Who We Are

Noreen -Director IscatDirector - Noreen Loughman:
Noreen has 28 years international school experience in Spain, the Netherlands and Switzerland. She holds a Masters Degree from the United Kingdom in Primary Education, specifically in curriculum design and developmental psychology.

"My values as an educator are centred around a social constructivist model in which students are continually building their own understanding based on their previous experiences and prior knowledge. My experience as a teacher and administrator, together with the extensive studies and research projects which I have undertaken throughout my career, have shaped this approach."


TEACHING STAFF

  • Petra Stehle Petra Stehle
  • Lindsey Leonard Lindsey Leonard
  • Jasmine Green Jasmine Green
  • Andrea Stylianou Andrea Stylianou
  • Emma Montgomery Emma Montgomery
  • Dawn Fraser Dawn Fraser
  • Nikesh Pandya Nikesh Pandya
  • Hannah Robinson Richard Skrein
  • Warren Quinton Warren Quinton
  • David Wood David Wood
  • Roxanne Smee Roxanne Smee
  • Nicholas Clark
    Nicholas Clark
  • Ruby Frith
    Ruby Frith
  • Edward Cousland
    Edward Cousland
  • Meritxell Puig Meritxell Puig
  • Anna Font Anna Font
  • Judith Costa Judith Costa
  • Karla Rivas Karla Rivas
  • Laura García Laura García
  • Xavier Maroñas Xavier Maroñas
  • Tim Stewart Tim Stewart
  • Richard Skrein Richard Skrein
  • Cristina Puigdollers Cristina Puigdollers
  • Isaura DuranIsaura Duran
  • Judit SánchezJudit Sánchez
Petra Stehle is our Nursery & Reception teacher and Early Years co-ordinator. She is of American/German nationality and is a qualified Early Years practitioner with a degree from the University of Montana. In following the Early Years Foundation Stage programme, Petra uses a range of play and game-based strategies to motivate and challenge her students.
Lindsey Leonard works as classroom assistant in Nursery & Reception at ISCAT. She studied Human Geography (BA Hons) at Leeds University and worked for many years in the Financial Services industry until she decided to fulfill her ambition to become a teacher. She is TEFL certified and has ample experience working with young children. Lindsey speaks some Spanish and Catalan.
Jasmine Green is the class teacher for Year 1. She graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Parasitology, (a biological science discipline) and from Strathclyde University with a PGCE in Primary Teaching. In addition to her experience working as a teacher in Scotland, Jasmine is also qualified to teach English as a foreign language and has gained experience in both France and South Korea. Jasmine is an advocate of collaborative and active learning approaches, which encourage children to apply their learning and problem solving skills in new contexts. She is also passionate about including children in decisions regarding their learning experiences and embeds the understanding of the UNCRC, Rights of the Child within her classroom practice. In addition, Jasmine speaks fluent French and will deliver French lessons for Years 2 & 3.
Andrea Stylianou is Head of Primary and class teacher for Year 2. Andrea embarked on her academic career by completing a law degree in London, but on discovering her true vocation went on to complete her teacher training. Andrea has taught both Early Years and Key Stage 2 in London and Year 5/6 and Year 4 at ISCAT. She enjoys using creative teaching methods to engage and motivate students in their learning. In addition, Andrea is a Drama specialist, and will also be teaching some drama in Secondary this school year. In 2013 Andrea ran the London marathon to raise money for CRISIS and has spent time volunteering in homeless shelters.
Emma Montgomery is class teacher for Year 3 and as a trained Forest School Practitioner, Emma leads the 'Forest School' pedagogy across the school. She comes from Liverpool, northern England, where she worked as Year 4 class teacher and Art Curriculum leader. Emma has an Honours Degree in Primary Education, with Sports Studies, from Liverpool Hope University. Prior to this, she trained as a professional dancer/dance teacher at Merseyside Dance and Drama College. Emma is currently on maternity leave and is being replaced temporarily in Year 3 by Aarti Pandya.
