Our Team

Administration

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

Executive Director

Mr. Rogers has a B.A. History and M.Ed. TESOL with expertise in Educational Management, Quality Assurance and Technology. He has over a decade of experience as a program manager, educational technologist, consultant and classroom instructor of English language training programs in Canada, the UAE, Chile, Iraq and China.

Abdulwahid Musa

Abdulwahid Musa

Director of Studies

Abdulwahid has taught in the Middle East and the UK. He is a native speaker TESOL professional with diverse expertise in educational leadership, community outreach and academic advising. Prior to joining Northstar College, he managed an OFFSTED accredited tuition center in Leeds, UK. As the Associate Director of Studies, he coordinates talents of our dynamic team, ensuring the delivery of effective English language programs and maintaining a world-class academic environment for our students. He holds a BSc from the UK and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). Abdulwahid is currently pursuing an MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Asma Said

Asma Said

Senior Accountant

A young graduate from Hargiesa University with a degree in Accounting and Finance, Asma solidified her knowledge with extensive work in accounting and finance right after graduation. She enjoys working with numbers with a passion to audit accounting records. She performs her work with a high degree of accuracy and excellent detail to attention. In addition to her role at Northstar College, Asma works with Transparency Solutions, Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Ugbad Ahmed

Ugbad Ahmed

Finance and Admin Officer

Ugbad looks after administrative affairs of the campus and supports our senior accountant by maintaining accurate financial records. She has a good eye for detail and is efficient in all types of work she is charged to perform. Prior to Joining Northstar College, Ugbad worked at Mount Kenya University with responsibilities for a wide range of tasks from dealing with student complaints, maintenance of recordkeeping to the monitoring and timely implementation of university academic calendar.

Noura Abdi

Noura Abdi

Admissions Officer

Noura Abdi is computer science graduate with experience teaching English as well as customer service and student administration. A fluent speaker of English, Arabic and Somali. Noura is passionate about learning and teaching which makes her an excellent addition to our team. Noura is responsible for liaising with students, staff and faculty to ensure our learning support programs are of the highest quality.

Hodo Abdi Musse

Hodo Abdi Musse

Administrative Assistant

A graduate from Marmara University, Turkey and another member of our team with experience in educational administration as a former international student co-ordinator. Hodo’s experience and skill set make her an excellent member of our admin team. Hodo is responsible for student enrolment, record keeping, maintaining our database systems, scheduling and liaising with staff and faculty. Hodo is Fluent in English and Somali and also speaks Turkish.

Hodo Abdilaahi

Hodo Abdilaahi

Administrative Assistant

A former record keeper and branch manager, Hodo has excellent hands on knowledge in student administration and record keeping.  A fluent speaker of both English and Somali. Hodo is key member of our admin team and helps, register students, promote our courses and maintain our record systems.

Instructors

Amanda Boatwright

Amanda Boatwright

Amanda Boatwright is a Colorado resident from the Denver area in the United States. She has a BS in Business Administration, Certificate for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, a Masters of Arts in International and Intercultural Communication and a Masters of Education in International Education with ESL Specialization. Ms. Boatwright has worked as a teacher for speakers of other languages, a Director of Studies, or trainer of other teachers for more than 15 years. She has worked in locations as diverse as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tajikistan, Bangladesh and Russia (Western Siberia) to name a few. Having lived in or traveled to more than 80 countries, Ms. Boatwright has experience and appreciation for cross-cultural communication and enjoys helping people break down barriers by assisting them in developing a common language to communicate more effectively.

Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham holds a BA in African Language and Culture from SOAS University, London and a TESOL Certificate from The English Studio, London. Chris has taught at institutions in his native England and around East Africa over the past 4 years. He has enjoyed being both a teacher of English and a student of Swahili, French and now of Somali. He has experience teaching students of all abilities and ages ranging from young adults to professionals, in both classroom and one-on-one settings. He enjoys a more relaxed atmosphere in the class, with a focus on games, competitions and humour in order to keep students engaged.

Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Taught at universities and language institutes in Iraq and China and also worked as a news producer and a researcher in his home town, Minneapolis, United States, Nathan brings diverse expertise and multicultural understanding in the classroom. He has years of experience teaching both children and adults in a classroom setting as well as giving personalized one-on-one tutoring to meet student needs. He holds B.A. in History and English from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a TESOL Certificate (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from American TESOL Institute, United States.

Mukhtar Hussien

Mukhtar Hussien

Having worked at the British Council accredited English language provider in the UK, Language Centers as well as higher learning institutions in Saudi Arabia and Britain, Mukhtar brings over 5 years of teaching experience in the classroom teaching both youth and adults. Born and raised in Birmingham UK, Mukhtar is a native speaker with extensive skills and talents in language teaching, assessment and the use of technology in the classroom. He holds B.A. from the University of the West England, Bristol, UK and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).

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