Anne Piriou

Anne Piriou

Upper School Teacher - French and Norwegian, Homeroom teacher grade 10, French

A Law graduate from Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris, Anne moved to Norway in 1978 where she worked in international banking for 11 years. During this time, she studied economics at Norwegian Business School (BI). In 1990 she stepped into the educational system, while completing a Master's degree in French as well as the pedagogical programme at University of Bergen. She has been working at ISB since 1996.

Jennifer S. Jones

Jennifer S. Jones

Upper School Teacher - English and Design, Homeroom teacher grade 9, American

Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UC Berkeley, a Master of International Business degree from the Norwegian School of Economics, and a PGCE from the University of Bergen. Jennifer grew up in the United States, has lived 2 years in Germany, and 21 years in Norway.

Joe Cook

Joe Cook

Upper School Teacher, British

Joe holds a BA(hons) in Electrical Engineering and Music from the University of Leeds and a PGCE in Mathematics Education from the University of Sunderland.

Before moving to Norway, Joe worked in two high achieving secondary schools in the north east of England.

Away from the classroom, he is also in demand as a tuba soloist and brass band conductor, as well as an examiner for the Edexcel UK examination board in Mathematics.

Lars Haugen Aardal

Lars Haugen Aardal

Upper School Teacher - Science, Norwegian

Master of science (siv.ing) in Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology with specialization in biotechnology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Worked as an high school Activity therapist before finishing PGCE at the University of Bergen in 2016. One year as homeroom teacher in Norwegian school teaching maths, science and physical education.

Lorraine B. Slettebø

Lorraine B. Slettebø

Upper School Teacher - Individuals and Societies, English, British

Bachelor degree in History, English Language and Social studies as well as Teacher training from the University of Bergen. In addition, she has studied translation at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and is a qualified teletexter. She is also a trained guide and a swimming instructor. Before moving to Norway, Lorraine lived in Britain, Germany and Gibraltar.

Mark Basso

Mark Basso

Upper School PE, Math and Science, Canadian

Graduated from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada with 2 degrees: one in Education and one in Outdoor Recreation. Mark is an avid skier and kayaker who spends a lot of time on the rivers and mountains around Voss depending on the season.

Michael Laundry

Michael Laundry

Upper School teacher - English, Individuals and Societies, English Language Support, Performing Arts, Homeroom teacher grade 6, Canadian

Michael holds a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, minoring in History from Brock University (Canada). He completed the Indigenous Perspectives Teacher Education Module (IPTEM) receiving a BA.Education from Simon Fraser University (Canada). Before entering the field of Education, Michael studied for Social Service Worker Diploma at Centennial College (Canada) while working in a residential treatment facility for youth. Michael has taught English as a Second Language in Brazil, Canada and Norway as well as working as a clerical marker with the Cambridge University IELTS centre. Between teaching Michael spends time competing in freestyle snowboarding competitions, writing for various arts and culture publications and has been a speaker at The Global Education Conference. Michael is currently completing his Master’s degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Bergen.

Solveig Wivestad

Solveig Wivestad

Upper School Teacher - Visual Arts and Design, Norwegian

Vigdis Styve

Vigdis Styve

Upper School Teacher - Norwegian, Homeroom teacher grade 8, Norwegian

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