Ms. Alis, English, Spanish and French
Ms. Alis is originally from Los Angeles, California. She completed her undergraduate studies in Linguistics and French at the University of California Irvine. She also holds a MA in Linguistics: Language and Culture in Europe, from Linköpings Universitet. Prior to joining IEGS she taught in both France and Sweden.
Mr. Armstrong, Maths, Business, Head of King House
Mr. Armstrong has worked for Internationella Engelska Skolan since 1993. He holds a BA in Economics (University of Victoria) and a teaching degree from the University of Alberta, Canada. He currently teaches Maths and Economics.
Ms. Berry, English
Ms. Berry is a licensed secondary English teacher. She holds an MA in International Management Studies and an MA in Education. She has taught in the U.S., Japan, Albania, and Laos before coming to Sweden. She currently teaches English in the Swedish and IB programmes.
Mr. Bjarnestam, Geography and History
Mr. Bjarnestam is a Licentiate in Geography from Uppsala University. In his research Mr. Bjarnestam has focused on urban geography, perceptions of urban sustainable development and the planning process of the new Slussen area in Södermalm. He also holds a Master´s Degree in Geography, History and History of Religions from the universities in Stockholm and Uppsala, as well as being a licensed gymnasium teacher with a degree from the Stockholm Institute of Education, Lärarhögskolan.
Ms. Bogren, Theater
Ms. Bogren is a qualified theatre teacher who studied theatre at Stockholm University and Mälardalens Högskola in Eskilstuna. She has taught drama for ten years and has acted and directed many plays in the Stockholm region.
Ms. Constantin-Toye, French, German and Head of Modern Language Department
Ms. Constantin has an MA in German from Université Toulouse II as well as a Research Diploma, DEA, Université Toulouse II. In addition, she also holds qualified teacher status in Sweden and France (C.A.P.E.S).
Ms. Crompton, Art
Ms. Crompton holds a BA HONS in illustration with animation from Manchester School of Art and a Teaching degree in Arts Education from Cambridge University. She currently teaches Design and IB Visual Arts.
Ms. Dadey, Maths, Pedagogical Leadership and Head of Curie House
Ms. Dadey has a BEng in Computer and Communication Systems Engineering from The University of Birmingham. She also has a post graduate degree in Secondary Education specialising in Mathematics from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. She has taught in London, United Kingdom.
Mr. Davis, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Mr. Davis has BSc with majors in Environmental Science (Environmental Physics and Toxicology) from Lincoln University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning from Christchurch College of Education. Mr. Davis moved to Stockholm in late 2014 from South Otago in New Zealand. He has taught Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture in Nelson, South Otago and the Far North of Queensland in Australia.
Ms. Doiron, Biology and Natural Science
Ms. Doiron is originally from Ottawa, Canada. She has an Honours BSc with Specialisation in Biology and a minor in French as a Second Language from the University of Ottawa. She also has a Bachelor of Education from Queens University where she became a qualified teacher for Biology and Chemistry at the Intermediate-Senior level. She has prior teaching experience from high schools in Ottawa, Canada and in Vienna, Austria.
Mr. Ehrs, Law
Mr. Erhs started his academic career studying Business Law at Linköpings University. He then went on to study teaching and graduated from Stockholm University as a qualified gymnasium teacher in History and Psychology. He also holds a master in Pyschology.
Mr. Falk, Social Science and Religion
Mr Falk is a qualified teacher from Stockholm University. He holds a master of science in education and teaches civics and religion.
Mr. Foster, Physical Education, Pedagogical Leadership and Head of Aesthetics Department
Mr. Foster has a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Education from Griffith University, Australia. He has taught in Australia and the UK before coming to Sweden.
Ms. Gavin, Pedagogical Leadership and IB Orientation
Ms. Gavin graduated from the University of Warwich with BA (QTS) and taught in leading schools in Birmingham in the UK before moving with her family to Sweden in 2010. Ms. Gavin is a trained PE teacher and is currently a förstelärare focusing on Pedagogical Leadership.
