School Administrator Profiles

Eddie Liptrot Principal DBGSEddie Liptrot - Principal, Dhahran British Grammar School

Eddie Liptrot joined International Schools Group (ISG) in fall 2013. He is the Principal of Dhahran British Grammar School. He has held substantial Headship in the UK and in the Middle East. In addition, Eddie was adviser and development partner to a range of international schools, as part of a commercial international schools group, prior to joining ISG. Within this role he led in the founding of new international schools; he acted as founding Principal of a school in Moscow. Eddie has worked extensively in building school leadership capacity; as an employee of The University of Manchester, he trained and assessed Headteachers and middle leaders in the UK, through partnership with the National College for School Leadership.

David Bolton DBGS Headteacher PrimaryDavid Bolton - Headteacher of Primary School, Dhahran British Grammar School

David Bolton graduated from the University of Chester in 1986 with a degree in physical education and English. He began his teaching career in Athens, Greece at Campion International School as Head of Primary PE and Year 6 teacher before moving back to the UK to teach at Holy Trinity School in Liverpool followed by becoming Deputy Headteacher at St.Brigid’s Primary School in 1998. He worked there for a period of eight years and was responsible for implementing a variety of initiatives including Healthy Schools and Investors in People. Mr Bolton also established key relationships with a number of universities in the region to develop a thriving teacher training programme within the school.

Nick Hardcastle Headteacher Senior SchoolNick Hardcastle - Headteacher Senior School, Dhahran British Grammar School

Nick joined Dhahran British Grammar School in 2000, having previously taught in the UK and Japan. He has a master's degree in South East Asian Languages and Literature. Before moving into teaching, Nick worked in export management and sales. He began his teaching career with the British Institute of Export and later taught in Usuki Shi in Japan. He holds degrees from the University of Hull and SOAS, University of London. He completed his teacher training at Leeds University.

Jana Barnhouse DEMS PrincipalJana Barnhouse - Principal, Dhahran Elementary / Middle School

Jana Barnhouse graduated from Ohio University in 1988 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a minor concentration in Computer Science and Mathematics.  In 1998 she completed her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota.

Nichola Smith DEMS Vice PrincipalNichola Smith - Vice Principal, Dhahran Elementary / Middle School

Nichola Smith is originally from Dunedin, New Zealand. She graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Dunedin College of Education, Otago University in 1999. She is currently completing her Masters in Educational Leadership from Buckingham University, UK. Before moving to Saudi Arabia and teaching physical education at DEMS in August 2015, she taught as both an elementary classroom teacher and physical education teacher in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Nichola is now Assistant Principal at DEMS.

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Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966-13-330-0555

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