Analida Anguizola, EAL and Class 2 IPC

I was born in Panama and moved to Belgium in 2002. I have been teaching and having fun in international schools for more than 15 years.  I enjoy baking, practising yoga and sharing the joys of life with my two young sons and husband.

 

 

Arancha Barrasa, Head of Primary School, Class 2 Teacher

Originally from Spain, I have been living in Belgium for the past 7 years. I have 3 years of leadership experience in an American company, and years of teaching experience in European and International schools. I have lived in several countries such as U.S.A, Poland, Spain and Belgium, and am fluent in English, French and Spanish. In my spare time I love travelling, reading, learning new things, as well as spending time with my family and friends.

 

Adrian Tudorica, Pre-school assistant, Garderie

I have been living in Belgium for 10 years. Passionate about teaching, I enjoy working with children of all ages. My interests include photography, music, hiking and other outdoor activities. I am glad to be part of the ISF Community.

 

 

 

Beatrice Schneider, French Language 1

French from Paris, I’ve taught French, Modern Literature, Philosophy and History for the past 21 years in Paris and abroad. I love my time in class, and believe that teaching is a work of the heart. I enjoy Classical Rock, movies, Baudelaire, Voltaire, Sacha Guitry and Oscar Wilde.

 

 

Belinda Yates, Head of School

I have 25 years teaching experience in private schools in Australia and Belgium and in the last 8 years I have been in leadership positions.  I have also been a curriculum developer for the Ministry of Education in Victoria, Australia.  I have always been and continue to be involved with a variety of Educational organisations such as Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA) and Council of English Speaking Schools in Belgium (CESSIB).

 

Benjamin Thumwood, Physical Education, English, Project Management

I have been in Belgium for over ten years, I have a Masters and a degree as well as many sporting qualifications such as FA Coaching, FA Refereeing, skiing and P.A.D.I Scuba diving. My main passion is playing, coaching, refereeing and watching football

 

 

Bob Cavanagh, Maths and Science Teacher

HI, I’m Bob Cavanagh, I have taught in the UK, South America and Africa and although born in London, traveled widely with my parents.  I have lived in Belgium longer than in any other country and think of here as home.  I am teaching A Level Maths and Physics. I follow yoga and can often be found at Beer Festivals and wandering around looking for GeoCaches.

 

 

Cathy Kerendi, Class 4 Teacher

Born and raised in London, my first career was in international banking. Then followed several years in the US before life brought me to Belgium and more specifically to ISF where I am thoroughly enjoying my second career in teaching.

 

 

 

Cobus Steyn, Head of Secondary, English & History Teacher

I was born and raised in sunny South Africa and have lived and worked in Namibia, England, and the United Arab Emirates. History is a passion of mine and I enjoy museums and places of interest. I try to play golf, and am an avid scuba diver and keen gamer. Once, I jumped off the highest bridge bungee jump in the world –  a staggering 210meter fall! I am also an internationally qualified rugby coach, an International Award Leader and Assessor and a Cambridge International Examinations Assessor. I am passionate about education and believe in the holistic development of students, and place great importance on learning                                                        outside of the classroom.

 

Damien Buxant, Specialist French Teacher for Primary Years

I started teaching French as a foreign language to the little ones in Kansas-City, and I enjoyed it a lot. This is why I’m now enjoying doing the same with ISF Waterloo’s younger students.

 

 

 

Daniel Lunness, History Teacher

I am originally from Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK and have taught in a number of diverse schools in England. I enjoy every sport imaginable especially rugby and cycling. I love music and play the guitar and bass. I have many other interests such as writing, hiking and enjoy experiencing as many culinary delights as possible.

 

 

FrankFrank Christensen, Bus driver and Maintenance Worker

I was born and grew up in Copenhagen.  I moved to Belgium in 1993 and worked as a school bus driver and maintenance worker. I returned to Denmark for 4 years and set up my own company and then decided to return to Belgium to continue my previous work. I have two lovely children and enjoy bowling and making sculptures. I enjoy working with iron and on roofs; the higher the better.

 

 

Hadeeqa Batool- School Secretary

I have been in Belgium for 10 years.  l hold a Masters of Administration.  I am enjoying ISF’s multicultural environment. As part of administration team  I assist the staff, parents and students.  I like doing outdoor activities with my kids especially cycling and hiking.

 

 

 

Jessica Beamish– Class 7 Teacher

I was born and raised in Canada and received my Education Degree from the University of Alberta. After graduation, I taught for three years in Canadian schools before moving abroad. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, photography, reading, yoga, as well as spending time with my family and friends. I am very excited to join the team at ISF Waterloo and look forward to the upcoming school year.

 

 

Joshua Brandenburg- Art
 
I’m a British citizen (half-Dutch on my paternal side) who grew up in the South West of England. I completed my Fine Art degree and my teaching qualifications in Cardiff then moved to the Netherlands to pursue a Masters in Film and Photographic Studies. I married my Dutch wife and over the last few years I have been teaching art in International schools in The Hague area, South Holland. I hugely enjoy playing squash and futsal. I’m interested in urbanism (experiencing it, photographing it, reading and writing about it).  I’m very pleased to be a part of ISF helping students toward experiencing the full extent of their artistic potential.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kate Morrison- EAL, English, Drama, IELTS

I grew up in Canada, New Zealand and Scotland and have lived in both Luxembourg and Belgium in the last 10 years. I am a qualified secondary school teacher (UK) and over the years have taught History, English, Global Perspective, EAL and Drama as well as spending some time in a school leadership position. I have also worked in and managed non-profits related to human rights, citizenship and education in the UK and in Belgium. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, hiking, gardening, writing and spending time with my family.

