My name is Emmanuel Niyibizi. I have been a French teacher for the last 18 years. The past three years, I have worked as a Middle school Vice Principal and Coordinator of teaching and learning innovations. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education / Teaching French as a Foreign Language from Université de Stendhal, Grenoble, France and a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. I am a Ugandan - American with roots and origin in the beautiful country of thousand hills, Rwanda. My career has taken me to DRC, Uganda, USA, Rwanda and now Sudan. I am passionate about learning and teaching foreign languages, curriculum development and learning innovations that match our current realities. I enjoy walking, hiking, reading and gardening.
Head of IB Section and Biology Teacher
I was born and educated in the UK, gaining BSc (Jt Hons) in Biology and Education, plus a PGCE i...
I was born and educated in the UK, gaining BSc (Jt Hons) in Biology and Education, plus a PGCE in Biology and General Science from the University of Keele. I started teaching in Coventry, UK in a large inner city comprehensive school in 1984, where I remained for 9 years, got married and had three children. In 1993, our family started its international journey in Geneva, Switzerland. We then moved on to Aleppo, Syria and then to Muscat, Oman. In 2000, we headed off to Jakarta, Indonesia, remaining there for 15 years, allowing our children to graduate from JIS and successfully complete the IB Diploma. I have been teaching IB Biology since
1995, I am an assistant examiner, senior moderator for Internal Assessment and IB workshop leader. In Jakarta, in addition to my teaching responsibilities, I was Head of Science and Varsity Swim Team coach. My most recent post before joining KICS in August 2017 was as Head of Science in Frankfurt. I enjoy walking, swimming and cooking.
Secondary Section Office Manager
I have been part of and involved with KICS since the very beginning when plans to build an IB sc...
I have been part of and involved with KICS since the very beginning when plans to build an IB school were still on the drawing board. I have been in Sudan since 1984 when the Netherlands Foreign Service posted me at its Embassy here. I met my Italian/Greek husband in Khartoum. We have 2 wonderful boys – young men now! – who grew up in Khartoum and graduated from KICS with the IB Diploma in their pockets. In fact, my older son was in the very first cohort to graduate. The first years of the KICS story were very exciting and they both look back with many fond memories to their time at KICS. I have seen it grow from a construction site to a beautiful campus with many facilities and am proud to be part of its history. I love the school and my work here. As Office Manager of the Secondary Section, I have a very busy job. There is never a dull moment for sure! Outside of school I run exercise classes, offering Yogalates and Step classes.
IB Section Office Manager
My name is Christine, I am of Syrian origin but have been born and raised in Sudan. I am the IB ...
My name is Christine, I am of Syrian origin but have been born and raised in Sudan. I am the IB office manager and I have been at KICS since 2016. What I love about the IB centre the most is the family spirit and watching the students grow and graduate into well reputed universities and careers. I am so happy to be a part of the wonderful KICS family.
Creative Arts & Design
Head of Creative Arts & Design
My name is Sarah. I was born and raised in rural Northamptonshire, England. After finishing a f...
My name is Sarah. I was born and raised in rural Northamptonshire, England. After finishing a foundation course in fine-art I studied for a degree in 3D design and ceramics at the University of Loughborough. Over the past 20 years I've worked in international education at schools in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe. In my spare time I'm a crafter, cook and walker.
Drama Teacher & CAS Coordinator
I am from the Philippines, Pinoy Pride! I am excited to share with the KICS community the passio...
My name is Gary. I'm from a small industrial town on the northeast coast of England. After completing my first degree in biology I went on to study for another two degrees in biochemistry and artificial intelligence. My job as a teacher has taken me to many places; I have worked in Botswana, London, New Zealand, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Kazakhstan. In my free time I design and make furniture.
I am a first generation Canadian, born and raised along with seven siblings in British Columbia....
I am a first generation Canadian, born and raised along with seven siblings in British Columbia. After studying at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, I taught for a few years in BC and then I moved to Arusha, Tanzania where I taught the PYP, MYP and DP at International School Moshi. My roots went down in Tanzania but I am happy to be living and working in Khartoum. I'm looking forward to visits from friends and family, including my daughter Daatih and my twin grandchildren, Rosa and Mischa.
