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SCHOOL MANAGEMENT


Ian Norman Whiteman
Interim Head of School
Diploma of Education – Secondary Social Science Newcastle, NSW Australia
B.Ed. Armidale University Australia
Nehad Shukur
Business Manager
M.P.M. University of Quebec
Faruk Can
Deputy Head of School
M.Ed. Selçuk University
B.Ed. Abant İzzet Baysal University
Peter Donkin
MYP Coordinator
B.Ed. Australian Catholic Univ., Australia
Cert.Arts Australian Catholic Univ., Australia
B. Soc.Sc. Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Alanna MacPherson Can
PYP Coordinator
B.A. University of King’s College, Canada
PGDE University of Strathclyde, Scotland
PGDE University of London, UK
Christine Lewthwaite
Student Services Coordinator
Teaching Diploma, Dunedin Teachers College, NZ
B.Ed. Otago University, NZ
PG Dip. Otago University, NZ

KG 1


Hannah Mourhouse
kg 1 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.Ed. Christchurch College of Education, NZ

KG 2


Ayşe Körüklü
kg 2 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
Teaching Diploma, Ankara University, Turkey
B.A. Ankara University, Turkey
Lili Crum
kg 2 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.A. University of Pittsburgh, USA
Cert. in International and Overseas Education, College of New Jersey, USA

GRADE 1


Brent Baumgartner
Grade 1 Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.A. University of Regina, Canada
PGDE Edith Cowan University, Australia
Jeffrey Carl Hollis Underhill
Grade 1 Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
M.A. Buffalo State Univ. of New York, USA
B.A. Metropolitan State Univ. of Denver, USA

GRADE 2


Evelyn Hargett
Grade 2 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
M.A. University of St. Mary, USA
B.A. California Lutheran University, USA
Trevor Ryan
Grade 2 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
M.Ed. Charles Stuart University, Australia
B.Ed. Mitchell College of Advanced Education, Australia
Diploma, Mitchell College of Advanced Education, Australia

GRADE 3


Nikki McClachy
grade 3 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.Ed. Massey University, NZ
Teaching Certificate, Christchurch Teachers’ College, NZ
Ursula Davies
grade 3 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B. Teaching (Primary) La Trobe University, Australia
B.Ed. La Trobe University, Australia
Marianne Stealey
grade 3 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
Cert. of Education, Lady Spencer Churchill College, UK
Prof. Primary Upgrade Cert. Nottingham Trent University, UK
Tom Dywer
grade 3 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.A. Carroll College, MT, USA
Teacher Credential Program, New College of California, USA

GRADE 4


Frank Lewthwaite
grade 4 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.D. Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia
Dip. Tchg. Christchurch Polytechnic, NZ
Dip. Dev. Studs. Massey University, NZ
M.Arch. University of Auckland, NZ
B.Arch. University of Auckland, NZ
Jond'marie Stillwell-Elstrob
grade 4 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
M.Ed. Framingham College, USA
PGCE Murray House College, UK
PGCE Northern College of Education, UK
B.A. University of Minnesota, USA
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Superior, USA
Primary Cert. University of Aberdeen, UK
Nicholas Dirs
grade 4 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.A. University of the West of England, UK
PGCE University of Nottingham, UK
Alison Ruddock
grade 4 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.Ed. Canterbury University, NZ

GRADE 5


Gary Herbison
grade 5 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.Ed. Hamilton Teachers College, Hamilton, NZ
Bonnie Minor
grade 5 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
M.A. Univ. of Phoenix, USA
B.A. Pikeville College, USA
Elementary Endorsement from East Tennessee State University, USA
Jessica Albrent
grade 5 teacher
Homeroom Teacher
M.Ed. The College of New Jersey, USA
B.A. Regis College, USA

GRADE 6


Peter Donkin
Humanities Teacher
MYP Coordinator and Humanities Teacher
B.Ed. Australian Catholic Univ., Australia
Cert.Arts Australian Catholic Univ., Australia
B. Soc.Sc. Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Charles Koopman
Humanities Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
M.A. Memphis State University, USA
B.A. University of South Florida, USA
Jeffrey Mills
Science Teacher
MBA (MIM) - Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
B.A. Lewis & Clark College, USA
Paul Thomas Cunningham
Math Teacher
M.S.Ed. Southampton University, UK
B.Ed. Portsmouth University, UK
Katherine Fregetto
English Language Teacher
M.A. Trinity College, USA
B.A. Francis Marion University, USA
Howard Robert Banks
Design Teacher
M.Ed. University of Birmingham, UK
B.Ed. University of Birmingham, UK

TURKISH LANGUAGE


Çağlayan Gündoğdu
Turkish Teacher
M.A. Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
B.A. Hacettepe University, Turkey
Esin Elçi
Turkish Teacher
B.A. Anadolu University, Turkey
Ümran Talan
Turkish Teacher
B.Ed. İnönü University, Turkey
Fatma Balcı
Turkish Teacher
B.Ed. Hacettepe University, Turkey
İclal Yaltırık
Turkish Teacher
M.A. Hacettepe University, Turkey
B.A. Boğaziçi University, Turkey

KURDISH LANGUAGE


Perihan Mendup
Kurdish Teacher
B.Ed. Salahaddin University, Iraq
Dilman Abdullah
Kurdish Teacher
B.Ed. Salahaddin University, Iraq
Stevan Muzafar
Kurdish Teacher
B.A. Salahaddin University, Iraq
Mohammed Najat
Kurdish Teacher
B.A. Salahaddin University, Iraq

ARABIC LANGUAGE


Osama Najib Darwish
Arabic Teacher
B.A. Salahaddin University, Iraq

ENGLISH LANGUAGE


Jo-Anne Claassen
English Language Support Teacher
Diploma in Primary Education, Sohnge College of Education, South Africa
Carmen Julie Santorini
English Language Support Teacher
M.A. University of Toronto, Canada
B.Ed. University of Toronto, Canada
Isla Margaret McLeod
English Language Support Teacher
B.A. University of Canterbury, NZ
Karen Zuvich
English Language Support Teacher
M.Ed. Deakin University, Australia
B.Ed. University of South Australia, Australia
Dip. Ed. South Australian College of Advanced Education, Adelaide

PE


Dilzar Salem
PE Teacher
Physical and Health Education
B.Ed. Gazi University, Turkey
Canan Kavalcı
PE Teacher
Physical and Health Education
M.A. University of Indianapolis, USA
B.A. Kocaeli University, Turkey

SPECIALISTS


Zeynep Usta
Art Teacher
B.Ed. Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey
Ebru Hoş
Art Teacher
B.A. Marmara University, Turkey
Cem Gürcan
Music Teacher
B.Ed. Marmara University, Turkey
Gonca Ece Geniş
Music Teacher
M.A. Gazi University, Turkey
B.A. Gazi University, Turkey
Lala Hashimowa
Piano Teacher
B.A. Baku Music Academy, Azerbaijan
Vagif Babayev
Violin Teacher
B.A. Baku Music Academy, Azerbaijan
Rawa Zana Wso
ICT Teacher
B.A. Salahaddin University, Iraq