Mr. Colin Brown (CANADA) DIRECTOR
Mr. Colin Brown joined ISS in July, 2014. He has over 20 years in the education field and has held administrative positions or taught in Canada, China, Guatemala, Hungary and Vietnam. Mr. Brown has had a few educational articles published and has led many workshops for teachers and administrators on new initiatives in education. Further, he has served on two CIS/WASC/NEASC Accreditation visits and five AdvancED/SACs Accreditation visits. Mr. Brown is passionate about continuing to support and guide ISS towards academic excellence. His wife, Laura, who will be teaching Kindergarten this year, and his two young daughters are pleased to be a part of ISS's warm community. Mr. Brown's family is truly international as he is Canadian, Laura is Australian, Keira was born in China and Maya was born in Guatemala.
Ms. Tracey Lantz (USA) Elementary PRINCIPAL and ES Technology Coordinator
Ms. Tracey Lantz joined ISS as the Elementary Principal in July, 2015. Ms. Lantz has 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in the California public school system. She served as elementary principal for 7 years in California and has collaborated with teachers and other administrators to implement many new initiatives, specifically in tech integration, 21st learning skills, and the Common Core standards. Ms. Lantz has taught every grade PreK-5 and has worked as a teacher coach. Ms. Lantz has served as a teacher trainer in various literacy programs across the West coast of the United States. In addition to her teaching and administrative credentials, she has a Masters in language and literacy which further reflects her passion for literacy and bilingual instruction. As a principal, she believes strongly in building relationships and the importance of collaboration with students, families and staff to ensure that every child reaches their fullest potential. Ms. Lantz enjoys being a part of the wonderful ISS team and supporting the vision of the school.
Ms. Lindsay Prendergast (USA) Secondary Principal and guidance counselor
Ms. Lindsay Prendergast is pleased to be joining the ISS team as Secondary Principal and Guidance Counselor for the 2015-2016 school year. She has worked as an administrator, guidance counselor and special education teacher in Colorado and Argentina, where she learned to speak Spanish. Ms. Prendergast holds a BA in English, a degree in Special Education, and Master’s degrees in School Leadership and School Counseling. Among other things, Ms. Prendergast is looking forward to expanding the AP program and enhancing the curriculum at ISS. As Guidance Counselor, Ms. Prendergast enjoys the close bonds she develops by getting to know every student as an individual and assisting them in achieving their dreams. Ms. Prendergast lives here with her husband, Pete, and both enjoy immersing themselves in the Dominican lifestyle and culture.