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Kerry Harris
Head of Primary
Kerry Harris
Head of Primary

Kerry Harris is the Head of Primary School at ISB, she graduated with a 2:1 Bachelor of Education Honors Degree at the University of Wolverhamton, she completed her MA in Educational Leadership at the University of Brighton, her home town in the UK; she completed her NPQH in 2011.

Kerry gained 16 years’ experience working in the UK in various teaching and management positions before she decided to venture into international education. Whilst in Bangkok Kerry worked at an accredited British style International school and held the position of Primary Head Teacher and Assistant Principal. She very much enjoyed her four years in Thailand with her three children before returning to Europe. Kerry has two daughters attending the secondary school at ISB and a son is now at University in the UK. She is very much enjoying working at ISB and living in Bucharest.  

Simon Bamford
Primary Deputy Head
Simon Bamford
Primary Deputy Head
Simon is our Deputy Headteacher for the Primary School and has joined us from Dubai. He is originally from the UK where he began his teaching career. Simon has has held several different roles in schools in the UK, USA, Czech Republic and Dubai. While in the USA he completed his MA in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. 
Outside of school Simon coaches American Football and previously has coached professionally and internationally. He also enjoys football and cheering on Wales' rugby team. He is looking forward to exploring the tranquil and scenic Romanian countryside.
Helen Dixon
Year 2 Teacher / Year Leader
Helen Dixon
Year 2 Teacher / Year Leader

Mrs. Helen Dixon is British and worked as a Primary School Teacher in the UK for 20 years before moving to Thailand in 2003.  She has worked in Early Years for the Regent’s Schools in both Bangkok and Pattaya until now. Mrs Dixon has thoroughly enjoyed her time in Thailand where she has been very much involved with the Equestrian Community. Her two daughters have now finished school; one is studying at university in the UK and the other planning a gap year.

Vicky Seeshaan
Deputy Principal / Foundation 2 Teacher
Vicky Seeshaan
Deputy Principal / Foundation 2 Teacher

I am originally from England and I have been living and working in Thailand at an international school in the Chonburi area for the last 13 years as an Early Years teacher.  I have taught Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception as well as Year 1.  I completed my NNEB in nursery nursing in 1996 and worked in England in a nursery before moving to Thailand.  I have since gained my Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood Education in 2009 from the University New England in Australia.  I have 3 children of my own and we are very happy living in Romania.

Claire O'Brien
Pre Nursery Teacher
Claire O'Brien
Pre Nursery Teacher

I am originally from Cardiff in South Wales and have been living and teaching over seas since 2001 with my husband and daughter. we have worked in Kuwait, Venezuela, China and have been in Bucharest since 2008. I have always worked in EYFS and have taught Pre Nursery for 10 years.  I am new to ISB this year and am very much looking forward to a new adventure.

When I am not working, I spend my spare time running and entering Half Marathons, as well as spending time with my family and our dog.

Sarah Newsham
Year 1 Teacher
Sarah Newsham
Year 1 Teacher

This is Mrs Sarah's first year working ISB. She is originally from the beautiful Lake District area of the UK. She graduated from Northumbria University with a BSc in Applied Life Sciences and gained he PGCE from Sunderland University. Sarah has lived all over the world with her husband and 2 children in.She enjoys teaching the young children and loves the enthusiasm for learning that you get everyday. Sarah is enjoying living in Bucharest and is looking forward to exploring move of Romania.

Oana Ionescu
Year 4 Teacher
Oana Ionescu
Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Oana has 13 years of teaching experience, working at ISB since 2001. She graduated from the University of Philology and has a Diploma of Teaching from the Pedagogical High School for young learners. Miss Oana has many years experience in teaching preschool children and she cannot picture herself doing anything else but working with young children. Through the years she studied other courses at the British Council related to Young Learners and the British Curriculum. She has two children, a boy and a girl who she is very proud of.

