Uptown International School Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GEMS Royal Dubai School Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Horizon School – Al Safa Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Queensway Infant School & Nursery Thetford, England
Mr. Rob graduated in 2002 with a first class BEd honours degree in Primary and Early Years Education from the University of North London and taught in the east of England before his move to the Middle East in 2005. He has attended regular curriculum seminars and IB workshops and, in previous schools, achieved learning coach status. Robert joined KSI Montenegro after spending eleven years teaching at international and IB schools in Dubai, with students from many diverse backgrounds in classrooms across the whole primary age range. His overseas experiences have enhanced Rob’s passion for international education, and teaching the IB complements his own philosophies and desire to provide access to rich, stimulating experiences that appeal to, excite, and stimulate his students’ interests and natural curiosity.
One of Rob’s greatest passions is watching and coaching football. He holds an English FA football coaching qualification. Besides that, he volunteers for an NGO that supports educational and community initiatives in the rural Eastern Province of Zambia. Robert is from England.
Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
International School of Panama Panama City, Panama
Laconia High School Laconia, New Hampshire, USA
Pelham High School Pelham, New Hampshire, USA
Ms. Lauren is our DP Biology, DP Chemistry Teacher, and our MYP Curriculum Coordinator at KSI Montenegro. Lauren’s joined KSIM from Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School; an independent day and boarding school in Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA. Prior to taking up her current post she was the Director of IB Curriculum and Instruction at the International School of Panama for six years. Her work as a teacher and senior school leader in international (IB) and American independent schools, has seen Lauren develop exciting, engaging, rigorous, and relevant instruction, and assessment practices. She prides herself on the inclusion of authentic problem solving opportunities in her science lessons, and is keen to provide pathways for KSIM students to follow their passions and specialise in individual areas of interest. Lauren has a strong desire to be part of dynamic learning environment in which students discover, apply, and create in and beyond the Science Lab.
Tamara has been working with Knightsbridge School International Montenegro since 2010. She was the first employee here in Montenegro, so she is the experienced in the history of School’s growth and development. She gained her bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the Maritime Faculty in Kotor and has extensive professional experience in administration, office management and project management.
Jovana is our finance coordinator; she graduated from the Faculty of International Economics, Module of European studies in Belgrade, Serbia. Taking the initiative has always been focus in her academic and professional career. As a student she started working in an International pharmaceutical company “Abbott Laboratories”, located in Belgrade, where she gained a lot experience about teamwork, work ethic, organisation and working under pressure. She loves to travel, exploring new cultures and traditions, nature. She enjoys reading books, good music and dance. Jovana is from Montenegro.
Zorica holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Department for Organisational Management and a Bachelor degree in Economics, both from the University of Montenegro. Zorica’s work experience started during her final year of university when she volunteered at the Ministry of Economy of Montenegro. After that, she worked at the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro for two and a half years as a Secretary of the Association of Banks, other financial institutions and insurance companies. Zorica is very proud of her work in organising a participation of Montenegro at the Expo Milano 2015. She also has experience in working for NGOs and private companies such as the Dukley Marina, Budva. Zorica joined KSI Montenegro in June 2015 and she is very excited to be further developing her professional abilities through her work with and for the KSI community. Zorica is an ambitious and motivated person who seeks to improve her knowledge of her profession and related fields through constant education. Zorica is a proud Montenegrin.
Aleksandra graduated French language and literature from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, with English as a second language. During her studies she has spent one year in Paris as an au-pair in a French host family. Aleksandra gained valuable experience with the help of her host family and by attending a language course. She has been a French and English teacher in schools in Belgrade for several years. Although Aleksandra’s teaching is a vocation, her aim is to transmit her love of French language and culture. She enjoys working with children and is very passionate about building a positive attitude in her students to inspire them to become lifelong learners. Aleksandra loves sports, cinema, nature. Her advice for language learners is: “A different language is a different vision of life” as said by Federico Fellini. Aleksandra is from Montenegro.
