Meet the teachers

Kalungi Godfrey

Art Teacher
Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts

I was born in Uganda of a Rwandese father and a Ugandan mother. I was raised and educated in Uganda. I have over nine years of teaching experience, in four different schools in Uganda as well as at ISKR. My special interests lie in spending leisure time with my family and creating art at Inema Art Center. I have a wife and two beautiful daughters, both of whom attend ISKR.


Pieter Ruigrok Van der Werve

Drama Teacher

I am a drama teacher/ actor/ director/ playwright and I performed in the theatre for over 600 performances (Joop van den Ende: My Fair Lady (Paul van Vliet, Vera Mann), Evita (Pia Douwes) and Singin’ in the Rain (Fred Butter)) as well as having experience in TV and film. From 2004 to 2012 I was a drama teacher at the School of Performing Arts at the Hanze University, Groningen, Netherlands. I wrote and/or directed quite a number of productions -and did some dramaturgy on the side. Although I thoroughly enjoy performing myself, I prefer teaching and directing. I left the Netherlands in 2012, teaching in South Africa and Kenya, before coming to Rwanda in 2014.

Samuel Kayijamahe

Physical Education Teacher
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Physiotherapy – National University of Rwanda

I am originally from Rwanda and have 5 years of experience in teaching. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science (Honors) degree in Physiotherapy from National University of Rwanda (College of Medicine and Health Science). I am currently completing a Master’s Degree at Mount Kenya University. Before coming to ISKR, I worked as a physiotherapist, a trainer for the Rwandan national football team and a teacher in a Rwandan school. I have two sons at ISKR.

Rosanne Cicanese

ICT Coordinator
BA & MA – University of Florida
Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology, University of Central Florida
Professional Teaching Certificate, Elementary K-6, State of Florida

I grew up and have lived most of my life in Florida which has made me a huge Florida Gator fan! I have 12 years of elementary teaching experience and last year I had the amazing opportunity to teach 4 grade in Cairo, Egypt. After visiting Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in February 2013, I fell in love with East Africa and knew I needed to get back here to live. I am excited to be in Rwanda and be a part of the ISKR family! When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, hiking, SCUBA diving, hanging out with my cat and watching Florida Gator sports!