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Guinea, West Africa

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+224 654 28 4530

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Nongo Stadium

Guinea, West Africa

8h - 15:30

Monday to Friday

Faculty & Staff

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS CHEVALLIER:

  1. I have three lively grown sons who live on three different continents, who are married, bringing marvelous young women into my life, and are starting to give me grandchildren!
  2. I have the best job in the world, that is, I help make kids powerful.
  3. I grew up in California near the beach, and have lived in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Geneva, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Dujianyan (China), Mumbai, and Paris.
  4. I attended excellent public schools in California, have a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University, and an MBA from the International School of Management in Paris.
  5. My favorite quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” – Marianne Williamson

Faculty

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. BARRY:

  1. I was born in Conakry but grew up in Canada where I completed both my secondary and university studies.  I have lived in Senegal and Cuba. Besides French, English and Spanish , I am  also fluent in 3 Guinean dialects (Fulani, Malinke, Sousou).
  2. I love watching my two beautiful sons grow up reading the same stories and dancing to the same songs I danced to when I was young.  It is one of the many things that I count as a blessing. I am a true believer that the solution for countries like mine is to strengthen the Education system and offer the right to education to all including disabled children.
  3.   I enjoy reading different genre of novels. My dad used to say that it is the easiest and cheapest way to travel and discover new places.
  4. I have a degree in International Development Studies and French from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) and I hold a certificate of proficiency in Spanish from Universidad de la Havana. I am training to be a Registered Behavior Technician in order to support education for children in needs.
  5. I have two favorite quotes:  “Milk and honey have different colors, but they share the same house peacefully.” – African proverb
    “If you can’t resolve your problems in peace, you can’t solve them in war.” – Somalian proverb

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR. DIALLO:

  1. My passion for nature pushed me to reproduce everything I saw around me. Eventually I started winning prizes at art competitions, which have further encouraged my development as an artist and have been a major step in my career. While in France, I taught painting and drawing to immigrant children.
  2. When I’m not drawing, I enjoy soccer, walking and listening to music.
  3. EDUCATION:
  4. My favorite quote:

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. LENO:

  1. I am from Sierra Leone, but have lived in Guinea since
  2. I love reading and listening to music.
  3. I am passionate about working with children. My goal as an early childhood educator is to help foster a natural curiosity and love of learning in children.
  4. I have a Teacher’s Training Certificate from the Teachers Training College (Sierra Leone). I have received a practical certification and pedagogical training from the Association of Evangelical Schools in Guinea.  I also am certified in Applied Behavior Analysis and as a Registered  Behavior Technician.

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. ARTHI M

1. I am from South India, but I have been living in Conakry for the past 6 years.  While in Africa, I have traveled to Tanzania, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau.

2. Before working at AISC, I was previously employed with a national bank in India and supporting my husband’s business.
3. I earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management and my Bachelors in Technology and Engineering.
4. I am the mother of a four-year-old son and my husband owns and operates his own company in Conakry. As a family, we enjoy visiting Dubreka and going to the islands.
5. Favorite Quote: You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate women; you educate a generation.- Brigham Young

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR.  NEARY:

  1. My mother was a teacher, and my father was a school principal.
  2. I worked at office jobs in San Francisco for 15 years before becoming a teacher.
  3. South Africa is a second home for me. I spent a decade between KwaZulu, Eastern Cape, and Western Cape.
  4. Portions of my high school, undergraduate, and graduate educations were received in South Africa and Namibia. I earned a BA at California State University at Chico and a Master of Education Degree in International Education from The College of New Jersey.
  5. QUOTE: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. PAYNE:

  1. I am a mother and a grandmother.  My  children are Jewish/Mexican,  Latina,  African American/Cherokee and me. They are my very best work.
  2. I am a poet and a painter. I paint people–on very large 6’X5′ canvases–and I live in San Francisco,  CA. when I am in the united States,  where I often perform my poetry.
  3. I grew up in a Sundown Town in the cornfields of Illinois, fifty miles from the Mississippi River.  My mother was an English teacher and my step father was a sheriff. I have lived and taught in Jamaica, Indonesia,  Israel,  and  Venezuela, and at universities and International Baccalaureate  schools throughout the United States.
  4. I love dogs, cats, goats, children,  good people,  all music–and I love to dance! love to read. My favorite quotes are « I paint to see God. »  (Henri Matisse) and « Poetry is bread. » (Pablo Neruda).
  5. I have a B.A. in English and Art,  an M.A in English,  and am A.B.D (all but dissertation) in 19th Century American Literature,  with minors in Women’s Studies and Afro-America Studies.

