School Administrator Profiles

David Bolton DBGS Headteacher PrimaryDavid Bolton - Principal, Dhahran British Grammar School

David Bolton graduated from the University of Chester in 1986 with a degree in physical education and English. He began his teaching career in Athens, Greece at Campion International School as Head of Primary PE and Year 6 teacher before moving back to the UK to teach at Holy Trinity School in Liverpool followed by becoming Deputy Headteacher at St.Brigid’s Primary School in 1998. He worked there for a period of eight years and was responsible for implementing a variety of initiatives including Healthy Schools, Investors in People and Eco Schools. Mr Bolton also established key relationships with a number of universities in the region to develop a thriving teacher training programme.

Rachel Cannon - Vice Principal Senior School, Dhahran British Grammar School

Rachel Cannon is originally from Yorkshire in the United kingdom. She graduated from London University with a BSc honours degree in Biology. She then studied for her PGCE in the UK and took up her first teaching post at a large comprehensive school in Milton Keynes UK. She then travelled to Botswana to teach science in a government school and subsequently discovered International school teaching.

Jana Barnhouse DEMS PrincipalJana Barnhouse - Principal, Dhahran Elementary / Middle School

Jana Barnhouse graduated from Ohio University in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a minor concentration in Computer Science and Mathematics.  In 1998 she completed her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota.

Nichola Smith DEMS Vice PrincipalNichola Smith - Vice Principal, Dhahran Elementary / Middle School

Nichola Smith is originally from Dunedin, New Zealand. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Dunedin College of Education, Otago University in 1999. She is currently completing her Masters in Educational Leadership from Buckingham University, UK. Before moving to Saudi Arabia and teaching physical education at DEMS in August 2015, she taught as both an elementary classroom teacher and physical education teacher in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Nichola is now Assistant Principal at DEMS.

Aaron Kombol DHS PrincipalAaron Kombol - Principal, Dhahran High School

Mr. Kombol was born and raised in Washington and graduated from Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Washington. After high school, Mr. Kombol earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Central Washington University. He began his teaching career in LaConner, Washington and soon after moved on to the Lake Washington School District. During his teaching career Mr. Kombol taught primarily Chemistry and Biology but also taught Algebra, Pre-Algebra and PE as well. During this time he also coached numerous sports and served as District Athletic Director.

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International Schools Group (ISG)
P. O. Box 31677
Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966-13-330-0555

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