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Alumni Spotlight: Barbara's Journey from ISBerne to Managing Creative Director at the University of Vermont
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Mary Russo

We are proud to spotlight one of our distinguished alumnae, Barbara Wells, from the Class of 1991 at the International School of Berne (ISBerne). Barbara's journey from ISBerne to her current role as the Managing Creative Director at UVM Studios, a Division of Strategic Communications at the University of Vermont, is nothing short of inspiring.

In Barbara's own words, "The friends, classmates, teachers, and experiences I had while attending ISBerne have been transformational. Truly, I would not be who I am today if not for these years." Her sentiment reflects the profound impact that the International School of Berne had on her personal and professional development.

Barbara emphasizes the enduring connections she maintains with her ISBerne classmates, illustrating the strong sense of community fostered within our school walls. "I am in closer touch with classmates from ISBerne than any school I attended," she notes, underscoring the lasting relationships forged during her time at our school.

Expressing gratitude for the education she received, Barbara acknowledges the role of teachers and the unique learning environment at ISBerne. "I am grateful for all that was offered and made available to us by our teachers in our intimate classroom settings," she remarks.

She highlights the impact of volunteering trips, noting that, "Inside the classrooms and the volunteering trips we took in the Fall, we were equally educated and influenced in our growth." This speaks to the holistic approach to education at our school, where both classroom learning and hands-on experiences contribute to students' development.

Barbara's career has led her to a mission that she finds worthy – working in higher education. Reflecting on her journey, she poses a thought-provoking question, "Would I have taken this path had I not attended ISB? Who knows, but I do impart what I have learned on all who are interested and open."

Her dedication to working in education aligns with the values instilled at ISBerne. She values our school's commitment to fostering an environment where curiosity and openness flourish.

Barbara's trajectory from ISBerne to her current leadership role is a testament to the transformative power of our school's education. Her story is an inspiration to current and future ISBerne students, illustrating the profound influence that their experiences within these walls can have on shaping futures.

As we celebrate the achievements of our alumni, Barbara stands out as a shining example of the global impact of an ISBerne education. We are immensely proud to have played a part in Barbara's journey and continue to be inspired by the success stories of our accomplished alumni.

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