| MA in Education (Equality and Diversity), BA Hons, Dip SpLD | Board Director SENIA-Switzerland
Stephanie holds a master’s degree in equality and diversity alongside postgraduate research studies into ADHD in both children and adolescents and she is is currently studying for a MSc in education for sustainable development and she has a particular interest in competence-based education systems. Stephanie has almost 20 years’ experience in inclusive education and SEND, formally a children’s social worker in the UK, she has lived in Switzerland for over 16 years and has been responsible for the development of many of the regional international schools, public education and private systems special educational needs and inclusive practices. Stephanie is highly passionate about inclusion/SEND, health and wellbeing.
Stephanie loves the outdoors and is often in the Swiss mountains hiking and camping in her campervan. She is married with two grown up children and recently became a grandma.
BSc in Psychology
SENIA Switzerland- Local School and Parent Representative
Kate has over 10 years’ experience in teaching Psychology in international schools in Suisse Romande and has been a teacher of English as a Foreign Language for 18 years.
Kate has lived in Switzerland for over 18 years and is married with two sons. Her professional interest in Special Educational Needs became personal as a result of her younger son being diagnosed with ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. Kate has learnt to navigate the local school and healthcare systems to ensure that her son is supported throughout his schooling. This has now led to personal experience of local occupational therapists and language therapists.
Kate is passionate about mental health and wellbeing and in her spare time, can be found walking her two very energetic dogs.
Masters of Special Education, C.U.N.Y (USA)
Learning Support Coordinator at International School of Geneva
SENIA Switzerland- International School Teacher Representative
Alexandra is a bi-national (France and the United States). While she spent her childhood in France, she spent latter years in the United States. She started her career in Special Education delivering early intervention to three-year-olds with delayed development in New York City, prompting her to enroll in a Master’s Programme in Special Education. After completing her Master’s degree in Special Education at the City University of New York, Alexandra moved to London teaching students with learning difficulties at the American School of London. During this time, Alexandra joined forces with two colleagues-turned-friends to support early education in Eastern Sri Lanka which had suffered the most following the 2004 Tsunami. After two years in London, she permanently moved to France on the border of Switzerland where Alexandra has been teaching at the International School of Geneva since 2007. A lover of nature and open spaces, she enjoys her free time with her partner and son exploring the mountains or enjoying water activities. Alexandra also loves traveling and is patiently waiting for the opportunity to return to Sri Lanka and experience new parts of the world again.