Scott Cable
Year 6 Teacher
Scott Cable
Year 6 Teacher

Scott is from Scotland so his name is easy to remember! He thaught both at ISB at another international school in Bucharest. Before this Scott finished his teacher training at Edinburgh University and coached various sports in schools across the city. Scott's free time also involves playing and watching sports, particularly football and badminton and he can also be found around Bucharest exploring and developing his Romlish!

Catriona Pittendreigh
Head of Year 3
Catriona Pittendreigh
Head of Year 3

Miss Catriona is from Scotland. She graduated from Strathclyde University, Glasgow in 2008 and spent 2 years working in rural primary schools in Scotland before moving to teach in an international school in Moscow for a further 2 years. This is her second year in Bucharest and she is enjoying living in Romania. When not working Miss Catriona enjoys exploring Bucharest and the surrounding areas.

Vicky Clarke
Year 3 Teacher
Vicky Clarke
Year 3 Teacher

I am from Cleethorpes, a sea-side town, on the East coast of England. After graduating from Newcastle University with a Bachelor Degree in Geography, I completed my Primary PGCE at BGUC in Lincoln. I have been teaching in England for just over six years - ISB will be my first international school! Outside of school, I enjoy playing and watching a range of sports and travelling. Most recently, I spent seven months exploring and volunteering in South East Asia. I am looking forward to the challenge of working and living in a new city - I am excited to see what Bucharest has to offer!

Adriana Pais
Support Teacher
Adriana Pais
Support Teacher

Ms. Adriana loves teaching young learners. She began her teaching career over ten years ago and is in her fifth year at ISB. Prior to working here she taught in an International Kindergarten and tutored children aged from 5 to 11. She graduated in Political Sciences from Bucharest University in 1994 and in English and Romanian Literature and Linguistics at Spiru Haret University in 2009.

Carol New
Year 4 Teacher
Carol New
Year 4 Teacher

I grew up in the North East of England, studied for my degree and completed my teaching qualification at Durham University. The first few years of my teaching career were also spent in the North East, however, I decided to combine my love of teaching with my wish to travel.  Since then, I have spent time teaching in Cairo, Egypt, in Borneo, Malaysia and in the Alicante region of Spain.  I have taught all ages from Nursery to Year 6 and am looking forward to teaching in Key Stage 2 at ISB.

Maths is my favourite subject to teach and I will be leading this subject's development in the Primary department. When I am not teaching I enjoy Zumba classes, swimming, skiing and reading.  My husband and I combine our love of adventure by travelling and taking motorbike holidays. We are looking forward to exploring Bucharest and Romania on foot, by car and on motorbike.

Dana Breitenhoffer
Year 4 Teacher
Dana Breitenhoffer
Year 4 Teacher

Dana graduated from university with a degree in English and French. She successfully completed a post-graduate course of Psychology-Pedagogy and Methodology and many other courses in British Council. She continuously tries to challenge and improve herself. She is currently a student again in the final year studying at the University of Bucharest ‘Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years’. She has been working at ISB for 14 years and has no intention of leaving soon. She describes herself as a cheerful person, full of optimism and who works well within a team. She enjoys travelling. She has visited 15 countries so far but still considers this not enough. Her favourite city is London because there are so many interesting and unique museums there. She loves animals and that's why she never misses visiting any Zoo from the countries that she visits. She has a 7 years old daughter Cezara and a 4 years old boy Eric that she is very proud of. She always finds time to keep up her interests in theatre, cinema, music, reading and cookery.

Guzel Mirasova
Year 2 Teacher
Guzel Mirasova
Year 2 Teacher

Guzel, a Year 2 teacher, joined us in 2002. She also taught in years 3 and 4. She is a Russian national and a native of Vladivostok. Guzel completed university degrees in Linguistics and in Pedagogy in Vladivostok, worked for a while as a translator and taught at the Far Eastern State Technical University for a year, then came to Bucharest in 2000 to complete a PhD in Education. Her hobbies include playing tennis, distance running, watching rugby and crocheting.

