Working as a Physical Education teacher at ABS is like no other. The level of care and trust that the administration have in their staff is unique and special. As a teacher that you feel loved and supported from the moment you sign on the dotted line! Even though I just started working at ABS, I have never felt so motivated and empowered to teach. The community is astounding, and there are always people willing to support you with anything you need. Here, the staff work together to ensure our students are receiving the best quality of education. I aim to foster an inclusive and friendly learning environment that drives students to develop into compassionate individuals who strive to make a positive impact in the world.
Adela Stankova - PE Teacher
This school is amazing! Every member is beyond amazing. The same can be said for the atmosphere, for teachers to work and students to learn in. Moreover, the small class size ensures excellent involvement between students and teachers. I definitely recommend ABS!
Nada Al-Mousawi - KG Teacher
Working in KG has really taught me creativity, patience, and love. Each year it is a growing cycle for both the students and me. I am grateful for the effort that ABS has been put into academics and advanced technology.
Sylvia Kaspar - KG Teacher
ABS has given me many opportunities to grow both as a teacher and as part of the staff. Watching the students learn and evolve each day is the most rewarding part of my job, and I feel grateful to experience it. It is a blessing to be surrounded by the innocence and love of children.
Simin Soleimanie - KG Teacher
ABS promotes collaboration and communication within all departments and grade levels providing a sense of community and leadership. Teachers are able to express their creativity and engage students through STEM-based activities. Our administration team is supportive and positively influences teachers to explore new ideas to drive instruction.
Stacey Lynn Murakami - Elementary Teacher
Working at ABS gives me an opportunity to develop my teaching, leadership, and communication skills in a well-organized and professional school. I am fortunate that ABS provides many resources, from technology to textbooks, that allow me to create the best possible learning environment for my students. Additionally, having the opportunity to work with colleagues from different cultures and backgrounds is a fantastic experience that is unique to international teaching.
Daragh Meredith – Elementary Teacher
ABS goes far beyond the boundaries of a school, it’s a family. The management and staff work beautifully together to meet with our vision of nurturing students to be “accountable, independent, successful global citizens with ethical values, ready to take on any challenges that come their way.” The work ethics are commendable. The staff are caring and friendly, and the students are energetic and eager to learn. I am blessed to be working in such a wonderful atmosphere. As the music teacher, I teach children with immense potential. I get to tap into their talents, identifying budding musicians, and assisting them in attaining their goal. Music is a universal language, one of love, connectivity and contentment. Helping them appreciate it in this supersonic world is a sure stressbuster, a welcome note.
In these challenging times, online classes have opened a plethora of opportunities for both students and teachers alike, urging us to think out of the box and stretch our creativity. It’s been a beautiful journey here and I am excited to experience a lot more. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Frederico De Melo - Music Teacher
Since 2011, I have had the privilege to work at an array of schools in Kuwait, however, I have discovered The American Baccalaureate School to be unique from any other school. This is due to the integration of physical education within our curriculum, and the importance placed upon the subject within our institution. The school's policy on physical education is heavily focused on the mental development of students alongside their physical and social progression through the framework of various sports. Furthermore, ABS devotes an unprecedented amount of time in supporting their staff members. I extend my gratitude for the training courses, mentoring programs and professional development I have been exposed to.
Alaa Soliman - PE Teacher
My name is Roxana Anisia and I have served as PE teacher at ABS since 2008. I feel that I have a deep understanding of all areas within the school. My 13 years have consisted of teaching Elementary, Middle School, and High school PE classes, as well as serving as the PE Head of Department. I can say, with all honesty, that our school has a strong foundation across all departments. Since I first began working at ABS, I have witnessed the facilities, the instruction, and the ABS community improve each year. I felt welcomed from the first day I arrived, and I look forward to welcoming anyone else who joins our community. This school truly cares about the success and wellbeing of its students, and I see that reflected on a daily basis. I will be staying at ABS for years to come because of the school community and my surrounding environment. The things that I love and that make this feel like home include the respectful and generous students, the rich culture, the access to wonderful adventures, the close-knit community of teachers, the consistent improvements, and the amount of support I receive. The faculty go above and beyond to help our community feel safe and comfortable. I feel grateful each day that I come into work, and I am supported in a way in that allows me to give my best effort all the time."
Roxanna Haddad - PE Head of Department
ABS is a school filled with warmth, creativity, fun, and friendship. It is a place that is willing to implement innovative programs to affect student outcomes in a positive way. As when moving to a new country across the world and joining a new ‘workplace’, I did not know what to expect. After being part of the ABS family for 6 years, I am glad I made the decision to move and teach. My initial plan was to stay for 2 years; however, I could not resist extending my contract. ABS is more than a workplace, it’s a home, a haven where there is constant encouragement, opportunities for students and teachers to gain exposure in various fields. The school always looks at providing the teachers with professional development and mentors to guide. The students are encouraged to use their gifts and develop on their talents, and to grow into well rounded human beings. On an everyday basis, students are being challenged by a dedicated team of nurturing and professional faculty who work in unison to instill core values in every teaching. I have chosen to be a part of the ABS Community because I have always enjoyed interacting with students, helping them grasp new concepts and acquiring new skills, and I feel that ABS fosters a proper environment for student and teacher development.
Kayla Johnson - MS Teacher
Whenever you ask any staff member about working at ABS the first thoughts that would cross one’s mind are proficiency in work, transparency, and integrity. At ABS, all employees are treated fairly and have a healthy environment to develop their career in the academic path. Loyalty, respect, and honesty are the main characteristics of staff here. All departments work collaboratively to support and help each other. To facilitate collaboration among staff and departments, as well as the exchange of information between teachers, parents, and students, ABS provides the most advanced technologies to aid in effective communication.
Lyan Mahmoud - MS Math Head of Department
ABS is a wonderful place to work due to three things; the wonderfully diverse group of teachers we have and the students. Being exposed to a variety of teaching methods provides us with a greater level of experience. As I have lived here in Kuwait for a few years now, I have come to love the community. The students are an integral part of the any teaching position in the world, and I am grateful to have students from Kuwait and a few other countries respectfully. Their views on certain aspects really adds to the love I have for my position here. The last reason I enjoy working here is simply because of my superiors. This year especially, they have provided a lot of positive professional development and appreciation for what we are trying to do, and these things should not go unnoticed. I have a great deal of respect for them because of the level of commitment they put into making us better educators.
Gregory Dunlop - MS Teacher