Leadership Team

Johanna Karen Urquhart

Johanna Urquhart | Principal

As the only fully authorised International Baccalaureate continuum school in the area, we endeavour to be an exemplar IB World School, implementing their programmes exactly as they were intended, with education being driven by an inquiry-based and highly experiential, collaborative and caring approach. We live and breathe our H.E.A.R.T. Core Values on a daily basis and are forever breaking the boundaries of the traditional classroom thanks, above all, to a team of highly skilled, dynamic and committed professionals. Our educational model aims to prepare our students for success at school and in their future, shaping learners who are Happy, Experiential, Ambitious, Respectful and Thoughtful.

Taylor Becky

Becky Taylor | Head of Primary

Our experienced staff from a variety of backgrounds and experiences provide a stimulating and challenging international learning environment for our primary students, building on their previous knowledge and taking them forward on their learning journey. Collaboration is a key aspect in the success of our learning community, where the relationship with families, students and teachers is nurtured and valued. We take advantage of our dynamic learning environment as well as the community and resources around us to enhance and deepen our students’ learning experiences and encourage them to wonder and question the world around them, constantly making connections between their learning at school and their life experiences. As IB students, children learn to acquire information from a range of sources and approach their learning with specifically developed skills that help them to become life-long learners. As IB teachers, we too continue on our learning journey as we adapt and develop our skills and approaches to teaching to the needs of our students and our circumstances in our ever-changing world.

D'Inca Gaelle

Gaëlle D'Inca |  Head of Secondary 

I am delighted to welcome you to the Secondary School of the International School of Monza, a purposeful and caring learning community where multiculturalism is promoted as an important value that enables students and staff to increase their intercultural understanding and international-mindedness. Our passionate teachers ensure they meet the needs of MYP and DP students through personalised learning, and constantly encourage them to strive to reach their potential. The IB Approaches to Learning enable students to be fully equipped with the lifelong learning skills required to become effective 21st-century learners and successful leaders who are empowered to be positive drivers of change in the world. We not only pride ourselves on excellent IB examination results but also on having students who are happy to come to school and consider IS Monza as their “second home”.

Mole Vicki

Vicki Mole | Head of Learning Innovation & IB MYP Coordinator

Continuous reflection and research into the very latest fields within education, empower our teachers and students to practically apply innovative knowledge and skills, remaining forever curious in our learning experiences and ready to adapt to change.

The MYP offers a highly challenging and future-focused education rooted in inquiry based learning. The teaching team at ISMonza bring their classrooms to life by providing exciting concept-driven experiences where students must solve problems that are relevant to the world today. The curriculum is extremely rigorous and develops lifelong skills that are critical for success beyond school years. In particular, the digital eAssessments and IB project experiences give students the opportunities to develop as well-rounded, mature and responsible citizens of the world.

Cavasassi Anna

Anna Cavasassi | Reggio-Inspired Early Years Coordinator

Our learning journey starts with a rich, safe and stimulating environment that reflects the image of the child. In line with the Reggio-Inspired approach we consider the child as relational, competent, curious and subject to rights. Every day we strive to encourage and support our children’s natural right to social interaction and to promote a culture of playful learning where elements of choice, respect, wonder, beauty and delight are carefully composed in order to help our young learners blossom at their own pace.

Bennett Stacey

Stacey Bennett | IB PYP Coordinator

Here at IS Monza our children truly enjoy their learning and it is our aim to help them to develop a life-long love of learning. The delight on their faces as they walk into school every day is tangible as their teachers create environments and activities which arouse their curiosity and deepen their knowledge and understanding. Our students’ commitment to developing their Approaches to Learning ensures that they are equipped for academic life throughout school and beyond. Just like their teachers, they become reflective practitioners as they self-assess, supporting metacognition and allowing them to become successful, self-adjusting learners. An inclusive approach underpins all our planning so that any barriers which may exist are removed. The social, emotional and physical well-being of our students is also of paramount importance.

Giovannini Michela

Michela Giovannini | IB DP Coordinator

In the DP, our students become knowledgeable, confident and successful life-long learners who achieve high standards and results, enabling them to join top-ranking universities across a wide range of countries and subject areas. Well-being is at the heart of the DP, alongside the social and emotional development of the students, whose needs are constantly met through differentiated and personalised teaching based on inquiry. Our students feel valued and appreciated as they grow in an inclusive, safe and caring environment where respect and international-mindedness are promoted by a team of experienced and committed teachers.