Our Team | SISD

Our Team

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai provides a carefully designed learning environment that fosters growth and development of students in any year group. This institution was born out of a commitment to build a better future of responsible, successful and well-rounded individuals. The Team at SISD includes the school’s Management, Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Specialist Teachers. It is a dynamic group of highly qualified, multilingual educators who strive to unlock the full potential of every child.

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    Omar Danial

    FOUNDER OF SISD

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    Ruth Burke

    PRINCIPAL/CEO

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    Rania Hussein

    DEPUTY HEAD OF SCHOOL (TEACHING AND LEARNING)

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    Alexander Varghese

    HEAD OF OPERATIONS

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    Amina El Difrawi

    HEAD OF EARLY YEARS

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    Emmanuel Gauthier

    HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

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    Elise Furr

    HEAD OF SECONDARY SCHOOL

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    Caroline Millmann

    HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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    Alison Roberts

    HEAD OF MARKETING AND ADMISSIONS

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    David McKeown

    HEAD OF BOARDING

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    Dr. Yamein Ahmed

    SCHOOL DOCTOR

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    Kristine Ignacio

    SENIOR SCHOOL NURSE

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    Jusna Mary Mathew

    SCHOOL NURSE

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    Dionalyn Olivido

    SCHOOL NURSE

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    Arlene Samia

    PA TO THE PRINCIPAL/CEO AND DEPUTY HEAD OF SCHOOL

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    Ivorie Claire Padua

    EARLY YEARS SCHOOL SECRETARY

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    Jennifer Dela Cruz

    PRIMARY SCHOOL SECRETARY

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    Nikki Geron

    SECONDARY SCHOOL SECRETARY

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    Femees Vala Kettil

    FINANCE MANAGER

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    Hisham Shamsudheen

    FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

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    Christian Arcilla

    ACCOUNTANT

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    Michael Chaves

    ICT TEAM LEAD

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    Rifiyat Nadukandy

    ICT SENIOR OFFICER

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    Sidney Abrau

    ICT OFFICER

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    Thomas Nuguid

    AV TECHNICIAN

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    Shibil Samad Puthan Veettil

    DATA OFFICER

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    Chona Mimay Flores

    REPROGRAPHICS ASSISTANT

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    Kristina Lapuz

    HR OFFICER

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    Carla Pilare

    HR ADMINISTRATOR

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    Ibrahim Qadir

    HR ADMINISTRATOR / PRO

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    Meriem Ghziel

    SENIOR ADMISSIONS EXECUTIVE

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    Angela Maehlmann

    ADMISSIONS OFFICER

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    Samar Puech

    MARKETING ASSISTANT

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    Samanda Benny

    MARKETING ASSISTANT

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    Mais Eleyan

    KHDA COORDINATOR AND ADMISSIONS OFFICER

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    Lucile Berniac

    FRONT DESK EXECUTIVE

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    Graziella Minutoli

    FRONT DESK ASSISTANT

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    Ashfaq Khan

    HEAD OF FACILITIES

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    Aditya Varghese

    FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

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    Carrell Reyes

    FACILITIES OFFICER

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    Abdul Hakim

    FM SUPERVISOR

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    Amina El Difrawi

    HEAD OF EARLY YEARS

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    Soné du Plessis

    DEPUTY HEAD OF EARLY YEARS

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    Annmarie Stakelum

    EARLY YEARS PYP COORDINATOR

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    Chantal Akouri

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER PRE-KG

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    Linda Djafer

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER PRE-KG

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    Katarzyna Michalczuk

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER PRE-KG

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    Bianca Nussbaumer

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER PRE-KG

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    Karina Ross

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Lailla Zahri

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Nadine Reiling

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Chantel Joubert

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Jessica Bowstead

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Kaoutar El Kaaoui

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Lynn Fitzsimons

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Mirja Schatzinger

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Helen Milner

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Laura Nolan

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Serine Adili

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Julie Précigout

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG1

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    Patty Musch

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG 2

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    Farah Haddad

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG 2

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    Salima Dekiouk

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG 2

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    Caroline Hintze-Rowlstone

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG 2

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    Adele mcFadden

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG2

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    Sarah Senouci

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG2

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    Nawal Chiheb

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG2

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    Angela Neville

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG 2

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    Jessica Rainbow

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG2

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    Jessie Sullivan

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG2

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    Rachael McKay

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG2

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    Hannah Poole

    EARLY YEARS TEACHER KG2

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    Emmanuel Gauthier

    HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

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    Shona Gastaldi

    DEPUTY HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL (Academic) / PYP COORDINATOR

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    Samantha Hodges

    PRIMARY WELLBEING COORDINATOR

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    Jacobus de Leeuw

    PRIMARY ACADEMIC & INNOVATION COORDINATOR

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    Tamara Grannell

    GRADE 1 COORDINATOR / PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Betty Molerot

    FRENCH COORDINATOR/PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Ipek Zeyrek