Ambatovy International School Tamatave, Madagascar
Anderson Creek Primary School Bunnlevel, North Carolina, USA
Ms. Lindy attended North Carolina State and Meredith College where she did her undergraduate work in Psychology and Education. She taught for seven years in the public school system there and during that time, Ms. Lindy obtained a Master’s degree in Education with a specialisation in literacy from Meredith College. Lindy’s first overseas teaching adventure was as part of a team that opened a new school in Madagascar where she taught a multiage class of Year 2 and Year 3 students. Before joining KSIM in 2018, her most recent adventure was in Tokyo where she taught Year 2 children for four years; Now in her twenty-second year of teaching, Ms. Lindy has a strong passion for literacy and mathematics instruction and believes wholeheartedly that inquiry and fun help learning come to life; For Ms. Lindy, in addition to Tivat, home’ is North Carolina, USA.
Marija graduated from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade after which she started gaining experience teaching English language to young learners. For five years Marija was a key member of the teaching staff in local elementary schools before she joined the team of KSI Montenegro in 2010, when the school was founded. Marija has dedicated herself to creating a positive and inspiring classroom environment. She loves supporting children’s creativity and imagination, making school an exciting place for all learners. She strongly believes in lifelong learning and personal growth. Besides teaching, Marija is an experienced translator and interpreter. She loves passing her passion for language and literature to her learners, being a voracious reader. She also enjoys writing for pleasure, painting, drawing, arts and crafts and above all being a mother to her two daughters.
Ms. Nađa gained her Pre-school Teachers’ Certificate from the University of Kikinda, one of the best teacher training institutions in the Balkans. She works for KSI Montenegro since it’s opening in 2010. She has started working aside with international teacher for three years and after that she has been leading the class of 3-5 year olds on her own. Nadja has taken several professional development courses from the IB. Prior to teaching at KSI Montenegro, she has taught at the Montenegrin state preschool for four years, and year and a half at the orphanage in Bijela. Her experience, her dedication, creativity and responsibility have ensured a seamless fit into the unique ethos of Knightsbridge Schools International in Montenegro. Although she doesn’t have children herself, she sees her kindergarten learners as her own. Nadja is from Montenegro.
Mr. Paul is our PYP PE and MYP PHE Teacher, and joined KSIM from an IB School in Muscat, Oman in 2019. Originally from Liverpool, England, he worked in a UK primary school and was a Year 5 class teacher before teaching internationally. His desire to live and work within an international community was a motivating factor in Paul’s decision to leave the UK and to teach in IB schools. His interest in different cultures has also been a catalyst for him to learn different languages; he describes himself as “modestly apt” in Italian, with a basic understanding of French, and aspects of Arabic. Paul is also a keen sportsman who trains regularly and practices Mixed Martial Arts, as well as Judo, Greco- Roman Wrestling and Karate, in which he was the British Kata and Kumite Champion in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Being from the city of Liverpool, it isn’t surprising that he has a passion for football, and Liverpool FC! Also a published fantasy fiction author, Paul’s passion for literature as well as sport has found a welcome home at KSI Montenegro.
Mr. Ryan is highly skilled and experienced Mathematics, Science and Design teacher. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia in the USA, Ryan graduated with an education degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and also holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Atlantic University in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ryan’s experiences as a teacher have seen him work with students across the entire Primary and Middle School age ranges, although for more than ten years his experiences have focused predominantly on teaching Year 6 to Year 9 Mathematics, Science and Project Based Learning (Design) classes. He made the move to Montenegro, with his wife Kate, daughter Marissa, and dog Presley (as in Elvis!) in 2020 following 10 years on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao.
In addition to being a teacher, Ryan also enjoys many extracurricular hobbies and interests – He has played the drums since he was ten years old, and has regularly performed in groups with other teachers for school functions. In all of his schools, he has been an active participant in, and organiser of, many extra-curricular activities that stretch and challenge the young people he has worked with. Ryan has a passion for the outdoors and is excited to have the opportunity to live in, and explore, a country with as much natural beauty as Montenegro – having lived in the Caribbean, clearly Ryan couldn’t miss the opportunity to become certified for open water SCUBA diving! He also has a life-long passion for baseball and coached teams in the U.S. and Curaçao.
Mr. Ryan’s great strengths as a creative teacher ensure he meets and support the needs of all the students in his classes. He maintains a fun, purposeful learning environment, while establishing expectations for high standards. His lessons are always strong and aim to bring out the best in his children – his lessons are designed with the end in mind, allowing students to understand concepts and content at a deeper level; his classes are engaging and often involve hands-on learning that provide interesting, differentiated activities.