I am originally from San Diego, California. This is my first year as Head of Primary at KICS. I have been a Primary School Principal for 6 years, previously in Rwanda as well as in the United States, where I was also a PYP Coordinator. Before this, I taught in various international schools in Uganda and California. I hold a M.A. in Education and a teaching credential with an emphasis on cross-cultural language acquisition. I believe in equipping children to be creative, self-motivated, life-long learners who are prepared to be citizens of a global world. My hobbies include quality time with family and friends, walking, traveling, reading and spending time at the beach. I look forward to an exciting year at KICS!
My name is Carolyn Acorn. I am from Canada but have been living and teaching overseas for the pa...
My name is Carolyn Acorn. I am from Canada but have been living and teaching overseas for the past 18 years. I have lived in parts of Asia, Europe and have recently worked in Eritrea and Ethiopia. I have worked in PYP schools since 2001 and am an IB workshop leader. I am a dog enthusiast and look for opportunities to help out animal organizations where I can. I am a classically trained musician and am excited to share my passion for the Arts with the KICS community. I look forward to a great year here in Khartoum!
Junior Section Office Manager
My name is Rula Ghazal. I am the Junior office manager. I have started working at KICS when it w...
My name is Rula Ghazal. I am the Junior office manager. I have started working at KICS when it was without windows and ACs in 2005!
My home country is Iraq but I have resided in Sudan for the last 19 years. I have a daughter named Rula and a son named Obaida in the Secondary section.
I am honored and proud to be part of KICS which embraces a multicultural and a globally diverse community.
My name is Chris Fadera and I'm from the Philippines. I am thrilled to be a part of the diverse KICS learning community and to be immersed in the culture of Sudan. International school teaching has brought me to exciting places from Manila, Philippines to Jakarta, Indonesia and now Khartoum, Sudan. Aside from teaching I love to learn new things, sing, swim, run, cook, yoga, read, watch movies, drink coffee, chat with friends, travel, surf the net and much more!
Little KICS Teacher
My name is Noura Katerji. I was born and raised in Lebanon. I am an enthusiastic and self-motiva...
My name is Noura Katerji. I was born and raised in Lebanon. I am an enthusiastic and self-motivated professional with BA in Early Childhood Education and 1 year of experience working at an international school in Lebanon. I am thrilled to be working at KICS and enriching my experience in education. I aim to provide a positive and productive classroom whilst demonstrating a safe emotional, physical, cognitive, and social environment for children to nurture in. I find reading, singing, dancing, cooking, socializing with family and friends, and going to the gym very interesting and amusing to me.
Anne Swar El Dahab
I am originally from the North of England and have the sense of humour and unmistakable accent t...
I am originally from the North of England and have the sense of humour and unmistakable accent to prove it! After meeting and marrying my Sudanese husband, I moved down to London, where I have spent most of my adult life. My teaching experience has involved various age groups and I have the opportunity to work with very diverse students. I am a mother of 4 and have enjoyed a long relationship with Sudan, dating back to 1987 which was my first visit. In 2016, after completing a PGCE at the UCL in London, I decided to return, yet again, and have just spent 2 years at Unity High School. I am very passionate about working with children; and I feel so excited to be a part of the amazing team at KICS. Looking forward to a fantastic year ahead
My name is Peter Molloy I am from Manchester, England. I have been teaching for the last 5 years...
My name is Peter Molloy I am from Manchester, England. I have been teaching for the last 5 years in an IB school in Saudi Arabia and I am really looking forward to joining KICS. I have a BA in Early Childhood Education and a TEFL qualification. I moved to Sudan with my wife Lauren who is helping out at the KICS stables. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing sports, meeting new people, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Year 1 Teacher
My name is Lucy Hall-Patch and I am very happy to be teaching Year 1 at KICS. I have been living...
My name is Lucy Hall-Patch and I am very happy to be teaching Year 1 at KICS. I have been living and working in beautiful Khartoum for more than 5 years now. I am originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, but I have spent most of my adult life studying or working in other cities in Canada and around the world. I have taught in a range of situations - lower Primary, upper Primary and EAL; and locations - Canada, Japan and Qatar. Outside of work, I
enjoy singing, reading books, cooking, riding my bike, and doing anything outdoors. I also love to spend time with family and friends, and I am passionate about traveling and seeing as much as I can of our amazing planet.
Year 1 Teacher
My name is Tswelelo Gambule. I come from Botswana where I graduated from the University of Botsw...
My name is Tswelelo Gambule. I come from Botswana where I graduated from the University of Botswana with a Bachelor Degree in Education with a specialism in Special Education and Mathematics. I worked within the Botswana education system then Westwood International School, a PYP school. My last job was in Nagoya Japan at Nagoya International School, also a PYP school. I have worked with grades 1, 2 and 3. I have had opportunities to do a variety of professional development courses and am currently working on becoming a Level 1 Google Educator. Outside the classroom, I love to coach students sports; among my favorite sports to coach are softball and soccer. In my free time, I am currently teaching myself how to use chopsticks and I am proud to say I can finish my meals only using them. I am happy to be a part of the KICS team.
