For the last 18 years I have grown and developed as a French and Humanities Teacher, Middle school Vice Principal, Coordinator of teaching and learning innovations and currently as a Head of Secondary. I am passionate about learning and teaching, curriculum development, and transformational leadership. 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 have taught in a number of programs including IB PYP, MYP, IB DP, IGCSE, and IMYC. I am an American citizen with roots and origin in the beautiful country of thousand hills, Rwanda, and grew up in Uganda and the DRC.
I have lived, worked, or attended training in Uganda, France, USA, Rwanda, DRC, Italy, UK, Canada, Martinique, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia, UAE, Egypt, and Sudan. I enjoy walking, hiking, reading, spending time with my family, 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.
Professional Assistant to the Principal & IB Center
I was born and raised in Khartoum Sudan, completing my higher education in the UK with a BEng (H...
Professional Assistant to the Principal & IB Center
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born and raised in Khartoum Sudan, completing my higher education in the UK with a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering. I am married and blessed with two boys who have been at KICS since their crèche years (my eldest is now in his first year of IB and my youngest is in Y10). We consider KICS our second home since we spend the majority of our day at school. I joined the KICS family in 2008 as PA to the Principal and extremely grateful for all the opportunities it has provided.
Creative Arts & Design
Design Technology & ToK Teacher
My name is Kennedy Bwanga from Kenya. I have worked in Ethiopia, China and India.
My first degr...
My name is Kennedy Bwanga from Kenya. I have worked in Ethiopia, China and India.
My first degree is from the University of Nairobi and second degree is from university of South Africa. I have a PGCE from university of Southern Queensland, Australia and I am currently working on my Master of Education degree from university of Bath, UK. I am an IB Diploma examiner for Design Technology, Workshop leader for TOK and ITGS. I am also a site visitor for IB, (Team Member). I will be joining KICS with my family- wife and son. Besides playing and watching soccer, I do enjoy travelling and visiting different parts of the world with my family.
Hailing from Barotseland in western Zambia, I have been a music educator for 21 years teaching m...
Hailing from Barotseland in western Zambia, I have been a music educator for 21 years teaching music to children from age 2 the joys of music making. I worked in Zambia, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Germany in different capacities ranging from being general music teacher, piano tutor, accompanist, artist in residence and more. I have also worked for Yamaha Music in the Seychelles.
I play several musical instruments (piano, woodwinds, drums set), I am a compsoer/arranger and have written school musicals and scored several films. I believe that every child should access music and arts education.
I am sport, and of course artsy. Culinary explorations are my delight. Travel is part of my DNA.
I am overjoyed to move to The Sudan on this new adventure.
Drama Teacher & CAS Coordinator
I am from the Philippines, Pinoy Pride! I am excited to share with the KICS community the passio...
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.
Head of English Language Department
My name is John Benson. Originally from the UK, I qualified as a teacher there over 20 years ago...
My name is John Benson. Originally from the UK, I qualified as a teacher there over 20 years ago. I returned to post-graduate education twice to do MA's in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and Educational Leadership and Management. After an initial 5 years teaching in London, I embarked on my International Education journey. This has so far brought to places as diverse as China, Jordan, Peru and Brazil, mainly in IB and IGCSE schools. I very much look forward to continuing that journey here in Sudan, a country I visited as a tourist back in 2012. My main memory from that visit is of the incredible hospitality I received from the Sudanese people. Outside of education, I have a wide-range of interests from sports (cycling, swimming, hiking, yoga) to more sedate pastimes like reading and watching Netflix offerings from all over the world. All of this I am able to do while continuing to have the immense privilege to travel the world.
My name is Dorothy Brown and I have been on my educational journey for twenty-four years now. I...
My name is Dorothy Brown and I have been on my educational journey for twenty-four years now. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi and then began my teaching career outside of Houston, Texas. After raising three boys, I decided to start my international teaching career. I taught in the United Arab Emirates for five years and in Kazakhstan for two years. I am delighted to further my journey in Sudan and look forward to the many new ideas my students will share with me. When I am not teaching, I love to travel with my husband, and I enjoy reading and learning about history.