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. SAVANE:

1. I moved to Conakry in June 2016 with my Guinean husband and children.

2. I have 4 children, including identical twins; all girls.

3. I knew that Africa needed to be a part of my life after living in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003 and travelling throughout southern Africa.

4. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio and a J.D. from Florida International University College of Law. I am a member of the Bar and licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. 

5. I love all of Rumi, but one of my favorite quotes is: ” It’s your road and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. SYLLA:

  1. I have lived in Guinea for 11 years.
  2. I have 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls.
  3. I am the co-founder of a youth development academy here in Conakry that uses soccer and music as an educational and motivational tool to work with under privileged youth.
  4. I have an AA in Early Childhood Education and am completing my BA in Human Development and Family Studies .
  5. My favorite quote is:  “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. ” -Dalai Lama

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR TUMA:

  1. I have lived and worked on five continents and have visited six.
  2. I was raised in Wisconsin and yes, I love cheese!
  3. In my free time I love waking around Guinea and finding interesting fabrics, people, and places.
  4. B.A. in secondary education and broad field social studies from Concordia University Wisconsin with teacher licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  5. My favorite quote: “If you’re sufficiently tenacious and interested, you can accomplish what you want to accomplish in this world.” – Alice Neel

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR PIO:

1. I have been teaching for over a decade. My favorite part of teaching is being able to play with my students, young and old.
2. I moved to Guinea to further my career as an early years teacher and to experience the culture.
3. I grew up in the Philippines but have traveled around South East Asia. This is my first time outside of Asia, first time in Africa.
4. I have degrees in Psychology and Education, as well as a TESOL certificate.
5. One of my favorite quotes and something I want my students to always remember: “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
Cheers,
Pio

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. MITCHELL:

1. Some personal info that you are willing to share…what you love to do…
Learning a new language always fascinates me and I would love to learn French while I am here.I love to travel and learn the cuisines of the host country. I have a passion for photography. When I worked for UNHCR/ US Refugee program teaching English to Indochinese Refugees, I won a couple of awards ( Best Human Interest and Best in Portraiture) in the competition “A Day in a Life of a Refugee.”

2. Why you work here…
I am very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work here in Guinea as it has provided me a chance to gain a rich cultural experience in this part of the world. I have worked at the American International School in Vietnam and the idea of working at another American school in a different continent appealed to me.

3. Where you grew up, or something interesting about your history.
I was born in the Philippines and became an American citizen in 1995. My dad was an elementary school principal and my mom was a teacher in primary school. They were strong influences and great role models in my journey to becoming a great teacher.
4. Your educational background.
I have worked in the international schools as well as private schools and universities in Southeast Asia namely: Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar , China and the Philippines . Bachelor of Science in Education major: English Graduate studies in teaching English as a second language .

5. Your favorite quote?
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR KAUFMAN: 

  1. Hello! I am new to Guinea and brought with me my wife Mareena, and my two children, Fenner and Willow. Exploring the and adventuring through the world with them is what I like to do the best. I am excited to learn and love Guinea

  2. Education is the most powerful tool for any individual. I learned to love science at the university level, and wished I had that type of experience in high school. I want to bring the wonder of science to all.

  3. I grew up in small town West Milton, Ohio. I married my highschool sweetheart, and then stayed close to home. My wife and I came to Guinea 9 years ago to work at Hope Medical Clinic near N’zerekore, and knew I would come back.

  4. I have a degree in Integrated Science from Wright State University, and a Masters in Education also from Wright State.

