School Staff

Orla vossemÓrla Mc Loughlin - Head of School

I am originally from Ireland and I have been living in Belgium for 18 years. I have over 20 years of teaching experience in both Ireland and Belgium and in the last 6 years I have worked in leadership positions. I am co-founder and leader of Belgium’s first GEG (Google Educators Group) and I am the Chair of PHLG (Primary Heads Leadership Group) for Benelux.

Angela vossemAngela Phanopoulos - School Administrator

Originally from Greece, I was born and grew up in Zambia and have been living in Belgium for over 30 years.  I have a scientific research background and first joined the school community as a parent many years ago. As part of the admin team,  I enjoy the daily contact with our multinational families and pupils, as well as looking after the staff team.

Sara vossemSara Hoff - Nursery Teacher

I am originally from the UK.  I have over 25 years teaching experience in a range of schools in the UK, Germany, USA and now Belgium.  I am passionate about teaching and aim to inspire a love of learning. I enjoy cycling, travelling to new places and long walks with my family and dog.

Cheryl vossemCheryl Wells - Nursery Assistant

I am originally from the UK. I have worked in primary education over 25 years. I have worked at the school over 10 years and I love bringing lots of creativity to the classroom.


Ruth vossemRuth Servranckx - Nursery Assistant

I am originally from the UK. I am a qualified Nurse and level 3 degree teaching assistant. I have have been in Belgium for over 30 years. I love working in this amazing international school assisting the incredible children in their growth and development.

Img 3556Deborah Dodd - Year 1 Teacher

I am from British Columbia, Canada, and I have been living in Belgium for one year.  I have over twelve years of teaching experience from schools in Canada and the UK. ISF is a wonderful school with so much positive energy!  I enjoy an array of outdoor activities, yoga, cooking and travelling with my family.

Toby vossemToby Willis - ReceptionTeacher

I am from Bath in the UK and have been living in Belgium for one year.  I previously taught in a school in Bristol for 6 years and I am enjoying the different challenge of teaching in an international school. Being from Bath I enjoy rugby, visiting new places, good food and the odd long walk!

Caroline vossemCaroline Gill - Deputy Head and Year 2 Teacher

I am now a Belgian citizen but originally come from Yorkshire in the UK.  I have 32 years of teaching experience in both the UK and in Belgium. I have a passionate interest in ecology and gardening. I love art and I am currently completing a 6 year long printing class at the academie in Leuven.

Amy vossemAmy Jordan - Year 3 & 4 Teacher

I am from the state of California in the USA. After graduating with an Education degree with an early childhood concentration, I packed my bags and moved to Belgium. I have lived in Belgium for two years and absolutely love the international environment. I am very passionate about teaching young children that their voice matters in this world! I spend my time with friends, travelling and finishing my Masters degree in Teaching.

Alison vossemAlison Godwin - Year 5 & 6 Teacher

I trained to become a primary school teacher in the north of England and then began my teaching career at a small primary school where I taught a range of year groups. I worked there for three years before moving to Basel, Switzerland, which was where I first experienced teaching in an international environment. My family and I then moved to Belgium and we have been here for two years, teaching for one year so far at ISF Tervuren.

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Originally from France,  I lived in the US and then in the UK for 4 years. I have now been in Belgium for 14 years. I’ve always enjoyed multicultural environments and sharing my language and culture, making French fun and lively for my students.


ThaliaTahlia de Corso - Music Teacher

Originally from Australia, I moved over to Belgium 5 years ago. Holding a Masters degree in Music performance and a diploma in education I spend my time doing different musical activities - teaching, performing, and conducting a choir. I am passionate about transmitting my love for music to young students and am happy to be teaching at ISF.

Img 3555Jen Gregory - EAL Teacher

I am a Primary trained teacher from England and I have enjoyed teaching in various contexts over the past 15 years, including working with street children in Uganda. I relish my role as the EAL teacher; I am recurrently amazed and inspired by the eagerness and progress demonstrated by the children that I am privileged to teach. I have 3 children at ISF Tervuren as well as a husband who gets involved in football coaching and assemblies. We all love being part of this incredibly special school community.

Img 5337Lois Cowley - Year 5 & 6 Teacher

I am originally from Nottingham, England and moved to Belgium last summer. Before moving to Brussels I taught drama and, last academic year, I was a class teacher at ISF Waterloo. I practise yoga daily, enjoy cooking, rock climbing and exploring the great outdoors.


Jacques vossemJacques de Troch - Maintenance

As a Belgian-born ‘African’ I have spent the greater share of my life in Africa, mainly in the south. I reconnected with my roots in 1997 and and am now full-time in Belgium since 2010. I have a passion for technical things and enjoy a challenge.  I have had the privilege to work both in the public field as well as having my own business. The opportunity offered to me by ISF has helped me to remain useful in the community.


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