Alyssa Dyrdal

Alyssa Dyrdal

Preschool Teacher (Pre4), American

Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development, with a specialty in Child Development from San Diego State University in San Diego, California. She left her job at an Early Education Center in Los Angeles teaching 2 year olds to come live in Norway.

Anna Barbara Nowak

Anna Barbara Nowak

Assistant, Polish

Annie Garland

Annie Garland

Kindergarten Teacher, American

Annie is a experienced early years teacher having taught in a variety of schools in the U.S. and Denmark. She worked most recently at the International School of Billund. Billund being the home of LEGO inspired her to find ways to include play in her teaching practice.

She enjoys staying active outside of school, rock climbing, running and playing netball.

Jacob Silkstone

Jacob Silkstone

Assistant, British

Jacob graduated from Lancaster University with an MA and a TEFL qualification, and has previously taught in the UK and at an International School in Dhaka (Bangladesh). He started at ISB shortly after moving to Norway in spring 2013. Outside teaching, he has been a Lifeguard, a magazine editor, and a (not very successful) University Challenge contestant.

Kim Gray

Kim Gray

Assistant, American

A graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in the education of the Hearing Impaired, and a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Speech Pathology.  Before moving to Norway with her family, Kim worked in the public schools for 16 years as a special education teacher.

Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Assistant, British

Rosie Bjerkestrand

Rosie Bjerkestrand

Assistant, British

Torill Stenseth

Torill Stenseth

Preschool Teacher (Pre3), Norwegian

Yutong Pu

Yutong Pu

Assistant, Chinese

Yutong has a B.A. in English and a Teaching Certificate with a specialism in English Education, in addition to an M.A. in Comparative and International Education from University of Oslo and an M.A. in Linguistics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She worked as a primary teacher in the public school system in China before moving to Norway.

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