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Founder's Message
ErsinİŞCİOĞLU
School Manager
Ersin bey imza
Founder's Message
Dear Parents and Students,

It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you, as the General Manager of Aljazari International Schools for Science and Technology. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the school with such a rich tradition of education. In Aljazari International Schools for Science and Technology, we believe that knowledge is power. No power can match the man’s power of cognitive thought or his existential desire for love of knowledge. It is the main driver of all inventions on this planet since the beginning of creation to the present. Knowledge is a cumulative sum of experiences in the human life.

Along with the teachers and staff at Aljazari International Schools for Science and Technology, I will work hard to build the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. We will focus on social-emotional learning, the use of data to drive instruction, and consistent implementation of a rigorous and relevant curriculum, to ensure that every student meets their goals and has a successful school year. Students can look forward to academic experiences that will help them build relationships while making real-world connections, in an environment that is safe, caring, and supportive.

All of us at Aljazari International Schools for Science and Technology are eager and excited to have an amazing year! As the school’s general manager, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors- students, parents, and teachers - are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing way. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any questions or concerns you might have throughout the school year.
Here in Aljazari International Schools for Science and Technology, the student is not only critically important in the context of everything that goes on in the school: in our school, it is our aim that they actually know that they are important, that they feel valued and respected and leave here happy every evening. They are happily privileged to grow and mature in a safe, creative and holistic environment that is constantly changing to meet their needs.

I am remarkably proud of and impressed by the professionalism, commitment, dedication and teamwork of the staff to ensure an excellent education for all our students in a caring and supportive environment. We provide an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and applied workshops to suit all tastes and interests. Wholesome participation is encouraged to ensure the well-being and happiness of each and every student in our school.

Aljazari International Schools for Science and Technology is inclusive in every sense of the word, where the cultural, sporting, academic and other successes of all of our students and staff are proudly celebrated together. Our students have a very strong sense of pride in our school, which is demonstrated in their respectful and courteous behavior towards others, both in school and outside and their willingness to advance and promote our school.

Best Regards,
ErsinİŞCİOĞLU
School Manager
Ersin bey imza
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Our Philosophy
Our Philosophy
Mission
We aim to stand for life, human and universe and proud to have the ultimate principles of wisdom and virtue.
Vision
We seek to become a pioneering institution of the 21st century which nurtures a generation leading the development, dignity and prosperity based on our unique educational paradigm.
Al-Jazari International School for Science and Technology defines itself as a school with a futuristic vision of pioneering, due to its tendency to use modern and sophisticated teaching methods without harming the environmental and humanitarian aspects.
Al-Jazari School focuses on the application of worldly acknowledged educational curricula in its principles and creativity in its methods in order to create a specialized and diversified generation.

In view of the pedagogic plan of Al-Jazari International School, it appears to be based on the most important principles of the twenty-first century, including technological and technical development, renewable energy and cultural diversity. School principals are keen to include these principles in all details of the institution, whether in the curriculum or work method or construction engineering and school campus, where Al-Jazari International School is primarily concerned with adopting an internal recycling system that eliminates the environmental damage of waste.
On the other hand, Al-Jazari International School recognizes the importance of intellectual richness and knowledge that results from the multiculturalism of its students.

Hence the philosophy of linguistic diversity especially in light of our keenness to raise our students with Islamic teachings representing the cultural and civilizational background of the Islamic world in general.

Thus, the following three languages have been integrated to achieve their respective objectives starting with Arabic language as a source for Islamic persona, then English language, which is basically the follow-up gate to all technological and scientific developments around the world, reaching the Turkish language that is the common cultural background to our intuition.

Al-Jazari International School also provides education for all grades, focusing on kindergarten and primary in the first years until secondary school. The main goal of Al-Jazari International School is to originate its educational impact by creating leading social and professional individuals.
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Aljazari Paradigm
Aljazari Paradigm
The philosophy of Aljazari International School is to create successful individuals with advanced potentialities that is adaptable to the nature of contemporary life. In this context, our philosophy is branched into two main areas:
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The first area represents the fusion of human individuals and nature, which will result in an intellectual and cultural revival and a better understanding of technological evolution.
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The second area of our paradigm shows the practical, beneficial and rewarding side of human individuals. These key sides in human nature are the way to self-development and self-growth and, as a result, recognizing ones role in local and global society.
Stemming from those two concepts, Aljazari School constructed its own educational philosophy based on five integrated models of a generation that it aims to raise:
  • A happy and successful generation which is financially and morally balanced.
  • A productive generation that benefit from various information and technology to create its own exceptional projects
  • A responsible generation that respects nature and realizes its indispensable role.
  • A socially intelligent generation which transforms theoretical and emotional values into practical and effective actions
  • An independent generation whose life is based on continuous interactions and participations in multicultural activities all while respecting universal ethics and values.
School Profile
School Profile
All education programs have a basic educational philosophy that puts people at the centre. Educational institutions can realize their own philosophies only if they establish a holistic education system. As Aljazari Science and Technology Schools, we are proud that through our education approach, we are the pioneer of transformation in education in all aspects with our accreditation and programs, clubs and activities, facilities, academic and administration staff.
Aljazari Educational Institutions consists of two campuses: Atakent Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology and Fatih Aljazari Science and Technology Schools. Both campuses are compatible with their academic staff, educational programs, and operational system. The Aljazari Learning Program, JLP is implemented at all levels. Flexible training environments JazariLabs and workshops have been created in accordance with our hands-on training approach. Our class sizes are between 20 and 24 students and we have psychological counselors at all stages.

Fatih Aljazari Science and Tech nology School; It provides education in kindergarten, primary school, and middle school stages. Secondary school students who graduate from the Golden Horn campus can continue to Atakent campus in high school. The education languages of our campus are Turkish and English, and there are elective foreign languages.

AlJazari International Schools of Science and Technology; It consists of kindergarten, primary school, middle school and high school stages. The education language of our campus is English and Turkish programs are implemented within the scope of social integration.
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Administration
Administration
Our Advisory Committees
We draw our road map with ideas arising from the merging of knowledge and experience so that we take solid steps to the future. With the truth that emerges as a result of the processing of values and knowledge in thought, young generations create the future by providing individual and social transformation. With deep roots and strong hands in different fields, young people make sense of life in a solid and mature way, freeing their ideals from the borders of stereotyped frames. In this context, our Academic Advisory Committee, which transfers accumulation and experience effectively, our Vocational Guidance and Career Counseling Committee, which provides practical experiences in line with students' interests and abilities, constitutes the intellectual infrastructure of our schools.
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Our Academic Advisory Board
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Vocational Guidance and Career
Counseling Committee
In addition to the Professional Consulting Service centered on the business arena and various competencies.
Our Administrative Units
Our Administrative Units
All units of Aljazari Schools of Science and Technology work in full synchronization among themselves with an understanding of goal, achievement and functionality.
Information Processing (I.T.)

Information technology and software needs of our school are met by the IT department. It ensures the healthy operation of all network, internet access and operating systems that our institution needs. All areas of our school are reinforced with high speed wireless network, all our classrooms are equipped with smart boards and projector devices. Academic activities for dynamic and strong structure in education are carried out cloud-based on Microsoft Office 365, Adobe graphics and video software, Windows and Chrome OS. With the institution automation program and parent information system, our students' homework, absence, exam, behavior etc. information is recorded and parent notifications are made instantly over the system when necessary. All service, security and food etc. in our school and all units are integrated into the system. Computing is responsible for school data security.
Finance and Accounting

All accounting and financing processes in our institution are carried out by this unit. Starting from the student registration process, it serves our students and parents on financial matters throughout the education and training process. All transactions are carried out in accordance with the state regulations. The financial strength of the institution is ensured to be continuous and sustainable. It is responsible for the execution of budget, accounting, purchasing and support services in accordance with the institution's policies.
Institutional Relations

Corporate relations; It develops relationships with students, academic and administrative staff, parents, alumni, equivalent schools, universities at home and abroad, non-governmental organizations and relevant government institutions. It carries out the works of our institution in the fields of corporate identity and branding.
Media and Promotion

The Media and Promotion unit carries out the social and cultural organizations of our institution, in-house activities and corporate activities for external promotion. It coordinates organizations such as conferences, seminars and exhibitions. Makes school promotions and social media studies.
Administrative Affairs

It is the duty of administrative affairs to ensure that purchasing, invoicing of food, cleaning, security services, transportation, building and facility maintenance, social services and cargo services carried out in our schools are carried out and to communicate with the relevant top units by ensuring coordination in this direction. It is the responsibility of administrative affairs for the operation and follow-up of administrative units.
Student affairs

Student registration procedures, tracking documents, filing and archiving are carried out by student affairs. It is the responsibility of the student affairs to prepare all documents and correspondence related to students.
Human Resources

Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology maintain their quality in education with their teachers and staff. It works with a dynamic education staff that has human values, is open to self-improvement and new ideas. Employees' working conditions and performances are valued. Job application form and interview reports are evaluated by our board.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Keeping pace with technological and social developments requires educational institutions to adapt to it and be involved more in shaping the future. Aljazari International Schools recognize the new era where the abundance of information dominates the process of life. For that, we are honor to form a scientific committee, consists of specialists, and university doctors.

