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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.