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.
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.
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.
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.
Sheila joined Clarion in March 2021 as SEN Coordinator and holds a Masters Degree in Education with a Major in Special Education from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Philippines. She has been in the UAE since 2013, and has worked in several prestigious institutions and schools prior to joining us.
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.
Library / Reading Support Intervention
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.
Reading Support Intervention
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
With over a decade of experience and having been in the UAE since 2009 Wafa joins Clarion as part of the Arabic teaching Team.
Wafa received her BA in Arabic Language in Literature from the University of Jordan in 2007, and continued further on obtain a Professional Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Ajman in 2018.
When asked to tell us a little about herself, Wafa said:
“I worked as an Arabic teacher for almost 12 years; it was a journey of teaching and learning and still an adventure that I enjoy in every detail. I have many convictions about the Arabic language that always encourage me to plant its love in the hearts of my students. I always aspire for the Arabic language to have a new way of teaching. It takes it outside the framework of tradition and integrates it with reality without losing its privacy and splendor.”
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.