Mrs. Jennifer

5-year-olds class Homeroom Teacher





Mrs. Candice

5-year-olds class Homeroom Teacher

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Special Education with a K-8 Genera Education qualifier. I have worked extensively with children with behavior challenges, and also worked for two years as part of a team to turn around the lowest performing school in the state of Arizona on the Apache Indian Reservation.  I've worked overseas for four years (three in Kyiv, Ukraine and one year in Qatar). I love gardening, hiking, martial arts, and have been a professional musician and singer since 1988.




Ms. Torre

4-year-olds class Homeroom Teacher

 My name is Torre Derr. I am from the US, and started my teaching career in Pennsylvania. This is my 6th year with QSI and in Astana. My daughter and I love it here, and consider Astana home. I have taught for 9 years, and have a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in education. I am passionate about always learning how to improve my teaching craft. Right now, I am taking a college course on early elementary literacy development.





Ms. Olga

3-year-olds class Homeroom Teacher

My name is Olga Kazachenko.  I studied education, Russian language, and literature at the Baku Slavic University in Azerbaijan. I also have a Master’s degree in general linguistics. I have been working with QSI schools both in Baku and Astana as a preschool teacher for over twelve years.  This is my fifth year to serve QSI Astana preschool students and we are so excited to have a new school home.




Mr. Irissa

PE Teacher





Mrs. Kyla

Art Teacher






Mrs. Marzhan

2 year-old class Foreign Language Teacher

I am Marzhan. I am from Shymkent, South Kazakhstan. I studied at Shymkent University majoring in German and English language studies. I started working with kids in 2006 at the local kindergarten. Then I joined QSI in 2012. I love working with the kids. I am the mother of a two year old boy and soon will have our second child.






Mrs. Helen

3-year-old class Teacher 

I am Mrs. Helen and am from Southern India. I have done M. Com. and B.Ed.  and have taught Commerce and Accounting for 11th and 12th grade students for 2 years. In 2015, my family moved to Astana because of transfer of my husband's diplomatic service for the Embassy of India. I joined QSI Astana as a volunteer for 5 y.o. and 2 y.o. classes. This year I joined our 3 y.o. class as an assistant. I have a daughter; she goes to the 6 y.o. class. I am happy to be here and help your children.






Mrs. Bota

4-year-olds class Foreign Language Teacher

 My name is Botagoz Syzdykova. I am from Pavlodar (Nothern part of Kazakhstan). I graduated from Eurasian University of Pavlodar as Teacher of English and German. This will be my 8th year working at QSI. The first year I started as a Pre-K paraprofessional at Bishkek International School (QSIB) and one year later I joined International School of Astana (QSIA) to work in Pre-K program. I've been assisting and teaching along with several other age groups from the 4 y.o. to 10 y.o. classes. I am happy to be the preschool assistant this year. What I love most about working with these amazing kids is helping them to develop a genuine love of learning and giving them a strong educational foundation for the years to come. 



Mrs. Fatima


I have a Master`s Degree in English Literature, and a Bachelor's in Education (English and Cultural Studies). My hobbies are reading and painting. I love working in the educational environment. 


Ms. Aigerim

The Coordinator of the QSI ECE Center in Astana

I have a Master`s Degree in Social Sciences. When I have spare time, I like hiking and playing piano.