Staff Profile

Our highly qualified and multinational staff have taught in over 20 countries and bring an impressive range of qualifications and experience to ISZN, whilst also speaking more than a dozen different languages between them. Although they possess a wealth of educational experience, as lifelong learners, all staff regularly review current educational theory and practice both by distance learning and through training courses.

In addition to our full-time teaching staff, we also employ a substantial support staff of learning assistants, office staff, drivers, cleaners and caterers, each of whom plays a vital role as part of the ISZN team.

School Management

Daniel Sarbach

Daniel Sarbach


As Director of the School, Daniel Sarbach holds an MBA as well as an Executive Master of CCI. Daniel Sarbach was honored with the “TOYP” (The Outstanding Young Person) Award for his great commitment. He has also been awarded the honorary “Swiss Militia Prize”, donated by the world’s largest Insurance (Swiss RE). Daniel Sarbach, the founder of the International School Zurich North, has a profound understanding of the education industry. Daniel has a solution to every challenge, be it little or great.

Andreas Kaufmann

Andreas Kaufmann

Deputy Director, Head of Secondary

Andreas Kaufmann is an experienced Education Manager and Principal, who has taught as a subject teacher at KV (Commercial School / Association) level for 7 years and spent time as a Director and Consultant. A lifelong learner, he has continued to build upon the foundation of his NPO (Non-Profit Organization) Management Degree granted by the University of Freiburg and has since successfully completed his Master’s degree in Education Management at the ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) as well as the CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) in Change Management, Organization Development and Consulting. Furthermore, he has experience in Higher Management Education with a degree in Adult Education, and as a Company Instructor is able to train social educators.

Karin Sarbach

Dr. Karin Sarbach

Head of School

Dr. Karin Sarbach is both the Pedagogical Director and a trained medical doctor and her time is divided between the school and her shared medical practice. Her skills as a mother, humanitarian and doctor, as well as her essential knowledge of the school from its conception to the present, are vital to its running and success.

Jane Hollands

Jane Hollands

Head of Primary

Jane Hollands has been teaching internationally since 1992 and has particular experience with the IB Primary Years Programme, although she has taught a wide variety of subjects and year levels over the years. A part of ISZN since 2010, she is currently the Head of Primary where she is an invaluable part of the fabric of the school, leading by example and regularly shouldering tasks beyond her core role. Under her care, ISZN Primary has thrived and continues to be a haven of excellence for both students and their families.

Judith Silhavy

Head of Administration

Judith Silhavy is the Head of Administration at ISZN and ensures the smooth running of both the Primary and Secondary facilities, whilst also providing support for staff, parents and visitors. She graduated from hotel management school in Austria and has worked within various departments of the hotel business, until she joined the ISZN family.


Wendy Share
Joan Bouvard
Ingrid Willemse
Anna Bernadas
Rebecca Balshaw
Lars Vignaes
Elizabeth Walters
Dermot Kelly
Leif Sjöberg
Edgar Fontes
Claire Lilywhite
Cecile Meintjes
Myriam Spichtig
Juanita Bromley
Sandrine Guerin
hannah Raines
Ayeisha Darvas
Annika Belgrano
Achour Ezzarti
Amanda Wong
Anne Hillienhoff
Busra Kalayci
Juan Mejia
Kathy dal Corso
Katja Simmangk
Vicky Waldmeier
Isabel Hickford


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