Mr. Goddard, Physical Education
Mr. Goddard has a Science degree from the University of Auckland, majoring in sport and exercise science. He also has a post graduate diploma in Secondary education specialising in Physical Education. He has taught in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Ms. Granlund, Natural Science and Biology
Ms. Granlund has a Master of Education in English and Biology from Lärarhögskolan/Stockholm University. In addition to Biology, she has studied Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science to be qualified to teach Science Studies as well. Ms. Granlund teaches Biology, Science and GYAR at IEGS and is a qualified teacher.
Ms. Hall, English, History and Culture of Ideas
Ms. Hall graduated from the Institute of Educating, London University, in 1992 as a History Teacher. She has taught in inner London, working in a variety of different roles. In 2008 Ms. Hall became an Assistant Head Teacher taking responsibility for both the curriculum and pastoral areas. Ms. Hall is currently the Student Care Coordinator and teaches Culture and History of Ideas.
Mr. Hemingway, English, Philosophy and Head of English Department
Mr. Hemingway is from the UK. He holds a degree in English along with a teaching qualification. He teaches English and Philosophy. He is also Head of Department for Languages.
Mr. Hill, English and Social Science
Mr. Hill is originally from Scotland. He is a qualified teacher from Stockholm University and holds an MA in Political Science & European Studies from Dundee University. Mr. Hill currently teaches English, Civics and International Relations.
Mr. Hull, Maths and Head of Math Department
Mr. Hull has a Bsc(Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Manchester in the UK. He gained Qualified Teacher Status from the University of London and has over 10 years experience teaching mathematics in the UK, Middle East and East Africa. He was previously the Head of Mathematics at an International School in Kenya, Nairobi. He also holds a CELTA qualification which entitles him to teach English as a foreign language.
Mr. Jansson, Swedish as a Second Language
Mr. Jansson is currently teaching Swedish and Swedish as a Second Language at IEGS. He has also taught students at Lärarhögskolan i Stockholm from 1999 to 2004.
Mr. Grape Junkka, Drama
Mr. Junkka is a qualified theatre teacher who studied theatre at Uppsala University and Stockholm University. He also studied theatre pedagogy in Norrköping. He has acted in and directed numerous plays and has been involved in free theatre groups in Norrköping and in Stockholm.
Dr. Grönstedt, English
Dr. Grönstedt is originally from Kramfors, Sweden. She completed her BA in modern history and literature at Queen's University, Belfast. She holds an MA in modern literature and a PhD in eighteenth-century English literature, from Queen's. She is also a qualified upper secondary teacher in English and history, with a master degree from Luleå Tekniska Universitet. Prior to joining IEGS she taught in Northern Ireland and Belgium.
Mr. Kühn, Art and Physical Education
Mr. Kühn was born in South Africa and studied Physical Education and Geography at the University of Pretoria. He completed his Higher Educational Diploma at the University of Pretoria in 1992. Following this Mr. Kühn completed a postgraduate in Psychology at the University of South Africa. In 2001 Mr. Kühn moved to Sweden and took part in various courses in Art and Form and is currently also working as a professional artist.
Mr. LaGrone, English and Writing
Originally from Louisiana, Mr. LaGrone is the author of Oyster Perpetual (Lost Horse Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from New York University. Before moving to Sweden, Mr. LaGrone taught English and Modern Literature at John Jay College and the New York Institute of Technology.
Ms. Larsson, Swedish
Ms Larsson is an upper secondary teacher in Swedish and History with a degree from the Stockholm Institute of Education, Lärarhögskolan. She also holds a master in Curriculum Studies, with focus on Assessment from Uppsala University. Before she started teaching at IEGS, she taught Swedish at Jagellonian University in Cracow, Poland for four years.
Mr. Liljegren, Swedish and Head of Swedish Department
Mr. Liljegren has a Master of Education from Umeå Universitet and is a qualified upper secondary teacher in Civics and Swedish.
Mr Mahadeo, Physical Education and Pedagogical Leadership
Mr Mahadeo has an Honours Degree in Science with a specialisation in Exercise Physiology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. He has also attained an undergraduate qualification in Sports Management & Coaching along with being a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA) in the US. He is a qualified teacher, since 2005, having taught in South Africa and the UK.
