My name is Sabrina, I am Dutch, however being raised mostly abroad, my mother tongue is English. I will be your new ISD Administrative Assistant in the Secondary Office. I'm so looking forward to meeting you all on your way to and from classes. Throughout my life I have had the great pleasure to live and work between Europe, the US and the Middle East. My husband and I share two beautiful daughters, who have left their nests and are enjoying their studies near and far. Prior to working here, I spent 10 fun years working at the ISH, in their Primary Office. I am thrilled to have been chosen to be part of the ISD, and to be surrounded by different cultures, nationalities and most important, colleagues with similar backgrounds. When I am not behind my desk, you will usually find me enjoying the outdoors, trying to improve my cooking skills or giving yoga sessions.
My name is Elena Battistuzzi, I am half Italian and half Dutch. I grew up in the Netherlands, celebrating both cultures. I just joined the Dutch Department as a trained and certified NT2 teacher, teaching MYP 2 and MYP 4 capable students. Last year I taught MYP students at the International School of the Hague and I also teach Dutch as a second language at different language schools in and around The Hague. Previously I have lived in different countries in the world, where our kids frequented IB-schools. I live in the Hague now with my husband and our naughty but adorable dog. Our kids are both studying at the UVA in Amsterdam. As a family we love traveling, playing tennis and discovering different foods. I hope that my passionate teaching style and love for languages, especially Dutch, will inspire our ISD students in being confident in using their Dutch in daily life.