 

 Karien van Schalkwyk- Class 6

My first career was as a state prosecutor before I moved into private legal practice in South Africa​ .The desire to travel and work abroad led me to Taiwan where I enjoyed teaching so much that I decided to complete a teaching diploma. I have also taught in international schools in the ​United Arab ​Emirates. When at home in South Africa I am involved in both animal and human community projects. I am very excited to be part of the ISF family and to explore the rest of this beautiful country and continent. 

 

 

IMG_4060Philip Nieuwoudt , English and Global Perspectives Teacher

I grew up in South Africa where I earned separate degrees in Education and English Literature and Literary Theory. After completing teacher training in England I moved to Belgium to earn a Master’s degree and have since joined ISF as an English and IELTS teacher. As a citizen of both South Africa and The Netherlands I am excited to be a part of a multi-cultural educational institution such as ISF and I look forward to contributing to the rich diversity the school has to offer.

KristianKristian Grondahl, Grounds Manager and Bus Driver

Educated as a carpenter in Copenhagen, I moved to Belgium in 1991 and started my own DIY company. I have a passion for coming up with solutions for any problems, the more difficult the better. My interests are golf, cars, architecture, the weather, travelling, life and my job.

 

 

Marie Peeters, Business & French teacher, French Coordinator, Cambridge Exams Officer

I started my teaching career more than 20 years ago in the USA. Back in Belgium I worked in several types of schools, including international and European schools. I also worked in businesses. I started teaching at ISF in 2005. Since then I have taught French, EAL, class 3, class 7 and Business Studies. I earned a PhD in 2012 and have become an accredited Mediator in Belgium in 2016. I enjoy working with people from different cultural backgrounds. I am very happy to be part of the ISF Community.

 

Morgane Kermer, French as a Second Language, Pre-School assistant, Garderie

Originally from Belgium, I had the chance to teach in various schools in Belgium, Louisiana and recently in different International Schools in Brussel. Being an immersion teacher in the USA gave me my first opportunity to work with children who don’t speak any words in French. Now, as a teacher of a second language, I enjoy teaching students to develop greater fluency speaking in french in my own country. I am glad to be a part of ISF Waterloo team this year. It’s always for me a fantastic opportunity to work in a multicultural environment which is always personally enriching.

 

Nadim Bayeh, Science Teacher

Half-Lebanese, half-Trinidadian with a Franco-American education, my background is in engineering as an architect, public speaking coach and social worker volunteer. I like to bring out the practical aspect of science in everyday life.

 

 

Natali Soares, Class 1 Teacher

I am Belgian and after earning my teaching degree I worked in the States for eight years.  I worked in Louisiana, Boston and Seattle.  I am very excited to be part of the teaching team at ISF and work with such as diverse and international community.

 

 

Nina Jaatinen, Pre-School Teacher, Early Years Coordinator

Originally from Finland I have been living in Belgium since 2008. I enjoy travelling and reading, and have a special love for arts and crafts. A good challenge makes my day.

 

 

 

Petra Sostaric, Class 3 Teacher

As I decided to start my teaching career abroad I moved from Croatia to Belgium in 2016, right after earning a Masters degree in Primary Education and English language. I like travelling and meeting people from different cultures which I believe is the best way of broadening my horizons. I also have passion for crossfit and basketball. As an enthusiastic teacher committed to meeting the learning needs of each and every student I believe ISF Waterloo is the best place for me.

 

Sarah Hodges, Geography

I am originally from the Wirral in the UK and have been living in Belgium now for over twenty years. I have been interested and active in a variety of sporting and adventurous activities for most of my life. Mainly sailing, cycling and walking now. I have been teaching in a variety of schools for over twenty years but was also an Outdoor pursuits instructor before becoming a teacher. I gained my teaching degree at Liverpool John Moores University. I love doing crafts, sewing, knitting, and the like, read lots, and enjoy gardening.

Sarah Rogerson, Class 5 Teacher

Born in Gloucestershire, I started teaching in Hampshire in the late nineties. Life and work since then have brought me to Brussels via south-west France. Five years’ teaching international students in the “capital of Europe” has been exhilarating and immensely satisfying. I firmly believe that learning should be an enjoyable experience and I look forward to putting that into practice at ISF.

 

 

Sinead Mooney, Assistant to Head

Originally from Dublin, I have been living in Belgium for 15 years.  Before coming to ISF Waterloo I worked for a number of years as a legal secretary in Brussels.  I enjoy reading, travelling, music and spending time with my family.

 

 

 

Tahlia De Corso, Music Teacher 

Originally from Australia, I have been living in Belgium for the past 4 years. I have a teaching diploma (Music) and a Masters degree in Music Performance. Before moving to Belgium I had been teaching Music in schools for 4 years. Aside from this I was also an active member of the music scene in my hometown, Adelaide. Along with the piano, I have a passion for singing and theatre. I enjoy teaching music and hope to spread my love of music to the students here at ISF Waterloo.

 

Yves Luyens, Maths Teacher

I am Belgian and a father of four. I am fluent in English, French and Dutch and I love teaching in an international and multicultural environment. I am delighted to be part of the ISF community. My engineering background gives me a purposeful view on maths that I love to share and teach. I also like to inspire students through another passion of mine, namely distance running and some of its key benefits like perseverance, progression and balance.