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MeghanEnnisPhoto2Meghan Ennis - CAC Librarian 

Originally from New York, Meghan Ennis joined the CAC family 11 years ago. Before coming to Egypt, Meghan was in South Korea for 4 years where she worked as an ELL teacher. With a passion for education and exploration, Meghan continued to look for opportunities for teaching overseas. When she first came to Egypt, little did she know that she would be meeting her future husband, having 2 beautiful children and staying in Cairo for as long as 11 years. 

She first joined the school as an ELL teacher in the Elementary school for 2 years and then to the Middle School for the next 7 years. During this time, she worked hard on finishing her Library Degree. She was successful in finishing it just in time to apply for the Librarian position. 

Meghan met her British husband who also currently works at CAC, Mark, in Egypt. Mark was working at another international school in Cairo before joining CAC. Today, they have two children together; the older one already joined the CAC community while the younger one is set to join next year. Their children were both born in Egypt and have lived here their whole lives.

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When asked how long she plans to stay in Egypt, Meghan responded that whenever she leaves Egypt, it will be incredibly hard.  Egypt is now her home and her small children, who were born here, even consider themselves Egyptian.   

“Looking back at what it was like, when I first came to Egypt, so much has changed,” added Meghan. During her first years in Egypt, the country was undergoing very unusual political changes, during the 2011 Revolution. It was a time of uncertainty for everyone, but even then, Meghan always felt safe in the country. “The longer I have been here, the safer it felt,” she added. 

 

MeghanEnnisPhoto3Having been here for a long time, Meghan got to see a lot of faculty and staff come and go. “I have actually been here long enough, to have seen some people leave, and eventually come back again. I think that CAC is a very special place to be. It’s such a strong community that the people who come tend not to stray from it too far,” she emphasized. 

Like many of the CAC expat community, Meghan describes Egypt as a country that is easy to love, and the school is happy to be a home for these families where they can grow, learn and explore together, all while making lifetime friendships and memories. 

Teacher Living and working in EgyptRichard Harris, is our new Middle School PE teacher who just joined us this year. He arrived in Egypt shortly before the start of the new school year, and immediately felt that this was the right choice. Harris’s athletic life began with his love for soccer and football, and a lifelong passion for watching every other sport possible. He has travelled the world pursuing a career in his passion for sports. Rich has spent three years in Doha, five years in London, and another three years in Saudi Arabia. After 11 fruitful years, he went back to the states with his wife. That was when the lure of overseas life beckoned and they started looking to explore other overseas opportunities. Soon enough, Rich and his wife were both very excited to find themselves heading to Egypt and becoming part of the CAC community.

The PE teacher explained that he first heard about the vacancy through online search platforms. When he saw our school name, he remembered hearing a lot of good remarks about the school, back when he was in Doha. Some of the current faculty members were also friends of Harris’s who he got in touch with for recommendations. Once again, CAC was highly recommended for its wonderful community. 

“Before coming here, my wife and I were looking for a nice place overseas where we could stay for around 5 years. On the first day we arrived here, we knew we made the right decision,” said Rich. 

He further added how welcomed he felt by the staff and faculty members who have been friendly and supportive, the parents who are receptive and welcoming, as well as the students who come from so many different places and backgrounds, and have so much to share with each other.  

When we asked him about what he likes to do in his time outside of school, he said, “ I love the fact that there is so much to see, so much history, so much to do - I love playing golf and I was surprised to learn that I have several great options here to do that.” 

Teacher Living and working in EgyptHarris is originally from Oklahoma, United States, but has been an international educator moving around the world for a long time. One of the first sites he visited when he first came here was, of course, the Great Pyramids of Giza. He was fascinated by this place, which is one of the 7 wonders of the world. “Looking out from my apartment, I can sometimes see the Pyramids which is just incredible!” he added. 

One of his best memories in the school so far was on his very first day of school. The first day of school happened to also be his birthday. He was very touched and heartened when all the middle-schoolers gathered in the lawn to sing Happy Birthday to him. 

The family of two still have a great deal of exploring to do around the country. “We cannot wait to start exploring the Red Sea, perhaps soon in the winter break!” noted Harris. At CAC, we are always looking to hear back from our faculty and staff to learn more about how best to integrate them into our family, as we are after all, one family. 

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Penny Amies- Assistant ES Principal and PYP Coordinator 

Teacher Living and working in EgyptIn light of moving the spotlight towards our dedicated faculty members, we interviewed our Assistant Vice Principal and PYP coordinator, Penny Amies. What is most interesting about Penny’s story is that she was with CAC for 6 years, then left for a couple of years, then decided to re-join the CAC family again . 

