for teaching DELF in schools. Currently, she is pursuing her Micromaster in ‘Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement’ from the University of Michigan.
Manal finished her BA in English Language and Literature in 2008. Manal has more than 12 years of experience in Kindergarten and Elementary education. She finished her Professional Teaching Certification accredited from NWAC and MEANS, USA, in 2012. She is certified to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She also obtained her Intensive Nursery Teaching certificate in 2013. Following this, she obtained a Certification in Neuroscience in Education in 2021. Her main hobbies are reading, traveling, and playing music.
Maro finished her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in the Faculty of Commerce (English section) at Ain Shams University in 2011. She worked as an accountant for 1 year before pursuing her passion, which is teaching. Following this, she obtained a professional educational diploma (PED) for teaching early years learners at the American University in Cairo in May 2020, as well as several workshops and training in teaching strategies and classroom management. Maro has 9 years of experience in teaching Math, from pre-k up to Grade 3. Her main hobbies are traveling, watching movies, listening to music, and painting.
Marina graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems. She has 5 years of experience in the teaching field at an International school. Her passion is working with children and witnessing their physical and personality growth. She enjoys doing crafts, listening to music, and reading.
Melissa had earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands in California and subsequently her teaching credential from Texas Education Agency. She had the opportunity to teach multiple grade levels for more than 12 years in many locations including California, Texas, Dubai, Kuwait, and Egypt.
Mick graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BA in Human Geography and Elementary Education. He continued his studies at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where he earned his MA in Special Education: Teaching the Gifted and Talented. Mick furthered his learning by earning a Certificate of Educational Technology and Informational Literacy from the State University of New York in Buffalo. He is certified in the IB/PYP elementary areas and Exhibitions. Mick has extensive training in using the Readers’ and Writers’ Workshop from TCRWP and is a Google Certified Educator. He is entering his 29th year of teaching. He has taught in Colorado, USA, twice in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, and now Egypt. When not teaching or learning, Mick loves to read, travel, fish, golf, cook, listen to and play music, birding recently, and above all, get lost in and enjoy the city in which he is living.
Muhammad completed his BA in Arabic from Al-Azhar University in Cairo. After that, he obtained a general education diploma and a professional diploma in the Department of Educational Technology from Helwan University. Then, he obtained a diploma in the Psychological Counseling Department from the Faculty of Education for Postgraduate Studies, Cairo University. He has extensive experience in teaching Arabic for nearly ten years, as well as in psychological dealing with students. His favorite hobbies are reading, traveling, enjoying music and photography, and exercising regularly.
Mona was born and raised in Sweden until the age of 10. She moved to Egypt and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Arab Open University, which gave her time to follow her passion for teaching young students.
Mona started teaching at the age of 17 and her love of teaching grew and grew, to further follow her passion and support it with proper studies, Mona earned a Master’s Degree in teaching the elementary stage from The College of New Jersey as well as attending different workshops, such as Curriculum Building, Concept-Based Learning, and Making the PYP happen (through the IBO), Jolly Phonics, and Montessori classes.
She has taught in different schools in Egypt, national, International/American, and special needs schools.
Myles finished her BA at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. From this experience, she worked with students in high-needs schools both one-on-one and in a classroom setting. Myles has been working in a teaching capacity for over 10 years as a tutor and as a classroom teacher. Myles moved to Egypt in 2012 and has been working as a classroom teacher from KG1 to grade 3 ever since.
Myles’ main hobbies are reading, traveling, saying she’s going to learn Arabic, and attempting to learn the ukulele.
Nora Hashish, a French teacher born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, is a passionate educator with eight years of teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art with a specialization in the French section and a professional educator diploma from the American University in Cairo. Nora’s dedication to education is evident in her ability to create engaging and inclusive learning environments for her students. Her deep understanding of French language and culture, coupled with her adaptability to different student needs, has helped her foster a love for the French language among her students. Outside of teaching, Nora enjoys reading books from various genres, exploring different cultures through travel, and maintaining an active lifestyle with swimming and regular exercise. She also finds relaxation and entertainment in watching movies, both classic French cinema and international releases.
