ICS STAFF PROFILES 2019 - ICS Staff Profiles 2018/2019 - Nord Anglia Education

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ICS STAFF PROFILES 2019 - ICS Staff Profiles 2018/2019 - Nord Anglia Education

ICS Staff Profiles 2018/2019
ICS STAFF PROFILES 2019 - ICS Staff Profiles 2018/2019 - Nord Anglia Education
Heads of School &
Senior Leadership Team

               Dr. Jerry Singer

                Dr Jerry Singer is from the UK and has spent 28 years in international education. His career and leadership
                experience in international schools has taken him to three continents and five countries including the UK,
                Thailand, Mexico, Austria and Portugal. He has held a number of leadership and senior leadership positions.
                Trained to teach the social sciences, he holds a BA in International Studies, an MSc in Strategic Studies and a
                Doctorate in Education. He has also collaborated with the IBO and with the Council of International Schools
                (CIS) on accreditation and authorisation.

               Mr. Barry Hughes
               Head of Secondary School

               BSc in Biochemistry (Liverpool University) PGCE in Chemistry and General Science (Swansea University, UK).
               Began teaching in 1983 in the UK where he was Head of Year and Teacher in Charge of Careers. Joined ICS in
               1989 as a Science Teacher and later became Head of the Science Department, Upper School Co-ordinator and Assistant
               Head of Secondary School. Teacher of Biology, Chemistry, Science and TOK.

               Ms. Sacha Calagopi
               Head of Primary School

               MA in International Education (Endicott College, Boston), MA in Psychology and BA in Psychology. Worked at
               primary schools in the Philippines, India, Azerbaijan and Vietnam. Various school roles include being a PYP
               Coordinator for 8 years, early years teacher, classroom teacher and art teacher. Also a published author of
               children’s books for UNICEF.
Senior Leadership Team

          Dr. Jennifer Ann Barnett
          IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator and
          Coordinator of School Accreditation and                            Mr. Ramin Djalali Soufi
          Quality Assurance                                                  Estate Manager

          Educational Doctorate in Didactics of Languages and                Studied Economics and Persian Literature (Azad University).
          Literature (Universidad Complutense). M.A. in Spanish              Founded his own company in1998. Later worked in
          Literature. Has taught for 20 years in both public and             administration and accounting in various companies in Iran
          private schools in the USA and Spain. Worked with Harvard          and Spain before joining ICS in 2005.
          University on Teaching for Understanding and Multiple
          Intelligences. She also teaches Grade 7 & 8 Language

          Ms. Esther Espinal
          Deputy Head of Secondary
                                                                             Ms. Aurora López Martín
          MSc in Physics (Universidad Complutense). PGCE and Certificate
                                                                             Admissions Manager
          of Research Proficiency in Educational Science (Universidad
          Complutense). Taught Mathematics for 17 years as well as held      BA (Hons) in English and Spanish Literature (University of
          the DP Coordinator responsibility at ICS for 7 years. Has worked
                                                                             London). Worked in real estate in London and
          since 2001 for IB in Mathematics SL as a Workshop Leader, Senior
                                                                             Marbella. Formerly PA to CEO of Ferrari in Spain.
          Moderator and Online Faculty Member. Has also been part of
          Accreditation teams for the IB. She also taught Mathematics in     Lived in France for 4 years before joining ICS in 1998.
          two schools in Dubai where she was also Extended Essay
          Coordinator before returning to ICS.

                                                                             Ms. Yolanda Ramírez Lagos
                                                                             IT Director
          Ms. Raquel Pariente Pastor
          Business Manager                                                   Degree in Computing and Systems Engineering,
                                                                             postgraduate studies in Education, Educational
          Msc Degree in Economics and Business Administration
                                                                             Management, Business Administration, and over 20 years
          (University of Alcala de Henares, Spain). CAP Masters Degree
                                                                             leading change in various educational institutions globally.
          in Teaching. Before joining ICS, Raquel was the European
                                                                             Worked in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, and the United
          Financial Director for a Dutch company. Previously she
                                                                             States of America prior to coming to Spain in 2017. Formerly
          worked as a Financial and Administrative Director in both
                                                                             a so ware developer, project manager, and corporate IT
          Spain and Portugal.
                                                                             manager, before becoming an Educator and EdTech
                                                                             specialist. Apple Distinguished Educator.

          Ms. Jayne Roumian-Booker                                           Ms. Sharon Spencer
          HR Manager                                                         Marketing and Events Manager
          Studied French in the Chamber of Commerce, Brussels, and           Studied Marketing Management (Staffordshire University
          bi-lingual secretarial studies in Paris. A qualified TEFL           UK/ Institute of Management), RSA Post Graduate Diploma
          teacher, she worked for 4 years as an English teacher in           for Bilingual Secretaries. Has worked in various sectors in
          Madrid. Worked as PA to CEO in a Spanish textile company           the UK & Spain for 13 years as a Marketing, PR and Events
          then ran her own fashion business for 12 years.                    Manager before joining ICS in 2001.

          Ms Sofie Aloys
          PA to the Director/Principal
          BA in Roman Philology - French and Spanish (Leopold-
          Franzenz University, Innsbruck, Austria). Sofie has taught
          French and Spanish at a High School in Austria, German at
          a High School in France and English in a Language School
          in Spain. She also worked as an Executive Secretary in           Ms. Mary Florez
          Spanish and International Companies before joining ICS in        Reception & Accounts
          April 2018.                                                      Management and Business degree (University of Technology
                                                                           Sydney). Mary worked in Sydney for 10 years in banking and
                                                                           then onto an anti-money laundering agency of the Attorney-
          Mr. Luis Florez
                                                                           General´s Department. She then moved to Spain in 2006
          Primary School Administrative Assistant
                                                                           and managed a Spanish subsidiary of an American company
          Luis is Australian and started his career in sales in which he   before joining ICS in October 2014.
          worked for just over 10 years. He has studied how to set up
          and run a small business through the Spanish Chamber of
          Commerce in Australia. Since arriving in Spain he has            Ms. Cassandra Gambill
          diversified between Sales and Customer Relations.                 Communications Assistant

                                                                           Fulbright scholar with a Master's Degree in Bilingual and
                                                                           Multicultural Education (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares),
                                                                           as well as BA in Linguistics and Spanish (University of
          Ms. Natalie Gallagher                                            Central Arkansas). Before joining ICS, Cassandra was a
          Admissions Assistant                                             Marketing Executive at Oxford University Press. She is
                                                                           currently working towards a Master's Degree in Digital
          BA (Hons) in Economics (University or Reading). Natalie          Marketing and E-commerce.
          worked as an Associate Media Director for a London
          advertising agency before taking a career break. She moved
          to Spain in 2004, taking a PGCE in 2008 and working as a         Ms. Victoria Hall
          teacher in the British system. She joined ICS in May 2017.       Reception Manager

                                                                           BA (Hons) in French and Spanish (University of North
                                                                           London). She worked as a financial translator for Price
                                                                           Waterhouse, as well as an equity research translator and
          Ms. Cristina Madrid Jimenez                                      editor for various investment banks. She also worked in
          IT Technician                                                    external communications at Vodafone Spain.