Mr. McElwaine, History and Head of Social Sciences and Law Department
Mr. McElwaine is from Northern Ireland. He has a BA in Modern History and English Literature from the University of Oxford. Mr. McElwaine also completed his teacher training at Oxford. He taught in both the UK and Spain before moving to Stockholm.
Ms. Moses, French and Spanish
Ms. Moses is a qualified teacher from Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in French, Italian, Spanish and minors in Politics and Hebrew from the University of Cape Town, an Honours degree in Modern foreign languages, specializing in Italian language, literature and translation, and a dual masters degree in Spanish focusing on the teaching and learning of Spanish in international and multicultural contexts from the Universities of Deusto (Bilbao), Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona (Spain), as well as the University of Stockholm. Aviva taught Spanish, Italian and French at international schools and language academies in South Africa prior to coming to IEGS. She is also a qualified translator and simultaneous interpreter from Spanish and Italian to English.
(currently on parental leave)
Ms. Muchardt Smith, History
Ms. Muchardt Smith holds a BSc (Econ) in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a qualified teacher having gained a PGCE from Nottingham University in History and English. In addition, she is responsible for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at IEGS.
Ms. Nordgren, Swedish as a Second Language
Ms. Nordgren is a qualified teacher in Swedish as a Second Language and Italian (Stockholm University). She has lived in Italy, France and India for many years.
Mr. Paul, Spanish
Mr. Paul has a degree in English and a degree in Arabic from the University of Cádiz, a Pedagogical Competence Certificate from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an Advanced Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language by the University of Cádiz. In addition he has completed a degree in Spanish Studies at Högskolan Dalarna and holds a Masters in Social and Intercultural Mediation from Universidad Personal – Divulgación Dinámica.
Mr. Pettersson, Swedish
Dr. Pol, Maths
Dr. Pol holds a PhD in Philosophy and a Master of Science in Theoretical Physics. He is also a qualified teacher. He currently teaches Mathematics (HL) in the IB and the Swedish curriculum.
Ms. Pope, English
Ms. Pope is originally from the UK. She holds a Masters in American Literature from Keele University and an MA in Comparative & International Education (Stockholm University) and is a professional translator – Swedish to English (British Institute of Linguists). She is also a qualified teacher. Ms. Pope teaches English at IEGS.
Dr. Pratt, Chemistry and Biology
Dr. Pratt holds a PhD from the University of Sussex. He has previously worked at Växjö University, Stockholm University and has been a Marie Curie Research Fellow in France. He is a qualified teacher. He is also the CAS coordinator for the IB program.
Ms. Raja, Natural Science, Chemistry, Physics and Head of Natural Science Department
Ms. Raja is a qualified teacher who has moved to Stockholm from Manchester, England. She has a Bachelors degree in Biomaterials (BMedSci) from the University of Birmingham. She taught in England for several years before moving to Stockholm in 2013.
Mr. Richardson, Maths and Physics
After initially teaching Physics in the UK, Mr. Richardson worked for three years in the nuclear power industry, then spent 30 years in Germany and the US working for Hewlett-Packard in various marketing and management roles in the IT industry before returning to the UK in 2010 to teach Physics, Electronics and Astrophysics to pre-University students. Since moving to Sweden in 2013, he has been active in the Stockholm Astronomy community and as a presenter of popular Astronomy, he has a Swedish radio callsign (SA0KJI) and holds a BSc in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of London.
Ms. Rukalski, French, Italian and Spanish
Ms. Rukalski has a Master Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, with a specialization in communication processes from the University of Parma, Italy. She obtained her teaching qualifications at Stockholm University (VAL-Projekt) according to the new Swedish school reform. She is currently concluding an additional Bachelor degree in Italian linguistic and literature at Stockholm University. She has several years of experience in teaching languages in Europe (Italy, Spain, France and Sweden), 10 of which at IEGS.
