Metropolitan teachers are committed to instilling a love of learning within students with the aim of inspiring every student to reach their full potential. Metropolitan expects teachers to have:

Strong academic backgrounds related to their field of specialization, with preference given to graduates of North American accredited colleges and universities.
Teaching credentials relevant to their field specialization, with preference given to U.S. teacher certification.
Teaching experience commensurate to their teaching assignment, with preference given to teachers with two or more years of experience.

Commitment to on-going professional development.
Willingness to actively support and be involved in co-curricular activities.

Allison Moreu
Classroom Teacher

Mrs. Allison Moreu joins us from New York City, U.S.A, where she has taught elementary school students. She has spent the majority of years teaching internationally in China and India. Mrs. Moreu holds a B.A in Elementary Education and an M.A in Education. She tells us her passion for teaching “is inspiring and motivating my students to be the best that they can be as global citizens and advocates for our planet.” Mrs. Moreu brings with her the elements of innovation and creativity. She enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family & friends.


Alaa Mohamed Yousry
French Teacher

Alaa is graduated from the Faculty of Arts ( French department ) at the University of Ain Shams. She has 6 years of experience in the teaching field in international schools.


Ali Shaheen
Physical Education Teacher

Ali has 9 years of experience in teaching in different international schools. along with 13 years of experience. Swimming judge in Egyptian swimming federation.

He loves traveling and sightseeing.

Amr Attyia
Arabic Teacher


Ben Morris
Classroom Teacher

Ben finished his MA in Classics at the University of St Andrews, U.K completing his dissertation in An Exploration of developments in the Roman Army 107 BC to 49BC.

Following this, he obtained a teaching license and qualifications in TESOL and TKT YL.

He has extensive experience teaching English as a second language, speaking and listening, and early literacy to students K-12 from around the world.

His main hobbies are reading and traveling. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, running, playing football, and snorkeling.

Benjamin Sosa
Vice Principal

Benjamin attained his BBA in Management at the University of Texas at Austin. After several years of working in different aspects of the business and retail world, he found his calling in bilingual education.

He has extensive experience in Early Childhood Education specifically with bilingual (English and Spanish) students having taught both Pre-Kinder and Kinder students from both rural and urban schools.

He has extensive experience teaching English as a second language, speaking and listening, and early literacy to students K-12 from around the world.

His favorite hobbies are playing and watching soccer (and most sports), enjoying a good drama on television, meeting new people, and traveling. He also enjoys writing for pleasure and exploring ancient or abandoned buildings.


Crystal Madrigal
Classroom Teacher

Crystal is from Fort Worth, Texas. she earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with a Secondary Certification in Education in 2017 from Texas Wesleyan University. In August of 2020, Crystal earned her Masters’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Wesleyan University.

This is her fourth year teaching and in that time, She has initiated a new 11th grade US history program at Benbrook Middle High School, earning a 98% passing rate in the first-year scores were recorded for the state. In her second year, She piloted a dual credit US history course with the University of Texas where 75% of her students earned six credit hours from the university for their college transcripts.

Crystal is very excited to pilot the Grade 9 History courses and revamp our entire middle/high school social studies department.

Deena Anwar
Math Teacher

Deena Anwar is a graduate of Ain Shams University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Mathematics.

During her 12 years of teaching, Deena has gained experience and official certification in some of the most innovative and advanced teaching styles available in mainstream education, such as the IB (IB category 1, and 2) and Montessori systems (Certified Montessori teacher), in addition to delivering mathematics within the American system. With her extensive experience through elementary and middle school, she can bring a broad range of approaches to help her students achieve their potential in mathematics.

As a lifelong learner and 21st-century teacher, Deena continues to explore different aspects of education. She has attended courses in training peers (Pearson Certified Trainer), digital instruction for students using the Nearpod platform (Nearpod Certified Educator), and creating digital student portfolios, with Seesaw (Seesaw Ambassador).

