Primary Teachers

Mr Jorge CASTRO

Mr Jorge CASTRO

Music Teacher

Ms Victoria FERDI

Ms Victoria FERDI

Year 2B Teacher

Mr Jason PEGG

Mr Jason PEGG

Year 6A Teacher

Mr Michael SEALEY

Mr Michael SEALEY

EAL Teacher

Mrs Claire SEALEY

Mrs Claire SEALEY

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Mrs Loubna HAMDAOUI

Mrs Loubna HAMDAOUI

Year 3B Teacher

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
My name is Victoria Ferdi. ´Ferdi´ is the acronym for ´Fernandez´and ´Diaz´ because both my mother and father are equally important to me.
I hold a Bachelor´s Degree in Primary School Education (my main subjects are Special Educational Needs and English as a Foreign Language) and a Master´s Degree in English Studies. I have worked with Children ever since I completed my Higher Education. I am an experienced international teacher and I have worked in London, Dubai, Cairo and Frankfurt, where I worked as a happy English Native Speaker and Montessori teacher for a few years.
Throughout these 9 years I have learned a lot about teaching children with EAL in an international primary classroom setting.
I am a strong believer in lifelong learning, in following the individual needs and interests, and in encouraging the students to believe in themselves and their potential.
I encourage an environmental commitment to sustainability and on promoting the love for reading, hence I published my own children´s books (´Emma, Tom & Friends´) As an author, it was important to me to break stereotypes and celebrate the differences between individuals. I know any student can make a big difference in the world.

I hope I will make a positive contribution to the BISC family.
I am a highly experienced educator with a passion for all things digital. In my 15 years as an international teacher, I have taught across the curriculum, and across all year groups, in four different countries – South Africa, England, China and Colombia

I am committed to the learning and holistic development of my students, because I believe their wellbeing is equally as important as their academic success. To this end, I constantly strive to provide an innovative, safe, fun and inclusive learning environment.

I believe that technology will continue to play a profound role in education, and will continue to shape not only how we teach but also what we teach. I have dedicated myself to acquiring a broad set of I.T skills and a deep understanding of e-learning tools and techniques. I make extensive use of these tools and techniques in my classroom.
Mr Sealey joins the British International School Casablanca having been Head of EAL, Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator and an English teacher in Penang, Malaysia for the past four years. Prior to that he worked in Uganda teaching ESL, coaching, and mentoring Learning Support Assistants in the Achievement Centre (SEND, ELL and Gifted and Talented students). He also established and was the Head of the Sixth Form. Mr Sealey has also worked in Dubai where he was lead Learning Support in the Achievement Centre and led teacher training with regards to them obtaining IELTS qualifications. He has a degree in Coaching and Mentoring, is CELTA qualified and a IELTS trainer. He is a keen sportsman, playing football regularly and enjoys watching most sports. He is a strong believer in lifelong learning, and he is always looking to acquire new skills.
Mrs Sealey is a passionate and dedicated professional with over thirty years’’ experience of working in the education sector in the UK and internationally.
Her core belief is that every child and young person matters and that students come to us with a wide range of needs and “gifts/talents” and must be supported and challenged to enable them to fulfil their own individual potential.
Mrs Sealey believes that learners benefit from a broad, creative curriculum which meets the needs of the individual - academically, physically, socially and emotionally. She is aware that when students are excited about something they have seen or experienced, they become inspired to achieve their best. The feeling of success and a nurturing, caring environment, based on Growth Mindset principles enable and empower students to grow and develop the skills, competencies, knowledge and understanding that they will need to self-actualise, make positive contributions to the communities in which they live and serve and ultimately to achieve their goals and dreams.
Mrs Sealey is a strong advocate of collaborative and partnership working with colleagues, parents and outside organisations and agencies and has taken a lead on building and developing successful networks, teams and working parties to achieve shared goals, making a positive difference to the lives and outcomes of young people and communities. She has seen first-hand the benefits of building and developing positive relationships, built on trust and mutual respect in order to create and develop professional teams, comprised of reflective practitioners who embrace the idea of life-long learning. In her experience teams need to be humanistic, affiliative and focussed on achievement, in order to fulfil their potential and ensure that they are enabling everyone to achieve their best and to have their “wings to fly”.
Having gained a degree in Social Sciences from Swansea University and then a PGCE qualification from Oxford, she went on to gain her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management and is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor. She is an advocate of life-long learning and has gained the NPQH, TEFL Diploma, Diploma in Child Psychology and a Diploma in School Counselling.
Mrs Sealey worked in the UK for over twenty years. She was an outstanding headteacher, lectured at local universities, worked for the National College of School Leadership and was an accredited Ofsted Inspector. She was also very involved in projects focussing not only on raising academic achievement within schools but also with those that improved levels of pastoral care, inclusivity and safeguarding.
In 2012 Mrs Sealey moved to Dubai with her husband and two youngest children. She has since worked in Uganda, Malaysia and India. She has held the position of Senior Leader in the schools in which she has worked, taking the lead on; Inclusion, Safeguarding, Professional Development, Teacher Training, School Improvement and Parent Engagement and Partnership. She is a COBIS Peer Accreditor and led the COBIS accreditation process in three schools over the past nine years.
She has also, during her time abroad, worked for two NGOs in Uganda and Cambodia, working as an Adviser to the Ministry and other Education Officers to support them in improving the quality of teaching and learning and Educational Planning, with a focus on improving inclusive practices, action research and use and analysis of data.
Mrs Sealey enjoys spending time as a family at their home in Totnes, Devon with their six children, partners and two grandchildren. Holidays are often spent exploring the moors or spending time at the seaside crabbing, swimming or exploring rockpools. She enjoys art and craft activities, but is still an amateur and is also learning to play the guitar and improve her French. She also loves cats!!! She enjoys travelling and exploring new places with her husband and is very interested in learning about different countries, cultures and traditions and becoming involved with local activities and meeting new people.
Mrs Sealey is very excited about joining the British International School Casablanca, with her husband, and feels privileged to be given the opportunity to establish a new Achievement Centre, taking the role of SENCO, leading a team and working with all members of the school community to support the school in developing its inclusive educational provision; SEND, ELL and Gifted and Talented. She has been a SENCO and set up and line managed Achievement Centres for over 25 years and is looking forward to meeting and getting to know students, parents and staff, using her knowledge, experience and expertise to support the school in achieving its vision and providing a“World Class” educational experience for all members of the BISC community.


