Faculty Profiles

Central Administration

Paul Buckley
Paul Buckley
Director

Qualifications
Charles Darwin University, Australia
M.Ed. Education Administration
2012 International Distinguished Principal
Certificate of International School Leadership
Charles Darwin University, Australia: B.Ed. Education Administration
Victoria College, Australia; Diploma of Teaching K-8

Stephen Dexter
Upper School Principal
Stephen Dexter
Stephen Dexter
Upper School Principal

Qualifications
MEd. Boston College (Secondary education and teaching license)

B.A. McGill University (Political Science)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, (UMass/Boston (Ed. admin. and license) U.S. Peace Corps (Togo, West Africa 1988-91)

State Assistant Principal of the Year (MA/USA, 2007)

Tamara Black
Lower School Principal
Tamara Black
Tamara Black
Lower School Principal

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Stephen F. Austin State University

Master of Education, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University

Texas Teacher Certificate, Elementary Education and Reading

Tatjana Turza
Business & Operations Manager
Tatjana Turza
Tatjana Turza
Business & Operations Manager

Qualifications
M.A. (Mag.oec.) Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb
Master of Business Administration (MBA) IGBS in collaboration with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the Institute of Economics, Zagreb

Neven Sorić
Neven Sorić
ICT Manager

Qualifications
Master of Arts in Information Science and Museology, University of Zagreb
Business Informatics, University of Zagreb

Lidija Bokan
Admissions Officer; Human Resources Manager
Lidija Bokan
Lidija Bokan
Admissions Officer; Human Resources Manager

Romana Chevrier
Romana Chevrier
Medical Officer

Qualifications
Medical Doctor, University of Zagreb

Danijela Mikolavčić
Danijela Mikolavčić
Accountant

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science, Business Economics, University of Zagreb

Ivana Cvetko
Business Office Assistant
Ivana Cvetko
Ivana Cvetko
Business Office Assistant

Martina Ozir
Principal's Assistant
Martina Ozir
Martina Ozir
Principal's Assistant

Darijan Luzar
Darijan Luzar
IT Support

Bachelor Engineer of Information Technology (in progress), VSITE Zagreb

Faculty

Adrianne Marcich-Dumičić
Adrianne Marcich-Dumičić
US Math Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Education, Educational Leadership, Trenton State College

Bachelor degree in Science Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin

Ana Grubač
Ana Grubač
Librarian

Qualifications
Master of Science, The State University of New York

Master of Arts in Library and Information Science, University of Zagreb

Master in Social Pedagogy, University of Zagreb
Psychotherapist, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb
Nurse, Nurse's Highschool

Anamarija Markusic
Anamarija Markusic
Educational Assistant

MA of Primary Education, University of Zagreb

Andrea Diamant
Andrea Diamant
Counselor

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science - University of Toronto

Bachelor of Education - Laurentian University

Masters of Education - University of Southern Queensland - Curriculum and Leadership

Masters of Education - University of Southern Queensland - School Counselling

Barbara Robinson
US Social Studies/History and English Teacher
Barbara Robinson
Barbara Robinson
US Social Studies/History and English Teacher

Qualifications
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Montana State University

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Bernadette Kenderic
Bernadette Kenderic
LS and US French Teacher

Qualifications
Bachelor of Education, University of Western Ontario

Honors Bachelor of Arts, French Literature and Language, McMaster University

Bachelor of Education, University of Zagreb

Božica Jelaković
Božica Jelaković
US Croatian Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Arts, Psychology and Croatian Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Brandon Driggs
Brandon Driggs
US Mathematics

Master of Science in Water Resource Engineering, Oregon State University

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Oregon State University

Brett Thomsen
Brett Thomsen
US Science Teacher

Qualifications
B.S.E. Science Education Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO

M.S. Industrial Technical Education Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO

Cara Driggs
Cara Driggs
Grade 2

MA Psychology, University of Aberdeen

PGDE Primary Education, University of Edinburgh

Catherine Gallagher
Catherine Gallagher
EAL & Language B

M.Ed. International Education, Endicott College

BA English/ Secondary Education, Wilkes University

Chadley Despault
MS and US Language and Literature teacher
Chadley Despault
Chadley Despault
MS and US Language and Literature teacher

