After four years spent teaching in a UK Primary school I married and moved to Geneva in 1967 with a one year contract to work at the Lycée des Nations and was fortunate to have Milton Toubkin as Head for the first five years. (He later co-founded Southbank school in London). From 1972 - 76 I was Assistant Primary Principal. In 1975 we became a part of Ecolint and the Lycée's name eventually would disappear. It was during the late 60's and early 70's that I assisted in the early years of SGIS, and subsequently on the committee in the 80's and 90's.

Now I am retired and live near Zurich after just over thirty years spent working at the InterCommunity School in Zumikon. In retirement I enjoy my principal hobby of woodworking, and am happy to help out friends when requested.

My main reason for remaining in Switzerland for so long was the constant challenges of working with students from so many national systems. From time to time I have been contacted by a variety of former students and have been fascinated by their differing career paths and heartened by their positive comments of time spent in our schools.

Upcoming events

  • Formations à l'Ecolint

    Microprogramme de Philosophie pour les Enfants. Deadline for registration/inscription: 18 May 2018. Symposium: Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction - a Vehicle for Understanding. 17 May 2018 at La Grande Boissière 17h-19h. Register here CAS:...

  • MYP Cluster workshop hosted by the Danube International School, Vienna

    18th and 19th May, 2018 MYP Individuals and Societies, Delivering the Curriculum (category 2) Dear colleagues, We are proposing to organize a cluster workshop for MYP Individuals and Societies, Delivering the Curriculum (category 2) at our school...

  • Physics for Non-Specialists Workshop

    Leysin American School Switzerland,  21st September 2018 10:00 - 22nd September 2018 16:00 An intensive, but fun, two-day physics teaching course for non-specalists. Delivered by experts in supporting physics education worldwide in a low stress, but...

The SGIS Annual Conference 2019

« Can we walk the talk? »

WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 1st AND 2nd 2019

at International School of Basel, Switzerland

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