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Our international school teachers are primary age and early years education specialists, offering the highest standards of teaching.

  • Abby Lovett

    Abby Lovett

    Year 3 Teacher

  • Alan McArtney

    Alan McArtney

    Year 5 Teacher, Leader of Student Leadership and STEAM Coordin...

    Alan McArtney

    Originally from Scotland, Alan has made Qatar his second home while teaching at Nord Anglia International School in Al Khor and more recently, at Compass International School Doha. His teaching approach is to provide exciting, challenging, inclusive and, most-of-all, fun experiences for children. In his spare time, Alan enjoys being around friends and experiencing a balance of relaxing and active pastimes around Doha. 

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  • David Atkinson

    David Atkinson

    Year 4 Teacher and Mile Post 2 Leader

    David Atkinson

    Before joining Compass International School Doha,  I worked at Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong as a class teacher, assessment coordinator and ECA coordinator. I have taught across Key Stage Two for over 10 years and have worked in County Durham, England and Hong Kong.

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  • Denise Wheatley

    Denise Wheatley

    Year 2 Teacher and English Leader

    Denise Wheatley

    I discovered the joy of teaching during a “gap year” from a previous job.  I experienced that teaching children was both satisfying and a true privilege, something I just knew I had to pursue.

    International teaching is an exciting journey which has enabled me to teach and learn with a range of children, ages and cultures. I have lived and worked in New Zealand, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Brunei. Having lived in the Middle East before, to return in August 2018, brought much excitement.

    In my spare time a few of the many things I enjoy are making something from nothing, painting, exercising and reading. 

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  • Douglas Allan

    Douglas Allan

    Mile Post 3 Leader and Year 5 Teacher

    Douglas Allan

    I have spent three years working at Compass International School Doha here in Doha with my wife and two children, where I have been a Year 1 teacher, a Year 4 teacher and Milepost Lead. This academic year, I am working in Year 5 as Milepost Lead.

    I have been lucky enough to also work in schools in China, Venezuela and Mexico and I have had fantastic but different experiences of working in these countries. I truly believe that working in so many countries has made me an international citizen and I use these experiences to feedback into my teaching where possible.

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  • Erin O'Neill

    Erin O'Neill

    Year 3 Teacher

    Erin O'Neill

    I studied for four years at the University of Glasgow and graduated in 2014 with a First Class BEd Honours Degree. I worked in three primary schools in the West of Scotland before joining Compass International School Doha. I have greatly benefited from gaining experience from Early Years to Year 6. 

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    Francesca Skelt

    Year 2 Teacher and Maths Leader

    Francesca Skelt

    I knew I wanted to be a teacher from the age of 15, when I completed work experience in my local infant school. I aspire to be like my Year Three teacher; kind, caring and approachable. My aim is for the children in my class to feel safe, happy, confident and have a love of learning.

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  • Gabrielle Curran

    Gabrielle Curran

    Year 1 Teacher

    Gabrielle Curran

    I am originally from Derry in the North of Ireland and relocated to Doha two years ago. I have since been teaching Year 2 in another international school in Qatar and I am really excited about joining the team at the Madinat Khalifa campus this academic year.  Prior to moving to Doha, I studied my undergraduate degree and PGCE at Northumbria University in Newcastle and spent each summer working for a summer camp in upstate New York.  My interests include travelling, water sports, keeping fit and I also currently play Gaelic Football for Qatar GAA. 

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