Hi! My name is Sally Shafi. I am from Alexandria, Egypt, but I was born and raised in London, UK...
Hi! My name is Sally Shafi. I am from Alexandria, Egypt, but I was born and raised in London, UK. I received my Bachelors in History from SOAS, University of London, followed by my PGCE teaching qualification from the University of Sunderland. I am currently in the final stages of completing a Masters in Education at UCL.
I have taught English and History at both British and American International schools in Saudi Arabia. I will be teaching secondary English at KICS!
I have three children, two boys and a girl. When I'm not teaching I love travelling and the great outdoors. I love swimming in the sea and the smell of fresh salty sea air. I got into hiking, last summer, after climbing a third way up Mount Kilimanjaro. My goal is to climb all the way to the top! One of the ways in which I love to unwind in the evening is playing my ukulele and doing yoga.
Head of Science Department/Science Teacher
Greetings. I am originally from the United States, grew up outside the city of Chicago, Illinoi...
Greetings. I am originally from the United States, grew up outside the city of Chicago, Illinois and have lived in Colorado for the past 12 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science and Masters in Secondary Education. I grew up where I loved to question everything that was going around me and was always eager to learn about something new. My favorite thing about teaching is that you never stop being a student, there is always something new to learn. After teaching for 12 years in Colorado, my family (my wife Meredith, Counselor at KICS, and daughter, age 2), has decided to take the leap to teaching abroad. My personal interests include spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, doing puzzles, and playing board games. I am honored and excited for the adventures that await me here in Sudan and look forward to working with the wonderful students, families, staff, and community at KICS.
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 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.
IMYC Coordinator & Physics Teacher
After completing my Civil Engineering degree at Queen’s University, I earned my Bachelor’s of Ed...
After completing my Civil Engineering degree at Queen’s University, I earned my Bachelor’s of Education from Lakehead University. During my academic career, my passion for teaching blossomed and the desire to travel was evident. The two blended nicely together as I embarked on the adventure of teaching internationally. My aim is to continually grow academically, professionally and personally. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy participating in sports, trying new recipes and playing card games. Go Rhinos!
Head of Maths/Math Teacher
I am originally from Syria but born and educated in Sudan, I completed a B.Sc Honors in Architec...
I am originally from Syria but born and educated 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, UK. I joined KICS in March 2014 and currently teach IMYC,IGCSE and IB Mathematics. In my spare time I enjoy going back to my artistic roots creating and innovating things out of basic resources. I am committed to develop life-long learners who will be prepared to make a positive difference in the world
Asaad Salahuddin Ali
I was born and raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Then we moved to Sudan where I finished my...
I was born and raised in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Then we moved to Sudan where I finished my high school. I started teaching immediately after high school where I taught for 2 years. Then I went to Malaysia where I completed my BSc (Hons) in robotics and mechatronic engineering from the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus. I was also the president of the Sudanese society in university with the goals of sharing Sudanese culture with the world. After I graduated I taught IGCSE Math and Physics for 4 years in different schools in Khartoum. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and working out. I'm very excited to be part of KICS, I am sure that this will be a great learning and teaching experience.
Over 16 years ago, right after graduating with a BA in Mathematics and English Language and Lite...
Over 16 years ago, right after graduating with a BA in Mathematics and English Language and Literature in Hungary, I found myself on a plane headed for New York City, where I started my teaching career in Secondary Mathematics. After teaching in the Big Apple for 3 years, I headed to a warmer climate, first to the Philippines (2 years) and then to China (11 years), to teach MYP and DP Mathematics. During those years I became a DP Mathematics examiner, earned my M.Ed., gained leadership experience in various positions, and launched HighFour Competitions to run online competitions for schools worldwide. My family and I are all excited to join the KICS community and start exploring everything this beautiful city and country has to offer.
My name is Natalie Radziejewski. I was born and raised in the United States in Chicago. I have a...
