© Kiira Junior Prep. 2018.

8 Jackson Crescent, Jinja, Uganda.

OUR STAFF

We are an experienced and dedicated group of staff from many different walks of life. Each of us brings something different to the team and makes KJP the incredible learning environment it is. 

The Admin Team

 
Celia Myburgh
School Director
With both my parents working as educators during my upbringing in South Africa, I developed a passion for teaching and learning. In 2010, I visited Jinja, fell in love and subsequently made it my home. In 2016, I took KJP on; it has been both the most challenging and rewarding project I’ve ever been involved in.  My heart and soul is part of this school; I am amazed on a daily basis by the dedication of the staff and the innocence and beauty of the children. It is a great honour to be the director of this school and I look forward to watching us grow more and more.
Jane Wall
Head of School

I am originally from the UK and have been in the teaching profession all my working life.   I have a particular passion for training teachers; I have worked in various leadership and mentoring roles in the Caribbean, Indonesia, the UK and Tanzania.  In 2018, I became Head of KJP. I hope to use my experiences to help teachers to develop strategies which encourage creativity, independent thinking and enquiry based learning. I want the teachers and the children to enjoy learning as much as I do!

Nabirye Clare
Administrative Assistant

I gained my Nursery Teacher Certificate from YMCA in 2012 and subsequently spent 4 years teaching nursery classes in several schools in Jinja. In 2016 I joined the team at KJP. I've had a variety of roles here, but my strong sense of responsiblity, strong organsiational skills and dependability mean that I now work as an assistant for the Head of School. I give school tours, handle school fee payments and am responsible for obtaining school resources.

Joan
Accountant

The Early Years Team

 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Emilie Larter
Head of Early Years
I am a qualified primary school teacher from the UK but have now been living in Uganda permanently since 2016. I began at KJP in 2017 as the Year Three and Four Class teacher but I also teach English and Phonics across several year groups. I am a huge fan of books and enjoy encouraging children to develop their own love of reading. I take    pride in really getting to know my students and watching them progress throughout the year. 
Annietah
Reception Class Teacher
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I joined KJP in 2018 as a teaching assistant. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Namwanje Fatatu
Reception Class Teaching Assistant
 I took a position as an Early Years Teaching assistant at KJP in 2014. Since then, I've worked hard to learn to be the best I can be. Outside of school hours, I am completing my education. I am highly motivated; I have been to other schools to observe teachers, volunteer and attend workshops. I am always working on my professional development in order help the children learn to the best of their ability.
Namugenyi Sylivia
Toddler & Nursery Class Teacher
I studied Early Childhood Development Education at Jinja Primary Teacher's College in 2016. I spent some time as a Nursery teacher in a local Ugandan school before embarking on a placement working with children with hearing impairments. I initially joined KJP as a  teaching assistant but have since taken on the role of the Toddler and Nursery Class Teacher. I particularly enjoy teaching the children new songs.
Kalembe Esther
Toddler & Nursery
Teaching Assistant
I have been a qualified nursery teacher since I obtained my certificate from Countryside International Teacher's Training College in 2012. I then spent 5 years teaching nursery class in the Ugandan system before joining KJP in 2017 as an Early Years assistant. I really enjoy story-time in our class and encouraging our children to develop a love of books and reading.
Nangobi Zuena
Toddler & Nursery Teaching Assistant
I have been involved with KJP since 2015. In the beginning, I was the nanny for a small group of children I used to bring daily from a children's home. My patience and intuition with the young children landed me the role of a teaching assistant in 2017. I really enjoy watching our youngest students growing and developing every day.

The Primary Team

 
Laura Norman
Year One Teacher
I graduated from Northampton University in the UK in 2014 with a Primary Education degree. I have vast experience working in both Early Years and Primary settings. I joined the KJP team in 2018. I am now the Year One Class Teacher. I love letting children's creativity shine and I am particularly passionate about music, dance and drama. 
Babirye Christine
Year One Teaching Assistant
In 2007, I studied Grade 3 Primary Teaching at Nazigo Teacher's College.  I spent 7 years teaching Nursery and Primary in several different schools within Jinja. In 2016, I began working at KJP. I have had a few different roles but I now work as the Year One Class teaching assistant. I really enjoy supporting the children with their phonics in order to help them learn to read and write.
Angelina Abbo
Year Two Teacher
In 2000, I graduated from Makerere University with a B.Ed. I have vast teaching experience in international school settings, including 3 years of teaching in schools in Kampala and 2 years in Botswana. I am fluent in five languages and have a basic knowledge of another two.  I really enjoy working in multi-cultural settings and teaching children to be accepting of others. I believe we should all celebrate our differences.
Justus Ssekyanzi
Year Two Teaching Assistant
Joshua
Year Three/Four Teacher
I graduated as a special needs teacher and have been working as a teacher since 2007. I have worked within several multicultural schools in both Uganda and Rwanda. I am passionate about maths, physical education and social sciences but also about empowering young learners to become confident and successful in all learning areas. I joined KJP in 2018 and am looking foward to the year ahead.
Sheeba Khan
Year Five/Six Teacher
I originate from India but have been living in Uganda for the past two years. I have a MSc and a B.Ed degree. I spent a year teaching in a primary school in India before joining KJP in 2016. I have taught across all years in the primary section and I am a maths and science specialist. In 2019, I took on the role as the Year Five and Six teacher. I am caring and have a gentle nature. I love having a profession that helps to create all other professions.
Daniel
Key Stage Two Teacher
 

The Non-Teaching Staff

Bogere Maheba
School Cleaner
I have been working at KJP since 2018 as a cleaner. I really enjoy my job. I ensure that the classrooms are clean, tidy and ready for learning.  I also love children and help in the lunch hall to serve snack and make sure the children all eat during the day so they have energy to go to class. I enjoy working with the KJP staff team and we are happy at the school.
Nabakawa Viola
Cook
I gained my certificate in catering in 2014 before working in Kampala catering for events. In August 2018, I took on role as assistant cook at KJP before being promoted to cook. I really enjoy ensuring the children all recieve healthy, delicious meals and enjoy the challenge of ensuring all snacks and meals are on time for all age groups.
Suzan Watela
Assistant Cook
I completed a short course in Food Production in 2012 and landed a job working in a restaurant in Luwazi. In 2017, I joined KJP as a cleaner until a position opened up in the kitchens. I help the main cook to prepare all the snacks and meals for the children as well as being on duty in the lunch halls; serving food and ensuring the children are full and happy. 
Suudi
Cleaner
Ben Ezati
Compound Man
For over ten years, I worked for the Madhavani Group as a groundsman. I then spent one year working for a private residence as a gardener and security guard, before joining KJP in July 2018. Here, I ensure the compound is tidy and clean for the children to play in happily. I also work as the gate guard. It's very important to me to ensure we are careful with who we let through the school gates in order to keep our children safe.
Suudi
Compound & Weekend Security
Patrick
Night Security
I have been working as the night security guard at KJP since 2017. I am reliable and responsible. I patrol the grounds at night and ensure our school is secure in order for our children to attend school the next day. I am a father myself to my beautiful children and I work hard to make sure KJP is a safe environment for everybody's children.
Ewe
Pet, watchdog & friend
I am the most senior member of staff here at KJP, having been here since 2009. I have had many changes of owner, but stay loyal to them all the same. I am passionate about chasing monkeys and like to think I am good at my job. I keep Patrick  company at night and am always available for cuddles with the children during the school day.