Born in Malvern, England, Elaine studied for her teaching Certificate at Nottingham University and began her teaching career in an inner city secondary school in Peckham, S E London, in 1974. Her first international school posting was in 1977 at The British School of the Netherlands, in The Hague.
In March 1987 she arrived in Switzerland to take up a position at the International School of Basel where she was later appointed Junior School Principal. In 1998 she received her Masters degree in Education for International Schools, from Oxford Brookes University.

In 2002 she was appointed Head of the International School of Monts-de-Corsier and played a key role in establishing it as a new and successful school in the Montreux and Vevey area.
Her next position in 2005 was Head of School at the International School of Zug and Luzern and in 2009 she moved to La Côte International School, where she completed her career, her final role before retirement being that of Head of the Art Department.
Over the years her work for the SGIS has included several terms as a committee member, Co-chair for a year and as editor of the once annual students’ Literary Magazine!

Upcoming events

  • PYP Cluster Workshops

    14th and 15th April, 2018 hosted by International School Zurich North (ISZN), Zurich Announcing: Inquiry and the Additional Languages Teacher Approaches to Learning Encouraging Children’s Creative Instincts in the Classroom Dear Colleagues,We are...

  • Contemporary issues in pastoral education and care - A school focused perspective

    Wednesday April 18th 2018This one day conference for international schools in Switzerland will be held at Brillantmont International School, Lausanne. Registration Contact: Julianne Brown, Student Wellbeing & Pastoral Care CoordinatorBrillantmont International...

  • Maths Quest Competition

    The SGIS Math Quest Competition will take place on Friday, April 20 2018. This event is for students under the age of 12 and will be hosted at Zurich International School. Schools are invited to register teams (of four students) to engage in a day...

  • 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...

  • ECOLINT Institute of Learning and Teaching

    Dear colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that all the courses offered by the Institute are now open for registration on the website. We draw your attention to the following courses: GEHOT: Gifted Education and High Order Thinking TYCEMC:...

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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