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We have a wide range of specialist from all over the globe to provide our children the opportunity to learn a variety of talents from languages to swimming to learning musical instruments and numerous sports.

  • Amy McDonald

    Amy McDonald

    PE Teacher

    Amy McDonald

    At the age of 18 I went to Bangor University in North Wales to study a Primary Education BA honours degree and then spent the next three years teaching in North Wales. After hearing about friends experiences of teaching abroad I decided to give it a go! Compass International School stood out as a fun and exciting place to work and hasn’t let me down! 

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  • Anna Andrzejewska

    Anna Andrzejewska

    Head of Immersion, EAL

    Anna Andrzejewska

    I came to Doha from Olsztyn, Poland with my husband who is an in-house translator at a pharmaceutical company. 

    I decided to join the team at CIS Doha to pursue my career as an EAL teacher and continue my professional growth. I am keen to gain an international teaching experience and to share my own experiences and best practice. .

    I hold a BA certificate in teaching English as a foreign language from University of Gdańsk, Poland. I continued my studies in translation and English teaching at the Institute of Applied Linguistics, Warsaw, Poland. I also completed a Master's degree from the University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland.

    Before CISD, I had been teaching at a primary school in Olsztyn, Poland, where I taught in both Key Stages 1 and 2. Setting apart my passion for teaching young children, I have extensive experience as a freelance teacher at a number of private English teaching schools. I have successfully coordinated international cooperation projects. I designed and implemented curriculum for teacher training courses. In addition, I taught English and Polish to Saudi Arabian students. I have developed local cooperation between schools and educational institutions. My role was to enhance internationalization. My accomplishments in this field were recognized on school, regional, national and international levels. 

    As the head of an immersion programme, I am responsible for a specialized course of learning aimed to enhance and accelerate the acquisition of the second language. I would like to help develop the EAL department by introducing a coherent EAL teaching system. My chief concern will include providing support in the development of the students by facilitating their education through cross-curricular activities.

    As a teacher at CISD, I intend to apply my best knowledge, experience and dedication to support the students, to inspire and to encourage the students in their educational journey. In short, my intention is to create an intensity of language experience of the non-native speakers in a third culture. Whilst at CISD, I hope to find a challenging environment, to pursue professional development, and to further enhance my methodology skills.

    Outside of school, I enjoy dancing, spending time with friends. I love reading books and watching movies. I enjoy workouts at the gym. Whilst abroad, I am curious to try local cuisine.

    I believe that the best teachers have a life-long passion not only to teach, but also to learn themselves. To achieve this, I would like to develop my teaching and teacher training skills. Whether in or out of school, I am a sociable person, I have a positive and outgoing personality, and I am open to new challenges.

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  • Beata Jarosova

    Beata Jarosova

    EAL Teacher

    Beata Jarosova

    I have been a teacher for 15 years. After graduating from university, where I studied German language and literature and English language and literature, along with all the courses needed for a teacher (psychology, pedagogy, methodology), I started working as a secondary school teacher, preparing students for their final examinations both in English and German. After 2 years I left my home country, but I went on teaching English in the Czech Republic. I have been teaching English there for 12 years, all age categories from kindergarten up to the final examinations, as well as adults.


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  • Denise West

    Denise West

    Swimming Teacher

  • Derek Lyon

    Derek Lyon

    PE Teacher

  • Enaam Taweel

    Enaam Taweel

    Arabic Coordinator

    Enaam Taweel

    I completed a course of Arabic Language and graduated from Qatar University.  I taught at a primary school for 6 years, I was then nominated to be the head of the school, this is my experience of Arabic schools in Qatar.  


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  • Enita Velayutham

    Enita Velayutham

    ALN Instructor

  • Gary Herman

    Gary Herman

    Swim Coach

    Gary Herman

    I was a sports coach and had my own cricket academy. After an horrific accident I had to change my career. I took an opportunity offered to me, attended all the relevant courses and became a swim coach. The greatest achievement for me is to see the students progress, become better swimmers and believe in themselves. I came to the school as I believe it is a good school and has a lot to offer.

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  • Hala Abotaleb

    Hala Abotaleb

    Arabic Teacher

    Hala Abotaleb

    I have been pursuing my career in teaching the Arabic language in numerous schools across Qatar for over 12 years. I decided to move to Compass International School due to the high academic level of education.



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  • Ikhlas Mahmoud Mohammed

    Ikhlas Mahmoud Mohammed

    Islamic & Qatar History Teacher

    Ikhlas Mahmoud Mohammed

    I teach primary Islamic studies and Qatar history. I am extremely passionate about teaching these subjects. I have a great ambition to achieve highly educated and successful students. It's a fantastic feeling witnessing my students grow in knowledge with the subjects I teach, they all love to learn and learn to love.








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  • Krystallia Syrigou

    Krystallia Syrigou


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  • Laura Brisnello

    Swimming Coach

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