          Cristina studied IT Systems (La Salle Institution). She has
          worked on the Help Desk and as a Web Designer in various
          IT companies before joining ICS.                                 Mr. Armenak Manukyan
                                                                           Accounts Assistant
                                                                           Studied Economics at the Institute of Technological
                                                                           Innovation (Spain), training in management and accounting
          Mr. Juan Moreno                                                  skills, and has studied at an art academy during the last 5
          IT Technician and Multi-media Assistant                          years. Before joining ICS he worked in a small family
                                                                           business and carries out web design projects in his spare
          Studied Telecommunications Engineering in Universidad            time.
          Popular Madrid and Economics in Universidad Autonoma
          Madrid. He has owned and managed three different IT
          companies, worked as an analyst at IBM, and for more than
          ten years as a consultant and line-of-business manager both
          freelance and for companies such as Telindus, Amper              Mr. José Manuel Mata Simón
          Medidata and Netfinger. He has also been working as a             IT Manager
          freelance technical translator since 2010.
                                                                           Studied IT Systems and Networks Administration. Has
                                                                           worked in various multi-national companies as Network and
          Ms. Ada Oliver                                                   Systems Administrator before joining ICS.
          PA to Head of Primary

          Degree in Marketing & Publicity from CENP, Madrid. From
          1996 to 2008 she had her own design company and worked
          for various companies in Marketing, Events and Human             Ms. Maria Olmos
          Resources. Ada worked with the ICS Summer School for             Events Assistant
          three years as the Assistant to the Director before joining
          ICS. She is a contemporary artist and has had various art        Studied International Trading and a post graduate
          exhibitions in Cadiz and Madrid.                                 diploma in Marketing and Commercial Management at
                                                                           Madrid Chamber of Commerce. She worked in the United
                                                                           Kingdom on an internship for a Pharmaceutical company,
                                                                           then worked for that same company in Spain before
                                                                           joining ICS.
          Ms. Silvia Rodríguez Mejía
          Admissions Assistant

          Trained in secretarial/administrative skills. Has worked in
          several multi-national companies in the USA and Spain as
          an administrative assistant and senior secretary.

               Mr. Jan Roumian
               Chief Accountant

               Studied Computer Science and Telecomunication in                Ms. Loussik Roumian Álvarez
               Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and Accounting in            Information Systems Manager
               Escuela Superior Investigaciones y Tecnicas Empresariales
               (ESITE). Has worked in ICS and other companies,                 Degree in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Has
               implementing accounting and auditing systems.                   experience in a variety of sectors, especially in education,
                                                                               where she has held diverse administrative positions within
                                                                               ICS and other Associations. She was responsible for setting
                                                                               up the various intranet systems which have been in place at
                                                                               the school. In charge of all information systems and data.
               Ms. Lis Salmon
               Secretary to the Head of Secondary and Registrar
               Trained in secretarial/computer skills. Has worked in various
               administrative positions, mainly at a large
               Telecommunications Company in the UK, she also has
               experience on Reception and in the Retail Industry.
                                                                               Ms. Silvia Sánchez Negro
                                                                               Accounts Assistant

                                                                               Trained in Accounting Systems and Certificate in Secretarial
               Magda Trzpis                                                    Studies. Has held various posts in a variety of sectors including
               HR Assistant                                                    roles such as web page content management, administration
                                                                               and accounting and more recently as an Administrative
               Magda holds a BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of
               Barcelona and joint European Management Programme MBA
               from Deusto University, Bilbao and from Grand École de
               Management in Nantes. Before joining ICS Magda worked as
               a Marketing Manager in multinational companies and start-
               ups in Spain and Germany for the EMEA markets.

Student Services

               Ms. Clara Benacerraf                                            Ms. Hayley Ford
               Head Counsellor,                                                School Counsellor
               Designated Safeguarding Lead
                                                                               Masters in Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling
               MA in Special Education and Counselling (University of          with Children and Young People, BA honours in Creative
               Haifa). Graduated in Philosophy and Educational                 Expressive Therapies. Previous counselling positions include
               Psychology (Complutense University). Worked as Special          Berlin Brandenburg International School (Berlin, Germany),
               Needs Teacher in Israel, Uruguay and Madrid, as a Learning      ACS Cobham International School (London, UK), London
                                                                               Metropolitan University and The London School of Economics.
               Centre Coordinator in Argentina and as a Counsellor in the
                                                                               Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors
               USA and Uruguay. Currently studying towards a Doctorate
                                                                               and Psychotherapists and holds Graduate Basis for Chartership
               in Logotherapy.
                                                                               with the British Psychological Society. Qualified with CELTA as
                                                                               English as an Additional Language teacher.

               Andrew Hepworth
               Trips and Visits Coordinator

               Andrew Hepworth holds an MSc in Outdoor Education               Ms. Elena Martínez Dunn
               (University of Edinburgh) and the British Mountain Leader       Head Nurse
               Award, and is a registered Wilderness Emergency Medical         Degree in Nursing (Salus Infirmorum, Madrid, University of
               Technician (WEMT). Andrew has worked extensively in the         Pontificia, Salamanca). Worked at the University Hospital
               field of Outdoor Education and expedition leadership for         Gregorio Marañón, Madrid for ten years in the Accident and
               the past 12 years, advancing outdoor education                  Emergency Department.
               programmes with the UWC movement and Round Square
               international schools in Norway, southern Africa, northern
               India, and Latin America.

                                                                               Javier Tello
               Ms. Pilar Róspide Pérez                                         Assistant Nurse
               Activities Manager
                                                                               University Diploma in Nursing (Salus Infirmorum University
               Diploma in Spanish Dance (Real Conservatorio de Música y        School, Cadiz, University of Cadiz) University expert in
               Danza de Madrid). Pilar worked for many years as a prima        Emergencies (Complutense University of Madrid). Has 4
               ballerina for the José Greco Dance Company doing world          years experience in Hospitalization at Gregorio Marañon
               tours including several coast to coast US Tours. She also       University Hospital and La Paz University Hospital. During
               had her own dance company Pilar Serrano (Pasión de              the last 5 years Javier has been a School Nurse in public
               España).                                                        schools within the Community of Madrid.
Primary School

Primary School Coordinators

                Ms. Rosemary Cabedo
                PYP Coordinator (Grades 2-5)                                    Ms. Laura Lacritz
                Mathematics Consultant, Class Teacher                           Lower Primary Coordinator (K3-Gr1)
                                                                                Class Teacher
                BA (Hons) in Business Studies (London). With a background
                in management and research, Rosemary has taught for 20          MA and BA in Early Childhood Education (University of
                years in Spain and the UK. She is a trained Accreditation       Texas). Teacher of Grade 1 and Grade Level Chairman in
                Team Leader for the Council of International Schools and an     Texas for 6 years. Joined ICS in 1992 and has been Lower
                IB educator, giving workshops on the Primary Years              Primary Coordinator for the past 16 years.
                Programme and Maths to teachers in Europe, Africa and the
                Middle East region.

                Ms. Rhona Murphy
                Upper Primary Coordinator (Grades 2-5)
                Class Teacher                                                   Ms. Nancy Rousset-Bert
                                                                                PYP Coordinator (K3-Gr1)
                BA (Hons) in Psychology and Higher Diploma in Business          Class Teacher
                Studies (University College Dublin); TEFL Certificate (Blue
                Feather School of Languages, Dublin) and Degree in Primary      MA in English Language and Civilisations (University of Lyon,
                Education, specialising in English Language (Camilo José        University of British Columbia). Joined ICS in 2005 where she
                Cela University, Madrid). Taught in Madrid for 8 years prior    has worked as a class teacher in primary and kindergarten.
                to ICS. A er 10 years working at ICS, she is now combining      Taught French in Canada and ESL in primary schools in
                her teaching role with that of Upper Primary School             France and Spain for 7 years before joining ICS.
                Coordinator. A er 10 years working at ICS, she is now
                combining her teaching role with that of Upper Primary
                School Coordinator.

Primary School Class Teachers

                Ms. Lenssa Aga
                Class Teacher                                                   Ms. Ceinwen Airdrie
                                                                                Class Teacher
                BSc in Psychology (University of Florida) and Masters of
                Occupational Therapy (Nova Southeastern University), Magna      BA Honours degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Cardiff
                Cum Laude. Prior to working at ICS, Lenssa worked in a          University. PGCE from the University of West England. Worked
                variety of school and community settings with children of all   at the British School, Warsaw (part of the Nord Anglia group)
                ages and abilities in the United States and in Spain.           for 4 years before joining ICS.

