Each Staff at Merton International School holds the required certifications and training needed. Our teachers are skilled at developing Individualized Education Programs and implementing specialized instruction for each student. Our Administrative team is committed to collaborating with students, families, accreditation bodies and regulatory agencies to ensure each student’s success within our programme. Our total team all in all focuses on building strong relationships with students, as we believe relationships are the foundation for learning and help students feel safe and supported at school all the time.
Board of Directors
Mrs. Elizabeth Baitie
CEO & Principal
Mrs. Elizabeth Baitie is the CEO of Merton International Primary and High School. She is an educator with extensive professional training, vast experience in the education sector and a deep-seated commitment to …
Mr. R. A. Baitie
R. A. Baitie is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur. He took a loan at 18 to set up the first of his own companies. Spent his working life in decision-making executive management positions mostly in different sectors …
Mrs. Zahra Boateng
Mrs. Zahra Boateng is a Sino-Africa scholar and consultant. Educated in Ghana, the United States, and China she considers herself a globally-minded citizen with a pan-African spirit. Passionate about African …
Mrs. Merene Benyah
Mrs. Merene Benyah is a Barrister-at-law by profession and obtained her legal and post-degree professional qualifications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (London University), …
Mr. Isaac Somua Nyarko
Mr. Isaac Somua Nyarko completed his Bachelors of Education degree at the University of Education Winneba in 1997. He holds a Commonwealth Executive MBA from The University of Science and Technology. He has also attended several courses on school management and
educational leadership and holds a Diploma in Theology.
Starting off as a secondary school teacher in 1997, Isaac cut his teeth as a Science and Agricultural Science teacher at a secondary school located in one of the rural areas in Ghana. There, convinced that a lot more was required to reach students with generally poor entry levels, Isaac began to rethink his teaching philosophy. This led to the development of more creative approaches to the teaching and learning of science in particular. In the year 2001, after a year in another school, He joined Merton International High school, first as a Primary School teacher and later as a High School teacher. Prior to becoming Head Teacher of the High school, Isaac served in many important school leadership roles including Head of Department and Head of High School section.
Ms. Eleanor Dadsi
Ms. Eleanor Dadsi, Human Resource and Administrative Manager of Merton International School joined Merton in September 2000 as a teacher in the Primary School and transitioned to the Admin Office after 4 years.
In her over 20+ years of working at Merton, Ms. Dadsi has combined her passion for education with her administrative duties, which spans managing the human resources as well as ensuring the right administrative procedures, to facilitate the smooth running of the school. In addition, she also utilises her rich experience in the classroom when the need arises.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology Degree from the University of Ghana as well as professional qualifications in Business Management / Administration and Human Resource Management. She is passionate about working in a child-centered environment.
Mr. J. R. Baitie
Business Development Manager
Mr. J.R.Baitie joined Merton in 2020 as Business Development Manager, bringing with him over seven years of experience in the banking industry in Canada.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management
from the University of Windsor, his expertise and education have equipped him with a deep understanding of business principles and practices, which he applies to his work at the school to develop effective strategies for growth and success.
In addition to business development, he also focuses on operational management of the School. His presence on our team has been a valuable asset to the school and continues to drive our mission forward.
Ms. Josephine Cudjoe
Ms Cudjoe has taught at the Base Workshop Primary School, Burma Camp; Morning Star School, Accra (her alma matter), Merton Montessori Nursery and Kindergarten School, Accra and presently Merton International School, where she has been for over 20 years.
Ms Cudjoe had her secondary education at Tema Secondary School in Tema and her teacher training at the Presbyterian Women’s Training College at Aburi. At Merton, she was the Sectional Head for Key Stage 1 from 2010 to 2015 and was also the Class teacher for Year 1 Tulip for over 18 years.
In September 2015, Ms Cudjoe became Headteacher for Merton Primary School. Teaching different year groups in all these schools, she has also had specialist roles, leadership roles and offered professional learning activities – helping teachers prepare themselves to encourage a love for learning in the children they teach. She sees teaching as involving a reciprocal relationship between teachers and parents and of course the children.
Mr. Patrick Kwesi Essiam
Mr. P. K. Essiam has extensive experience as a professional teacher with a career spanning 40 years in 4 different countries – Ghana, Nigeria, UK and the Gambia. Within these countries, he was a Teacher, Director of Studies, Head of Department, Headmaster and Principal.
During the conversations and discussions on Reform Act of 1988, which became the basis of General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Mr. Essiam served on 2 committees in London Borough of Redbridge. When the Assessment Department of Cambridge University decided to offer the same service, GCSE became International Certificate of Secondary Education, IGCSE.
Having obtained his post graduate qualification in Education at Kings College University of London, he also did a special programme in Educational Management and Administration at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Mrs. Priscilla Odonkor
Head of Upper Primary
Mrs. Priscilla Odonkor joined Merton in August 2011. Her passion for education goes back to her national service days with the English Department of the University of Ghana, where she served as a Teaching Assistant after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree. She also holds a MBA from the same university.