Year 2 Teacher
I am originally from London in the UK and have been a Primary school teacher for 5 years, mostly...
I am originally from London in the UK and have been a Primary school teacher for 5 years, mostly in EYFS and KS1. I love the excitement with which young children approach learning. Although KICS is my first international school posting, I have travelled extensively across Europe, Asia, South America and Africa and lived and worked in France and Djibouti. Outside work, in addition to travelling, I enjoy sampling and cooking different cuisines, Pilates and exercise classes (to work off the cuisines!), film and theatre, reading and spending time with friends.
Year 2 Teacher
I am delighted to be a part of the KICS community. As a teacher from Ireland and an honours grad...
I am delighted to be a part of the KICS community. As a teacher from Ireland and an honours graduate of Dublin City University, I have had the benefit of working with children from both primary and secondary. I understand where the children are going and what they need to get there. I know where they have been and I know how to help them achieve their goals. Before coming to Sudan, I worked in the UK for two years as a qualified teacher. Since coming to Sudan, I have worked as both teacher and head of department. I have had the
privilege of working and living in Sudan for the past six years. Now, I look forward to working in the collaborative atmosphere in KICS and establishing firm relationships with students, colleagues and parents.
Year 3 Teacher
My name is Jo Butler and I am from Australia. I have a husband who has recently retired and two ...
My name is Jo Butler and I am from Australia. I have a husband who has recently retired and two grown up children; one studying in Australia and one teaching in Ireland. I enjoy travelling, reading, swimming and crafting but most of all spending quality time with my family and friends. For the last 10 years I have been teaching PYP in
International schools in Europe, Asia and Africa. The first two of these years was spent right here at KICS which was the beginning of a wonderful adventure. I was very happy to rejoin KICS again in August
Year 3 Teacher
I’m originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Most recently I was teaching at a school in the Adelaid...
I’m originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Most recently I was teaching at a school in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. I have also taught in North Carolina, USA and Northwestern Province, Zambia. My husband, James, teaches Secondary Science. My favourite things to do outside the classroom are hiking, camping, yoga, reading, and traveling.
Steffi Ann James
Year 4 Teacher
My name is Steffi Annie James and I am originally from Kerala, India. I am a lifelong learner wh...
My name is Steffi Annie James and I am originally from Kerala, India. I am a lifelong learner who enjoys interacting with the learning community! I have been living in Sudan since 2015. I graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and taught in India for a year before I started teaching at KICS. In 2016 -2017 academic year, I completed my teacher training and received the PGCEi from Nottingham University, U.K. My hobbies and interests include: traveling, spending time with my family, reading, and singing. I look forward to teaching students and empowering them to become global citizens.
Year 4 Teacher
My name is Kari Rwenzo and I am American. I have lived in many different states within the Unite...
My name is Kari Rwenzo and I am American. I have lived in many different states within the United States, but I call Minneapolis, Minnesota my home. I have been a teacher for 24 years and an IB teacher for the last 15 years. I taught at The International School of Uganda for 6 years and met my husband there. We were fellow teachers at the school and surprised everyone with our engagement. That was 6 years ago and we are still loving being married and traveling the world. We love experiencing new cultures and making new friends. I especially love warm climates where I can enjoy an ocean, a lake or a river. I love swimming, paddle boarding and being out on or near the water. I love to read, cook and to spend time laughing with friends. I am very excited about being a part of the KICS community!
Year 5 Teacher
I am originally from South Africa and have been an educator for 17 years in SA, South Korea, the...
I am originally from South Africa and have been an educator for 17 years in SA, South Korea, the UK, the Philippines, India and across SE Asia. My 11 years as a classroom teacher, especially the 2 years as an Elementary Service Learning Coordinator at an IB school, led me to join the Design For Change movement that promotes learner agency. In 2011, I founded eduSOIL, a social enterprise that provides Mindfulness, Yoga and Change-maker interventions and teacher development, primarily in underserved communities. I love yoga, meditation, running, reading, art, gardening, traveling, volunteering and hugging trees! I am excited to be returning to full time class teaching and to embarking on a new adventure in Sudan with the KICS community.
Year 5 Teacher
My name is Brian McDaid and I am originally from Derry, Northern Ireland. I have been living in ...
My name is Brian McDaid and I am originally from Derry, Northern Ireland. I have been living in Sudan since 2007. After deciding on a change of career, I spent time completing my TEFL qualification and taught English for a short period before commencing my PGCEi in 2014. I spent the 2014/15 academic year training at KICS and have now completed my studies to become a fully fledged class teacher. I am excited about my new career and
look forward to preparing the next generation for the ever changing world around us.