                                                                                Ms. Elizabeth Berkhemer
                Ms. Ramona Armangoo
                                                                                Class Teacher
                Class Teacher
                                                                                Primary teaching degree from the Hogeschool Domstad,
                Degree in Social Science and Bachelor of Education
                                                                                Utrecht the Netherlands. Elizabeth taught at the
                (Auckland University of Technology). Worked for 3 and a half
                                                                                International School of Amsterdam and the International
                years at Metropolitan School Frankfurt before joining ICS.
                                                                                School of Verona for two years before joining ICS.

                                                                                Ms. Estefanía Antolí-Candela A
                Mr. Antonio Robles Buenavida                                    Class Teacher
                Class Teacher
                                                                                BA Honors in Communications (Saint Louis University) and
                Qualified Primary School teacher specialized in modern           M a s t e r ' s D e g r e e i n t h e S t ra t e g i c D i r e c t i o n o f
                foreign languages from the University of Extremadura.           Communications, Corporate Image and Advertising. Degree
                Worked for almost 3 years as an early years teacher in London   in Teaching at Universidad Camilo José Cela. Worked in the
                before joining ICS.                                             Spanish music industry and organised large music events
                                                                                in Spain before joining ICS.
Primary School
(Teachers Continued)

           Ms. Carolina Carro                                              Ms. María José Cole
           Cover Class Teacher                                             Class Teacher
           Studied Audition and Language Teaching Degree in                BA (Magna Cum Laude)and MA (Hons) in Elementary
           Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Sign Language                Education (Arizona State and Northern Arizona Universities).
           Translation Studies in La Asociación de Sordos (Association     Reading Specialist Certificate Kindergarten to Grade 8 and
           for the Deaf), Madrid. Has taught in the International School   BLE/ESL Endorsement Kinder - Grade 12. Teaching since
           of Amsterdam for 8 years in Early Years. Also worked as an      1990 in the USA and Spain. Primary Language Coordinator
           English teacher for 2 years in Primary and Secondary in an      for 8 years.
           IB school in Madrid before joining ICS.

                                                                           Ms. Alicia Duran
                                                                           Class Teacher
           Ms. Nuala Cushnan
           Class Teacher                                                   Degree in English Studies (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
                                                                           CAP Masters degree in teaching (Universidad Complutense
           BA Joint Honours Degree in French and Spanish (Queens
                                                                           deMadrid) and Diploma in Primary Education (Universidad
           University Belfast). PGCEi University of Nottingham. Has
                                                                           Pontificia de Comillas). Taught English and Spanish as
           taught in Madrid for 2 years before joining ICS in 2012.        foreign languages for several years before joining ICS in
                                                                           November 2013.

                                                                           Ms. Denise Holmes
                                                                           Class Teacher
           Ms. Teresa Hermoso
           Class Teacher                                                   Trained as a teacher at North Worcestershire College of
                                                                           Education and has a Certificate in Education from
           Bachelor of Science (University of Albany) More than 20         Birmingham University (UK). Denise has taught at Primary
           years’ experience teaching ESL to Early Years and adults both   schools in the UK and Spain before joining ICS in 1989. She
           in New York and Madrid before joining ICS.                      has been coordinator for the Arts in several schools and
                                                                           Upper Primary and PYP Coordinator for over 14 years.

                                                                           Ms. Catriona Kennedy
                                                                           Class Teacher
          Ms. Eva María González Valdivielso
          Class Teacher                                                    BA in Irish, French and History plus a Higher Diploma in
          Teaching Degree in Primary and EFL (Universidad de               Education (St. Patrick's College).TEFL Certificate (Leeson
          Cantabria). Has taught in primary and secondary schools in       Institute of Education). MA in Primary Education and
          England and Spain as well as various grades in New Zealand.      Montessori Certificate. Taught for 10 years in Ireland and
                                                                           Spain before joining ICS.

           Ms. Kate Joyce
           Class Teacher                                                   Ms. Helen Moran
                                                                           Class Teacher
           Bachelor of Education (University College Dublin) and
           PrimaryTeaching Diploma. Worked for many years in schools       PGCEi University of Nottingham. Degree in Early Years (The
           in Dublin as well as 2 years at Marymount International         Open University) Has worked as an EAL teacher in a bilingual
           School in Rome. Has been PYP Coordinator and PSPE               school for 6 years prior to joining ICS in 2009.
           Coordinator at ICS.
Primary School
(Teachers Continued)

                                                                           Mr. José Carlos (JC) Picazo
                                                                           Class Teacher
           Ms. Ana Parra
           Class Teacher                                                   Masters of Education and Teaching Qualification (College
                                                                           o f N e w J e rs e y, US A ) . B a c h e l o r o f S c i e n ce i n
           BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology (University College London)
                                                                           Communication and Journalism (Suffolk University,
           MAT in Elementary STEM Education (Tu s University).
           Graduate of ICS. Worked in science academia for several
                                                                           Boston). Has extensive international teaching experience
           years before deciding to become a teacher. Taught Grade 5       at IB schools in Morocco, Mexico, Brazil, and the United
           for a year at a public school in the US before joining ICS in   Arab Emirates. Managed the alumni program at the
           2014.                                                           American School of Madrid and worked at an advertising
                                                                           firm in New York, prior to joining ICS.

                                                                           Ms. Marta Sánchez
           Ms. Shelli Ryan                                                 Class Teacher
           Class Teacher
                                                                           Degree in Law (Granada University, Spain) and a Degree in
           BEd (Junior/Intermediate Divisions). BA Honours (English        Early Childhood Education (Camilo José Cela University,
           and Music). College diploma in Business (Accounting Major).     Spain). Has completed courses in International Education
           Part 1 of 3 towards Specialist in Special Education. Has        and has an IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Camilo
           taught in Canada and Spain.                                     José Cela University). She worked as a Kindergarten and
                                                                           Grade 1 teacher in Colombia for 3 years before joining ICS.

                                                                           Ms. Maura Sarmentera Conway
                                                                           Class Teacher
           Ms. Amanda María Sanz Curry
           Class Teacher                                                   Degree in Law (Universidad San Pablo CEU) and Degree in
                                                                           Teaching Early Years Foundation Stage (Universidad
           Degree in Teaching (Early Years Foundation Stage) at            Complutense de Madrid). She upgraded her qualifications in
           Universidad CES Don Bosco de Madrid. Second Speciality in       the Universidad Camilo José Cela obtaining Título de Grado
           Teaching a Foreign Language from La Salle, Madrid. Worked       en Educación Infantil. Joined ICS in 2012 and is currently
           at a Public Kindergarten centre in Madrid for two years and     working in Infants a er being a class teacher and a Spanish
           in a Public School in Madrid for a year before joining ICS in   teacher in Kindergarten.
           October 2012.

                                                                           Ms. Katherine Walker
                                                                           Class Teacher
           Mr. Ruben Restrepo
           Class Teacher                                                   BSc Honours in Psychology from the University of Bath (UK),
                                                                           including a placement year at the University of Oxford as a
           Degree in history (cum laude) from Rutgers University. Ruben    Research Assistant with the FELL research team, which
           began his teaching career in 2009 as a Teach for America        drives research supporting children's learning in the early
           corps member. Before teaching at ICS, he worked for six years   and primary school years. PGCE at the University of
           at a primary school in Newark, New Jersey and coached           Sunderland in Primary Education. Worked as a primary and
           teachers in the United States and Spain.                        early years teacher at the International School of Zug and
                                                                           Luzern, Switzerland for the last six years before joining ICS.
Primary School
  (Teaching Assistants)

Teaching Assistants

                  Ms. Luisa Casas                                               Ms. Rachida Chikhaoui
                  Degree in Early Years from Universidad Camilo Jose Cela,      Rachida is a Teacher and Translator and is fluent in French,
                  Madrid, and degree in Primary from the same university        Arabic, English and Spanish.She has taught Art as part of the
                  specialising in English as foreign Language. Six years of     ICS Summer Camps and within the Extra-Curricular activities
                  experience in early years in different schools and one year    programme.
                  working as a shadow teacher in Primary at ICS.