My name is Ms Loubna and I am a passionate educator with seven years of teaching experience in international schools. I am perfectly trilingual, and I hold the International Post-Graduate Certificate of Education from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, with a focus on Early Years and Primary education. I have taught various classes from Reception and lower primary from around the world, both in Thailand and with the International School of Kuwait, before joining the BISC family.
I follow a child-centred approach in my classroom, and I ensure that each one of my students feels seen and valued. I firmly believe that personal growth and academic development may only occur with a healthy self-esteem.
As a classroom practitioner, I aim to establish a positive and safe learning environment where students feel confident enough to be involved and active in their learning experience.

Mr Joel Camino

Mr Joel Camino

Year 1B Teacher

Mrs April BOYD

Mrs April BOYD

Drama Teacher

Mr Richard THOMAS

Mr Richard THOMAS

Year 6B Teacher

Mrs Bekkie WASSERMAN

Mrs Bekkie WASSERMAN

Art Teacher

Mr Dylan BOYD

Mr Dylan BOYD

EAL Teacher

Mr Peter HEWINSON

Mr Peter HEWINSON

Year 4B teacher

My name is Joel Camino and I am from Chester, UK. I have been teaching for over 25yrs in the UK, and many other wonderful countries around the world. This is my first time teaching in Africa, and, as my son pointed out, we have now lived in 4 continents!
I have a love for teaching and learning, and I hope to embark on a new journey of both here at BISC. I am very happy to be here.
I visited Morocco once before, and whilst we were driving over the Atlas Mountains and we reached above the clouds, my son said ‘are we in heaven Dad’!
‘Maybe’ I replied!