Qualifications
Masters of Education (in progress), Charles Sturt University, Australia

GradDipEd (Secondary), Monash University, Australia

BA (English and Anthropology), Carleton University, Canada

Colin Mitchell
Manager Communications, Marketing, and Alumni Affairs, DP Economics
Colin Mitchell
Colin Mitchell
Manager Communications, Marketing, and Alumni Affairs, DP Economics

Ph.D. - Public Health, specialized in Epidemiology, Walden University

MBA in Marketing, Pace University

Bachelors in Biology, University of Delaware

Craig Mews
DP Physics and Chemistry
Craig Mews
Craig Mews
DP Physics and Chemistry

Bachelor of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Bachelor of Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dalibor Mandarić
Athletic Director and Physical Education and Health Teacher
Dalibor Mandarić
Dalibor Mandarić
Athletic Director and Physical Education and Health Teacher

Qualifications
Professor of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

Damir Šprljan
Educational Assistant, CAS Coordinator
Damir Šprljan
Damir Šprljan
Educational Assistant, CAS Coordinator

Qualifications
Psychotherapy Diploma, University of Zagreb

Daniela Karačić
Daniela Karačić
Pre-K Teacher

Qualifications
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Open Colleges Australia

Danijela Perić
CAS Coordinator, US German Teacher
Danijela Perić
Danijela Perić
CAS Coordinator, US German Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Arts in German and English Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Elizabeth Jackson
Elizabeth Jackson
EAL Teacher

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education - Primary

Elliott Hewson
US General Science & Mathematics
Elliott Hewson
Elliott Hewson
US General Science & Mathematics

Qualifications:

PGCE Secondary Education Science (Chemistry) Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Chemistry (Applied) from Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Goga Vučković
US German and Speech and Debate Teacher, EAL
Goga Vučković
Goga Vučković
US German and Speech and Debate Teacher, EAL

Qualifications
Master of Science, State University of New York

Master of Arts in German and English Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Ines Šitum
LS Educational Assistant
Ines Šitum
Ines Šitum
LS Educational Assistant

Qualifications
Master of Arts, English Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Jacqueline Caleta
Atelierist (Artist in Residence)
Jacqueline Caleta
Jacqueline Caleta
Atelierist (Artist in Residence)

Qualifications
Emily Carr Institue of Art and Design Diploma

Jasna Kolbah
US French Teacher, World Languages Coordinator
Jasna Kolbah
Jasna Kolbah
US French Teacher, World Languages Coordinator

Qualifications
Master of Arts, University of Zagreb

Master of Science, University State University of New York

Jelena Horvat
Jelena Horvat
Pre-K Teacher

Qualifications
Bachelor of Early and Preschool Education, University of Zagreb

Jenny Mitchell
LS Art and MS Design Teacher
Jenny Mitchell
Jenny Mitchell
LS Art and MS Design Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Arts in Teaching, Aurora University

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, University of Wisconsin- Green Bay

Jesse Douma
5th Grade Teacher
Jesse Douma
Jesse Douma
5th Grade Teacher

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, Australia

Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary), La Trobe University, Australia

Katie Hammond
Katie Hammond
Learning Support

Qualifications

BA from University of Colorado at Boulder

MA Special Education from San Francisco State University

Kristina Šprljan
US English and TOK Teacher
Kristina Šprljan
Kristina Šprljan
US English and TOK Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Science, State University of New York

Master of Arts, English Language and Literature and Spanish Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Lana Škrgatić
US and IB music teacher and choir teacher
Lana Škrgatić
Lana Škrgatić
US and IB music teacher and choir teacher

Qualifications
Master of Music, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

Lana Skrtic
US English / Social Studies
Lana Skrtic
Lana Skrtic
US English / Social Studies

Masters of Science - University of California, Berkeley
Energy and Resources Group