I hail from Ontario, Canada, and have been teaching Music in Shanghai, China for the last 6 year...
I hail from Ontario, Canada, and have been teaching Music in Shanghai, China for the last 6 years with my wife and daughter. We started our careers in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, before trying our hand at teaching back home in Canada. Finally, we made our way out to China where our little girl was born, and where I have run Middle and High School Vocal Music and Instrumental Music programs as well as taught DP Music. In my spare time, I love taking part in community music, theatre, film, and cooking, and am an aspiring runner. I’m thrilled to be a part of the KICS team!
Head of English
New Hampshire is my original home where I was born and raised. However, since I have lived in wa...
New Hampshire is my original home where I was born and raised. However, since I have lived in warmer climates for a great majority of my life, my home of record is now Marco Island, Florida. I have been an educator for 35+ years and have taught at all levels. I have had the wonderful opportunity to teach and live all around the world: Europe, Asia, South America, Middle East and now Africa. My area of specialty is English and EAL.
Music & English Teacher
I am very excited to be a part of the KICS community teaching music, English, and directing the ...
I am very excited to be a part of the KICS community teaching music, English, and directing the KICS Silver Band. I come from Ontario, Canada where I studied music education at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. This will be my 12th year teaching and my past teaching experiences have brought me to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia; Ontario, Canada; and Shanghai, China. I am coming to KICS with my 4 year old daughter, Veronica, and my husband, Sean Winchester, who is also a music teacher. In my spare time, I love playing my flute and training in martial arts and boxing.
I came to KICS from Washington, DC with over 25 years’ teaching experience, the last ten of whic...
I came to KICS from Washington, DC with over 25 years’ teaching experience, the last ten of which have been as an IB English Literature and Language Acquisition teacher. I have also served as an IB examiner and local networking session leader. Teaching in K-12 schools that serve the Arab and Muslim diplomatic communities has enriched my capacity for international-mindedness and allowed me to forge lasting bonds with people with very different backgrounds from my own. I am excited to be a member of the KICS school community, along with my two children.
I was born and raised in Bristol, England. I emigrated to Australia when I was 17 and continued ...
I was born and raised in Bristol, England. I emigrated to Australia when I was 17 and continued my education there. I have a Diploma of Teaching, Graduate Diploma in Special Education and a Bachelor of Education (Admin). After teaching for 25 years in Australia, I took my first international post right here at KICS. I spent 2 years teaching here before moving on to work in Egypt, Switzerland, Kurdistan and Sweden. I am pleased to be back here in the KICS community.
Head of Science Department/Chemistry Teacher
I am looking forward to meeting all of you. I am a DP Chemistry teacher and a practitioner of th...
I am looking forward to meeting all of you. I am a DP Chemistry teacher and a practitioner of the flipped classroom. Prior to teaching I was managing offices, and while I did well in that profession, I somehow found my calling in teaching. From the Philippines, we moved to Bangladesh, and now to an entirely new continent! Having worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries before, I found it easy to make natural soaps and cosmetic products when I found the need to switch (from commercial products) for my family's well-being. I also do sewing crafts, as well as walking/running to keep myself fit. My family and I are all thrilled to be given the opportunity to live in the wonderful country - Sudan.
I am originally from Adelaide, South Australia. I’m a former exploration geologist recently turn...
I am originally from Adelaide, South Australia. I’m a former exploration geologist recently turned teacher. I worked as a geologist for 5 years throughout Australia and Africa. I have my BA in Geology and my Masters of Education in Science. I am here with my wife, Year 3 teacher Andrea. My hobbies include hiking, scuba diving, and travelling.
I am Sudanese and born in Atbara. I received my B.Sc. at the University of Khartoum, Faculty of ...
