Zhakenov Meiram Amirzhanovich

Meiram Zhakenov was born in 1954. In 1976 he graduated from Karaganda Polytechnical Institute with a major entitled “An engineer – educator”, and in 1990 – from Leningrad State University with a major entitled “The Portuguese language”.

Meiram Amirzhanovich started working in 1977 as a teacher, and then as a Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at Kokchetav Industrial-Training college (technicum).

From 1990 to 1993 he worked as a teacher of methodology and psychology at the training college and as an interpreter of Portuguese in Angola.

From 1993 to 2000 he worked as a vice-principal at the educational and methodological centre of Karaganda oblast, and then as a vice-principal for academic affairs at the school for gifted children “Murager” in Karaganda.

In 2007 he was assigned as a school principal of the regional scientific and methodological centre for gifted children of Karaganda oblast.

Meiram Amirzhanovich is an author of many scientific works that focus on the intellectual activity of gifted children. His work on the themes: “Scientific organization of the gifted children’s intellectual activity”, and “Rating students’ competence” are put in practice in the schools of Karaganda, South Kazakhstan, and Kyzylorda oblasts.He was awarded with the Honorary Diploma and the medal of Y. Altynsarin of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and he is an Honorary Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2008 he was assigned as the Director of the First Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics.

Ospan Ramazan Zhansharipovich
Vice-principal for Research

In 1986, just after graduating from Philological faculty of S.Seifullin Tselinograd Pedagogical Institute, Ospan Ramazan began his career as a teacher of Russian language and Literature at secondary school No. 5 in Tselinograd city.

In 1993 he graduated from Akmola Pedagogical Institute with a degree in Kazakh language and Literature.

From 1988 to 2002, he worked as a teacher of Kazakh language and Literature and as a Vice-principal for pastoral and educational work at secondary school No. 23 in Astana city.

In 2002, he was appointed as a Vice-principal for research at secondary school No. 25.

In 2009, he started new job as a teacher of Kazakh language and Literature at the Intellectual school, and in 2009-2010 academic year, he was promoted to a Vice-principal for Research.

Beysembinova Asel Saydugalievna
Vice-Principal for Academic Affairs

In 2002, Beysembinova A.S. graduated from the philological faculty of the East Kazakhstan State University named after S. Amanzholov, specializing in Translation Studies (English, German) with bachelor's degree.

In 2008, she graduated from the faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the East Kazakhstan State University named after S. Amanzholov with master’s degree in Pedagogy and Psychology, specialization - Management in Education.

In 2015, she graduated from the Higher School of Education of Nazarbayev University with a degree in Educational Leadership with an academic degree of Master of Science in Educational Leadership.

Asel Saidugalievna has been working in the AEO "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" since 2011, starting from the position of an English teacher at Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Ust-Kamenogorsk. For the last 6 years she has been Deputy Director for Academic Affairs.

During her work at NIS, she took internships in Sweden, Armenia, Great Britain, also, she is a certified CLIL trainer. In 2018 she was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education and Science.

In 2020-2021, Asel Saydugalievna Beysembinova was appointed as a Deputy Director for Academic Affairs of Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in the city of Nur-Sultan.

Yelshibayev Anarbek Serikkhanovich
Deputy Principal for professional work and innovations

Mr. Anarbek Yelshibayev is a 2012 alumnus of Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages. In 2014 he earned the degree of Master of Pedagogical Science at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

Since joining NIS of physics and mathematics in Nur-Sultan in 2014, Mr. Anarbek Yelshibayev has coordinated the implementation of criteria-based assessment model and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies summer programs. His students have successfully participated in various subject and project contests.

Since the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year, Mr. Anarbek Yelshibayev has been serving as Vice-Principal.

Imanbekova Elmira Kuatbekovna
Vice-Principal for Pedagogical Work And Discipline

From 1999 to 2001 Elmira Kuatbekovna held a post of a vice-principal for pedagogical work and discipline at the Kazakhstan-American school “Maksat” in Taraz.

From 2001 to 2006 she worked as a vice-principal at the oblast boarding school for the gifted children “Daryn” in Zhambyl oblast.

From 2006 to 2008 she worked as a vice-principal for instructional research at the school for gifted children “Zerde” in Astana.

Aidar Khoroshash
(BA Hons, MA, PhD)
Vice-Principal, External Affairs

Dr. Aidar Khoroshash graduated from the Foreign Languages Department at Karaganda State University.

He started his working career as a senior instructor at the Institute of Language and Translation in Karaganda and a school for gifted and talented.

In 2007-2008, he took his Master’s course at the University of Northern Anglia, UK.

In 2009, he joined NIS as a manager that grew into a VP position one year later.

Dr. Khoroshash is an educational expert with high qualifications in a variety of professional areas. He is also a participant and winner of such international projects as Connecting Classrooms by British Council, Microsoft Pathfinder Schools, and many others.

In 2013 Mr. Aidar Khoroshash entered the doctoral program at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, as the result of which he obtained his PhD degree in 2017. Since then, Dr. Khoroshash has been actively involved in practical and theoretical research. He is a welcome guest at different conferences and forums where he is always happy to share his ideas on education with a special focus on leadership and voice.