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Teachers' Stories

To Fit In

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 3:15 AM


Born in Cairo-Egypt (where I felt I never fit in) and raised in Jeddah-Saudi Arabia (where I felt I didn’t fit in either) I was able to experience (struggle) living in the Gulf since I was kid. Educated (not really) in a Greek community school which during its peak years numbered at around 60 students from K-12. Most of the years I had one or two classmates and I spent grade 5 as the only student in that grade level...

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Adaptation for Growth

Posted on March 29, 2018 at 7:30 AM



My name is Dean Savage and currently I am a middle school science teacher. I am a Caribbean girl, from the beautiful island of wood and water, Jamaica. I have been an educator for about 16 years. My first 7 years was in public school after which I taught at a private IB school for an additional 7 years before taking on the adven...

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The Journey

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 10:35 PM


Tell us a bit about your background


Hello my name is Salma Khan Al Beloushi. I was born in Sheffield England and was raised in Lodi, California, a tiny town I call home. I am married to a local Kuwaiti, which is the sole reason how I ended up in this beautiful country, I also call home. I speak three langua...

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The Story of an Egyptian Girl

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 3:15 AM


My name is Huda Labib, from Cairo, Egypt. I have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography, in addition to a diploma in the same specialization.


In my third year of undergraduate, I was the ideal student in the Geography department of Ain Shams University. In my final year, I was the ideal student in 11 departments in the Faculty of Arts. I got first place in the Geography department in my first three years o...

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Working from the Heart

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 2:20 AM


My name is Wafa Al Taibi, and I’m from Gaza-Palestine.


I started working at BBS 22 years ago. I’m Grade 1 Arabic teacher and I enjoy working with this age as I believe they are the most courageous age.  I love children, and I enjoy teaching them. I consider them my own children from the very first day of school. I take care of them both academically ...

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The Power of Communities

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM


My name is Kevin Fullbrook and I am the Middle School Principal. I feel incredibly lucky to be given the opportunity to work with some amazing staff at BBS who work very hard each and every day to get the best out of their students.


I am originally from Brisbane, Australia, where I taught in a range of schools from a small, remote P-12 school of 300 students, to a large metropolitan high school of over 2500 st...

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Hard Work Pays Off

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 3:35 AM

 



Tell us a bit about your background:


My name is Hussein Zakaria, from Egypt. I hold a Bachelor of Islamic Law from AL-Azhar University. I have teaching experience that extends to nineteen years. My hobbies are the different types of sports such as football, volleyball, boxing, handball and table tennis.



Tell us one moment from your teaching e...

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Devoted to Education

Posted on December 3, 2017 at 7:10 AM


By Suha Abu Dawoud


If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.


My family has always been devoted to education. Both of my parents are teachers, and my father was a UNESCO member, a published author for the Kuwait Ministry of Education and school department head. They always set high standards for me and my...

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"We rise by lifting other..."

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 4:35 AM



Hi everyone! I’m Noha Abdulbaki. I am Syrian. My life outside of teaching is what keeps me really busy! I have been married for 6 years . And I am a mother of two girls who are truly the light of my life .


I am currently working on my 9th year teaching, which absolutely blows my mind! I graduated from Al-Baath University . I‘ve got a Bachelor degree in English Literature and Educatio...

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Optimism is the Key

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 11:35 PM


My name is Alaa Fahmi Kareem, and I’m from Palestine. I’m married and a mother of a little girl. I enjoy cooking and travelling.


I worked as a teacher for 12 years by starting teaching elementary children in the first 4 years, and then by teaching preschool children for 8 years. I love my work, and I’m so proud of it.


I always get so emotional during the end of year musical co...

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