SPECIALIST EDUCATORS
Meet our Specialist Teachers
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Narsisa Chamelo

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

 

Antonis Antoniades

Physical Education Teacher

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.

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Iva Kozlina

Music Teacher

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 Brooks

Music / Drama
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Elham Abu Omar

Technology Integrator

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 Robinson

SEN Coordinator

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.

Arisha D’sa

SEN Educator

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.

Arianna Yarshenko

ELL Educator

Alyssa Repane

SEN LSA

Jill Damasco

SEN LSA
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Heena Chudasama

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.

Yasmin Gabr

School Counselor

Victor Aziz

Makerspace Educator
Meet the Language Teachers
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Rezlene Madjour

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.

Dina Elemam

French Language Teacher
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Eman Mohamed

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.
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Mahmoud Zahran

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.
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Shaimaa Magdy

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.

 Farah Alzreiqat

Arabic Language Teacher

Farah Al-Dajani

Arabic Language Teacher

Alaa Hussainy

Arabic Language Teacher
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