Administration Team

Thomas Krol


Thank you for believing in West Nairobi School! We are honored to be able to partner with you and provide a quality Christian education to your son / daughter.

West Nairobi School started in 1996 and has since grown tremendously. We believe that WNS is God’s school. Our strong Biblical ties are foundational for everything we do (academics, athletics, community, discipling). We also place a strong emphasis on developing the whole child. Our school is best described as a community nurturing students spiritually, socially and emotionally.

This year our school theme is: Impacting the Kingdom: Serve Christ, Show Christ, Share Christ. The Bible verse to go along with our theme is 1 Peter 4:10-11 “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” We look forward to using the gifts God has given us to serve! To serve students, to serve parents, and to serve colleagues.   We believe it is important for students, parents, and the school to come together and partner with one another to set the student up for a successful learning experience. One that will benefit the student for years to come.   We want to extend an invitation for you to come to WNS and set up a meeting. If you have questions or suggestions, we would love to sit down and talk. Please do not hesitate to contact us.   A little bit about me: I have a Bachelors in Secondary Education (Social Studies) from Western Michigan University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. I have taught in Florida public schools, online, and in Christian schools for 11 years. I have served as Secondary Principal for 5 years. This year marks my 9th year here in Kenya at West Nairobi School. In my free time I like to jog, read books, cook, and play with my boys! Sincerely,

Thomas Krol

Elementary Principal

Education has always been my passion, and I love working with children of all ages. Before coming to West Nairobi School, I taught in the American system for 11 years. I have taught elementary, middle and high school, and I worked in both public and private schools in the U.S. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History and Spanish from Western Kentucky University and a Masters of Education in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction from Trevecca Nazarene University. I am currently working on my Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice and will complete my degree in August of 2021. I have served as both the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the Elementary Principal at WNS. This marks my third year of service at West Nairobi School.

Charlene B. Mutai, Ed.D.

Middle School Principal

It is a great honor to be able to serve your family as the Middle School Principal. Thank you for your trust and support as we partner with you to educate your children not just academically but also spiritually, socially and emotionally. I recognize the important and primary role that you as parents play in the education of your children and my door is always open to you. While this year presents some unique challenges, I am confident that together we can provide an excellent education for your children.

Education is my passion and I have been an educator for more than twenty years as both a teacher, public and private school Principal, and a Head of School both in a brick and mortar environment and an online environment. I have spent 15 of those years with the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) in Indonesia, America and now Kenya. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, A Master’s in teaching (MAT) and a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership. All of this experience and training will allow me to serve the WNS community with both passion and purpose.

Dan Cooley

High School Principal


It has been a joy and an honor to become a part of the WNS family. I am blessed to work with my favorite age group, high school students! I love to watch them learn new skills, while they dream and plan for their future. As their parents, you have a front row seat to watch your child become a young man or woman. Although these years are fun in many ways, they come with challenges. It is a privilege to partner with parents, to see that they are fully prepared to face adulthood, college, and the workplace.I have over 20 years of experience in the field of education. These years have been filled with opportunities to work with children of all ages and even adult learners. I have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.At WNS, we have a strong academic program and the privilege of teaching them about faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We want to see them leave our school ready to fulfill their God-given purpose.


Ronda Hilman

Director of Finance

West Nairobi School is a special place for my wife and I as we serve here with the Finance and Facilities teams. Having previously served at a NICS sister school in Brasilia, I have enjoyed meeting many of our parents and families that make WNS their school home. I work with a great team in our finance department who are committed to making the tuition process as simple as it can be. I also work with our amazing facilities team as they keep our campus safe, clean, and beautiful. This also includes our team of drivers who daily make sure your children arrive safely to school and get home on time.

I have my MBA and bring many years of experience of Finance in several countries as well as experience in Youth Ministry in the Arabian Peninsula where my children were international students. I look forward to seeing this campus continue to grow through intentional building projects, moving to self-sustaining energy, and keeping our campus as green as possible while ensuring we have a great Faculty who make a difference in your children’s lives.

Todd Clark

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Allow me to introduce you to our exceptional educational leader, Elaine Kirui, who currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at West Nairobi School, nestled in the picturesque Karen, Kenya. With an unwavering passion for cultivating academic excellence and crafting a nurturing learning atmosphere, Elaine is a treasure trove of knowledge and expertise for our school. Elaine's journey is anchored by a master’s degree in educational design and technology from Concordia University, Wisconsin, serving as a robust foundation for their proficiency in curriculum development and instructional strategies. With a rich tapestry of 15 years in the realm of education, they have consistently demonstrated a remarkable ability to introduce innovative teaching techniques that ignite student engagement, encourage critical thinking, and nurture holistic development.

In their role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Elaine holds a pivotal role in shaping the educational odyssey at West Nairobi School. They work hand in hand with our dedicated educators, administrators, and all stakeholders to meticulously design and implement a comprehensive curriculum that adheres to international standards and best practices. Elaine also extends an unswerving hand of support to our teachers, nurturing their professional growth and enhancing their teaching methods. Elaine Kirui possesses an intrinsic understanding of the distinctive needs and challenges that our diverse student body faces. Their dedication is unwavering, championing inclusivity, cultural awareness, and personalized learning approaches within our cherished school community. With a visionary leadership style and an unshakeable commitment to the pursuit of educational excellence, Elaine stands as a truly invaluable asset to West Nairobi School.

Elaine Kirui, M.Ed