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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.
Jennifer Le Varge
PRIMARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
My name is Jennifer Le Varge and I am the new Primary Principal at LIS. I am originally from the USA and have taught in five countries over my career thus far. I have a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Anthropology (specializing in the anthropology of childhood). While I love to support teachers as a school leader, I also enjoy working with the International Baccalaureate as a PYP Programme Leader, School Visit Team Leader, Workshop Leader, and Consultant. I am passionate about inquiry, bilingual education and the Reggio Emilia approach.
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
Lindsay Doughty, originally from the United States, joined the LIS community in 2019 after working in schools in New York, South Korea, and Dubai. She is passionate about developing a love of learning in all students, particularly in math and science. She can be seen here working with Early Years students who are learning through various forms of building and play.
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.
CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
I am fortunate to be starting my 13th year at LIS and have had the opportunity to wear many hats during my time here. I will be starting my new role as Cocurricular Coordinator this school year and look forward to supporting students and teachers in providing a diverse and balanced array of experiences for students to engage in. Previously, I taught in Vietnam and Canada before calling Angola home. I am joined here at LIS with my wife Mrs. Alysha and two children Sarafina and Matteo.