Teaching Staff



Barbara Deveney - Dip. Drama/Dance in Ed., Cert.Ed., MA (International Education), EdD (ongoing), Principal and class teacher (part-time)

Mrs. Deveney has been in the teaching profession for over thirty years.  She is an experienced Principal having held this post in several schools for the last fourteen years.  Her teaching career has taken her from the UK to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central Russia and Northern Europe.  She is now enjoying the warmth of Ghana, and her first experience of West Africa.

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 Yvette Jansen van Rensburg –Dip HEd, Sankofa class teacher

Mrs. Jansen van Rensburg has over fourteen years teaching experience in international schools in Qatar in the Middle East and before that, taught in her home country of South Africa. She has taught the English National Curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). She holds a Higher Education Diploma in Junior Primary from the Port Elizabeth Teachers' Training College in South Africa and a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) certificate from the Sunbridge Institute of English in the USA.


Elijah Nomafo – BA., PGDE., M.Ed, Nkyinkyim class 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.


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 Tersia Ruth Assumption – Dip (PEd), Adv Cert in Teaching (ongoing), Nkyinkyim class teacher

Ms. Assumption has a wealth of experience (nineteen years) in primary education, ten of which were spent in international schools in Kuwait in the Middle East. Before teaching abroad, Ms. Assumption taught at several schools in her home country of South Africa. She is well versed in the Cambridge Primary and the English National Curriculum. She holds a Diploma in Junior Primary Education from Dower College of Education, South Africa and is currently pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Teaching. 

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Obaa Yaa Owusu-Ansah – BSc, PGDE, Gye Nyame class 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.

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Ms. Tracy Elizabeth Ritchie – Dip HEd, Gye Nyame Class 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.                     

Esther Hagan     Esther Ama Hagan – Cert A, Dip, CACHE Level 3 (ongoing),  Sankofa class Teaching Assistant

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 . 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 is currently the Teaching Assistant for the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 class and is studying for the CACHE Level 3 certificate in Childcare and Education from the Online Learning College in the UK.