Secondary School Team

Secondary School Team

The Head of Secondary oversees a team of administrators, teachers and counselors who ensure the academic, social and emotional needs of our students are met.

At RIS we offer the IB Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programmes (DP) in the Secondary School. The MYP is a programme of study designed to meet the particular educational needs of students aged between 11 and 16 years. It is internationally accredited and prepares students over a period of five years for entry into the IB Diploma Programme. The DP is a highly challenging and inspirational two-year programme for students aged between 16 and 18, which sets the standard in secondary education.


The IB MYP and DP programmes prepare students for universities and careers worldwide. We are extremely proud of the excellent examination results achieved by our students. Graduates from RIS go on to universities across the UAE, Europe, North America and Australasia, with many students being awarded full scholarships for their chosen studies.

PAUL EDE
Deputy Head of Secondary - Pastoral

RICHARD BALLARD
Head of IT Integration

NICHOLAS GREY
Head of School Improvement

SHARON THOMSPON
Assistant Head of Secondary MYP Curriculum

ANDREW TOMLINSON
Assistant Head of Secondary DP Curriculum

ENGLISH

MICHAEL MOLENAAR
Head of English/English Teacher

AOIFE ABUSHAQRA
English Teacher

WALTER CLARKE
English Teacher

KIM WILEY
English Teacher

AARON VIGAR
English Teacher/Personal Project Coordinator

KATHI LI
English Teacher

CHRISTINE ARMSTRONG
English Teacher/Head of Grade 7

JANE MCGRATH
English Teacher

SCIENCE

AMANDA NARKIEWICZ
Head of Science/Science Teacher

EMMA CAREY
Science Teacher

MUGE OKUR
Science & TOK Teacher/EE Coordinator

LISA HOLDEN
Science Teacher

KEVIN SMITH
Science Teacher

SAEED SMITH
Science Teacher

ELLIOT BRODIE
Science Teacher

MAHEEN HABIB-NAYANY
Science Teacher/Head of Grade 7

BLAIR HOOVER
Science Teacher

NICHOLAS GRAY
Science Teacher/Head of School Improvement

MATHEMATICS

VAUGHAN KITSON
Head of Maths/Maths Teacher

NOELYN SELVANAYAGAM
Maths Teacher

NOOR FADILLA
Maths Teacher

JAMES POOLE
Maths Teacher

BEN REHANA
Maths Teacher

CLEMENT MUSTCHIN
Maths Teacher

STEVEN HEAPHY
Maths Teacher

MARK AUSTIN
Maths Teacher

HUMANITIES

PETER CROWTHER
Head of Humanities/Humanities Teacher

ALEXANDRA TROTTER

Humanities & ESS Teacher/CAS Coordinator

BRYCE MCBRIDE
Humanities & Economics Teacher

JAMES JONES
Psychology Teacher/Head of Grade 11

TRINA BONETTI
Humanities Teacher

GEORGE SCORGIE
Economics Teacher/Head of Grade 6

LUKE CLARKE
Humanities Teacher/Head of Grade 6

WHETU SEYMOUR
Humanities & English Teacher

JEN LEATHER
Humanities Teacher

DESIGN/IT

GARRY HAYES
IT Teacher/Head of IT/DT

MATTHEW O’TOOLE
DT Teacher

MATT STEEL
DT Teacher

NAEEM ASHRAF
IT Teacher

SEAN O'CALLAGHAN
IT Teacher

RICHARD BALLARD
IT Teacher/Head of Technology Integration

ARABIC, ISLAMIC AND SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS

ASEM MASHARFA
Head of Arabic and Islamic

ABDULLA ABU DAHAK
Head of Arabic A/Arabic & Islamic Teacher

ABDELLATIF CHOKRI
Islamic A

SUHA ETOUM
Islamic B

WAFAA MARWAN
Arabic Social Studies

ABDULRAHMAN ABU DAHAK
Arabic B

MONA KAMEL
Arabic B

QUSAY EID
Arabic B

SAMER MOHAMED
Arabic B

EMAN MOSTAFA
Arabic A

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS

LILIANE BEAYNE
Head of Language B/French Teacher

FATIMA MILLER
French Teacher/TOK Coordinator

AURIELE NG TAT CHUNG
French & TOK Teacher

MARI ANTORAZ ALONSO
French Teacher

JACOB MUNIZ
Spanish Teacher

STEPHEN DELANO
Director of Arts/Drama Teacher

JAVIER HERNANDEZ-STALDER
Drama Teacher

DANIELA PARKINSON
Visual Art

CARLOS NOGUERA
Head of Arts/Visual Art Teacher

LORRAINE MAHER
Visual Art

CAITLIN ROSE
Music & Drama Teacher

LINDSAY WILSON
Music Teacher



PE

ANDREA MCKINNON
Director of Athletics/PE Teacher

JARROD PURDY
Head of PE/PE Teacher

SARAH YEOMANS
PE Teacher

JANELLE MEISENHEIMER
PE Teacher/Head of Grade 8

SCOTT HUNTER
PE Teacher

VICTORIA CROFT
PE Teacher/Head of Grade 9

LIBRARY

MARINA KONIOTOU
Librarian