Born and raised in Greece, Narsisa was a competitive track and field athlete competing in national events. At the age of 18, she moved to England and lived there for ten years. During this time, she completed her Master’s degree of science in Health Promotion at King’s College London and her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education at De Montfort University. She taught at Queen’s Gate London school for five years before joining international schools abroad. Narsisa has eleven years of teaching experience in the UK, Qatar, Vietnam and the UAE. She is the Clarion swim coach and the health ambassador of our school.
She is passionate about promoting healthy body, mind and soul. She believes in lifelong participation in sports and attention to balanced nutrition are essential for
Born in Greece, Antonis’ journey in sports started 15 years ago when he earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, specializing in Swimming and as a Lifeguard. He became a sports trainer and instructor in Thessaloniki concentrating in TRX, circuit training, personal and group training as well as analyzing and evaluating performance. Antonis then worked as a swimming instructor with young children, developing their confidence and love for the water. He worked alongside child psychologists to effectively and efficiently create tutorials and teach core values such as communication, co-operation, and participation. Antonis moved to the UAE in 2016 and started working in the educational field as a PE teacher with his latest position being held in an American curriculum school for middle school and elementary students.
Iva began her studies in the USA when she was awarded a full scholarship to study Music Performance for a year in the USA Global UGRAD University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She then continued her studies to receive a BA in Music Performance and Education from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia and more recently Iva was awarded yet another scholarship from the Turkish Government Türkiye Scholarships whereby she graduated with a MA in Musicology.
Iva is fluent in English and Serbian and is also able to converse in Turkish and Spanish.
Iva’s specialities are the violin, viola and piano. She is dedicated into making her music lessons engaging and enjoyable which help promote long lasting practice habits. She is experienced in leading ensembles and orchestras as well as offering a strong foundation in musical theory and exemplary communication skills.
Becky has been an educator for 10 years. She finished her PGCE Primary Education at Brunel University in London, England. After her university studies, she attended an Actor Training school where she developed skills for directing, communicating, team building, and performing.
She is highly skilled in teaching Phonics, Creative Mathematics, and Computing. Becky is experienced in handling children with special educational needs. She is trained in child protection, first aid, pathological demand avoidance, and online safety.
Elham joins Clarion as our Technology Integration Specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Yarmouk University, Jordan.
During the past ten years, she has worked in Dubai private schools, teaching STEM, computer science, robotics and coding. Her philosophy is that technology should be an integral part of how the classroom functions and technology must be as accessible as all other classroom tools. She is passionate that Clarion students use technology as a tool in their learning.
Sheila is a licensed special education teacher under the Community Development Authority Dubai (CDA) allowing her to provide special education services in the Emirates. Sheila holds an equalized Master's Degree from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research UAE which she has completed back in the Philippines. She has been in the UAE since 2013, and has worked in several prestigious institutions and schools prior to joining Clarion.
Sheila’s chief goal as an educator has been to establish an academic culture in her classrooms characterized by praise, encouragement, support and a commitment to outstanding outcomes for all her students. She has extensive experience in the management and coordination of Therapy Supports and supervision of Inclusion Teachers and Learning Support Assistants’ leading to remarkably improved abilities to carry out lessons and assigned tasks through training and demonstration of good educational practice.
Arisha was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors & Distinction from the University of Goa. Her determination to help make a positive difference in the lives of young children with challenges has included working as an Educator for six rewarding years at The Developing Child Centre Dubai.
Arisha possesses a strong flair for creativity & music with a keen interest in the field of expressive arts therapy. She has completed her vocal exam from the Trinity College of London and is currently pursuing a certificate in Music therapy with an aim to attain further training as an expressive arts therapist in the future. In 2019, Arisha obtained her postgraduate certificate in Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Children (SLCN-C) from the Riverston Group London in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University.
As a Learning Support Assistant, Alyssa underwent relevant trainings in teaching special education. She is an energetic and self-motivated person who enjoys working with students who have special educational needs. She received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education at the Ateneo De Naga University in the Philippines.
She advocates for inclusion programs – that children should be given the chance to interact, and to grow in a safe space. Alyssa has experienced working with children of different categories like Autism, Speech and Language delay, visual impairment, ADHD, hearing impairment, developmental delay, and Down syndrome. She received professional training in reading and writing braille and have attended many sped- related CPD and workshops.
Heena has been Clarion’s Librarian for the past three years. Her passion for learning and books shows through in her work with Clarion children and staff. She grew up in a historic area of Greater London called Pinner, 12 miles northwest from Charing Cross. She has lived in Dubai with her husband and two boys for the past ten years and taught in Dubai schools. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business and Finance and Diploma in Early Childhood Education in the UK.
Shaimaa comes to Clarion as an Arabic and Islamic teacher. Born and raised in Egypt, she obtained her Bachelor degree in Arabic from the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University. Shaimaa earned her educational qualification diploma certificate from the Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Cario.
For the past three years, she last taught Arabic and Islamic from first to fifth grades in the UAE, previously to that she taught in schools in Egypt.