Teaching Staff


Meg portrait 

Meg 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.

Christine portrait 

Christine Makafui Kwamifoli – BEd, MPhil, IB-PYP, Nursery and Reception Class teacher
Mrs. Kwamifoli is a well-trained Early Childhood Educator with over seven years experience in the Early Grade level. The greater part of these years was in using the International Baccalaureate (IB-PYP) and   Scholastic Early Prime Math frameworks to teach. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Education, Winneba and is currently a graduating student in Master of Philosophy, Early Grade Education from the same university. Over the years, She has had the opportunity to provide training and consultation for community Pre-Schools in Accra in the areas of child growth and development, behaviour management in the Early Years, literacy and math in Early Years, the Teacher as a Researcher and professional and classroom creativity.  She loves creating an inquiry-based learning environment for children to explore.

Esther Hagan portrait 

Esther Ama Hagan – BEd, Cert A, Dip, CACHE Level 3, Year 1 2 Class teacher
Ms. Hagan is a trained teacher with over seventeen years of teaching experience, ten of which have been spent in Cambridge-curriculum schools in Ghana. She holds a Certificate ‘A’ from the Holy Child College of Education, a Bachelors Degree in Education from the Atlantic International University in the USA, a certificate in Childcare and Education (CACHE Level 3) from the Online Learning College in the UK, a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from TEFL (accreditation number 7907634), 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 has worked as Teaching Assistant for the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes and as the Nursery Leader for the MKV Nursery, a community service project affiliated to the school. 

Louis portrait 

Louis Atsu Agbo – B.Ed, M.Ed, MBA, PMP, Year 3 and 4 Class teacher
Mr. Agbo is a trained teacher who holds a BA in French Education and an M.Ed in French from the University of Education, Winneba and an MBA from Accra Business School. He is a member of PMI Global and PMI Ghana Chapter (with PMP certification number 3157754) and US-based Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). His teaching career started in August 2016 at the British School of Lomé (BSL) where he served as the Year 4 Class teacher, French teacher for Anglophone students from Reception to Year 6 and coordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award for Young People and After-School Activities until July 2021. Mr. Agbo spent the last academic year at Oakbridge International School as Year 4 Class teacher and Curriculum Coordinator. Joining the team at ISA as the Year 4 Class teacher, he brings on board his wealth of experience in using the Cambridge, International Baccalaureate and Pearson Edexcel curricula to teach learners across various age ranges. Mr. Agbo loves to read, play tennis, basketball and hike and has developed some likeness for golf ever since he saw the greenfields at MKV. 

Hamza portrait 

Hamza Bortey Bortei – BA, Year 5 and 6 Class Teacher
Mr. Bortei is a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners and works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students . Mr. Bortei has over ten years international teaching and management experience in the Cambridge Primary and the English National Curriculum. He has a BA in Industrial Art and Micro Computer Technology. He has taught in Galaxy International School, Springforth Community School and the International Community College. He was awarded the Best Teacher at both International Community College and Springforth Community School. Mr. Bortei has passion for sports and nature. 

  

Mark portrait 

Mark Kafui Yaotse –Cert A, BA, Year 7 to 9 English teacher

Mr. Yaotse is a trained and licensed teacher with over twenty-three years of teaching experience, sixteen of which have been spent in Cambridge curriculum schools. He holds a a Certificate ‘A’ from the Presbyterian Training College,  Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana and is currently completing a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counselling at the Methodist University College, Ghana. His specialties are in English Language, English Literature, English General Paper, and Leadership. He has worked with generations of students to develop skills and competencies that have enabled them to succeed individually and excel in Cambridge exams at the Primary, IGCSE and Advanced levels.  Prior to ISA, Mr. Yaotse served as an Upper Primary Coordinator and was for several years the Head of English Department at Alpha Beta Christian College. He was also a coach at the African Leadership Academy’s prestigious Global Scholars Programme in the summer of 2017 and has worked with teenagers to design and implement entrepreneurial ideas into student businesses.  When he is not reading, he can be found playing scrabble or going for walks. He is married with three children.

Elijah portrait 

Elijah Nomafo – BA., PGDE., M.Ed, Year 7 to 9 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. He is married with three children and has been with ISA since January 2015.

 Obaa Yaa portrait

Obaa Yaa Owusu-Ansah – BSc, PGDE, Year 7 to 9 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. She is married with three chiildren and has been with ISA since February 2016.