Una pasión por la enseñanza y el aprendizaje

Une passion pour l'enseignement et l'apprentissage

ISB teachers are passionate, experienced educators who are open-minded and deeply invested in their work. They are dedicated to implementing the use of culturally authentic and diverse resources to create open dialogue and thought-provoking learning environments for their students in order to continuously expand their thinking in a global context. ISB's faculty members reflect the school’s mission: they are adventurers, innovators, and caring communicators who strive to instill in all students a passion and love for learning.

ISB Teachers Are:


  • Native speakers in their language of instruction
  • From diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Enthusiastic lifelong learners themselves
  • Reflective on their own approaches to teaching
  • Committed to their development as educators and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Active and avid followers of current local and global educational trends

Khaalid Allen, English Individuals & Societies Teacher, English Language Arts Support
Emily Auchincloss, 3rd Grade English & 5th Grade English Teacher
Alda Arazi, French Visual Arts Teacher (4th Grade to 8th Grade)
Ayomide Balogun, School Aide
Emilie Berger, French Language Acquisition Teacher, French Language Support, Language Acquisition Teacher Department Head
Emily Beringhaus, English Language & Literature Teacher, Language & Literature Department Head

Elizabeth Boyd, Kindergarten English Head Teacher, Science Teacher (Kindergarten- 5th Grade)
Carolina Bermudez, Spanish Visual Arts Teacher
Jacy Bispo, Spanish 1st Grade Associate Teacher
Emilie Catinot, French 5th Grade Teacher, French Language Support
Lucidania Cruz Abreu, Spanish Pre-K 3 Co-Teacher
Rebeca Conget, Spanish 3rd Grade Teacher
Melanie Cozzi, Music Teacher (Pre-K 3 to 4th Grade)
Brenna DiCola, Mathematics Teacher and Department Head, Math Coordinator
Maria Falgoust, Head Librarian
Guillaume Fructus, French Pre-K 4 Associate Teacher
Laetitia Gabriel-Caldwell, Interim Assistant Director of Lower School (One Year Position) and French Language Coordinator
Ramatha Gbedeko, French Kindergarten Head Teacher
Leticia Gonzalez, Spanish Pre-K 4 Head Teacher
Yaritza Gonzalez, Spanish Pre-K 3 Classroom Aide
Abdoulaye Guendeba, French Pre-K 3 Aide and After School Instructor
Hined Haida, Spanish Individuals & Societies Teacher and Individuals & Societies Department Head, Spanish Language Support
Dr. Elizabeth Helbraun, School Psychologist
Karuna Hernandez, Spanish 5th Grade Teacher, Spanish Language Coordinator, Spanish Language Support
Elisa Hevia, Spanish Pre-K 4 Associate Teacher
Xavier Huc, Physical & Health Education Teacher, Physical & Health Education Department Head
Justin Indovina, Music & Performing Arts Teacher, Performing Arts Department Head
Lily Infante, Middle School Counselor and High School Placement Coordinator
Amanda Iturbe, Learning Specialist (4th & 5th Grade) & MS Learning Support Teacher
Carol Leung, Learning Specialist (Kindergarten to 3rd Grade)
Rosalia LoBue, Spanish Kindergarten Head Teacher
Selena Lynn, 1st Grade English Head Teacher, PYP Coordinator
Ayesha Mahomed, English 2nd Grade Teacher, English Language Learner Support and Academic Support
Jimmy Martinez, Physical & Health Education Teacher
Sabrina Maquet, French 1st Grade Head Teacher
Ryan McKeown, Math Teacher
Itzel Mendoza, Interim Assistant Director of Preschool, Spanish Pre-K 3 Co-teacher, Learning Support Coordinator
Bernard Mithieux, French 3rd Grade Teacher
Nuria Montero-Santos, Spanish Language & Literature Teacher
Christine Laurore, French 2nd Grade Associate Teacher

Malique Lee Moore, French Kindergarten Associate Teacher
Ashley Odlum, Mathematics and Science Teacher
Neva Palacio, Spanish Kindergarten Associate Teacher
Oscar Pau, Spanish Language & Literature Teacher, Language Acquisition Teacher
Perrine Pradel, French Pre-K 3 Head Teacher
Anne-Marie Raboud, French 1st Grade Associate Teacher
Kimesha Reid-Grant, Science Teacher and Department Head
Mariane Riad, French Pre-K 4 Head Teacher
Amy Ribakove, Librarian
Guillaume Roper-Sirvent, Middle School French Language and Literature Teacher, French Individuals and Societies Teacher
Cristian Saez, Spanish 2nd Grade Associate Teacher
Muriel Stallworth, French Visual Arts (Pre-K 3 to 3rd Grade)
Jayne Sugg, 3rd Grade English & 4th Grade English Teacher
Marianne Algret Tober, Middle School French Language and Literature Teacher,  French Individuals and Societies Teacher
Lara Vallance, French Pre-K 3 Associate Teacher
Christina Wellington, Spanish 1st Grade Head Teacher
Cynthia Walkes, School Aide and After School Instructor
April Yuen, 5th Grade English Teacher, English Language Coordinator
Rosa Zarama, Spanish Pre-K 4 Classroom Aide, After School Instructor

Statement of Non-Discrimination International School of Brooklyn admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Faculty & Staff IB Learner Profiles

Attributes of the learner profile are found all throughout ISB. ISB uses the IB learner profile to center students’ learning. The IB learner profile is a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go hand in hand with academic success. The attributes of the learner profile encompass intellectual, personal, emotional, and social growth. The development and demonstration of these attributes are foundational to students becoming internationally-minded, active, and caring community members who respect themselves, others, and the world around them.

“Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps” by Brenna DiCola, ISB Math Teacher

Since graduating from Swarthmore College, Brenna has worked with students in grades K-8 at private schools around Philadelphia, in Lawrence, KS, and in Madrid. She has taught everything from English and Social Studies to Science and Technology, but her passion is Math Education. This past summer, Brenna moved to New York and found a home at ISB, where she currently teaches 6th and 7th Grade Math and serves as Head of the Middle School Math Department. In 2015, Brenna took a five-month hiatus from the classroom to hike the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189.2-mile trek through fourteen states. During ISB's 2020 Pecha Kucha Evening in early March, Brenna shared about her journey and the many lessons she learned along the way in her presentation: “Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps."

Staff Spotlight: Kristen Moreland

Kristen Moreland joined ISB in Fall 2018 as the Enrichment and Summer Programs Coordinator. Did you know that she speaks more than four languages? I sat down with Kristen to learn more about her personal experience with language immersion and her passion for cross-cultural education.