2022-2023 Academic Year

Sheila Torres – PK & Kindergarten Teacher

I am Sheila Torres. It is my privilege to teach the Grade 1 Geckos. I hope to bring a sense of belonging to my class. We are all part of a great team in Grade 1, and every contribution is to be valued and appreciated no matter how small. 

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

Ontrance1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
I am an enthusiastic teacher who inspires our AISC second graders to be both motivated to learn and actively involved in their own learning process. I would love to see my students be the best they can possibly be!
“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch!” (Ivern Ball)

Yaye Barry – 5th Grade Teacher

My contribution to AISC is my knowledge of both cultures (Western and Guinean) and my willingness to share that knowledge when required to support cultural awareness.

“We might encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” (Maya Angelou)

Krista Sylla – Middle School Social Studies Teacher

I am the MS Social science teacher this year at AISC. Guinea may not be my origin, but it is my heart and I can say it with pride.

“Wish for what you want, work for what you need”

Meg Savane – 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher

I am the AISC 5th grade teacher and I prepare our students to enter middle school.

“Trust that you are exactly where you need to be.”

Karl Harrington – Middle School English & ESL Teacher

I teach English literature to middle school students and I also teach Ethics as a high school elective. I believe every student has something valuable and important to add to the learning experience.
‘I never lose. Either I win or I learn.’


Noah WhitneyHigh School Science Teacher

I am the middle school and high school science teacher at AISC. I am energized by creative thinking and curiosity driven exploration. I love seeing the scientific mindset and natural curiosity students have when discussing phenomena or working through a new concept. I believe everyone has a natural curiosity which the practice and study of science nurtures. When honed, the scientific mindset has a rippling effect, often changing how we look at and evaluate the world around us

“Jom hunduko majjataa” “Celui qui a une bouche ne se perdra jamais” “Whoever has a mouth will never be lost.”

Anthony Stock –  Middle School Science Teacher

In addition to teaching Middle School Science at AISC, I’m excited to be the new High School Computer Science teacher! I love all things Science and Technology, as well as teaching some of the best and brightest students in Guinea. I had the pleasure of discovering the lovely country of Guinea as a Peace Corps volunteer, where I taught mathematics in a village not far from Telimélé. I’m a firm believer in the importance of critical thinking skills for living a meaningful and virtuous life, and I’m happy to be in an environment that encourages these values.
“It is a poor poet who falls silent upon finding out that the sun is actually a massive sphere of hydrogen fusing into helium.”
– Richard Feynman

Jaleesa Parks – Middle School Math Teacher

My love for math and African culture has led me to Guinea. I bring my American background, love for mathematics, and passion for education here to AISC. I aim to inspire everyone I come across to believe that they are valuable members of our society, while simultaneously soaking up the experience of being in such a wonderful community. 

“The greatest wisdom is to be happy”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana

Winnehl Tubman – High School Social Studies Teacher

I try to be a patient, tenacious, cheerleader of students, faculty and staff. 

“Be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”
(Maya Angelou)


David Senzanje – High School Math Teacher

I am the AISC High School Math teacher. Through an inquiry-based teaching approach, I strive to make my students appreciate the beauty of Math.

“With the right attitude, Math can be fun” 

Gifty Allen – High School English & AP Language & Literature Teacher


I am an energetic teacher who takes pride in making learning engaging and relevant to students. We are going to have a fantastic year of growth!
“I think, therefore I am.” (“Cogito, ergo sum”) – Rene Descartes

Bintia Camara – French Teacher

I am our school’s full-time French Teacher. And I also facilitate our school’s African Dance Club.
“Live, laugh and eat!”


Mamadouba Daffé- French Teacher

Allen Mba Obame – Music Education Teacher

I am the music teacher of AISC. I give my very best to deliver quality music instruction as well as piano lessons to all AISC’s grade levels.

“Be with people who appreciate who you are on days when you can’t love yourself at all. “

Rokiatou Kalema Coulibaly – Drama & Dance Teacher

My unique contribution is to bring fun and innovative activities to Drama classes.

“Follow your dreams and your feet will follow.”

Maurice Traore – Phys Ed & Health Teacher

With  Mr. Diallo, I facilitate activities and instruction promoting lifelong physical health for our students. 
I also facilitate our Track Club.

“I’m born to win!”



