Team

DISCOVEROUR TEAM

At Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, we are committed to continuously excell in the quality of the education we offer. As a school accredited by organisations such as CIS, AVDEP and WAoS, we have high standards to meet with regards to our teaching, learning, and student well-being. We therefore endeavour to stay abreast of new advances in the world of education through partnerships with institutions like HEP and EPFL in Lausanne, and ensure our teachers attend regular internal and external workshops and peer coaching sessions.
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Managing Director Academic

Anne-Marie Harwood

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Managing Director Marketing & Campus

Neil Harwood

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Managing Director Academic

Grainne Dubler

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Managing Director Administration & Finance

Jean-Louis Dubler

keystaff members

New Head of the Secondary Section & Curricula

Physics teacher, taught Leadership in the IBDP programme, and served as Head of Science, Deputy Principal and High School Principal for 7 years.

Rossella Cosso

Head of the Secondary Section & Curricula

Rossella Cosso

Infant Head of Curriculum and Student Learning.

27 years of pedagogical experience in local and international education

BA (Hons) History and Archaeology (University of Exeter, UK) / Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Native English, fluent French

Lucy Sumner

Head of infant curriculum and student learning

Lucy Sumner

Head of Curriculum and Student Learning.

23 years of pedagogical experience in local and international education

BA (Hons) / MA (University of London) / Postgraduate Degree in Education (University of Cambridge)

Native English, Fluent French

Sally Nelson

head of primary curriculum and student learning

Sally Nelson

Head of Secondary Student Progress and Welfare.

35 years of pedagogical experience

BA Honours Geography. Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Native English with French

Andrew Parkin

Head of secondary student progress and welfare

Andrew Parkin

Infant and Primary Subject Leader Head

10+ years of pedagogical and curriculum experience in local and international education

International Charity Board-Trustee

Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (University of Buckingham, UK) / BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development (UCLAN, UK)

Native English, intermediate French

George Walsh

Infant & Primary Subject Leader Head

George Walsh

Gregory Wilson

DP Coordinator & Lead Tutor

Gregory Wilson

MYP 1 & 2 Lead Tutor

Master in Education from HEFF

20 years in Private Schools

Native French, Fluent in English

Father of two Haut Lac students

Jean-Yves Lerminaux

MYP1 & MYP2 lead tutor

Jean-Yves Lerminaux

Lead Tutor MYP4 and Music teacher.

6 years secondary music teaching

BMus (Hons), DipABRSM, DipLCM, PGCE

English, learning French

Charlotte Lamont

MYP4 lead tutor

Charlotte Lamont

MYP 5 Lead tutor.

12 years of pedagogical experience

MA in History and in French Foreign Language

Native French, Fluent English

Julien Hernandez

MYP Coordinator & MYP5 Lead Tutor

Julien Hernandez

Higher Education Guidance Counselor & IT Coordinator.

Over 25 years of experience in helping and guiding students in their higher education choices. Extensive professional experience in various posts in the IT industry.

Aeronautical Engineer, studied Adaptive Filters, Estimation & Forecasting at postgraduate level.

Native Greek, Fluent English and beginner French.

Nick Pournaras

higher education guidance counsellor

Nick Pournaras

Head of Jura House

Teaching English, French, and History in MYP1-2

Masters in International Education

Certified TESOL instructor with a BA in Multi-Languages.

13 years experience, 7 at Haut-Lac

Native English, French fluent.

Christine Mineva

jura house leader

Christine Mineva

Head of Bern Pastoral House.

43 years of pedagogical experience, 11 at Haut-Lac.

B.Ed (Hons). Bristol University, UK

Native English, Fluent French

Tina Gulami

bern house leader

Tina Gulami

Jennifer Bowman

valais house leader

Jennifer Bowman

Fribourg House Leader

Secondary Physics and Integrated Sciences Teacher

5 years of pedagogical experience

B.Sc honors in chemistry and physics, Ontario

Native French, Native English

Gabrielle Thibeault-Orsi

Fribourg House Leader

Gabrielle Thibeault-Orsi

Parent Liaison

26 years of Customer Service experience incl. Cabin Crew for BA and 16 years at Haut-Lac.

Native English, French

Deborah Fairweather

parent liaison

Deborah Fairweather