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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Viki Stiebert
Director, German and New Zealander

Viki attended school in both Germany and New Zealand and went on to do a Diploma in Teaching at Victoria University in Wellington and later a Masters in Art History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She undertook leadership training via the Principals Training Center in Miami and followed this up with a Masters in Leadership and Innovation at the University of York St John.
Over her career, Viki has taught and led schools in New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scotland, Panama and now Norway.

Renate Tviberg Hegre
HR and Financial Manager, Norwegian
Peter Ledger
Principal of Upper School, British

A two time Graduate of Middlesex University London, England, Pete has worked at ISB since 2011 during which time he has worked in a variety of different roles from Homeroom Teacher and Performing Arts Teacher to AMU Chairman, Joint Comenius Coordinator and Service and Action Coordinator. Prior to moving to Norway he worked in the English state system, his last role being Year Leader/Head of Year on a rolling basis in a large comprehensive school for eleven years. He has worked in Birmingham and London and has been teaching for over twenty years. In a former life Pete was a stage actor and worked in British theatre.

Zac Gagnon
Principal for Lower School, Canadian

A graduate of the University of King’s College and University of Ottawa in Canada, Zac has worked at international schools in Turkey and Estonia, before coming to the International School of Bergen in 2008. He recently completed a Master of Education (major in Integrative Learning) through Endicott College, U.S.A.

Ingebjørg Rensvik
ECC Manager, Norwegian

Ingebjørg has a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education from Høgskolen på Vestlandet (at the time HIB), and has specialized in leadership within the Norwegian preschool and school system as well as general pedagogy and special education through an additional two years at NLA Høgskolen. Within her Bachelor degree she specialized in music.  Ingebjørg has worked for 14 years as a teacher and leader within the Norwegian preschool system, and has now become a part of the ISB community in August 2020.

Eline Blom Dubruille
Communications Officer, Norwegian

Bachelor in International Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University in Britain and a Master’s degree in Modern History from Université Lumière Lyon II in France, in addition to studies in French from University of Bergen.

Anne Helen Austgulen
Business Coordinator - School Office, Norwegian

Educated in economy and personnel. She worked within these areas in oil and insurance companies in Bergen since 1977, before starting at ISB in 2000.

Marianne Instanes
Business Coordinator - School Office, Norwegian
Joe Newton
Teaching Assistant, British

Prior to working at ISB, Joe spent 15 years working as a Public Health Officer with a Local Government in the UK.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE STAFF

Laura A McGuffie
Kindergarden Teacher, Scottish

Laura grew up in a small Scottish town near the border with England and has a PGDE in Primary Education from University of South West Scotland. In addition she has a BA (Hons) Business with Tourism and a MSC Human Resource Management. She has been a primary teacher since 2009, teaching in Scotland and Kuwait before coming to ISB.

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.

Torill Stenseth
Preschool Teacher (Pre3), Norwegian
Eva Bogey
Assistant, French

Eva has a master in Japanese, having studied the language for three years at Université Lyon 3 and two years at University of Yamanashi and University of Kanazawa in Japan. She obtained her teaching certificate for teaching preschool to grade 6 from Lyon 1 in 2018.

Rosie Bjerkestrand
Assistant, British
Anna Nowak
Assistant, Polish
Yutong Pu
Assistant, Chinese

Yutong has a Bachelor degree in English and a Teaching Certificate with a specialism in English Education, in addition to a Master degree in Comparative and International Education from University of Oslo and an Master degree in Linguistics from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She got her teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education from NLA Høgskolen, Bergen. She worked as primary and secondary schools’ teacher in the public school system in China before moving to Norway.

Wendy Nagelsen
Assistant, South African

LOWER SCHOOL STAFF

Leanne Hagen
Lower School Teacher (Grade 5), British
Berit Koottatep
Lower School Teacher (Grade 4), Norwegian

Prior to coming to International School of Bergen ten years ago, Berit lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 21 years and taught at an international school there. Throughout the years she has taken on various roles, from class teacher KG-Grade 4 to P.E. and ELS teacher (English Language Support).

Ila Moldenhauer
Lower School Teacher (Grade 3), Native American

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Black Hills State University, South Dakota, USA. Ila is member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, USA.

Marilyn Allen
Lower School Teacher (Grade 2), British
Rebecca Olsen
Lower School Teacher (Grade 1), American
Anne Nerdrum Hagen
Lower School PE, Norwegian, Swimming, Norwegian

Anne is originally from Beiarn in Northern Norway. She went to high school, college and university in nearby Bodø, earning degrees in education K-10, History, English and Humanities among others. Anne lived in Pennsylvania, USA, for 13 years before moving back to Norway 3 years ago. During her years in America, she worked as a teacher in the local school district.

Laura Williams
Assistant (Grade 2), British
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.

UPPER SCHOOL STAFF

Joe Cook
Upper School Teacher - Maths and Science, Homeroom teacher grade 10, 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.

Anne Piriou
Upper School Teacher - French and Norwegian, Homeroom teacher grade 9, 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.

Solveig Wivestad
Upper School Teacher - Visual Arts, Design and Norwegian, Homeroom teacher grade 8, Norwegian

Solveig has a bachelor degree in Visual Communication Design from Middlesex University London in Britain, a 4-year teaching degree with an intergrated Bachelor degree in Norwegian language from Høgskolen i Bergen and a 1-year programme in Art History from Universitetet i Bergen. She has also been a staff-elected member of the Board for several terms.

Vigdis Styve
Upper School Teacher - Norwegian, Homeroom teacher grade 7, Norwegian
John Hasselgreen
Upper School Teacher - English and Performing Arts, Homeroom teacher grade 6,English and Norwegian
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
Upper School Teacher - PHE and Maths, 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.

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.

Jovana Solunovic-Mitrovic
Upper School Teacher – Performing Arts, Norwegian Language Acquisition, English Language Support, Serbian

Jovana holds a Candidata magisterii degree in classical music with integrated PGCE from the University of Nis, and a Master degree in theory of art and media from the University of Arts in Belgrade. She continued to improve her knowledge taking master studies in theatre and English language and literature at the University of Bergen.

Before moving to Norway in 2015, Jovana had been working in the NGO sector. She stepped into the education system as an opera-singing teacher and choirmaster in 2009 and continued developing her career in Serbia, Germany, Norwegian public schools and ISB.

Jovana is currently enrolled as a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade.

RESOURCE AND SUPPORT STAFF

Alyson McWilliams
English Language Support, British

Alyson moved to Norway in 1986 with her husband and 1 year old son and has been here ever since. Alyson trained at St Mary’s College, Bangor, North Wales for 3 years, receiving a Teachers’ Certificate. In her 23 years at ISB she has taught as a class room teacher, Pre-School, Kindergarten and Grade 1, and as well as having been the school's PYP Coordinator and ELS Coordinator.

Jules Crossley-Nilsen
Librarian, British

Jules' role is to support teaching throughout the whole school. She came to ISB after working as a librarian at the British International School of Stavanger, and she is currently completing a BSc Econ in library and information services at Aberyswyth, Wales. Previously she has worked in HR within the oil industry, and she has lived in Norway since 2001.

Paula Blom-Andersen
Learning Support Coordinator, British

BA (Hons) degree in Ancient and Medieval History with Archaeology from University of Liverpool. Before moving to Bergen and joining the ISB in 2005 Paula was a senior manager at the largest warehouse of Great Universal Stores, a large mail order company.

Susan Lonnberg
Counselor, British
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