Teaching Staff

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Ellen Margaret Sutcliffe, Bsc, PGCE, MSc - Principal

Ms. Sutcliffe has been teaching since 1987. Originally from Australia, she has been working in international schools in Hungary, South Africa, Germany and Switzerland for the past 33 years. She holds a BSc in Mathematics and Chemistry, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a MSc in International Education. She has extensive experience as a K-12 school leader and as a teacher of Mathematics and Science in the Primary, Middle and High School - with experience teaching IGCSE, IBMYP, IBDP and an American curriculum. She is also an Accreditation Evaluator for the Council of International Schools and conducts evaluation and verification school visits for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Ms. Sutcliffe loves to work in an international environment and enjoys travelling.

Headshot for Christine Miles  Christine Anne Miles – B.Ed, M.Ed, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Class teacher

Ms. Miles initiated her teaching career in the UK and since then, she has taught in a number of International Schools in South and Central America and Asia. She has a wealth of experience having taught Kindergarten to Year 5. Ms. Miles has experience of the British National Curriculum, American Common Core Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). In addition to being a Class Teacher, she has also taken on additional roles such as English Coordinator and Team Leader of Years 1, 3 and 4. She has a particular interest in helping students who are learning English as an additional language (EAL) and in the teaching of reading and writing.  Ms. Miles has a passion for travel and nature and she enjoys learning and participating in the cultural diversity of each country.

 ENomafo Elijah Nomafo – BA., PGDE., M.Ed, Year 5 to Year 8 Maths teacher

Mr. Nomafo has over ten years international teaching and management experience in the Cambridge Primary and the English National Curriculum. He has a BA in Psychology and Sociology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters in Educational Psychology.  In 2011, Mr. Nomafo received the British Council Teaching Award of Excellence for his outstanding performance in the field of teaching.

 Ms. Ritchie new photo Tracy Elizabeth Ritchie – Dip HEd, Gye Nyame Class Teacher and Year 5 to Year 8 English teacher

Ms. Ritchie has been teaching since 1997, the last nine of these years have been spent teaching in International Schools in Angola and Oman. She joins our team with a wealth of teaching experience that ranges from Year 2 through to Year 8 students. Ms. Ritchie was born and educated in Zimbabwe, but completed her tertiary education in Natal, South Africa. She has worked extensively within the Cambridge Curriculum and has experience with both the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Ms Ritchie is also a sportswoman who has competed in and coached a number of sports, but her expertise lies with swimming. She has competed nationally and internationally for both Zimbabwe and South Africa.

 OY Owusu-Ansah Obaa Yaa Owusu-Ansah – BSc, PGDE, Nyansapo class teacher and Year 5 to Year 8 Science teacher

Ms. Owusu-Ansah is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). She has over eight years teaching experience and specialises in Mathematics and Science for Primary and Lower Secondary. Her qualifications also include training in Cambridge Primary and Secondary 1 curricula and she is an accredited marker for Cambridge International Primary Achievement Tests in English, Mathematics and Science. Ms. Owusu-Ansah is a Leader for the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme and was adjudged Best Teacher for the 2013/ 2014 academic year by the Primary Department of the British International School in Ghana.

 Tania Gonsalves

Tania Gonsalves - BSc, BEd, OCT, CPCO, ESL Specialist, Special Education Specialist), Year 3 & Year 4 Class teacher

Award-winning Canadian educator, Ms.Gonsalves brings her diverse teaching and leadership experience to our team.  Her strong interpersonal and communication skills have been honed over twenty-four years as an educator.  Ms. Gonsalves’ work as a classroom teacher (Years 1-10), led her to pursue leadership as an ESL Consultant, Learning Partner and over the last decade, she has worked to develop strong school teams in elementary schools as Vice-Principal and Principal.  Ms. Gonsalves is a trained instructional learning coach, has written for the Ontario Ministry of Education and has been recognized for her commitment to education.  She was voted Best Principal in Ottawa 2020, received the OCSB Director of Education Award in 2020, and was a finalist for the Ottawa Capital Educator Award in 2010. Ms. Gonsalves is a former competitive swimmer, loves to read, and is an 80s music aficionado.  

 Esther Hagan

 Esther Ama Hagan – Cert A, Dip, CACHE Level 3, MKV Nursery Class teacher

Ms. Hagan is a trained Ghanaian teacher with nearly thirteen years of teaching experience, six of which were spent in Cambridge-curriculum schools in Ghana. She holds a Certificate ‘A’ from the Holy Child College of Education in Ghana, a Diploma in Montessori Teaching and Principles and a certificate in Jolly Phonics training and teaching from the International Community Montessori School. She has completed the CACHE Level 3 certificate in Childcare and Education from the Online Learning College in the UK.  Prior to ISA, Ms. Hagan worked as Reception and Year 1 teacher at the Takoradi International School and was a Trainer of Trainers on Jolly phonics and Montessori teaching methodologies for local schools in Takoradi. She has worked as Teaching Assistant for the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes and is currently the Nursery Teacher for the MKV Nursery, a community service project affiliated to the school.