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Primary Teachers

Our international school teachers are primary age and early years education specialists, offering the highest standards of teaching. Most have been trained in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

  • Manieta Roman

    Manieta Roman

    Year 1 Teacher

    Manieta Roman

    My country of origin is South Africa. I am married, my husband also being a teacher, and have two daughters, aged 25 and 21. We arrived in Doha in 2005, and have been living here for the past 11 years, after spending some time in the USA and UAE. In 2005, Qatar was in the process of rapid development as it attempted to popularize its global position. This exciting period in its history is what drew us to the country.

    This is my third year teaching at Compass International School. I completed a BA degree through the University of South Africa, as well as a certification in Teaching for a Multicultural Education. Currently, I am enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Special Education Needs, through the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

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  • Stacey McKelvie

    Stacey McKelvie

    Year 1/2 Bilingual Teacher

    Stacey McKelvie

    I am from the West of Scotland where I studied for four years at Glasgow university graduating with a Bachelor (Honors) Degree in Education in 2004. Since then I have worked in the UK and in Spain where I have developed as a committed practitioner  and gained many ideas on teaching approaches and learning styles. I very much enjoyed working along side different cultures and nationalities and I am excited to becoming part of the Rayyan Team.

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  • Amandine Goffart

    Amandine Goffart

    Year 1/2 Bilingual Teacher

  • Erika Steele

    Erika Steele

    Year 1/2 Teacher, Milepost Coordinator

    Erika Steele

    I am qualified school teacher, specializing in Primary/Junior years. I obtained my teaching qualification in Canada, but have since taught overseas in South Korea and South America. At home, I had wonderful experiences teaching students, generally in key stage two. I also thoroughly enjoyed my time overseas, teaching students in various year groups.

     

    I decided to come to Compass International School in Qatar because I love teaching abroad and learning about new cultures. I have heard wonderful things about others experiences here in Doha and figured this would be perfect opportunity for me to explore both my love for teaching and traveling. 

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  • Peter Anderton

    Peter Anderton

    Year 2 Teacher, English Coordinator

    Peter Anderton

    I am originally from Solihull, England but have spent the last six years in Brunei; the Green Heart of Borneo. I am looking forward to new challenges at Rayyan, having taught across the all year groups of KS2 and holding pastoral and curriculum leadership posts in Brunei. My wife and son are moving with me to Doha and we look forward to the wide range of activities and events for our family to join. I love travelling, sports and cooking and aim to explore these hobbies further in the Middle East.

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  • Maria Farnan

    Maria Farnan

    Year 3 Primary Teacher

  • Lauren O’Toole

    Lauren O’Toole

    Year 3/4 Bilingual Teacher

    Lauren O’Toole

    I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor (Honors) Degree in Education from the University of Glasgow (Scotland). This is now my second year at Compass International School. I taught Year 1 in 2014 and left In July 2015 to return to Scotland. I realised soon after that I missed working at Compass and therefore returned in January 2016 to teach Year 3. I am currently teaching Year 2/3

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  • Anne Scarnier

    Anne Scarnier

    Year 3/4 Bilingual Teacher

  • Sarah Reid

    Sarah Reid

    Year 3 Teacher, Milepost Coordinator

    Sarah Reid

    I arrived in Doha three years ago and began teaching in Compass on the Gharaffa campus. I have been at the Rayyan Campus for two years now. After three years in Early Years, I am now excited about teaching in Year 1.

    I worked in a school in Dublin for six years before arriving to Doha. I have completed my Masters in Education, specialising in Early Years Education. Since arriving in Compass, I have attended the Early Years Middle Eastern conference in Dubai and the Middle Leaders course in London, both of which have been great experiences. I love to travel and living in Doha, the middle of the world, allows for many travel opportunities in the holidays.

     

     

     

     

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  • Andrew Pitt

    Andrew Pitt

    Year 4 Teacher

    Andrew Pitt

    Originally from Gloucestershire, England. I moved to Doha in 2012 to begin my international teaching career for a new challenge.

    I attended Staffordshire University and then Bedford College studying for a BA Hons and a PGCE. I have also studied through the Open University for a MA in Education.

    Throughout my teaching career I have taught several different age groups in a variety of schools in Gloucestershire.

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  • Thomas Coughlan

    Thomas Coughlan

    Year 4 Teacher

    Thomas Coughlan

    I'm originally from Manchester, UK. I have taught for 3 years in Qatar, and now at Rayyan campus, teaching Year 3 & 4 Bilingual Team. It’s the perfect job for me as I worked in a similar programme in Madrid where I taught Spanish. I’m a huge sports fan, full of terrible puns and have a very well differentiated taste in music! I’m always after new adventures and love travelling. Really looking forward to meeting you all in September and getting to know you!

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  • Raz Akhtar

    Raz Akhtar

    Year 5 Teacher, Milepost Leader

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