Diallo Djalikatou 
French Head of Department

Diallo started her teaching experience in early childhood in 2010. she has enjoyed getting to know different cultures and people from around the world during my time in Egypt. she worked before in several NGOs for women and children of Africa, in Guinea Conakry (West Africa) where she is from. Diallo is certified in computer science and languages.
she is very excited to be a part of the team and community at Metropolitan school, Diallo is looking forward to another extraordinary year.

Dina Ezzat Banoub
Vice Principal & Head of Department

Dina started her life in an international school out of town, then finished her Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ain Shams University in Cairo. Since then Dina working as a science teacher at different international schools. She has 8 years of experience and is currently working towards her Masters’s degree in International Education. Dina loves to teach science and can be teaching it all day.

Her main hobbies are fashion designing and drawing.


Eman ElSayed
Arabic Teacher

Eman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (KG) from Helwan University, 2003. She has 15 years of teaching experience.

Besides, Eman has taken professional courses in teaching methods for early childhood. She is always eager to increase her knowledge in education, and psychology.

Her main hobbies are reading and traveling.

Eman Magdy
Arabic Teacher

Eman Magdy Taha Ahmed Arabic Teacher. Eman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Literature from Ain Shams University Class of 2012, She holds an Early Years Childhood Diploma from Cairo University. Eman has 8 years of experience in International Schools.

Fady William
Science Teacher

Fady finished his Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Misr International University in 2013. Fady started working in teaching after graduation. He has seven years of experience in other international schools. His main experience is in high and middle school, he loves building good and healthy relations with his students. Fady enjoys teaching chemistry and biology the most. He believes that science is in everything around us, Science is Life. He is looking forward to taking a Teaching Diploma from the American University.
During his free time, Fady loves traveling to new places inside and outside of Egypt, also cooking is his passion, and love watching soccer games and playing sports.

Farah Atef
Art Teacher

Farah joined Metropolitan School in 2018. She is a dedicated educator with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Digital Arts and Design. Farah also has a post-graduate TEFL/TESOL Certification and is currently obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education from the American University in Cairo. Farah has a passion for animals, photography, swimming, and art. She lives off her morning cup of coffee, takes strolls with her dogs every afternoon, and enjoys dancing around with her 3-year old daughter at any chance she gets.

Ines Nouicer
French teacher

Ms. Ines and is a product of the French education system. Born and raised in Tunisia, she always had an eye to being an elementary school teacher. She received her teaching qualification in Tunisia at Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages Tunis, and she obtained a bachelor’s degree at the Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis in Early Childhood Education as well as Child Psychology. she worked in elementary schools in Tunis teaching Math and French for 4 years and in the last 7 years, she specialized in teaching the French Language In Egypt.

Jessica Withington
Classroom Teacher

Jessica brought up between Australia and England. She graduated with her Bachelor’s from Swinburne University in Australia and is currently studying her Masters from Sunderland University in England. Jessica has been working as an Early Years educator since 2014, and working as a KG1 teacher with Metropolitan since 2017.

She enjoys the Early Years which she feels is best suited toward her energetic personality as she enjoys encouraging the children to develop a love and passion for learning. Her main hobbies are reading, traveling, sports such as running and swimming, writing, and enjoying a large cup of coffee. Jessica enjoys looking after the environment and hopes to motivate children to do the same through a more ‘naturalist point of view’. She is part of Metropolitan’s ECO committee and works towards a more ECO-friendly future.

Jesus Madrigal
Music Teacher

Jesus is visiting from Fort Worth, Tx. He is very excited about the opportunity to work in the Metropolitan music department alongside Ms. Eman, Ms. Vivijan, and all the wonderful students he has met so far.
Having played music throughout his middle school, high school, and college career, Jesus is extremely knowledgeable on music theory, a variety of instruments (trumpet, guitar, and vocal performance), and most importantly how to make music fun. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and love for music and hopes to be a great asset to what is already a fantastic Met Staff

Jihane Shaarawy
Social Counselor

Jihane holds a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Cairo University. She has over 10 years of experience in the educational field. She taught in different schools in Egypt, national, international/American. Jihane started her career as a Science Teacher and taught lower elementary students first moving to middle school and up to high school students as well. Following this, Jihane became a Science H.O.D.

