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Durham International announces the appointment of Mrs Lisa Luckyn-Malone as Deputy Head for Durham Kenya

Durham International is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Lisa Luckyn-Malone as the Deputy Head of Durham International School Kenya. Starting off her new role with a 3 day visit to Durham School UK, Lisa will be in post in Nairobi during the first week of February.

Lisa is a graduate of Durham University where she completed her BA in Education after which she went on to get her Qualified Teacher Status through Canterbury University. Having worked as a teacher and leader in premium preparatory schools in the UK and more recently in Kenya and Zimbabwe, Lisa brings to the role broad educational experience and great understanding of Early Years and Primary education.

Speaking on the appointment, Mr Kieran McLaughlin, Headmaster of Durham School UK, said “Lisa’s appointment in the new role of Deputy Head at Durham Kenya marks the next stage in the growth of the School. Lisa will be a dynamic addition to the already strong Durham Kenya team, supporting and leading various aspects of teaching & learning and pastoral care for our fast growing student population, representing 25 different nationalities”.

On her appointment Lisa said “I am delighted to be joining Durham Kenya at such a key point in its growth. The opening of Key Stage 2 is an exciting milestone building on from the flourishing pre-prep school and I am incredibly excited to be part of this next stage of development. I am looking forward to returning to Nairobi and cannot wait to become part of the Durham community”.

Mrs Sue Small, Headteacher of Durham Kenya, commented “Lisa is a passionate educator and leader who absolutely shares the Durham educational ethos and values. Durham Kenya’s reputation for first rate education and pastoral care is now well established in Nairobi and as we open our Key Stage 2 in September 2023, I very much look forward to working with Lisa to ensure that we continue to deliver an exceptional educational experience to each individual student”.

Outside the classroom, Lisa is a keen runner and cyclist. She is married to Marcus and has a daughter at St Andrews University in Scotland and a son writing A Levels this year in the UK.

We welcome Lisa to the Durham International family and to Durham Kenya.

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