Year 6 Teacher
I'm originally from Cheshire in the UK, and have taught in seven different countries during my 3...
I'm originally from Cheshire in the UK, and have taught in seven different countries during my 30 year teaching career. I call Northland in New Zealand my home, but have lived and worked for the last six years in the beautiful country of Taiwan. I have a son, Zac, who is a former KICS student and is now studying at
university in England. I taught previously at KICS when he was just 9 years old! When not teaching I enjoy travel, reading, swimming, walking and watching films. I am very excited about my return to teach at KICS and living in Sudan.
Year 6 Teacher
I was born, raised and educated in the Philippines. With over 9 years of teaching and learning e...
I was born, raised and educated in the Philippines. With over 9 years of teaching and learning experience in the IB-PYP setting, I have been part of schools in countries such as Indonesia, Philippines and now Sudan since August 2015. Apart from assuming roles of a homeroom teacher and an IB coordinator, my being an IB workshop leader and also a school visiting team member have brought me to different places and schools in the Asia-Pacific region. I have had the pleasure of conducting workshops for international school teachers and evaluating
schools. I have the passion of learning and experiencing different cultures as well as watching documentaries about civilizations and societies.
Student Support Service
I am Fadwa Fathi Elmasri. I have been working at KICS for more than years, and before that in Ha...
I am Fadwa Fathi Elmasri. I have been working at KICS for more than years, and before that in Hai El Matar School. I graduated from the Faculty of Education, University of Khartoum. I also have a Montessori Diploma in teaching English as a Foreign Language. I used to work in the Junior and Infant Libraries as I enjoy reading and getting students to love reading too.
The Czech Republic in the heart of Europe is my home country. I also lived in the US and France....
The Czech Republic in the heart of Europe is my home country. I also lived in the US and France. I started teaching English and Czech languages over ten years ago as a language lecturer at the Charles University and in the Language School. Before joining KICS in August 2015, I taught at the International School of Prague. At ISP, I was a member of the Upper School SSS team focusing on supporting, accommodating and assisting high school students in their daily activities and tasks.
My name is Saima Sardar and I am the resource teacher at KICS. I hold a masters degree in Compu...
My name is Saima Sardar and I am the resource teacher at KICS. I hold a masters degree in Computer Science and PGCE in International Education from University of Nottingham. Originally I am from Pakistan but I have lived and worked in China , Sierra Leone ,UK and currently based in Sudan with my husband and two daughters. I am very passionate about teaching and it has been a great journey so far. In my spare time I enjoy traveling , reading and cooking. I am very excited about being a part of KICS community and I look forward to an exciting academic year ahead.
PYP Arabic Teacher
My name is Wadiaa Elshareif and I am Sudanese. I was a lecturer at Sudan University College for...
My name is Wadiaa Elshareif and I am Sudanese. I was a lecturer at Sudan University College for Girls. I have been at KICS for more than 7 years now, teaching Arabic in the Primary Section. I hold a PhD in Business Administration.
PYP Arabic Teacher
I am Sudanese, born and raised in Sudan. I studied Economics and Development Studies in the Am...
I am Sudanese, born and raised in Sudan. I studied Economics and Development Studies in the American University in Cairo. I have been at KICS for more than 13 years and I teach Arabic in the primary section. In 2012 I got my Masters degree in International Education from Endicott College in Massachusetts. I love to travel, read and shop.
I am a visual artist and art teacher. I did my degree in Industrial Art and Design in Uganda and...
I am a visual artist and art teacher. I did my degree in Industrial Art and Design in Uganda and my PGCE with the University of Sunderland. I have worked at the International School of Uganda and did my teaching placement at Stonehill International India. I love the arts and this has broadened the way I see the world and different cultures. I like exploring a variety of arts from drawing, painting, sculpting, photography and contemporary dance. I was a
member of the Uganda National contemporary dance team and performed at the Uganda National theatre for three years. In my free time I love to read, swim, cook, dance, go to art exhibitions and spend time with my friends and family.
I am from Olympia, Washington USA. I received my Music degree at Western Washington University, ...
I am from Olympia, Washington USA. I received my Music degree at Western Washington University, Masters in Ethnomusicology at Sheffield University and lastly went back to The College of New Jersey for a teaching certificate. I have played classical piano since an early age and want to continue to take cello lessons here in Khartoum. Using my knowledge as a trained classical pianist, I am always exploring methods for my students to make music either through their chosen instrument or by collaborating with other musicians at KICS. I have taught in Olympia, Washington, Seoul, South Korea and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I am looking forward to another year working with your children at KICS to bring out the musician in them.
Before coming to KICS in August 2017 I spent the prior 3 years teaching in India. Before that, I...
