Meet our Primary Staff

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Andrew Mogford

 I am an experienced teacher and have taught in the UK, Qatar, Oman, Spain and Germany. It is my second year here in Kuwait, and I am part of the Year 4 team. I am also a proud Liverpool FC fan and a qualified scuba diver. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young children.

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Fatima

Johura

I have previously taught in the UK and Qatar. This is currently my second year in Kuwait and at Cambridge and I really enjoy working with all the pupils I teach. Currently I am teaching Year 3. 

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling around the world and reading books

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Zainab

Jaber

I graduated from Kuwait University two years ago and have been teaching at Cambridge since, while also continuing my professional development through various courses online. I am a firm believer in changing the world through Education and currently I am part of the Year 6 team.  

During my spare time I love to read, go out with my friends and also meditate!

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Ishtiaq

Mushtaq

I have been teaching in Kuwait for over 5 years, having previously taught in the UK. I am a History specialist and have taught secondary school pupils in the past. It is my second year at Cambridge and I am really proud of the progress my Year 6 class are making during this difficult time. 

During my spare time, I like to cook, work out and spend time with my family. 

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Tasnem

Khonat

My passion for reading led me to completing my further education in English Literature. Being able to analyse and interpret meaning from texts became my speciality, and as a student, I immersed myself into the realms of literary theory. The love of books, culture, and contemplating on the ultimate meaning (or meanings) of life, became central to my journey into teaching: to pass down what we know to the future generations. 

To date, I have 12 years' worth of teaching experience and expertise. I believe it is vital for teachers to adapt and practise effective methods of teaching so that children can dialogue and interact with each other in order to build upon their knowledge and understanding of the world and leave a lasting impression.   

I have travelled to France, Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, California, Bahrain, and the UAE. Sharing the experiences that I have gained from my travels has enabled me to share universal values and enrich my teaching practice. 

An interesting fact about me is that I have a mixed ancestry. My grandparents and great grandparents were from Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, South Africa, India, and ancient Persia. Most of the elder members in my family can speak four or more languages and I can speak three and I'm learning my fourth! 

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Kim

Prince

 I was born in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa on a crisp, yet colorful Autumn day. I fell in love with teaching while working with underprivileged children and it is my heart's desire to become involved with caring for orphans in the future. Most, if not all the people who know me, will describe me as friendly and bubbly, however, it is a best kept secret that I am a shy individual.

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Sharon

Smith

I taught for many years in my native South Africa before moving to Kuwait. Kuwait has become my home since and I enjoy working with young pupils and seeing them progress. This is my 9th year teaching at Cambridge and currently I am part of the Year 2 team. In my spare time, I like to read, cook and love keeping up with trends in interior decorating.

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Ghaidaa

Ammouna

I am an experienced teacher. I have taught in Syria for 6 years. I have taught in Kuwait Public Primary Schools for 18 years and was rewarded the distinguished teacher prize by the Minister of Education in Kuwait. I then joined Cambridge and this is my 8th year. Currently I am part of the Year 1 team. When I have free time, I love reading and I like to walk and spend time with my family.

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Pauline

Ambani

I am from Wales, UK and have many years teaching experience both in the UK and also in Kuwait. I have worked in Early Years as well as Primary and have held several leadership positions. I have a passion for making links with schools across the world and promoting global citizenship. My aim as a teacher is to give pupils the best learning experience through engaging and motivating teaching. 

During my spare time, I like to read and spend time with my friends. 

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Melissa

Adams

Music learning offers children so many benefits as it integrates different subjects. I have been introducing children to these benefits for more than a decade. It is a great pleasure for me to be able to do this with children from various countries of the world. 

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Ilene

Allen

I am from the UK and have been teaching since 1997. Initially I taught in the UK as an English teacher for secondary pupils before moving into  Primary education. Since becoming an International teacher, I have worked in the UAE and Kuwait. This is my 7th year in Kuwait and currently I am teaching Year 3. 

In my spare time, I like to keeping updated with the all the news from around the world and reading and reading about current affairs.

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Shifa

AlRawi

I am from the UK with my many years of experience working in schools. Ever since graduating from Leeds University,  I have pursued my passion of working with young people. I am a Science specialist and have taught both Primary and Secondary aged pupils. Currently I am enjoying my role as Year 4 class teacher.

In my spare time, I socialise with friends, solve puzzles and cook!

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Hanan

Taki

I am an experienced teacher and have been teaching for 17 years. This is my 2nd year at Cambridge teaching Year 2. I enjoy seeing them grow up and become confident speakers of the English language. I love horses and in my spare time I like to go horseback riding either in Kuwait and especially when I am traveling . To me the most valuable time is when I’m with my family and friends.

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Hala

Kourbeh

I am an experienced teacher and have been teaching in Kuwait for over 20 years. I love working with young children and pride myself on using modern teaching methods to equip them for the outside world. This is my 15th year teaching at Cambridge and I have enjoyed every single moment. Currently I am teaching Year 2. In my spare time I enjoy reading, drawing and travelling with my family.

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Mohamed

I graduated from Kuwait University two years ago and have been teaching at Cambridge since, while also continuing my professional development through various courses online. I am a firm believer in changing the world through Education and currently I am part of the Year 6 team.  

During my spare time I love to read, go out with my friends and also meditate!

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Shazia

Ali

I am an experienced teacher who has been teaching in Kuwait for 25 years. This is my 15th year, teaching at Cambridge. I usually coordinate most school events, such as concerts and school trips. I have been an Assistant Head for almost 9 years. Currently I am part of the Year 1 team. During my free time, I enjoy, cooking, shopping, travelling and spending time with my family and friends

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Zrinka

Catipovic

I am happy to say that I have been a member of Cambridge English School family for almost a decade now, which sums up almost all my stay in Kuwait. I have grown as a teacher and I am grateful for all the support from my colleagues and supervisors that I have been receiving throughout the years.  I previously taught English to grades 5-8 in my home country, while at CES I taught Year 2 the longest, then Y3, Y4 and Y5. I must say I find myself pretty comfortable in each year group since teaching primary children is what suits my personality.

I love teaching reading and grammar as it has a direct influence on the children's improvement of speaking skills.

In my time off from school, besides spending time with my family, I enjoy doing yoga, cooking, reading, cycling, doing embroidery.