Welcome New Faculty 2019-20
Every new school year brings a renewal of the learning community.
Welcome to the new members of the TASIS England family.
Steve Amrol joins TASIS England as a Middle School Teacher of History. Steve has over 20 years of experience as both a teacher and administrator in international education.
He developed programs at three international schools and three universities in South Korea over the course of 15 years, specializing in the humanities and AP History curriculum. For the past 6 years, Steve also developed student-centred, project-based, interdisciplinary pedagogy for 21st Century skill acquisition at the Ross School, EF Academy, and the Greene School in the United States.
Steve joins the TASIS community with his wife and their two sons. He earned his M.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education from New York University.
Kathleen Boyce joins TASIS England as an Upper School Teacher of English. Prior to moving to TASIS, Kathleen spent four years at ACS Egham in Surrey, 12 years at the International School of Beijing in China, and 11 years at Atlantic City High School in the United States working as a DP teacher, a TOK coordinator, and a rowing coach.
Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University. She is currently a member of the Wraysbury Skiff and Punting Club.
Oliver Canning joins our community as Upper School Teacher of Chemistry. Before joining TASIS, Oliver spent three years teaching IB and Spanish national curriculum chemistry and science in Seville, as well as three years teaching IB chemistry and TOK and iGCSE coordinated sciences in Singapore.
Outside of the classroom, Oliver has spent five summer seasons as a white-water raft guide. He plays a lot of football, loves to surf, and is endlessly trying (and normally failing) to read more.
Oliver earned a first class degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. He also completed his PGCE at the University of Nottingham, and his QTS and first year of teaching at Toot Hill School in Nottinghamshire.
Liam Greenbank joins TASIS England as Upper School Teacher of Economics & US History. Prior to moving to TASIS, Liam spent two years at ACS Egham working as a teacher of Business & Economics.
With twelve years of experience teaching Social Sciences and working in international schools in the UK and UAE, he is delighted to join the TASIS community. Liam earned his B.A. (Hons) in Social Sciences from the University of Liverpool and his PGCE from Edge Hill University.
Fay Gregory joins TASIS England as Upper School Teacher of English-as-an-Additional Language (EAL). Prior to moving to TASIS, Fay spent nine years at ACS Egham working as a teacher of English Language and Literature, and also EAL to students from Grade 6 through 12.
With over 30 years of experience as a teacher in many different roles, she is delighted to join the TASIS community. Fay earned her Bachelor of Education (Hons) from the University of East Anglia.
Matt Kiely joins TASIS England as Head of Boarding. Prior to moving to TASIS, Matt accumulated experience by leading boarding provisions within both British & international boarding schools (including a four-year stint in South Africa).
With over 15 years of boarding experience, he is delighted to join the TASIS community. Matt earned his B.Sc. from Loughborough University before completing a PGCE at Durham University.
Hilary Lockhart joins TASIS England as the Lower School library and media specialist. Prior to moving to England and TASIS, Hilary spent eight years in Hungary at the American International School of Budapest working as the Grade 4 instructional leader and class teacher. Prior to this, she worked as a class teacher and librarian at St. Andrew's, the International School of the Bahamas.
With many years of experience as an elementary class teacher, Hilary is delighted to join the TASIS community. She earned her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Southampton, and her Masters in International Education from the University of Bath. Hilary has worked internationally for the majority of her life and is happy to be coming home to the UK.
Odile Martin is joining TASIS England as an Upper School teacher of French. Odile is a French national and has lived in the UK for over thirty years. She has taught in the private and state sectors for more than twenty-one years.
As well as teaching French, Odile has enjoyed organizing residential trips to France which have been very rewarding. She is passionate about teaching her mother tongue and really looks forward to being part of the TASIS teaching team.
Gabriella Morris is anticipating an exciting year as a teacher in the Art Department while Lizzie Bird is on maternity leave.