Because of her passion for dealing with children, she shifted her career to become a School Counselor. She enjoys her role in encouraging all children to strive for their personal best. Jihane loves helping students to develop their academic and social skills to succeed in school.

Karim Moftah
Classroom Teacher

Karim Moftah knows that successful students become successful adults. This is his 6th year teaching abroad from his hometown of Toronto, Canada. As a former member of the Canadian army cadets, he believes in hard work and dedication and that every individual is capable of great achievements. Karim obtained his education at the University of Windsor and has multiple certifications in teaching English, Marketing, and neuropsychology.

Karim is very excited and happy to be teaching in Egypt


Karim Sultan
Arabic Teacher

Karim is graduated from the faculty of Arts Cairo University with 14 years experience of working in international schools.

he earned his post-education studies)Masters) from Cairo University.

Karim also cares to use interactive learning through innovative lesson planning. I effectively work with parents and care to apply differentiated learning standards. I care for being creative in my lessons

his hobbies are playing soccer, chess, and traveling

Karla Rebecca Morataya-Mckinnan 
Classroom Teacher

Karla comes from a multicultural family, part Italian/ Guatemalan. However, her hometown is Vancouver, Canada. From the age of 2, she has been traveling the world with both of her parents, who are diplomats.
Growing up, Karla attended several International Schools, and as a result, she developed a curiosity for travel and decided to pursue a career in international teaching.

She has been an Early Childhood teacher for nearly 15 years, in Poland, Spain, Ecuador, and Egypt.
Karla is passionate about helping her students develop strong literacy skills. She has attended several workshops and courses at Columbia University NY -Teacher’s College, where she trained on developing Reader’s and Writer’s workshops in her class.

Karla is a graduate of both the University of Simon Fraser of Vancouver, Canada in Linguistics, and Translation Studies of SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycsznospoleczny Warsaw, Poland. She followed that with a post-graduate TESOL certification from the International TEFL/TESOL Training Institute in New York.

Karla enjoys traveling, baking, running, and learning new languages (she’s working on her 7th language now).

Kathryn Ledlie
Classroom Teacher

Kathryn finished her BA in History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee in 2008. The next year, she received her Teaching Certification at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. In 2018, Kathryn graduated with her Masters of Education with a Reading Specialist Concentration from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.

She has experience in all elementary grades, with a great love for teaching children how to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. She does so by promoting grit, encouraging each child to persevere and to become his or her most successful self.

Her main hobbies are trying new foods, listening to podcasts, and traveling with friends.


Kristle Morris
Classroom Teacher

Ms. Kristle is originally from Moore, Oklahoma where she grew up, attended grade school through high school. She chose to attend the University of Central Oklahoma and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, with a minor in Creative Studies.
This is Kristle’s sixth year teaching and her first year abroad. During these six years as an educator, she has attended several professional development training in US History to further her education. Teaching in Oklahoma has allowed her to take several students on summer trips to Washington, DC as well as Virginia.
Ms. Kristle is currently working on her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
She is looking forward to all of the new adventures that living in Egypt will offer. She loves learning about new places as well as the history Egypt has to offer.


Kristie Weber
Classroom Teacher

Kristie was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up in the Louisville, Kentucky area of the United States. She obtained a Bachelor of Education, Associate of Early Childhood Education, and a Kindergarten Endorsement from the University of Southern Indiana in 2003. Later, she obtained a Master of Education from Indiana Wesleyan and went onto getting 30 more hours in Education at the same University. She completed her TEFL certification in 2018.

Kristie started her teaching career in 2004 as a Kindergarten teacher for 4 years and then taught First Grade for 10 years. She started teaching internationally in 2018 at a bilingual school in Kuwait.