My name is Natalie Radziejewski. I was born and raised in the United States in Chicago. I have a B.A. in Mathematics, Teaching Mathematics and History. I taught in Colombia South America and in Australia. I have a passion for teaching and my goal is to have all my students walk away with a deeper understanding and a stronger appreciation of math. Outside of teaching I love traveling, reading, watching TV shows and movies, and being outdoors. I am so excited to join the Mathematics department at KICS!
Head of Humanities/Business Teacher
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.
Adenuga (Jude) Abiola
My name is Adenuga Abiola. I am a licensed educator in the state of Hawai'i, USA. I am from Ibad...
My name is Adenuga Abiola. I am a licensed educator in the state of Hawai'i, USA. I am from Ibadan, Nigeria. I have taught English as a Second Language, MYP Design, and IGCSE ICT. I have also been privileged to provide technical support and integration in my journey as an educator. I have spent the last decade in Asia, where I enjoyed teaching at IB schools In Vietnam and China. I believe in making learning accessible and equitable to all students.
My qualifications include an MA in Technology and Learning Design from the University of Roehampton, an M.Ed in Globalization, and a B.Sc in Computing from the University of Greenwich. I am on track to become International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) certified in the summer of 2020. I am honoured to be joining KICS as an ICT and Student Support Specialist. I enjoy playing soccer and hiking in my free time.
My name is Scott Kwiecien and I am excited to be teaching DP Economics and Humanities at KICS. G...
My name is Scott Kwiecien and I am excited to be teaching DP Economics and Humanities at KICS. Growing up in Canada, I obtained two undergrad degrees: in religious education and civil aviation. After working in non-profit organizations focused on children and teens, I then decided to change careers. This meant a return to school for a master’s in education in which then our family left Canada to start our overseas adventure. Our first place was South Korea teaching humanities as well as religious studies. Next we moved to Jakarta Indonesia, where we spent the last 7 years. This allowed my daughters to obtain their IB Diplomas and return to Canada to further their studies. During my time in Indonesia, I became an IB DP teacher of Business Management and Economics as well as becoming an examiner. At present I am pursuing a second master’s degree in IB teaching and learning. For hobbies, I enjoy golfing, anything aviation related as well as reading leadership books.
My name is Melodie Greene and although I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, I’ve spent a go...
My name is Melodie Greene and although I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, I’ve spent a good chunk of my life living and working overseas. The last few years, for example, have seen me calling Indonesia, Uganda, China, Australia and France all home. I am very much looking forward to my move to Sudan and to joining the KICS community where I hope to instil a solid love for Geography in all my students, as well as help them develop as lifelong learners.
My Name is Niru and I am excited to be teaching Social Sciences at KICS. My 15 years of cumulati...
My Name is Niru and I am excited to be teaching Social Sciences at KICS. My 15 years of cumulative experience is far and wide, which includes working in the corporate world, political science think tanks, and international schools. I have taught students at both the elementary and high school levels and I love teaching. Since my experience is well-rounded, I try to provide my students with a practical approach to learning which can be associated and used in everyday life.
I am married with two kids and I love traveling. I have visited forty-five countries and lived in six of them, including Brazil, Egypt, India, Singapore, the UK, and the US. Some of the things I like about traveling are meeting new people, learning about their cultures and history, and integrating what I learn to day-to-day life.
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Head of Languages/French Teacher
After a career in business and marketing in Paris, I relocated to the Sultanate of Oman to run a...
After a career in business and marketing in Paris, I relocated to the Sultanate of Oman to run an adventure tourism company. Having developed numerous adventurous and educational ‘Week Without Walls’ excursions in Oman for international schools worldwide, I was inspired to take on a new challenge and qualify as a professional school teacher.
I moved with my husband to Ethiopia, where I obtained an iPGCE from Nottingham University in the UK. Since then I have been teaching French as a foreign language and GILA (Global Issues Local Action). I believe in the importance of developing strong relationships with students to enable them to thrive in today's challenging educational environments.
During my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, reading, cooking, travelling and going to the opera whenever I can! I am looking forward to learning Arabic!
Bonjour, I am Camille Sebban.
