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.
Aisha Qureshi, Lower School Principal (2011- Present)
Aisha Qureshi graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and is currently working on another Masters in Educational Leadership. This is her fifth year at ASM where she taught Grade 2 for three years and MS Intro last year. Aisha has taught in schools in Missouri, USA and the American School of Tripoli in Libya. Aisha is excited to lead a team of great teachers this year as the Lower School Principal.
Jasna Finlay, Curriculum Coordinator (2014 – Present)
Ms. Finlay is ASM’s Curriculum Coordinator. She hails from Ontario, Canada and has 20 years of international and Canadian public school experience as both an educator and an administrator. She has an undergraduate degree in English, teaching license from Ontario, and has just finished a master’s degree in Integrated Studies. Outside of degrees, Ms. Finlay has presented a variety of workshops at leading conferences, and has attended workshops throughout the world on curriculum & instruction, leadership, and the accreditation process. Curriculum, the accreditation process, and the teaching-learning paradigm are professional passions of Ms. Finlay and she has been committed to both for twenty years. This is her 2nd posting as a Curriculum Coordinator at a pre-K through Grade 12 international school. She is excited about helping our school gain MSA accreditation.
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)