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Middle School - High School
Isobel is a qualified English and Religion teacher for Post-Primary. She completed her Bachelor of Education in Dublin City University and received a scholarship to complete a Master of the Arts in Education at the same university, which she completed in 2016. She is currently studying the National Award for SEN Co-ordination with Leeds Beckett University and is due to graduate at the end of this year. She also has a TEFL certificate specifically aimed towards Post-Primary students. She has been teaching for 3 years and has taught in Ireland, Qatar and the UAE. She has also worked in educational settings in Toronto prior to this. Isobel spent last year as a Lead Teacher for her grade in a school in Al Ain but is looking forward to moving to Abu Dhabi this year. She is very passionate about the performing arts, particularly drama, which she has studied since she was a child. Her other main passions are travel and poetry. Her favourite travel destination is Spain and her favourite poet is Paula Meehan.
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.
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.