Kristie loves learning about the diversity of culture in the world through teaching, friends, and traveling. She is very passionate about education and is excited to be a part of the Met Team.

Madelyne Lawrence
Classroom Teacher

Madelyne has had the pleasure of traveling around the world and teaching kids of many nationalities and backgrounds.
She received her Bachelor of Education and teaching certificate in Washington State and taught in Seattle, WA before moving abroad to teach in both South Korea and most recently in Kuwait.
Madelyne has, in all of her teaching experiences, been working with students learning English as a second language, and loves working on language skills with her students.
Her other passions are reading, skiing, traveling, playing the piano, and learning new languages.

Manel Namouchi
French Teacher

Namouchi is Tunisian, certified from the Higher Institute of Technological Studies in Communications of Tunis as a telecommunication engineer. Namouchi has 6 years of teaching experience in international schools. she’s certified in ‘Teaching French as a Foreign Language ‘ from ” CAVILAM – Alliance Française ” and ‘’the French institute’’. she’s also certified from ‘’ the French cultural Center’’ for teaching DELF in schools. she is doing her Micro Master in “Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement” from the ‘’University of Michigan’’.

Manal El Diwany
School Librarian

Manal has finished her Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature in 2008. Manal has more than 8 years of experience in kindergarten and elementary education. She finished her Professional Teaching Program accredited from NWAC, USA, and MEANS, USA. Following this, she obtained her Intensive Nursery Teaching Training and she is certified to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Manal has a passion for character education and maintaining Metropolitan values. Her main hobbies include playing guitar, reading, drawing, playing volley, and spending time with her twins.

Marina Raoof Basta
Met Biz Teacher

Marina is graduated from Business Information System with a Bachelor’s degree.
She has 5 years of experience in the teaching field in an International school.
Her passion is dealing with kids and seeing them grow not just physically but also in their personalities.
She loves doing crafts, listening to music, and reading.

Marian Saad
Vice Principal

“Education isn’t the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Albert Einstein; this is the philosophy Ms. Saad tries to instill when working with heads, teachers, and students. Educators should empower students by training their minds to think, analyze, critique, and create to prepare them for dynamic future challenges.

Marian has been in the field of education for 15 years now, specifically in the American division. Having a very strong passion for education and leadership, and during her last post as Head of Academics, Marian has led and managed different departments to achieve the school’s academic goals and objectives. Within the context of the strategic development plan of the school and the driven data, Marian has advised and assisted heads of departments and teachers to deliver excellence in the full portfolio of the academic activity. She has worked with teachers, hand in hand, to implement the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in a collaborative learning-based environment.

Within the search of creating a system that is focused on the students’ benefit, one of her major achievements is creating one standardized system that teachers from different departments and grade levels (1-12) can follow, to ensure consistency and maintain a clear follow-up system for all teachers. Ms. Saad started her career in education as a High School English Literature teacher which allows her to lead teachers based on real classroom experience.

Moreover, Marian is also an instructor of professional development as she has conducted training and workshops to more than 70 teachers from different departments to make sure that all teachers are aligned with the most recent teaching methodologies.

Ms. Saad holds a master’s degree in education from the University of South Wales in the UK and a Bachelor of Arts in English (BA) from the University of AinShams in Egypt.

Ms. Saad is a certified AdvancED reviewer and a certified ELEOT observer which provides her with the ability to efficiently judge a classroom-based on the AdvancED standards and key criteria.

Marwa Bakry
Classroom Teacher

Marwa is a passionate educator with 12 years of experience in early childhood education. She joined Met school in 2017 as Pre-K Homeroom Teacher after her 7 years as H.O.D. at previous Pre-schools.

Marwa had her BA in English Language and Arts from Cairo University in 2007. She followed that with post-graduate TESOL certification from Notting Hill College-UK, and a Professional Certified Trainer certification from A.U.C.

