Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Dallas Secondary Girls

Zeynep Sertel

Zeynep Sertel

Principal , Dallas Secondary Girls 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. 

 

Meryem Celik

Meryem Celik

Vice Principal , Dallas Secondary Girls 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.

Sonia Koubar

Sonia Koubar

VCE Coordinator, Dallas Secondary Girls 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

Sati Kuyruk Ustuner

Head of Teaching & Learning , Dallas Secondary Girls 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. 

Kamelia Dennaoui

Kamelia Dennaoui

Head of Student Services, Dallas Secondary Girls Campus

Kamelia is a registered Speech Pathologist having completed her Masters in Speech Pathology and Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Melbourne University. Before Ilim College, Kamelia worked in a private practice with children and adults of all ages. She started working at the College mid 2016 as a speech pathologist and took on the role as Head of Students Services at the end of 2017.

Kamelia works with students who struggle in the areas of language and literacy. She runs different intervention groups to assist students with spelling, reading comprehension, written expression and reading fluency. She is also experienced in standardized language and literacy assessments. Kamelia has also run a few seminars and workshops for parents, teachers and students.

Kamelia 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.