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Guinea, West Africa

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Monday to Friday

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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 MS. DIALLO:

  1. My favorite things about working with AISC is that I get to teach in an international context and work with students from different backgrounds/ cultures.

  2. My excitement level spikes when I am around family and friends, when listening to music and having dance sessions with my siblings.

  3. I was born in Conakry but grew up in the United States (Colorado). While in the States, my parents always emphasized knowing Pulaar and learning about my cultural background. Being back in Guinea has made me appreciate the lessons that they have taught me, which makes me enthusiastic about improving my French and learning other Guinean dialects.

  4. EDUCATION: I have an M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and BA in Ethnic Studies and minor in Leadership Studies.

  5. My favorite quote is: “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew”~ Cicely Tyso

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.
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TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. FOUTREL:

  1. My favorite thing about AIS is working in an international context – I love to discover new places and new cultures.
  2. I relax by doing yoga, reading a book or listening music.
  3. I was born in Vannes, in Bretagne (France) but I grew up in Pointe Noire, Congo. Later, my parents moved to Saint Denis, Reunion Island (ultra-marine France) and I lived there until I left to study in continental France. (Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand)   Following my studies, I have lived in Bradford (UK), Antofagasta (Chile), Lima (Peru) and Thakhek (Laos).
  4. Education: I have a License 1 in literacy and a masters in Political Sciences from Sciences Po Toulouse, with a specialization in “Risks, Sciences, Environment and Health”. I have a second masters in Education, with a specialization in sustainable development. And I just finish a MOOC from the University of Geneva on International Children’s Rights.
  5. My favorite quote: “be the change you want to see in the world” – Gandhi

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. JOHNSTON:

  1.   I’m from the United States, but have lived in Nigeria, Taiwan, England, and Austria.  While in Taiwan, I learned basic Mandarin and am working on French while I am in Guinea.
  2. I served as a US State Department English Language Fellow in Kaduna, Nigeria.
  3.   I have taught English to students as young as Early Childhood in international schools, all the way up to university students in an Intensive English program.
  4.   EDUCATION:   I will earn a MEd in International Counseling from Lehigh University. I have a K-8 Reading Endorsement, MA in TESOL and BA in Secondary Social Studies from the University of Northern Iowa.
  5. My favorite quote: “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”- Rumi

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

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MS. MOORE:

  1. I relocated from the Washington, DC area about a year ago. Acclimating to Guinea has been a wonderful adventure thanks to my husband and new family.
  2. A professional media maker, I often find myself observing life from the end of a lens.
  3. I am the Director of Shouting Fire Media, a Guinean-based NGO. Our creative, academic and social programs are truly making a difference in the Matam Bonfi community.
  4. I attended public schools in the Washington, DC area corridor which fostered my appreciation for diverse academic communities. I received a B.A. in Communications from Howard University’s Department of Radio, Television and Film. I studied poetry and theatre at Smith College during an undergraduate exchange program. My desire to delve more deeply into filmmaking led me to receive an M.F.A. in Film from Howard University.
  5. My favorite quote: “Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we must be saved by love…by Reinhold Niebuhr

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 MR. SANJI:

  1. I was born and raised in Cameroon where I taught History and Social Studies for 6 years.
  2. As a Librarian, I instill confidence in reading which is fundamental to learning, personal growth and enjoyment.
  3. Outside of school, I enjoy swimming and am active both in my community and church, Pentecote Alleluia Church.
  4. EDUCATION:   University of Bamenda Higher Teacher Training College with a diploma in History.   I also received a Bachelors degree from the University of Yaounde, (Cameroon)
  5. My favorite quopte:  “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. ”   –  Margret Fuller

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

Teacher Aides

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MR. KPOGHOMOU:  

  1. I live in Conakry, and am about to become a father.
  2. I am very proud to have the best job in my life  as a TA at AISC, for I help children of all ages become the best they can be.
  3. I grew up in the southwest of Guinea, my hometown is Yomou, in Guinea (Forestiere).
  4. I attended an excellent public school in my hometown. I studied in French from First Grade to Junior High (Lycee). At university, I studied in the faculty of arts and science, specializing in English. I graduated with a degree in teaching/education from the University of GLC of Sonfonia, and taught two years in Guinea at private schools before coming to AISC as part of the maintenance team before I became a teachers aide.
  5. My favorite quote: “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence.”  – Robert Frost

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 MS. DIALLO:

  1. I was born in Dakar, went to school in Ghana and along the way picked up 5 languages: English, French, Wolof, Pular and Souou
  2. In my free time, I enjoy visiting local beaches and islands, and watching cartoons.
  3. I love being part of a team that provides an international education for children from Guinea and around the world.
  4. I studied Communication and Administration at IPMC University (Accra, Ghana)
  5. My favorite quote: “In Africa, when an old man dies, it’s a library burning.” –   Amadou Hampâté Bâ


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 MR DIALLO:

I was born in Conakry. 
I am married and I have four children.
I enjoy reading books in English and French.
I can speak French and Poular.
I like working as a Maintenance staff because I like cleanliness. 

TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT  MR FOFANA:

I was born in born in Voinjama, in Lofa County, Liberia.
My father’s name is Abdoulaye Fofana and my mother’s name is Fatoumata Cherif.
I enjoy watching television at home with my own family and also playing football with friends after work.
I speak English, French, Sousou, and Loma.
The best part of working at AISC is that we work together as one, we speak the same language, and the teachers are good to us while we work at school.

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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