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 Noor Ava Khalfaoui

Mrs Noor Ava Khalfaoui

Humanities Teacher

Mr Sean FLEMING

Mr Sean FLEMING

Physics & Chemistry Teacher

Mr Mohamed essayouti

Mr Mohamed essayouti

Head Swimming Coach

Mr Mike SEALEY

Mr Mike SEALEY

EAL Teacher

Mrs Claire SEALEY

Mrs Claire SEALEY

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Mrs Bianca LOUBSER

Mrs Bianca LOUBSER

Psychology Teacher

After graduating from Durham University I decided to train to be a teacher of Geography. Twenty-four years later and I still want to teach Geography! I am very interested in how students learn and have completed two Masters degrees in Education, one with King's College London and the other with Durham University. I am currently completing a Doctorate in Education with Bristol University looking at teacher identity. I have worked in the UK, Malaysia and Hong Kong. I also set up and ran a school equestrian team that was so successful that we won two holidays to the UK for our team. I am very excited to share more experiential learning with the students of BISC.

Mr Fleming is a Chemistry and Physics Teacher who has spent the last two years teaching in Budapest, Hungary.
He Graduated from UCLAN in the UK with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry in 2017, completing his PGCE with QTS in 2018. Ever since, Mr, Fleming has been a teacher of Chemistry and Physics in a range of schools across north England and then at an international school in Budapest.
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.


I grew up in sunny South Africa and have nurtured my love for reading, travelling and art. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Law and Psychology, a Drama Licentiate and my PGCE. I started teaching in 2014 and have since taught language and Drama in South Africa, Korea and China. I have also completed my Honors Degree in Counseling Psychology and I’m currently busy with my Masters Degree. My vision is for students to feel their worth in learning and to collaborate with educators. I believe by incorporating practices such as authentic learning, multi-level instruction and intelligence we can create a learning environment that successfully includes all students.
Mr Dylan BOYD

Mr Dylan BOYD

EAL Teacher

Mr David PARLOUR

Mr David PARLOUR

Mathematics Teacher

Mrs JOYCE OBASEKI

Mrs JOYCE OBASEKI

EAL Teacher