Secondary Teaching Staff

Our dedicated and passionate team of educators have been recruited from around the world and come from places such as United Kingdom, Switzerland, USA, France, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Canada, New Zealand and Lebanon.

They reflect the international learning environment of which we provide for our students, anchored in the international values of Switzerland. Families who join the Swiss International School in Qatar join a truly multicultural school community, where multilingualism and cultural awareness is celebrated and valued. 

Find out more about our secondary team below.

Michelle Miller - Head of English

Michelle completed her teacher training in the UK, and has over 20 years' experience in teaching English as a first and second language, the last 8 of these having been in highly-regarded IB schools in Singapore and Qatar.

Michelle has also taught in the UK, Spain and Mexico, and has led successful English departments and pastoral teams. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys running, baking and brushing up on her Spanish.

She is joined in Qatar by her husband and two children, Joe and Hannah.

 

 

 

 

Sophie Peralba - Head of French

Sophie studied History, Art History, Legal History and Law in France, in Italy, in Germany and the United States. Her doctoral dissertation won the Alexander Varenne Prize in France in 2004, in the field of Legal and Institutional History. 

For the past eight years, she has taught languages, French and Spanish, in IB and CIE schools in India.  Sophie is passionate about learning and about languages, an expert in Latin, classical and medieval, she speaks, Spanish, Italian and a bit of German and Hindi. In addition to learning, Sophie loves Nature and wildlife and has a special interest in developing sustainable environments. She enjoys practicing sports, traveling and exploring new countries and cultures. 

 

 

 

Gaber Hamed - Head of Arabic

Gaber is Egyptian and has over 26 years of experience of teaching high school students especially in the International Baccalaureate with experience in both the Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme. He has established and developed the Arabic Language A and B courses in several schools and the last of these schools was Doha British School. He was also the coordinator of community service in some schools in Egypt such as Oasis International School.

Gaber is married and has two boys and one girl who are students at SISQ. His hobbies are reading, preparing and directing plays in Arabic, Riding and Swimming. He speaks Arabic, English and has great facilities in French.

 

 

 

Stephen Bradley - Individuals & Societies Teacher

Stephen is British and has been teaching for 9 years whilst 6 of those have been teaching the MYP in Shanghai. It was in Shanghai that Stephen met his wife who joins him with their two young sons, Elliot and Noah. During his time in Shanghai Stephen has taught students from every continent and has travelled throughout Asia both for leisure and professionally. Stephen has a BA Hons in Modern History gained at Liverpool University and a P.G.C.E in Secondary Education in History from Edge Hill University.

He has always been a keen sports person and likes to play most sports. He has played football, field hockey, tennis and rugby and has a coaching badge for cricket, which is his passion. For his next sporting venture he is going to join one of Doha’s cycling clubs.  

 

 

 

Natasha Madge - Science Teacher

Natasha is a newly qualified British teacher, previously having worked in a selective boys school in the UK. She studied Biology of Fertility and Embryo Development at University College London in 2010, where she obtained a First Class (Hons) degree, as well as the Gowland Anatomy Prize and Session Prize for her degree results. 

She was then awarded a 4-year studentship at Imperial College London, where she obtained a Distinction in her Masters in Biomedical Research, and the NHLI Session Prize for her results. She was awarded her PhD in Clinical Medical Research, investigating inflammation and lung disease, and continued as a Post-doctoral Associate before transitioning into teaching in 2015.

Natasha has taught all three sciences at KS3 (Grades 6 and 7) and Biology and Chemistry at GCSE, as well as leading after school revision sessions for exam classes throughout her time at the school.  The move to SISQ is her first international post.

 

Sahar El-Husseini - Mathematics Teacher

Sahar has an extensive experience in teaching and management. Originally from the Lebanon, Sahar moved to the UK to do her PhD in Civil Engineering. She taught Mathematics at all levels and took the post as Head of Maths early in her career in the UK. Besides her teaching role, she worked as assistant to the Director of Studies and Head of House. Her experience extends beyond the UK; Sahar worked for two years as a Principal in Ghana in a family established school. Her latest experience was teaching for 6 months in Brunei.

Sahar is married to Prof Martin Steinhoff who is the Chairman of the Dermatology Department at Hamad Hospital. She has two children, the eldest is graduating this summer in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and the younger is studying International politics in London .

Sahar enjoys travelling, keeping fit and reading current affairs. She speaks English, Arabic, French and some German.

 

Adam Bernard - Art and Design Technology Teacher

Adam is an Art and Design teacher from England. He is a member of the founding PYP and MYP faculty at SISQ. Adam joined us from an international school in Bangkok where he also worked as a creative volunteer for a museum. Before becoming a teacher, he had a career as a graphic artist in London. He began working in education as a creator of learning resources and books for schools and museums from an office in Middlesex University. A native English speaker with basic French and Thai, he finds inspiration for his artwork in mountain ranges and by the sea where he also trains as a trail runner and triathlete. He is joined by his wife Nancy, the school's Director of Studies, and their children Selena and Anton.

 

 

 

 

 

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