She has acquired vast experience in teaching and nurturing students at Merton and has also completed several courses and training programmes which have added to and shaped her approach to teaching at the upper primary level.
Mrs. Benedicta Nyemasem
Head of Lower Primary
Mrs. Benedicta Elemawusi Nyemasem joined Merton in April 2006 as a School Librarian to help set up the Merton Library and the Reading Room. Prior to that, she had worked with the Office of Parliament (Ghana) as an Assistant Librarian for her National Service.
She has over 20 years of teaching experience and is currently the Sectional head for the Lower Primary of the School.
Mrs. Nyemasem is committed to creating classroom ethos that stimulates and encourages learners of varied learning abilities. She believes that every child is unique and must be nurtured to bring out the best in them.
Mrs. Nyemasem obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Ghana, a certificate in Sales Management and Marketing from Cambridge, and a Diploma in Information Studies from the University of Ghana.
Mr. Robert Gozey
Head of Sixth Form
Mr. Robert Gozey joined Merton International High School in 2009 as a Geography teacher. His passion, drive and the practical approach to teaching Geography has made it one of the most preferred subjects of Merton students.
In 2019, Mr. Gozey’s selfless and dedicated approach to work led to his appointment as the Sectional Head of the Sixth Form.
He has worked relentlessly with the Cambridge A- Level students to achieve academic laurels and assisted them in their international college applications and community service projects (including beach clean-ups, support to the Accra Autism Centre, and donations to the Osu Orphanage amongst others)
He believes understanding the uniqueness of every student is key to unlocking their potential, regardless of their academic challenges.
Mr. Gozey obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana, Legon in 2003. In the progression of his teaching career, he has pursued various courses, including British Council courses on managing student behaviour, understanding child protection, lesson management, and cyber well-being.
He is a counselor, a career guidance coach and the chief patron of the student chaplaincy board of the school.
Mr. Godwin Zigah
Mrs. Esinam Kpodo
Mrs. Esinam Kpodo is a versatile communication designer with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Communication Design from KNUST. A strong but pleasant personality infused with a desire to overcome challenges.
Talented with an artistic bent, leads to her key involvement with our graphics and media presence. She joined Merton International School in 2017 as an Admin. Assistant/Graphic Designer, has gained a rich experience along the way and become an assistant to the Directors. An “action lady”… and an invaluable member of the Admin. Team.
Mr. Godfred Thompson
Mr. Godfred Thompson Joined Merton in 2012 as an Accounts Officer. His previous experience includes: teaching and work with the Ghana Health Service and the Electoral Commission of Ghana as contract staff.
Mr. Thompson has Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance, holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Cape Coast and a diploma in Computer Studies (Office Suite) from Toronto Canada.
Ms. Esther Kakraba
Ms. Esther Kakraba holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – General Management. She previously worked as a bilingual (French & English) secretary and joined Merton International School in January 2023.
Ms. Kakraba has a rich background in the performing arts and is an active member of the drama team in church. Apart from stage performances, she is also part of the team that trains children to perform. Ms. Kakraba has an interest in event planning and considers it a hobby.
Mrs. Amanda Baah-Acheamfuor
Mrs Amanda Akweley Baah-Acheamfour joined Merton International in September 2006. Starting as a Teacher’s Assistant, she has gained experience in the library and classroom and is currently the School’s Librarian.
She graduated with a Master's Degree in Educational Management and Leadership from the University of Ghana. She majored in Psychology and Information Studies at the same University during her undergraduate studies.
Mrs Baah-Achamfuour loves working with children, and she believes each child is unique by the grace of God. As an educator, she uses her expertise in teaching students with a great passion for unearthing their God-given talents.
She is also passionate about professional development. As such, she has undertaken several short courses and training programmes to enable her to make reading fun and appealing to learners. Mrs Baah-Achamfuour has also trained to educate and engage with children with special needs.
Ms. Sally Lebene Agbewali
Ms. Sally Lebene Agbewali, Merton School Nurse is a Registered General Nurse, with a B.Sc. degree in Nursing. She has 9 years of working experience and has been the school nurse at the Merton International school, since April 2022.
Mr. Samuel Anso
Samuel Anso is a Civil Engineering and Construction Management professional with over fifteen years’ experience in the construction field. As Operations Supervisor, he oversees all maintenance works of the facility and supervises the Transport and Security Departments.
WO1(RTD) Edward S. Tamakloe
WO1 (Rtd) Edward Tamakloe joined the Merton Admin team as the Security Supervisor. He brings to the table a rich history of 25 years of service in the Ghana Airforce.
In addition to the rich training courses he undertook with the Airforce, WOI (Rtd) Tamakloe also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Ghana.
His illustrious career in the Ghana Airforce won him awards whilst in service. Prior to his military career, WO1 (Rtd) Tamakloe worked as a pupil teacher for 3 years.
His child friendly disposition, coupled with his training as a security officer, create a good balance, as he supervises the security team at Merton.