Bachelor of Arts - University of Maryland, College Park
History, Economics

Laura Palmer
Learning Support and Counseling
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
Learning Support and Counseling

M.Ed in Counselling Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland

B.Ed Primary/Elementary, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Lidija Šimunec
LS and US German Teacher
Lidija Šimunec
Lidija Šimunec
LS and US German Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Science, State University of New York

Master of Arts, German and English Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Lucija Maltar
LS Educational Assistant
Lucija Maltar
Lucija Maltar
LS Educational Assistant

MA of Primary Education, University of Zagreb

Margareta Futac
Margareta Futac
Kindergarten Teacher

Qualifications

Master of Education in Italian Language and Literature, Master of Arts in Hungarian Studies, University of Zagreb

Masters of Education in Nursery/Early Education (University of Dundee, Scotland) - in progress

Martina Salluzzo
Martina Salluzzo
US French Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Science, State University of New York

Master of Arts, French and English Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Nela Puđa
3rd Grade Teacher
Nela Puđa
Nela Puđa
3rd Grade Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Science in Education, Buffalo State University

Master of Arts in Social Pedagogy, University of Zagreb

Psychotherapy Diploma, University of Zagreb

Nicky Sandmann
LS Music / MS Performing Arts
Nicky Sandmann
Nicky Sandmann
LS Music / MS Performing Arts

MA of Education, The University of New England

Ozren Soldo
US History and TOK Teacher
Ozren Soldo
Ozren Soldo
US History and TOK Teacher

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington

Sara Kirby
Grade 1 Teacher
Sara Kirby
Sara Kirby
Grade 1 Teacher

Qualifications
Master of Education, Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, Arizona

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education, Arizona State University West, Phoenix, Arizona

Sarah Box
US Math and DP Psychology
Sarah Box
Sarah Box
US Math and DP Psychology

Master of Educational Leadership, Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Arts, The Australian National University

Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) from Australian Catholic University

Sarah Hawkins
US Science Teacher, DP Coordinator
Sarah Hawkins
Sarah Hawkins
US Science Teacher, DP Coordinator

Qualifications
MA Education (in progress) Bath University, UK

PGCE Bath University, UK

BSc. Northampton University, UK

Sonja Betancourt
Sonja Betancourt
DP Biology

Bachelor of Science BSc, Jyvaskyla University, Finland

Tanya Grbin
Tanya Grbin
Grade 3 Teacher

Qualifications

PGDE Primary Education, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland

Bachelor of Science, Sports Studies, University of the West of Scotland

Tarin Sabaric
US Physical Education
Tarin Sabaric
Tarin Sabaric
US Physical Education

Profesor of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

Tina Rowe
Tina Rowe
PE Teacher

Master of Arts in Education, University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing-Management, University of St Thomas

Todd Hurley
US - Design and Technology
Todd Hurley
Todd Hurley
US - Design and Technology

Qualifications

Bachelor of Technology Education, Griffith University, Brisbane. Australia

Certificate III in Engineering (Fitting, Turning and Machining)

Certificate II in Furniture

CAD (Computer-Aided Drawing) teaching site license

Vlatka Blagus
LS and US Croatian Teacher; Personal Inquiry Supervisor
Vlatka Blagus
Vlatka Blagus
LS and US Croatian Teacher; Personal Inquiry Supervisor

Qualifications
Master of Arts in History and Croatian
Language and Literature, University of Zagreb

Zaza Fernandes
US / DP Visual Arts Teacher
Zaza Fernandes
Zaza Fernandes
US / DP Visual Arts Teacher

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Sunderland University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design

Zoe Rafferty
Zoe Rafferty
Grade 3 Teacher

Qualifications

B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Pennsylvania State University.

Support

Pero Grgić
Maintenance and Facilities
Pero Grgić
Pero Grgić
Maintenance and Facilities

Tomislav Osredečki
Maintenance and Facilities
Tomislav Osredečki
Tomislav Osredečki
Maintenance and Facilities

Tony Montan
Facility Manager
Tony Montan
Tony Montan
Facility Manager

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