Meet Our Team


55 years of Excellence


Teachers

We are a dedicated, qualified team of professional educators who are committed to high standards and to creating an engaging and challenging learning environment for children. Most of our teachers delivering the core British international curriculum are from the United Kingdom, or countries where English is their first language; for example, Australia and New Zealand.

Our on-going professional development programme ensures that the strategies, methods, and resources used reflect best practice standards from around the world. We firmly believe that the most effective way to improve student learning is through the process of improving teaching.

So, what makes a great GEMS teacher? As part of our teaching philosophy, our teachers:

  • Systematically develop students’ learning skills so that they become increasingly independent;
  • Use assessment to help students reflect on what they know and help them set targets for the future;
  • Use stimulating activities in well-placed lessons;
  • Create a purposeful atmosphere that promotes good learning;
  • Actively engage students in their own learning; and are innovative and creative in providing new learning strategies involving technology.
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Glen Mundy

Principal

BEd (Hons) degree and MSc (Geography)

Glen has over 30 years’ experience as an international educator with senior roles in countries such as the UK, Denmark, the Seychelles, Malawi, Vietnam and Spain. He joined GEMS Education in 2010 as Principal of the International School in Libya. He was previously an accreditation inspector for the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and an IB Diploma authorisation inspector. Glen’s interest and commitment to teaching geography was recognised and he has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Alison Cook

Head of Primary School

Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, MEd (Culture, Language and Identity)

Alise is the Founding Head of Little Gems, Penang. Prior to coming to Malaysia, she had a similar role in Azerbaijan as well as work experience in Turkey and England. With over 20 years’ experience in education, Alise has been teaching, training teachers and working as a consultant. She is particularly interested in bilingualism and how speaking a second language affects one’s identity. Being an avid learner, her passion is to inspire children’s excitement for the world around them and develop their love of learning.

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Tracy Ghomashchian

Head of Secondary School

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Graphics; Postgraduate Diploma in Education; Postgraduate Certificate in Management and Leadership in Education

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Claire Denise Sealey

Professional Development and Training Leader

MA (Ed), BSc (Econ) Social and Economic History, Postgraduate Certificate of Education

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Baljit Kaur Toor

Teacher, Early Years Foundation Stage / Coordinator

BA Education Studies and Advanced Study of Early Years, Postgraduate Certificate of Education

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Koay Lay Shi (Lacie)

Early Years Foundation Stage Teacher

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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Rebecca Claire Gibb

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 1.1

MA (Hons) Primary Education

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Lily Etminan

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 1.2

BA in Electrical Engineering, MBA, International Postgraduate
Certificate in Education (IPGCE)

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Aarthi Bathmanathan

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 2.1

BEd, Mathematics major

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Sarah Catherine Davis

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 2.2 & Key Stage 1 Coordinator

BSc Psychology (Hons), Postgraduate Certificate in Education Primary

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Siobhan Keane

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 3.1

Qualified teacher (Primary), specialising in Religious Education and History

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Emma Isobell Mullin

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 3.2

B.Ed Primary Education with English

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Emily Jemima Hallett

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 4.1

BA (Hons) in Media Production, Postgraduate Certificate in Education Primary

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Amanda Jane Grey

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 5.1

B.Ed (Hons), QTS, Certificate in Education: Gifted and Talented

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Martyn Graham Stuart

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 5.2

BSc (Hons) Primary Education

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Kelly Maria Soutar

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 6.1

BEd Primary Teaching

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Sean Micheal Doohan

Primary Homeroom Teacher – Year 6.2

BA Politics/Sociology, Postgraduate Certificate in Education Primary

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Lee Pei Xuan

Teacher, Malaysian & Moral Studies

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Marine Science

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Ansia Moses

Teacher, Year 3

Bachelor Degree (Hons) in English Language and Literature

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Michael John Sealey

ELL Teacher/KS4 Coordinator

ILM 5 Degree, ESOL – level 5 (Cambridge University), Level 3 NVQ Training and development skills assessor (City and Guilds)

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Kevin Lee

Teacher, English and Business Studies / Head of English

BA (Hons) Economic History and Economics

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Enyo Abra Jessie Afele

Head of Mathematics

BSc Economics, MA Politics and History, PGCE Secondary Education

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Ng Joo Kim

Teacher, Mathematics

Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics

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Siân Bradshaw

Teacher, Secondary Science

BSc in Animal Science, MSc in Physical Science

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Thomas James Davis

Teacher, Science / KS3 Coordinator

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology with Coastal Ecology, MA in Marine Biology, PGCE Science

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Claire Falvey

Teacher, Science

PhD (Biomedical Science), PGCEi Secondary Education

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Nor Shuhada Abdul Aziz

Teacher, Bahasa Malaysia & Islamic Studies

Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages

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Paanimalar Boghan

Teacher, Malaysian & Moral Studies and Bahasa Malaysia

Bachelor of Education (HONS) in Mathematics, Master in Early Childhood Education

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Nur Hasanah Jasmi

Teacher, Bahasa Malaysia & Islamic Studies

Bachelor of English Education

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Ng Xin Jing

Head of Mandarin

Bachelor Degree in Arts (Chinese), Master of Arts (Literacy Studies)

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Jordan Lim

Teacher, Mandarin

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Master in Education

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Tan Shiao Yuen

Teacher, Mandarin

Bachelor Degree in Chinese Studies

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Michell Tok

Teacher, Mandarin

Bachelor Degree in Education

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Jayne Mundy

Teacher, English Language Learning & Social Studies

BA (Hons) of Social Science

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Ajeshkumar Suresh

Teacher, Drama/Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, PGDT

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Ooi Rue-Wen

Teacher, Music

MA (Music)

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Meillia Kee

Teacher, Information & Communication Technology and English Language Learning

B.A. Japanese, Diploma in Teaching, National Certificate in Business Computing, Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults

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Lim Xiang Yi

Teacher, Malaysian Studies & Moral Studies

Bachelor in Translation and Interpretation, Master’s Degree in Education (TESL)

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Sam Ghomashchian

Teacher, Physical Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

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Muhammad Bazeegh Zaka

Teacher, Physical Education

International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

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Vri Lim

Teacher, Special Education Needs

Bachelor Degree in Social Science, Psychology (Hons) with minor in
Counselling, Master in Education (MEd)