Primary Teachers


My name is Mr. David and I am from North Carolina in the United States. I hold dual Master’s degrees in Teaching and Exercise Science, and am a certified TEFL Educator. I am a licensed Kindergarten through Grade 6 elementary teacher. I have taught at schools in the U.S., the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Europe and first moved to Italy in 2016. I am the father of three university aged children and in my free time I enjoy running, hiking and cooking.


My name is Ms. Alessandra and I am the primary school Italian language teacher. I obtained my master’s degree in European and American foreign languages and literature with a thesis on the French poet Max Jacob. I studied and lived in France; first in Paris and then in Lille where I worked as an Italian language lecturer at the University of Lille III Charles de Gaulle. During my university studies, I took several exams in Italian linguistics and glottology aimed at teaching Italian in primary school. Among my greatest passions is travel and certainly the love of reading, especially children’s literature and picture books.


I am Ms. Lori and I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I moved to Italy in 2002 to begin my university studies in Languages and Literature. I am a qualified ESL teacher and Cambridge ESOL examiner and I have been teaching English as a second language since 2006. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking and outdoor activities.


Hi! My name is Nooshin and I’m Persian. I’ve been a teacher here in Italy since 2013 and I absolutely love my job. I graduated in both English Literature and Interior Design and I have a Master’s degree in Journalism. I am Celta Certified as well. I love drawing, playing the piano and tennis is my favourite sport. I worked as an architect for a few years but I know for sure that teaching children is what satisfies me the most. I have worked with several schools in Rome both as an English and CLIL teacher. I have also worked with Language Institutes as an English teacher. I am currently teaching 3rd grade elementary and I teach Maths, Science and Art in 5th elementary.


Hi, my name is Ruth and I’m from the tiny country of Northern Ireland in the U.K. I have an Honours degree in Primary Education and I am an experienced primary school teacher. I love seeing children make discoveries and connections when learning and I enjoy helping children progress in reading. I’m excited to join the team at Benedetto XV teaching in Year 3. I have three young kids and I enjoy reading and traveling and watching movies.


I was born in Italy but spent most of my childhood and adolescence in Grenoble in the Rhône-Alpes region in France, later continuing my education in Italy. I studied and received my Bachelor’s and Master ‘s degrees in Modern Languages for International Communication and Cooperation with honours from Roma Tre University with specialization in French and Arabic. I won a scholarship to study French and Arabic linguistic translation in the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland. I subtitled many short films from Italian to French for “Les rencontres du cinéma Italien à Grenoble et en Isère” organised by Dolce Cinema Association. I also worked for the childcare division of the European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN) where I taught Italian and English to French mother-tongue students. I taught English language in ITAP Europa Unita for 2 years and now I am here at Benedetto XV International School. I teach Italian and French to Middle School students, Geography in Year 4 and Italian in Year 6.