Primary school
Secondary school
Board of Trustees
  • Yerkin Tatishev
    Founder of High Tech Academy /
    Chair of the Finance Committee
    In 2017, Yerkin founded High Tech Academy, the first innovative project based learning school in Kazakhstan, and where he is the member of the Board of Trustees for the Finance Committee. Since 2013, he has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of Almaty Management University.

    Yerkin launched Kusto Group in the 1990s with the aim of developing high growth potential in the world’s most dynamic economies and applying management insights, alongside the expertise of local staff, to build businesses that last.

    Under his leadership, Kusto has grown to become a multinational investment company with operations spanning three continents and industries ranging from construction and energy, to agriculture and real estate.
  • Doris Korda
    Chair of the Board of Trustees /
    Chair of the Education Committee
    Doris is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at High Tech Academy and she provides strategic vision and leadership for the education committee.

    Doris has founded and currently leads Korda Institute for Teaching in the USA, a non-profit organization whose singular mission is to transform the way teachers teach and learners learn. She has created a globally acclaimed entrepreneurship education program and was the co-originator of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, an initiative to change the high school transcript to reflect the unique skills, strengths and interests of learners.

    Doris has worked with hundreds of educators to change teaching and learning in urban and rural districts, career tech programs and all types of schools.
  • Tatiana Magambetova
    Co-Founder and Principal of High Tech Academy / Chair of the Foundational Values Committee
    Tatiana is the Co-Founder and Principal of High Tech Academy. As a member of the Board of Trustees her areas of responsibility are fundamental values and culture of the school.

    Tatiana provides vision and leadership for the High Tech Academy community which secures its success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all students and improved standards of learning and achievement.

    Tatiana is an experienced business development professional. She has a history of working in the human resources industry, directing and coordinating the administrative functions of organizations. Tatiana is skilled in negotiation, sales management, customer service, and business development and strategy.
  • Murat Utemissov
    Chair of the Safeguarding and Premises Committee
    Murat is a member of the Board of Trustees where his areas of responsibility at High Tech Academy are development of the school’s premises and safeguarding.

    Murat is the Chief Executive of Kusto Home LLP. Under Murat's leadership, Kusto Home has successfully completed the construction of the new campus of High Tech Academy, Koktobe City Residential Complex in Almaty (1-2 stages), the luxury Residential Complex of Diamond Island in Ho Chi Minh city, and the Alpine Town Residential Complex in Kiev.

    He has a diversified managerial background. Murat led projects in the mining sector before joining Kusto to head up a series of large scale international real estate projects.
  • Orazkhan Karsybekov
    Chair of the Internal Audit Committee
    Orazkhan is a member of the Board of Trustees where his area of responsibility at High Tech Academy is quality assurance through internal audits.

    Orazkhan is Chairman of the KazPetrol Group (KPG), he has been able to draw on and leverage his successful experiences in the oil and gas sector in companies ranging from subsoil specialists to drilling and fuel suppliers. He has been the key strategic thinker behind KPG’s success, helping turn complex investment into a billion dollar oil and gas company.

    Orazhan has also held leadership positions in the construction sector including overseeing a number of prestigious real estate developments across Kazakhstan.
Leadership Team
Tahira Nawaz
School Principal
Aliya Aknazarova
Finance and Administrative Director
Yuliya Avdeyenko
Academic Vice Principal
Nadezhda Kim
Dean of Students
Arai Orazkhanova
Preschool Leader
Alima Beibitbayeva
Senior Preschool Teacher
Syndar Yeldos
Preschool Teacher
Gulzhan Ibraimova
Preschool Teacher
Bota Sarmanbetova
Preschool Teacher
Artyom Nosko
Preschool Teacher
Aruzhan Oralbayeva
English Language Teacher
Narlen Nurbolat
Preschool Teacher
Natalya Bondaryuk
Primary School Teacher
Rana Nassyrova
Primary School Teacher Assistant
Saiyora Mirzakhmedova
Primary School Teacher
Primary School
Primary School Teachers
Kamila Zaplatova
Primary School Teacher
Reyanah Manuel
Primary School Teacher
Robynne Shamrock
Primary School Teacher
Rosete Marissa
Primary School Teacher
Gaukhar Beisekova
Primary School Teacher
Balzhan Nurlanova
Junior Librarian
Saltanat Tursynbayeva
Primary School Teacher
Marina Utegenova
Primary School Teacher
Dina Mukhamadiyeva
Angelica Montero
Primary School Teacher
Natalya Ponomaryova
Primary School Teacher
Elmira Alimbetova
Primary School Teacher
Olga Chumachok
Primary School Teacher
Shuakh Awutzhan
Junior Primary School Teacher
Sagidat Omar
Primary School Teacher Assistant
Gulsarakhon Ushurova
Junior Primary School Teacher
Adeliya Kuandyk
Primary School Teacher
Kamila Malikova
Junior Primary School Teacher
Yelena Varlakova
Junior Primary School Teacher
Amina Krykbay
Junior Primary School Teacher
Dina Sagyrbayeva
Primary School Teacher Assistant
Alma Shalkar
Primary School Teacher
Kamar Tassan
Junior Primary School Teacher
Primary School Language Department
Olga Muratovskaya
Russian Teacher
Gulzhan Domayeva
Kazakh Teacher
Kanymzhan Durimbetova
Kazakh Teacher
Darya Sypko
Russian Teacher
Aidana Noyanbay

