Head of Arabic and Islamic department - Khloud Shmayleh
Khloud graduated from the University of Jordan in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic, History and Philosophy. After graduating she worked in a Jordanian government school teaching Arabic history. After completing a Higher Diploma in School Management and with the desire to broaden her outlook she decided to move abroad and took up a position of a teacher at an international school in Sharjah. Here she taught Arabic for non Arabs as well as Social Studies to Arabs. One of the highlights of this period was in 2007 when she was presented with the ‘Board of Governors Teacher of the Year Award’. Her Arabic for non Arabic speakers IGCSE results were almost invariably 100% pass rate with many of those students gaining ‘A’s and ‘A*’s. In recognition of her experience and abilities she has been asked to prepare the Ministry Examination in Sharjah on more than one occasion. She was for many years in charge of the Helpers’ Society, a club dedicated to raising money for charity. In particular, with her help the students raised enough money to build a clinic in the Sudan and to sponsor more than 50 orphans worldwide. For Khloud teaching is not just a job but also her favourite pastime; in her own time she published a book specially for teaching Arabic communication skills to non Arab students. Any extra time is devoted to reading and sport.
Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies Teacher - Usaima Hurri
Usaima graduated from the Teachers Preparation Institution, Arabic language Section, in Damascus – Syria, on 1995. She worked in a Syrian public school for six years before moving to the UAE and work in Sharjah and Dubai schools, teaching Arabic for Primary students. She enjoys teaching and is passionate about the Arabic Language. She enjoys reading and playing Volleyball.
Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies Teacher - Rania Reda
Rania graduated from Cairo University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in Arabic Language. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2008. She worked for 4 years at Future Private School in Egypt, as an Arabic and Islamic Teacher for secondary classes. She relocated to Dubai in 2008, where she started working as an Arabic Teacher for Primary students She is now completing her Masters Degree in Education at the British University, Dubai.
Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies Teacher - Hala Bazna
Hala Bazna, Studied English literature at Damascus University, Syria. She began her career in Education at Al Bayan Bilingual School, Kuwait, as a Nursery Teacher’s assistant. During her 10 years there she held the positions of Nursery supervisor and Head Arabic teacher. In expanding her line of expertise, Hala worked with students with Learning Disabilities at Fawzia Al Sultan Learning Institute, Kuwait, as an Arabic and science teacher for one year. This was followed by a year’s stint as the school’s pre-academic, therapeutic program coordinator. When Hala got married she moved with her husband to Riyadh and lived there for 15 years. During this time she obtained her teaching certificate as well as her Master’s in Education, from The College of New Jersey, USA.In Riyadh, Hala worked for 5 years as an Arabic Culture and Language teacher at the American International School of Riyadh (AIS-R); and until recently as a the K-G 3 coordinator and Arabic teacher at Advanced Learning schools, an IB, DB & PYP accredited school.
Arabic Islamic and Social Studies Teacher - Abdul Aziz Arnaout
Abdul Aziz is a graduate from the University Of Damascus with a bachelors of arts in Arabic literature. Throughout his career he has acquired many certificaties, including a certificate in teaching the Holy Quran and in advanced teaching programs. Since his graduation, Abdul Aziz embarked on a long and enriching journey, gaining a well rounded experience in his field of study. Abdul Aziz previously worked as a deputy co-coordinator at Al Mawakeb school before joining Dubai british School. His hobbies are chess and singing. Abdul Aziz strongly believes in the motto “Live today as if it were your last” and ensures that it is implemented in his everyday life.
Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies Teacher - Salwa Mehri
For Salwa, teaching has always been one of the countless blessings in her life. She loves interacting with young minds, regardless of their ages. She enjoys helping them to see how special they are in their own way and discover the beauty of learning. She has always worked in diverse environments in Tunisia, London,or in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but here in Dubai and particularly at Dubai British school, her job takes on a totally new dimension. She considers working at the Gulf region as a lifetime chance for an educator, as well as for all our students. She is thrilled and privileged to be a member of DBS.
Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies Teacher - Yusra Tahoon
Yusra has 12 years teaching experience in Jordan and the UAE in which she has spent 5 years teaching international Curriculums (IGCSE & SAT). She is passionate about teaching Arabic literature, religious education and social studies. Yusra is excited about joining DBS and is looking forward to meeting her students.
Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies Teacher -Sajeda Al Kasasbeh
Sajeda Al Kasasbeh graduated from the University of Mutah, Jordan with a Bachelor degree in Educational Sciences. In 2005, she obtained a masters Degree in Educational Sciences and Psychological counseling from the same University. Sajeda is an experienced Primary School teacher and has taught in Jordan from 2004 to 2006, in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from 2006. Sajeda is about to finish her Doctoral studies from the University of Jordan. She is a passionate teacher who always supports her students.