Taylor brings 7 years of experience teaching in the UAE. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Child & Adolescent Development – Psychology at the Southern New Hampshire University in New Hampshire, USA and her Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching at the Al Ain University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is passionate about educating and inspiring young children to become the best they can be. Her goal is to create innovative and fun learning that ensures the success of her students.
Erin brings to Clarion 25 years of international teaching experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University College of Cape Breton, her Bachelor of Education at Nova Scotia Teachers College, and her Bachelor of Arts Psychology Major at Mount Saint Vincent University in Truro, Nova Scotia.
She is enthusiastic, creative, and passionate about teaching through all primary levels; however, she is particularly interested in teaching Kindergarten and Early years. She is committed to the standards and practices of the PYP and feels they align with quality national curricula worldwide.
Erin enjoys collaborating with other teaching staff to foster a supportive school environment and ensure that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging, and significant. Erin has a passion for singing, playing the classical piano, acting, and studying exotic animals.
Rahala has been an educator for 7 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance at Simmons College in Boston in USA and received her Master of Education at Murdoch University in Dubai, UAE. Rahala’s strength is her growth mindset and emotional intelligence. She is an effective communicator who loves mentoring other teachers and facilitating professional development sessions at the school level.
Maryam joins Clarion with 10 years of experience in teaching Pre-K to Middle School students. Her strength is the ability to create equitable and inclusive environments for her students. She envisions her classroom to be a constructive and cooperative learning environment where students have a voice, feel safe to explore their ideas, interests, curiosities, and encouraged to have a growth mindset. She’s also a gifted communicator, being fluent in 4 languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu.
Maryam finished her Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies in Ryerson University, Toronto and her Bachelor of Education in York University, Toronto. She is also an Ontario Certified teacher with more than 3 years of post-qualification experience. Furthermore, Maryam values innovative teaching approaches when it comes to instruction in all subjects including Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies.
Shalini obtained her Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning & Development from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. In 2014, Shalini furthered her education and received a Master of Science in Education from the State University of New York as part of the program that was conducted in a Host School in Dubai.
Shalini has been in the UAE since 1996 and has over two decades of experience that she brings with her to Clarion.
During her early years, Shalini worked on campus throughout undergraduate years to help finance education. She is widely travelled and is keen on outdoor sport activities. Shalini is proficient in Hindi, basic French, and Malay. She loves Zumba & Yoga and an accomplished first ‘challenging’ trek in India in 2017!
She is raising two fantastic kids…and a Chihuahua!
Claire was born and raised in the USA. She has been an educator in the United States for the past fourteen years. Over the last six years, Claire has taught Grades 5 and 6. Before that, she taught at the early elementary level in Grades Kindergarten - Grade 3. She received her bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.
Claire loves being a teacher! She is passionate about helping students feed their curiosity and develop the skills they need to grow emotionally and intellectually. She considers herself a lifelong learner and loves discovering and learning about new things and places.
Stephanie is an enthusiastic teacher with experience in developing and implementing diverse curriculums. She is highly skilled at providing students with a conceptual understanding of mathematics. Stephanie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence/ESL degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Certified Yoga and Wellness teacher and an advocate for mental health and well-being.
Stephanie believes in preparing her students for their roles in the future world and is dedicated to helping them develop a strong sense of communication, collaboration, confidence, and creativity.