Aljazari Scientific Committee will hold two meetings throughout the year to review the practical steps of the annual academic plan in all aspects and pave the way hand in hand with the management of our international schools ahead of an academic year crowned with brilliance, excellence, and success.

Prof.Dr.
Reda ALHAJJ

Dr. Reda Alhajj completed his phd training at the Bilkent University in Ankara

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Dr. Öğr. Üyesi
Mustafa KARADENİZ

Graduated from the faculty of economics, administrative and

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Prof.Dr.
Suat ZENGİN

Prof. Suat Zengin was born in 1976 in Elazig. He graduated from Çukurova

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Prof.Dr.
Ahmet ŞAHBAZ

He finished his professor's degree in 2021 from Necmettin Erbakan

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Dr. Öğr. Üyesi
Alican TATLI

He was born in 1964 in Giresun Bulancak. After completing primary school

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Prof.Dr. Reda ALHAJJ

Dr. Reda Alhajj completed his phd training at the Bilkent University in Ankara, turkey in 1993 in computer engineering and information science. Dr, Alhajj trained university students in turkey, Saudi Arabia, Uae and Canada.

He published over 300 papers in refereed international journals and conferences. His research interests include machine learning, data mining, and network modeling and analysis.

Dr. Reda’s techniques can be applied to biomedical research, such as gene regulatory networks derivation and control, data sampling, sample selection, and feature reduction and identifying biomarkers for diseases such as cancer.
https://sens.medipol.edu.tr/reda-al-hajj/
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mustafa KARADENİZ

Graduated from the faculty of economics, administrative and social sciences department of turkish language and literature samsun university from 2019. He wrote the books, aesthetics in islamic arts, studies in turkey and the turkish world in memory of fârâbi-ii.
https://akademik.yok.gov.tr/AkademikArama/view/viewAuthor.jsp
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Mustafa KARADENİZ

Graduated from the faculty of economics, administrative and social sciences department of turkish language and literature samsun university from 2019. He wrote the books, aesthetics in islamic arts, studies in turkey and the turkish world in memory of fârâbi-ii.
https://akademik.yok.gov.tr/AkademikArama/view/viewAuthor.jsp
Prof.Dr. Suat ZENGİN

Prof. Suat Zengin was born in 1976 in Elazig. He graduated from Çukurova university faculty of medicine in 2000. He received his expertise from Gaziantep university in 2008.

Prof. Zengin started his career in Gaziantep university faculty of medicine, department of emergency medicine in 2011, his clinical specialty is emergency medicine. Prof. Suat latest books: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care, Before The Emergency Crisis, Critical Care Emergency Medicine.
https://akbis.gantep.edu.tr/detay/?A_ID=134657_doc-dr_suat-zengin
Prof.Dr. Ahmet ŞAHBAZ

He finished his professor's degree in 2021 from Necmettin Erbakan University, from the finance department of the faculty of political science.

He worked at Necmettin Erbakan University, from which he graduated in 2014, as an assistant professor in the faculties of political sciences, humanities, social sciences, and administrative sciences. He wrote a lot of books, such as: socio-economic changes during the corona pandemic, the global trade and financial system, Palestinian economy & development in turkey from its various dimensions.

He also has a lot of article about “an analysis on the determinants of total factor productivity: the case of selected OECD countries”, “the relationship between property rights and economic growth an empirical study on EU countries”, & “openness, foreign direct investments and the relationship with poverty the case of turkey”
https://akbis.gantep.edu.tr/detay/?A_ID=134657_doc-dr_suat-zengin
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Alican TATLI

He was born in 1964 in Giresun Bulancak. After completing primary school in giresun cumhuriyet primary school, he enrolled in giresun ımam-hatip high school in 1975. He attended middle school and high school here. He graduated from high school in 1982. He graduated from the faculty of theology at marmara university in 1987 & studied masters degree from social sciences faculty "basic islamic science”
Academic Staff
Academic Staff
Raoul El Said
Academic Director
Raoul El Said

Academic Director
Mr. Raoul El Said has been in the education field for over 24 years.  He started his career as an English teacher volunteering in an orphanage in North Lebanon. He then taught English for middle and high school at the United Nation Schools in Beirut.  He then moved to UAE as a student life coordinator and academic advisor at SABIS. He then moved to the International Community School in UAE as an English and a head of primary school for seven years. He then moved to Al Arz Educational Compound- Lebanon as an Academic Director for all cycles from k to12 for more than 1200 students.   And finally joined Al Jazari International School for Science and Technology as an Academic Director for both campuses in Istanbul as he was always fascinated by this city and all the charm within.   His educational experiences have afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. His educational philosophy is based on his uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. All of which, Al Jazari International School possess. Mr. Raoul has received a bachelor’s degree in English Language from the Lebanese University and he is in the process of earning his Master’s degree from the American University of Beirut in Educational Management.   His passion is developing positive relationships with everyone within the community, working with students as they grow, supporting teachers and staff so that they can reach their greatest potential, strengthening a connection between school and home, and a fostering a positive school culture.
raoul.alsaid@aljazari.k12.tr
Ayhan ÇANDIR
Campus Manager
Ayhan ÇANDIR

Campus Manager
After I graduated from Istanbul University Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department in 1992. I worked as a counselor in the private schools as a head of a group as school and campus manager and as a regional manager I ad the opportunity to develop and apply my experience and knowledge with different understandings and approaches within different brands. I saw that education can achieve success with love and understanding. We are waiting for you to our big family full of love and respect.
Joshua CAVE
High School Principal
Joshua CAVE

High School Principal
After graduating with a degree in Education, Joshua has been working in schools in Australia and around the world. He majored in the field of sciences spending most of his time with secondary students helping them with their chemistry, physics, biology and math. He moved from teaching to HOD and into principal positions over the past 20 years in education. Certified from University of London for training teachers in PBL, policy creation and classroom management. Working at different schools and universities around the world has given him the knowledge and skills in what works and doesn’t work. He makes sure staff is trained and up to date with current skills and assessments.
joshua.daniel@aljazari.k12.tr
Selda KOCA
Head of Kindergarten Department
Selda KOCA

Head of Kindergarten Department
Selda KOCA who started working with Aljazari Schools in 2019, completed her Master's Degree in Education Programs at Yıldız Technical University, where she graduated in education in Early Childhood Education at Anadolu University. In Aljazari schools; Selda Koca started her career as an academic Advisor and continues as a Kindergarten principal, still works as the General Coordinator of Aljazari Kindergartens. In addition to working as a teacher and administrator in many schools with international curricula such as Canadian, American, and British curriculum, she continues to work on designing preschool education programs and developing curriculum. During her education and academic life, Koca has been working on Alternative Educational Philosophies such as Reggio Emilia, Scamper, High Scope, Waldorff, and Montessori philosophy. Selda KOCA has a published book on Stem and technology for preschool students, continues her research on developing 21st-century skills in children and teacher training programs for teachers. As a philosophy of education, she believes that man is the most valuable asset, love is the most skillful power, knowledge is the most invincible force, labor is the highest value, education is the most indispensable service, and everything starts with loving people. She is proud of working in Aljazari International Science and Technology Kindergartens and to be a part of this family, which reflects this in the most accurate way to its philosophy, school culture, program and therefore to its students with the education it provides and touches the heart and soul of each student with the same care and compassion.
selda.koca@aljazari.k12.tr
Abdullah REHMAN
Head of J-Tech Department
Abdullah REHMAN

Head of J-Tech Department
Abdullah Rehman is a High School “Coding & Robotics Teacher” and “Head of J-Tech Department” with 8+ years of experience. He has accomplished his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science form University of Central Punjab, Pakistan. Yet completing his Master’s in Information Technology from Altinbas University, Istanbul. His previous professional experience, teaching computer science and ICT for both the British and the American Systems and STEM and Robotics for the American system (CCSS) in several reputable International and local schools, empowers him to deliver dynamic and result-oriented courses. As far as his subjects involve practical hands-on learning tasks, the students see them as real and meaningful. He truly believes in life-long learning, on-going assessment and constant communication with students, parents, colleagues, and the leadership team.
abdullah.rehman@aljazari.k12.tr
Buse Nur TEK
Head of Turkish Language Department
Buse Nur TEK

Head of Turkish Language Department
Buse Nur Tek has a bachelor's degree in Turkish Language and Literature from Kocaeli University and completed her Teaching Certificate at the same university. Ms. Tek has a master's degree from Marmara University, Department of Ancient Turkish Literature and also she has a certificate of "Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language". Buse Nur Tek, who works as the Head of Turkish Department at Aljazari International Schools, aims at teaching all aspects of the language to international students whose first language is not Turkish and to ensure that intercultural interaction is formed in a beneficial way.
Emirhan ÜNAL
Head of PE Departmant
Emirhan ÜNAL

Head of PE Departmant
I am happy to be a teacher at Aljazari International School of science and technology with the excitement of raising new athletes under the shadow of the sports, which he has been involved in many fields throughout his life. Sports is the common language of all people; we will communicate  in this way.
emirhan.unal@aljazari.k12.tr
Gamze Damgacı
Head of Mathematics Department
Gamze Damgacı

