Shina George - Vice Principal of Elementary School, ISG Dammam
Shina George joined ISG in 2000 as an information technology teacher after completing her master's degree in chemistry and a bachelor's in education. She believes that “technology will not replace teachers, but technology in the hands of a great teacher can be transformational.”
Shina then pursued a master's degree in computer application. Later she took over as the digital learning coach, where she coached teachers to integrate technology into the classroom to make teaching and learning a meaningful experience. Shina was appointed as the Elementary School Vice Principal in February 2017 and is currently pursuing her master's in educational leadership.
Safaa Ebrahim - Global Languages Vice Principal, ISG Dammam
Joining the ISG Dammam family in 2007, Safaa Ebrahim first served as an Arabic language & Islamic culture teacher for both the elementary and middle school. Through the ISS coaching program offered by the school, Safaa became an accredited literacy coach in 2011. She also served as a global language (GL) coordinator before eventually earning the position of GL Vice Principal in 2014.
As an architectural engineering graduate from Ain Shams University of Egypt, Safaa joined the Arab Bureau for Consultant Engineering before moving to Saudi Arabia four years later, where she discovered her passion for teaching and education.
Andrew Crouse - Principal
In his previous role as Director of Data for the ISG District, Andrew Crouse, along with the principal of Yanbu International School, led the district through the MSA systems accreditation process. In addition, he coordinated the use of data among the seven schools and facilitated institutional research.
Originally from the United States, Andrew has worked at schools and universities in the Pacific, South America, North America, South Asia and East Asia. Most recently, he was the Senior School Principal at Shanghai Singapore International School. He has served in numerous educational roles including that of teacher, principal, educational researcher, professor and teacher trainer. Schools in which he has worked have delivered American, British, Singaporean and International curricula.
Andrew holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington. He hopes to draw upon this diverse experience to build, nourish, celebrate and encourage the ISG Jubail community in their work. He is excited to join this vital community of learners along with his wife Nicole, the District mathematics coach, as well as his daughters Ava and Anna.
Shanewaz Ahmed - Head of Elementary School and Vice Principal, ISG Jubail
Shanewaz Ahmed began his teaching career in the UK, teaching children between the ages of four and eight at various schools. His first international position was in Colombia, South America, before moving to China, where he worked for six years in various teaching and administrative positions. In 2015, he moved to ISG Jubail in his current role as Head of Elementary School and Vice Principal of school.
Shanewaz has held various positions across his teaching career, including teacher, special needs coordinator, PYP coordinator, assistant director of school, interim director of school and head of elementary. He holds an MBA in education (international) from Keele University in the UK and is an avid Manchester City fan.
Brent Wingers - Vice Principal, Head of MS/HS, ISG Jubail School
Brent Wingers graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 with majors in history and secondary education. He began his international teaching career in Honduras while also completing his master’s degree in educational leadership through Framingham State University in Massachusetts.
In addition to Central America, Brent has taught and lived in Myanmar and Indonesia. With experience teaching middle and high school social studies, and after serving in a variety of coaching and leadership roles, he joined ISG in 2016 as a social studies educator. With over a decade of experience in the international school community, Brent is eager to serve ISG Jubail in an administrative capacity. He is accompanied by his wife Caitlin, who teaches elementary school, and their two young sons.
Key initiatives in the Jubail Middle and High School include:
- Implementing and monitoring a comprehensive assessment policy targeting academic achievement and student learning behaviors.
- Transitioning to a student-led conference model that serves to increase student agency and places students as active participants in the learning process.
- Launching the IB Diploma Programme in the 2018/19 academic year following a successful authorization process.
- Continuing the design of an articulated Grade 6-12 curriculum based on UdB framework that can be shared with the wider ISG teaching and parent community.
Russell B. Rein - Head of Business Services, ISG Jubail
Russell Rein started his working career in the corporate sector too many years ago to remember, before entering higher education over 20 years ago. He has worked in South Africa, the UAE and Cambodia. He now calls Thailand home when not in Saudi Arabia, where he took up his current position at ISG Jubail in January 2016. He has been in the services industry his whole life and has held leadership positions as portfolio manager and senior manager in industry. In academia he held positions as faculty, head of business, head of academic & student affairs, director of operations, chief of staff, and vice president of finance and administration where he was a founding member of the American University of Phnom Pehn in Cambodia.
His passion is superior customer service, which he backs up with a Stellenbosch University B.Com. (honors) degree and an MBA in educational leadership from Leicester University. He is a keen sportsman, of the armchair variety these days, having in the past represented his province at the South African national championships in both track & field and soccer. He is joined by his wife, Cabbie, a kindergarten teacher and consultant and has two adult expat boys, Keegan and Tyler, who live around the world. He is extremely excited to bring his diverse 'Can Do' approach to the broader community at ISG Jubail.
Amy Bates - Head of Sara Village School
Amy Bates is originally from Neath in South Wales. She graduated from the University of Aston, Birmingham in 1993 with a B.Sc. honours in applied and human biology. She then completed her PGCE in primary education at Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside, in 1994. Her first teaching post was in Kuwait. She returned to the UK in 1996 to raise her family. Over the past twenty years she has taught in Cumbria, the last ten as a Headteacher. She moved to Saudi Arabia in 2017 to teach at the Dhahran British Grammar School prior to returning to Headship at Sara Village School in 2018.