uNiK's Passionate Team

Zor şeylerden biri, eğitim misyonuna inanan ve çocuklarımızı maksimum düzeyde destekleyebilecek en uygun öğretmenleri seçmektir. Bir diğer zor şey ise sürekli bir iyileştirme süreci içerisinde performanslarını her geçen gün geliştirmek ve arttırmaktır. En zor zorluk, bu ekibi korumak ve onları kutsal misyonları konusunda motive ve tutkulu tutmaktır.

SUMAYA YORK

The owner and the leader of uNiK School

After studying Mechanical engineering, she completed her education in business sector. Depending on her engineering background, she started her career as a science teacher in an international school and went through different positions in different international education companies for 12 years. 

she’s an external reviewer from the American accreditation compony Cognia (previously advansED), Regarding the trainings and conferences, she attended many educational ones in different countries. She got inspired by Reggio Emilia’s methodology from Italy which led her to visit the Reggio schools and attend many study groups there. She believes that learning should never stop, that is why she’s working on her master’s degree of global business in Geneva university.

She is a horse rider and owns a stable. Her main hobby is drawing (nature portrait).

uNiK's Consultants

Having school consultants at our institution, uNiK School, is of utmost importance as they play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall educational experience and fostering a conducive learning environment. These experienced professionals bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, offering valuable insights and innovative strategies to address various educational challenges

ROSWITHA SCHIEL-ULUER, USA

Throughout over 40 years as a professional educator and now an educational consultant, she has enjoyed engaging in new experiences, mentoring student teachers, guiding and training teachers, and leading school improvement initiatives to improve performance. As a former administrator, she strives to provide the very best education for all children globally by leading schools to success.

YASSER MASOUD - EGYPT

After having major in teaching English and a PG in Advanced Systems and Applications, he studied MSc and PhD from Malaysia on Strategy and Organisational learning. Through his 20+ year career, founded 15 organizations including education, information technology and non-profit interests.

ZAID ALSAGOFF, BRITAIN

Throughout over 40 years as a professional educator and now an educational consultant, she has enjoyed engaging in new experiences, mentoring student teachers, guiding and training teachers, and leading school improvement initiatives to improve performance. As a former administrator, she strives to provide the very best education for all children globally by leading schools to success.  

OUR TEAM

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

“UNITY IS STRENGTH AND WHEN THERE IS TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION, WONDERFUL THINGS CAN BE ACHIEVED.”

-MATTIE STEPANEK

Head of English Department.

HALA BAWJI

Grade Three Homeroom teacher and the Head of English Department.
She graduated with an English Teaching Diploma from the Lebanese University (Faculty of Pedagogy).

She has 16 years of extensive experience both in teaching English and organizing professional development trainings.

Head of Turkish Department.

ESRA YAVRU

She has been working in her profession for 16th year now and she’s in her fourth year with uNiK School. Apart from having a degree on pre-school teaching, She has graduated from the Department of Child Development, Public Relations and Business Administration. Currently she is theHead of Turkish Department.

Public Relations

GIZEM BAYIRBAŞI

She was born in 1996 in Istanbul. She graduated from Şişli Vocational School’s Child Development Department and took lessons from expert trainers. She improved herself by both doing internships and working in summer schools and different kindergartens. She has certificates from Preschool Counseling, Child Law, Gender, and Recognition of Gifted Children. She is currently a coordinator at uNiK International School.

School Psychologist

SEVCAN UĞUR

With a psychology bachelor’s degree under her belt, she ventured into the education sector, dedicated a rewarding 11 years to it. Her strengths lie in cultivating robust human relationships, wielding high persuasiveness, and embracing an energetically active persona that thrives on positive communication. What sets her apart is her genuine fondness for children; there’s an undeniable joy she finds in their company.

English Teacher

AMAL MALLAH

She is an English teacher at uNiK International school. She is holding a bachelor degree in English language, Literature and Civilization from the High Institute of Languages in Tunisia, as well as a master degree in Teaching English as a foreign language from Istanbul Aydin University. She has been teaching English for children of all ages for 6 years now in different International schools in Turkey.

English Teacher

SAFIA EL SOLH

Safia has taught in several schools in Lebanon, U.S. and Qatar. She has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from the Lebanese American University, and she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship in New York, U.S.A. Currently she is pursuing her TESOL certification.

Safia El Solh. Teaching is more than a profession to her; it is a journey of mutual learning with her kids. She believes that each learner has a unique potential that needs to be stimulated.

Turkish Teacher

SENA SAÇIK

Graduated from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Sena Saçık holds a Pedagogical Formation Education Certificate. She is currently studying Child Development at Istanbul University. She sees teaching not as a profession but as a lifestyle that covers her life, and that’s why she likes to establish a bond with her students.

Turkish Teacher

ÖMER SÖZER

On top of holding a bachelor’s degree in classroom teaching he is also a also a special education teacher.

he has a vast experience both in Türkiye and abroad

KG Teacher

ZÜBEYDE POLAT

A university and high school child development graduate, She learned about the Reggio Emilia philosophy at the university and started to practice it since then.She worked in private and public schools for 11 years, and attended manytrainings involvingmusic, rhythm, hygiene and sleep.

KG Teacher

SELEN CİVECİK

She’s currently in her fourth year at uNiK School. She graduated with a child development degree from high school and university, and she is currently studying Turkish Language and Literature. She has attended workshops on approaching behavior problems in children, privacy education, and has obtained various certificates related to her field. She takes great joy in contributing to the healthy development and happiness of children at uNiK School.

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