Gabriella joins TASIS having been a painting student at Leith School of Art (LSA) in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to this, she completed an Art Foundation and a Music degree and she worked as a music and art teacher in Lilongwe, Malawi. Gabriella earned her Art Foundation from LSA and Music degree from the University of Cambridge.
Ahmer Mughal joins TASIS England as Upper School Teacher of Mathematics. Prior to moving to TASIS, Ahmer spent seven years in Heathfield School working as a Head of Mathematics. With about 20 years of experience as a Mathematics Teacher working in prestigious boarding schools, he is delighted to join the TASIS community.
Ahmer obtained his first degree from Kingston University, earned his PGCE Mathematics degree from Brunel University and M.A. in Education degree from Oxford Brookes University. He also enjoys playing sports such as football, cricket, baseball, and basketball.
Sue Petrone joins TASIS England as Head of Upper School. Prior to moving to England/TASIS, Sue spent over 25 years in the United States working as a teacher or administrator in a number of independent schools. Most recently, she served for eleven years as the Upper School Director for the Gill St. Bernard's School in Gladstone, New Jersey.
Prior to that position, Sue worked at two different boarding schools: George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and the Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Sue held many roles at those schools including, science teacher, science department chair, advisor, dorm parent, dorm head, and coach of field hockey and lacrosse. Additionally, she happily accepted the position of chief baker for her advisory group and dormitory.
Sue earned her B.S. from Haverford College, and her M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts. Sue and her daughter are delighted to join the TASIS community.
Nuno Rodrigues joins TASIS England as a Teacher of Physical Education (Lower/Middle School Specialist). Prior to moving to TASIS, Nuno spent 5 and a half years at Fulham FC Foundation working his way up from a Foundation Coach to a Senior Coach and, more recently, as the Senior Schools Officer where he oversaw all of the PE delivery and coach development.
With Portuguese as his mother tongue and fluency in Spanish, Nuno brings with him 10 years of experience as both a football and PE coach. He holds a Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of PE & School Sports, has worked in a wide range of schools and within football club environments, and is delighted to join the TASIS community. Nuno earned his B.A. in European Studies with Marketing & Spanish from Royal Holloway in Egham, and is confident he still knows his way around the area.
Michael Tzanis joins TASIS England as a Middle School Teacher of Science. Prior to moving to TASIS, Michael spent two years in London, working as a Robotics, Coding, and STEM Teacher at The London School of Mathematics and Programming. He also developed a low-cost educational robot for Middle School students as a part of his postgraduate studies.
With five years of experience as a science teacher, and having organized and implemented several after-school STEM clubs and weekend STEM camps, Michael is delighted to join the TASIS community. He earned his B.Sc. in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his M.Sc. in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. Michael also holds a QTS Certificate.
Bethany Walker joins TASIS England as a Middle School Math Teacher. Prior to moving to England/TASIS, Bethany spent three years teaching mid-level math at two villages in Alaska, and four years in Orting, Washington teaching seventh grade through Integrated I.
With seven years of experience as a middle school math teacher, she is delighted to join the TASIS community. Bethany earned her degree from Portland State University and her Masters in Teaching from George Fox University. She also received her National Board Certification.
When Bethany isn’t teaching, you can find her exercising, traveling, taking pictures, and viewing the latest movies at the cinema.
Danielle Werkmeister joins TASIS England as a Lower School Teaching Assistant. Prior to moving to England/TASIS, Danielle spent the past two years in the United States working as a teacher for Bennington County Head Start in Vermont.
With over five years of experience working in Elementary and Early Childhood Education Programs in the United States, she is delighted to join the TASIS community. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College.
Jonathan Werkmeister joins TASIS England as the new College Counselor in the University Guidance Center. Prior to moving to TASIS, Jonathan spent over eight years in the United States working in the field of university admissions.
With his experience as a university admissions officer at three distinct institutions, Jonathan is delighted to join the TASIS community. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Lafayette College and his Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
If Jonathan is not in his working in his office or teaching, he can often be found hiking, skiing, cooking, or reading a good book with a warm cup of coffee.