Pedagogical Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Naira Hamdy

Academic consultant

Ms. Naira Hamdy –  Academic consultant in Notion international school.

Certificated in School Management and Leadership (CSML), from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Business School (HBS). 

She has a Master of education and diploma in teaching didactics of mathematics from Lille 3 university in France.

She is an International baccalaureate team leader, school visitor, consultant, reader, workshop leader and online facilitator in the International baccalaureate community for more than 20 years. 

She is experienced in teaching, designing training modules for schools, leading regional workshops, providing consultancy services and setting up educational projects,

She is a school inspector team member for ECIS, ADEK and KHDA and had the opportunity to Inspect, conduct visits and collect valid evidence on the assigned performance indicators for schools’ verification and accreditations visits.

She is an educator and international speaker who specializes in working with other educators to find innovative and sustainable ways to transform teaching and learning. Her areas of expertise include designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning and community building.

During her 22 years in education, Naira has taught elementary, secondary and higher education Math, Sciences, Information technology and theory of knowledge.

She translated documents and workshops modules for the primary years programme of the international baccalaureate.

Personal Professional development:

School Management and Leadership (CSML), from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Business School (HBS) March 2019

Leadership and management PTC Bambi Betts October 2016

Concept based learning by Lynn Erickson January 2014.

David Taylor

Acting Principal 

The board of Notion International school is pleased to welcome Mr David Taylor as acting Principal for the academic year 2019-2020. 

David has been teaching internationally for 23 years, serving in Ecuador, Colombia, Egypt, Lebanon and most recently for 14 years in Singapore as an academic leader in a very large international school.  

He is an expert practitioner of the IB standards and practices and very familiar with the Egyptian regulations and aware of the community ethics and values.He had a military and private sector background before entering teaching.  

He leads professional development sessions world-wide and is a dedicated advocate and practitioner of student-centred, experiential and authentic learning; Model UN development; and pedagogy oriented toward 21st Century attribute development and has been a keynote presenter at the IBO Asia Regional Conference. Participant in founding the IBO Global Politics course David leads IBO workshops that emphasize the concept-based and experiential essence of this course, advocating the case study approach.  David also leads professional development workshops on Approaches to Learning. 

David founded and managed the MUNOFS program at Overseas Family School which has served over 10,000 students through the international conferences he hosts, and well over 10,000 students through curriculum integration in that school. David holds a BA in Political Science from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada), and a teaching certificate in Secondary Education from D’Youville College (Buffalo).  

He has contributed to numerous publications and produces a range of contemporary learning resources.

Iman Ragab

Head of MYP&DP

Ms. Iman Ragab is an IB Continuum educator for 12 years. She is an International baccalaureate team member, she is an MYP – DP school visitor, a reader and a continuum workshop leader. She leads IB workshops in MYP Projects, ATL Skills and The Role of the Librarian. 
Ms. Iman contributed in the pilot project of The IB Virtual Community, she has an extensive experience in working in IB schools in Egypt and Dubai. 
She worked as a career consultant for DP student in Dubai. She worked collaboratively with the SEN coordinator. 
She is a candidate of Master degree in Education in Advanced Teaching. She holds BA Library Science and Project Management Diploma.

Yomna El-Ashram

Head of PYP

A graduate of Spanish Literature from the Faculty of Alson, Ms Yomna has more than 14 years of teaching experience in both the British and IB PYP Programs. She holds a post graduate certificate in International Education from the American International Collage.  She has also received certificates for both local and international IB workshops including PYP Teaching and learning,  assessment, and inquiry-based learning.

Dr Ramadan Abdel Razek

Islamic Studies Leader

Dr Ramadan Abdel Razek is a seasoned Islamic Studies leader who is a member of Al Azhar Al Sharif educators. He provides training and advise for our Religion Studies Teachers to ensure that our students aged 3 -12 are developed as whole children as open-minded, inquirers, caring, knowledgeable, and principled.