Marwa is working now on her diploma in Educational Leadership and Management from Notting Hill College, UK.

Marwa is a mom of 2 pre-teenagers and 3 fur babies. In her free time, she likes to read, study, and to visit new countries.

Melissa ElKatib
Classroom Teacher

Melissa had earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands in California and subsequently her teaching credential from Texas Education Agency. She had the opportunity to teach multiple grade levels for more than 12 years in many locations including California, Texas, Dubai, Kuwait, and Egypt.

Melandri Brewis
Classroom Teacher

Melandri was born and grew up in South Africa. She received her Bachelor’s of Education degree in 2016, specializing in the Early Childhood and Foundation Phase. She has taught children aged 2- 6 in South Africa, China, and nowhere in Egypt.
She loves teaching small children and watching them grow and learn. Melandri is also a mom of a very busy 2-year-old boy and three crazy dogs. They love spending time outdoors, cooking, and baking. She aspires to one day take pottery classes.

Menna Makhlouf 
Science Teacher

Menna has a very strong interest in pursuing her teaching career. She has experience in teaching undergraduate pharmacy students in addition to her experience in teaching middle and high school students. 

Menna graduated with an American diploma from MASE 2000 with a 4.0 GPA and scored 800/800 on the SAT ll Biology, which clearly reflects her passion for Science. She attained her Bachelor’s Degree (B.SC.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Misr International University with high honors. 

Menna’s interest in science leads her to attend a pharmacy education program accredited by the American Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) which is organized in collaboration with the University of Georgia, USA. She is also continuing her education taking the American Board of Pharmacotherapy and preparing for her masters. 

Her teaching philosophy is that “students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. Caring is what they need first, after they know I care then they open up their heart and mind and I can teach them. I show my caring by forming relationships with my students and trying to help them find their dreams and strengths so they can believe in themselves the way I believe in them”. 

I believe students learn science by doing science, and that my classes are a medium through which my students will learn life skills that are critical for their success in college and future careers. Our students must be prepared to work cooperatively in a global and technological society where many of them will eventually hold jobs that do not yet exist. I emphasize critical thinking and problem solving, using our science content to develop good evidence-based reasoning and communication skills.

Mona Adel
Arabic Teacher & Arabic Head of Department

Ms. Mona is the Head of the Arabic Department for Middle and High School & Head of the AFL Department. She has a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Ain Shams University, Educational Leadership Diploma from American University in Cairo, Special Diploma in Methodology, and General Diploma in Education. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. in Education program.

Ms. Mona has been working as an instructor and trainer at the American University in Cairo since 2010. Additionally, she worked as an instructor at Misr International University and worked as Head of the Arabic department for 10 years. She has been working in the educational field for 15 years.

It is a pleasure for her to be Head of the Arabic Department in Metropolitan school to help our students to improve their abilities in Arabic to reach the optimum performance; she helps and supports them through what she learned from her studies because it is her mission and passion.

Mona ElTiliawi
Classroom Teacher

Mona was born and raised in Sweden until the age of 10. She moved to Egypt and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Arab Open University, which gave her time to follow her passion for teaching young students.

Mona started teaching at the age of 17 and her love of teaching grew and grew. to further follow her passion and support it with proper studies, Mona earned a Master Degree in teaching the elementary stage from The College of New Jersey as well as attending different workshops, such as Curriculum Building, Concept-Based Learning, and Making the PYP happen (through the IBO), Jolly Phonics, and Montessori classes.

She has taught in different schools in Egypt, national, International/American, and special needs schools.

Myles Mangan
Classroom Teacher

Myles finished her BA at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics. From this experience, she worked with students in high-needs schools both one-on-one and in a classroom setting. Myles has been working in a teaching capacity for over 10 years as a tutor and as a classroom teacher. Myles moved to Egypt in 2012 and has been working as a classroom teacher from KG1 to grade 3 ever since.

Myles’ main hobbies are reading, traveling, saying she’s going to learn Arabic, and attempting to learn the ukulele.

