Senior Leadership Team

School Principal & Head of Secondary School

A graduate of Oxford University, Matthew began his leadership career in an inner-city comprehensive school in the UK, before undertaking a number of successful school leadership roles across the globe. A fierce advocate for student wellbeing and personalised learning, the core of #themonalisaeffect, he is proud and delighted to be Principal at ICS.

Head of Primary School

A graduate of Liverpool Hope University with a Bachelors of Education Honours degree in Mathematics and Teaching, Ian has over 20 years experience in ​Primary education and a Headteacher for ten years; four years internationally and six years in the UK. Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection at ICS.

Head of Secondary School

A graduate from University College Dublin, Susan qualified as a teacher of Science and Maths. She has two Masters degrees, the first in Medical Molecular Biology and the second in Education, with a specialising in leadership and management. Susan has worked in Education for 25 years and taught in the UK and in China before coming to ICS. In her last role as an Education Development Officer, she worked for the Education Department in Guernsey where she was involved in school improvement and curriculum development.

Abeer Ardekani

HR & Administration Director

A graduate of the University of Jordan with a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Health Care Administration.  Abeer worked in the health care sector before shifting her career to be an HR specialist. She wishes to raise the educational bar of the International Community School in Amman, Jordan by appointing the best qualified and experienced members of staff who are able to deliver the right education to our pupils.

Loura Nazzal

Finance & Business Director

A graduate of the University of Jordan with a BA in Business Administration specialising in Accounting and Finance. Loura was appointed as the Finance Manager of ICS and was the founder of this department back in 2007.  Today she is the Finance and Business director, responsible for the school financial matters and other areas related to technology, administration and business.

f you would like to join our talented team in making #themonalisaeffect a reality for every single student, please explore our current vacancies below.

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Students from across the globe can, and do, apply for a place at the International Community School in Amman, Jordan.


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