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 - Pre-School 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.


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 - Pre-Primary Teacher

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.

IMG 8289Sophie Bonjean - French Teacher

I have just moved to Tervuren. I had the opportunity to teach in Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg for more than 20 years. I enjoy working with children and have a great passion for the way children acquire a new language. I consider myself privileged to be part of the ISF team and am looking forward to working in this new and very inspiring environment. 

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.



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