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

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Headmaster

A regular speaker at educational conferences and contributor to the national media on issues relating to schooling and teenage behaviour, Jonathan possesses extensive experience across a range of educational sectors, having worked in state, international and independent education.

He arrives in Switzerland after five years as Head of Cognita’s North Bridge House school in Canonbury, London. During his tenure the school secured an ‘Outstanding’ inspection judgement, besides delivering exceptional academic outcomes at GCSE and A-Level. Prior to taking up his post at North Bridge House, Jonathan was the inaugural Head of one of Dulwich College’s five schools in China. Alongside his BA in Politics and History, Jonathan also holds a Masters qualification in Educational Leadership. He is married to Rachel, an academic publisher, with whom he has a young daughter named Sophia.

Judith Silhavy

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.

Sandra Price

Head of Secondary

With nearly twenty years’ experience as a high school teacher, Sandra brings a wealth of experience as both an educator and a leader to her role as Head of Secondary and History teacher at ISZN. She believes that learning should be celebrated and enjoyed, expectations should be set high, and that students should be supported as they strive to attain excellence in all aspects of their lives. She is also particularly passionate about ensuring student wellbeing, believing that it is from a strong foundation of ‘wellness’ that all other success will spring. Sandra graduated Magna Cum Laude from Midlands Christian Teachers College in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She has taught English Literature and History in both South Africa and Hong Kong before moving to Switzerland.




NEWS

Welcome to our new Headmaster
Welcome to our new Headmaster
Our new Headmaster, Jonathan Taylor, is delighted...
READ MORE 
We’ve joined the global Cognita family
We’ve joined the global Cognita family
We are delighted to announce that we have joined...
READ MORE 
Secondary Science Fair
Secondary Science Fair
On the 25th of June, our Secondary school will be...
READ MORE 
Lenzburg Castle Shakespeare Performance
Lenzburg Castle Shakespeare Performance
Our Secondary students have the opportunity to...
READ MORE 
School Communications – Important Update
School Communications – Important Update
Dear Parents We know that at times letters...
READ MORE 
Coping with Examination Stress
Coping with Examination Stress
Examination time can often be a period of immense...
READ MORE 
Farewell to Mr. Kaufmann
Farewell to Mr. Kaufmann
Dear ISZN Community I am writing this letter...
READ MORE 
New Banners
New Banners
Coming soon: The ISZN celebrates its 20th...
READ MORE 
With four trees into the 20th anniversary year
With four trees into the 20th anniversary year
This newspaper article appeared in the Anzeiger...
READ MORE 
January 2019 IGCSE, AS and A-Level Results
January 2019 IGCSE, AS and A-Level Results
ISZN Secondary is once more extremely proud of...
READ MORE 
20 Years ISZN
20 Years ISZN
This year ISZN celebrates its 20th anniversary...
READ MORE 

 Images

go to gallery

Video

go to link