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Primary Team

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.

  • Grainne Kelly

    Gráinne Kelly

    Year 6 Teacher

    Gráinne Kelly

    I am from Sligo, a beautiful coastal county in Ireland. I wanted to be a primary teacher from a young age. I graduated from Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in 2009. I taught for one year in a rural 4 teacher school and have been teaching in a large, urban, multi-cultural, fully inclusive school for the past nine years. During this time I have taught both Key Stage 1 and 2 in the role of mainstream teacher and as an additional learning needs teacher. I undertook a Masters in Education(Hons) in Maynooth University in 2013 and completed my thesis on strategies for teaching reading to young children. I have trained in the Incredible Years programme and believe strongly in the importance of building positive relationships in the classroom to enable children to achieve their maximum potential.

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  • Nick Rowntree

    Nick Rowntree

    Year 2 Teacher

    Nick Rowntree

    Arriving in Doha in 2013, I had the privilege of working in many international schools around Qatar. Compass International School Doha always stuck out as it reminded me most of the community back home, in Washington, England. In 2016, I started my adventure at Compass. So far I have worked at both our Gharaffa and Rayyan Campuses and taught PE and Year 3. The excitement, enthusiasm and ambition our students show each and every day makes Compass a truly inspirational place to work.

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  • Olivia Sutton

    Olivia Sutton

    Year 1 Teacher

    Olivia Sutton

    Hi all, I am very excited to be joining the Compass International School Doha family and will be based at the brand new Themaid Campus as a Year One Class Teacher.

    I studied Primary Teaching and Education at university, with a specialism of Global Citizenship and extra courses in Special Educational Needs and Modern Foreign Language. After graduating I worked in a wonderful Infant school in Southampton, England. Here I was head of both Maths and Music as well as being a Year One class teacher.

    For the past two years I was living and working in Thailand.  I worked in a British international school on the beautiful island of Phuket. I worked as Head of English and Phonics and was Key Stage One Phase Leader and once again a Year One Class Teacher.

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  • Rebecca Holmes

    Rebecca Holmes

    Year 5 Teacher

    Rebecca Holmes

    I graduated from York St John University in 2011, having completed a BA (Hons) in Primary Education. My first teaching experience was as an Early Years class teacher in York; although this year group was unexpected, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and developing the understanding and knowledge of how students start their education. After that first year of teaching I travelled to Australia for a year to work part time in a school and taught private tuition to primary aged pupils.

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  • Robyn Maxwell

    Robyn Maxwell

    Year 3 Teacher

    Robyn Maxwell

    I first gained my MA Honors Degree in Primary Education from the University of Dundee, in Scotland. During this time, I was able to stay away from home which enabled me to meet some amazing people and this had a huge impact on my independence and determination to succeed.

    During my four years at Dundee University I worked in many schools within different councils and this allowed me to follow different teaching strategies and adapt to different techniques. This was a great start to my career as I knew I had to learn to become flexible whilst teaching.

    I was given the opportunity to travel to South of Spain in Almerimar for a few months to teach in an International School. This was a fabulous opportunity to develop my speaking and understanding of the Spanish language as well as working with a different curriculum. I was lucky enough to travel the south of Spain whilst on this working trip.

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  • Sarah Lees

    Sarah Lees

    Year 4 Teacher