Mij name is Michiel Strengers and I started as a caretaker at the Satellite campus.
I worked many years in education as a music teacher and 20 years as a principal in a variety of primary schools, from special needs education to Montessori. The last 11 years of my career, I worked in a public school in the Schilderwijk in the Hague. You could say, that was an international school too, with about 40 nationalities, all (and only) children with a migration backgroud, mainly Turkish an Moroccan. It was quite a challenge and I loved it.
One of my tasks at the Satellite campus is surveillance in corridors when groups move to other classrooms, especially to classrooms in the Stanislas part of the building. Surveillance is also a task during breaks. Besides this task, I do the usual caretaker things and I am the point of contact for students at the Satellite building.
My name is Bowie Nuhn and I’m eighteen years old. I’m a first-year student at The Hague University and I work at ISD for a few months now. I’m the supervisor on the new location of ISD, Krakeel, and my job is to help the students when necessary.
In my spare time, I really like playing sports, but swimming is definitely my favourite sport. I’m also a lifeguard at the beach since last year, where I work as a volunteer. Besides sports, I also like playing online videogames with my friends and reading books.
Hopefully, I’ll travel around the world and experience a lot of the other cultures in the world, so I can grow as a person!
My name is Clémentine Socroun. I was born and raised in France yet the majority of my family lives in Canada where I used to spend a lot of time. I am from a cosmopolite family that taught me to love discovering, traveling and diversity. I am learning Dutch and Swahili too. I believe that the more languages you speak the wider your vision on the world gets. I have always been passionate about languages so I studied linguistics in my Bachelor's back in France. My passion took me further where I completed my Master's at Leiden University specializing in African languages. During my studies, I focused on the structure of languages which is very helpful when it comes to teaching my native language.
It is a real opportunity and pleasure for me to start my career as a French Teacher at the ISD and to work in such a motivating, stimulating and benevolent environment. I am very excited to meet you all and to help your children grow as French speakers but also as individuals in our society. I have always been driven by teaching and transmitting knowledge. During my Bachelor's, my minor was in Education. I have always worked with children, and I think it is very important to create a connection with them and build trust between us.
When I am not teaching or preparing my classes, I will be spending time with my friends and/or with my dog. My hobbies are dancing, reading books, doing yoga and playing video games.