Head of Mathematics Department
Gamze Damgacı graduated from the Department of Mathematics from Istanbul University and completed her formation education in the same university. Then she studied English at the London Kaplan International College.She has a Master’s degree in pure mathematics from Milan University.She has been teaching maths in schools and as tutor since 2011.She speaks English, Italian and Turkish and currently a Math coordinator in the Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology.
gamze.damgaci@aljazari.k12.tr
Nelly HAMZA
Islamic Studies Teacher
Nelly HAMZA

Islamic Studies Teacher
Nelly Hamza has been teaching Quranic and Islamic studies for two decades in different countries including Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, USA and Turkey. Nelly graduated from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, studying Turkish Language and Literature. She then got her Islamic Studies diploma and her Quraan Ijazah. Nelly started teaching Non-Arabic speakers to read Arabic and Quraan in 2015. Recently, she has been certified as a life coach which has affected her teaching methodology and vision; and made it more focused on interacting and engaged learning. She is currently an Islamic Studies teacher in the Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology.
nelly.hamza@aljazari.k12.tr
Aileen Zanjanian
Class Teacher
Aileen Zanjanian

Class Teacher
My name is Aileen Zanjanian. I am a primary years teacher with nine years of experience in this field. I strongly stand on this idea that all students are unique and my main mission is to create a safe and loving environment for them to be able to flourish and reach their full potential. I received my BA degree in English language from the University of Applied Science and Technology; as an honors student. After graduation I received my CELTA degree; pass A, from the University of Cambridge, and my TTC certificate from Cavendish College; London.
aileen.shahrood@aljazari.k12.tr
Amina Ramadan
Biology Teacher
Amina Ramadan

Biology Teacher
Ms. Amina Ramadan has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University. She also acquired a diploma in French language studies (DELF B1) from Centre Culturelle Française (CCF).   Ms. Amina Ramadan attended training courses in hospital lab techniques, active learning, and teaching by inquiry.   She has 12 years of experience in teaching biology, chemistry, and physics for intermediate and secondary classes in Manhal School in Lebanon and she held the role of the science coordinator for elementary classes where she trained other teachers on the methodology of teaching.   Ms. Ramadan is dedicated to providing biology education for the secondary stage at Aljazari international school, Atakent Campus.
amina.ramadan@aljazari.k12.tr
Amine Al Alaoui
English and Social Studies Teacher
Amine Al Alaoui

English and Social Studies Teacher
My name is Amine Al Alaoui and I am a teacher from Morocco. I have a BA in English studies, along with the Cambridge University CELTA and the Teacher-Record's TEFL. My studies and work experience have helped me shape my personality, manners, and approaches to teaching and learning. My MBA studies, for example, allowed me to do things more effectively and efficiently than before, while my work experience in different parts of the world, including the USA, Northwest Africa, and China, showed me how to be more patient and tolerant, accepting people's different ways of thinking, a crucial thing in our modern world. When it comes to my teaching philosophy, I can describe it as communicative and student-centered. The students have a lot to say, so let's help them contribute to this enjoyable and fruitful learning experience. There is a quotation that I like very much. It has accompanied me for around 20 years and I would like to share it with Aljazari family: "To know, and yet think you do not know, is the highest attainment. Not to know, and yet think you do, is a disease."
amine.alalaoui@aljazari.k12.tr
Asia Shehab
Senior Administrator
Asia Shehab

Senior Administrator
Mrs. Asia has been in the educational field for over 19 years.She has a Bachelors Degree in Islamic studies and started her career as an Islamic teachers in public schools in Beirut-Lebanon for two years.She moved to Al Iman School as an Islamic and Arabic teacher for primary . Due to her high professionalism and her capacity to inspire her students,she was promoted to occupy the position of Head of Division of primary school that she held for ten consecutive years. Afterwards, and with her persistent determination and high end performance, she became division head for Middle School for five years. She earned and improved her educational leadership skills after receiving her Masters Degree in Educational Supervision from Lebanese University. Ms. Asia is a strategic and reflective thinker with superior communication and listening skills and who uses an inclusive approach to decision making. A detailed and highly organized leader with proactive and balanced problem solving skills. Her educational philosophy is based on her belief that real learning comes from the student’s environment and society, and thus the educational material must be linked to the practical daily life. Her vision is to build a well balanced personality; intellectually,behaviorally,and physically,as well as to develop the learner’s skills,enrich them with knowledge and spread the spirit of scientific research and creativity by linking their educational knowledge to real life. Her goal is to accustom students to self-evaluation through their daily behavioral practices.Her educational experiences have enabled her to join the team of AlJazari International School for Science and Technology.
asia.chehab@aljazari.k12.tr
Ayman HELWEH
Computer Science Teacher
Ayman HELWEH

Computer Science Teacher
Ayman Helweh is a computer science teacher from Aleppo, Syria. He holds a bachelor and master's degree in computer science from The University of Jordan. Mr. Ayman’s career combines teaching experience at international schools with work in the private sector and research bodies such as the Advanced National IPv6 Center of Malaysia. He is dedicated to providing the students at ALJAZARI International School with the required skills and knowledge of modern computer science topics for a successful future. 
ayman.helweh@aljazari.k12.tr
Aysu Güzel
Turkish Language Teacher
Aysu Güzel

Turkish Language Teacher
Aysu Güzel, who graduated from İstanbul Aydın University Turkish Language Teaching Department, started to work as a Turkish teacher at the same university.   Aysu Güzel, who has a master’s degree in Turkish Education at Çanakkale 18 Mart University, also has a “Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language” certificate.   Aysu Güzel, who continues her duty as a Turkish teacher at Aljazari International Schools, aims to teach Turkish and Turkish culture to international students in the best way.
aysu.guzel@aljazari.k12.tr
Burcu USTA
Art Teacher
Burcu USTA

Art Teacher
Burcu Usta graduated from Trakya University as a visual art Teacher. She has been teaching Visual Arts for 6 years.  Burcu Usta worked as an Arts Teacher for 2 months voluntarily in India, speaks Turkish and English. Her aim is to introduce Turkish and international arts and artists to multicultural students by working on a multicultural mixed art exhibition with her students fo this year. Her mission is to make all children love art, to enable them to be knowledgeable about art and artists, and to be individuals with creative, abstract and 3-dimensional thinking skills. She also wants her children to develop self-expression, social and motor skills.  Her struggle is to enable them to make artistic works professionally.
burcu.usta@aljazari.k12.tr
Busra Kalkan
Group Teacher
Busra Kalkan

Group Teacher
Busra Kalkan was born in 1995 in Istanbul. She graduated from Bahcesehir University preschool teaching department. She has 6 years of experience. She worked as preschool teacher in various schools. She thinks that the development of children in every field should be supported equally. We should help them knowing that they are individuals. We should be aware that we are touching a life. We can support children to reveal their existing potential more easily and give them the opportunity to discover themselves and their social environment. Let's always remember that every child is special.
busra.kalkan@aljazari.k12.tr
Chahira Benchouri
Group Teacher
Chahira Benchouri

Group Teacher
Ms. Chahira Benchouri has Bachelor's Degree in English literature, she graduated from ELB Algeria University 2014. She taught in different schools in Algeria for 6 years, She taught English for Middle School students. She believes that her role as a teacher will be to assist each child in developing his own potential and learning styles. Her main aim is to bring an open mind, a positive attitude and high expectations to the classroom each day. She also believes that teacher's role is to act as a guide and that students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning.
chahira.benchouri@aljazari.k12.tr
Dena KANCHAO
Class Teacher
Dena KANCHAO

Class Teacher
Mrs. Dena Kanchao is a native teacher from California with 7 years of teaching experience. She taught in the states for 5 years and 2 years in an International School in Turkey. Her teaching experience has gained her a great amount of knowledge and her passion for teaching grew. Mrs. Dena has 2 Associate Degrees in Education Studies, and Child Development from Fullerton Community College, a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary School Settings from California State Fullerton, a Early Childhood Education Teaching Certificate and a TEFL Certificate from ITTT International. Mrs. Dena believes that each child is unique and needs an enthusiastic classroom environment where they are able to grow academically, mentally, socially, and physically. She strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment where her students will be encouraged to comfortably share their own ideas, take risks, and reach their full potential.
dena.kanchao@aljazari.k12.tr
Deniz DEDE
Turkish Language Teacher
Deniz DEDE

Turkish Language Teacher
Teacher Deniz DEDE graduated from İstanbul University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature and Sociology in 2012. She completed her degree at İstanbul University. She has 10 years of experience. As the school, it aims to make students adopt our traditional values ​​while teaching Turkish, Ms. Deniz believes that learning by seeing and experiencing the values ​​existing in the country we live in is more permanent. In this context, she attaches more importance to concrete values ​​in order to increase permanence in the studies conducted with students. She works to enable students to express themselves and communicate more easily in daily life in the country they live in. As a mission, she aims to teach Turkish culture to students living on the Turkish land by experiencing it.
Dina Bakro
Class Teacher
Dina Bakro

