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International School of Bucharest is a not-for-profit private international school registered as a subsidiary of Lumina Foundation (Fundatia Lumina Institutii de Invatamant), under Romanian Law.

The Lumina board appoints a Director who is responsible for the direct control and running of the school. General policy is decided by the School’s Senior Management Team. Financial management is carried out by Lumina.

Senior Management Team (SMT)

The Director, Head of Schools, Deputy Heads and Key Stage Coordinators, Head of Pastoral Care and IB Coordinator comprise the SMT. The Director is the head of the SMT and reports to board.

Sinan Kosak
Director
Sinan Kosak
Director

Born in Erzurum-Turkey, studied Nuclear Energy Engineering in Hacettepe University, Ankara, and then graduated from ODTU, Middle East Technical University-Physics Department. He has been working for Lumina Educational Institutions since moving to Romania in 2000. Has the passion for teaching physics, using ICT in classroom and preparing projects for International Olympiads. He is the co-author of two Physics books for high school students. He enjoys robotics, all kinds of smart gadgets, calligraphy, and football. He is married and has one daughter.

Alparslan Yagmur
Deputy Director
Alparslan Yagmur
Deputy Director

Ali Alparslan Yagmur has graduated from University of Marmara in 1996.He is a physics teacher. After his graduation, he started his teaching in Romania. He has been working in Lumina institutions since 1996.He taught physics 10 years in Constanta at ICHC as physics teacher. He moved to Bucharest worked as physics teacher two years in ISB and three years as physics teacher, vise director and responsible with discipline at ICHB. Then five years worked at Cluj- Napoca as a manager of Spectrum School. He is married and has two children.

Kerry Harris
Head of Primary
Kerry Harris
Head of Primary

Kerry Harris is the Head od Primary 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.  

David Newsham
Head of Secondary
David Newsham
Head of Secondary

David gained his degree and teaching qualification from Glasgow University’s Faculty of Engineering in 1994 and started teaching in Scotland. He has worked in International schools since 1998 having spent time in Indonesia, Peru, Jordan and Thailand before moving to Romania. He is married with 2 lovely daughters who are students here at ISB and they all hope to be in Bucharest for several years.

Ahmet Dundar
Head of Sixth Form
Ahmet Dundar
Head of Sixth Form

After graduating from ISB, he decided to study English and Spanish in the University of Bucharest. His teaching career however started during the university years with private courses. After his graduation from the faculty, now he is teaching Spanish for KS3, IGCSE and PSHE for KS3. He likes spending his time with his students at extra-curricular activities and enjoys playing and watching soccer.

Ingrid Stanciu
Secondary Head of Pastoral Care
Ingrid Stanciu
Secondary Head of Pastoral Care

Mrs. Ingrid has graduated from The National Academy of Physical Education Sports - Bucharest where she earned her BSc. degree. Shortly after her graduation she moved to The Middle East starting her teaching career within a British Curriculum school. Four years later she moved to Canada, continuing teaching to all of the Key Stages. She also upgraded her Certification of Qualified Coach in Gymnastics in Toronto, and earned a diploma in Teaching English As a Second Language (TESL) in Toronto. While in Kuwait she was a CEO of The Kuwait Foreign Schools Activities Conference and Head of the PE department at Kuwait English School, where she initiated and successfully implemented the Cambridge IGCSE Program for Physical Education. Mrs. Ingrid joined The ISB team in September 2008 as Head of the PE department. She is a dedicated mother of two boys and in her spare time she likes to watch movies, listen to music and read books and magazines. She also loves to travel, enjoying the beauty of each place. She is a committed teacher who strives to promote, implement and improve awareness, motivation and importance of physical education among, not only students, but colleagues and parents as well.

James Peall
Deputy Head / KS2 Coordinator
James Peall
Deputy Head / KS2 Coordinator

James Peall has been teaching for fourteen years, with the last ten being spent in Vietnam and Egypt. He graduated from Durham University, England in 1998, with a BA Ed with QTS. He has enjoyed the challenge and rewards of teaching young enthusiastic learners and expects everyone to always try their best to be their best. He enjoys exploring the countryside, parks and sporting activities that Bucharest and Romania have to offer with his family.

Vicky Seeshaan
Deputy Head - EY/FS Coordinator
Vicky Seeshaan
Deputy Head - EY/FS Coordinator

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.

Yusuf Orhan
IB Coordinator
Yusuf Orhan
IB Coordinator

Mr. Yusuf Suha ORHAN is a math teacher since 1993. He is proud to have taught at ISB in its first year, from 1996 to 2008. He has worked both as a teacher and manager over this period.

He's back after 7 years of working in other countries and thinks it's a grace to work at ISB. Mr. Orhan taught maths in all levels at ISB, from KS 3 to A-level, and at present he is teaching one group from each of the year groups 10, 12 and 13; moreover he works as the Examinations Officer.

He is nominated as the DP coordinator of IB programme, which will commence at ISB in September 2017.
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