Rosaline Leno – Teaching Assistant Supervisor

As an Assistant Teacher in the Elementary School, I support the teachers, assure the safety of the students and manage the School Store.

“Be strong and courageous.”

Mariama Aboubakar Balde – Teaching Assistant
As an Assistant Teacher, I support the teachers and assure the safety of our youngest students.

“Life is all about faith.”



Awa Kaloga – Teaching Assistant

Anaclet Kpoghomou – Teaching Assistant

I am Ouo-Ouo Anaclet Kpoghomou and I am Guinean. I graduated from General Lansana Conte University of Sonfonia and I majored in Teaching / Education.

I am a teacher aide at AISC and my contribution to the school is to make sure all the children are safe, to help out teachers, and to make classes easy and school more fun.

“If you love to do the thing that you do, there is no doubt you can do the best you can.”

Mamadou Bailo Diallo – Teaching Assistant
As a member of the Phys. Ed and Health Department, I support the instruction of Miss Roki and Mister Maurice in assisting the students. 

“Le sport est la nourriture du corps.” (Sport is the food of the body.)

Kaddijatou Fatty – Teaching Assistant

 My name is Ms.Kaddijatou Fatty. As an assistant teacher volunteer in AISC, it is a pleasure to support class teachers and individual special need students with day to day teaching and learning.
I am a progressive educator with a passion for teaching and a commitment to the intellectual and social development of children.

“It’s an amazing gift to be able to help others not just yourself”.



Mark Dempsey – Director

Alongside my son Maxton in 1st grade and my wife Winnehl who is our Middle School and Social Studies Teacher, I serve as the Director of AISC and hope to contribute a sense of joy and wonder.

“Don’t let anyone take your joy!”

Michel Kamano – Executive Assistant/ HR Manager

I help the Director with a multitude of duties including the promotion of a good working atmosphere and a conducive learning environment.  

 ”The Good of God is always better than our best”

Minkael Cisse – Registrar

I contribute to AISC by promoting the school to the wider community and assisting families in their decision to select AISC as their school of choice.

“Team work makes the dream work.”

Safiatou Balde – School Accountant

I contribute by managing all school funds.

 “Change begins with me.”

Mamadou Traore – IT Coordinator

I contribute to the school community in a variety of ways, such as:

▪  Collaborate with teachers
▪  Plan and present school celebrations
▪  Use Ed Tech in classrooms
▪  Serve as in-school technology leader: help teachers use iPads, Laptops and other technologies to enhance and assist student learning  
▪  Act as end-user support for students and staff
▪  Participate in the Technology Gap Analysis program
▪  Member of Staff Social Committee

“Don’t get confused between my personality and my attitude. My personality is who I am; my attitude depends on who you are.”

Thierno Abdoulaye Balde – IT Assistant 

I assist Mamadou Traore in addressing the campus’ technology, Internet needs and air conditioning needs.

“En Afrique, un vieillard qui meurt est comme une bibliothèque qui brûle.” (In Africa, an old person who dies is like a library that burns down.)

Abdourahamane Toure – Procurement Officer / Webmaster

As the school’s procurement officer I am responsible for searching and evaluating suppliers, products, and services, negotiating terms and prices, and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality.

“Fatuity is the enemy of excellency.”

Oumar Diakite – Facilities Manager

I head the Maintenance Team in terms of maintaining our campus facilities and teacher housing. Additionally, I’m running our Basketball Club.

“Examinez-vous chaque jour de votre vie, pour être meilleur.” (Look at yourself every day of your life in order to improve.)

Aboubacar Touré – AISC Electrician / Facilities Assistant

Fonction : Électricien et Assistant du Gestionnaire des installations 
Assertion : Ne jamais dire jamais !

Mamadouba Thiam – Driver & Pool Maintenance

“Life is work.”

Massaran Keita – Cook and Facilities Team Member 

Left-to-right standing: Mariama Noumou Diallo, Hawaou Bah, Albertine Beavogui, and sitting: Momar Benga –  Chef Issa lunch team for AISC

Abdoul Thierno Diallo; Jean Baptiste Gnekoyamou; Yhacine Diallo; Alpha Oumar Diallo; Aboubacar Camara – AISC Facilities Team

Ismael Sylla; Sohe Kpakite; Ibrahima Fofana – AISC Guard Team