Liane Moldoveanu
Year 5 Teacher
Liane Moldoveanu
Year 5 Teacher

Ms. Liane has always had a keen interest in English and is always developing her English to perfection. After winning various national language contests, she graduated from a bilingual high school (Romanian-English) in Bucharest and sat the entrance exam to Law School...but it wasn't meant to be! In her last year of training she started working as a teaching assistant for ISB and discovered teaching, her true passion. She retrained as a teacher at Bucharest University and also attended several courses for professional development at the British Council. She is currently teaching at ISB and strongly believes that a good teacher has such a wonderful influence on so many young lives.strong>

Helen Evans
Year 5 Leader
Helen Evans
Year 5 Leader

Miss. Evans is originally from Cheshire, England where she graduated from University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology before completing her Primary PGCE at the University of Cambridge in 2011. Miss. Evans taught in London for three years whilst also completing her Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge. Most recently she taught in Key Stage 1 at a British School in Tunis. In her spare time Miss. Evans enjoys swimming, going to the theatre and travelling. She is very much looking forward to living and working in Bucharest.

Mark Eady
Year 6 Teacher
Mark Eady
Year 6 Teacher

I'm Mark Eady, I'm teaching a variety of Year groups at ISB and enjoy the variety that keeps it exciting! This is my second year here and I have travelled around Romania, seeing many interesting places, my favourite places being Constanta, Brasov and Cluj. I enjoy watching football, playing backgammon and continuing to travel to more places in this part of the world. One of my favourite things about Romania is the great weather here.

Alice Asmarandei
Year 3 Teacher
Alice Asmarandei
Year 3 Teacher

Ms. Alice has been working at ISB since 2007. She graduated with a Law and Administration degree at the University Dimitrie Cantemir. She particularly loves Art and enjoys seeing the children develop their creative skills within the classroom. She believes that the children learn best through creative play but this must be done through maintaining an orderly classroom. She enjoys working with children and being part of their lives and her goal is to have a good impact on them.

Monica Țele
Computing Teacher
Monica Țele
Computing Teacher

Monica was born in Teleorman - Romania, where she also spent her childhood. After graduating high school she moved from Alexandria to Bucharest to study Cybernetics. She completed the Faculty and continued with a Master Degree in Economical Informatics. She also studied Psychology and Pedagogy for Primary, Secondary and High School children. She took dancing classes (Romanian specific dances and modern dances) for more than 12 years and won a lot of competitions with her dancing group. This is her fourth year teaching at ISB and she enjoys every moment spent with the children. She is happy that Primary children started learning Computing. Monica also started teaching ICT in  Secondary, this year, preparing students for their IGCSE exam. Being a teacher is like a dream come true for Monica - this is what she wanted from Kinder Garden.

Nicoleta Motroc
PE Teacher
Nicoleta Motroc
PE Teacher

I graduated from The National Academy of Physical Education Sports - Bucharest in 1995. One year later I was conferred with The Title Of Magister/Master for the field Physical Training And Sports, major: High-Performance Sports Training. I have been teaching for 16 years, 11 of them had been in the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies as a lecturer and 5 years in the Middle East(UAE and Qatar). In 2005 I gained my Ph.D in Physical Education and Sports. I had a long basketball career as a professional player where I played in the First Romanian Divison and for the Romanian National Team, being a Vice European Champion in 1989 (Junior team) and 3rd place in the European Championship in 1990 (Youth team). I am a very dedicated person to my profession and a proud wife and mother of two boys, Ionut and Tudor.

