ISB serves the educational needs of the constant growing international community in Bucharest as well as the educational needs of the Romanian students who are committed to access an international education curriculum in English. The school has grown constantly and developed from 17 students in 1996 to around 800 students at present. ISB prides itself with its students and its very dedicated and highly qualified members of teaching staff. The majority of our teachers are native English speakers; however teachers from over 10 different countries are working at ISB. Some are experienced international school teachers, whilst others have joined us directly from the UK system. They all share a common belief in the benefits of international schooling and are committed to providing the best education possible for our students. Every year, ISB recruits highly qualified, experienced professionals with relevant National Curriculum, IGCSE and A level experience.
We invite you to meet two of our new teachers who will join our Primary teaching team next academic year.
Ms. Jessica Duvall, Reception Class Teacher
Ms Jessica is originally from the United States where she graduated University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. In addition to a long history in childcare from the US, she has also taught early years for over 4 years in International schools. Ms Duvall has taught in China, Thailand, Malawi and Australia. She has a passion for working with young children and is excited for the year ahead at ISB.
“I believe early years education is very important and a paramount to the success of a child’s further education. It is important to have fun and be creative with young children to really get them excited about learning and going to school and interacting with other children.
I hope we can all work together to help your children have a great year of learning! I like to have open communications with my parents, so please don’t hesitate to come in and talk to me!
I look forward to meeting my new students soon!” Ms. Jessica Duvall
Mr. Ed Smith, Primary Teacher
Originally from Southeast England, Mr. Ed Smith studied Human Geography at Plymouth University before completing his Primary PGCE at Kingston University London. Mr. Smith taught in Epsom, Surrey for 2 years before moving to Mexico City where he has been teaching Year 2 for the last 4 years. In between study and work he loves to travel and have ambitions to visit every continent. Aside from travel, his interests include sailing at a national level, live sports and music and an obsession for cartography. After a fantastic time in Mexico he is coming to Romania with his partner, Rose and lots of enthusiasm for his new role at ISB.
“I am a strong believer in inquiry based, collaborative learning. In Mexico I gained middle management experience and have ambitions to move into senior management. My ethos in the classroom is to inspire children to be happy, independent learners who develop a lifelong love of learning. I am extremely excited about coming to work at ISB and look forward to meeting you and your children in August.”