I am Sudanese and born in Atbara. I received my B.Sc. at the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Education and Masters degree at The Philipp University of Marburg, Germany. I've taught for 12 years in Sudanese public schools and one year as a lecturer at Omdurman Science and Technology University teaching Mathematics. Prior to KICS I taught at Unity High School. I have two sons, Mahmoud and Ahmed. I enjoy reading, taking walks and swimming.
Head of Math
I am Elias Shashati. I started teaching in 1974 at the Catholic Sisters' School where I taught M...
I am Elias Shashati. I started teaching in 1974 at the Catholic Sisters' School where I taught Mathematics and Science. After which I moved to Unity High in 1983 till 2006. I worked there as Head of Maths for 7 years, as well as undertaking other leadership roles, including 6 years as the Discipline and Pastoral Coordinator. I held this role until 2006 when I joined KICS. At KICS I have been teaching Maths for all the Secondary Section classes, as well undertaking other duties such as being a homeroom tutor.
I am from the US and taught math and coached tennis there for many years before going overseas. ...
I am from the US and taught math and coached tennis there for many years before going overseas. I have taught in Germany, Mongolia, Latvia, Tunisia, and Venezuela. I am passionate about mathematics, animals, reading, my family and friends, traveling, music, nature - especially mountains, and many sports and outdoor
activities. I like to be active and especially love hiking, skiing, tennis, yoga and riding. I joined KICS in August 2016.
I am a graduate of Economics from University College London, and have completed a PGCE in Wales,...
I am a graduate of Economics from University College London, and have completed a PGCE in Wales, UK. I have taught in the UK and at Unity High School. I love travelling, photography and languages - and am fluent in Italian.
I am originally from Syria but born and raised in Sudan, I completed a B.Sc Honors in Architectu...
I am originally from Syria but born and raised in Sudan, I completed a B.Sc Honors in Architecture at the University of Khartoum and then obtained a post graduate certificate in teaching (PGCEi) from the University of Nottingham. I joined KICS in March 2014 as a Teaching Assistant in the Primary Section and then
moved my way up to the Secondary Section as a teacher in August 2016. In my spare time I enjoy going back to my artistic roots and creating things out of basic resources.
Head of Humanities
For over the past 15 years I have taught AP world history, economic, political science, sociolog...
For over the past 15 years I have taught AP world history, economic, political science, sociology and IB Geography in California and the Philippines. My wife, Perchie, and I will be leaving behind the white sand beaches and warm smiles of the Philippines in exchange for some exciting new experiences in Sudan. We are looking forward to traveling in the area as much as possible, a little night golf, SCUBA diving the Red Sea, kayaking the Nile, camping in the shadows of ancient pyramids, and absorbing as much of the rich Sudanese culture as possible with our new colleagues and friends at KICS.
Humanities / English Teacher
I am from Johannesburg in South Africa. I completed a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies d...
I am from Johannesburg in South Africa. I completed a Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies degree at Rhodes University and obtained my PGCE at the University of the Witwatersrand. I have previously taught in South Korea, U.A.E and in Sudan. I am excited to be teaching at KICS.
TOK Teacher & Service Learning Coordinator
My name is Wendy Bekkenk and I am excited to be teaching TOK at KICS. I hold a Bachelor degree i...
My name is Wendy Bekkenk and I am excited to be teaching TOK at KICS. I hold a Bachelor degree in Physical Education and a Master degree in Sociology. Besides teaching PE and TOK I have also taught Social Studies and Individuals and Societies for the MYP program. As a 'young' girl I attended schools in North and South America as well as Europe. As a teacher I have taught in The Netherlands, Thailand, Qatar and Egypt before joining KICS in August 2017.
Economics/ Business Teacher
My name is James Anderson, I spent four years in Dubai, where I taught MYP Humanities before com...
My name is James Anderson, I spent four years in Dubai, where I taught MYP Humanities before coming to Khartoum in August 2016, I am originally from the State of Nevada, in the USA. My wife Kelly teaches in the Primary and my daughter Brooke is a Secondary School student here at KICS. Over the course of my 18-year career I have taught Humanities, Business Studies, Geography, English, Grade 6, Grade 5, Gifted and Talented Education and Physical Education. I can be described as an adventurous person who loves traveling and exploring the world with my family. I am an outdoors and sports enthusiast who especially loves mountain biking, snowboarding, golf, and basketball.