Ana Cuatu
PE Teacher
Ana Cuatu
PE Teacher
Florina Ungureanu
ESL Teacher
Florina Ungureanu
ESL Teacher

I’m a CELTA certified teacher and Cambridge Speaking Examiner for YLE, KET, and PET. Like many English teachers, though, my life didn't start off along that path. I graduated from Al. I Cuza University, Iasi with a BA in English-French but decided to work in advertising. Therefore, I continued my studies with a MA in PR and Advertising. I soon realized that this domain didn’t suit me at all. In 2010, I moved to Bucharest and started my teaching career as a kindergarten assistant in an international school. I decided not to stop there and since 2011 I’ve been teaching different age groups and domains of expertise, such as general English and IELTS exam strategy courses.

Still, teaching young learners gives me a sense of fulfillment so I’ve broaden my expertise with a Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood to better understand the students’ needs.

This is my fourth year at ISB as a Key Stage 1 ESL teacher and every day I enjoy the challenges, rewards, and new learning experiences that teaching young learners offers me.  

Sebahat Ozdemir
Turkish Teacher
Sebahat Ozdemir
Turkish Teacher
Andreea Handrea
Student Support Services
Andreea Handrea
Student Support Services

Andreea Handrea graduated from “Titu Maiorescu” Independent University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, specialized in Educational Psychology and School Counseling. She has worked before in the education of children with mild and moderate mental and physical challenges, also doing an internship in the United States, and has four years of experience of teacher assisting and teaching in the British Curriculum educational system. She is originally from Bucharest and she also speaks French and German. Andreea enjoys singing and dancing, foreign languages and sports.

Camelia Howard
Student Support Services
Camelia Howard
Student Support Services

Mrs. Camelia graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education. She is a qualified and certified counsellor and psychotherapist in Experiential Psychotherapy.
Mrs. Camelia has a long private practice in counselling and psychotherapy with children, adults and families. Her professional interests go from Emotionally Focused Therapy to Dramatherapy, Play Therapy and dealing with the consequences of trauma.
As a part of the Student Support Services team she tries to be the reason somebody smiles every day. She enjoys being part of an educational environment where she can guide the children to meet their fully emotional and academic potential.

Elena Bouhar
Romanian 2nd Language Teacher
Elena Bouhar
Romanian 2nd Language Teacher

My name is Elena Bouhar and I teach Romanian as a second language. My first degree is in International Relations and European Studies. Then I studied Gymnasium Education Pedagogy at the University of Bucharest. After that I did my MA in School Counseling at the same university. Always having a keen interest in improving my English, I attended several courses for professional development run by the British Council. I only joined ISB in 2011 but I have been teaching for more than ten years. I see teaching as my true passion and working with children is the most rewarding job in the world. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going to the gym, to the theatre, and spending time with my friends.

Andreea Roman
Romanian Department Coordinator
Andreea Roman
Romanian Department Coordinator

Mrs. Andreea Roman is our Romanian department coordinator and Romanian language teacher. She wanted to become a teacher ever since she was a primary student, inspired by her teachers and always by children. She started teaching at ISB as soon as she finished her pedagogical studies at the Psychology and Educational Sciences Faculty in 2002. She continued her studies, earning a degree in Communication and PR at SNSPA, a professional development degree and a preschool and primary teaching degree at the pedagogical department- University of Bucharest. Mrs. Andreea continued her studies with a Master's degree in Pedagogical Research and Development and, after the wonderful experience of being a class teacher, she enjoys teaching her native language, Romanian to primary school students.

Diana Recean
Romanian 2nd Language Teacher
Diana Recean
Romanian 2nd Language Teacher

Mrs. Diana graduated in 2001 with an English and French degree from the University of Sibiu. Since then she worked for several foreign languages schools, both in Brasov as well as in Bucharest. For a couple of years she even worked as a news announcer for a local television in her home town - Brasov. She came back to teaching, her first love, ever since she first entered a classroom as a teacher when she was 19, during her first year in University. Since then she has experienced both adult and children teaching and learning, but enjoys most working with kids rather than with grown-ups. Currently she is attending a Master course - Policies and Strategies for development in Primary Education.