                  Ms. Sara Colmenares
                  Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education,
                  specializing in the Development of Musical Expression         Mr. Luis Garcia Cargill
                  during the Early Years from the Universidad Autónoma de
                  Madrid and Advanced Technical Studies in Child Education.     A graduate of ICS, Luis studied Tourism and Sports gaining
                  She has previously worked in Spanish Bilingual schools as     the title of Tecnico Superior. Luis has worked in the ICS
                  a tutor teaching in English and Spanish to Kindergarten       Summer School as a Sports Teacher.
                  children. She has also worked for the Cambridge Institute
                  for four years teaching children and adults.

                  Ms. Guisella Garcia
                  Degree in Early Years Foundation Stage (Arts and Cra s        Ms. María Marco
                  specialist). Has worked for more than 20 years as Core
                  Teacher in Kindergarten in International Schools in           Teacher Degree in Childhood Education Speciality from
                  Guatemala, California and Madrid. Has experience working      University of Alicante in Spain. Teacher and Manager in the
                  in Montessori and Reggio Emilia environments. She has         Early Years area for 7 years in different nursery schools,
                  combined her teaching experience with designing new           which had linguistic immersion in English, based in London,
                  learning spaces inside and outside the classroom. She         Alicante and Dublin. Have experience working in Reggio
                  worked in the Diplomatic Service as “Cultur Attaché” in
                                                                                Emilia environments.
                  Germany for 6 years and as a Learning Assistant and Art
                  Teacher at the ICS Summer School.

                  Ms. Isabel Martinez
                                                                                Ms. Celine Morris
                  Bachelor Degree in Pedagogy from the Universidad
                  Complutense, Madrid with a Higher Degree in Early Years       Graduated from ICS. Studied Psychology at the Universidad
                  Education. Trained in Dublin, Ireland in a Kindergarten       Complutense. Currently studying toward BA (Hons) in Youth
                  school and has experience working in other early years        and Childhood Studies at The Open University of London.
                  schools. She previously worked at various summer camps        Worked at a British school in Madrid for 3 years before
                  around Madrid, as a personal learning assistant for an ICS    joining ICS.
                  Student and at the ICS Summer School for three years before
                  joining ICS.
                                                                                Ms. Jenny Riordan
                  Ms. Asa Mytouei                                               Certificate in Early Years with the Open University and on-
                                                                                going studies towards a degree in the Early Years. Cambridge
                  Degree in Fashion Design (Iran), Professional Make-up and
                                                                                Certificate in English Language Teaching, (CELTA). Worked in
                  Public Relations course (Dubai). Was Manager of Christian     the British Diplomatic Service in London and Peking and later,
                  Design in Dubai and established her own fashion house in      joined a centre for Spanish cultural studies, where she worked
                  Iran. Joined music band as percussionist and coordinated      as an administration officer. Joined ICS in 1999 where she has
                  tours worldwide. Currently studying towards a PGCEi.          been both primary librarian and special needs assistant.
                                                                                Currently studying towards a PGCEi.

                                                                                Ms. Asami Wright
                  Ms. Blanca Topete
                                                                                Master of Education degree from Vanderbilt University and
                  Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Food Science      Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of
                  from Universidad Iberoamericano, Mexico City. Blanca has      Florida. IB graduate. U.S. teaching license of Highly Qualified
                  taught Cooking and Nutrition in the USA and Spain,            Status in primary and secondary ESL and in secondary English
                  including summer camp at ICS. She is a certified EAL           Language Arts. TEFL certificate. Teaching since 2012 in the
                  teacher (TESOL certificate) working with children and          Republic of Georgia, South Korea, US, Costa Rica, and Spain.
                  adults for the past 5 years.                                  Worked as the Education Manager at an educational
                                                                                technology startup before joining ICS.

Shadow Teachers

                  Ms. Renata Benítez                                            Ms. Esther Caballero Garcia
                  Degree in Preschool Education from Universidad AVEPANE,       Degree in teaching Foreign Languages (English) at the Primary
                  Caracas, Venezuela. Renata has 12 years' experience in        level and Degree in Kindergarten Education. Universidad
                  preschool education including specific cases of                Autonoma in Madrid. Has also studied a Masters in Tourism and
                  development, attention and other learning needs. She also     relationships. Esther has EYFS training and has worked for the
                  holds a Diploma in Positive Psychology from the               British Council for ten years teaching English and Spanish in
                  Metropolitan University, Venezuela and has worked in          Kindergarten. She has also worked as a teaching assistant in a
                  nursery and kindergarten schools in Venezuela before          school in Los Angeles, California.
                  joining ICS.

Primary Music Department

                                                                                              Ms. Donna Shikragi
                                                                                              Music Teacher
                  Ms. Silvia Ramirez
                                                                                              M.E.D. in music at Levinsky College in Tel Aviv on an excellence
                  Music Teacher
                                                                                              scholarship, specialising in choir conducting. Donna has 11
                  Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Vocal Performance                   years teaching experience as a general music teacher and
                  (Augustana College). Taught K-12 general music and choir in                 choirs, rock bands and recorder ensemble conductor and 7
                  the United States and Madrid before joining ICS.                            years' experience as a music education student's trainer for
                                                                                              Levinsky College. She has also worked as a substitute music
                                                                                              teacher and classroom assistant at ICS.

Primary Spanish Department
                                                                                              Ms. Laura Corral
                                                                                              Teacher of Spanish
                  Ms. Marta Abad                                                              Studied a Degree in Modern Languages and Literature at the
                  PYP Spanish Leader and Class Teacher                                        University of the Basque Country (UPV) and at the University
                                                                                              of Rome, (La Sapienza). Studied a Master's Degree in
                  Degree in English Philology and CAP in Teaching
                                                                                              Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate and
                  (University of Valencia). Postgraduate Course in Teaching                   Vocational Training at the Catholic University of Murcia. Has a
                  Spanish as a Foreign Language (Instituto Cervantes &                        degree in Spanish for Foreigners (DELE) from the Instituto
                  University of Valencia). Taught English as a Foreign                        Cervantes y Musicoterapia. Worked in Ireland (Cork) as a
                  Language in Spain and ELE (Español Lengua Extranjera) in                    Spanish teacher for foreigners, and in different parts of
                  the UK before joining ICS in 2000.                                          Andalusia for English Connection as an English teacher before
                                                                                              being a Spanish teacher in Kindergarten and an outdoors
                                                                                              learning asistant.

                  Ms. Rocio Gailán
                  Teacher of Spanish                                                           Ms. Ana López-Aranguren
                  Teaching Degree in Primary Education and Specialist                          Teacher of Spanish
                  Diploma in History of Art and Expressive Arts (Universidad
                                                                                               Degree in Early Years and Primary Education (Complutense
                  Complutense). Has taught Spanish in various schools and has
                                                                                               University). Has attended many courses on education and
                  run expressive arts workshops in the Madrid Costume
                                                                                               has worked in Spanish schools before joining ICS.

                  Ms. Patricia Pérez                                                          Ms. Patricia Suárez Cerro
                  Teacher of Spanish                                                          Teacher of Spanish
                                                                                               Degree in Primary Education (Complutense University) and
                  Teaching degree in Primary Education and BA in Special
                                                                                               Titulo de Tecnico Superior from the Comunidad de Madrid.
                  Education (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Taught in
                                                                                               She has worked for 7 years in Spanish primary schools
                  Madrid before joining ICS.
                                                                                               teaching Spanish and English before joining ICS.

Primary Library                                                                 Drama Whole School

                  Ms. Colleen Coberly                                                          Mr. Mitchell Smith
                  Primary Librarian,                                                           Whole School Drama Teacher
                  PYP Teacher and NAE Global Classroom
                                                                                               Graduated from ICS in 2013, continued on to study Film,
                  Leader for Primary
                                                                                               Theatre and Television at the University of Reading. While at
                  Director ICS Summer Camps
                                                                                               university he had the opportunity to work for the Theatre
                  BA in English Education Spanish (Northwest Nazarene                          Royal Stratford East on a project, and teach specialist classes
                  College, USA). Taught in several Primary and English as a                    at Durban University of Technology. He spent a year teaching
                  Foreign Language schools in Madrid before joining ICS.                       Grade 5 at St. George's School, before joining ICS..