Class Teacher
Mrs. Dina graduated from the Faculty of the Arts in Humanities, English Literature. She has been teaching for 5 years in Allepo, Syria, and 4 years in Turkey. Mrs. Dina believes that children are our future! Children should feel safe, loved, and welcomed into our classrooms. She strives for children's happiness and curiosity.
dina.bakro@aljazari.k12.tr
Ezgi MISIRLI
Music Teacher
Ezgi MISIRLI

Music Teacher
Ezgi Mısırlı started music at highschool years. She studied Tekirdağ Fine Arts at High School, took violin and piano lessons. After high school, she won Çanakkale 18 Mart University Music Teaching department. During her university years she took Flute and Piano lessons and join polyphonic choirs. She developed her skills in the field of the choir and she founded a children's choir in the Çanakkale. She joined international choir festivals and received certificates. Volunteered and held music workshops with children. After graduation, she gave private piano lessons. Ezgi Mısırlı works as a music teacher in the İnternational Aljazari Science Schools.
ezgi.misirli@aljazari.k12.tr
Fatima Harmouch
Chemistry Teacher
Fatima Harmouch

Chemistry Teacher
Fatima is a science teacher of grade 8 students and chemistry teacher of grade 9 at Al Jazari international school. Since her childhood, she was an exceptional student. At age of 16, she got a diploma in French language level B2 from French cultural center. She got her baccalaureate in life sciences in 2010 at Al jinan high school. She followed her passion in sciences and completed her studies at Lebanese university, faculty of sciences to get her bachelor degree in animal biology in 2015, while private tutoring children of all ages at her home. After getting her certificate, she started her career as biology and chemistry teacher at Roaa international school where she was honored as teacher of the year 2019. She showed exceptional communication skills in organizations, public speak and mentoring. Back to her studies in 2020, she got her Master 1 degree in cellular and molecular biology and Master 2 degree in biotechnology of chemical equipment (2021). In addition, she participated in special courses about active learning. She also joined courses about conservation and restoration of ancient scrolls based on her knowledge in microbiology with Dr Sinem Aktach.
fatima.harmoush@aljazari.com.tr
Fatma İşcioğlu
Islamic Studies Teacher
Fatma İşcioğlu

Islamic Studies Teacher
Fatma graduated from Al-Fateh Islamic Institute, from the Department of Sharia and Islamic Studies as a major field, and from the department of Arabic Language as a sub-specialty, in Damascus, Syria. She worked as a translator, for nearly 40 school curriculum books, intellectual books, and about 50 articles from Turkish into Arabic. She also worked as a proofreader at Dar Al-Arqam in Istanbul. She had experience in teaching Arabic for various levels in Istanbul Academy previously. She held a position of Arabic language department coordinator and a teacher at Göktürk High School for Imams and Hatibs in Istanbul. Now, she is the Arabic, Islamic, and Holy Quran teacher at Al-Jazari Primary School. It revolves around the fact that the Arabic language has an important role in embodying the personality and its formation, and from this point of view it is taught in coordination with educational subjects such as Islamic education, so it is a unified philosophy.
fatma.iscioglu@aljazari.k12.tr
Gizem Damgacı
Psychologist
Gizem Damgacı

Psychologist
Gizem Damgacı graduated from Altınbaş University, Department of Psychology. She worked as a trainee psychologist in many psychological counseling centers and also she worked as a psychologist at Ataköy Anatolian High School. During her undergraduate education, she worked in Altınbaş Children's University program and worked with many different age groups. She was active in the transparency society affiliated to the Swedish Consulate. In addition, she studied mind games and served as a practitioner of these games. Currently, she continues her master's program in Business and Organizational Psychology at Beykoz University.
gizem.damgaci@aljazari.k12.tr
Gülcay ÜNAL
Art Teacher
Gülcay ÜNAL

Art Teacher
Gülcay ÜNAL was born in 1987 in Istanbul. She graduated from Istanbul University Child Development Department. She has 17 years of experience as a Kindergarten Teacher. She has work experience in various private schools and different education systems in Istanbul. She enjoys learning about different education systems by attending various educational seminars. She is happy to spend time with children, chat and touch their lives by playing games.
gulcay.unal@aljazari.k12.tr
Hatice Yerlikaya
Group Teacher
Hatice Yerlikaya

Group Teacher
Hatice Yerlikaya, who graduated from Abant İzzet Baysal University, Department of International Relations during her undergraduate education, has worked with children from many different countries. After these studies, she started Early Childhood Education at Atatürk University due to her interest in children and her education is continuing. She has worked as a preschool teacher at many schools. Since she grew up in a large family, her approach to children and communication with them is very good and friendly. Hatice Yerlikaya is always very energetic and positive. She can also play the guitar and she likes to sing with the kids. Working with children has always been a passion of hers and she enjoys helping to create a caring, loving environment in which children can thrive.
hatice.yerlikaya@aljazari.k12.tr
Hiba Al Kheshen
Class Teacher
Hiba Al Kheshen

Class Teacher
Hiba Al Kheshen has 11 years of experience in this field. she had her Bachelor of Teaching Diploma in English Language and Literature from the Lebanese University. she taught in Lebanon and Dubai in international schools and gained a great amount of knowledge and experience. She believes in her students and she works to create a safe and loving environment for them so that they develop their potentials.
hiba.alkheshen@aljazari.k12.tr
Hodan FAISAL SAID
Class Teacher
Hodan FAISAL SAID

Class Teacher
Hodan’s a native speaking teacher who’s background includes a Bachelors degree in Forensic science and a Masters degree in Analytical Chemistry from England,UK. She has a TEFL certificate which helped aid her passion for teaching English to younger non-native speaking children.She has three years experience in teaching in the UK, teaching the Maths and Science as well as one year ESL teaching in Turkey. She worked as a tutor for five years for students aged 5-18.  Her teaching philosophy is using different methods to reach a student as everyone learns in their own way.
hodan.said@aljazari.k12.tr
Khadiga Elmanea
Sociology and English Teacher
Khadiga Elmanea

Sociology and English Teacher
Khadiga Elmanea is Libyan British and joined Aljazari this year. She teaches Middle School English and High School Sociology. She has recently graduated with a MA degree in Economics and is passionate about education. This is her fourth year teaching and she’s looking forward to what’s to come! Khadiga believes in channeling energy into greatness, by helping her students thrive in an engaging classroom. Miss Khadiga believes no two students are the same and education must for tailored in delivery. Students who 'talk too much' might have a talent for public speaking and debating. That day dreamer sat at their desk struggling to focus, might be a future J.K. Rowling. The kid who doodles all lesson might be relieving tension -or really good at art!
khadiga.elmanea@aljazari.k12.tr
Khalil Zahra
Head of English Department
Khalil Zahra

Head of English Department
Khalil is the Head of English Department at Aljazari International School and an academic English teacher who has lived and studied in Lebanon. khalil has over 17 years of experience in education as well as teaching English language and literature in different schools for different class levels. He has obtained his master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the Lebanese International University. He also has received a diploma of Coordination and Division Heads from Haigazian University, Beirut, in 2016. Since then, he has held the position of Head of the English department at Al Bayader School, Beirut as well as Phoenix High School, Beirut where he has managed to redesign and modify the English language curriculum for the schools. Khalil has always been keen to educating students and research to stay updated and following the recent changes and modifications in the educational fields. Khalil believes that with strong will and solid determination, which are the keys for a successful personality and prosperous future, one can achieve his goals no matter how hard they are. khalil strongly believes that with education, life will be so different, and people will be able to find solutions to those problems which they never thought they would be solved.
khalil.zahra@aljazari.k12.tr
Kübra Sezginer
Head of J-Trail Department
Kübra Sezginer

Head of J-Trail Department
Kübra Sezginer has a bachelor's degree in Forestry Engineering. She has worked and researched as an engineer in many forests in Turkey. She has developed herself in the field of education by taking Forest Pedagogy training from universities in Istanbul and Germany. She has given nature education to students and adults at all levels in many schools in Istanbul. Her İt’s main purpose is; to enable people to connect with nature, to love and protect nature more consciously. Her philosophy; is to enable children to learn by experience by using applied education methods together with alternative education models. She is proud to serve as Head of the J-Trail Department at Aljazari International School and to provide nature education to children. Her goal; To ensure that children gain awareness for a sustainable nature.
kubra.sezginer@aljazari.k12.tr
Lila Shammot
Islamic Studies Teacher
Lila Shammot

Islamic Studies Teacher
My name is Laila Shamout. I graduated from Damascus University and I studied in Turkey at Marmara University and at Istanbul University in the Department of Mass Communication. I have been working as a teacher for nine years. I have worked on developing more than 100 study programs and participated in preparing different educational curricula. I teach character education in Al-Jazari schools, which includes Arabic language, Islamic education and Quranic awareness. My teaching philosophy is that learning is the right of every student. Therefore, I apply a variety of teaching methods, including audio, visual, practical and interactive means. In teaching the Arabic language, I make sure that the language is the main language for thinking, by enriching the student’s linguistic treasury and teaching him different mechanisms to make various linguistic links. I also seek to develop a linguistic taste for Arabic - the language of the Holy Qur’an - and to teach the many methods of eloquence for this language. In order to achieve this goal in the best possible way, the student learns the Holy Qur’an, its interpretation, and is able to understand and study it in the Arabic language in which it was revealed. I teach Islamic education to create role models that fit the unique personality of each student; and to establish a sound belief that is moderate and far from all forms of extremism. In addition, I give great importance to the behavioral and moral aspect of Islam to build the right Muslim model who makes his religion a way of living a sound life.
Lila.Shammot@aljazari.k12.tr
Maya Hijazi
Math & Science Teacher
Maya Hijazi