  5. “The greatest teacher, failure is.” -Master Yoda

 

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR. MITCHELL : 

1. Some personal info that you are willing to share…what you love to do…

My passion is antiques. I sometimes think I should have studied
something like interior design but, well, that’s another story. I am
especially fond of items from Southeast Asia and have quite a
collection that I hope to rejoin one of these days. My favorite items
are illustrated manuscripts but my collection is all over the place in
terms of variety.

2. Why you work here…

I began my ESL career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal in 1979.
It just seems proper that, as I come closer to the end of that career,
returning to the region is a nice, full circle. I also wanted my wife,
Vangie, to experience Africa and this will also present a great
opportunity for a visit by our daughters.

 

3. Where you grew up, or something interesting about your history.

I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. I never, ever imagined in those
years that I would be in Conakry or, for that matter, have any reason
to spell it . Trust me on that one.

 

4. Your educational background.

I have dropped out of some fine schools on the way to trying to figure
out what I wanted to do. I thought law. Nope. Foreign affairs. Nope.
Social work. Double nope. I stumbled on ESL as a Peace Corps Volunteer
in Senegal and have stuck with that (happily) ever since.

5. Your favorite quote
I don’t know if it is a favorite quote but it is certainly amusing and
it can be quite true. Josef Stalin once said, “It’s not who votes that
counts, it’s who counts the votes that counts.”

It seems in the US at this moment, this quote has some resonnance.

Mitch

 

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT  MR. TRAORE :

1.What you love to do?
I enjoy working with all ages. I like to get to know people and experience their way of life in different parts of the world. I like being part of a team.

2.Why do you work here?
I work here because I love what the school is doing to promote education. I want to be a part of the positive impact the school is making in the lives of children.

3.Where you grew up or something interesting about your history?
I grew up in Conakry, Guinea. I am a very honest, hardworking, and respectful person. Sports are a big part of my life. I like to participate in all sport activities. I volunteer in schools in Guinea and work with the International Medalist Association to help distribute “Toms Shoes” to students and orphans in need.

4. Your educational background?
I attended the Alleluia International School and participated in the sports
United Program in USA.

5.Your favouritequote?
My favorite quote is what”one reap what one sows”

Teacher Aides

Staff

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR. CISSE:

  1. I was born in Conakry and have lived here all my life. I am married and am the proud father of a newborn baby girl who has stolen my heart already.
  2. I speak English, French and Sousou.
  3. I relax by watching soccer, hanging out with friends and listening to music.
  4. I have a Bachelors degree in English with a concentration in Business Administration from the University of General Lansana Conté in Sonfonia.
  5. My favorite quote:  « Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. »  –


TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT  MR DIAKITE:|

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR. TRAORÉ:

I was born in northern Guinea in the town of Koundara. I am enjoy languages and can communicate in English, French, Sousou, Manika, Pular, Diakanke and Bambara

  1. My favorite thing about AISC is working together as one with a great, courageous and creative team.
  2. I am passionate about Education Technology and love spending my free time learning more. The person I most admire most is Steve Jobs (WHY? )
  3. I have a Bachelors degree from Koffi Annan University in Computer Engineering. I am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and am ComtTIA   A+ Certified.   I also earned an Honors Diploma in Network Engineering from the National Institute of Information and Technology College in Ghana.
  4. QUOTE: « If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. »   African Proverb

Maintenance

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT  MR CAMARA:

I was born in Conakry, but my family is from Bouramaya.
I have a daughter, her name is Aisha and she is nine years old.
In my free time, I like to play football and exercise.
I can speak French and Sousou.
At AISC, I like to clean the air conditioners because it is simple.

 


TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT  MR DIALLO:|
I am from Labe.  

I have a brother and a sister.  My mother still lives in Labe. 

I enjoy playing soccer.  

I can speak French and I am learning English.  

My job at AISC is cleaning the classrooms.  

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS KEITA:

I am from Magenta.
I am married and I have two daughters, they are aged 12 and 6 years old.
I speak French and I am learning English.
I like to practice speaking English at work

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