School Leaders



Kapono Ciotti 

Director/Head of School

Kapono Ciotti attributes his educational philosophy to his own schooling experience in a constructivist school during his early years in Honolulu, Hawaii. He taught in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Dakar, Senegal, for over a decade before moving into school leadership. Kapono has led schools in the United States and Egypt, where he put into practice the philosophy of "students making the world a better place," shifting school culture to impact-based education practice. His strong belief that education is an act of social justice drives his work.

Kapono has worked internationally in educational change organizations, leading the work of Deeper Learning and place and culture-based pedagogy. In these roles, he has trained teachers in over 100 schools and school districts over four continents, impacting hundreds of thousands of students. 

Kapono holds a Ph.D. in International Education Leadership from Northcentral University, a Masters degree in Social Change and Development from the University of Newcastle, and a Bachelors of Language and Culture from the Evergreen State College.



Brandon Rogers

Primary School Principal 

Our Elementary Principal, Brandon Rogers, has more than 20 years experience as an educator; 15 of those years as an international educator in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Mexico, and now at AIS Main. With a bachelor's in elementary education and a master's degree in educational leadership and management, he has been a classroom and reading teacher, curriculum coordinator, and a principal. Brandon brings his knowledge of curriculum design and implementation, the workshop model of instruction, and educational coaching.

Brandon is here with his wife, son, and two Siberian huskies and believes that all families come first, including the AIS family.



Kimnada Bobb

Middle School Principal

Kimnada has been living in Egypt and working at AIS for nearly five years in different capacities, including as a teacher, curriculum specialist, and school leader. She is a certified educator with nearly thirty years of experience in different school settings with diverse populations. And with over twenty years of classroom teaching experience from kindergarten through grade eight, Kimnada still thrives on the development of relationships with students.

She believes that every student can excel in any capacity given the opportunity, tools, and appropriate support. She relates well to multilingual learners and Third Culture Kids, as she has been one herself. Growing up in the United States, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, and Brazil exposed her to different languages and cultures and allowed her to live the experience of global learning. 



Bruce Knox

High School Principal 

Bruce has been an educator for nearly 30 years. He has taught all ages, from kindergarten to post-graduate, across three continents and seven different countries, and has served as an educational leader from K–12 in four international schools. Bruce, who has a Bachelor of Teaching, a Master's degree in Educational Technology, and more than 30 years of classroom experience, continues to be fascinated by the exciting collision of technology, teenagers, and teaching. He believes students are capable of amazing things and will exceed our expectations when given the chance.

Bruce gets his energy from helping those around him be better today than they were yesterday—a true challenge and a real privilege.
When he is not working with students, parents, and teachers to become better versions of themselves each day, he spends his time riding mountain bikes, playing musical instruments, writing and recording songs, and cooking for his wife and daughter.