Penny first joined CAC in 2013, where she spent six fruitful years of growth and development. Like most international educators, Penny is always on the lookout for new enriching experiences. For that purpose, she left in 2019 to pursue another opportunity in Jakarta, Indonesia. Two years later, Penny who was still in contact with her friends from CAC was asked if she would be interested in coming back for a recent vacancy that had just opened up. 

Penny was more than happy about the prospect of going back to the school and country she had such great memories in. She applied for that vacancy and was able to re-join her old family at CAC. 

“Egypt, it’s got everything. All the historical places are right there for you to visit. The people are so warm and easy to get along with. Especially as a foreigner, I have never really had too much trouble finding my way around the city, because everyone is always eager to help,” Penny added. 

We asked her what, in her opinion, is the most important aspect about being a member of the CAC family, and her response was, “ The community. The school has this lovely culture of embracing people. I love being a part of this diverse community who are there for each other. Every place I’ve been to is different, but what makes CAC so special is that strong sense of supportive community.” Penny added that even though she came here on her own, she is still very grateful for being a part of a diverse and embracing family. 

Teacher Living and working in EgyptShe first heard about the school when she was working abroad, with our current Elementary School Principal who told her about the vacancy in Egypt. “The school had a really good reputation among us, because it really is that. It’s a great school,” she noted. Another very important factor that has a big impact on her decision is safety. Penny explained to us that she loves how safe Egypt is. Our teachers are always housed in the area of Maadi. This is a beautiful area full of history, greenery, trees and lots of warm people. Most of our faculty and staff are easily able to walk to work every day. 

When asked about the language barriers she might have faced here, she had this to say; “Not really, even though I can’t speak Arabic, I am fascinated by the language. I’ve got friends and neighbours who are always more than happy to help translate. It has never been much of a barrier for me.” 

“One of the highlights of living in this neighbourhood is our Boab ( building janitor). Everyday he is happy to welcome me back home with his family, and we usually have a quick short English lesson, which feels really great!” she adds. 

For resting and relaxation, Penny chooses to go to Aswan to decompress. She loves to spend a few days there every now and then to do some relaxation amid the sand and the Nile river. She has also tried the Nile cruise many times, especially when her family and friends are visiting. The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of many amazing sites that she loves to visit. It is always great to hear from our faculty and staff members to learn more about their lives, what they are looking for and how we can provide them with what they need to make their experience here easier and more enjoyable. 

 

 

 

  • ADMIN VACANCIES Open or Close

    Vacancies 2023-24

    Director of Teaching & Learning and IBDP Coordinator
    Primary functions: To provide leadership and coordination in the development and implementation of PK-12 educational program in alignment with CAC Mission, philosophy, Strategic Plan, and accreditation recommendations; to work with staff on curriculum development, delivery, and enrichment; coordinate and lead in-service and staff development activities related to teaching and learning; lead Accreditation process, including monitoring and reporting; support implementation and monitoring of CAC’s Strategic Plan.

    Director of Teaching & Learning/IBDP Coordinator will work closely and in collaboration with Divisional Principals. Divisional Principals are the educational leaders in their divisions; he/she works to assess curricular alignment PreK-12. 

    Director of Teaching & Learning/IBDP Coordinator is responsible for the successful management of the IBDP Diploma program. Serve as liaison between administration, IBDP staff, students, parents, and the IBDP and handle all relevant communication with the different offices. 

     

  • FACULTY VACANCIES Open or Close

    Updated November 9, 2022

     THE CAC EXPERIENCE 

    CAC is seeking caring, collaborative, and innovative teachers to join our exceptional and diverse team here in Cairo. At CAC we value a student-centered, holistic and inclusive approach to learning and teaching. Our mission statement, Learn, Explore and Have Fun, is a clear indication of a commitment to making the educational experience engaging, exploratory, and meaningful for our students.

    Vacancies 2023-24

    PREK-12

     

    • School Psychologist
      CAC is looking for an experienced School Psychologist to cater for our students' mental health and well-being PK-12. The individual will design programs and work 1:1 for students who face social, emotional, and/or learning difficulties. Must be qualified to administer psychological assessments and write psychoeducational evaluations.
      • Guide parents in facilitating children’s progress
      • Design mental-health intervention and prevention programs
      • Implement counseling and educational methods
      • Collaborate with educational staff to create coordinated plans
      • Evaluate and report on student progress (e.g. using psychometric tests)
      • Set learning goals based on each student’s emotional, cognitive, and social strengths
      • Research new methods to improve children’s wellbeing
      • Resolve classroom or school crises



    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

     

    • Upper Elementary Grades Teacher
      The successful candidate will ideally have PYP, reader’s and writer’s workshop experience, use well-being practices based on positive education, and restorative practices, and be excited to collaborate, and inquire with colleagues. If this sounds like the kind of school environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.