Math & Science Teacher
Maya Hijazi holds a Bachelor Degree in Education (2008) from the "University of Balamand". In addition, she has 12 years of experience in teaching the Lebanese and American systems for preschool and primary schools in Lebanon and Turkey. Currently, she is working at Aljazari International School as a Math & Science teacher.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, it revolves around a primary concept: each child is unique, unique in terms of preferences, background, learning styles, among many other factors.
maya.hijazi@aljazari.k12.tr
Maysa SHAABAN
Islamic Studies Teacher
Maysa SHAABAN

Islamic Studies Teacher
Dr. Maysa Shaaban holds a doctoral degree in Islamic education at Yarmouk University, a master’s degree in jurisprudence and its origins from Al-Azhar University, and a BA in Islamic law at the same university. She has taught Arabic for non-native speakers and Islamic studies for 18 years. She has a great experience in dealing with different ages of students, as she believes that the process of education and education are twins, one is not correct without the other, and this is in line with the vision of Al-Jazari International Schools. She taught at the University of the Levant in Damascus and at the Basaksehir Academy in Istanbul, and she also worked in many legal institutes and secondary schools. She is currently a teacher of the Holy Quran and Arabic for non-native speakers at Al-Jazari International Schools for Science and Technology.
Mayssa Sabbagh
Islamic Studies Teacher
Mayssa Sabbagh

Islamic Studies Teacher
Mayssa spent 12 years volunteering in Da'awa work, and teaching Qur’an. She has 4 years experience in teaching Islamic Studies, and more than 5 years in writing essays and articles in Media and news companies, she also worked as program coordinator of many projects in NGOs (zakat fund, humans of tomorrow) Mayssa is a holder of Masters degree in Islamic Studies from Beirut Islamic University and a BA in Industrial Engineering and Maintenance from the Lebanese University. She holds certificates in both Human resources management and project management courses. She also conducted online courses about "creating leading personality in Islam" for "Beirut Da'awa" organisation. In al-Jazari International School, Mayssa combines her range of experience with her ability to being a compassionate, enthusiastic teacher who makes a positive contribution in setting Islamic principles and values, which bring out the best of her students' personnalities.
mayssa.sabagh@aljazari.k12.tr
Merve SALİHOĞLU
Arabic Teacher
Merve SALİHOĞLU

Arabic Teacher
She was born in Syria. Graduated from Süleyman Demirel University from the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, completed an educational qualification diploma at the same university. She is also currently a student in the postgraduate program, Department of Master of Basic Islamic Sciences, majoring in Arabic language and literature. She worked as a teacher of Arabic and Islamic sciences at the Imam Hatip School for Girls in Isparta for one year and at the Rawdah schools in Istanbul for two years. Her goal in Aljazari schools is that since language is the main factor in the formation of a child’s personality, it is also important to provide children with Islamic educational values ​​and to emphasize the close connection between Arabic and Islamic education by following a rich curriculum and activities appropriate to the ages of children.
merve.saihoglu@aljazari.k12.tr
Mirna El Benni
Social Studies Teacher
Mirna El Benni

Social Studies Teacher
She has a Master Degree in Translation and Interpretation from Notre Dame University and currently pursuing her Ph.D in Traductology. She worked for 10 years as an Interpreter for Lebanese Prime Ministers and taught at the Lebanese University for 12 years. She speaks Arabic, English, French, spanish fluently as well as learning Turkish, as she believes that learning another language is possessing a second soul and that understanding languages and other cultures builds bridges.
mirna.elbenni@aljazari.k12.tr
Mohamad ABOU HATAB
Social Science Teacher
Mohamad ABOU HATAB

Social Science Teacher
Mohamad majored from 3 branches including engineering from Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur and the American University of Beirut. He has 4 years of teaching experience. He has a wide exposure on child self learning programs and self learning motivation. He worked with UNICEF Gaziantep and other international NGOs on education projects in Northern Syria. He also helped UNICEF in Gaziantep to develop guidelines for (Water Sanitation and Hygiene in schooling projects) in Northern Syria.
mohamad.hatab@aljazari.k12.tr
Muhammad Bahram RAMADAN
Quraan and Arabic Teacher
Muhammad Bahram RAMADAN

Quraan and Arabic Teacher
Muhammad Bahram Ramadan holds a certificate from the Institute of Imams and Preachers at the University of Duhok, Iraq, a Bachelor’s degree in Da’wah and Fundamentals of Religion at the Islamic University of Madinah, and a Master’s in Teams and Articles at the Islamic University in Madinah. He also holds another Master’s degree in Arabic language and rhetoric at Ghazi Othman Pasha University - Tokat. Professor Muhammad has been teaching the Holy Quran, religious subjects and the Arabic language for eight years. He is currently working as a teacher of Quranic culture at Al-Jazari International Schools.His mission is to prepare a student who keeps pace with the advancements of the twenty-first century, a student who has an open mind, a correct religious and linguistic culture.
Nada Itani
English and social studies teacher
Nada Itani

English and social studies teacher
Graduated from the faculty of English Language and Literature from the Lebanese University and a CELTA holder, Mrs. Nada Itani has over 10 years of teaching experience in international and local schools and institutions. She has been polishing students' English and training their analytical skills for years. Her classes are always energetic, fun, and student-centered.
nada.itani@aljazari.k12.tr
Dr. Nada Youssef
Chemistry Teacher
Dr. Nada Youssef

Chemistry Teacher
After graduating from Beirut Arab University in Lebanon with high distinction in Analytical Chemistry, Dr. Nada Youssef went on to earn her Master’s and a doctorate in Organic Chemistry.   Her experience ranging from teaching middle and high school to acting as a chemistry lab instructor and lecturer in the university, and finally to having papers published in her name, are what make Dr. Nada the qualified educator that she is.   Having taught students of all academic levels, from school to university, she is extremely knowledgeable in her field and in what ways work best to help make education (and science) enjoyable, but also stimulating for the student.
nada.youssef@aljazari.k12.tr
Nagehan Ozer
Group Teacher
Nagehan Ozer

Group Teacher
Nagehan Ozer was born in 1986 in Istanbul. She graduated from Atatürk University Child Development and Education Department. She has 10 years of experience. She worked as a pre-school teacher in various institutions. She participated in many seminars and activities in the fields of Pre-School and Child Development. Her general purpose in education is multifaceted. She believes in making learning fun and inspiring students to find their love of learning within. She is happy to have a big place in the little hearts of children and to touch their big dreams with tiny touches. She is aware that "every child is special and their wishes are different".
nagehan.ozer@aljazari.k12.tr
Nagihan Gültepe
Turkish Language Teacher
Nagihan Gültepe

Turkish Language Teacher
Nagihan Gültepe has a bachelor's degree in Turkish Language Teaching from Sakarya University and completed her Teaching Certificate at the same university. She has the certificate of "Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language". Nagihan Gültepe, who works at the Elementary Education Department at Aljazari International Schools, aims to teach Turkish from the first stages of the school and to ensure that intercultural interaction is formed in a beneficial way.
nagihan.gultepe@aljazari.k12.tr
Nazanin MIRHADIZADEH
English Teacher
Nazanin MIRHADIZADEH

English Teacher
Nazanin Mirhadizadeh is an ESL teacher in Aljazari and has completed her B.A and M.A in E.F.L ( English Teaching as a Foreign Language) in Tehran University. She has T.T.C and TEFL which were gain in the U.N University of Malaysia. Here in Turkey she successfully passed CELTA in ITI, Ankara. Nazanin has over 10 years of experience in ESL teaching in different international schools and language schools.
Nisren Al Hassan
Senior Administrator
Nisren Al Hassan

Senior Administrator
Nisren Al Hassan holds 2 citizenships; Syrian, and Turkish. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration with 10 years of experience in student affairs and diverse schools with different curriculums. Mrs. Nisren is in charge of admission and registering new students, issuing transfer certificates, and handling administrative work. Mrs. Nisren welcomes all parents and students to Aljazari International School and is always available to assist any parent or student.
Nur İpek Toprak
Turkish Language Teacher
Nur İpek Toprak

Turkish Language Teacher
Nur İpek Toprak graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Turkish Language Department. She had a university life full of clubs and internships in university. She worked as a coordinator in various social responsibility projects. She participated in the Student Leadership Development Program. She earned master degree at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Turkish Education. She is currently studying her masters in area of Children’s Literature. She has taught Turkish in various institutions. She worked at Gelişim University TÖMER. She has a Turkish Teaching Certificate for Foreigners. She has experienced in teaching Turkish to adults and children.
nur.toprak@aljazari.k12.tr
Omar Daaboul
Athletic Director
Omar Daaboul