I studied Philosophy, Linguistics and Logic at La Sorbonne Unive...
Bonjour, I am Camille Sebban.
I studied Philosophy, Linguistics and Logic at La Sorbonne University in Paris. I taught French, Spanish and EAL in the UK, in Turkey and in China.
I have a son who graduated in 2015 and who now lives in Canada.
I have a passion for learning and teaching languages, and for developing personalized practices.
I enjoy reading, writing, painting, debating and hiking with family and friends.
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.
Spanish Teacher & IB Extended Essay Coordinator
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 Mark Jolley and I am a Sport and Exercise Sciences graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan...
My name is Mark Jolley and I am a Sport and Exercise Sciences graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan and Exeter Universities, in the UK. I am extremely excited to be here in Sudan joining the KICS adventure at this historic period. I am passionate and have extensive experience of developing physical educational programs; I will bring all my heart, effort and goodwill to this task.
I graduated from two of the most prestigious universities in the UK, however, it has been my global experiences and the opportunities to work with highly talented professionals from around the globe - including schools in Africa, Asia, Arabia and the UK - that inspires me to be the best practitioner I can be. I love the twofold nature of being a physical education practitioner - on the one hand, I am an educator, encouraging students to support each other’s learning, as students explore together, focus and inquire deeply into curriculum content; after school I don the cap of coach: motivating students to go the extra mile, to commit, to support each other and strive as individuals and as teams, in the demanding environment of competitive sport.
In our free time, my wife and I love good food, good company, music, culture and nature; hiking, exploring, mountain biking and learning to ride horses! We look forward to experiencing the rich and welcoming Sudanese culture first-hand, in the famous city of Khartoum.
PE & ODE Teacher
Born and raised in Canada, my lifelong passion for sports led me to a career in Physical Educati...
Born and raised in Canada, my lifelong passion for sports led me to a career in Physical Education. Having previously taught in both South Korea and China, my wife and I are excited to join the KICS team and explore a new part of the world in Sudan. I am currently working towards a Master’s degree while my free time is mostly spent participating in outdoor activities and enjoying life with our newborn son. I am looking forward playing an active role in the Rhino community!
My name is Victoria Zafirova and I'm from Sofia,Bulgaria. I was a professional volleyball player...
My name is Victoria Zafirova and I'm from Sofia,Bulgaria. I was a professional volleyball player for 11 years, member of the National team of Bulgaria. I hold a Bachelor Degree of Physical Education and a qualified volleyball coach with 13 years of teaching experience. I live in Sudan with my husband and our three kids. In my free time I enjoy going to yoga class, playing tennis and other sports. I joined KICS in January 2019. Looking forward to an active school year.
I was born and raised in the very dynamic and culturally rich city of Mumbai, India. I completed...
I was born and raised in the very dynamic and culturally rich city of Mumbai, India. I completed my Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors degrees in Physical and Health Education from the University of Mumbai, India. I have been a PHE teacher for the past 10 years and have taught a variety of curriculums and a range of age groups. I love teaching, have a passion for service, and enjoy coaching.
As a mother of a beautiful daughter, I understand the importance of a positive school experience and always strive to provide a fun, active, safe, and knowledgeable learning experience for my students. I am excited to join KICS and look forward to the adventures and challenges it will bring along.
Student Support Service
Learning Support Teacher
I am Colombian and have been working in special education for 14 years. I am passionate about su...
I am Colombian and have been working in special education for 14 years. I am passionate about supporting students in constructing their pathways to reach their potential. I have a BA in Psychology, special training in Inclusive Education and an MA in Education. I love to travel and experience the richness of different cultures. I speak Spanish, English, and Italian, and can’t wait to add Arabic to the list. I immerse in reading, dance, and yoga. I am excited to embark in this new adventure in Sudan and KICS!
Learning Support Teacher
My name is Agila and I am from Sudan. I graduated from the American University in Cairo with a B...
My name is Agila and I am from Sudan. I graduated from the American University in Cairo with a BSc in chemistry. I was living between London and Ireland for more than ten years before moving back to Sudan. I completed my PGCEI two years ago and it has always been my passion to learn more on how to accommodate children with special needs.