Dawn Fraser is currently the Year 4 class teacher at ISCAT. She gained a BEd Honours degree in Primary Teaching and has been teaching now for 7 years having moved from Scotland to Barcelona three years ago. Dawn enjoys teaching through a creative and active learning approach and believes in teaching children the importance of global citizenship, reinforced by her experience working in Nepal. She is also a trained dance teacher. Dawn is the Science co-ordinator for Primary and is also a member of the Rights Respecting Steering Group.
Nikesh Pandya is Assistant Director at ISCAT and Year 5 class tutor. In addition to his teaching qualification, Nikesh is a law graduate from London and brings to our school a teaching style based on philosophical problem solving, positive values and motivation. Nikesh is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing football, tennis and golf. In 2008 he successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a local blind school in his hometown of Wembley, London. Nikesh leads the Unicef ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ initiative at ISCAT and carries this through to Secondary by teaching Citizenship to Years 7, 8 and 9.
Hannah Robinson is from Somerset in the southwest of England. She graduated from the University of Worcester with a BA(QTS) degree in Primary Education. Hannah worked in a state school in Somerset before moving to South Korea, where she taught for two years in an international school. Hannah is a creative teacher and truly believes in the importance of helping children develop the attitude and mindset to ensure they reach their full potential.
Warren Quinton is an English specialist with both British and international school experience. Warren holds a BA and a postgraduate teaching qualification in English. After a year working in the UK, he moved to Peru, where he worked for four years at an international school in Lima. He moved to Barcelona in September 2015 to study for his master's degree in International Relations and is delighted to have the opportunity to work at ISCAT. He coordinates the English curriculum in the Secondary school as well as leading the after-school Debating Society. Warren (with his experience in international relations) will now lead the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools initiative in the Secondary school.
David Wood is a dual qualified teacher of Mathematics and Science. He graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. David has gained a wealth of experience in the 7 years he has been teaching in Scotland and in Spain. David moved to Barcelona 3 years ago. He has a passion for developing life skills in his students, as well as the knowledge required in contexts beyond school. David encourages pupils to be creative and uses a range of technology to inspire and engage his students. David will also be running Junior Football as an after-school activity this year.
Roxanne Smee is a specialist in Humanities (Geography and History). She has a postgraduate degree in Secondary Education from the Institute of Education and taught Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 in a large London school prior to moving to Barcelona. Roxanne is particularly interested in international development and sustainability. Roxanne is deputy head at ISCAT Secondary and offers Art and Craft as an after-school activity for our senior students.
Nicholas Clark is the Head of Secondary at ISCAT and a specialist in Science. On completion of his teacher training in Bath in 2009, Nick worked as a Science teacher and curriculum co-ordinator in London. He uses innovative methodology in all his classes, with a focus on student independence. Nick is also leading both Breakdance and Rock Band as after-school activities.
Ruby Frithis a specialist in Humanities and Social Sciences. She graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Ancient History and Sociology. After completing Citizenship teacher training at London Metropolitan University Ruby taught Psychology and Sociology in Key Stages 4 and 5 in Kent for two years. Prior to moving to Barcelona she taught English in Galicia and Andalusia. Ruby is passionate about engaging young people in the world around them through active and reflective teaching and learning.
Ed Cousland is an Art and Design and Photography specialist. He is a practicing artist specialising in oil painting on canvas and watercolour on paper. Ed completed his Art degree at Middlesex University in 2008, achieved his Qualified Teacher Status in Secondary Art and Design in 2013 and has taught in London schools for 4 years. Ed has had his work exhibited in London galleries and is planning a Barcelona exhibition in the near future. Ed aims to guide and encourage his future students in channeling the ‘inner artist’ in order to create thought-provoking and high-quality pieces of art, worthy of gallery standards.
Meritxell Puig teaches Catalan and Spanish in Early Years and Key Stage 1. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Vic and a Masters Degree in Inclusive Education. She has teaching experience in Primary Schools, both in Catalonia and in the United States. She is also qualified as a teacher of Emotional Education.
Anna Font teaches Catalan and Spanish in Key Stage 2. She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Girona and a Masters Degree in Environmental Science. Anna is passionate about the teaching of Science and incorporates this in a transdisciplinary fashion in her language teaching. Anna has also worked and taught in Plymouth, England and in Sydney, Australia.
