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Leadership Team

Frazer Cairns
Frazer started his career as a management consultant and journalist after graduating from the University of York in the UK. He retrained as a science teacher and subsequently taught in the UK, Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland. Having worked in international schools for most of his career Frazer is particularly interested in the way language is used in multilingual educational settings. He continues to study and contribute to research in this area, holding both Masters and Doctorate degrees in education.
Simon Foley
Secondary School Principal
Simon is British and Irish and joined the school in 2005, becoming Assistant Principal in 2007 and Secondary School Principal in 2015. He has previously taught in the UK, Italy and Thailand.
Sian May
High School Principal
Sian is British and joined the school in 2017. She has previously taught in Hong Kong and the UK. Her most recent position was in Hong Kong where she was Head of Middle School. She teaches Theory of Knowledge.
David Harrison
Middle School Principal
David is British and joined the school in 1997, after moving to Switzerland in 1992. He is an IB MYP evaluation visit leader and teaches in the science department.
Lief Erickson
Primary School Principal
Lief is American and joined the school in 2007 as the Assistant Principal and as the Primary School Principal in 2013. He has previously taught in the New Zealand, Saipan, Thailand, Italy, Norway and Dubai. He is an NEASC and CIS accreditation team member.
Jane Plumb
Primary School Assistant Principal (Pastoral)
Jane is British and joined ISL in 1999 as a Year 2 teacher. Jane is an NEASC accreditation team member.
Jonathan Twigg
Assistant Principal - IB PYP Coordinator
Jonathan is Australian and joined ISL in 2013. He has worked in international schools all around the world for over 20 years. In addition to collaborating with the ISL teachers to develop the primary school curriculum, he works for the IBO, hosting workshops and school visits. He continues to read, research and explore progressive educational practices to ensure ISL continues to cater to all the students.
Darryl Anderson
Assistant Principal - IB MYP Coordinator
Darryl is Canadian and joined the school in 2015. He has previously worked in Thailand, India and Colombia. Darryl is also an MYP Evaluation Team Member, Workshop Leader and Personal Project examiner, and teaches in the Humanities department.
Oliver Alexander
Assistant Principal – IB Diploma Programme Coordinator
Oliver is British and joined ISL in 2008. He has taught MYP and Diploma Programme English literature, language and literature, and Theory of Knowledge, both at ISL, and in England and Japan. Oliver is a Diploma Programme examiner, and in his previous roles, he was Head of the English Department and Theory of Knowledge Coordinator at ISL.
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