Al Yasat Private SchoolIN THIS SECTION
Middle School - High School
Rasha obtained Bachelor in Islamic Law - Sharia (Religion Essentials). Before coming to Al Yasat Private School she taught Islamic Studies for two years in Emirates Private School covering grades 5-10 for both boys and girls. Prior to emirates Private School, Rasha taught in Egypt for two years. She is a positive, hardworking teacher who does her best to develop students’ level in Islamic Studies in accordance with the vision, mission of ADEC and the vision and mission of the school, in cooperation with all parties involved in the educational process.
Mr. Mohamed Sayed Hassan is from Egypt. He studied Arabic and Islamic through the Faculty of Education at the Assut University in Egypt. He has 11 years’ teaching experience in Arabic and Islamic Studies in the UAE. His first teaching experience was teaching elementary, middle and high school students in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He joined the Al Yasat family in 2015 as an Arabic teacher.
Mr. Alaa Shalaby graduated from Cairo University with BA in Arabic Language and Islamic studies 1998. Hold higher Diploma of modern pedagogy for Arabic language issued by Tanta university- 2001. and hold second diploma of SEN teaching (intellectual disability and disorder) issued by Menoufia University - 2005 Mr. Alaa has worked in the Egypt Ministry of Education for 10 years teaching Arabic language and Islamic studies and then moved to the KSA to teach in International schools for about 5 years. and then moved to the UAE to teach in international schools in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for about 4 years. He is delighted to work with Al Yasat team. He is a social and open-minded person who likes to have friends from all over the world. He has the ability to deal with all the individual students and their differences easily by using the 21st century skills and using the student’s capabilities.
Ms. Halema was born in the United Arab Emirates. She got her Bachelor in The Arabic Language and Literature from Al-Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University in Ras Al Khaimah - UAE. Then she earned her diploma about the new teaching strategies from the Emirate University- Al Ain. Mrs. Halema has many years of experience in teaching the Arabic language to students by using cooperative learning strategies. She taught Arabic to SEN students and supported them in many strategies that allowed them to be able to practice and use the main rules and concepts in Arabic easily. Ms. Halema is dedicated to supporting her students. She encourages her students to read more. She is very keen to integrate the UAE identity in most of the Arabic lessons and relate the lesson to real life. She is teaching in AYPS since 2017.
Tríona is from a wonderful part of Ireland known as Connemara in County Galway. She studied in Mary Immaculate College where she undertook a Liberal Arts degree in Irish and English and also completed a module in TEFL. She then decided to pursue a career in teaching and completed a Professional Diploma in Education (University of Limerick) in 2014 which, focused on Language Learning where she specialized in Irish and English as an Additional Language. Sport has always played an important role in her life as she has played Gaelic Football and Basketball since she can remember. Having been steeped in Irish language, culture and traditions since she was a child, Tríona is interested in exploring and experiencing these aspects in other parts of the world. Music, poetry and drama are just some of the other avenues that interest Tríona, which, alongside her desire to engage with various learning strategies and teaching methodologies, can often times present themselves in the learning environment.
Mr. Chad Robinson hails from the radiant island of Jamaica where the beauty of nature is only matched by the warmth of its people. A firm believer in the value of humanity, Chad considers each life to be the most important resource this world has to offer. This philosophy translates directly into the classroom as he focuses on the holistic development of his students; training and challenging them to become their best social and academic selves. Chad believes that the classroom is a space for action research and that each lesson provides an opportunity to improve pedagogy and ultimately maximize the teaching and learning process. He is a lover of the literary arts who enjoys reading all genres of literature but is most passionate about poetic criticism. He devotes his time, effort and skills to imparting knowledge and impacting learners at the secondary and tertiary levels. For Chad, the most rewarding thing about the field of education is taking a student from the limiting shades of the unknown into the enlightenment of the known.
Nahla is an Egyptian teacher of about 10 years of experience in the career of Education. She has taught Arabic Social Studies for different grades and multiple curricula. She believes in the quote “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. She finds herself among her students helping, supporting, guiding and assisting them especially those who need help. She is updated with the latest teaching strategies which enable her to work properly on individual differentiations and enriching the gifted and talented ones, as well. Her friendly character and positive attitudes with the students help her gain their confidence and build bridges of friendship, mutual respect and positive environment for teaching and learning. She feels very contented and excited to be part of Al Yasat Family.
Thabet Obeidat has a B.A degree in counseling and mental health graduated from University of Jordan 1999 and has been working in the field of student services since 2000. After five years in Jordanian schools, he shifted to join the Emirate of Abu Dhabi community from 2005. Thabet has more than 13 years of experience inside the UAE with my wife and four kids, helping and supporting school environments to gain more developed skills and increase students awareness toward the best of their shining future. Thabet collaborates with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school and the community helping students and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
Kellina Pillay is from Cape Town, South Africa. In 2016, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's in Education from Nelson Mandela University. She has over four years of high school teaching experience. The main reason Kellina decided to become a teacher is to make a difference in the lives of the children and ultimately the future generation. After 5 years of working in the financial sector, she decided to follow her dream of becoming a teacher. In 2019, Kellina graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with an Advanced Diploma in Mathematics. Her interests include traveling and experiencing new places, cultures and food.
Roza is from Auckland, New Zealand and moved here to Abu Dhabi in August 2019. She graduated from The University of Auckland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts, double major in French and Art History. Following this, she completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching specializing in secondary education in 2015. Roza has over three years of teaching experience in secondary schools in New Zealand both as a classroom teacher and as Head of French. She is passionate about learning languages because it opens the door to exploring other cultures and fosters connections between people; she hopes to share this enthusiasm and interest with her students. Roza is committed to building positive working, teaching and learning relationships with students, families and colleagues alike. She is grateful to be part of the Al Yasat family.
Mr. Cian McNevin is from Dublin, Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Professional Master of Education degree from Dublin CIty University in Mathematics and the Irish language. He has taught for five years in Ireland and one year in Abu Dhabi before moving to Al Yasat. He is energetic and committed teacher who thrives to get the best out of his students academically but also to care for their emotional and mental needs. He is passionate about sports, in particular football and golf. He looks forward to teaching his students Mathematics in Al Yasat this upcoming school year.
Mrs. Katie Kastner is from the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States. She loves to travel and has spent time in various countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Mrs. Katie has experience teaching middle and high school students and is certified in the areas of English and Social Studies. She has earned a Master’s degree in teaching, a Gifted and Talented endorsement, and a Montessori credential in her journey as a lifelong learner. A bibliophile, Mrs. Katie particularly loves the plays of William Shakespeare and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. She is looking forward to sharing her love of grammar and literature with the students of Al Yasat.