Teachers' Biography

أحمد عيسى

يمتلك الأستاذ أحمد خبرة طويلة في تدريس مناهج اللغة العربية حسب المعايير المحلية والدولية، لديه ماجستير من جامعة حمد بن خليفة، ولديه أيضا ماجستير في تكنولوجيا التعليم من جامعة نيويورك، ويدرس الآن الدكتوراه في تكنولوجيا التعليم وطرق تدريس اللغة العربية، سوف يوظف إمكاناته وخبراته في تطوير مهارات الطلاب القرائية والكتابية، مستخدما أحدث الوسائل التعليمية

Arfaan Hanif

As a teacher of high school mathematics with over 20 years’ experience, Arfaan Hanif has supported students to achieve world-average exceeding results in the subject, along with developing their social, emotional and moral development. These accomplishments are a consequence of setting high expectations for oneself as well as one’s students. The students gain a myriad of experiences that engage individuals with different learning styles, as well as opportunities for varied productions of learning. As an experienced examiner, with numerous UK national exam boards as well as IB, the expertise in critical subject knowledge helps learners to become capable mathematicians.

Dana Porter

Hola! I’m Miss Dana, a native speaker of Spanish. I grew up in South America but moved to the United Kingdom when I was a teenager and adopted the United Kingdom as my new home. I have a really diverse British educational background, having spent two years studying Business Administration, four years studying Molecular Biology and two years studying to become a teacher. I’ve been an educator for 16 years and out of those, I have spent 10 years in Qatar teaching Grades 6 to 12.

One of my biggest passions is travelling, before I travel to new countries, I always make sure to learn a few words in the local language. I listen and observe carefully how the native speakers communicate among themselves, and then try to use what I’ve learned from them in my everyday dealings whilst visiting the country. Learning a different language is really fun, especially when you are abroad.

I hope by joining this course, you can learn some Spanish and have fun too.

Hasta la vista!

Miss Dana

Dr. Rajendra Prabhu

Learning is a long journey for openminded person, as it allows our

mind to be like a sponge, to absorb knowledge and skills. The 21st

century learner need to handle challenges with more diversified

skills than just knowledge.

I am a Ph.D. degree holder and have loads of experience in scientific

research. Research is my passion. I am also associated with IBDP for

over 14 years. I am a certified IBDP teacher and have experience in

teaching Biology and Chemistry at HL and SL levels, and

Environmental Systems and Societies at SL level. I am a DP examiner

for Theory paper, and moderator for Internal Assessment and Extended Essay. I therefore have a vast

experience in handling and guiding DP students towards successful completion of their IBDP

assessment work.

Ingrid Perie

I am the Early Years Arts Specialist teacher at Qatar Academy Sidra Primary School. I majored in Creative Craft/Fine Arts. I have a passion for The Arts particularly Visual Arts. Creating and responding to artworks using basic Art supplies inspires me to encourage students of all ages to explore this fascinating realm. I have taught The Arts to students both in the Early Years and Primary School for over 30 years. I believe there is an artist inside everyone and creating art is a fundamental right for all.


جمانة عامر

جمانة عامر معلمة حائزة على درجة الماجستير في الهندسة المعمارية وعلى ودرجة الماجستير في الأدب العربي ودبلوم في تدريس الّلغة العربية وآدابها مع خبرة في التدريس تزيد عن ثماني سنوات ، وحالياً تسعى للحصول على درجة الدكتوراه في اللغة العربية وآدابها .شغفها كان وما زال العمل على إمكانية تطوير عملية تعلّم الّلغة العربية بطريقة مشوّقة من خلال إستخدام استراتيجية "التعلم القائم على المشاريع", حيث يصبح بالإمكان تطوير العملية الإبداعية لدى الطالب وفتح المجال لإستخدام تقنيات جديدة في التعبير الشفهي والكتابي تعتمد على أساليب فنية جذّابة تختلف عن التقنيات التقليدية الجافّة ، والأن في سنتها الثالثة مع مؤسسة قطر التعليمية هي سعيدة في البدء بتطبيق "التعلّم القائم على المشاريع " على الّلغة العربية.



Jacob Spears

Jacob Spears received his Masters and began his international teaching career in Kobe, Japan before making the move to Doha 4 years ago. He currently teaches primary music at Qatar Academy Sidra and most recently has been involved with a production of Aladdin, as well as the Qatar Foundation/Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra collaboration of “Showtime!” the musical. Jacob is a multi-instrumentalist, music theory enthusiast, and lover of all things musical.

Maisa Kailanee

Mrs. Maisa is a Teacher at Qatar Academy Sidra, where she teaches middle schhol

Mrs. Maisa holds a degree in Curriculum and Teaching Methods in addition to a Bachelors in Arabic language.

" My vision is empowering students with learning that ensures an independent leadership which is capable of meeting the changing needs and requirements of the age, Also, providing the appropriate education that meets the individual needs, diverse learning patterns and developing talent and creativity through providing an exciting and challenging environment and by allowing the learner to learn by providing the time and the right way using a variety of valuation methods to suit their capabilities." Maisa Kailanee



منيرة الشمري

منيرة الشمّريّ، معلّمة ، خريجة قسم اللغة العربية/ الأدب العربي في جامعة قطر سنة 2012- 2013 ، حاصلة على ماجستير اللغة العربية في جامعة قطر بتخصّص الأدب والنقد سنة 2016-2017 ، معلّمة في أكاديمية قطر الخور منذ خمس سنوات، أعلم المرحلة الابتدائية ( الصّف الأول)

Nancy Oumarou

Nancy Oumarou is an experienced English Language Arts teacher from Queens, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing and Master of Science in Secondary Education. During her 14-year tenure in New York City Public Schools, she worked with the Manhattan Theatre Company, bringing musical theatre programs to middle school students each summer. Her career has been dedicated to language enrichment through writing, public speaking, and theatre. Now in her 4th year with Qatar Foundation, she is thrilled to direct her 1st musical production online.

Nadia Hussain

Nadia Hussain has been in the education sector for over 17 years and has a passion for teaching and learning. Currently, she is the Curriculum Coordinator and Vice Principal at QAK.


Olivia Harvey

Olivia Harvey is a College Counsellor at Academic Bridge Program (ABP) in Qatar Foundation. ABP is a pre-university foundation program that equips students for success at university

Yasmeen Kosar

Yasmeen Kosar is committed to student success inside of the classroom and in life. A graduate of the University of Bradford (UK), Yasmeen has a BA (Hons) in Educational Studies. Yasmeen is committed to keeping abreast of educational changes and those that have a direct impact on student learning. She is currently pursuing a MSc in Educational Leadership from the University of Leicester (UK). Currently a teacher in Grade 4, Yasmeen teaches transdisciplinary by infusing the math concepts within the taught unit of inquiry following the Primary Years Program, while serving as a Lead Teacher in English/Math for Gr.3-5. She believes that student success is created through meaningful relationships. Yasmeen is a peer reviewer of the QF MAR-Q Initiative and was formerly an After School Activities Coordinator. Yasmeen has invested much time looking at student engagement from the lens of virtual learners and is passionate about delivering sessions using a range of different platforms to stimulate learners as well as increasing their technological capabilities.