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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
Damaris Dobre
Year 2 TA
Damaris Dobre
Year 2 TA

Miss Damaris has been part of the ISB team since 2016. She has worked as a shadow teacher and a teaching assistant in Year. 2 

She studied Foreign Languages and Literacy at Dimitrie Cantemir University. Later she continued her studies in education taking different courses and achieved her “Teaching Assistant Level 3” from Stonebridge Associated Colleges UK, in addition to this she has completed “A practical Guide to the GDPR for Education” and “ Assessing, Recording and Reporting Pupils Progress Level 2”

Cristina Iancu
SSS Teacher
Cristina Iancu
SSS Teacher

Ms. Cristina is a qualified psychologist and special needs teacher. She graduated University of Bucharest with 3 BA in Psychology, Special Needs and Primary Education. For the last 8 years she has worked in ISB as a SENCO with children from different cultural backgrounds, but also with different emotional and behavior difficulties. She has experience as a therapist and educational psychologist in private practice as well as in different partnerships with outside agencies. She has also studied in Italy and has worked as a behavior therapist with children from a variety of special needs or different behavior issues. In her free time Cristina likes to spend time with her daughter who is 2 years old, but also to travel and be involved in charity projects.

Nasreen Hammad
Teacher Assistant
Nasreen Hammad
Teacher Assistant

Nasreen Hammad  joined the ISB  in 2018 as a Year-1 Teacher Assistant . Nasreen has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Sindh Pakistan.Following graduation,she started her teaching career with The City School Pakistan as Kindergarten /Primary School Teacher.During her 10 Years of Teaching experience she has been part of Multiple International Schools in Pakistan  following Cambridge Curriculum including  The City School Pakistan & Beaconhouse School System Pakistan.After moving to Romania in 2012 she worked as Class Teacher- for Kindergarten in Fast Track Kids Bucharest & Bucharest Beirut International School.She also gained experience by organizing After School Clubs in ICHB & International School of Oradeea .These combined opportunities helped Nasreen to move into working with ISB.

Andreea Bacalu
Year 2 Teacher
Andreea Bacalu
Year 2 Teacher

I graduated the Pedagogical High School with Kindergarten and Primary School Degree. I have also a Bachelor Degree in International Relations and a Master Degree in Marketing. I have 5 years experience working as a teacher in public kindergartens and 2 years of working as a nursery teacher in another International School. I joined ISB team in 2013.

Yang Jiacheng
Mandarin Teacher
Yang Jiacheng
Mandarin Teacher
Elena Stoica
Music Teacher
Elena Stoica
Music Teacher

I graduated the Faculty of Music Performance at the National University of Music from Bucharest, having violin as my main instrument and piano as my second instrument. During my studies, I also completed a pedagogy course and started teaching in my second year at the University. Since then I've gained a lot of experience working with students of all ages, individually or in groups, instruments or music lessons.

My musical experience covers a wide variety of genres, from classical music to medieval music, international folklore, pop music and electronic music, sound healing and therapy music, which I experienced in the musical projects that I've been involved in. My teaching career blends with my performing career, giving children the opportunity to work with both a teacher and an experienced musician.
Helen Dixon
Year 2 Teacher / Year Leader
Helen Dixon
Year 2 Teacher / Year Leader
Claire O'Brien
Nursery Teacher
Claire O'Brien
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
Reception Teacher
Sarah Newsham
Reception Teacher

Sarah Newsham has been working at the school for 5 years in Early Years and Year 1. She is currently the Primary Science Subject Leader and Eco School Representative

Oana Ionescu
Year 1 Teacher
Oana Ionescu
Year 1 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!

Vicky Clarke
Year 4 Teacher
Vicky Clarke
Year 4 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
Romanian First Language Teacher
Adriana Pais
Romanian First Language 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 5 Teacher
Carol New
Year 5 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 6 Teacher
Dana Breitenhoffer
Year 6 Teacher

Dana has been working at ISB for 17 years. She 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, Casa Corpului Didactic and abroad. She continuously tries to challenge and improve herself. In 2017 she graduated the second university - ‘Pedagogy for Primary and Early Years’.

