Note that the former principal of NIS, Sholpan Kadyrova, was appointed a Head of the Education Department of the city of Nur-Sultan.
Aidarbek Aitpukeshev graduated from the philological faculty of the Uralsk Pedagogical Institute named after A.S. Pushkin. He began his career as a teacher of Russian language and literature, then worked as a deputy director for educational and methodical work, and thereafter as a school principal in the Zhanibek district of West Kazakhstan.
Over the years, he has also held the posts of Vice-Rector for Educational and Methodological Work of the West Kazakhstan Regional Institute for Continuing Education and Retraining of Teachers, and Director of the branch of The Center for Pedagogical Excellence of AOE Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in Uralsk. For the past six years, he headed the NIS Chemistry and Biology school in Atyrau.