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Mark Hardeman 2/29 First time reviewed on ISR
American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE
Al Khor International School Qatar 2/29 evaluation 22
Attempt at streamlining the management positions at AKIS has meant more managers!…
International School of Luxembourg 2/29 evaluation 7
Good place to base yourself for European travel i.e. Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam…
Phillip Burgess 2/28 (report 2)
Emirates Internat’l School Jumeirah Dubai UAE
Dubai International Academy UAE 2/28 evaluation 6
Most teachers are at or over their teaching loads and no priority is given to planning and marking time…
Berlin Metropolitan School Germany 2/28 First time reviewed on ISR  
J Calafato 2/27 (report 2)
Wesgreen International School UAE
Craig Monaghan 2/27 First time reviewed on ISR
Cairo English School Egypt
United Nations International School (UNIS) Vietnam 2/27 evaluation 5
Carlucci American International School Portugal 2/27 evaluation 5
New construction appears more focused on sports than anything else…
Al Jazeera Academy Doha Qatar 2/27 evaluation 7
Alongside the students’ behaviour question is the behaviour of the parents…
Martin Blackburn 2/23 First time reviewed on ISR
International Academy Amman
Victoria Banks 2/23 First time reviewed on ISR
New School International School Georgia
Melissa Schaub 2/23 (report 2)
American Intern’l School Bucharest Romania
Padworth College Berkshire UK 2/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Bright students have left because of school’s poor work ethic and lack of academic competition…
American School of Marrakesh Morocco 2/23 evaluation 5 
Long hours, poor working conditions, and undisciplined students leads to…
Australian International School Bangkok Thailand 2/22 First time reviewed on ISR
Director is fantastic and understanding and very supportive of the teachers…
Horizon Education Center Myanmar 2/22 evaluation 5
Salary and housing allowance are pitiful compared to the cost of living…
American Nicaraguan School Nicaragua 2/22 evaluation 10
Royal Guard of Oman Technical College Oman 2/21 First time reviewed on ISR   
International School of Curitiba Brazil 2/21 evaluation 9 
Dedicated teaching staff. Excellent professional development opportunities provided…
Canadian International School Singapore 2/21 evaluation 12 
Research, contact teachers, make up your own mind. Pluses & minuses all around…
Thai-Chinese International School Thailand 2/21 evaluation 30
Marina Zhgenti 2/20 First time reviewed on ISR
New School International School of Georgia
American School Kosova in Kosavo 2/20 evaluation 3 
A letter from school superintendent in regards to evaluations 1 & 2…
New School International School Georgia 2/20 evaluation 7 
Overall salary package is up to standard, but…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 2/20 evaluation 17
A typical struggling International School, well known for quality of care, given to the ‘Special Needs’ children…
Beijing Huijia Private School 2/20 evaluation 2
While there are annoyances, I recommend teachers who want to get into IB, or just want to go to China…
Shenzhen College of International Education China 2/17 evaluation 3 
Salary range quite competitive. Work load fair. Reasonable, livable small accommodation available…
Al Khor International School Qatar 2/17 evaluation 21
We, the competent teachers (the majority) are for the first time very much vocal and have no fear for our jobs…
Shanghai Singapore International China 2/17 evaluation 7 
Students great, keen, enthusiastic, motivated & polite…but complacency by some admin & teachers…
Jean Brugniau 2/16 First time reviewed on ISR
American School of Marrakesh Morocco
American School Kosova Kosovo 2/16 evaluation 2
The school is run as a business, not an educational facility…
Newton International School Qatar 2/16 evaluation 5
I would highly recommend Newton, I found there was good energy there…
International School Kigali Rwanda 2/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Kigali is a wonderful place to live. Climate is temperate and does not vary much due to high altitude…
International Academy Amman Jordan 2/15 evaluation 26 
Compromise, bend, and be flexible. Focus on students and don’t become absorbed by school gossip…
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 2/14 evaluation 8
To pull your hair out over who wrote any of the reviews is also not going to help as I certainly agree with…
Al Maha Academy Qatar 2/14 evaluation 4 
Overall package is ok but t there are far too many ‘last-minute’ decisions made and this is very frustrating…
Cologne International School Germany 2/14 evaluation 3 
Staff moral is better than ever before and big moves are being made to improve in all areas…
Atlantic International School Moscow 2/13evaluation 2
