Support Educators

Meet the educators.

Nancy Wilkins

Nancy Wilkins

Education Experience: 25 years

Area of expertise: Elementary classroom teacher and team leader. She was a specialist for English, Math and Science in schools in the US and American curriculum schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Education: Master’s Degree in Education, University of North Carolina, USA.

Nancy is our K2 support educator.

Lyai-Marie Basbas

Lyai-Marie Basbas

Education Experience: 11 years

Area of expertise: Early Years and Elementary assistant teacher at a top school in Dubai and classroom teacher for Science at private schools in the Philippines.

Education: Master of Arts in Education, University of the Philippines, Philippines.
Lyai-Marie is our K1 support educator.

Ljubinka Stamenkovic

Ljubinka Stamenkovic

Education Experience: 10 years

Area of expertise: An elementary class teacher in Science and Math. She has taught in Preschool in Dubai.

Education: Master’s Degree in Biology, University of Science, Republic of Serbia.

Ljubinka is our K1 support educator.

Myfanwy MacDonald

Myfanwy MacDonald

Education Experience: 7 years

Area of expertise: Teaching assistant and specialist classroom tutor in Dubai and nursery manager in Saudi Arabia. Prior to moving to Dubai, Miff worked with the Scottish government.

Education: Bachelor of Arts with Honors, University of Nottingham, UK.

Miff is our Grade 1 support educator.

Amala Joseph

Amala Joseph

Education Experience: 16 years

Area of expertise: Kindergarten to Elementary class teacher and teaching assistant at the United Nations School in New York City. Amala has taught in the Ukraine, India, Taiwan, USA and UAE.

Education: Bachelor in Education, Vijaya Teacher’s College, India.

Amala is our KG2 support educator.

Riva dela Cruz

Riva dela Cruz

Education Experience: 11 years

Area of expertise: Science specialist and early years assistant teacher in Dubai.

Education: Bachelor in Education, University of the Philippines, Philippines.

Riva is our PreK support educator.

Winnie Kimindu

Winnie Kimindu

Education Experience: 6 years

Area of expertise: Early Years and Elementary assistant teacher. She was a lead teacher at one of the top nurseries here in Dubai with experience in the PreK program.

Education: Bachelor in Education Science, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Winnie is our PreK support educator.

Prajwal Shrestha

Prajwal Shrestha

Education Experience: 10 years

Area of expertise: Science and Math classroom teacher in Nepal and participant in the Bank Street Teacher Training program at the Rato Bangala School.

Education: Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Lincoln University, Malaysia.

Prajwal is our Grade 2 and Grade 3 support educator.