Meet our Primary and Early Years  Staff

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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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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. 

Outside of work, I like to cook, work out and spend time with my family. 

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Tasnem

Khonat

To date, I have 12 years' worth of teaching experience and expertise; in England and in Kuwait.

I believe it is vital for teachers to adapt and practise effective methods of teaching and create environments where children can interact with each other, learn skills effectively, and build upon their knowledge and understanding of the world.

I have also travelled all over the world and 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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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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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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Lubna

Mohamed

I am a British teacher with experience of teaching Early Years and across Primary. I have also held various leadership positions whist working in both departments. Currently I am the Assistant Headteacher for Year 3 & 4. It is now my 6th year in Kuwait and I enjoy the traditions and the culture of this beautiful country. In my free time, I enjoy reading about current educational practises and solving puzzles. 

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Asmaa

Dhaif

I have taught at Cambridge English School since 2013 and have been the team leader for the KG team for a number of years. I grew up in Ontario, Canada, and attended school and university there. I have always enjoyed working with young children and over the years I have developed a passion to work collaboratively with young children to support them in growing emotionally, intellectually, and socially within a safe environment. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, traveling to other countries, shopping and spending time with my family and friends.

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Yalila

Cabrera

I have been an Early Years teacher for over 13 years, 11 year of those years at CES. One of my proudest professional moments was going through an official observation and being judged as an outstanding teacher. As an experienced teacher I always make sure that each student gets as much individual attention as possible and I am committed to raising standards and maximising pupils progress. My passion is for every student to reach their full potential and be fully prepared to excel in the primary curriculum.