Nicole is an American teacher who graduated from Moreland University in Washington, D.C. She also holds a B.A from Post University in Marketing and Masters in Business Administration (MBA). This will be her 6th year teaching. She has experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds, from complete beginners to advanced university students. She loves to motivate her students and make learning a comfortable and enjoyable experience. She is also IB PYP certified with five years of experience.
When she is not teaching, she enjoys helping her local community, traveling to new places, and exercising.
High School ELA Teacher
Mrs. Niveen started her career in education the year 2006 as a high school teacher after graduating from faculty of Arts department of English literature. All her years of experience are in international American education. She believes that “Each and every student is special in his/her own way”.
Niveen worked in several American international schools as a high school LA teacher, head of department, teachers’ trainer and academic evaluator . Niveen is a Cognia certified ELIOT observer which enables her class to follow the proper standards and criteria of the proper international American education.
Raneen completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and International Trade from Misr International University in 2017. She began her teaching career after graduation and has six years of experience in various international schools. Her primary expertise lies in teaching business and economics, subjects she loves and enjoys the most. Raneen firmly believes that everything around us is connected to and influenced by business; it is the essence of life. Recently, she earned certification as an AP Instructor.
Rasha graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Law and has 10 years of experience in teaching Christian Religion in both national and international schools, covering primary, preparatory, and secondary levels. She specialized in the elementary, preparatory, and secondary curriculum for religion, receiving training for 5 years and studying special cases. Additionally, she has taken courses on how to deal with adolescence.
Her hobbies include traveling, reading, cooking, swimming, and listening to music.
Art HOD and Teacher
Born and raised in New York, Reham never imagined she would develop a special bond with Egypt’s culture and lifestyle. She has since made her home here and started her early career utilizing her Business Administration degree with a specialization in Graphic Design, entering the corporate universe as a graphic designer and consultant.
Realizing the corporate world wasn’t for her, she moved on to acquire a Professional Educator Diploma specializing in Early Years and began teaching English at EBIS. However, she desired to expand her career and set her sights on Metropolitan, beginning as a Support Specialist while completing her Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Nottingham.
Currently, Reham has moved on to become a teacher at Metropolitan and enjoys teaching in her root specialization: visual arts.
Riham finished her BA in Chemistry and Early Childhood Learning. She was teaching at K-12 schools in Seattle, Washington. She has been working as a homeroom teacher for 7 years in the States. Her hobbies are hiking, cooking, and exploring new cafes.
Rola recently earned her BS degree in Elementary Education from Towson University in Maryland. She has taught all subject areas in kindergarten, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade during her rotations in the Elementary Education program. She has experience in different types of schools such as Title 1, Charter, and Traditional public schools. These experiences have given Rola the opportunity to work with students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
My name is Sam Jabri. I am born and raised in San Francisco, California. I have taught the American, British and IB curriculum, I worked with young adults and children of all ages. Most recently I taught IB in English grades PYP4, 5 and MYP1. Certified teacher in PYP and MYP. Under my belt I have an IB Professional Development Teacher Certification Implementing Agency. I also have a bachelor’s degree from Ashford University, as well as a Certification of teaching from Bridge Education Group TEFL. Passions of mine are art, traveling and health/fitness. I am imaginative and creative, and I like applying those skills in my work
Sameh finished his BA in Computer sciences at the Sadat Academy for management sciences, Egypt. Following this, he obtained an MA degree in cultural heritage management, and his thesis was about the Egyptian musical heritage at the University of Pantheon 1 Sorbonne. He also had many Piano performance certificates from the Trinity College of London. Sameh has extensive experience in music teaching, vocal training, and instrument playing. His main hobbies are traveling, excavating, and restoration. He also appreciates long walks in the forests and desert activities such as bird watching and star observing.