Athletic Director
Mr. Omar Daaboul is the Athletic director in Al-Jazari International Schools. Being an athlete himself, with a history of Lebanese Championships for 2 decades, a West Asian gold medal, and 24 gold medals in International Masters Swimming Championships, he shares his experience with his students to help them improve their performance, and evolve from an amateur to a real athlete. Coaching the Beirut Arab University Swimming team for 9 years; the University he got his Bachelor and Masters of International Law degree from; and holding the American Swimming Coaches Association Level 5 certificate, Mr. Omar is eager to guide his team of coaches and his students applying world class standards. Mr. Omar believes that leading a healthy life full of sports is as important as academic achievement, as it creates balance, and holds precious opportunities for the student's future.
omar.daaboul@aljazari.k12.tr
Raja Obeid
Mathematics Teacher
Raja Obeid

Mathematics Teacher
She has a bachelor's degree in science education from Yarmouk University in Jordan.... She has 13 years of experience in teaching science and mathematics for primary and intermediate levels from various international schools that have American and British accreditations
raja.obeid@aljazari.k12.tr
Rania AL Ferkh
English Teacher
Rania AL Ferkh

English Teacher
Mrs. Rania Ferekh graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the (LIU) in Lebanon. She has tutoring experiences from KG1 to grade 4 for more than 2 years, she worked with special needs students, she has experiences with peer tutoring, she worked in summer camps, and she participated in several workshops to enhance her social and communication skills. Rania believes that teaching is a continuous process where a teacher acts as a facilitator who believes that all students learn in their unique way. Also, she believes that her role as a teacher is to instill the belief in her students that they can achieve anything. She will show them compassion and fairness. Rania's aim is to be the best role model that She could be for the benefit of the lives of her students.
rania.alferkh@aljazari.k12.tr
Rawan TABBARA
Senior Administrator
Rawan TABBARA

Senior Administrator
Mrs. Rawan has a 17 year experience in the field of education. After having her Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature, she commenced her career as an English teacher for 5 years. The last 2 years of teaching experience were in one of the most renowned schools in Lebanon, Lycee National Schools. She was then assigned as an Assistant Director, Head of Cycle I of more than 500 students, for 9 consecutive years. Upon showcasing her knowledge in the field of education as well as her leadership skills, she earned the position of the Academic Director’s Assistant for the Academic Affairs (cycles II and III) for the 3 school branches for the last 3 years. She developed a highly professional, effective and productive relation with upper management, school staff and parents. Moreover, she conducted in training services for teachers, supervisors and assistant directors on various educational and managerial topics. In 2021, she seized the opportunity of joining Al Jazari Schools of Science and Technology as a Senior Academic Administrator to contribute in the implementation of the School’s vision and mission.
rawan.tabbara@aljazari.k12.tr
Reem AHMED
Class Teacher
Reem AHMED

Class Teacher
Mrs. Reem Albarassi has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature , she graduated from Istanbul Aydin University . She taught in AL Faezoun School for 1 year in Istanbul , she taught English for young learners .She believes that her role as a teacher will be to assist each child in developing their own potential and learning styles. Her main aim is to bring an open mind , a positive attitude and high expectations to the classroom each day .She also believes that teacher`s role is to act as a guide and that students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning .
Refeat ALhallak
Mathematics Teacher
Refeat ALhallak

Mathematics Teacher
Refeat ALhallak is a mathematics teacher. He hold degree in Mathematical statistics from Damascus university and he is studying master degree in Istanbul university. He also hold MicroMaster in online communications and Marketing from MicroMasters EU supported by Erasmus+ program. He is teaching math in Turkey since 2016. He attended teaching training programs by ministry of education in Turkey (between 2016-2017) and involved in education support program with Istanbul metropolitan municipality (2016-2018). He taught students of different nationalities and worked in international schools for 3 years.
refeat.alhallak@aljazari.k12.tr
Saied Tawoosi
English Teacher
Saied Tawoosi

English Teacher
Saied is an academic English teacher who has lived and educated in Canada. Saied has over 21 years of experience in education management and leadership as well as teaching Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) in different countries. He obtained his Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Nottingham, England. Educated in Canada, he also gained an aviation degree from Waterloo Wellington College. In his last post, he held the position of Head of the language department at Jame University of Applied Science and Technology for 3 years where he designed the English language syllabus and curriculum for the university. He was also the Academic Coordinator and principal as well as an English teacher in Sheffield college in Malaysia for over 7 years. A passionate teacher, Saied feels that fun is an essential component of learning and so uses his creativity and sense of humour to engage learners and create an atmosphere of inclusion as well as collegiality in the classroom. Saied also believes that learning does not start and end at the classroom door and so has always been an enthusiastic supporter of co-curricular activities.
Saimi Abudureyimu
Business Teacher
Saimi Abudureyimu

Business Teacher
My name is Saimi, Ethnically Uyghur. I earned my bachelor of business in management and marketing from Murdoch University, Australia. I have also completed a diploma in business administration at Kaplan Higher Academy, Singapore. I am currently conducting my master's studies in Islamic Economy and Finance at Istanbul Zaim University. I have worked for National Kidney Foundation in Singapore, developing marketing strategy and national campaigns. After working in the private sector as a marketing specialist, I chose to become a lecturer to share business ideas and economic knowledge that I learned during my academy and career journey to enhance student's knowledge. During my class, I like having more open discussions and activities with students; in this way. I believe I can help students to learn efficiently.
saimi.abudureyimu@aljazari.k12.tr
Salam Alyousef
Class Teacher
Salam Alyousef

Class Teacher
Since I started teaching as HRT at elementary school level, I have been passionate in my commitment to three things: Maximizing individual students’ performance, inspiring students’ interest in technology and instilling a sense of self-worth among students. I have dedicated my career to each of these pursuits. It will be an honor to teach your kids and be effective person at this educational district that maintain high educational standards and provides students with opportunities for personal growth. My qualification includes 18 years of teaching experience in international schools, taught mainly American Curriculums, CCSS, NGSS. Working as a homeroom teacher and IT mentor, helped me provided effective classroom management, creative lesson plan ( centered learners), as an IT mentor I applied most recent educational apps as I applied them in my class. I have a Master degree from Nortonville University California USA, in teaching and learning, and a Micro Master from Michigan University USA in ambitious Teaching and Learning . In 2014 I started implementing centered learning and differentiation strategies in my classes as I had a lot of trainings in Gems Education, British Council and other different educational district in the gulf countries that enriched my experience and made education is a passion more than vocational opportunity .. understanding that kids are smart yet learning on their own base changed all my believes about the educational process to start believing that learning is fun
salam.alyousef@aljazari.k12.tr
Salma El Mesawi
English Teacher
Salma El Mesawi

English Teacher
Salma El Mesawi is an Algerian-Tunisian who was born and raised in Malaysia. Throughout her school years, she attended an International Islamic school in Malaysia which provided a British curriculum from kindergarten to grade 12. She has a  diploma in Islamic Early childhood Education from the International Islamic College Malaysia. She worked for 2 years at different kindergartens in Malaysia as a class teacher, where she taught several subjects such as English, Maths, Science, Social studies, Islamic studies, and  Quran. She also worked as a private tutor for students from grade 1 to grade 6 for more than 4 years. Her main aim at Aljazari school is to teach children a rich, meaningful, and balanced curriculum of skills and information through age-appropriate activities that encourage the children to want to learn more.
salma.elmesawi@aljazari.k12.tr
Selma Malla AHMED
Class Teacher
Selma Malla AHMED

Class Teacher
Ms. Selma Malla has a track record of successful teaching and education reform. She grew up in a family of teachers, which inspired her to become a teacher. Ms. Selma has bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from IAU and CELTA from Cambridge University. She is specialized in ESL, she worked with different age groups and she has an experience in teaching in international schools for over three years. She believes that each student should be given a safe space to study and develop because each child is unique and capable of learning when they are given the right tools.
selma.ahmed@aljazari.k12.tr
Samer EL BEQAI
Mathematics Teacher
Samer EL BEQAI

Mathematics Teacher
Mathematics and project Management Teacher Mr. Samer graduated from the Department of electrical engineering in Lebanese International University. He has a master’s degree in Renewable Energy (Photovoltaic systems) and is currently studying for his PHD in the same domain. His profile is mainly based on projects on electrical and electronics engineering that reflect the vision of Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology (J-tech). eHhhhhskdmskffdjnddHe has been a high school mathematics teacher and SAT instructor for four years. He speaks English, Arabic, Turkish and is currently a high school mathematics teacher and project management instructor at Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology.
samere.elbeqal@aljazari.k12.tr
Sami El Jnainati
Physics Teacher
Sami El Jnainati

