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.
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.
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
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.
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
Jaafer believes that education is the most important factor in a student's future success: integrity, consistency, respect, and curiosity will be at the heart of BISC's new generation of life-long learners.
BISC is a new venture, and he believes that BISC's first students have a fantastic opportunity to be a part of it from the start. He believes that they will leave secondary school not only with excellent examination results, but also with a sense of having been on a journey of exploration and discovery.
Jaafer enjoys traveling, developing games, and creating software in his spare time.
She holds a master's degree in educational sciences from the International University of Casablanca.
Ms Cashel’s specialist subject is in Business and all related fields of study such a Accounting, Enterprise and Economics. She has delivered these subject areas across a range of educational pathways including; Pearson BTEC Level 1-5, Cambridge GCSE/IGCSE and A Level as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Ms Cashel is keen to support the development of suitable pathways at BISC that support empower students to attain their personal best.
Over the course of her career she has held roles in middle and senior leadership in both areas of curriculum and pastoral development. To complement her experience she has also completed an Empowering Middle Leaders course and later her NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders). She believes in the value of life long learning and seeks out opportunities to allow her to develop and grow in her both personal life and professional career.
In her most recent role prior to joining the BISC family Ms Cashel was working in the roles of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator (IB DPC) with a Sixth Form Management role in a large international school in Qatar. She gained her IB DP teaching qualification in 2016 and attained her IB DP Coordinator qualification in 2018. Within her role as IB DP Coordinator she maintained a 100% success rate for students passing their IB DP. Ms Cashel was also a valuable part of the SELT and worked effectively to implement and lead a whole school literacy drive to support student attainment.
Ms Cashel has always had a passion for education and working with young people and even prior to gaining her QTS she was active in Youth Work. She spent most of her spare time working with community groups and organisations to help bring communities together. She has also worked passionately with disadvantages youths in both the UK and Ireland. Ms Cashel still keenly takes an active approach in bringing communicates together and in January 2020 hosted a 2 day international teacher and student conference in Qatar.
To help support a vision of restorative practice in conjunction with mental health awareness Ms Cashel completed her Mindfulness certification in 2018. She believes this allows her to embed a mindful and reflective approach to mentoring, coaching and counselling. This approach is one she has keenly utilised as an effective pastoral leader to see positives outcomes of change. Ms Cashel strongly believes in the importance of awareness around mental health to ensure all students are supported in a nurturing and safe environment that allows them to thrive.
Ms Cashel seeks to nurture and develop those under her care into well rounded individuals ready for the challenges of being an active participant in both their local and global community.
Outside of the school environment Ms Cashel enjoys water sports, yoga and time with her dogs. She has a keen sense of adventure and has travelled to over 25 countries. Ms Cashel was first introduced to Moroccan culture by her husband and has fallen in love with its rich diversity ever since. She is throughly looking forward to settling in Morocco and embedding herself into the local community.
As a keen sportsman he has already given students at BISC the opportunity to discover the joys of the game of cricket. He is also currently studying towards an MSc in Applied Economics from the University of Bath, and looks forward to introducing Economics as an A-level option at BISC next year.
Outside of school, I love travelling. I also read books to keep myself engaged in topics besides Maths and Science.
I come from a varied teaching and exploring background both in the UK and overseas, with over 28 years’ experience in secondary education, during this time, I have worked as a teacher of IGCSE mathematics, teacher of IGCSE business studies, A Level and IB mathematics as well as having managerial responsibilities. I have held various positions of responsibilities including, numeracy coordinator, university counsellor, MUN leader, PSHE leader, Duke of Edinburgh coordinator, IB and A level examiner in mathematics, Cambridge examiner and coordinator, head of mathematics and ICT, IB coordinator vice principal and head of secondary school.
During my time away from school I love to travel and have been to 96 countries. I play tennis, rugby and basketball. In my younger years I played for my country in these sports. I believe each student can be successful in accomplishing his or her goals and dreams. I want to partner with our parents, students, and the greater British School community to successfully prepare our students, while providing a tremendous school experience. It is my pleasure and honour to serve in my first year at the British International School of Casablanca. I am so excited to be living and working in Morocco.
I look forward to an enjoyable and successful year!