School Administrator Profiles

Anne Mathew Dammam Vice Principal ElementaryAnnie Mathew - Vice Principal of Elementary School, ISG Dammam

Annie Mathew joined the International Schools Group( former SAIS) in 1987. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1979 and completed her Masters degree in Zoology in 1982.

Daniel Mock Jubail PrincipalDaniel Mock - Principal, ISG Jubail School

Dan was hired in Jubail beginning in 2008/9 school year as the Assistant Principal. A graduate of University of North Carolina Wilmington (USA), Daniel has taught a number of subjects areas and grade levels. He came to Jubail as Assistant Principal and a part-time Health and PE teacher. He brings a Masters of Educational Leadership to the organization and many years of coaching varsity sports; primarily soccer (football) and basketball.

Alex Pethan Vice PrinicpalAlex Pethan - Vice Principal of MS/HS, ISG Jubail School

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Alex began teaching Spanish, Bilingual Biology and English as a Second Language. While teaching at a large U.S. public school in Brooklyn, New York, Alex earned a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from Brooklyn College. His time in the very diverse Brooklyn borough made him eager to join the international school ranks. Hopeful to gain experience in this new educational milieu, he was hired to teach Spanish at International School Manila.

Mark Wootton SVS Head TeacherMark Wootton - Head Teacher, Sara Village School

Mark was employed by ISG (then SAIS) along with his wife in the school year 1987. He taught PE, Music and ran the school library in what was then a 240-student British School in Jubail, which catered for pupils 4-13 years of age in those days. Within a few years he became one of two teaching deputy heads before eventually taking over as Head Teacher of the Jubail British School in 2000. In 2004, the two ISG schools in Jubail merged and he became the overall site administrator, introducing the International Primary Curriculum to the 4-12 year olds with an American grade 7-10 stream at the top end of the school.

Dr Harold Cooke Yanbu PrincipalDr. Hal Cooke - Principal, Yanbu International School

Dr. Cooke graduated from Arizona State University in 1975 and finished his M. Ed. in Guidance and Counseling in 1977. He continued his studies of counseling psychology at ASU and received his Master of Counseling (MC) degree in 1981. In 1992, he also completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in information technology. In 1998, Dr. Cooke earned a principal’s license in the state of Arizona. He completed his doctorate in educational administration in June 2014 from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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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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