Physics Teacher
Mr. Sami El Jnainati graduated with a degree in Physics from one of the most well-known universities in Beirut.   He went on to teach physics in various high schools in Lebanon for over 20 years, where all his classes averaged 18+/20 in Physics in the competitive Lebanese baccalaureate, a rare achievement in said exams, earning him a reputation as one of the most reputable and sought after physics teachers in Lebanon.   This achievement comes after Mr. Sami carefully crafted his teaching techniques over the years to make sure it fits students of all academic levels and interests, making one of the most notoriously difficult subjects a lot less scary, and a lot more fascinating.
sami.eljnainati@aljazari.k12.tr
Sara Hagras
Consultant Psychologist
Sara Hagras

Consultant Psychologist
Sara Hagras is an enthusiastic school psychologist and career counselor. She Graduated from Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) department of Psychology. She believes that education journey never ends, thus she is studying her master’s degree in clinical psychology field. She underwent many trainings to conduct different therapies such as, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Anger Management therapy, psychological first aid, and Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET). Additionally, she is an experienced career counselor and curriculum designer. Her experience is rich in the area of providing immediate psychological support to refugees by working with Refugee rights association UN. She believes that the relentless changes in social, cultural, and economic stimuli over recent years has created a higher demand for quality mental health professionals
sara.hagras@aljazari.k12.tr
Saria Baydoun
Class Teacher
Saria Baydoun

Class Teacher
I have a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry From Lebanese University. I have four years of experience with children between 6-17, teaching all subjects. I speak three languages Arabic, French, English, and I started learning Turkish to develop my skills and integrate him into society. I believe that all students are unique and have something special. I will assist my students to express themselves and practicing skills in a safe environment. My children are the resources of the future and what they learn in school that will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
saria.baydoun@aljazari.k12.tr
Saroo ALTALEB
English Teacher
Saroo ALTALEB

English Teacher
I have a BA degree in English Translation and after 6 years working in administrative positions, I decided to shift my career and become a teacher , at first I worked as an ESL teacher I developed my experience in teaching by taking lesson planning and some other educational courses . Then I decided to expand my teaching experience through enrolling to a Master programme in Education ( English language teaching). I have been teaching for 6 years and I really enjoy my role as a teacher.
saroo.altaleb@aljazari.k12.tr
Selin YILMAZ
Turkish Language Teacher
Selin YILMAZ

Turkish Language Teacher
Selin YILMAZ graduated from Trakya University, department of Turkish Language and Literature with a high honors degree in 2017. She is currently studying her masters in the area of “Old Turkic” from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Throughout her university life, she was voluntarily involved in education of children in TEGV. She is the founder of 2 separate clubs on Literature and diving, in Trakya University. She specialised in Teaching Turkish for Foreigners as a teacher in Ankara University in 2018. She holds a number of certificates in diction and teaching techniques. She is a specialist on disasters and works as a disaster volunteer at AFAD. She is a professional diver and can speak fluent English and French.
Şeyma Koçak
Psychological Counselor
Şeyma Koçak

Psychological Counselor
Şeyma Koçak is a school coulselor who completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master's degree in Clinical Psychology. In addition, she holds number of certificates on psychological therapies such as Short Term Solution Focused Therapy and Play Therapy that are useful in school settings. The world changes, develops and evolves day by day and so people’s pscyhosocial needs. She believes that in order to be able meet those needs, a health care professional should update her knowledge. Thus, her education life continues. Currently she has been receiving training on Psychodrama that is very beneficial for all ages. She had the chance to work on international and national schools with diverse populations. She has been voluntarily providing psychosocial support to vulnerable groups of teens and adults since 2014. She is proud to be a member of Aljazari International Schools.
seyma.kocak@aljazari.k12.tr
Shakila KONDORI
Group Teacher
Shakila KONDORI

Group Teacher
She has got her bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and she is graduate student in satellite communication and remote sensing at Istanbul Technical University. She has two years experience in teaching mathematics and knows English, Turkish, Persian and Azeri. ​She loves kids and it fills her heart with joy to watch them grow. She attended conferences and workshops (teacher training, kindergarten teacher, child behavior education,...).she joined aljazari kindergarten and has been fortunate and blessed to be working in an amazing school that has a nurturing, loving environment where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence while they play.
shakila.kondori@aljazari.k12.tr
Sondos Mohammad Mahmoud HAMIDEH
Robotics Teacher
Sondos Mohammad Mahmoud HAMIDEH

Robotics Teacher
A STEM certified instructor and Robotics teacher from Amman, Jordan. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Jordan. Mrs. Sondos career includes working as an educational consultant and robotics trainer for teachers, helping them to integrate a variety of sets of Robotics tools into their classroomsIn addition to that, she is experienced in teaching young to high school students how to build their computational thinking and programming skills while creating robots from scratchHer mission is to enable each student in Aljazari international school to grow a passion for the new innovative technologies that the robotics field now can offer to the future promising generations.  
sondos.hamideh@aljazari.k12.tr
Sumeya HULANI
Class Teacher
Sumeya HULANI

Class Teacher
Sumeya Hulani studies child development,  She worked as a teacher for children between 6-12 years old for four years in Syria,  She was giving psychological support for children affected by the war in Syria. In Turkey, she studied English as a second language, She believes that it is the duty of educators to raise a generation that accepts ethnic, religious, and cultural differences to contribute to building a good society.  She loves working with children and helping them develop their skills with love... In the end, above all, she is a mother.
Uğur TANRIVER
Music Teacher
Uğur TANRIVER

Music Teacher
Ugur Tanriver started music at an early age with guitar. In the following years, he took piano and singing lessons. Since 2009, he has been teaching children in many ages basic music using Orff instruments, piano, guitar, violin and drums. He graduated from Gaziantep University Turkish Music State Conservatory in 2015 and studied both Turkish and western music. He has excellent experience in playing guitar, violin, piano and many other turkish music instruments. In 2019, he carried out technological studies in the field of music and produced an electric violin that can be played with 3-D printer technique. He made school music, soundtracks and performed instrumental studies within the scope of recording technologies. He has been working as a music teacher for 6 years. Uğur Tanrıver works as a music teacher in the international Aljazari Technology and Science Schools.
ugur.tanriver@aljazari.k12.tr
Yusuf ALZARIEE
Head of Arabic Language Department
Yusuf ALZARIEE

Head of Arabic Language Department
Mr. Yusuf Alzariee is Arabic language teacher in the Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology. He has a diploma in Arabic language sciences and literatures and also, has a master's degree in linguistics from Damascus University. Mr. Yusuf has been teaching Arabic language for eight years and he has a considerable experience in dealing with different levels of students. He has taught many Arabic and international curriculums. He is currently Arabic teacher in the Aljazari International Schools of Science and Technology.
youssef.alzariee@aljazari.k12.tr
Zahra Estaki
English Teacher
Zahra Estaki

English Teacher
My name is Zahra Estaki, an English teacher with 8 years of experience in different schools and institutions. I believe that a teacher is the second mother of each child, and I try to provide a safe and reliable atmosphere for all students to grow and cherish. I studied English language and Literature at Allameh Tabatabaie University, then I got my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and I have been an ESL teacher since then.
zahra.estaki@aljazari.k12.tr
Zehra Kartoğlu
School Nurse
Zehra Kartoğlu

School Nurse
Zehra KARTOĞLU was born in Istanbul in 1996. In 2018, she graduated from Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing with 3rd place. She has performed neonatal intensive care nursing and stoma therapy nursing duties. In 2016, she completed the Occupational Health and Safety Training Program. In 2017, she completed the neonatal intensive care nursing and pediatric nursing certificate programs. In 2017, she presented her work "Detection of Child Abuse in Health Care" at the First National Health Administrators Congress. In 2018, she completed her project titled "Examining Parents' Knowledge Levels for Child Abuse". In 2018, she completed the DENVER II test certification program. She participated as a panelist in the panels "Nursing From Yesterday to Today" held in 2017 and "Trust in Nurses for Care" held in 2018. As of August 2021, she is working as a school nurse at Aljazari International Schools.
zehra.kartoglu@aljazari.k12.tr
Zeina ABDULHAK
Class Teacher
Zeina ABDULHAK

Class Teacher
I finished my BA in radio and television at American University Of Science and Technology then continued my teaching diploma . I am a home room teacher for grade 1 at Aljazari International School. I teach students English, Math, Science and Social Studies . I worked with special needs children and I am a season teacher with over 5 years of experience teaching primary classes in private and international schools. I am a curios person who seeks to widen my knowledge, this practice influences me to find the best way to facilitate my children’s inquiry practices. I believe that a classroom teacher should be a safe, caring community where children are free to speak their mind to blossom and grow. I am passionate about finding the most effective ways of stimulating intellectual growth among those who enter my class. By providing relevant, and challenging activities to support students’ inquiry, I believe that students are able to be involved actively in their own learning. Students can see the real purpose of their learning, making connection to their prior knowledge and experience. For as much as I love to teach, I also love to learn and it is that desire for knowledge that above all else, I would hope to inspire.
zeina.abdulhak@aljazari.k12.tr
Zeina El Banna
Class Teacher
Zeina El Banna