Alina Negru
Early Years TA
Alina Negru
Early Years TA
Miss Alina loves working with children, seeing each one of them becoming future’s great people. She has been working with children for 13 years but this is Miss Alina's third year in an international school. She graduated a Theological Institute and has Bachelor Degree in Pedagogy for early years and primary education at The University of Bucharest.
She has 2 lovely boys and loves being a mon.
Cristina Florea
Pre-Nursery Teacher
Cristina Florea
Pre-Nursery Teacher

Miss Cristina has been working for almost nine years in different educational environments and she loves working in an international environment with great and friendly people at ISB.

She graduated from ,,Dimitrie Cantemir’’ Bucharest University, with a diploma in foreign languages english- french, also has a master’s degree in ,,Marketing and business negotiation’’.

She loves the world of childhood and believes that every adult has a child soul inside him.

Miss Cristina likes to learn new things about cultures and tradition around the world. In her free time she loves to read, to travel, to cook and to write poems.

Raluca Cristache
Early Years TA
Raluca Cristache
Early Years TA

Miss Raluca joined ISB this year and enjoys being part of a great team, in an international environment, and especially feels privileged to be part of the Nursery children’s amazing world. She has been working with children for over 12 years as a tutor, care giver, art teacher, camp counselor, educator – and loves every aspect of these jobs. She considers that helping children learn and develop is a very rewarding work and tries to meet their needs with patience and warmth. Miss Raluca graduated from Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Sociology-Psychology, and in her spare time she enjoys painting, reading, travelling and spending time with her friends. 

Angela Scorcia
Early Years TA
Angela Scorcia
Early Years TA

Angela Scorcia has been working at ISB since 2008, first as a Primary Secretary and now as a teacher assistant in Reception class. She loves working in an international environment and with a great team. Before. she worked as a translator, care giver and tutor for students of different nationalities. She considers working with young children in the classroom a privilege. With patience and kindness that characterises her she strives to help the children build strong foundations and reach their highest potential both socially and academically. Ms. Angela graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Theology, English Language, in 2005. Some of her favourite activities are singing, reading and discovering new cultures.

Luminita Lascu
Year 1 Teacher
Luminita Lascu
Year 1 Teacher

Ms Luminita has 15 years teaching experience, working at ISB since 2006. She has taught in a range of international nursery schools with a variety of responsibilities which have included working as an interpreter, class teacher and year group coordinator. She graduated from the University of Bucharest with a degree in Geology and another one in Teaching Primary and Preschool children. She also has a Certificate of Teaching English to Young Learners from the College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, England. Her mother tongue is Romanian and she has a good command of English, holding a British Council Diploma. She also speaks French. Ms Luminita strongly believes that young children learn best through play, when they are in enjoyable, stimulating environment . In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, going to the theatre, listening to all sorts of music and spending time with family and friends.

Monica Ologeanu
Year 5 Teacher
Monica Ologeanu
Year 5 Teacher

Miss Monica Laura Ologeanu has been working for almost ten years in different educational environments. Her key strengths in teaching include having great child's need understanding as she has been graduated from Psychology University in Bucharest, as well as striving for continued excellence and providing exceptional contributions teaching EYFS Framework in Romania and also in United States of America. She has an AA degree in Childhood Education earned five years ago from El Camino College, California, USA.

Mădălina Leondar
ESL Teacher
Mădălina Leondar
ESL Teacher

Ms. Madalina has been working at ISB since 2004. She graduated with a Foreign Languages degree at the University of Bucharest meaning she is bilingual in English and French. She is really enjoying the challenge of working in an international environment where English language is spoken at all times. In her free time she enjoys travelling abroad, reading, going to the theatre and listening to music. She likes to live in a vibrant city.

