Meet our Specialist Teachers
Head of Physical Education and Specialists
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 teachers and students.
Physical Education Teacher
Marko joined Clarion with seven years of teaching experience in the UAE and at international schools. He strongly believes that learning should be inquiry and play based, which he uses in his teaching practice. Marko believes in developing the whole child so that every student can reach his or her optimum potential and become a lifelong learner. He believes in setting high expectations for all students and differentiating the learning experience for their wide range of needs and abilities. He has a Master of Sports and Science from the University of Belgrade and a PGCE diploma from the University of London.
Head of Inclusion
Jessica joins Clarion this year with a wealth of experience gained from teaching in the region. She moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2009 and has held various positions including Elementary/ Early Years Teacher, Elementary Coordinator, and Head of Inclusion. Jessica is a native of Ontario, Canada and holds a Master’s degree in Teaching from Griffith University, Australia and a Special Educational Certificate from Queen’s University, Canada. Jessica is passionate about Inclusion and has specifically worked closely with other organizations to develop Special Education in the U.A.E.
Jessica is passionate about progressive education and a child-centered approach to teaching. She believes that no two students learn and develop the same way, and that a well-rounded, inclusive way of teaching and learning, will nurture all areas of student growth. Personally, she is excited by new experiences and has traveled from to Dubai to over 50 countries so far – Iceland, Vietnam, Japan, Egypt and Azerbaijan are some of the countries she has been to over the past few years.
Creative Expression Teacher
Sanya joins Clarion as the Creative Expression teacher. Building confidence, developing character and personality of our children, expressive speech and movement in all of her students is her mission. Sanya believes these are skills children will need for a successful future. Sanya comes to Clarion to deliver a dynamic arts curriculum that encompasses Theatre and Movement with Music igniting creativity and curiosity in young imaginations.
She has lived in Dubai for almost two years. A British born Nigerian moving to Dubai from London, Sanya earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts with Community Development and Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Training from The University of East London. She is extremely passionate about performing arts, performing in various disciplines of the arts since childhood. Prior joining Clarion, she was a Lead Performing Arts teacher and part of an independent theatre company where she made her West End Debut. In her spare time, Sanya is singing, song-writing and performing her own original material.
Srei is our founding Clarion Visual Arts Educator. Teaching in a school where art is encouraged in project based learning art is paramount for her. Srei attended Plymouth University where she earned her Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree in Primary Art and Design. Her passion for working with children led her into the teaching field and she has taught in the UK and Dubai for the past twelve years. She has spent several summers in the US working with children and adults with special needs. She enjoys traveling and cooking all kinds of international foods.
Elham Abu Omar
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.
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.
Nehad is Clarion’s Reading Interventionist. Growing up in Florida, Muscat, and lastly Cairo, where she earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, she found her true calling in Dubai as a teacher and shifted careers. Since completing her Master’s degree in Education, she has focused on differentiated instruction, literacy trends and instructional strategies. She is the mom to two girls and loves cooking, travel and spending time with her family.
Meet the Language Team
French Language Teacher
Rezlene was born and raised in France and has been teaching for the last nine years in schools in the UAE and her home country, France. She has a Master’s degree of Arts in Foreign Languages and another Master’s degree in Science of Education from the University of Rouen, France. She also holds a French teaching certification and is a DELF examiner. She is a lifelong learner and encourages her students to develop into lifelong language learners as well, encouraging students to strive to achieve their potential and exceed their own expectations. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
Arabic Language Teacher
With over ten years of teaching across Dubai schools, Eman brings her experience teaching Arabic to our Arabic program. She graduated from Cairo University and has continued her education at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai investigating digital programs use to strengthen her Arabic teaching skills. Her passion is to bring the Arabic language to life for her students and show the Arabic language’s rich connections in world languages.
Arabic Language Teacher
Mahmoud brings to Clarion his experience teaching Arabic A and B, and Islamic studies for the past eight years in Dubai. Mahmoud is a member of Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Jury Commission for the Arabic Reading Challenge, an international competition that encourages students to read in Arabic. Mahmoud holds a Bachelor of Arabic and Islamic Studies from Dar Al Uloom Cairo University, Egypt. Mahmoud also is qualified in Classroom Management, from the SRS School, Dubai, UAE. He was awarded the Excellence in Writing Scientific Research, from Cairo University in 2013.
Arabic Language Teacher
Lara is a member of our Arabic teaching team. For the past four years she has taught Arabic language studies in the UAE. She grew up in Syria, where she earned her Bachelor of Education degree in Arabic from the Faculty of Arts, Damascus University. After graduation she taught Arabic in Syrian schools before moving to Dubai four years ago to teach here.
Arabic Language Teacher
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.