My name is Reem Agil. I am originally Nubian (Sudanese) but grew up in the U.S. (Virginia). I've...
My name is Reem Agil. I am originally Nubian (Sudanese) but grew up in the U.S. (Virginia). I've always been an adventurer so I pursued my higher education in the UK to broaden my horizons and be more worldly. My BA is in Business Administration and earned an Open University degree as well, continued on for an MBA with a concentration in finance, certified as a Project Manager, and now a PGCEi certified teacher. I have worked many years within the non-profit sector but then took an unforeseeable detour by filling in for a TA in the primary section. I then worked my way up to the secondary section as an intern. This year, I will embark on another new adventure - teaching IGSCE Business Studies & IB Business Management as part of the Humanities team. I'm honored to be a part of your son/daughter's academic career at KICS. On a personal note - chocolate and sports make me happy.
My name is Junie Michel and I teach History at KICS. I did my undergraduate and graduate degrees...
My name is Junie Michel and I teach History at KICS. I did my undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida. I am originally from Orlando, Florida but over the past 17 years, I have taught in the US, UK, Romania, Vietnam and the UAE. I love traveling and learning new things about the world around me. I started playing the violin a few years ago and I love the outdoors. I am so very excited about being a part of the team at KICS and look forward to the adventures that await in Sudan!
Head of Modern languages, French Teacher
My name is Yves-Gabriel Dejean and I come from Reunion Island, a small French overseas departmen...
My name is Yves-Gabriel Dejean and I come from Reunion Island, a small French overseas department located East of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I am a French native speaker who loves travelling and discovering new cultures. I have taught modern foreign languages in different countries including France, French Guiana and the United Kingdom. I joined KICS in August 2016.
Fawatih Ali Ahmed
I graduated from the University of Khartoum 1977 and a holder of many Development Courses Certi...
I graduated from the University of Khartoum 1977 and a holder of many Development Courses Certificates in Teaching English language and Methodology such as, Mastering the Teaching Certificate, Power Point & Presentations, Leadership & Development Progammes, Educational Events & Conference Planning, Young Learners Certificate, First Prize in Using the Internet in the Classroom in addition to Certificates of attendance to many international conferences & workshops.
I was born in Omdurman and was educated in Khartoum. I specialized in teaching Arabic language a...
I was born in Omdurman and was educated in Khartoum. I specialized in teaching Arabic language and attained a Master Degree in General Translation from Juba University. I have worked as an Arabic teacher in Sisters' School as well as Unity High School. I enjoy reading Arabic novels by famous authors such as Nagib Mahfouz and Taha Hussien.
My name is Mohammed Osman, born and raised here in Sudan. Having done my BA in English and Maste...
My name is Mohammed Osman, born and raised here in Sudan. Having done my BA in English and Masters degree in Translation, I started my amazing journey in education and teaching Arabic Language at Unity High School, and Arabic/English translation in some education centers. I also teach non- Arabic speakers. I joined KICS in August 2016.
My name is Sabrin Mandil, I am Spanish with Sudanese-Egyptian origins. I have a BA in Journalism...
My name is Sabrin Mandil, I am Spanish with Sudanese-Egyptian origins. I have a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication and a minor in Biology (my real passion) from the American University in Cairo as well as a PGCEi from the University of Nottingham. Seven years ago, I moved to Sudan from Spain and joined KICS as a Teaching Assistant in the Primary Section. In August 2015, I joined the secondary section to teach Spanish. In my spare time I enjoy nature, travel, drawing (not that I am any good at it) and all types of handcrafts.
My name is Meghan Cannon and I was born and raised in Fresno, Ca. Growing up I was obsessed with...
My name is Meghan Cannon and I was born and raised in Fresno, Ca. Growing up I was obsessed with dance, sports, and travel and those passions have stayed with me as an adult. I love learning and trying out new things; I'm currently trying to learn Arabic and how to play cricket. I taught in Saudi Arabia for 4 years before joining KICS in August 2017.