Before coming to KICS in August 2017 I spent the prior 3 years teaching in India. Before that, I taught in Uganda and the USA. I hold a bachelor's in Political Science from Makerere University in Uganda, a double masters in Education from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and The Ohio State University (OSU), and a Ph.D, also from OSU with a focus on teaching and learning. I am interested in learning about different cultures. I have taught at primary, secondary and university level, but I am enjoying elementary school teaching at the moment. I was a national swimmer for Uganda, and represented the country up to Olympic level. Other than reading, I enjoy watching and playing football and basketball. When I am not supporting Arsenal, I also like to watch local sports and participate in charity causes.
I am your primary school librarian. Born and raised in the Caribbean on a small island called Tr...
I am your primary school librarian. Born and raised in the Caribbean on a small island called Trinidad, I have enjoyed working with children in an International school library for the past seven years. Working on movie sets influenced my desire to get a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design. After earning my degree, I had the opportunity to work at an international school, and I fell in love with teaching and the library. I got a Master's Degree in library and information science and continue to encourage children to explore the wonderful fictional and non-fictional worlds that reading offers. Some of my hobbies are baking, yoga, reading, watching movies and tv shows, traveling and sewing. I enjoy drinking tea and coffee.
Director of Educational Technology
I’m Rich Walrath, originally from the United States now calling the Philippines home. I’ve been ...
I’m Rich Walrath, originally from the United States now calling the Philippines home. I’ve been living the expat life since the mid 1970’s, as a teacher and before that as military. I’ve been teaching with and helping others use Educational Technology since 1994 and can’t see myself ever stopping. I departed the German European School of Manila with mixed emotions after four years where I taught sciences, ICT and Computer Science, Robotics, and Geography. I am extremely excited to be coming to KICS in the Educational Technology role and look forward to many years working in this new environment. My out-of-school activities are quite eclectic: an avid German, Italian, and Portuguese cuisine cook, an Amateur Radio Operator (Extra/top class), and a SCUBA Divemaster. I hold a master’s specializing in Theology and a bachelor’s with History, in addition to extensive course work in many other disciplines including archaeology, history, English literature, environmental sciences, physical sciences, broadcasting/journalism and theatre arts.
Head of PE & ODE teacher
My name is Gerben but go around as Ben (easier to pronounce). I am the whole school Head of PE a...
My name is Gerben but go around as Ben (easier to pronounce). I am the whole school Head of PE and ODE Teacher. I have always had a passion for sports, before I became a PE teacher I played Water Polo and participated in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. I hold a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor degree in Physical Education. I have been teaching now for almost 12 years and have done so in four different countries: The Netherlands, Thailand, Qatar, and Egypt. I enjoy spending time with my family (3 kids) and try to stay in shape by participating in all kinds of sports (running, tennis, golf, swimming, gym, diving, cycling). Looking forward to an active sportive year at KICS!
I am the Student Support Services Head of Department from Seattle, WA. I have a B.A. and certifi...
I am the Student Support Services Head of Department from Seattle, WA. I have a B.A. and certification in elementary education, and a M.S. and certification in special education. I have extensive training in academics, behavior and autism. I have also served as a mentor teacher, facilitated trainings on classroom management and behavioral support, managed building testing systems, and trained staff from student support to administration on behavioral management.
My name is Lyla Elizabeth Philip and I am an Indian citizen. However, I have been a global nomad...
My name is Lyla Elizabeth Philip and I am an Indian citizen. However, I have been a global nomad for most of my working life, the latest stint was in Tanzania before joining KICS in August 2017. My home base is London where my two children live. As the K-12 counsellor, I am looking forward to getting to know our students. I believe in a work life balance and strive to make the most of the opportunities available. I enjoy traveling, cooking, games, history, current affairs and am eager to explore and learn more about Sudan through experience.
I am from Wellington, New Zealand but have been fortunate to work as a librarian in Japan, Laos ...
I am from Wellington, New Zealand but have been fortunate to work as a librarian in Japan, Laos and Ecuador. I have also taught English as a Second Language in Japan and New Zealand. I am passionate about reading and information literacy. In my spare time I enjoy reading, travel, swimming, integrating into the local community and learning languages. I've mastered Spanish and Arabic will be my next challenge! I joined KICS in August 2014
Child Protection Officer
My name is Tanya Abdalla; I have been at KICS for more than 10 years. From 2007-16, I was a PYP ...
My name is Tanya Abdalla; I have been at KICS for more than 10 years. From 2007-16, I was a PYP Teacher and prior to that, I taught in London for 7 years. In 2017 I joined KICS again after taking a year off as Child Protection officer. I am looking forward to my new role as Child Protection Officer and working with staff, students and parents school wide. My husband Brian also works at KICS as a PYP teacher and we have two children, Layla and Ayman. In my free time I enjoy walking, swimming, listening to music, relaxing and spending time with family and friends.