Órla Mc Loughlin; Head of School has worked in education in both Ireland and Belgium for over 25 years. Órla has been living in Belgium since 1999 and has worked at ISF since 2001, working in leadership roles for the last 6 years. Órla is a highly experienced international educator, specialising in Early Years and Primary Education, she has a passion for learning and is currently continuing her studies in the field of International School Leadership. Órla speaks French, English and Irish and has years of experience working with second language learners. Órla is a Google Certified Educator and was a part of the project management team that introduced Google Technology to both school campuses. She is the co-founder and leader of the first GEG (Google Educators Group) in Belgium, this group supports over 500 hundred Belgian educators in the development of technology in their schools. Órla is also the chair of the PHLG, a primary heads leadership group for schools in Benelux. Órla lives with her family in the village of Tervuren and enjoys being part of a diverse community.
Caroline Gill; Deputy Head of School has been a teacher for over 30 years both in the UK and Belgium. Following 6 years teaching in the UK, she moved to Belgium and has worked in an international setting with children from all over the world. Caroline, who is herself fluent in Dutch, has immense experience with pupils who are non-native English speakers and uses a caring and nurturing approach to help them achieve their full potential. Caroline began her professional life with a science degree from Hull University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Introducing children to the excitement of science has been a true pleasure for her throughout her career and she regularly organises science days for the school. Art is another important aspect of her teaching. Caroline is an amateur artist who has almost completed a six-year fine-art printmaking course at the Academy in Leuven, and she enjoys sharing her passion with the children. Caroline has three grown-up children of her own and so understands the pleasures and difficulties of raising a family in a different country.