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Ms. Alis, English, Spanish and French and Head of Modern Language Department

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. Ankarcrona, English

Mr. Ankarcrona has been teaching English for seven years, both in California, where he was born, and in Sweden. He holds an M.A. in Theology, has studied English Literature and Linguistics in Stockholm and Uppsala, and is currently working towards the completion of his teaching degree at Stockholm University in 2021.


Mr. Armstrong, Maths and Business

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. Baum, Swedish as a second language

Ms. Baum is a teacher student at the University of Stockholm, becoming a teacher of Swedish as a Second Language. She has been teaching Swedish to foreigners since 2017, giving lessons in both Komvux and privately.


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.


Mr. Blanco, Spanish

Dr Blanco holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Hochschule für Philosophie München, Germany, and two Masters, one in Hispano-American Literature and other in Philosophy from the Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala. Prior to joining IEGS he worked as a lecturer of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at the Universidad Rafael Landívar. Dr. Blanco has published four books and co-edited one, all of them in Spanish. Those books explore contemporary Latin-American thought from the perspective of philosophy, literature and aesthetics. He is also a qualified high school teacher.


Ms. Bolton, Visual Arts

Ms. Bolton is originally from the United States. She has a BFA in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She currently teaches Visual Arts.


Ms. Broda, Science

Ms. Broda is a qualified secondary school teacher from Toronto, Canada. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education from Queen's University. She has prior teaching experience from high schools in Canada.


Ms. Bush, Math

Ms. Bush is originally from California. She has a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from University of California, Santa Cruz, a Teaching Credential in Mathematics and Bilingual Education from California Polytechnic University, SLO and a certificate in Educational Leadership from Cambridge University. Prior to joining IEGS, she taught 5 years in California and joins us after 3 years of teaching and leading the Maths Department at IES Täby.


Ms. Constantin-Toye, French and German 

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.


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.


Dr. Elmfors, Science

Dr. Elmfors is originally from California. She has a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from UCLA, and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from Harvard University. She started working for Engelska Skolan in 1999. She has taught at IES in Enskede, Järfälla and Skärholmen (Högstadiet), as well as at IEGS. She has recently returned to IEGS, after 11 years in California (teaching at Santa Barbara City College).


Mr. Falk, Social Science and Religion, Head of King House

Mr Falk is a qualified teacher with a Master of Science in Education from Stockholm University. He's qualified to teach Civics, Religion and also Law after having completed studies at Lund University 2019.


Mr. Grape, Drama and Head of the Aesthetics Department 

Mr. Grape 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 and Head of the English Department

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. Guerrini, Spanish and French

Mr. Guerrini is originally from Italy. He studied  Foreign Languages and Cultures in Universitá degli studi di Perugia. He currently teaches Spanish and French.


Mr. Hemingway, English and Philosophy, Academic Manager

Mr. Hemingway is from the UK. He holds a degree in English along with a teaching qualification. He teaches English and Philosophy, and is also the Academic Manager at IEGS.


Ms. Hörnell, Swedish

Ms. Hörnell has a Master of Education from Umeå University, majoring in English Literature and Swedish in 1997. She has also studied German at Linköping University and Dutch at Stockholm University. Since 2006 she has taught Swedish IB and from 2011 and onwards she has also worked for the International Baccalaureate as a Senior Examiner. She has taught in The Netherlands, China and India.


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. Johansson, Religion and History

Mr Johansson is a qualified teacher from Stockholm University. He holds a Master of science in Education and teaches Religion and History. Mr Johansson has 10 years of experience in recruitment and human resources in the Norwegian logistics industry.


Mr. Jones, History

Before becoming a teacher, Mr. Jones had a career as an international civil servant working with international democracy assistance and human rights. He has also worked as a radio journalist for Sveriges Radio. Originally from Oxford in the UK. Mr. Jones holds a Master of Science in Upper Secondary Education from Stockholm University, a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor's degree in History and American Studies from the University of Nottingham.




Mr. Khan, Science

Mr. Khan was born and raised in Stockholm but later on moved to Västerås to pursue his studies in Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Robotics from Mälardalen University. He completed part of his education as an exchange student in South Korea. He worked as a teacher's assistant at Mälardalen University prior to his arrival at IEGS.


Mr. Kühn, Art, Physical Education and Head of Russell House

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. Laidlaw, English

Mr. Laidlaw is originally from Toronto, Canada. He completed his undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature & History at Brock University. In addition to this he earned his BEd for Intermediate/Senior education with further qualifications in language acquisition & special education. Prior to joining IEGS he was the Head of English at IES Bromma. Before that he spent several years teaching lower secondary and sixth form in London, England.


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.