Rasha Ahmed Reyad
French Teacher

Ms. Rasha holds a Bachelor’s degree BA from the faculty of Arts French department. She received her diploma in translation French-Arabic and vice versa from France. She had the Alliance Francaise since she was 17 years old. and worked as a Freelance translator, then changed my career to become a French teacher in 2015. And working in a British International school in Qatar for 4 years where she got several certificates in professional development in Teaching and learning.


Reham Gamal
Art Teacher

Born and raised in New York, Reham never imagined she would develop a special bond with Egypt’s culture and lifestyle. She has since made her home here and started her early career utilizing her Business Administration degree with a specialization in Graphic Design, entering the corporate universe as a graphic designer and consultant.
Realizing the corporate world wasn’t for her, she moved on to acquire a Professional Educator Diploma specializing in Early Years and began teaching English at EBIS. However, she desired to expand her career and set her sights on Metropolitan, beginning as a Support Specialist while completing her Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Nottingham.
Currently, Reham has moved on to become a teacher at Metropolitan and enjoys teaching in her root specialization: visual arts.

Richard Botzet
Classroom Teacher

Richard has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota (USA) and an elementary school teacher license (K-6) from Florida. Most of his teaching experience comes from teaching ESL in public elementary schools in Miryang, South Korea. He enjoyed the opportunity to teach English to different grade levels in ten of their rural and urban school settings. More recently he gained American curriculum experience in elementary schools in Florida and his home state of Minnesota. Before discovering a love for teaching, Richard had worked in the banking and golf industries.
Richard’s interests include traveling, hiking, playing and watching sports (golf, football, snowboarding), and reading about history.

Rola Lotfi Shehata
Classroom Teacher

Rola recently earned her BS degree in Elementary Education from Towson University in Maryland. She has taught all subject areas in kindergarten, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade during her rotations in the Elementary Education program. She has experience in different types of schools such as Title 1, Charter, and Traditional public schools. These experiences have given Rola the opportunity to work with students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Sandro D’Angelo
Classroom Teacher

Sandro is an Italian born but lived in different countries worldwide. He has been awarded a double major in Economics at the European School of Economics (Rome, IT), and simultaneously earned a BSc in Marketing from the University of Buckingham (UK). Lastly, he has received his Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sunderland, (London, UK). He hopes to pursue his Master’s in Education within the upcoming year, from the University of Sunderland.

Sandro has an interest in traveling and learning new languages. Currently, he speaks five different languages comprising Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German. He enjoys living in Egypt and learning the culture and customs.

During his free time, Sandro likes to read books, drink coffee, and keep himself active by going to the gym or playing soccer with friends.

His passion for teaching is evident and he looks forward to the upcoming Academic year.

Sara Gamal
French Teacher

Sara has always been interested in both the sciences and the humanities. She thus finished her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and French Literature at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Later, she acquired a teaching certification from the “Institut de Touraine in France”, and then obtained a Master’s degree in French Language and Literature at the University of Toronto. She presented her thesis on the representation of brain functions in the world of fiction.

Sara has more than three years of teaching experience, teaching mathematics, science, and french in undergraduate and graduate settings. She has taught in many schools, at universities, and indifferent bilingual institutes in Canada.

Sara is an avid reader and enjoys outdoor activities. She also loves traveling and sightseeing.

Sarah Wagdy
Classroom Teacher

Sarah completed her BA at Breyer State University and completed a four-year training to earn her international teaching certificate with ADVANCED. She is currently working on her CDA (Child Development Credentials) in the U.S. She also has experience working with lower ability children as well as working with children who struggle with reading and phonics. Sarah has extensive experience teaching from KG1 to grade 3 students, focusing on phonics, reading, social skills, writing, language, and grammar.

Her main hobbies are traveling, swimming, running, reading as well as hiking and camping.