Judith Costa teaches Catalan in Secondary at ISCAT. Judith has a degree in Catalan studies from the University of Girona and has more than ten years experience teaching Catalan Language and Literature in both Primary and Secondary.
Karla Rivas teaches Spanish and French to our Secondary students and also French in KS2. She is a Secondary Modern Foreign Languages teacher (MFL) and she holds a degree in Translation and Interpreting, a Masters degree in Teacher Training and QTS. Before moving to Barcelona, Karla was working in the United Kingdom in an International School. She has experience teaching Spanish and French in KS2, KS3, GCSE, Spanish IGCSE, A-levels and IB Diploma.
Laura García teaches music at ISCAT. She has a degree in Language Pedagogy and in Musical Education from the Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo, Valencia. She has completed musical composition training courses in Barcelona and Valencia. In addition, Laura has worked as a musical language teacher, has taught piano and has conducted choirs in different schools in the Valencia region. She currently also works at the Escola Municipal de Música de Llinars, the Escola de Música Amics de la Unió and teaches after-school music at Escola Cervetó. Moreover, she is an active member of Cambre Choir in Granollers and will lead the ISCAT choir. 
Xavier Maroñas has a PhD in Computer Science from the “Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya”. As a professor at the university and as part of his career path, he has used his extensive experience to introduce younger students to the digital world. He is the ICT teacher at ISCAT, where he teaches students with motivation and great vocation, transmitting his passion for computer science to new generations. 
Tim Stewart teaches P.E. at ISCAT across both the Primary and Secondary school. He is qualified in Sports Science by the INEFC in Barcelona from the University of Barcelona, and followed this up with a Masters degree in Primary, Secondary and FP training (specialising in Physical Education) from the University of Vic. With more than 10 years experience, Tim has himself participated in many regional and international competitions, achieving awards such as Catalan champion. He has worked as an athletics trainer for two years, training with a visually impaired athlete for competition. They have participated together in several championships worldwide and have been selected to compete at the para-Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
Richard Skrein comes from London but has lived in Catalunya for some years now. A Sociology graduate with a PGCE in Primary Education from the University of Nottingham, he is a passionate believer and an enthusiastic advocate of outdoor education in building self-esteem and empowering students. Richard is a trained Forest School practitioner and works with Emma Montgomery on the ISCAT Forest Schools program.
Cristina Puigdollers holds a degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the Universitat Ramon Llull and has professional experience in Catalonia and the United States. Cristina leads the Special Educational Needs department at ISCAT, offering support to students who face learning challenges in one or more areas, always with emphasis on the inclusion of all students and their emotional needs. Cristina is also accredited to teach Emotional Education as a subject within the learning programme and has pioneered this initiative at ISCAT.
Isaura Duran has a degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona. She specialises in Educational Psychology and in Child and Youth Psychology. Isaura attends ISCAT weekly working in co-ordination with the Special Needs Department, supporting teachers and families, and offering individual students support as necessary.
Judit Sanchez teaches Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL) at ISCAT and she has been with the school for two years. She holds a degree in Primary Education and Special Educational Needs from the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona). She has also worked in local schools and participated in local projects related to Special Needs and Inclusion.
ANCILLARY STAFF
Sara Fernández - Administration IscatSara Fernández has a degree in Business Studies from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, having specialised in Business Administration and Management. Sara has worked in company administration since completing her studies and has been a member of the ISCAT team since 2013.
Agustín PoncelAgustín Porcel  is concierge and head of maintenance at ISCAT and joined the school in 2010. Agustin's wide range of practical talents and frequent willingness to try to be in two places at once make him a central figure in the day-to-day life of the school.
Clara RodríguezClara Rodríguez kitchen manager for Early Years and Key Stage 1 students. Throughout the school day Clara is in close contact with both the administration and the teaching staff for all food-related issues. Clara also co-ordinates and leads the After-School Care service, designing and delivering a range of stimulating and age-appropriate activities, Monday to Thursday from 16:00 to 18:00.
Vanessa GarridoVanessa Garrido  is kitchen and cafeteria manager for the Xavier Calls building, where all Key Stage 2 and Secondary students have lunch daily. Throughout the school day Vanessa liaises with both the school administration and the teaching staff. Vanessa is also housekeeper for the Xavier Calls building.
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