Secondary Teachers

Mr Antonio VITALE

Mr Antonio VITALE

Mathematics Teacher / Pupil Progress Manager

Mr Dev Daswani BHARWANI

Mr Dev Daswani BHARWANI

Business Studies Teacher

Miss Anna COPPOLA

Miss Anna COPPOLA

Head of English as an Additional Language and Teacher

Miss Claire HALL

Miss Claire HALL

EAL Teacher

Mrs Lamis ABDELBARI

Mrs Lamis ABDELBARI

Information Technology Teacher

Mrs Melissa HAZELDINE

Mrs Melissa HAZELDINE

Drama Teacher

I am Mr Vitale. I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2011. I have been a Maths teacher ever since. My most recent post was Lead practitioner in Maths at a large school in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. I am passionate about getting all pupils engaged in maths and achieving high standards. I look forward to supporting pupils at BISC on their learning journeys.

Dev Daswani Bharwani

Mr Daswani teaches Business Studies. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) International Business Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University. He also spent time in Glion Institute of Higher Education in Montreux studying Hotel Management. He has teaching and school administrative experience at Casablanca American School and International School of Morocco before joining BISC. He has been a graduate teacher of Business Studies at BISC since 2019. He is currently completing his International PGCE teaching qualification and is able to offer our students a wealth of practical experience, as prior to his move into teaching he was the Director of Sales and Purchasing in a textiles company and also has experience in the advertising and hospitality sectors.

Anna COPPOLA

Miss COPPOLA has a BA in French and German from The University of Liverpool and a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages and English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) from The University of Manchester.
Ms. COPPOLA has 19 years of teaching experience in 7 different countries.

Claire HALL

Miss Hall joined our staff in January 2020. Before coming to Morocco, she was teaching English at a bilingual school in Madrid.
She took a degree in International Relations and French from the University of Kent, an MA in Sociology from the University of Bristol, and a PGCE in Citizenship from Canterbury Christchurch University, all in the UK. She also completed a TEFL course in Rome.
She has taught English in Greece, Colombia, and Spain. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and has also taught Spanish in her native Gibraltar. Her main hobby is Latin American dancing.

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

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 Paul BROWN

Mr Paul BROWN

Science Teacher

Mrs Kate MOUAK

Mrs Kate MOUAK

English Teacher

Mrs Andrea LIU

Mrs Andrea LIU

Teacher of Mandarin

Mrs Lesley WALKER

Mrs Lesley WALKER

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Mr Mustapha KHALFI

Mr Mustapha KHALFI

PE Teacher and Basketball Coach

Mr Hicham LOKSAIRY

Mr Hicham LOKSAIRY

PE Teacher and Football Coach

Paul BROWN

Mr. Brown has over 14 years of experience teaching in a number of schools and colleges in Birmingham, United Kingdom and considers himself a lifelong learner.
He holds both a PGCE QTS Secondary and a PGCert in Higher Education and he is a member of the Higher Education Academy, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics.
Mr. Brown took his bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the University of Derby and his LPC, LLM at the University of Law Birmingham and was awarded the H. Carl Moultrie Legal Scholar award 2015.

Kate MOUAK

Mrs Mouak took her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at the University of Mary Washington and her masters and teaching licensure at Old Dominion University, both in the USA. She taught English composition at Old Dominion and the Culinary Institute of Virginia and taught at secondary level in the public school system in Virginia.

Andrea Liu

Mrs 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.

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.

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 .

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.
Mr Theo THEOPHANOUS

Mr Theo THEOPHANOUS

Art Teacher

Mr Jorge Ricardo CASTRO CHIRINOS

Mr Jorge Ricardo CASTRO CHIRINOS

Music Teacher

Mrs Natercia Cristina Martins

Mrs Natercia Cristina Martins

Mathematics Teacher

Mr Mahdar ABDERRAZAK

Mr Mahdar ABDERRAZAK

Arabic Teacher

Miss Abbey MARSDEN

Miss Abbey MARSDEN

Science Teacher

Mrs Mounia LARAQUI

Mrs Mounia LARAQUI

French Specialist 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.

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

Mahdar ABDERRAZAK

Mr ABDERRAZAK has a degree in Law from Hassan II University in Casablanca. He has over 12 years of experience, obtained both in Morocco and internationally.
Miss Marsden joined the school in January of 2021. Before coming to Morocco, she taught Chemistry at a STEM magnet school in the Dominican Republic. She has also taught science and maths in Mexico and India. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and also speaks some French and Hindi. She looks forward to learning Arabic during her time in Morocco.

Mounia LARAQUI

Professor of French language, literature and philosophy. My passion for literature is a true vocation: sharing and teaching it is an honor.

Mrs Naima Belouadha

Mrs Naima Belouadha

French Teacher