Sara has always been interested in the sciences and the humanities, hence, a Bachelor Degree in both Neurosciences and Literature at the University of Toronto was a dream combination for her. After her graduation, she then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Language and Literature, also at the University of Toronto. Her fascination of the mixture between science and language persisted as she wrote her thesis. Her topic of choice: brain functions in the world of fiction. This all culminated in her desire to specialize in teaching and transfer her love of literature onto others, so she decided to tackle on yet another Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Ottawa.
Alongside her studies, Sara started her teaching career since 2014. She had the pleasure of teaching Mathematics, Science, English, French and Social Studies in undergraduate and graduate settings. She has taught in elementary schools, in middle and high schools, at universities and in different bilingual institutes in Canada.
Sara is an avid reader and enjoys travelling and sightseeing.
Sally is graduated from the faculty of commerce & business administration – English section in 2007. She has 12 years of teaching experience in National, British, MYP and American system.
She completed many workshops. Such as :
- 21st century skills,
- Effective classroom management,
- Time management,
- Different levels of thinking (blooms taxonomy)
- Mind Mapping.
- Critical & creative thinking, Problem solving.
- Active Learning.
- Effective Teaching.
- Teaching Strategies.
Her main hobbies are travelling, dancing, and playing games. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and taking landscape pictures.
With a major in architecture, Sarah completed her bachelor’s degree in engineering from Ain Shams University in 2004. She has taught in international schools in the Gulf and in Egypt for the past 14 years. Because she believes that teaching gives one the opportunity to directly touch children’s lives and witness their growth, Sarah decided to apply all of the engineering skills she had acquired from her engineering background in classroom. Engineers who like building things are an excellent fit for this because of their natural desire to change the world around them.
Sherif graduated as a business graduate but decided to become a teacher, and completed the Professional Educator Diploma in Teaching Adolescent Learners at The American University in Cairo. He has worked as a teacher for seven years including one year as the head of the department. He has extensive experience of teaching students through to high school. His love of maths leads him to devise “The Maths Gym” program, which provides real-life examples by integrating mathematics into live sporting events as a stimulus.
Sherif is an expert at handball which he started while in elementary school and was a member of the Australian National Team for 2 years.
Tahani Hassan Moustafa
Arabic/Islamic Religion Teacher & Arabic Head of Department
Tahani comes from 14 years of experience in different international schools in teaching the Arabic language and Islamic religion. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Education. Tahani attended several training workshops related to human development in class management and organization. Tahani participated in writing different scripts for shows and plays along with the general organization of events done in Arabic. Tahani previously worked as an editor at the Nile Culture Channel. Her main hobbies are reading and traveling.
Taiana finished her BA in Languages – English Teaching. Following this she obtained an MA degree in Languages – English Literature. She has more than 10 years of experience in teaching. She started her career in High School as a literature teacher, then as an English teacher for multiple grade levels. For the past 4 years, she has worked as an Elementary Classroom Teacher in International Schools. Her main hobbies are reading, traveling, and cooking
Arabic as a Foreign Language Teacher
Wael holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) from the American University in Cairo (AUC). He has over three years of teaching experience. Wael is keen on developing his teaching practices by presenting his research work at conferences. Among his research interests are sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and instructional technology in language teaching. He follows the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach in which group work and interactive activities are emphasized. In his free time, Wael enjoys reading and traveling.
Yolanda has a Bachelor of Arts in English. Following completion of her BA degree, she obtained a Master of Science in Secondary Education with an English concentration. She has been teaching English for 24 years, and those years include educating students in the states of Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. She also spent 9 years in Malaysia instructing students at an A-level college and at a British international school. Her experience includes teaching students ranging from 6th grade to A-level. Her main hobbies are reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She also enjoys watching and playing sports, especially tennis.