Petruta Tiganila
Primary ESL Teacher
Petruta Tiganila
Primary ESL Teacher

Mrs Petruta joined the ISB team in 2012 She graduated from the Faculty of Foreign
Languages in 2008 with a degree in English and Italian. During her studies she had the opportunity to work as a translator for the organization “Save the Children” Also, after graduation she spent one year internship in USA & Canada, working as a photographer on a cruise ship. In the years spent in ISB she has taught in different year groups in Primary. She also had the experience of teaching English in Secondary School. In her spare time she likes playing guitar. Also she loves spending time with her husband and children.

Veronica Damian
Year 2 TA
Veronica Damian
Year 2 TA

Mrs. Veronica is from Bucharest, Romania and is working as a Teaching Assisstant in Year 2.She graduated with a Foreign Languages Degree at the University of Bucharest and a Master Degree in Communication and Public Relations,Teaching Certificate for grades 1-4. She has taught at a number of challenging schools in Bucharest. She is an enthusiastic teaching assistant who is passionate about teaching. She values individuality, and strives to meet the needs of each student.

Claudia Hurmuzescu
Year 3 TA
Claudia Hurmuzescu
Year 3 TA

Being a passionate person of nature and interhuman relationships, I’ve chose to learn into a tourism high school from Bucharest and then I continued this passion by studying at the Faculty of Commerce (Commerce and Tourism specialization) from the Academy of Economic Studies, in 2005. As in every activity domain it’s necessary a good communication between people, I considered that graduation of a master on this way it is the most suitable for me. So, I graduated the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, specialization Communication and Public Relations. During faculty, on the same time, I followed four years of pedagogical studies, meanwhile I’ve practiced it at schools and high schools. Also as a way to communicate with people, I graduated television courses, public speaking and photography. All of these studies that I have followed, helped me to be a good teacher, attached of students, to use the most appropriate methods for arousing children's interests and to stimulate their performances. I always wished to be a good model for students and a good advisor. 

Eva Asmarandei
Year 2 TA
Eva Asmarandei
Year 2 TA

Year 3 TA joined ISB team in 2014.She graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Commercial Management in 2013. During her study she had the opportunity to work as an English teacher for "Ramy`s Kids" Afterschool for 3 years teaching children of different ages. She had the opportunity to be part of the organizers staff for 2 camps during her work at Afterschool . In her free time she likes to read, edit videos or music and play volleyball. 

Daniela Boboc
Year 6 Teacher
Daniela Boboc
Year 6 Teacher

Miss Daniela is originally from Republic of Moldova and joined ISB in 2013.  She graduated in 2011 from ‘’Dimitrie Cantemir’’ Christian University, Bucharest, Faculty of Tourism and Commercial Management and continued with a Master Degree in Quality Management. Currently she is working as a Teacher in Year 6. She is an enthusiastic person who loves working in an international environment, experiencing a foreign culture and learning foreign languages.

Iuliana Ghircoias
Year 4 TA
Iuliana Ghircoias
Year 4 TA

Ms. Iuliana Ghircoias is from Bucharest in Romania. She started teaching about 14 years ago as a Teaching Assistant. She taught English in the same International School in Bucharest working most of the time with pre-school aged children. She joined ISB last year as a Year 2 Teaching Assisstant. Ms. Iuliana graduated from the Pedagogical University, Bucharest in 2003. Her hobbies are cooking, music and reading but most of all spending time with her family.

Amber Bawdan
Year 3 Teacher
Amber Bawdan
Year 3 Teacher

I have recently completed my studies at the University of Leeds in the UK and I am very excited to be moving to Bucharest to teach year 3 at ISB. I am originally from England however I spent the majority of my school life at international schools in Thailand and so I am excited to start my teaching career at an international school. I am thoroughly looking forward to living in Bucharest and exploring what the city has to offer.

Mary Estes
Year 5 Teacher
Mary Estes
Year 5 Teacher
Mary is from the United States, where she lived in Orlando, Florida. She taught for 12 years in the elementary schools there. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English as well as a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Teaching. She moved to Bucharest this past June. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, horseback riding and yoga.

 

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