International School Ikast-Brande
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Deputy Head Academics
Ana completed her school education in South Africa, Portugal and England. She obtained a degree in Psychology, and Education in the United Kingdom with aspirations to teach internationally. As a Third Culture Kid, she thrives in international schools as she enjoys teaching children who are having the same experiences as she did.
Ana began her career in Portugal from 1993 to 2007 working in two international schools, with her daughter, she then moved to England where she taught from 2007 to 2011. In Spain she stepped in for a year coaching handwriting skills to staff, she also indulged in cultural traditions and developed her Spanish speaking skills. In 2012, Ana continued teaching and began her leadership role within curriculum and student council at the International School of Brunei, enjoying the warmth and rainforest adventures on Borneo island and Southeast Asia. In 2015, she moved back to Europe to be closer to family, as a middle leader at Nord Anglia International School Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Being back in Europe meant she could rescue a dog, which is now part of her family. In 2020, Ana took on the role as Head of Primary School in Kyiv, Ukraine. Though it was a rich cultural and professional experience, due to the pandemic, she left Ukraine in 2021 and joined us at ISIB as Deputy Head of School, leading academics.
She has enjoyed travelling the world with her daughter who has now graduated IB and is furthering her studies in Scotland. Ana loves reading, cycling and discovering new cultural and natural historical places. She is very much excited about exploring Denmark.
Ana sees ISIB as vibrant and inviting, with teachers and students happy to be in school each day. She looks forward to developing ISIB’s academics and student experiences with the ISIB team. One of her guiding professional quotes is from Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu - “You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”