The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi

Faculty of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Nursery School


Head Teacher
Waseema Khawaja

Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator
Nellie Vele

The teaching faculty at the nursery school either have a Bachelor's of Education degree in Early Childhood or a Diploma in Early Years, including a minimum of three years' experience teaching the early years.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi (AKAN) provides numerous opportunities for faculty members to pursue professional development, including:

  • In-school International Baccalaureate (IB) certified curriculum workshops
  • IB regional and global workshops held in various international locations
  • Online IB workshops
  • Lifelong learning programmes

Faculty of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Junior School

Leadership Team


Head Teacher
Reeshma Charania

Deputy Head Teacher
Naila Butt

PYP Coordinator
Evelyn Awino

Science Coordinator
Nadia Janmohamed

Math Coordinator
Fatuma Ismail

Language Coordinator
Erick Owino

Teaching faculty at the Aga Khan Academy all have a Bachelor's in Education degree or a Bachelor's degree with a Post-graduate Certificate in Education, and a minimum of three years' experience in teaching.

Most faculty have a Master's degree.

Faculty members are encouraged to pursue professional development, and the School provides numerous opportunities to pursue training, including but not limited to:

  • IBO workshops held in various international locations;
  • In-house curriculum workshops by IBO-certified trainers (most recently held in November 2016);
  • Harvard University on-line training for teaching skills enhancement;
  • Life Long Learning Programme;
  • Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) Professional Learning Workshops.

Faculty of the Aga Khan Senior School, Nairobi


Head Teacher
Mr Christian Schmelz

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) Coordinator
Mr William Wanyonyi

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) Coordinator
Mr George Musili

Experienced national and international educators lead our IB Middle Years and Diploma programmes. All teachers have attended in-house, regional and/or international IB workshops. Several of our faculty members are certified IB workshop leaders and/or programme and site evaluators, and many are IB examiners.

Our teachers also receive continuous professional development using a variety of sources, including Harvard University’s WIDE World courses.

The senior school has 45 qualified teachers. Specialist teachers include a Careers and University Admissions Counsellor, Learning Resource teachers and a Guidance Counsellor.