Ms. Sang, Economics and English
Ms. Sang is originally from Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Management, a Graduate Diploma in Anthropology and a double Masters in International Relations and International Trade and Commerce Law. She has also completed her teacher qualification at Macquarie University in Sydney. Ms. Sang teaches English on the national program and Economics on the IB.
Dr. Shein, Philosophy and Social Sciences
Dr. Shein is an award-winning teacher from the USA. She has a PhD in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, USA and a BA in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has taught mathematics and civics at IEGS. Currently she teaching History of Culture and Ideas, IB philosophy and she is the IB Extended Essay coordinator
Ms. Sigfridsson, Swedish
Ms. Sigfridsson is a qualified teacher from Stockholm University. She is educated in the subjects Swedish and Geography with a Master degree in Geography and a Master degree in Education. She has previously worked with e-learning and film, but currently teaches Swedish at IEGS.
Ms. Simister, Psychology
Ms. Simister is a qualified Secondary School teacher from Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology). She has also completed a pedagogical certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Teaching. Prior to joining IEGS, she taught in international schools for many years in Stockholm.
Ms. Sjödin, Swedish
Ms. Sjödin has a Master of Education from Uppsala University and is a qualified teacher in Swedish and Religion.
Dr. Tekle, Social Science, Enviromental Systems and Societies, Environment and Energy
Dr. Tekle is originally from Eritrea and holds a B.A. in Geography & Sociology and M.A. in Geography from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He holds a PhD in Plant Ecology from Uppsala University. He is also a qualified teacher from Uppsala University and has a background in teaching and research.
Mr. Udo, Maths
Mr. Udo is a qualified teacher in Mathematics and English (Stockholm University). He is from Sweden but spent 10 years in New Delhi, India, before coming back in 2000.
Mr. Van Bakel, Math
Mr. Van Bakel is a qualified teacher who has moved from Ontario, Canada to teach at IEGS. He earned his BSc in mathematics from Brock University where he also acquired his BEd for teaching at the secondary level.
Mr. van Staalduine, Math and Head of Pavlov House
Mr Matthijs van Staalduine has a master's degree in Mathematics and Education from the Technical University Delft in The Netherlands. He has worked in The Netherlands at a high school, and moved to Sweden in 2012. He first worked at IES Nacka and later at IES Skärholmen as the Head of Senior School.
Ms. Villanueva, Math and Physics
Ms. Villanueva has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of the Philippines. She has a Master of Science degree from Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg Sweden. Her areas of study is in biomathematics, computational science and engineering. She has taught physics and mathematics in different international schools in Stockholm.
(currently on parental leave)
Mr. Walker, History, Social Science and International Relations
Mr. Walker is from Britain. He holds a BA and MA in Historical Research from Lancaster University, England. He taught in London for several years before moving to Stockholm.
Mr. Wang, Math
Mr. Wang is originally from Chongqing, China. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Beijing Language and Culture University in Computer Science and Technology and a Master’s Degree in Media Management from KTH and Handelshögskolan. He also has a teacher certification from Sichuan Normal University, China. Prior to joining IEGS he taught in international schools for many years both in China and Sweden.
Ms. Weber, English
Ms. Weber has a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Communication, Arts and Literature from the University of Minnesota. She taught middle and high school in Minnesota before moving to Stockholm. She currently teaches English in the Swedish system and English A on the IB.
Mr. Wellander, Swedish
Mr. Wellander holds a Master in Literature from Stockholm University and is a qualified teacher in Swedish and history (SU). Mr. Wellander teaches Swedish at IEGS.
Ms. Xu, Chinese
Ms. Xu holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Beijing Normal University, a Master degree of Electrical Engineering from KTH, a Master degree of Communication and Computer Technology from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and a master degree of Education from Stockholm University. She previously held a post as a lecturer at Capital Normal University, China. She has ‘lärarelegitimation’ for gymnasium.
Dr. Young, Biology
Dr. Young is from the USA and completed his Bachelors of Science and PhD in the field of biochemistry from University of Nevada and Oregon State University He earned a Swedish Docent qualification in Molecular Biology from Stockholm University. He has taught at Stockholm University and has also worked as a research group leader at Stockholm University and senior researcher at Karolinska Institutet.