I grew up in Jinja, Uganda, a small town surrounded by the river Nile. Over the last 3 years I h...
I grew up in Jinja, Uganda, a small town surrounded by the river Nile. Over the last 3 years I have been teaching in the US and coaching Senior School swimming. I started my career as a physical education teacher at The International school of Uganda. In 2013, I became the Athletic Director/PE Teacher at GEMS Cambridge International school in Uganda. I also served as Uganda’s National Swimming Head Coach. During my tenure as Uganda’s coach, I led several teams to the World Championships, the Commonwealth Games, the All Africa Games, the Youth Olympics and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. While in the United States, I coached teams that competed in the NCSA Junior Nationals Championships and the Minnesota State Championships. This year both the girl’s and boy’s teams won first place in the state of Minnesota. My teaching and coaching experiences includes developing athletes at all levels. On the weekends you will find me supporting my favorite team, Manchester United or watching basketball or volleyball. I also enjoy traveling all over the world and staying active with exercise, especially swimming. My wife and I are very happy being a part of the KICS community!
Student Support Service
My name is Jessica Winter and I am from England. I studied Anthropology and Modern Languages at ...
My name is Jessica Winter and I am from England. I studied Anthropology and Modern Languages at University and then completed a Cambridge English Teaching Certificate and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I spent several years teaching English in Reunion Island and French Guiana before returning to the UK to teach French. I love to travel and have visited many countries all over the world. I also love outdoor sports, especially
hiking and cycling. I joined KICS in August 2016.
Originally from the UK, I have lived and worked abroad for many years, including stints in Europ...
Originally from the UK, I have lived and worked abroad for many years, including stints in Europe, Australia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Malawi. I have a PGCE in Modern Languages from Exeter University in UK and have taught second languages in the UK, Malawi and China before joining KICS in August 2015. I teach TOK at Diploma level and provide ESL support throughout KICS. My professional aim is to make my students feel confident in their abilities and prepared to tackle new challenges, be it in a second language or another area of life, as well as to show them the joy to be had in learning something new and the importance of building good relationships with others. My personal aim is to do the same for myself!.
Learning Support Teacher
I am a 1:1 instructor, an ESL teacher, and a behavior therapist from Richmond, Virginia in the U...
I am a 1:1 instructor, an ESL teacher, and a behavior therapist from Richmond, Virginia in the U.S.A. After achieving degrees in both Psychology and Sociology from Northern Arizona University, I have continued my passion to help others through further studies and work projects around the world. For one year, I studied Maori Psychology at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, for two years I taught English and Environmental Science in the Galapagos Islands, for the following year and a half I was a social worker with 'at risk' youth on the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona, and for the last five years I taught ESL and TOEFL to students of all ages with the Vietnam United States Society in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I am proud to continue my journey by providing learning support to children at both junior and senior levels at the prestigious Khartoum International Community School.
I studied at Clergy House and Unity High School many years ago until I went to study in the UK. ...
I studied at Clergy House and Unity High School many years ago until I went to study in the UK. I received a BSc Econ from Queen Mary College and an MSc in Political Sociology from LSE. This summer I am taking a College Board course on College Counselling at NYU. I have also guided my 6 children through university applications, have closely monitored KICS college application processes over the past years and am really looking forward to working alongside Mrs Reem in guiding future KICS graduates to access their best-fit colleges and universities around the world.
I have been working at KICS for over 10 years and living in Sudan for 15 years. My husband is ha...
I have been working at KICS for over 10 years and living in Sudan for 15 years. My husband is half Sudanese and has family business here and both my children, Sharif and Tamara have both been at KICS as members of the crèche and then from Little KICS onwards. I have held different positions at KICS over the years, including Head of IB, and have been a College Counsellor for eight years. I have scaled back my hours to part time to pursue some other interests and have more time for my family. I love KICS and our
community and it has become a second home to me and my kids. I enjoy exercising, tennis, reading traveling and learning new things.
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.