Ashleigh Dobinson

Ashleigh Dobinson

Year 5 Lead and Teacher

I was born in Aberdeen and grew up in a small rural town in the North East of Scotland.

I taught at Aberlour Primary School in Scotland, very close to my hometown for my NQT year teaching a Primary 2 class. After a successful year, I made the decision to teach abroad and came to Doha where I  taught at an International School for two years in Years 1 and 3 before moving to Oryx.

Being healthy and active is a high priority in my life. At the age of 11, I achieved my Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do and later became an instructor. Back in Scotland, I have horses and enjoy taking them out for a trek in the countryside. I'm a proud vegan and love to cook good food. Travelling is very important to me. Since moving to Doha, it has opened many doors and opportunities to visit other countries.

My family live in Scotland and enjoy coming to Doha to visit.

Oryx International School gives me the chance to do what I enjoy most, teach. It is a great privilege to watch children become successful learners and confident individuals. Seeing the children in my class happy, healthy and respected is what I take pride in.