Serafetting Kuchukoglu-Principal of CSRIS

Cambridge Silk Road International School is the realization of a vision. A vision to transform the educational landscape in the country and to make internationally recognized quality education available for one and all. The Principal and Founder of Cambridge Silk Road International School, Mr. Seraffetin Kuccukoglu has led Silk Road International School to an exceptional academic achievement. It was in 2011 that Silk Road achieved regular membership of European Council of International School (ECIS), in his leadership. The initial setbacks and challenges were never a concern for this man who had tremendous faith in his dream. It is his commitment, prudence and visionary approach to school education that has made him one of the most venerated figures in the contemporary education sector in Kyrgyzstan. He is responsible for providing overall strategic direction to the organization and ensuring effective imparting of education. Well known for his deep commitment for students, Mr. Kuccukoglu has a strong impact on scores of students who, thanks to his persistence are now contributing members of society.

Shelly Gupta- Primary School Coordinator

Mrs. Shelly Gupta is an internationally certified teacher from European Council of
International School, by Cambridge International Assessment. It is Mrs. Shelly Gupta, who has put in great efforts to transform this vision of internationally accredited education in Kyrgyzstan such as taking the school through authorization process of European Council of International School membership and Cambridge International Examinations accredited school, into reality. Mrs. Gupta has post graduate qualification in Education and holds a Master Degree in Travel and Tourism. She started her teaching career as Travel and Tourism Instructor in South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, India. Awarded three years in a row, the ECIS Awards for Promotion of International Education, she has been working in
international school settings for 14 years. As the Primary and Secondary 1 Coordinator, she believes in a strengths-based approach and recognizes the unique needs of each student. Shelly wears many different hats throughout the day: Math Teacher, Drama Teacher, Academic Coordinator and many others. Working in collaboration with parents, teachers, school leadership and community partners, she aims at providing a comprehensive guidance program to support student personal/social, academic and career development. When she is not busy with school work she loves to spend time with her family.

Said Umaraliev- Secondary 1 Coordinator
Mr.Said is a Mathematics teacher at CSRIS. Mathematics has been his passion since early childhood, when he started to attend National Olympiads. He became a teacher after obtaining BA degree at Bosphorus University in Istanbul in 2007. Between 2009 and 2011, he led the International Mathematics Olympiad team of Sapat, from which 5 students among 6 elected for the International team of Kyrgyzstan. Apart from teaching Math in CSRIS, he also helps to facilitate activities and school parliament. He is married and has two lovely daughters.
Sheref Saryhan- High School Coordinator


Ali Pektemir- Head of Maintenance & Teacher’s Support

Ali Pektemir was born in Turkey on January 6, 1976. After finishing high school, he studied at the Inonu University, and graduated with an undergraduate degree in physics from the science department in 2000. Ali received the Master’s Degree in 2010. He got PhD in Ecology at the Bishkek Humanities University. He participated in International Science and project Olympiads three times with his students and won 1 silver and 2 bronze medals. He was also invited to INEPO in 2013 as a jury member which was in Baku. He enjoys playing table tennis and playing with kids. He is a bibliomaniac. According to his colleagues, Ali is a shy and very industrious man .Put it in a nutshell, he likes his school very much …