English as an Additional Language – Primary School

                                                                                                  Ms. Josefina Mase
                Ms. Cynthia Arreola                                                               Head of Primary EAL Department and EAL Teacher
                Teacher of EAL
                                                                                                  Degree in teaching English as a Second Language (Lenguas
                BA in Education (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)                        Vivas University, Bs.As) Taught Primary school children in
                and MA in Spanish Literature and Linguistics (Middlebury                          Argentina for 8 years and 13 years abroad. Worked as an ESL
                College, Vermont), State of Illinois Certified Teacher. Has                        teacher and coordinator at the American School New Delhi,
                worked in Chicago, St Louis and Madrid in various settings                        India, for 5 years before joining ICS. Josefina has got
                teaching Spanish and English at the Primary, Secondary and                        experience teaching drama, dance and musical theatre to
                University level before joining ICS.                                              children.

                                                                                                  Ms. Savannah Navarro
                Ms. Nicola Minchin
                                                                                                  Teacher of EAL
                Teacher of EAL
                RSA Certificate in TEFL (Gra en Tuition Centre, Dublin) and                        BA in Teaching English as a Second Language with Teacher
                Montessori Certificate (Spanish Montessori Association).                           Licensure from Liberty University, USA. MA in Secondary
                Taught English to children and adults in both Ireland and                         English Language Teaching from Universidad de Nebrija,
                Spain.                                                                            Spain. Taught English to a wide range of children and adults
                                                                                                  in Spain before joining ICS.

English as an Additional Language EAL – Secondary School

                Ms. Joni Costello                                                                 Ms. Jo Ann DeCamp
                Head of Secondary EAL Department                                                  EAL Teacher Secondary

                MA and BSc from New York University, Magna Cum Laude                              BA in Foreign Language and Secondary Education from
                                                                                                  Indiana University (USA). Has taught English to all ages in
                (Foreign Language Education). New York State certified
                                                                                                  various settings for over 25 years. She has also directed and led
                language teacher. Has worked in various settings teaching
                                                                                                  English Summer Camps and has worked not only in secondary
                English and Spanish on the primary, secondary and university
                                                                                                  education but coordinating training and education within the
                level in New York and Spain before joining ICS in 2005.
                                                                                                  engineering sector.

                Ms. Sophie Carozzi
                English Language Acquisition                                                      Mr. Franco Fernandez
                and EAL Teacher.                                                                  EAL Teacher Secondary
                MA in Education and International Development (Institute of
                Education, University of London), MA in French and Hispanic                       BA Degree from Northumbria University and PGCE from
                Studies (University of Glasgow) and Licentiate Diploma                            Nottingham University. Has worked at a Nord Anglia
                Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity                          Education International School in Vietnam before joining ICS.
                College London). Has taught English and trained teachers in 7
                countries over 19 years in educational establishments including
                universities, schools and working on national educational
                development projects. Has experience coordinating CAS, Service
                as Action, Personal Project and EAL student support in addition
                to teaching MYP Language Acquisition.

                Ms. Patti Trimborn                                                 Information Technology
                EAL Teacher Secondary

                Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education,                          Mr. Gerard Greally
                Boston University. Masters in Intervention in Learning
                                                                                                  ICT Integration Coach – Whole School
                Difficulties. Has worked as a bilingual class teacher in Seville,
                and as an ESL and EFL teacher in Madrid, including several                        B.Sc Spatial Planning, Dublin Institute of Technology. PGDip
                years in Primary ESL at ICS.                                                      Geographic Information Systems, Ulster University. PGCE
                                                                                                  University of East London. Gerard began his professional
                                                                                                  career as a Data Analyst for Google. A er attaining QTS,
                                                                                                  Gerard has focused on integrating the latest technologies in
                                                                                                  education. Most recently, Gerard was recognised as an Apple
                                                                                                  Distinguished Educator.

Learning Support – Whole School

                                                                                 Ms. Amélie Carvallo
                                                                                 Learning Support Teacher
                Ms. Lenssa Aga                                                   BA English (Hons) and Hispanic Literature Minor (McGill
                Learning Support Teacher                                         University), MA Speech-Language Pathology (Indiana
                                                                                 University Bloomington). Worked as a speech language
                - See Primary Class Teachers section.                            pathologist in the USA and France before joining ICS. Amélie
                                                                                 has extensive experience working with multilingual children
                                                                                 of all ages with a variety of learning difficulties.

                Ms. Amelia Duran
                Learning Support Teacher                                         Mr. Jordan Jakomin
                                                                                 Learning Support Teacher
                B.A in Occupational Therapy from Universidad Complutense
                de Madrid, completed practicum in the Pediatric setting,         B.A. in Communications Sciences and Disorders from
                hospitals, schools and community. Prior to ICS Amelia worked     Elmhurst College and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology
                in clinic as a pediatric occupational therapist and also she     from St. Ambrose University. Completed clinical practicum at
                worked in Reno, Nevada, United States for three years with the   Stanford University. Prior to joining ICS, Jordan worked in
                early intervention services as a service coordinator and         private practice and developed the school based speech
                Developmental Specialist. Amelia is able to work with the kids   therapy program at STEM Preparatory schools in Los Angeles,
                both in English and Spanish.                                     California.

                                                                                 Ms. Cathy Smitton
                Ms. Laura Parada                                                 Learning Support Teacher (Part-Time)
                Head of Learning Support (Whole School)
                                                                                 BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences from University of
                Studied Educational Psychology in Argentina and has a            Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK. Worked as a Paediatric Speech and
                Masters in Language Disabilities. Taught Kindergarten and        Language Therapist in the UK before moving to Spain where
                Infants and worked as a Special Needs teacher for 8 years in     she gained years of experience working with multilingual
                Argentina and the USA.                                           children with the full range of speech, language and learning
                                                                                 difficulties. Also worked as a Class Teacher for 5-6 years olds
                                                                                 in Spain before joining ICS.

                                                                                 Ms. Carmen Lilia Vivas
Physical and Health Education                                                    Learning Support Teacher

                                                                                 Major in Learning Disabilities and Behavioural Disorders
                                                                                 (Venezuela). Masters in Bilingual International Education
                                                                                 (Framingham State College) and TESOL Certificate (Scottish
                                                                                 Qualifications Authority). Worked as Special Needs and ESL
                Mr. Jaden Adams                                                  teacher.
                Physical & Health Education Teacher

                – See Secondary Grade Level Leader Section

                Mr. Alejandro Merino
                Physical & Health Education Teacher                              Ms. Sara Moreno Moreno
                Head of Sports Teams                                             Head of Subject Group
                BA in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (Universidad
                                                                                 BA and MA in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
                Autónoma, Madrid). Masters in Education (Universidad de
                                                                                 (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). CAP master degree in
                Granada). Mountain Guide Level1 (EMMAM). Mountain
                                                                                 teaching (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). National
                Rescuer and First Aid technician (ERIE Cruz Roja). Basketball
                                                                                 Athletics Monitor (Spanish Federation). Sara is an IB Examiner
                Coach Level 1 (FBM). Personal Trainer (National Strength
                                                                                 in English/Spanish and taught for four years in Secondary
                and Conditioning Association).
                                                                                 Spanish Schools as a PE teacher before joining ICS.

