Dallas Secondary Girls Principal , Dallas Secondary Campus
Zeynep Sertel began her teaching journey in 2001 as an English, Humanities and Quran teacher in secondary and lead different department at domain head level. She joined Ilim College Dallas Campus in 2010. She became a Head of Teaching and Learning for secondary in 2012 and continued in this position till 2014. She then became the Vice Principal in 2015.
Prior to her appointment as Principal, Zeynep taught at La Trobe University in Melbourne and Prince Sultan University in Riyadh.
Zeynep values positive student, teacher and family communication and believes this is the key to success on a personal academic level. She strongly believes in the concept of “lead by example” when fostering the leadership skills in the leaders of tomorrow.
Vice Principal , Dallas Secondary Campus
Meryem Celik began working at Ilim College in the year 2011 teaching English and Humanities with varying classes from year 7-11.
From 2012-2013 she was the year 7 level manager and year 8 level manager from 2013-2014.
Prior to her employment at Ilim College she worked at another Islamic College for two years.
Currently as Vice Principal, Meryem values cooperative, respectful and productive relationships. She employs restorative practices to promote resilience in all students and organises age specific programs to enhance wellbeing and meet the needs of Ilim students. She assists students to be aware of the impact their behaviour has on others by personal accountability keeping in mind school values. She works towards meeting the challenges of the 21stcentury and aims to look closely into going beyond assessments for improved learning.
VCE Coordinator, Dallas Secondary Campus
Sonia Koubar is a highly experienced teacher of secondary English and is currently the VCE Coordinator at Ilim College. She began her teaching career in 1995 (Melbourne) and has specialized in VCE English. Prior to her appointment at Ilim College in 2009, she was Head of English at an independent college in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Sonia’s work with Primary and Secondary students has enabled her to develop programs that suit different learning styles. She has been instrumental in developing the VCE English Program at Ilim College.
Sonia is an ardent reader and encourages students to develop resilience and become lifelong learners.
Sati Kuyruk Ustuner
Head of Teaching & Learning , Dallas Secondary Campus
Sati Kuyruk Ustuner began her teaching journey in 2008 as a second career path after leaving her professional field of Accounting and International Trade. She began her education journey teaching English at Victorian University Tafe and moved onto other Islamic Colleges before starting to teach Literature at Ilim College in 2014.
Prior to her appointment as Head of Teaching and Learning, Sati was the Year 9 Level Manager during 2015 and the Year 12 Level Manager during 2016.
Sati is a specialised VCE English, Business Management and Accounting teacher and is passionate about contributing positively to the youth of today by inspiring and motivating students to be the best that they can and achieve all that they can in all aspects of life.
Head of Student Services , Dallas Secondary Campus
Aysegul Sertel is a registered psychologist, having completed her Masters in Education. She has 15 years’ experience as an educator, and 10 years experience in the practice of psychology. She has worked in various environments, locally and abroad, including primary and secondary schools, university and in private practice. She began her journey at Ilim College in 2005, holding various positions. Currently, she holds the position of Head of Student Services and Personal and Social Development Coordinator.
She works with students in areas including depression and anxiety, stress, social difficulties, anger management, learning difficulties, self-esteem, grief and loss, family separation or conflict, coping with change and life adjustments. She has great rapport with them, making them feel safe, supported and understood. Aysegul is experienced in psychoeducational assessments. She is also experienced in running group programs, seminars and workshops for young people and parents, and providing professional development for school staff.
Aysegul believes in the importance of working closely with students, and liaising and collaborating with family members to provide the best possible support for young people.