    • Lower Elementry Grades Teacher
      The successful candidate will ideally have PYP, reader’s and writer’s workshop experience, use well-being practices based on positive education, and restorative practices, and be excited to collaborate, and inquire with colleagues. If this sounds like the kind of school environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you. 

    • Elementary School Counselor
      CAC is seeking an experienced elementary counselor who is caring, knowledgeable in this field, and collaborative, to join our exceptional and diverse team here in Cairo. At CAC we value a student-centered, holistic and inclusive approach to learning and teaching. Our mission statement, Learn, Explore and Have Fun, is a clear indication of a commitment to making the educational experience engaging, exploratory, and meaningful for our students. The successful candidate will ideally have experience engaging and collaborating with elementary children, families, faculty, and staff. Knowledge of well-being practices based on positive education, and restorative practices. If this sounds like the kind of school environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.
      Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 2 years experience in an international school.

    • Learning Support Services Teacher
      The successful candidate will ideally have experience with a range of programs to meet the student's needs as well as knowledge of well-being practices based on positive education, and restorative practices. If this sounds like the kind of school environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you. 



    MIDDLE SCHOOL

     

    • MS PE Teacher
      CAC has a strategic priority to focus on student well-being and the PE courses are viewed as a critical piece of a comprehensive approach to student well-being. All students in Grades 8 study PE. If this sounds like the kind of program and environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.

    • MS/HS Disruptive Innovation Technology Teacher
      Cairo American College is developing a survey course to offer in grades 7-10, an introduction to disruptive innovation affecting the world. While a bulk of the survey course will focus on financial literacy, critical introductory topics to be covered will include: blockchain, decentralized finance, Web3, metaverse, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, self-driving cars, green energy, genome sequencing, and design thinking. Project-based learning will at times happen in a 'Convergence Lab'. Areas of study taught through application in innovative finance include sources of income, budgeting, banking, consumer credit, spending, taxes, investment strategies, savings accounts, mutual funds, and the stock market. Financial Literacy places great emphasis on problem-solving, reasoning, representing, connecting, and communicating financial data. The successful candidate must enjoy researching and rapidly building a curriculum for this highly future-oriented sequence of courses.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL

     

    • HS Design Technology
      CAC is seeking an inventive teacher of Innovation, Design and Engineering with knowledge and experience of STEM related fields and Design Thinking. Through this course, students will develop future-oriented skills such as problem-framing & solving; creativity & imagination; collaboration & communication; critical & flexible thinking, persuasion, and entrepreneurship. This course will be a natural evolution of our current Design Technology program with a focus on preparing students with skills and aptitudes that are highly desirable in current and future workplaces. The appointed candidate would need to design, create, plan and implement the new course in the high school and work collaboratively with the MS teacher to align the curriculum for Grade 6-12. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity, challenge and environment you would enjoy and thrive in, we’d love to hear from you.

    • HS Social Studies/History IB (one-year vacancy)
      This is a one-year vacancy to fill in for faculty leave. CAC is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative teacher of Social Studies to join our exceptional and diverse team here in Cairo. At CAC we value a student-centered, holistic and inclusive approach to learning and teaching. Our mission statement, Learn, Explore and Have Fun, is a clear indication of our commitment to making the educational experience engaging, exploratory and meaningful for our students. The SS team embraces the Harkness methodology of discussion-based learning and our classrooms are equipped with large Harkness tables for this purpose. The department delivers various subjects within our curriculum, including World Cultures, US History (AP), IB History, Economics, Business and Management, IB Global Politics, and IBDP TOK. This position will require IB History experience specifically but other subjects would be beneficial.

    • HS Physical Sciences
      Science in Grades 9 & 10 is aligned with the AERO standards and in Grades 11 & 12 we offer IB Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In addition, we offer a range of science electives which include Environmental Systems and Astronomy. The purpose-built and well-equipped science labs in our newly renovated HS building take center stage with their location on the ground floor and glass fronts. Dynamic science learning is on display for our community. We are seeking an educator to help our students develop their natural curiosity, problem solving and scientific inquiry skills through working in a highly collaborative team. If this sounds like the kind of program and environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.

    • HS English
      Our English curriculum is based on the AERO standards and in Grades 11 & 12 we offer the IBDP English Literature course. In addition we have courses in American and World Literature as well as Creative Writing. The English team works to ensure diverse and inclusive voices are represented through our text selections and task design. The English team embraces the Harkness methodology of discussion-based learning and our classrooms are equipped with large Harkness tables for this purpose. We are seeking an educator to help our students develop their skills in critical thinking, analytical writing and interpretation. If this sounds like the kind of program and environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.

