ISBerne Appoints New Director

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The Board of the International School of Berne is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Coates as Director from August 2018. Denise is an outstanding and experienced school leader who is currently Director of Knightsbridge Schools International Morges in Switzerland where she has worked since September 2012. Prior to that, she was Secondary School Head of Haut Lac International Bilingual School. Denise is also the Teaching and Learning Lead for Knightsbridge Schools International working across their global group of five schools. Denise is significantly experienced in the International Baccalaureate and is a qualified trainer of both IB leaders and educators. She trained as a teacher in the UK and has dual Swiss and British nationalities.

Maria Szalay, Chair of ISBerne said

“We are delighted to welcome Denise to ISBerne after a highly competitive recruitment process. The Board was impressed by Denise’s international school experience and deep understanding of the IB curriculum. We have no doubt that she will make an excellent Director and, together with our senior leadership and senior education teams, will guide the school through its next phase of development.”

Denise Coates said

“I am thrilled to join ISBerne as the new Director from August 2018. I am very much looking forward to meeting the school community and participating in the vibrant life of the school. It will be a pleasure to collaboratively lead ISBerne into a future of consolidation, new development and continued success.”


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