                Mr. Borja Climent
                Physical & Health Education Teacher
                                                                                 Mr. Alejandro López Martín
                Physical Education and Sports Science Degree (Universidad        Physical & Health Education Teacher
                Politécnica de Madrid). Qualified as Specialist in Prevention,
                Intervention and Functional Injuries (Universidad Politécnica    Degree in Physical Education and Sports Science
                de Madrid). Teaching Aptitude Certificate (Universidad            (Universidad Europea de Madrid). Masters Degree in teaching
                Politécnica de Madrid). Football Coaching Course Level 1         (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja). Is a trained basketball
                (Madrid Football Federation). Football coach for seven years     and football coach and was also a classroom assistant in
                in different football clubs in Madrid. MBA by IESE Business       Grade 1 at ICS before joining the PHE Team.
                School (University of Navarra).
Secondary School

Secondary School Grade Level Leaders and Coordinators

                Ms. Katie Lumsden
                Grade Level Leader Grade 6
                                                                                  Ms. Marjan White
                Teacher of Drama and Art
                                                                                  Grade Level Leader Grade 7
                BA (Hons) in Theatre and Drama Studies (University of             Teacher of Science and Physics
                Toronto), B.Ed in the Junior/Intermediate Divisions (grades
                4-10) with specific teaching qualifications in Visual Arts (OISE    MSEE - Masters in Electrical Engineering (Tu s University).
                - University of Toronto). Additional teaching qualification        Spent 12 years in the USA as a Design and Development
                courses in English as a Second Language, Part I and Guidance      Engineer for Xerox Corporation. Spanish Teaching
                & Career Education, Part I (OISE - University of Toronto). Has    Qualification from Complutense University. Joined ICS in
                taught in Canada, USA and Spain.                                  2005.

                Mr. Jaden Adams
                Grade Level Leader Grade 8                                        Ms. Lucy Grove
                Physical & Health Education Teacher                               Grade Level Leader Grade 9
                Studied at Northampton University for 3 years in Sports           Teacher of English
                Performance and Coaching. Worked as a Learning Support
                                                                                  BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, Leeds
                Assistant for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties
                and then trained as a teacher through a graduate training
                                                                                  University with PGCE Teaching certificate from Brighton
                programme. He is a qualified level 2 basketball coach and has      University. Lucy worked in magazine publishing for 10 years
                been coaching for many years. Jaden also led a coaching           before starting to teach. She taught English Language and
                holiday sports camp 'Football Mania' for youths (11-18) for       Literature for 9 years at two state schools in East Sussex, UK,
                football and basketball. Before joining ICS Jaden worked for a    before joining ICS in 2014.
                London state school.

                Mr. Jean Llanes-Thays                                             Mr. John Furlong
                Grade Level Leader Grade 10                                       Grade Level Leader Grade 11
                Teacher of French                                                 Teacher of Economics and Humanities
                PGCE MFL from Institute of Education, London. MA in
                                                                                  Degree in Business Studies from John Moores University,
                Teaching French as a Foreign Language from Université
                                                                                  Liverpool, UK. PGCE from Edge Hill University College. Has
                Bordeaux, France. Combined BA in Japanese and French as
                                                                                  sixteen years' experience in Spain teaching IGCSE in Business,
                a Foreign Language from INALCO. Taught French and Spanish
                                                                                  History, Geography and IB Diploma Economics. He is also a
                at schools and universities in the UK, France, Spain, Brazil,
                                                                                  Mobile Learning specialist with many years of experience in
                Mexico and Turkey.                                                pastoral roles.

                Mr. David Holmes
                Grade Level Leader Grade 12
                Teacher of History

                Cert. Ed.(North Worcester College). B. Ed. (Hons) Birmingham
                University. Taught History, Economics, Geography and
                European Studies for seven years in the UK and History,
                Geography and English as a Second Language in the English
                Montessori School, Madrid, for three years. Joined ICS as
                Head of Humanities in1988 and was Head of Department
                until 2015. Has organised trips to Cracovia (for Auschwitz),
                Russia and Berlin in recent years for History students at ICS.

IB Programme Coordinators

                                                                                  Mr. Jeroen Kuipers
                                                                                  IB Diploma Programme Coordinator
                                                                                  Extended Essay Coordinator
                Dr Jennifer Barnett                                               Teacher of Geography
                MYP Coordinator
                                                                                  Degree in Geography and English as a Foreign Language
                – See Senior Leadership Team Section                              (Utrecht). Taught Geography, Environmental Studies and
                                                                                  GNVQ Leisure and Tourism in the UK for 6 years before
                                                                                  joining ICS.
Secondary School

University and Careers Counsellors

                 Mr. Cleonel A. Bottex                                            Ms. Carmen Caballero
                 Universities Counsellor                                          Spanish Universities Counsellor
                 USA & Head of ToK                                                Head of Subject Group
                                                                                  BA & MA in Hispanic Philology in both Literature and Linguistics
                 Master of Arts in Digital Media and Learning from the
                                                                                  (Complutense University, Madrid). Masters in Spanish as a
                 University of San Francisco School of Education, California
                                                                                  Foreign Language. Educational Certificate in Teaching and CAP
                 Teaching Credential (Science), Cambridge ESOL Certificate.        certificate. Doctorate courses in Hispanic Philology and various
                 Has taught Sciences, Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge and         post graduate courses from Spanish universities. Official IB
                 Mathematics to secondary school students in the United           examiner and workshop leader she has presented various
                 States, Germany and Spain for 13 years before joining ICS.       conferences around the world and is part of the IB Accreditation
                                                                                  Team. Has worked in the Spanish Language Department of the
                                                                                  Complutense University before joining ICS. Is the author of
                                                                                  various educational texts including a Language Literature text
                                                                                  book for the IBand has published two literature books
                 Ms. Cathy Guy                                                    'Sensaciones' and 'La Sonrisa del Murcielago'.
                 University Counsellor & Careers Counsellor

                 BA (Hons) Business Studies, PGCE in Business Education.          Ms. Dolores Morales
                 Head of Careers and Work Related Learning and Teacher of         Teacher of Spanish Cultural Studies
                 Business Studies at Key Stage 4 and 5 at Ashville College,       Technical Director/Directora Técnica
                 Harrogate for 17 years. There she managed the Careers            Degree in History and Geography and a Teaching Certificate
                 Education and Guidance programme for all students in the         from Salamanca University. Studied towards a Doctorate in
                 senior school including arranging work experience for all        Social Sciences. Taught Spanish in the UK and the Canary
                 Year 12 students and being a sixth form tutor.                   Islands.

The Arts

                Mr. Peter Brooke-Tyrrell
                Teacher of Music
                                                                                  Dr. Alvaro González
                Studied Music, Irish Language and Philosophy at Trinity           Teacher of Art
                College Dublin, Ireland, as an undergraduate and Education
                                                                                  PhD in Fine Art (Universidad Complutense, Madrid) Practicing
                as a postgraduate. Peter began teaching at St. Andrews
                                                                                  artist who has exhibited in public spaces and private galleries
                College Dublin and a er a year moved to the Middle East
                                                                                  around the world. Has previously taught Art History in
                where he was the Acting Head of Music for two years. Has
                                                                                  Bachelors programmes before joining ICS.
                taught the IB, the British Curriculum and the Irish curriculum.

                 Ms. Sarah Hodgson
                 Head of Subject Group and Music Teacher
                                                                                  Ms. Patricia Munn
                Bachelor of Music (Hons) specialising in Composition,             Teacher of Drama
                Performance and Analysis (University of Manchester).
                Hargreaves scholarship winner for academic achievement            BA in Political Science (Ludwig Maximilian Universität,
                (Manchester University). PGCE in Music and Expressive Arts        Munich and Trinity College, Dublin). Masters in Political
                                                                                  Science (Trinity College), post graduate qualification in
                (Manchester Polytechnic). ALCM and LLCM Diplomas in Vocal
                                                                                  History, Theory and Practice of Theatre, University of Alcala,
                Performance from London College of Music. Qualified EFL
                                                                                  Spain. Completing PhD in Socio-Political Theatre. Taught
                teacher. Taught Music and Drama at schools in the UK and
                                                                                  English, Spanish and German as a second language in
                Madrid before joining ICS.
                                                                                  Germany, Ireland and Spain.

