Hello, I’m Ms. Lori, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Benedetto XV International School. Originally from Toronto, Canada, I made the exciting decision to move to Italy in 2002 to pursue my university studies in Languages and Literature. Since then, this beautiful country has become my home.
With a passion for language and communication, I became a qualified ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and a Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) examiner. Teaching English has been my professional focus since 2006, and I am dedicated to helping students develop their language skills and achieve their full potential.
In my free time, I indulge in my love for reading, as books have the power to transport us to different worlds and expand our horizons. I also enjoy cooking, experimenting with flavors and creating delicious meals. Outdoor activities, such as hiking and exploring nature, provide me with a sense of adventure and rejuvenation.
Being part of Benedetto XV International School allows me to combine my passion for teaching with the opportunity to work in a multicultural environment. I am excited to contribute to the growth and development of our students, fostering their language skills, cultural awareness, and global perspectives.
I’m Elisa, an experienced educator passionate about fostering language skills and geographical knowledge in students. As a dedicated teacher of Italian for Year 5 and Geography for Year 5 and 6, I bring a diverse academic background to our vibrant educational community.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and a Master’s degree in Progettazione e Gestione di Sistemi Turistici, I possess a solid foundation in language studies and tourism management. Continually expanding my expertise, I am currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in English Literature, equipping me with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.
Since joining Benedetto XV International School in 2020, I have been instrumental in guiding students in their Italian language acquisition and fostering their understanding of geography. Through engaging lessons and interactive activities, I aim to inspire a love for language and culture, as well as a global perspective on our ever-changing world.
Greetings! I’m Ms. Alessandra, the dedicated Italian language teacher at Benedetto XV International School’s primary level. With a strong academic background and a passion for fostering language skills, I am committed to providing an enriching educational experience for our students.
I hold a master’s degree in European and American foreign languages and literature, with a focus on the renowned French poet Max Jacob. My time in France, particularly in Paris and Lille, allowed me to immerse myself in the language and culture, further enhancing my teaching expertise. I had the privilege of serving as an Italian language lecturer at the esteemed University of Lille III Charles de Gaulle.
During my university studies, I delved into various aspects of Italian linguistics and glottology, specifically tailored for teaching Italian in primary school. This comprehensive knowledge equips me to create engaging lessons and foster a love for the Italian language among our young learners.
Traveling is one of my greatest passions, as it offers invaluable opportunities to explore diverse cultures and broaden perspectives. Additionally, I am an avid reader, particularly drawn to children’s literature and picture books. This enthusiasm for storytelling fuels my dedication to fostering a love for reading and language in our students.
Hello, I’m Nooshin, a passionate Persian teacher who has been dedicated to the education field in Italy since 2013. I find immense joy and fulfillment in my role as an educator. With a diverse educational background, I hold degrees in both English Literature and Interior Design, and I also have a Master’s degree in Journalism. Additionally, I am proud to be Celta Certified, which demonstrates my expertise in teaching English as a second language.
While I initially pursued a career as an architect, I discovered my true calling in teaching children. It brings me great satisfaction to contribute to their growth and development. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with various schools in Rome, where I have served as both an English teacher and a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) teacher. I have also gained valuable experience working with Language Institutes as an English language instructor.
In my current role, I am an elementary school teacher, specifically teaching 3rd grade. I have the opportunity to engage students in subjects such as Maths, Science, and Art in the 5th grade. Beyond teaching, I have a deep passion for the arts, including drawing and playing the piano. In addition, tennis is a sport that holds a special place in my heart.
Being able to make a positive impact on young minds and witness their growth is incredibly rewarding. Teaching children is truly my calling, and I am dedicated to providing them with a nurturing and enriching learning environment.