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>

Alice Asmarandei
Year 3 Teacher
Alice Asmarandei
Year 3 Teacher

Ms. Alice has had the privilege of being a part of the ISB community since 2007. She graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences with a  Bachelor degree of Pre-school and Primary Educational Pedagogy at the University of Bucharest as well as having a Linguistic certificate in English from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures also from the University of Bucharest. Along with this  Ms. Alice has graduated the Faculty of Juridical and Administrative Sciences with a Bachelor of Law from the Christian University ‘Dimitrie Cantemir’ in Bucharest and then developed her studies further with with a Master's Degree of Investigating Acts of Terrorism and Public Security. She completed a number of courses from National Inspections London - England, OSIRIS Educational, British Council, Kidscape - preventing bullying, as well as protecting children. She believes that all children deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in. Ms. Alice 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 Alexandria - Romania, where she also spent her childhood. After graduating high school she moved to Bucharest to study Cybernetics. She completed the Faculty and continued with a Scientific Master 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. She has been teaching Computing and ICT at ISB for eight years and she enjoys every moment spent with her classes. Monica runs clubs from different areas, like Robotics and Movie Making, but she also trains the ISB Cheerleaders. She introduced Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge to our school, but prepares students for other competitions, as well: InfoMatrix,  World Scholar's Cup, COBIS competitions etc. Monica is experienced in Primary Computing, but has also taught  IGCSE ICT in Secondary, and this year she is very eager to  teach Year 7 and 8. Being a teacher is like a dream come true for Monica.
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

Apart from teaching PE, Ana is a professional basketball player and a basketball coach for our girls' teams.

She graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sports with Bachelor Degree in Basketball and a Master's Degree in Sports Management and Marketing. She joined ISB in 2012, starting as the Basketball Coach for the girls teams. In 2015 she started working as a full time PE teacher and is happy to have worked in Primary as well as Secondary school. 

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.  

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.

Alina Negru
Year 2 TA
Alina Negru
Year 2 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 ten years in different educational environments and she loves working in an international environment with great and friendly people at ISB.
She graduated from University of Bucharest the Faculty of Education Sciences with a diploma in Pedagogy of Preschool and Primary Education and Dimitrie Cantemir Bucharest University, with a diploma in Foreign Languages english-french. She 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
ESL Teacher
Luminita Lascu
ESL 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 Ilie
Year 6 TA
Monica Ilie
Year 6 TA

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
French Teacher
Mădălina Leondar
French 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 4 Teacher
Veronica Damian
Year 4 Teacher

My name is Veronica Damian and I have been working in ISB since 2008. In 2002 I graduated from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature: English-Russian languages. I have a MA degree in Public Relations and Communication. While studying at the university I have successfully completed a post-graduate Psychology-Pedagogy Module 1 for grades 1-6. Throughout the years I have completed different courses: Teaching Assistant Qualified Course, Child Protection, First Aid, Online Safely, Supporting EAL Children Across Curriculum. Over these years I have worked as a Teaching Assistant and a Cover Teacher for different Key Stage Deputies. I am currently enrolled in a new professional development course at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Pedagogy for Early Years and Primary Education. I am an optimistic and determined person who enjoys working with children and I can’t see myself   doing  anything  else  besides teaching  or  helping  children to improve their learning skills.

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 1 TA
Eva Asmarandei
Year 1 TA

Miss Eva has the Bachelor Degree in Management of Trade and Touring at Dimitrie Cantemir University and Master Degree in Quality Control at Bioterra University.

        She took several courses on education : “Making an Impact - Being an amazing Teaching Assistant” from COBIS; “Teaching Skills for Educators” from ALISON College; “Supporting EAL students across the Curriculum” from OSIRIS Educational; “Systematic Synthetic Phonics to teach Reading, Writing and Spelling in English “ from DEBBIE Hepplewhite Synthetic Phonics Training and many others.

       Currently she is working on her specialization on Supporting Teaching and Learning in School at The Learning College from UK.   

       Before ISB Miss Eva worked as an English Teacher for ks1 and ks2 children at a Private  After School for 3 years. And since 2014 Miss Eva worked for ISB were she was a Teaching Assistant in Year 3, 2 and 6.



Iuliana Ghircoias
Year 5 TA
Iuliana Ghircoias
Year 5 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.

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