Primary Teachers

Mr Steven ZAMMIT

Mr Steven ZAMMIT

Key Stage 2 Teacher

Mr Hicham LOKSAIRY

Mr Hicham LOKSAIRY

PE Teacher and Football Coach

Mrs. Esther CASTRO

Mrs. Esther CASTRO

French Teacher

Mr Omar KENDI

Mr Omar KENDI

Arabic Teacher

Mrs Lamis ABDELBARI

Mrs Lamis ABDELBARI

Information Technology Teacher

Mrs Lesley WALKER

Mrs Lesley WALKER

SENCO

Steven ZAMMIT

After completing my PGCE (Primary) I worked in London for three years. In 2002 I started my first international teaching post in Egypt. I then moved onto Malaysia where I was the Year 5 leader. I have held leadership roles in Nepal, Uganda (Deputy Head Primary) and now at BISC.
As I start my twenty-first year of teaching, it still amazes me what a privilege it is to teach children. As a teacher I believe in everyday excellence and that reaching your potential should be an expectation and a goal achievable by everyone.

Hicham LOKSAIRY

Former International university player(4 participations with the national team in the world university games : SPAIN(1999),CHINA(2001),KOREA(2003) and TURKEY(2005).
Fomer professional player in morocco for 14 years( WAC,SCCM,HUSA and KACM)
B CAF ( African Confédération of Football) licensee And now football coach in British International School of Casablanca.

Esther CASTRO

Mrs. CASTRO has a degree in French Literature from Universite Francois Rabelais, Tours, France. She has been a primary school French teacher for over thirty years, including the American Academy of Casablanca. She is trained in Project-Based Learning and Tribes Learning.

Omar KENDI

Mr KENDI has a degree in Sociology from hassan II Mohamedia University in Casablanca. He has over ten years' teaching experience in Morocco

Lamis ABDELBARI

Educational background:
MSC Computer Based Information Systems (with Distinction) - University of Sunderland, UK
ORACLE Certified Professional
CISCO Certified Professional-Certified Instructor
Microsoft Certified Professional-Certified Trainer
Technical certificates: CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, A+

Teaching experience :
14 years Teaching experience in computer field at Universities and International schools - Internationally & in Morocco

Lesley WALKER

Mrs Walker joined us in September 2018. She took a degree in Geography at Aberdeen University and then trained to teach the subject and Religious Education at Jordanhill College, Glasgow, from where she also obtained Diplomas in Education and in Special Educational Needs (SEN). Before moving to Morocco, Ms. Walker taught Psychology and Geography at a number of schools in Scotland, as well as working in a range of educational support services.

Mrs Melissa HAZELDINE

Mrs Melissa HAZELDINE

Drama Teacher

Mr Jorge Ricardo CASTRO CHIRINOS

Mr Jorge Ricardo CASTRO CHIRINOS

Music Teacher

Mrs Andrea LIU

Mrs Andrea LIU

Teacher of Mandarin

Mrs Hadeen NASREDDIN

Mrs Hadeen NASREDDIN

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Mr Mustapha KHALFI

Mr Mustapha KHALFI

PE Teacher and Basketball Coach

Mrs Sinead COSTELLO

Mrs Sinead COSTELLO

Primary Teacher

I am a qualified Drama teacher with over 7 years of experience. I graduated from the University of Hull in 2013 with a BA in Drama & Theatre Practice and achieved qualified teaching status through the Alban Federation’s School Direct training programme. Before joining BIS Casablanca, I taught Drama in both the United Kingdom and China and had a number of diverse roles from Lead Practitioner of Drama to Head of Year.

Drama is a cross-curricular subject that imbues students with valuable, transferable life-skills. I believe that every child is capable of academic excellence and exceptional progress when given the right support and guidance. I wish to inspire a love of learning in my classroom through engaging lessons, celebrating successes and developing strong and positive relationships with my students. I am committed to offering a wealth of additional opportunities for students and see them as integral for young people to not only showcase their talents, but also provide additional and alternative routes to excel and achieve.

Mr Jorge Ricardo CASTRO CHIRINOS

I received my degree in audio engineering from the Orson Welles Technological Institute in 2007 in Lima-Peru, where I worked in the live music industry and the recording industry with various national and international musical groups.
Later, in 2011, I received my degree in Musical Arts from the Technological University of Chile, to later work on different artistic and educational projects. In 2016 I came to Morocco to work as a music teacher at an international school in Morocco.
Throughout my musical development I have been part of different musical groups in different genres, such as: jazz, folk, rock, funk, rap, avant-garde, fusion music, world music, among others, sharing stage and rehearsals with high-level international musicians

Andrea Liu

Ms LIu has a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology from the University of Anshan in China. She had a number of roles in commerce and industry before joining us as our first teacher of Mandarin.

Hadeen Nasreddin

Ms. Nasreddin obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond, UK and then a Certificate and Masters in Education from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), USA. She has teaching experience in international schools in the Middle East, as well as here in Casablanca

Mustapha KHALFI

Mustafa khalfi ex captain of Morocco national team basketball, certified coach by Morocco federation level one and member of the Mohamed 6 sports champions foundation.
Now he is the Basketball coach at the british international school of Casablanca .

