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  • Join Our Family

    Contact us about 2018-2019 admissions

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  • Stay Informed

    Find out what's been happening in school.

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  • Where Every Child Thrives

    Our learning approach is designed to ensure that every child is a success.

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  • Be Ambitious

    Our exclusive collaborations mean that your child is exposed to learning experiences from world class institutions.

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  • Becoming a Global Citizen

    With a community of over 60 nationalities, your child will make friends from around the world.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student.

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  • Find out where we are and contact us

    Information and maps to get in touch.

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  • Parent Essentials

    Important information for our parents

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Leadership Team

Our senior team is focused on developing a globally-respected school

  • Terry Creissen 2018

    Dr Terry Creissen

    Executive Principal

    Dr Terry Creissen

    I have 24 years’ experience as a Principal having previously spent 14 years as Executive Principal in the UK, over 5 years at The British International School, Shanghai, China and 2 years at our sister school in Warsaw, Poland.  In August 2014, I joined Compass International School Doha as Principal of Madinat Khalifa Campus and in January 2016 was appointed to Executive Principal of the three campuses - Madinat Khalifa, Rayyan and Gharaffa.

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  • Ann Djedid

    Ann Djedid

    Head of Campus, Al Rayyan

    Ann Djedid

    I am now in my 11th year at CISD and was very proud to celebrate our achievements at the recent 10th Anniversary celebration. I was part of the original ‘Start- up Team’ at the school. Originally qualified as a Primary Teacher in Scotland, I have over thirty years’ experience in both education and leadership. 

     

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  • Jimmy Frawley

    Jimmy Frawley

    Head of Primary, Madinat Khalifa

    Jimmy Frawley

    Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2003, I have had the experience of teaching across the primary age range. I was lucky enough to start my teaching career at an outstanding school in my hometown, Derby. There, I was involved in a number of pilot programs that used technology to enhance student learning, an area that I continue to be passionate about today.

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  • Karen Wilson

    Karen Wilson

    Head of Gharaffa Campus

    Karen Wilson

    In January 2017, I joined CISD as Head of the Gharaffa Campus.  Prior to this, I was Acting Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher at Doha English Speaking School, Qatar.

    I have lived and worked in Doha for over 21 years.  My particular educational passions include, English, Music, the Performing Arts, Personal, Social and Emotional Development plus Assessment for Learning.  I firmly believe that it is our duty to realise the potential in your child; creating independent children who are able to question, reflect and challenge whilst considering the thoughts and feelings of others.

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  • Tom Douch

    Tom Douch

    Head of Secondary, Madinat Khalifa

    Tom Douch

    Throughout my teaching career in the UK I have had varied roles and responsibilities that I bring with me to Compass.  Having started my career in Cheshire, England I held responsibilities of Head of Department, Head of House and Head of Year.  The skills I acquired then enabled me to obtain an Assistant Head Position in Stoke on Trent.  I am looking forward to working at Compass and move with my wife and three children.

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  • Simon Porter

    Simon Porter

    Director of Learning

    Simon Porter

    Simon studied Physics at the University of Bristol before studying trumpet for four years at the Royal College of Music. He worked for six years as a trumpet teacher and performer in the West Midlands before returning to Physics to teach. He has been teaching Physics for 22 years in British State schools and International schools in Peru, Papua New Guinea, Norway, the USA, Poland and now in Qatar.

     

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  • Justin Hughes

    Justin Hughes

    IB Diploma Coordinator, Madinat Khalifa