April grew up in the State of Iowa in the USA where she worked on an apple orchard farm; she is proud to be a farm girl. She went on to Central University of Iowa and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Theatre. She jumped at the opportunity to study abroad in Europe, furthering her studies at Trinity College in Carmarthen, South Wales, where she gained a Master’s degree in Drama and Theatre. While in Carmarthen, April met husband Dylan Boyd, also a teacher here at BISC. Having lived in the UK for a number of years, April now boasts dual citizenship and is not only American, but also British! April has taken part in many theatrical productions, ranging from community theatre, musical theatre, contemporary dramatic theatre as well as films. Throughout her work on-stage, April has always wished to be a teacher. After becoming qualified, she went on to teach at a number of schools, colleges and universities in both the UK, USA and most recently Malaysia. The Boyds have a four year old son, Lancelot, who will be joining BISC reception this year. The whole family are passionate about travel, history, food and music and look forward to gaining new experiences, and sharing old ones, with staff and students here in Casablanca.
Richard Thomas is a qualified primary school teacher from Wales, in the U.K. He has over twenty years of teaching experience working with students from nursery to university levels. Richard Thomas graduated with a Primary School Teaching degree from Lancaster University in 1998. ( B.A. QTS. Environmental Science, P.E. & Dance: ­ 2:1 Honours.)
He’s been fortunate to have worked in many interesting and challenging places, and environments:­ e.g. London, Southampton, Lake District, – U.K: Riyadh - Saudi Arabia; Saigon - Vietnam; Brunei;­ Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia; Shenzhen – China; Cairo - ­Egypt; Caracas - Venezuela; Moscow - Russia; Jakarta - Indonesia; and now, with you at BISC in Morocco. These positions mean he has experience across all school key stages and is able to operate in urban / rural, multi­cultural, multi­ethnic settings. Richard Thomas believes in life-long learning, and is keen to promote the love of reading, and critical thinking for the students he works with. He is an advocate of experiential education, delivering sporting/adventure/artistic and social programs, as well as ensuring students achieve their academic potentials.

Mrs Bekkie Wasserman is an artist, art teacher, wife and very proud mommy of two.

Originally from South Africa, Mrs Wasserman has 12 years Art teaching experience, both in South African and in Shanghai.

“I am very privileged to be working at BISC and am looking forward to working alongside all Art students in reaching their creative potentials".

Mrs Wasserman’s qualifications include a BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa as well as a PGCE obtained from the University of South Africa as well as a Graphic Design course through the University of Cape Town, SA.
Born and raised in Wales, Dylan brings to BISC a wealth of teaching experience having taught in three continents from primary all the way up to degree level. He has extensive knowledge of the Cambridge curriculum as well as Edexcel and has taught ESL, English and Drama successfully for over 15 years. He hopes to instil passion and knowledge towards his students and help them to become well rounded and confident young individuals who will be inspired to excel even further in the future. Dylan is very excited about working and living in Morocco and to be immersed in the different cultures and of course the wonderful food.
I gained a B.Ed (Hons) degree from the University of Wales, UK in 1991 and have now been in education for over thirty years. I taught in Primary schools across South East Wales in the UK before moving to International Schools in Kuwait for the past six years. During this time I have held the positions of Year Leader for Year Five for a year and Key Stage Two Deputy Head for the past three years.
I aim to make my classrooms a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment where all students want to come to school to learn and to develop into full and rounded young people. Over my many years of teaching I have learned that students learn in different ways and I always try to tailor my teaching to accommodate all students.
I enjoy spending my free time with my wife and two grown up sons. I am an enthusiastic sports person, enjoying participating and spectating in most sports. I also hold coaching and officiating qualifications in several different sports, including rugby and hockey.
I have a passion for gaining knowledge and understanding, particularly within the area of technology. I am currently studying for my NPQSL qualification with the University of Wolverhampton in the UK.

Mr Hicham LOKSAIRY

Mr Hicham LOKSAIRY

Football Coach

Miss Kerry HARVEY

Miss Kerry HARVEY

Year 3A Teacher

Mr Stephen LAMBERT

Mr Stephen LAMBERT

Year 5A Teacher

Mrs. Esther CASTRO

Mrs. Esther CASTRO

French Teacher

Mrs Andrea LIU

Mrs Andrea LIU

Teacher of Mandarin

Mr Omar KENDI

Mr Omar KENDI

Arabic Teacher

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

Mrs Lamis ABDELBARI

Information Technology Teacher

Mrs Hadeen NASREDDIN

Mrs Hadeen NASREDDIN

Year 2A Teacher

Mr Mohamed ESSAYOUTI

Mr Mohamed ESSAYOUTI

Swimming Head Coach

Mr Mustapha KHALFI

Mr Mustapha KHALFI

Basketball Coach

Ms Amina SAIDI

Ms Amina SAIDI

French Teacher

Mr Hassan TADI

Mr Hassan TADI

EAL Teacher

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

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
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 .
<p>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.</p>
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.



Ms Btissam ELHACHMI

Ms Btissam ELHACHMI

Arabic Teacher

Ms Btissam Elhachmi is Professor of Arabic Language and Culture, She holds a bachelor's degree in the Arabic language, Master of Modern Literary Narrative, and doctoral researcher specializing in speech analysis, She's an essayist and researcher on Moroccan and Arab culture.
She has also participated in a series of national and international cultural gatherings , and is currently working at the British International School in Casablanca, and She is Professor of Arabic Language and Culture for other speakers at the Language Centre.