                 Ms. Katie Lumsden
                 Teacher of Drama and Art

                 – See Grade Level Leader Section
                                                                                  Mr. Paolo Rizzardini Albéniz
                                                                                  Teacher of Spanish Cultural Studies
                                                                                  See Indivuals and Societies Section
                Ms. Alison South
                Part-Time Teacher of Art

                 MA (Fine Art) UCA andBA (Hons), St Martin's School of Art,
                 PGCE (University of Greenwich). Has taught Art and Design
                 since 1997 for colleges in London and since 2003 in
                 international schools in Spain. Has exhibited own artwork
                 internationally since 1991.
Secondary School


           Mr. David Bailey
           Head of Subject
           & Teacher of Digital Design

           BSc (Hons) Computing Technology (Open University), PGCE
           Computing (University of Strathclyde). Worked in computing       Ms. Sara Elnour
           as a military weapons systems engineer and later                 Teacher of Digital and Product Design
           commercially as a Microso Systems Engineer. Taught for 7
           years in Moscow, Russia before joining ICS.                      BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (University of Brighton, UK),
                                                                            PGCE in Design Technology (University of Greenwich, UK).
                                                                            Worked as a teacher in the UK for 4 years before venturing to
                                                                            Thailand where she taught for three years prior to joining ICS.

           Mr. Jonathan Salmon
           Teacher of Product Design

           BA (Hons) in 3D Design, Wood, Metal, Plastics
           (Wolverhampton Polytechnic), PGCE in Design Technology
           (Leeds Metropolitan University). Worked as a teacher in UK
           for 15 years before joining ICS and also worked as an
           Architectural Stonemason.

                                                                            Ms. Stavrula Chrysanthakopoulou
                                                                            Teacher of English

                                                                            BA in Language and Literature from the University of
                                                                            Birmingham, UK. MA in Comparative Literature and
                                                                            Translation, the University of Warwick, UK & has a Graduate
                                                                            Diploma in Education. She taught at schools in China and
           Ms. Sophie Carozzi
                                                                            Cyprus for three years before joining ICS in 2011.
           English Language Acquisition
           and EAL Teacher.
           - See EAL section

                                                                            Mr. Patrick Curran
                                                                            Head of Subject Group English
                                                                            Jt. Hons BA in English and Russian from Queens University
                                                                            Belfast and earned his PGCE in Leeds. Has taught in a number
                                                                            of international IB schools from India to Peru and Bratislava
           Mr. Anthony Creaney                                              to Milan. He was a pastoral head for several years before
           Teacher of English                                               heading a number of English departments.
           B.A. Hons English Literature (University of Strathcylde), Post
           Graduate Diploma English Language Teaching (Cambridge),
           PGCE, M.A. International Education (both University of
           Sunderland). Anthony has taught in Glasgow, Thailand as a
           Lecturer, Taiwan, Korea, Shanghai, Hong Kong as a Teacher,
           Malaysian Borneo as a Teacher Trainer in an International
           Development Project, and The British Virgin Islands and          Ms. Lucy Grove
           Georgia as a Teacher. Anthony is also an experienced IB          Teacher of English
           Examiner, marking both Language and Literature Higher Level
           exams and Extended Essay.                                        – See Grade Level Leader Section

                                                                            Ms. Sara Massoudi
                                                                            Teacher of English
           Ms. Jennifer Marsella
           Teacher of English                                               BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing from
                                                                            Royal Holloway University of London with a PGCE from
           - See Individuals and Societies Section                          Southampton University. Sara taught English in the UK for
                                                                            seven years, coordinating the Extended Project Qualification,
                                                                            Key Stage 3 and 5, before joining ICS.
Secondary School

                 Mr. Richard Pairaudeau
                 Teacher of English                                                  Ms. Jacqueline Tree
                                                                                     Teacher of English
                 Richard is from Guyana. He took a degree in English
                 Language and Literature at the University of Birmingham,            BA (Hons) in English Literature and Education Studies, with a
                 followed by a PGCE. He subsequently took an MSc in                  PGCE in Secondary English (Open University). Has worked as
                 Applied Linguistics at Aston University. Richard has taught         a teacher of English for thirteen years in Germany, the United
                 in the UK, and for many years in Spain.                             States and England before joining ICS.

Individuals and Societies

                 Mr. Jonathan Bailey
                 Humanities Teacher
                 Studied philosophy and politics as an undergraduate in the UK
                 (BA [hons], Sussex) and philosophy as a postgraduate (MA,
                 Sussex). Undertook teacher-training and received his PGCE
                                                                                     Mr. Barry Guy
                 with the University of Plymouth. He has primarily taught
                                                                                     Teacher of Economics
                 philosophy, global development, politics & government, and
                 critical thinking in the south west of England. In his spare time
                                                                                     BA (Hons) Economics from Manchester University. PGCE
                 Jonathan is undertaking doctoral studies at the University of
                                                                                     Economics, Hull. Taught Economics and Business Studies for
                 Sussex in the UK.
                                                                                     27 years in the UK, mainly in the north of England. Has
                                                                                     extensive senior examiner experience in the UK
                                                                                     and is an IB Examiner in Economics.
                 Mr. Jose Luis Calderon

                 - See Spanish section                                               Mr. Pablo Cattermole
                                                                                     Spanish Cultural Studies
                                                                                     and Individuals and Societies Teacher
                                                                                     Studied History (prehistory specialty) and a Master's degree
                                                                                     in secondary school training and teaching at Universidad
                                                                                     Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Taught English and Spanish
                 Ms. Jennifer Marsella                                               in various language schools in Vietnam and Madrid before
                 Teacher of Language Acquisition                                     joining ICS.
                 and Individuals and Societies
                 MA in Teaching ESL from Simmons College. Prior to studying
                 language education, she graduated from Vanderbilt
                 University with degrees in US History and Italian. Has been         Ms. Dolores Morales
                 teaching ESL since 2001 to students of all ages.                    Teacher of Spanish Cultural Studies
                                                                                     Technical Director/Directora Técnica
                                                                                     - See Counsellors section
                 Ms. Elena (Wilhelmina) van den Berg
                 Integrated Humanities Teacher

                 BA in History and Secondary Social Studies Education (The
                 College of William and Mary, USA). She taught English and           Mr. Paolo Rizzardini Albéniz
                 English Literature with Fulbright Bulgaria a er which she           Teacher of Spanish Cultural Studies
                 taught History, Economics, and Geography in London before
                 joining ICS.                                                        Degree in History (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) and
                                                                                     a Master's Degree in secondary school training -social science
                                                                                     specialty (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid). Taught
                 Ms. Bethan Volkelt-Igoe
                                                                                     Italian, Music, History and Geography for two years in Spain.
                 Head of Subject Group
                 Teacher of Geography
                 and Individuals and Societies
                 BSc (Hons) in Geography from Plymouth University, with a
                 PGCE in Secondary Education from Bristol University. She            Mr David Holmes
                 taught in Thailand and the UK before joining ICS in 2015. Has
                                                                                     Teacher of History
                 experience as an external examiner and is an IB author.
                                                                                     – see Grade Level Leaders Section.

                 Mr John Furlong
                 Teacher of Economics and Humanities

                 – See Grade Level Leaders Section.
Secondary School


                                                                                     Ms. Ursula Frey Torres Muñoz
              Ms. Patricia Gégourel
                                                                                     Part time German Teacher
              Head of Subject Group
                                                                                     BA in Social Work (University of Bern) and Sociology (UNED), MA
              Degree in English (Université de Bretagne Sud, France) PGCE            in Translation German-Spanish (Estudio Sampere, Madrid). MA in
              in Foreign Languages (University of Newcastle, UK) Taught              Teaching German as a Foreign Language (Goethe Institut München).
              at a state school in the UK and International schools in               Teaching German in Spain for adults, students and children for over
              Germany and Holland. Qualified ESL teacher.                             10 years.