Sinead COSTELLO

Sinead gained a BA(Hons) degree from Keele University in the UK before obtaining a PGCE in Primary Education. Once qualified, she taught for 13 years in London working in a variety of schools. During this time, Sinead became part of leadership teams and led on a variety of projects, both for school improvement and the well being and safety of students, including Healthy Schools Staus and an outstanding SEF 48 inspection. She also supported and led many residential trips, football teams and the school councils of the schools she worked at.
In 2014, she decided the international teaching route was for her and moved with her family to Siem Reap Cambodia. Since arriving there, she has led on behaviour, curriculum development and assessment. In 2016, she beacme the principal of the primary school and supported the school through its expansion into two form entry and into a new purpose built site.

Mrs Lucy KAY

Mrs Lucy KAY

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Mr Hassan TADI

Mr Hassan TADI

EAL Teacher

Ms Amina SAIDI

Ms Amina SAIDI

French Teacher

Mrs Jade VITALE

Mrs Jade VITALE

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Mr Stephen Mark LAMBERT

Mr Stephen Mark LAMBERT

Primary Teacher

Miss Kerry HARVEY

Miss Kerry HARVEY

Key Stage 1 Teacher

Lucy KAY

My name is Ms. Lucy Kay and I am from the UK. I have a BA Honours degree in English Literature and Cultural History and a PGCE in Primary Teaching. In addition to this I have a TEFL certificate and over ten years of experience teaching primary level students in various international school settings, predominantly to children for whom English is a second language. I thoroughly enjoy my role as a teacher and always feel privileged to be a part of the learning journey of the children that I teach. I look forward to meeting with you and your child soon!

Mr.Hassan TADI

I have a BA and an MA in English language and Literature.
I graduated from Oxford Brookes University in England.

I have been a teacher now for about twenty six year. I worked for International House in Poland and I stayed there for eight years. I moved back to Morocco in 2000 and worked for EF English First for five years, then went back to Poland for another year.

I returned back to Morocco and worked for British Council for ten years.
I am here at BISC as an EAL teacher and my passion is to make sure that the children learn the language and become very proficient at it.



Amina SAIDI

I have a license in French Literature option Communication and Media. I started my professional career in 2011 in the written press as a Journalist for the French-language daily Le soir Echos, I had the opportunity to deal with different types of subjects: SOCIETY, ECONOMY, CULTURE. I made several reports and made interviews with various public figures. I have a Certificate in "ANTENNA PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT". awarded by the Association of Independent Radios and Televisions and the Embassy of the United States. I worked for CHADA FM radio as a journalist columnist for the Good morning program, broadcast in prime-time where I chronicled the news of the week, I participated in the coverage of several events of scope and press conferences. In 2016, I reoriented myself towards teaching, I started teaching in an American school then I joined the Groupe Scolaire la Résidence AEFE approved, as a school teacher, I taught all the subjects: French, Maths, Science, Arts, Literature, EMC. I participated in the development and implementation of several class projects and I had the opportunity to follow several pedagogical trainings with highly qualified French trainers and teachers.

Jade VITALE

I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a Ba Hons in Primary Education. I have worked in Three large schools in the UK and most recently was a year group leader and English co-ordinator. I am excited to teach the lovely children at BISC and look forward to supporting them on their journey to excellence.

Steve joined BISC in November 2020 after fifteen years teaching in Taiwan. After initially working within EFL he moved to mainstream education, most recently teaching at a private bilingual school in Taipei where English was a second language for the learners. In addition to a BA (Hons) degree, he has a DipTESOL, PGCE and a Masters in Education from the University of Bath.
Ms. Harvey holds BA (hons) English and sociology from the University of Leeds, an MA in journalism from the University of the Arts, London, and a range of professional qualifications. She has spent the last decade working in far flung corners of the world such as the Far East, South East Asia and the Caribbean. She has experience teaching the Cambridge Curriculum, IB PYP, as well as experience using Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches to learning.
Mr Theo THEOPHANOUS

Mr Theo THEOPHANOUS

Art Teacher

Mr Nathan GRIZZLE

Mr Nathan GRIZZLE

KS1 teacher

My name is Theo Theophanous and I am a dedicated, qualified Art teacher. I have over 12 years of teaching experience and have taught in both the United Kingdom and China. I am passionate about my subject and profession and I regularly get involved in community projects where students can exhibit their designs. I enjoy running cross-curricular projects and working collaboratively with colleagues across the whole school.

My experience as Head of Art and Pastoral Leader has taught me how to nurture and support the needs of my students, manage communication with colleagues and pupils and facilitate outstanding teaching and learning in my subject . I believe that mutual respect, celebrating successes and creating a safe learning environment is the firmest foundation for building productive relationships with my students. I have high expectations of my students and promote a positive attitude to learning in my classroom.
Nathan Milton Grizzle gained a BSc with honours in Economics and Social Policy from Birkbeck University of London. He has over 12 years+ experience working within the education and the social sector. His experiences range from working within primary schools, secondary schools, an early years provision and an adult provision.

His primarily focus has been raising pupil attainment when considering GCSE’s and childrens development in accordance to the Ofsted and EYFS framework. Nathan developed an interest in behavioural management 9 years ago. As part of a team, we were asked to implement new behavioural strategies, that would support the most challenging pupils to not only minimise permanent exclusions, but provide them with opportunities to succeed academically, vocationally and to be self-sufficient. In addition to this, Nathan has worked with pupils and adults that are autistic, have learning disabilities, have SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) needs, or are ADD (attention deficit disorder), ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder).

And finally, Nathan leads a homeless charity in the City of Birmingham (UK) called Bethel Homeless Ministry (CIO). He mission is to eradicate homeless in the City of Birmingham (UK) by providing these vulnerable young people and adults with opportunities to become independent, self-sufficient and be in a position to contribute back to society.