Class Teacher
Zeina El Banna is a homeroom teacher for grade 1 at Aljazari international school. Zeina teaches English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors. Moreover, she has achieved a Diploma of Studies in French Language from the Centre Culturel Francais with a ``DALF C1``. Zeina is fluent in Arabic, English, and French, and she is currently developing her Turkish language skills. Zeina started her teaching in 2015 as an elementary teacher and School Counselor. She worked with special needs children in elementary and middle classes. She also developed a profound experience through teaching the Montessori program for 3 years. Words from Zeina: My main aim is to make the teaching experience for our children a rich and meaningful one through having a balanced approach between developing skills and transferring knowledge. I believe that every child has special abilities that we should leverage during teaching in order to bring the best in them.
zeina.elbanna@aljazari.k12.tr
Zeynep Seleme İMAMOĞLU
Turkish Language Teacher
Zeynep Seleme İMAMOĞLU

Turkish Language Teacher
Zeynep Seleme İmamoğlu graduated from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, from which she also earned a Diploma in Sociology at Istanbul University - the Department of Theology at Atatürk University. Then she continued her studies at the University of Vienna for a short time. She received the " Certificate of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language " from Istanbul University. She has worked with children and adults from various countries as a volunteer teacher in many institutions. She is currently working as a Primary School Turkish Teacher at Aljazari International School. She can speak English, Arabic and Turkish. Her main aim is to teach students Turkish and Turkish culture by making them like using it. In addition, she cares to interactive education in order to ensure that students learn Turkish with pleasure. She uses many activities to ensure active learning in her lessons. She believes that cultures and languages ​​add color to the World. She gives importance to interaction between students from various cultures in her lessons.
Zeynep YILMAZ
Psychological Counselor
Zeynep YILMAZ

Psychological Counselor
Zeynep Yılmaz is an enthusiastic school counselor, who graduate from the department of psychological counseling and guidance. During the education life, she took part in various projects. So far, she worked voluntarily at various associations. Some of these were the Turk Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association, TEGV, and a psychotherapy association. She received training on Short Term Solution Focused Therapy who works effectively in school environment. Additionally, she worked voluntarily in the earthquake zone to provide psychosocial support to children who were affected by the earthquake and had intern in different schools. She is proud to be a passionate school counselor at the PDP department of Aljazari International School which aims to become a pioneering institution of the 21st century.
z.yilmaz@aljazari.k12.tr
Quality Control at Aljazari School
Quality Control at Aljazari School
Aljazari International School carries out its activities under three main guidelines: problem diagnosis, problem solving and development. We are realizing our paradigm where our quality control directors represent our vision and mission with the specified qualifications. In this context, our Aljazari quality and supervision unit, which carries out its activities in order to achieve our needs and expectations, evaluates the data of the Teacher council, Parent council and Student Council.

Quality management increases the motivation of employees as well by creating a dynamic structure within the school. The development of all domains is affected by the climate created by the school culture within the scope of the quality management model.
Quality and supervision unit
Our Aljazari quality and supervision unit develops and implements the school quality policy that ensures the integrity and harmony of our school's philosophy and activities within the strategic plan. Our Aljazari Quality Policy has been developed in accordance with the dynamics of the total quality management model and aims to bring our school to an excellent level in accordance with the quality criteria. Our quality policy is designed to integrate existing and planned initiatives, prevent duplication, determine what needs to be done and create a basic structure for the management system of our school. In this context, the steps of designing, planning, implementing and improving a process are carried out by evaluating the headlines determined by our board.
Our quality policy is built on four foundations:
  • Physical Facilities
  • Human Resources
  • Curriculum and Programs
  • School Operation System
Our main identified headlines are reported by systematic grouping and scoring of certain standard measures. Physical facilities include equipment and safety of buildings, gardens, workshops and laboratories, and integration of technical systems into the school. Our quality standards for human resources include Training Staff, Administrative Staff and Support Services. The curricula and programs that shape our understanding of education cover all the curriculum studies together with our educational systems such as DAS, PDP, and J5. School Operation System is concerned with administrative, financial and academic follow-up, school-teacher-family coordination and I.T. requirements of infrastructure systems.
Our quality control board, which holds its meetings twice a year, in the last week of each academic year, consists of the general manager, administrative manager and training coordinator. We put into practice all efforts to improve the current situation and realize the targets effectively with the decisions taken in the periodical meetings. Our quality management unit develops solutions for the problems that arise and turns the problems into opportunities without causing disruptions.
Self-assessment studies within the scope of quality management enable our school to disseminate effective ideas within and outside the school, thus creating a common language and way of thinking. While the determined quality standards ensure the emergence of good practices, self-evaluation studies within the scope of our quality circle aim to bring our school to international quality standards.
Our Aljazari International School achieves sustainable excellence by reflecting their core principles throughout the school. The social impressions and effects of our school are evaluated according to the compliance of the targeted output with the quality standards.
Quality management covers the process evaluation and performs the system and its operation through information compiled by different methods. The reports prepared within the framework determined by the school student council are processed by our board and put into practice in the general evaluation system.
The exemplary model that we aim to achieve with quality management:
  • Prevention against problems that may occur.
  • Provision of a satisfactory school's expectations and philosophy.
  • Efficiency achieved in aimed targets.
  • Flexibility within established standards.
  • Effectiveness in the application of the prepared programs and system.
  • Enables practical application within working schedule.
  • Includes evaluation of reflections in the process.
  • Our school's search for perfection, without deficiencies.
  • Regular developments measuring guaranteed
Parent Council
Parent Council
AlJazari International Schools of Science and Technology are concerned with the process of strengthening the relations between those three key elements students, parents and school, including the teacher and the administration, as they are keen to achieve the school's mission and goals.
AlJazari Schools recognizes the importance of families in laying the foundations of students' personal and emotional development. Given their ability to monitor closely the behavior of their members, families can identify deficiencies in children's personalities and habits.
In this context, cooperation between the school, student and parents is indispensable in the assessment process of our students' portfolios.

Parent council is therefore a bridge between our academic staff and our students, and is one of the pillars that will enable us to develop students' levels and strengthen their personal relationships, whether privately or publicly.
This is based on several aims, the most important of which are:
  • Representation of parents of our school
  • Improving the general administrative and educational performance of our school
  • Improving and strengthening communication between students and school staff
  • Contributing to the success of events and activities programmed within the school campus

Parent Council continues to complete its usual tasks following an annual election process coordinated at the beginning of the school season, within the philosophy and vision of AlJazari International Schools, along with taking into account the principles and directions of the Turkish Ministry of Education.
Student Council
Student Council
Our students, whom we see, as treasures of raw talents and abilities, need environments that reveal their potential while creating all the knowledge and emotional intelligence they need throughout their learning journey, from early childhood to youth.

Young people can only move forward with their ideas by taking practical steps in an environment that respects them and makes them feel particularly important thanks to their achievements.

When individuals consciously add their own imprint in professional areas, they move towards their goals based on the deep impulse of belonging within them.

Based on this understanding, we give students at AlJazari International Schools effective roles in any decision-making process related to our school since we consider them effective citizens, each according to their cultural background and community environment.

Our school administration takes into account student levels by examining profiles created previously in the PDP program when creating our student groups.
In addition, the student council elections for the student council begin in the seventh grade and the student council, in turn, has three main tasks:
Representing all students

• Our student council members can analyze the overall status of our students on a monthly basis
Evaluating our institution

• In terms of efficiency and development of physical facilities

• Academically, staff assessment, education and communication mechanisms

• Management evaluation in terms of operating systems, means of communication and public relations
Providing solutions and recommendations

• Providing solutions and recommendations during the annual administrational meeting and the other planning meetings, held every year.
Founder's Message
Our Philosophy
Aljazari Paradigm
School Profile
Administration
Our Administrative Units
Academic Staff
Quality Control at Aljazari School
Parent Council
Student Council
Banks Wilson

PRESIDENT, PARTNER
Mr. Mensah is entering his 25th year as an educator. He is in his 3rd year as Head of School at Charlotte Prep following 4 years as Head of the Middle School. Earlier in his career, he served for 13 years as the Director of Programs for Steppingstone Scholars Inc., an educational nonprofit for under-served students in Philadelphia. Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Mr. Mensah holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and an M.S. Ed in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
banks@aljazari.com.tr
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Happy & Competent Children


Individuals whose basic needs, as defined per Maslow's hierarchy of needs, are met, form the essence of a value-centered personality while realizing their full potential.

One-to-one interaction with the child during the preschool phase, which is the stage of self-discovery, is of great importance for their personality development.

Being aware of this, Al-Jazari International School considers each student as a gifted individual carrying an endless potential within.

It is our basic practice to give children the opportunity to learn while playing according to their own respective developmental stages and we consider it extremely important for the upbringing of both mentally and physically healthy future generations.

According to our school's most fundamental approach, the teacher represents a guide during the learning process. Recognizing that children have different ways of expressing themselves, we aim to make our students happy individuals who are aware of how they choose to express their thoughts and feelings whether through singing, painting, sculpture, dance, vocal expression and music activities.

This way, arts and sports are highlighted in our school throughout the learning process, which is supported by education and training.

We support the development of personality with the aim of helping our students to be successful individuals, to be able to make their own decisions, to plan their studies and choose their own goals, to work effectively whether individually or in groups andto produce practical solutions when facing problems.