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HS Economics Teacher, MS/HS Social Studies Teacher

Qibla, Kuwait City, Kuwait
1000 KD
December 25, 2019

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Dessislava Vassileva Ivanova

Mobile: +965-********



• Profile: Female, DOB 30.03.1970

• Nationality Bulgarian

• Current location: Kuwait, Mangaf, Block 4, Str. 54., House 28, Fl.2

• Kuwait Civil ID: 270********* valid thru 26/05/2023

• Kuwait Driving License: 270********* valid thru 04/04/2020 EDUCATION July 15, 2019 - CHARLES UNIVERSITY, Prague, Czech Republic Faculty of Humanities

First year PhD non-residential, part-time fellow at Historical Sociology Programme, Faculty of Humanities, Interdisciplinary field of study – migration and sociology.

Jan 15, 2017 – Apr 26, 2018 MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY Maastricht, Netherlands UNU-MERIT

Distance post-graduate studies at EPRM –

Evidence-based Policy Research Methods Programme

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Certificate obtain in April, 2018

Sept 1993 – June 1994 CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY Budapest, Hungary Master Programme in POLITICAL SCIENCE

Semetrial authentication, Master thesis - uncompleted Sep 1988 – Jun 1993 University for World and National Economy Sofia, Bulgaria Bachelor Degree in Economics, Bachelor (BSc/BA), GPA A- Master Degree in Economics and Management, Masters GPA A 2

PERSONAL COMPETENCES 1-Leadership: The ability to lead, manage subordinates from different nationalities, utilizing effective communication in order to build the synergy and ensure the harmony between the team members in order to ensure the organization’s objectives and customer satisfaction. 2- Team spirit: Capability of working within teams and collaborating with its members in order to achieve the organizational goals.

3-Coaching skills: The capability and passion to coach others in order to motivate and improve their performance.

WORK EXPERIENCE Aug 26, 2019 - Present American German School – Farwaniya Kuwait Social Studies Teacher Grade 8 – 9

The position required designing MS/HS History curriculum for Grade 8 and 9 based on AERO standards. I have utilized Holt McDougal educational resources, and provided yearly, unit and lesson plans, tests, quizzes and projects in compliance for the academic 2019-2020 year. Garde 8 curriculum was based on USA History from the early exploration until Bush administration, Grade 9 curriculum included Modern World History from Renaissance until present day. I do have very good knowledge of PortalPlus (Rediker), Gradebook and Atlas, and worked with them throughout the school year.

However, from November 1, 2019 – I was asked to accept the duties of Disciplinary Officer and Shadow Teacher for a Grade 9 student. Nov 6, 2018 – 12 June, 2019 American German School – Farwanyia Kuwait KG2 Homeroom Teacher

The position required teaching Common Core Standard based curriculum for KG2 level in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. It also included all responsibilities for homeroom teacher as trips, conferences, school duties, concerts and Graduation event organization. Kindergarten students were introduced to MAP Testing and additional reports were provided based on their MAP benchmarks.

Aug 28 – Oct 30, 2018 Martyr Asrar Bilingual School - Dasma Kuwait Economics Teacher Grade 11 - 12

The position required designing and implementing High School Economics curriculum according to the American Educational standards (NCEE – National Council for Economics Education). Curriculum based on McDougal Little educational resources. I was appointed the duties and responsibilities for Homeroom teacher to Grade 12 in addition to field trips, parent-teacher conferences and professional development conferences. However, by the end of October, the school management has decided to remove Economics as a subject from the school core subjects and the position for Economics teacher was closed.


Sept, 2015 – June, 2018 Future Bilingual School – Mangaf Kuwait Homeroom Teacher for KG 2

The position requires teaching English language, Mathematics and Social Science to KG 2 students according to the American curriculum for kindergarten education. It also includes all responsibilities for homeroom teacher as trips, conferences, and school duties.

Sept. 1, 2014 – August, 2015 English Playgroup - Abu Halifa Kuwait Classroom English Teacher for FS 1

Following British curriculum for teaching English Language, Phonics and Grammar. Assessment based on literacy, writing skills, speaking, understanding and communication. All duties accompanying the position including personal and social development.

Sept 1, 2013 – Aug 30, 2014 Arab American Bilingual Academy – Hawally Kuwait Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

Following the American curriculum for teaching English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies based on AERO Standards. The position required designing Grade 3 Yearly and Unit Plans and Weekly Lesson Plans. Additionally, after-school-support in English, Math and Science. All duties and responsibilities for Homeroom teacher as well as field trips, parent-teacher conferences and late hours duties. Aug. 28, 2012 – Aug 30, 2013 Future Bilingual School for Girls – Mangaf Kuwait Middle School/ High School PE Teacher

All duties and responsibilities of PE Teacher for Grades 3 to 12 – from adding and developing the PE curriculum to organizing Sports Day, establishing school teams, sports competitions among school, participating in tournaments and after school Clubs.

I was appointed the responsibility of Homeroom Teacher to Grade 11 which included various additional activities as home briefings, discussions, attendance, parents’ consultations, preparations for festivals, theater plays, movie nights, etc. In December 2012, I was also chosen to attend the PEAK (Professional Educators in Kuwait) conference at Dasman School and was awarded certificate for participation.

Sept 1, 2011 – August, 2012 Cambridge School of Fahaheel Kuwait Classroom Teacher for Reception 1

Teaching Early Years Foundation stage at Cambridge English School - Mangaf, Kuwait. Following the British curriculum for reception education. All duties and responsibilities for Reception 1 Teacher including field trips, parent-teacher conferences and late hours duties.