I’m now at the early stages of preparing for my thesis to complete my MA in special and inclusive education. I’m hoping to develop a deeper understanding of strategies to support all of our student’s needs which can be applied at a structural level within our school.
Learning Support Teacher
In 2007 I was lucky enough to be involved in a British Council project which included schools in...
In 2007 I was lucky enough to be involved in a British Council project which included schools in South Africa and Tanzania. I knew back then, one day I would find my way back to the wonderfully diverse African continent. So excited to be joining the secondary section; providing student support and working closely with staff to maximise every learning opportunity.
I am from the north of England. My background is in inclusion and pastoral leadership, working for 20 years in secondary schools in my home town of Manchester. Inclusive education is my passion. In that regard, I am close to finishing an MA in Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs (IESEND).
My sincere thanks to the KICS global community for making me feel so welcome, thus far. I look forward to working with you and learning more about Sudanese culture and traditions. In my spare time, I like to do yoga, swim and connect with horses, dogs, and other animals. I am particularly interested in animal welfare and conservation projects. A personal goal of mine is to learn Spanish. I am making progress, slowly!
Guidance Counsellor (Y10 - 13) and College Counsellor
I have been working at KICS since October 2005. I am Egyptian and my husband is half Sudanese, h...
Guidance Counsellor (Y10 - 13) and College Counsellor
Email Address: email@example.com
I have been working at KICS since October 2005. I am Egyptian and my husband is half Sudanese, half German. Both my children, Sharif and Tamara have 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 Library Assistant, CAS Coordinator, IB Business Management teacher, DP Homeroom teacher, Head of IB, and College Counsellor. I am currently the High School Guidance and College Counsellor. 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.
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.
Well-being & Safeguarding Counselor/SSS Teacher
My name is Tanya Abdalla. I am half Sudanese and half Irish. I spent the early years of my child...
My name is Tanya Abdalla. I am half Sudanese and half Irish. I spent the early years of my childhood here in Khartoum attending Unity High School. The latter part of my education was spent between Spain,Ireland and England. I have a BA in Modern Languages (Spanish and French) with Communication Studies. After obtaining my PGCE from Bath Spa, I taught in London for seven years. I moved back to Sudan in 2007 with my family. My husband Brian is a PYP Teacher at KICS and my children Layla and Ayman attend KICS too. KICS is very much a home away from home for me. I have had a number of roles during my time at KICS. I started my journey here as a PYP Teacher in the Primary. I then went on to become the Child Protection Officer and later supported students with Special Educational Needs, as a Student Support Teacher, in the Primary. This year I am looking forward to expanding my role of Child Protection Officer to Well-being and Safeguarding Coordinator and Data Protection Officer. I very much believe that our mental health and well-being is just as important as our physical health. As well as increasing a person’s opportunity and choices in life, promoting mental health and well-being helps students flourish in their educational journey, build resilience against adversity and develop protective factors from mental health. In my free time I enjoy walking, swimming, listening to music, relaxing and spending time with family and friends.
Primary & Y7-9 Counselor
Hello everyone! I am very excited to return to KICS for a second year and expand my counseling r...
Hello everyone! I am very excited to return to KICS for a second year and expand my counseling role. I will now be offering social-emotional support in the primary section and secondary section, years 7-9! I am originally from the United States, grew up in a very rural area of Southern Utah and I have lived for 12 years in Colorado. I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy and I hold a professional License in the state of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have been working as a professional therapist since 2012 but feel I have been a therapist my whole life. I enjoy helping people process emotions, thoughts, and experiences, honoring whatever is needed in their journey. My main approach in therapy is Solution Focused, helping clients find and create their own solutions to life’s challenges. My personal interests include spending time with my family, reading, writing, spending time in nature/outdoor activities, and playing board games. I also love musicals, cooking, meeting new people, and experiencing new things. My family (husband Scott, secondary Science teacher, and daughter, Kingsley) and I are thrilled to be a part of KICS and continue to experience life in Sudan!