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Maeve Harrison

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Ciara McCaul

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Sheila Lucien

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Katharina Cejka

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Lilia Benhamida

    PRIMARY TEACHER

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    Angela Cariappa-Richter

    PRIMARY TEACHER

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    Scott Gericke

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Jak Dallen

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Rania Mahmoud

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Angelique de Leeuw

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Rozenn Le Ster

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Samaina Raja

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Lucy Heathcote

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 1

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    Ciara Bolger

    GRADE 2 COORDINATOR / PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Laura Hogan

    ENGLISH COORDINATOR / PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Melissa Darby

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Souad Yesefli

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Elodie Cottin

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Sandra Aburok

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Julie Vernice

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Saranne Hogan

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Bethan Stocker

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Jenna Gearing

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Marie Roger

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 2

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    Jarlath Glynn

    GRADE 3 COORDINATOR / PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Jonathan James Harkin

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Karen Galan

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Orla Derrane

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Pauline Joseph

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Antoine Parseth

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Beate Baumgartner Maia

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Mark Swaine

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Cécile Testé

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 3

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    Luzanne Bodenstein

    GRADE 4 COORDINATOR/PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 4

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    Nadine Rashad

    GERMAN COORDINATOR / PRIMARY TEACHER GRADES 4 & 5

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    Hannah Edgeworth

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 4

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    Alexis Evans

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 4

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    Aneta Todorovska

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 4

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    Virginia Lamonte

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADES 4 & 5

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    Gullrukh Rafiq

    GRADE 5 COORDINATOR / PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 5

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    Paul Downes

    MATHEMATICS COORDINATOR / PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 5

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    Laetitia Coic

    PRIMARY TEACHER GRADE 5

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    Elise Furr

    HEAD OF SECONDARY SCHOOL

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    Ashley Fitzgibbons

    DEPUTY HEAD OF SECONDARY SCHOOL (PASTORAL)

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    Osman Idris

    DEPUTY HEAD OF SECONDARY SCHOOL (ACADEMIC STRATEGIC DATA AND PROGRESS LEAD)

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    Charles Cejka

    IB DP CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

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    Carolyn Siklos

    IB MYP CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

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    Naima Gauthier

    COLLEGE COUNSELLOR/LANGUAGE ACQUISITION TEACHER (FRENCH)

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    Cathal O’Mahony

    GRADE 11 & 12 COORDINATOR / SERVICE LEARNING COORDINATOR / CAS COORDINATOR / BUSINESS STUDIES TEACHER

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    Robert Bunyan

    BUSINESS STUDIES TEACHER / MATHEMATICS TEACHER

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    Neil Kelly

    TEACHING & LEARNING COORDINATOR / MATHEMATICS COORDINATOR / MATHEMATICS TEACHER

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    Meagan Briske

    DP/CP PASTORAL ASSISTANT / MATHEMATICS TEACHER

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    Aine Staunton

    GRADE 7 COORDINATOR / MATHEMATICS TEACHER

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    Darragh Coughlan

    MATHEMATICS TEACHER

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    Jamie Baker-Beall

    MATHEMATICS TEACHER

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    Thomas Mbulika Imboha

    SCIENCE COORDINATOR / SCIENCE TEACHER

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    Joseph O’Toole

    GRADE 9 COORDINATOR / SCIENCE TEACHER

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    Lubna Jiad

    SCIENCE TEACHER

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    Christine Iamurri

    SCIENCE TEACHER

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    Katrin Bastijns

    SCIENCE TEACHER

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    Tania Yehya

    SCIENCE TEACHER

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    Terence Connolly

    ARTS AND DESIGN COORDINATOR / DRAMA TEACHER

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    Joachim Beyer

    MUSIC TEACHER

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    Christine Isobel Sonmez

    ARTS AND DESIGN TEACHER

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    Teresa Pollard

    ARTS AND DESIGN TEACHER

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    Conor Fitzmaurice

    DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY TEACHER

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    Mohamed Bensif

    INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES COORDINATOR/ INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES TEACHER (FRENCH)

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    Anthony Loxston-Baker

    THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE COORDINATOR / EXTENDED ESSAY COORDINATOR / INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES TEACHER (ENGLISH)

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    Jasmin Somji

    INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES TEACHER (GERMAN)/ LANGUAGE & LITERATURE TEACHER (GERMAN)

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    Pierre Martinez

    INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETIES TEACHER TEACHER (ENGLISH/FRENCH)

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    Catherine McPhilemy

    INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES TEACHER (ENGLISH)

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    Jennifer Coughlan

    INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES TEACHER (ENGLISH)

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    Clélie Kempf

    INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES TEACHER (FRENCH)/LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (FRENCH)

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    Ahmed Refai

    ISLAMIC STUDIES COORDINATOR/ ISLAMIC STUDIES A&B TEACHER

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    Anas Khalil AlBakar

    ARABIC B TEACHER / ISLAMIC STUDIES B TEACHER

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    Motasem Alhourani

    ARABIC COORDINATOR/ARABIC A & B TEACHER

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    Jumana Barqawi

    ARABIC A&B TEACHER

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    Jamal Alhalabi

    ARABIC A&B TEACHER

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    Lina Ghamra

    LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE COORDINATOR (FRENCH) / LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (FRENCH)

