Meet the Team
Jean Brugniau, Head of School (2010 – Present)
Jean Brugniau holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum, Measurement, Evaluation and Information Technology) from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics and a French Baccalaureate – Section Mathématiques. He is certified as a School Principal and Supervisory Officer for the Ontario Ministry of Education (Canada). During his career, he held the positions of teacher and administrator in several educational institutions in France and in Canada. Before Joining ASM, he held the position of Headmaster at Toronto French School for 13 years.
Mouad Tijani, Assistant Head (2008 – Present)
Mouad Tijani has an undergraduate degree in Education from Roger Williams University. He is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced International Baccalaureate Studies at George Mason University. Mouad is also an alumnus of the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program.
Claire Smith, Upper School Principal (2018 – Present)
Claire Smith loves teaching and has been a teacher for more than 24 years. She’s originally from Nottinghamshire in the UK. During her teaching career in the UK, she has been a teacher of English and a Head of English and she was employed by the government to provide guidance to a range of schools as a County Adviser for English in Northamptonshire. Before moving to Marrakech 2 years ago, she lived in Slovakia for 3 years, where she was Head of High School at the Cambridge International School, Bratislava. Prior to becoming ASM’s Upper School Principal, she taught High School English at the school for two years.
Dawn Titafi, Lower School Principal (2016- Present)
Dawn Titafi is a certified and licensed elementary educator from the U.S.A. who has taught in New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Morocco. She has a Master’s Degree in Education Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology. Before moving to Morocco, she worked in the DC/VA metro area as an Education Administrator and Adjunct Professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She taught at ASM for three years prior to becoming the Lower School Principal and she looks forward to working with you to help your child succeed as an ASM Warrior. She is happy to be a part of our school family.
Kenza Lahmamsi, Upper School Vice Principal (2012 – Present)
Kenza Lahmamsi is a dedicated educator and lifelong learner who has worked in education for the past 12 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to joining ASM, she worked as an upper school science teacher in both public and private schools and worked as the vice principal of a K-12 private school. Her roles at ASM thus far have included introductory program teacher, first grade teacher, and upper school science teacher.
Other Administrative Contacts
Saloua El Ghozail, Human Resources Manager (2014 – Present)
Abderrahmane Lahmamsi, IT Coordinator (2012 – Present)
Malin Halladay, Head Librarian (2005 – Present)
Atika El Idrissi, Executive Assistant to the Head (2005 – Present)
Ymane El Ghirai, Upper School Administrative Assistant (2013 – Present)
Rachid Maatalla, Chief Accountant (2009 – Present)
Abdellah El Hatimi, Assistant Accountant (2010 – Present)
Hanane Iguidre, Admissions Officer (2008 – Present)
Fatima-Zohra Haddad, School Nurse (2011 – Present)
Aziz Takrimcha, Service Learning Liaison (2009 – Present)