Ms. L'Hannach, French and Spanish

Ms. L'Hannach holds a BA degree in English literature and linguistics from the university of Abdel Malek Essaadi university and a teaching degree from L École Normale Supérieure, Morocco. Prior to joining IEGS, she has been a language teacher for more than 22 years, in Morocco, Spain and Sweden. She has prior experience teaching in high schools as well as giving in-company business English classes and translation services in Arabic, French, Spanish and English.


Ms. Mack, Science 

Ms Mack is a qualified teacher with a Master's of Science from Göteborgs Universitet. Prior to joining IEGS, she was a medical research professional, taught in Canada and the United Kingdom, and has worked and lead at both IES Jönköping and IES Årsta.


Ms. MacKenzie, Biology and Chemistry

Ms MacKenzie comes from Fredericton, New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada. She received degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of New Brunswick, then spent several years working in the non-profit sector for environmental organisations. Ms MacKenzie returned to school to complete her Bachelor of Education in science and French immersion, and has taught science in both the English and French streams, as well as elementary French immersion.


Mr Mahadeo, Physical Education and Head of Curie House

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 the 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. Månsson, English

Ms. Månsson 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.


Ms. Mårtar, Business

Ms. Måtar is originally from Helsinki, Finland. She holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration as well as a teacher’s degree, both from Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She also carried out a part of her studies in Germany. Prior to joining IEGS Ms. Måtar lived and worked in Shanghai, China for over a decade.


Mr. Pettersson, Swedish

Mr Pettersson has a Masters degree in English and Swedish from Umeå University and University of Liverpool. Prior to joining IEGS Mr Pettersson worked at Umeå University (phonetics) and in the Stockholm-area. Mr Pettersson is also a recording jazz-artist with ten solo albums, has recorded and toured all over the world with some of the biggest names in jazz. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Lars Gullin-prize - one of Swedens biggest awards in music.


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.


Ms. Raja, Natural Science, Chemistry, Physics and Head of the 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. Sallmander, Swedish

Ms Sallmander has a 2018 Master of education at Stockholm University, majoring in English literature and Swedish as a second language. She has previously worked in the music industry as production manager, the movie industry as production designer and has also run her own art gallery. During the early 00s, she lived in New York City working as a decorative painter.


Ms. Sang, Economics, English and IB DP Coordinator

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. She is also the IB DP Coordinator at IEGS.


Mr. Shaw, Civics, International Relations, and English

Mr. Shaw is originally from Toronto, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta with a specialisation in Social Studies and English Literature. In addition to his primary areas of focus, Mr. Shaw also has a background in ESL instruction, gaining TEFL certification in 2017. He currently teaches Civics, International Relations, and English at IEGS.


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 and CAS Coordinator

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 and Head of the Swedish Department

Ms. Sjödin has a Master of Education from Uppsala University and is a qualified teacher in Swedish and Religion.


Ms. Slocum, English

Ms. Slocum is a qualified teacher who holds a Bachelors of English and Masters of Teaching from the University of South Carolina. Prior to moving to Sweden, she taught English, creative writing, and film for two years in America and has spent the last two years teaching science, english, and maths at IES Nacka and IES Uppsala.


Ms. Snowden, Science

Ms. Snowden is from the UK and graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology. She completed her teacher training with QTS in the UK and has since worked in schools in England and the United Arab Emirates.


Mr. Stanley, English 

Mr. Stanley comes to IEGS from Vancouver, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (English and French) and a Master of Arts (English) from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. Prior to becoming a teacher he spent ten years working in marketing and communications as a copywriter. He also has extensive experience volunteering as a mindfulness facilitator and youth crisis counsellor.


Mr. Sundström, History, Religion and Philosophy 

Mr Sundström is a qualified teacher from Stockholm University. He holds a Master of science in education and teaches history, religion and philosophy.


Ms. Tavacova, Maths

Ms. Tavacova received her Master's degree in teaching Mathematics and English at Charles University in Prague, where she had also worked as a Mathematics teacher at a secondary school. Before moving to Stockholm in 2019, she also worked as a teaching assistant in a specialised educational establishment for children with physical and/or mental disabilities. Throughout her university studies, she volunteered as a tutor in non-profit organisations aimed at socially or culturally disadvantaged children.


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 and Head of the Maths Department

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 Staalduine, Maths 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.


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.


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 is a qualified high school teacher.


Dr. Young, Biology

Dr. Young is from the United States and is a qualified teacher in Biology, Chemistry and Natural Science. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Nevada Medical School in Biochemistry, a Bachelor of Science in Upper Secondary Education from Stockholm University, and a PhD from Oregon State University. He holds a docent qualification. He has lectured at Stockholm University and has also worked as a principle investigator at Stockholm University and a senior researcher at Karolinska Institute.


Mr. Zanarelli, Philosophy

Mr. Zanarelli has an MA in Philosophy and French Literature from Lausanne University, Switzerland. He holds also a degree in Pedagogy. He has been teaching Philosophy and French Literature in a Swiss public Gymnasium, before joining IEGS in 2018.

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