    • HS Mathematics 
      The HS math courses are structured around an integrated math framework leading to the IBDP AI SL and AA SL / HL courses in Grades 11 & 12. At CAC we celebrate the beauty of mathematics, inspiring students to make sense of the fascinating elements of content knowledge, while promoting perseverance and intellectual risk taking. Research-based lesson design and effective mathematics teaching practices are embedded in the curriculum through an intentional balance of teacher-directed and inquiry-based approaches. We are seeking an educator who will empower students to solve problems independently and collaboratively while supporting their learning through differentiation, enrichment and guidance as needed. If this sounds like the kind of program and environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.

    • HS Drama Teacher
      The Drama and Theatre subject offerings include Theater Making, Theatre Design and Production, and IB DP Theatre. There is also a Film and Video class currently offered as an elective. In addition to the taught classes, there is an annual HS Production that draws a large audience from the entire community. CAC has a large 500+ seat theater and two black box rehearsal/performance spaces as well as many smaller green rooms, costume and props stores, and a fully functioning workshop for set building. We are seeking an innovative drama educator with extensive experience in building and developing theater programs as well as collaborating across the MS and ES divisions. The performing arts, and theater, in particular, has the ability to bring people together to explore their creativity while developing collaboration skills and self-confidence. At CAC we value the positive impact the arts can have on student wellbeing and look forward to enhancing our programs further in the coming years. If this sounds like the kind of program and school environment you could help to build and thrive in, we’d love to hear from you.


    • HS PE / Health 
      CAC has a strategic priority to focus on student well-being and the PE / Health courses are viewed as a critical piece of a comprehensive approach to student well-being. All students in Grades 9 and 10. study PE & Health and additionally, we offer electives in the subject as well as a robust swimming and athletics program. If this sounds like the kind of program and environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.|



    • HS Social Studies and IB Economic ( Tentative)
      The Social Studies department delivers various subjects within our curriculum, including World History, US History (AP), IB History, Economics, Business and Management, IB Global Politics, and IBDP TOK.  This position will require IB History experience specifically but other subjects and AP knowledge would be beneficial.  If this sounds like the kind of program and school environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.|


    • HS Visual Arts 
      The Visual Arts subject offerings include IB and AP art courses as well as high school studio (2D and 3D) and digital arts. The successful candidate will ideally have IB and AP experience as well as a willingness to collaborate and work as a team. The visual arts classes at CAC are extremely popular and often oversubscribed. If this sounds like the kind of program and school environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.||

    • HS Science - Biology  (Tentative)
      Cairo American College is seeking a collaborative and innovative teacher of High School Biology and General Science to join our exceptional and diverse team here in Cairo. At CAC we value a student-centered, holistic and inclusive approach to learning and teaching. Science in Grades 9 & 10 is aligned with the AERO standards and in Grades 11 & 12 we offer the IB DP Biology course. In addition, we offer Environmental Systems and Astronomy as elective courses for Science. The purpose-built and well-equipped science labs in our newly renovated HS building take center stage with their location on the ground floor and glass fronts. Dynamic science learning is on display for our community to see and we are looking for the right educator to help our students develop their natural curiosity, problem-solving skills, and scientific inquiry while working in a highly collaborative team. If this sounds like the kind of program and environment you could thrive in and contribute to, we’d love to hear from you.



    Candidates interested in any open positions, with strong credentials and at least two years of full-time teaching experience in an international school should complete and send:

    • a completed CAC application form
    • letter of interest
    • up-to-date resume
    • copy of teaching credentials/certificate
    • at least 3 references
    • and a brief philosophy statement to

    Amira Hashem
    Human Resources Director
    Cairo American College
    P.O. Box 39, Maadi, Cairo 11431, Egypt
    Fax: 202-2519-8608
    Email: apply@cacegypt.org

    All new faculty are required to be fully vaccinated before the commencement of their contract. 
    Details on requirements and supporting vaccination cards required will be shared as part of the hiring process.
     
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    Administrative Assistant - Admissions Department  - Job Description (PDF)

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TEACHERS' STORIES

Our teachers are dedicated, passionate and excited by the prospect of working within an international, diverse community.

Our strong team of educators, many holding advanced degrees, brings a great deal of teaching experience gained from around the world in multicultural school environments. Professional development is an ongoing priority at CAC as we believe a school flourishes when its teachers are committed to lifelong learning.

If you are a fully-qualified teacher interested in a challenging and rewarding teaching experience in an international school in a unique location like Egypt, browse our list of job opportunities and get in touch with us at: apply@cacegypt.org. 

Read below four Inspiring Stories about our teachers' special moments at CAC and in Egypt.


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