                                                                                     Mr. Franz Liesdon
                                                                                     Part time German Teacher
              Ms. Vanessa Hay
              Teacher of French                                                      BA in Environmental Sciences at the Münster University of Applied
                                                                                     Sciences, Germany. MA in Teaching German as a Foreign Language
              MA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Université Paris 10).     from Tandem International, Madrid. Company Director of Business
              BA in German (Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France).          German for “Punto y Aparte C.B”; German teacher as Native and
              PGCE in French and German from the University of Lancaster, UK.        Foreign Language for International College Spain, German as a
              Taught French A and French B in various schools in London, Qatar       Foreign Language Teacher at the Scandinavian School and
              and Kenya before joining ICS.                                          Runnymede College, Madrid. Teaches MYP, DP in IB, IGCSE-
                                                                                     Cambridge, A-Level Edexcel.

              Ms. Emmanuelle Peu-Duvallon
              Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) Coordinator
              Teacher of French                                                      Mr. Jean Llanes-Thays
                                                                                     Teacher of French
              MA in French Philology (St Louis University), MA in Teaching
              French as a Foreign Language (Sorbonne University). Worked             – See Grade Level Leader Section
              as a French Teaching Assistant at St Louis and Harvard

                                                                                     Ms. Emiline Yakin
              Ms. Elisabetta Cerrai                                                  Secondary Librarian, Student Council Staff
              Teacher of Italian and Secondary Library                               Representative and Global Campus Lead Teacher

              MA in German Language and Literature, BA in German and Spanish         Certified coach specialized in Attention Deficit Disorder and
              (University of Pisa). Taught German in Pisa University before coming   Hyperactivity (ADHD).N.Y. Founder of ‘My Family Coaching’.
              to Spain. Has held various positions as a Language teacher before      Has lived and worked in Israel, USA, Taiwan and Japan as a
              joining ICS.                                                           coach and Hebrew teacher. She speaks 5 languages and has
                                                                                     a passion for art and a major in photography. She is also the
                                                                                     author and illustrator of 3 books.

              Dr. Federico Brazzi                                                    Mr. Benjamin Carvell
              Teacher of Mathematics                                                 Teacher of Mathematics
              Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (Roma Tre University, Italy), MSc         BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering, PGCE in teaching
              (with honours) in Theoretical Physics (Sapienza University of          Mathematics. Began his career teaching in a school in the UK
              Rome), Certificate in Advanced English CAE pass at grade A              and then moved to Brussels to teach Math IB DP programme at
              (C 2 proficient user) University of Cambridge. Taught                   the British School of Brussels and later moved to San Paulo,
              Cambridge IGCSE/A-level Mathematics and Physics in Italy               Brazil, to continue teaching DP Maths at Saint Pauls School. Also
              and Mathematics and Physics for 6 years. He was also a Sign            worked for several years as the Cross Country Coach in Belgium.
              Language Interpreter (Sapienza University of Rome) and is an           Before joining ICS, Benjamin worked as a Math Teacher for
              expert in Deaf Studies.                                                another international school in Madrid.

              Dr. Kuo Ming (James) Chou
              Teacher of Mathematics
                                                                                     Ms. Esther Espinal
              PhD in Mathematics (Queen´s University), BEd (Hons Math)               Teacher of Mathematics
              in the intermediate and senior division. Taught Mathematics
              in Canadian universities for 6 years, and in Canadian high             - See Senior Leadership Team section
              schools for 2 years before joining ICS.
Secondary School
 (Mathematics continued)

                                                                               Mr. Paul Harrison
                                                                               Head of Subject Group
                                                                               Teacher of Mathematics
            Ms. Rebeca Gallego
            Teacher of Mathematics                                             BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (University of Leeds) & MEd
                                                                               (University of Leeds), PGCE in Mathematics and Science
           MSc in Civil Engineering (Alfonso X El Sabio University). MSc       (University of Nottingham). Taught in UK for 5 years, Tanzania
           in Environmental Sciences (Alfonso X El Sabio University).          for 2 years and Madrid for 2 years before joining ICS.
           Teaching Certificate specialising in Mathematics (Master in
           Teaching, Complutense University). Taught Mathematics and
           Biology in various schools before joining ICS.
                                                                               Mr. Prashant Sorayan
                                                                               Teacher of Mathematics
                                                                               BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (JMI University), MA in Hispanic
                                                                               Literature (Delhi University), Masters in Translation
                                                                               (Complutense University). PGCE (University of Nottingham).
                                                                               Taught Mathematics in India, and English as a Second
                                                                               Language in Spain.

                                                                               Ms. Cristina Cuenca
           Ms. Silvia Bogni                                                    Part-time Teacher of Science
           Part-time Lab Technician,                                           BSc in Chemistry from the UAM (University Autónoma of
           Teacher of Science, Biology                                         Madrid). Master in Management and Treatment in waste
                                                                               materials (UAM). Has taught Secondary English, Maths and
           PhD in Biology (Open University UK), BSc in Biology
                                                                               other subjects in English specifically General Sciences and ICT
           (University of Milan, Italy). Has worked for 10 years as a
                                                                               Technology at the Laude Fontenebro School (Moralzarzal-
           researcher at the National Institute for Medical Research in        Madrid). She joined the investigation group of CIEMAT working
           London UK and 4 years in DIBIT in Milan Italy.                      on various projects within the Environmental Department
                                                                               before joining ICS.
            Ms. Zahara Delgado
            Science Teacher                                                    Ms. María Frías
                                                                               Teacher of Science, Biology and Chemistry
            BSc (Hons) Biology University of Bath, UK. Worked in France in
            medical research before completing the graduate training
                                                                               MSc in International Education (UCJC, Spain), BSc in
            programme to become a teacher in London. Taught at Sacred
                                                                               Biotechnology at Francisco de Vitoria University, Spain and
            Heart School in Hammersmith, London for two years
                                                                               completed a UK teacher training certificate through
            collaborating on educational projects with the BBC and the
            British Science Museum. Moved to Spain to teach general
                                                                               Assessment (e-Qualitas). She worked as a Teacher of Science
            sciences, Biology and Chemistry at the British Council School,     and Biology at The Skinners' Kent Academy in Tunbridge
            where she has been Head of Science. Published author of IBMYP      Wells, Kent (UK) and as a Lab Researcher in Zürich,
            Biology text book. Most recently worked for the Spanish Ministry   Switzerland, before joining ICS.
            of Education to produce the curriculum and resources for
            Bilingual schools in Spain.                                        Mr. Jeffrey Marcucio
                                                                               Teacher of Science, Biology,
            Mr. Martin Lane                                                    STEAM lead Teacher
            Teacher of Science and Physics
                                                                               BA Biology from Bowdoin College, Maine, MA in Secondary
            BSc in Physics (Exeter University), MSc (Nottingham                Science Education from the City College of New York. Taught
            University), PGCE in Science and PE (Aberystwyth University).      biology and chemistry in the US for eleven years, as well as
            Has taught in schools and Outdoor Education Centres in the         SAT preparation for a year in Madrid before joining ICS.

            Ms. Ana Ranera                                                     Mr. Gregory Stickley
            Lab-technician                                                     Physics, Chemistry & Theory of Knowledge Teacher

            Laboratory Technician Certificate (Instituto de Formación           BSc (Hons) Biochemistry from the University College London,
            Professional Castilla). Has completed various courses              UK PGCE from Cambridge and Zweitestatsexamen, Potsdam.
            including Technicians Cluster Training at Brunel University,       Has 24 years of international education experience, 16 years
            Supporting Safe & Successful Classroom Chemistry &                 in Berlin, 3 years in Italy and 2 years in the UK. Gregory is a
            Classroom Physics.                                                 musician and musical performer and a programmer for
                                                                               science simulators and modellers.

           Mr. Graeme Hall                                                     Ms. Marjan White
           Head of Subject Group                                               Teacher of Science and Physics,
           Teacher of Science and Chemistry                                    and Grade level leader
           BSc in Chemistry, PGCE (Leeds Universiy), MSc in Analytical
           Chemistry and Instrumentation (Salford University). Taught          – See Grade Level Leader Section
           in the UK, Kuwait and Madrid before joining ICS.
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