School is “international” only in name. Many teachers are local hire Russians…
British School of Guangzhou China 2/13 evaluation 3 
Families may struggle to find enough to occupy their children – ours were utterly miserable here…
TEDA International School China 2/13 evaluation 22
I worked for the school during the changeover between the two headmasters, Andrew Watts & Joseph Azmeh…
Hayah International Academy Egypt 2/13 evaluation 11 
Since the “revolution” (substituting one dictatorship for another) crime has increased dramatically…
Thomas Quinn 2/10 (report 2)
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait
Peter Murphy 2/10 First time reviewed on ISR
Bonn International School Germany
CfBT Project Brunei 2/10 evaluation 2
Overall, package is a dream ticket in a beautiful location. Just what I sought when I jumped ship in the UK …
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 2/10 evaluation 7 
It’s not a top school but its not a bottom school either, many of us have worked in far worse schools…
MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 2/10 evaluation 9
Staff mostly on young side and not worried about savings. It has been a pleasant experience for me…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 2/9 evaluation 20 
Board changed at end of 2011 school year and action plan to improve school/enrollment was cancelled…
Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 2/9 evaluation 17 
Contracts are not viewed here in Turkey as binding as one might assume…
Gulf English School Qatar 2/9 evaluation 21
It is time to ask the leaving staff exactly why they are leaving – with no threats to their gratuities…
Colegio Americano de Guatemala 2/8 evaluation 10
The campus is amazing. School will pay for your master’s, if you agree to stay for 3 years…
American School of Marrakesh Morocco 2/8 evaluation 4 
No potable water, cafeteria, or covered sports area. Classrooms have few resources – we are still waiting…
Phil Bowen 2/7 (report 4)
International School of Lusaka Zambia
Colombo International School Sri Lanka 2/7 evaluation 3 
Many pleasant, good natured, friendly and wonderfully fun to be with members of staff of all backgrounds…
Yew Chung International School Hong Kong 2/7 evaluation 2 
Once you get used to the flow you can close your door and get on with business…
Yangon International School Myanmar 2/7 evaluation 6 
I learned I would have a “watcher,” who regularly makes sure I am not doing anything questionable. ..
Kerry Jacobsen 2/6 (report 2)
Shanghai American School China
Debra Lane 2/6 (report 6)
Shanghai American School China
Jonathan Acker 2/6 (report 2)
American International School Jeddah
Tokyo Korean School Japan 2/6 First time reviewed on ISR
Staff are effective and dedicated. However, a recent change in admin resulted in unfair evaluations…
Muscat International School Oman 2/6 evaluation 11
I walked out after a term and am effectively unemployed…
Cornel English School Taiwan 2/6 evaluation 2
The next year they offered a contract with 3 weeks off at Chinese New Year & no other days off, ever. So I left…
American School in Japan 2/6 evaluation 5 
ASIJ has a great reputation and deservedly so. It is a good package but not as good as it used to be so…
Rio International School Brazil 2/6  First time reviewed on ISR
Police raided school looking for teachers without work visas. Someone tipped off authorities. Some teachers…
Yasmin Suliman 2/3 First time reviewed on ISR
Jeddah Knowledge Intern’l School Saudi Arabia
Karin Alghamdy 2/3 First time reviewed on ISR
Jeddah Knowledge Intern’l School Saudi Arabia
American School of Kuwait 2 /3 evaluation 27
You will not be supported by administration here, and even if you have fabulous colleagues you will wonder why…
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh 2/3 evaluation 11 
The sense that you are valued as a professional is slipping. You are either FOR or not, and if… 
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 2/3 evaluation 6 
Problem no.1: They do not tell ladies they might be teaching an all boys class which can be a very difficult…
Kerry Jacobsen 2/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai American School China
American International School Vietnam 2/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Constant schedule changes, no ESL materials or textbooks, no guided reading program…
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 2/2 evaluation 27 
Facts about AIJS need to be shared openly so teachers can make educated choices…
New School International School Georgia 2/2 evaluation 6
Al Khor International School Qatar 2/1 evaluation 20 
You need permission to enter and leave the country. Even during school breaks you have to ask…
Sayfol International School Borneo Mayaysia 2/1 evaluation 2 
This is not like any other school you have worked at…
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