Hello, I’m Ruth, an experienced primary school teacher with an degree in Primary Education. Originally from Northern Ireland in the U.K, I am proud to be a part of the teaching team at Benedetto XV International School. As a passionate educator, I find great joy in witnessing children make exciting discoveries and meaningful connections during their learning journey. One of my areas of expertise and interest is supporting children in their reading progress, as I believe it is a fundamental skill that opens doors to knowledge and imagination. Currently, I am teaching Year 3 students at Benedetto XV International School. Outside of the classroom, I cherish my role as a mother to three young kids, and I find relaxation and inspiration through reading, traveling, and enjoying movies. I am dedicated to creating a positive and engaging learning environment for my students, and I am thrilled to contribute to their growth and development at Benedetto XV International School.
Hello, I’m Ms. Liesbeth, a teacher at Benedetto XV International School. Originally from the Netherlands and now living in Rome, I have a diverse background and a passion for teaching art. With a degree in languages and art history, I further pursued my interest in art therapy, completing a master’s degree in “arte-terapia” in 2011. Over the past 20 years, I have conducted art workshops in various settings, including daycare centers for individuals with mental disabilities and psychiatric disorders, public elementary and middle schools, and group lessons for children, teenagers, and adults.
Drawing, painting, and creating are not only my personal loves but also the means through which I empower others. At Benedetto XV International School, I have the privilege of guiding students in expressing themselves, exploring their imagination, and tapping into their inner strength and creativity. Witnessing individuals discover their emotions, enhance self-awareness, and gain new perspectives through art is incredibly rewarding.
I believe that art is a powerful tool for personal growth and development, and as a teacher at Benedetto XV International School, I am dedicated to sharing this belief with my students. Whether it’s through guiding children, teenagers, or adults, I am committed to fostering self-expression, creativity, and self-discovery through art. It brings me immense satisfaction to see individuals thrive and gain a new way of observing and understanding themselves and the world through their artistic endeavors.
Hello, I’m Carolyn, and I am proud to be a teacher at Benedetto XV International School. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, I bring a diverse academic background and a passion for education. I hold a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S. with high honors in Global Environmental Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Chemical Oceanography.
With my educational journey spanning various subjects, I have gained valuable teaching experience in English, Science, Math, and Oceanography across different educational levels, from preschool to university. I am particularly passionate about Ocean Literacy, having completed a special training course with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. Additionally, I have a strong understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on SDG14, which pertains to “Life Below Water.”
Prior to joining Benedetto XV International School, I served as the educational director of the MuMa Museum of the Sea in Milazzo, Sicily. This role allowed me to further enrich my knowledge and passion for teaching. Currently, I teach Maths and Science in the primary school for Year 5 and 6, as well as Science in the Middle School.
Outside of the classroom, I am a proud mother to my daughter. In my free time, I enjoy immersing myself in literature and exploring the breathtaking corners of Italy.
I am dedicated to fostering a love for learning, scientific inquiry, and environmental awareness in my students. Through engaging lessons and hands-on experiences, I aim to inspire the next generation to become responsible global citizens who are conscious of the importance of our oceans and the sustainable development of our world.
Hello, I’m Ms. Emma, and I am delighted to be a Year 4 teacher at Benedetto XV International School. Originally from North Carolina in the United States, I bring a passion for education and a diverse background to my classroom.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and French, which has provided me with a strong foundation in teaching and language instruction. After completing my degree, I embarked on a journey that led me to Paris, where I spent several years teaching English as a second language. This experience allowed me to expand my teaching skills and gain valuable insights into language acquisition.
In 2019, I made the exciting decision to move to Italy, where I continued my teaching career while immersing myself in the Italian language and culture. It has been a rewarding experience to learn alongside my students and contribute to their educational journey.
From a young age, I had a dream of making a positive impact on children’s lives, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be living that dream. Every day, I strive to create a nurturing and engaging learning environment where my students can grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
Beyond the classroom, I have a passion for exploring new foods, as well as staying active through activities like swimming. Reading is also a cherished hobby of mine, and I often encourage my students to develop a love for books and storytelling.
Being part of Benedetto XV International School allows me to combine my love for teaching, languages, and cultural experiences. It is a privilege to guide and inspire the next generation of learners, and I am dedicated to fostering their curiosity, creativity, and love for lifelong learning.