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Andy Dailey 

Mr. Dailey has 30 years of experience in international education, having served in positions in Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Albania, and the United States. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and History, and has a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in Curriculum Design and Teaching. His experience in curriculum has been wide-ranging and includes experience in US, British, and IB systems.


He served as a teacher in:

  • Havasupai Indian School in Arizona, USA from 1993-1995

  • American International School of Zagreb, Croatia from 1995-1998


He served as an IB teacher, Head of Department, and/or IB Diploma CAS Coordinator in:

  • American International School in Egypt from 1998-2009

  • International Academy Amman from 2009-2010

  • New Cairo British International School in Egypt from 2010-2013


In the later two schools, Mr. Dailey was part of a team that implemented IB programmes.

Mr. Dailey was the Founding Director of Albanian College, a two-campus system of IB Continuum Schools (all three major IB programmes) in Durres and Tirana, Albania from 2014-2018. In 2019, Mr. Dailey became the Founding Director of Uptown International School in Cairo, an IB World School.


Mr. Dailey has worked for the IB as a Workshop Leader, assistant examiner, and curriculum developer. Between 2006 and 2018, he led 60 workshops in IB Diploma History and CAS. He has most recently served on the IB CAS Curriculum Review Committee and previously served on the IB Diploma History Curriculum Review Committee.


Working with Hodder Education, Mr. Dailey developed a text-book series to support the teaching of IB Diploma History. As Series Editor of Access to History for the IB since 2012, Mr. Dailey has authored or co-authored three titles and edited multiple others. In 2019 he co-authored an IB MYP textbook to support MYP Individuals and Societies.


Originally from Tennessee, USA, Mr. Dailey’s permanent residence has been in Egypt since 1998. His interests include archaeology and he has participated in excavations in Egypt, Jordan, Croatia, and Palestine. He has contributed articles to the British Journal of Oriental Textile Studies regarding carpets and kilims from the Balkans region of Europe and to other journals regarding service learning.

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Rehab Helal 
Head of Montessori and Primary

Rehab Helal, is a founding member of Evolution International School Senior Management Team and is currently holding the position of Head of Montessori and Primary School. Rehab holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alexandria, majoring in English Language and Literature.


She received her Masters of Education from the University of Dundee, PGCEi from the University of Nottingham as well as Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers from the University of Cambridge. Following her passion for Montessori education, she received her Montessori Children’s House Assistant Course from Association Montessori Internationale and International Montessori Teaching Diploma From North America Montessori Center. Being a strong believer in teacher agency and leadership, she also holds a certificate in Facilitating Teacher Leadership from HertsCam Network and CairoCam Network. She is extremely enthusiastic in promoting the engagement of students in a range of activities alongside their academics.


Rehab is a Duke of Edinburgh Leader and Adventurous Journey Supervisor and Assessor as well as holding the position of CAS coordinator in the IB Diploma Programme. Rehab has twenty-two years of experience in the education field, she taught several age groups both in early years and primary stages and started her headship back in 2007 as head of grade level then head of key stage and finally her current role. Rehab is passionate about teaching and pedagogy and strongly believes in non-positional teacher leadership that leads to whole school reform and positive school culture. She is a certified yoga instructor and a mother of two young men.

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Farah Seif
Head of Secondary

Farah Seif, is a founding member of Evolution International School and is currently the Head of Secondary School. Farah received her Masters degree of Educational Leadership from the University of Dundee with distinction and her PGCEi from Nottingham University. She also holds a masters in Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) in Egypt. An educator for 12 years and Head of Secondary and DP coordinator for the last 5 years. Initially, Farah started out as a University teaching assistant and then moved on to become a middle school mathematics teacher and progressed in her career to Head of Department for Key Stage 3, followed by Curriculum Leader.


Farah has a passion for education especially with young adults. She is also a strong advocate for the IBDP and school authorization with the International Baccalaureate Organization. She has led the school through IBDP candidacy and authorization since the early stages of Evolution’s inception. Farah is a true believer in young adults’ leadership and character building and has worked through licensing the school as an International Award Centre for delivering the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. She acted as the award coordinator for two years and is now an award leader and assessor. Farah is married with two children.


Sherihan El Ghazaly
Deputy Director

Sherihan El-Ghazaly, is a founding member of Evolution International School senior leader team. She serves as the Director of Academic Affairs and Accreditation Coordinator. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC), 2004. She received her Master in Journalism and Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo. She also earned a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCEi) at the University of Nottingham, UK, a diploma for teaching and administration leadership sponsored by the Middle East Association of National Schools in cooperation with the Mountbatten Institute of London and New York City. 


She earned her Masters in Educational Leadership at The University of Dundee University and certificate in Facilitating Teacher Leadership from HertsCam Network and CairoCam Network on 2022. She led Evolution International School towards successful accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS). Believing in building character and motivating students to positively contribute to their communities, she is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader and CAS supervisor in the IB Diploma Programme. Sherihan has more than ten years experience in the education field where she started as a primary teacher. She has a passion for school accreditation and school improvement through building resilient professional learning communities. She is married with one child.

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