Mrs. Dawn Merrill



     Mrs Dawn M Merrill (Kilic) was born in Fridley, Minnesota and has spent more than 16 years in the educational field,  teaching extensively in private institutions in both Turkey and Kyrgyzstan. Her classroom teaching experiences range from upper-primary to university-level, where her main focus has been English and Literature. She has been in several diverse roles that include both teaching and leadership.

     Mrs Kilic has her Associate’s degree in English (Suomi College, 1999); her Bachelor’s degree in Literature (Finlandia University, 2001); and her Master’s degree in English Language and Literature Teaching (IAAU, 2011), plus many hours of Continuing Professional Development that she has taken through such organisations as the British Council, OUP and others. She has tutored her colleagues in their own PDQ courses, as well, and has lead her colleagues in numerous CPD workshops throughout her teaching and leadership career.

    Mrs Kilic has also completed IB training for IB (Language A: language and literature and Language B: language acquisition), and has years of teaching IGCSE First Language English experience. Mrs Kilic has been recognised twice as OIS Teacher of the Term and once as Teacher of the Year. This is her first year as a COBIS Head.

With background in Child Protection and Safeguarding, Mrs Kilic keeps students’ safety a priority.

    Mrs Kilic likes to spend time with her family, playing Scrabble, reading and taking part in international conferences.


MA—English Language and Literature Teaching (IAAU, Bishkek)—2011

BA—Liberal Studies with a Concentration in English (Finlandia University, Michigan)—2001

AA—English (Suomi College, Michigan)—1999

English B (Cat.1) Certificate (IB, Online)—2018

Approaches to EAP: Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EDUPress, Bishkek)—2015

Cooperative Learning in TEFL Workshop (FORUM, Bishkek)—2009

Teacher Development Course, Part I (British Council, Izmir)—2008

Mr. Lebon

Primary School Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts
Qualified Teacher's Status
Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Mustafa Karakas

Math Teacher



 IB and IGCSE Mathematics teacher. He worked in different international schools in different countries including Romania, Hungary and Czechia. He loves nature, hiking, cycling and reading."

Mr. Akylai Raimbekovna

ECA ​Coordinator & School Counselor


Hons BA Psychology (major degree), Istanbul Şehir University, Istanbul/Turkey.

 BA Management (minor degree), Istanbul Şehir University, Istanbul/Turkey.

 Exchange, University of Groningen

Groningen/ The Netherlands.

Mrs. Nataliya Vladimirovna

KGRU Secondary School Principal

Mrs. Viktoriya Livada

KGRU Primary School


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