ABOUT THE PRINCIPALMAIJA LAMU & JAYLAN EL ZOHEIRY
Jaylan El Zoheiry: PHD in Business Administration
Jaylan is a Marketing Management University Professor in Cairo. She graduated from the American University in Cairo and started her career in Marketing with Procter and Gamble Egypt. Later on she moved to work with P&G in Europe where she finished her post-graduate studies and returned to continue her career with P&G Cairo. Since she loves teaching, she decided on a career change and started teaching marketing management to university Jaylan El Zoheiry and Maija Lamu - East Cairostudents 3 years ago. She discovered, while teaching older students, that her passion and dream was to also teach young people so she obtained a diploma in child psychology to help her deal with children with proficiency. She is now running the Helen O'Grady Academy in Cairo with her partner Principal Maija Lamu.
Maija Lamu: Montessori Education Program International (MEPI) Degree
Maija is originally from Finland but has been living in Egypt since 1998. She started her career as professional tennis player which gave her the opportunity to live among different cultures from all over the world. She used to coach children and adults in which she discovered her passion and edge in developing children. She accordingly started her studies in Education and graduated with a pedagogic degree for the Montessori Education International as director of early childhood. While obtaining her diploma for teaching Finnish language and culture through drama, literature, grammar and total physical-response method in the University of Helsinki, Finland, she started to realize how drama can have a huge impact in self-development. In Egypt she worked as the director of a Finnish school as well taught drama for secondary students at the New Cairo British International School.
Maija now runs, with her partner Jaylan, the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy in Cairo.