The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi

Faculty of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Nursery School


Head Teacher
Waseema Khawaja

PYP Coordinator
Benter Bolo

Teaching faculty at the Nursery School have a Bachelor's of Education Degree in Early Childhood or a Diploma in Early years, including a minimum of 3 years' experience in teaching early years.

Faculty members are encouraged to pursue Professional Development. The School provides numerous opportunities to pursue professional development, including:

  • In-school IB certified curriculum workshops
  • IB Regional and global workshops held in various international locations
  • Ages and stages online training Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC)
  • Online learning

Faculty of the Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi - Junior School

Leadership Team


Head Teacher
Shaheda Rani Karim

Deputy Head Teacher
Reeshma Charania – Shah

PYP Coordinator
Nadia Janmohamed

Master Teacher Grade 1
Khadijah Fuad

Master Teacher Grade 2
Mary Anyango

Master Teacher Grade 3
Fatuma Ismael

Master Teacher Grade 4
Evelyn Awino

Master Teacher Grade 5
Cynthia Sang

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
Jerri-Lynn Hainstock

IB DP (Diploma Programme) Coordinator
Maurice Mugalizi

IB MYP (Middle Years Programme) Coordinator
David Musyoki

IB MYP (Middle Years Programme) Assistant Coordinator
Samuel Musili

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

Teachers also receive continuous professional development using a variety of sources, including Harvard University’s Wide World courses.

The Senior School has 49 qualified teachers for the 2016-2017 academic year. Specialist teachers include a Careers/University Admissions Counsellor, Learning Resource teachers, and a personal Guidance Counsellor.