Sherif Nabil
Math Teacher

Sherif graduated as a business graduate but decided to become a teacher, and completed the Professional Educator Diploma in Teaching Adolescent Learners at The American University in Cairo. He has worked as a teacher for seven years including one year as the head of the department. He has extensive experience of teaching students through to high school. His love of maths leads him to devise “The Maths Gym” program, which provides real-life examples by integrating mathematics into live sporting events as a stimulus.

Sherif is an expert at handball which he started while in elementary school and was a member of the Australian National Team for 2 years.


Simeon John
PE Teacher

Simeon has been working in multi-sport coaching since his teens across the United Kingdom and Africa with over 7 years of experience, most specifically Football & Tennis before arriving at Metropolitan School. Simeon also played Academy-level football for Arsenal & Fulham during his youth. He holds FA, LTA & Sport England qualifications and is currently working towards his UEFA qualifications.

In his spare time away from class, Simeon enjoys Film Photography and sightseeing.

Shirley Muñoz
Classroom Teacher

Ms. Muñoz received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of New Mexico and has a Masters of Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. She has 12 years of teaching experience in both elementary and middle school.

She has taken many professional development classes and workshops as she continues to grow as an educator. This includes but is not limited to classroom management, writing and research-based teaching and learning, collaborative learning, building academic language and literacy, and technology in the classroom.

Her favorite things in this world are her children and family. She loves the outdoors, barbecues, and playing volleyball with her family and friends as well as swimming and shopping. Ms. Muñoz loves traveling and learning all she can about the world around her and seeing how she can make a difference for today and tomorrow’s generations.

Tahani Hassan Moustafa
Arabic/Islamic Religion Teacher & Arabic Head of Department

Tahani comes from 14 years of experience in different international schools in teaching the Arabic language and Islamic religion. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Education.

Tahani attended several training workshops related to human development in class management and organization. Tahani participated in writing different scripts for shows and plays along with the general organization of events done in Arabic. Tahany previously worked before as an editor at the Nile Culture Channel.

Her main hobbies are reading and traveling.

Vera Pruett Morris
Classroom Teacher

Vera finished her degree with a BA in secondary History Education with a teaching license in Secondary History Education, English as a Second Language, and American TESOL.

Following this, she obtained a certificate in Teaching Phonology, TKT Young Learners, Certificate TESOL from Trinity College London, and a teaching license in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

She has extensive experience teaching English as a second language, speaking and listening, and early literacy to students K-12 from around the world.

Her main hobbies are reading, traveling, taking pictures, and art. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as swimming and yoga.

Vivijan Potevska
Music Teacher

Vivijan completed her Bachelor’s of Music in the Faculty of Music Education and Pedagogy in Skopje, Macedonia. Following this, she obtained a General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) from the University of Cambridge.

She is a dedicated teacher with a strong background and knowledge, utilizing music to positively impact the lives of students. She has been teaching music in international schools for nearly eighteen years in Macedonia, Nigeria, and Jordan.

Vivijan enjoys composing music, playing piano, and reading and is looking forward to exploring Egypt’s beautiful sights.

Wael Asfour
Arabic as a Foreign Language Teacher

Wael holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) from the American University in Cairo (AUC). He has over three years of teaching experience.

Wael is keen on developing his teaching practices by presenting his research work at conferences. Among his research interests are sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and instructional technology in language teaching. He follows the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) approach in which group work and interactive activities are emphasized.

In his free time, Wael enjoys reading and traveling.

Yassin Ignacz
Science Teacher

Yassin earned his B.A. in Environmental Studies in 2004 at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He wrote his senior thesis based upon a college-funded experiment on microbial oxidation of methane gas and its relationship to global warming.

Following his initial degree, he obtained a single subject teaching credential at California State University Stanislaus and began his career teaching at schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has several years of experience with K-12 students including experience teaching students internationally.

When he is not working, his main hobbies are reading, traveling, camping, and playing chess. He also enjoys cultural activities such as seeing plays, attending live musical performances and visiting museums.