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    Nadia Guerid

    LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (FRENCH)

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    Hélène Boissinot

    LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (FRENCH)

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    Stacey Keeling

    LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE COORDINATOR (ENGLISH) / LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (ENGLISH)

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    Megan Korsman

    GRADE 6 COORDINATOR / LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (ENGLISH)

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    Helene McGlone

    LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (ENGLISH)

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    Kiran Ali

    LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER

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    Christopher Edley

    LITERACY AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR / LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER (ENGLISH)

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    Natalie Hollenstein

    LANGUAGE ACQUISITION COORDINATOR/ LANGUAGE ACQUISITION TEACHER (GERMAN)

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    Stefanie Perreten

    LANGUAGE ACQUISITION TEACHER (GERMAN)

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    Anastasia Elpiniki Vasileiou

    LANGUAGE ACQUISITION TEACHER (FRENCH)

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    Arwel Evans

    GRADE 10 COORDINATOR / PERSONAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR / ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHER / ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

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    Francis Barbuti

    GRADE 8 COORDINATOR/ ENGLISH AS ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHER / ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER

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    Nikola Ilic

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT TEACHER/FRENCH LANGUAGE SUPPORT TEACHER

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    Zosia Bucheli

    HEAD OF INCLUSION

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    Andrea Calderon

    INCLUSION CHAMPION / INCLUSION TEACHER

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    Amina Daroueche

    INCLUSION TEACHER

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    Laura Dale

    INCLUSION TEACHER

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    Sarah Marnell

    INCLUSION TEACHER

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    Celine Saoud

    INCLUSION TEACHER

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    Chaishta George

    EARLY YEARS AND PRIMARY SCHOOL COUNSELLOR AND WHOLE SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION COORDINATOR

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    Saskia Theres

    INCLUSION TEACHER / SECONDARY STUDENT SUPPORT AND WELLBEING COUNSELLOR

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    Robert Duncan

    HEAD OF SPORT

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    Vanda Zebrakova

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

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    Christian Hooker

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

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    Sonya Yildiz

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

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    Boris Finck

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

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    Ciaran McBreen

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

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    Beryl Johnson

    LIBRARY COORDINATOR/ LIBRARIAN

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    Teresa Ammaccapane

    LIBRARIAN

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    Sebrina Riley

    PRIMARY PERFORMING ARTS COORDINATOR

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    Rebekah Hazen

    MUSIC TEACHER

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    Lisa O’Brien

    EARLY YEARS/PRIMARY ART COORDINATOR / ART TEACHER

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    Nevien Ibrahim

    ART TEACHER

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    Hala Trabolsi

    ARABIC COORDINATOR / EARLY YEARS ARABIC TEACHER / PRIMARY ARABIC A & B TEACHER

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    Hanin Al Dandachi

    EARLY YEARS ARABIC TEACHER / PRIMARY ARABIC A & B TEACHER

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    Basma Hamdan

    EARLY YEARS ARABIC TEACHER / PRIMARY ARABIC B TEACHER

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    William Saade

    PRIMARY ARABIC A & B TEACHER

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    Samaa Alabed

    EARLY YEARS ARABIC TEACHER / PRIMARY ARABIC A & B TEACHER

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    Sondos Samih Ata Al-Haj Hasan

    EARLY YEARS ARABIC TEACHER / PRIMARY ARABIC B TEACHER

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    Sherin Helmy

    PRIMARY ISLAMIC STUDIES COORDINATOR/PRIMARY ISLAMIC STUDIES A TEACHER

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    Eman Nazzal

    ISLAMIC STUDIES A&B TEACHER

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    Maria Fares

    EARLY YEARS ARABIC TEACHER / PRIMARY ARABIC B TEACHER

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    Bernadette Victoria Lohoff

    PRIMARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT TEACHER (GERMAN/ENGLISH)

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    Patricia Baldeweck

    PRIMARY FRENCH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHER

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    Sabina Helfenbein

    PRIMARY GERMAN AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHER

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    Susan Mathias

    MUSIC TEACHER

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    Elif Dogramaci

    PRIMARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT TEACHER

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    Diane Boucher

    PRIMARY FRENCH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE TEACHER / FRENCH LANGUAGE SUPPORT TEACHER

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    Luz Espinosa

    BOARDING ASSISTANT

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    Sabina Zhiyentayeva

    BOARDING ASSISTANT

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    David McKeown

    HEAD OF BOARDING

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    Joy Edwin

    BOARDING ASSISTANT

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    Louisanne Haingon’Andriamialison

    BOARDING HOUSE ADMINISTRATOR

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    Hobie Greenfield

    BOARDING TUTOR & GRADUATE ASSISTANT

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    Padraig Carey

    BOARDING TUTOR

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    Gaëlle Doan Van Bien

    GIRLS BOARDING HOUSE RESIDENTIAL TUTOR