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LIS Leadership Team
Our School Director, Dylan Hughes, often referred to by students and parents as ‘Mr. Dylan’, believes student voice is integral to our school culture and community. Despite the numerous demands and responsibilities of a Director’s role, engaging with students keeps him focused on the things that matter most.
SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Grant Rogers joined LIS in 2018, after serving in leadership and teaching roles in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Monaco. He is shown here conversing with Secondary students about designing wall art and reading to Primary students during Family Reading Night.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Chris Boreham is originally from South Australia and joined LIS in 2015. He was a teacher and school leader in both Australia and Thailand before moving to Luanda. He is the father of two, with both of his adult children having participated in, and completed, the IB PYP, MYP, and DP programmes. Mr. Chris is passionate about ensuring student learning is an inspiring, meaningful and positive experience and is shown here working with Year 3 students who are developing their writing skills.
SECONDARY DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Mr. Jonah believes that every student has the ability and right to learn; that students learn best in a caring and supportive community. As the supervisor of the Secondary Well-being Programme, Mr. Jonah actively seeks student voice in creating a positive school culture. He is shown here (on the left) getting student feedback on inclusive bathroom signage from members of the Secondary Human Rights Club. Mr. Jonah practices stepping out of his own comfort zone at least twice per week as the assistant coach of the LIS Lions JV soccer team.
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Ms. Bradford is the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, a teacher of Economics, and a contemporary dance enthusiast. Fully committed to her DP students, she provides pastoral care, mentorship on life skills, and she coordinates the LIS graduation. Ms. Bradford is shown here explaining how the price mechanism fails to allocate resources efficiently.
IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Cathy McCann is originally from Scotland but has been teaching internationally for over 20 years. This has taken her to schools in Botswana, Spain, Portugal and Hong Kong before joining LIS in 2013. She is an MYP and DP visual art teacher and was the Leader of Learning for the Arts before becoming the MYP coordinator at LIS. She is passionate about creativity, enjoys inquiry, encourages student leadership, loves outdoor education and being part of the LIS community. Her 3 children have also attended IB world school.
PRIMARY DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Rosemary Wright is a New Zealander who joined the international School community after raising her two daughters. She has worked in leadership roles in a number of International Schools including South Korea, Cambodia, Botswana, and Angola. Ms. Rose brings to LIS a broad range of experience in living and working internationally. Ms. Rose is shown here reading to and assessing the reading skills of Primary students.
IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Ms Julz Ranger is an Australian who has been working in the international school system for 10 years. She started at LIS in 2018 and recently transitioned into the role of PYP Coordinator. Prior to living in Angola, she worked in a large IB World School in Hong Kong. Ms Julz works with teachers across the primary school to plan, deliver and assess engaging curriculum that is aligned with the school mission, vision and values as well as the guidelines of the IB. Ms Julz has particular interests in primary literacy and wellbeing and she loves being part of the LIS Learning Community.
Ms. Aisia is a strong advocate of the rights and enormous potential of young children. She guides the Early Learning Centre in the Reggio Emilia approach and the IB philosophy. Using inquiry and play as primary vehicles, children in the ELC contribute theories, brainstorm ideas and reflect on the problem within their environment — all with the goal to ultimately solve the problem.
CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Andy Smith coordinates the after school activities (ASAs), advanced sports/arts programmes, local camps and international trips for the LIS community. He strives to continually develop the co-curricular programme to empower and inspire students by providing balanced opportunities that support and extend the curriculum. Mr. Andy values perseverance, commitment and student leadership, which are embraced and celebrated throughout the co-curricular programme.