During the same period, I was employed as a Swimming Instructor – for After School Activities at Lycee Francais de Koweit – Salmyia, Kuwait 4

August 17, 2010 – August, 2011 Universal American School – Hawally Kuwait Elementary PE / Swimming Teacher

The position included teaching swimming to 535 students from Elementary School – Grade 1 to 5. I have developed a great swimming curriculum and classroom management skills. During the school year, I attended the PEAK conference in December 2010 and was presented with a certificate. In addition, I managed all necessary duties associated with the teaching profession including participation in Sport days, Swimming School Competitions and After School Activities.

Jan 2008 – Jan 2010 National Aviation Services – Kuwait Airport Kuwait Guest Services Supervisor

Reporting to Commercial Important Passengers Lounge Manager. Supervising the everyday operation of CIP lounge and managing a team of 9 staff during the duty hours. Obtained the following certificates and training courses awards: Best Employee in Motivation Skills, Outstanding in Basic check-in and Customer Services and Excellence in IATA dangerous and no-carry goods. Oct 2002 – Jun 2007 DNATA – Dubai Airport Ground Handling Company Dubai, U.A.E Duty Officer Marhaba Services

Managing a team of 20-30 personnel on every day basis to provide Marhaba

(Welcoming services) to VIP passengers arriving to Dubai International Airport. The services included Immigration and Customs clearance, Limousine, Hotel, Lounge Facilities and etc. Essential part of the duties was submitting daily written report to Airport Duty Officer. Throughout the years, I consider that the experience I gather working at Dubai Airport was crucial as it made me aware and able to handle minor to major stressful situation and expanded my knowledge and skills in customer service industry and excellence in providing customer services. Mar 2001 – Apr 2002 Desert Adventures Tourism Ltd. Dubai, U.A.E Reservation and Operation Officer

Providing hotel, transportation and entertainment services to Western & Eastern European tourists vacationing in Dubai. Desert Adventures Tourism is a private company which operates on the tourism market in United Arab Emirates for the last 10 years.

Sept 1998 – Sept 2000 University of Malta, Msida, Malta Part-time swimming instructor on campus

During the 2 years I studied for my MBA at the University of Malta, I was recruited by the Maltese Student Organization to provide swimming lessons as a part-time job to the students on the campus.


Sept 1997 – March 1998 AIRPORT INN HOTEL Istanbul, Turkey Assistant Hotel Manager

Airport Inn Hotel is a four star’s hotel that has capacity of 19 rooms with 45 beds. It is located near the Ataturk International Airport and the sea Port and is very attractive for business travelers as well as for leisure tourists. My duties as assistant hotel manager included: Reservation system control; Meet and greet the arriving hotel guests; Arrange transportation to and from the airport and Room control. Feb 1995 – Sept 1996 MAX Ltd. Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Executive Secretary

Assisting the Managing Director on a daily basis with mail, calls, meeting agenda, contract description etc. Max ltd. is a private company trading with ethanol on the Eastern European market.

IT SKILLS Windows and Office tools

* MS word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint Advanced

Internet Advanced


* 1978 – 1985 Plovdiv Secondary Sport School – graduated and participated in International Youth Swimming Competitions

Life guarding Kuwait Olympic Committee – International Lifeguarding Certificate

*June 2009 certified by the American Lifeguard Association LANGUAGES Bulgarian - Native

English - Written and Spoken - Fluent

Russian - Written and Spoken - Fluent


CERTIFICATES 1. Employee Performance: Managing Difficult People - Competency Certificate issued by Emirates Group on March 03, 2004 - Score: 96%

2. Team Participation: Resolving Conflict in Teams - Competency Certificate is sued by Emirates Group on December 07, 2004 – Score -98%

3. Stress Management: Fundamentals for Employees - Competency Certificate is sued by Emirates Group on March 06, 2004 - Score: 100%

4. Self-development: Increasing Your Assertiveness - Competency Certificate is sued by Emirates Group on March 16, 2004 - Score: 96%

5. Call Center - Inbound Customer Service - Competency Certificate issued by Emirates Group on February 02, 2005 - Score: 97%

6. Excellence in Service: Providing Superior Customer Service - Competency Certificate is sued by Emirates Group on February 12, 2005 - Score: 96% 7. Leadership Development - Leading the Way - Competency Certificate is sued by Emirates Group on August 03, 2004 – Score: 95%

8. Leadership Development – Motivation - Competency Certificate is sued by Emirates Group on November 03, 2005 - Score: 100%

9. Motivation Skills - Competency Certificate is sued by (NAS) National Aviation Services Company - Kuwait on 17.02.2008 - Score: 100%

10. Basic Passenger Check-In and Customer Service - Competency Certificate issued by National Aviation Services Company - Kuwait on 07.07.2008 – Score: 93% 11. IATA Dangerous “No Carry” goods – Competency certificate issued by National Aviation Services Company – Kuwait on 09.04.2009 – Score: 100% 12. Life Guard Certificate – certified by the American Lifeguard Association – issued by Kuwait Olympic Committee – Al Boom Marine on 01.06.2009 13. First Aid certificate – issued by Dubai Municipality - selected for Life Guard position at Dubai Municipality, UAE - January 09, 2006

REFERENCES 1) Dr. Mindel Van De Laar – Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University, UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands

E-mail: Phone: +31-43-388**** 2) Dr. Kamil Farraj – Physiological and Biological psychology – Kuwait Univeristy, Kuwait,

E-mail: Phone: +965-****-**** Mobile: +965-******** 3) Associated Prof. Elka Mitcheva – University of National and World Ecomony, Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail: Phone: +359-*******


4) Mr. Edward Myler-Crook – Principal – Future Bilingual School – Fahaheel, Kuwait Email :, Phone : +965-******** 5) Mr. Jeff Yamout – Principal – American German School – Farwanyia, Kuwait Emai :, Mobile : +965-********

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