Kazakh Teacher

Well-Being Team
Kirill Volodko
Assistant Dean of Students Primary
Oksana Ivanova
Margarita Khalina
Speech Therapist
Alexandra Ablakim
Secondary School
Russian Language Department
Gulmira Kapbassova
Russian and Literature Teacher

Shakhnoza Bassitova

Russian and Literature Teacher

Aida Ibragimova
Russian and Literature Teacher
Narzhan Sadyk
Russian and Literature Teacher
English Language Department
Alfiya Badritdinova
English Language and Literature Teacher
Alua Ilyassova
English Language and Literature Teacher
Nagima Yesserzhenova
English Language and Literature Teacher
William Myers
English Literature and Academic Writing Teacher
Artur Saduov
English Language and Literature Teacher
Social Studies Department
Lidiya Uteyeva
Assistant Academic Vice-Principal
Bejamin Powers
Social Studies Teacher
Anastassiya Krotova
Entrepreneurship Course Teacher
Tylor Weeks
Social Studies Teacher
Jangir Korzhumbayev
Entrepreneurship Course Teacher
Kazakh Language and History of Kazakhstan Departments
Kuralai Abuova
Kazakh Language and Literature Teacher
Kamila Abayeva
Kazakh Language and Literature Teacher
Assem Abdrakhmanova
Kazakh Language Teacher Assistant
Serikgul Omarbekova
Kazakh Language and Literature Teacher
Bauyrzhan Sailaubek
Kazakhstan History Teacher Assistant
Math Department
Aztay Azimbayev
Math Teacher
Farida Baltabek
Math Teacher
Timur Gazizov
Math Teacher
Kuanysh Muradov
Math Teacher
Samat Ongarbayev
Math Teacher
Iurii Bykov
Math Teacher
Science Department
Vassiliy Kryuchkov
Physics Teacher
Lyudmila Kryuchkova
Physics Teacher
Daniil Loginov
FabLab and Experimental Physics Teacher
Alina Narova
Physics Teacher Assistant
Atabek Dzhiembayev
Biology Teacher
Larissa Klyshina
Biology Teacher
Galiya Asan
Chemistry Teacher
Meruyert Turtubayeva
Chemistry Teacher
Dana Onglassynkyzy
Chemistry Lab Assistant
Karina Tursunova
Biology Lab Assistant
Botagoz Rakhymzhanova
Science Teaching Assistant
Meiirli Sailauov
Greenhouse Lab-Tech
Robotics and ICT Department
Rustem Yermekov
Robotics Teacher
Anatolii Fedchenko
ICT Teacher
Adil Anashbayev
Robotics Teaching Assistant
Music and Arts Department
Yuliya Solovskaya
Theatre and Drama Teacher
Margarita Gribova
Art Teacher
Nataliya Trofimova
Art Teacher
Alexandra Kalacheva
Art Teacher
Assel Berdigulova
Ceramics Teacher
Vassiliy Izosimov
Music Teacher
Anara Izosimova
Music and Drama Teacher
Urailya Duissebayeva
Dombra Teacher
Alexey Perebeyev
Art Teacher
Yana Gvozdeva
Pottery Teacher
Sports and Physical Education Department
Liliya Bazyaruk
PE Teacher
Igor Shalashov
PE Teacher
Olga Podberezkina
PE Teacher
Sergey Ipatov
Swimming Coach
Yerzhan Mailybayev
Taekwondo Teacher
Sultan Molzhanov
PE assistant
Well-Being Team
Darya Mikheyeva
Head of Advisory
Madina Ruziyeva
Vidadi Mirzayev
Career Guidance Counselor
Lidiya Kosmuratova