Welcome from the Principal
My name is Racheal-Ann Björk and it is with great pleasure and pride that I assume the role of Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan in Älvsjö effective February 1st 2016.
What is currently an empty shell, will, in the coming months, be transformed into an educational institution of exceptional standards, ready for students in August 2016. Be sure to check in for updates, important information, and pictures, all charting this exciting development process.
I am originally from Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean and a resident of Sweden for the past 13 years. I live on Ekerö with my husband and two sons. My teaching career began in Östersund in 2007, where I taught French, English and Mathematics in grades 7-9. In August 2009 my family moved to Ekerö and I began teaching Advanced English and Mathematics at gymnasium level. It was not until January 2010 that my career at Internationella Engelska Skolan took off. First, in Täby, and shortly thereafter in Bromma as the Head of Mathematics Department and First Teacher (förstelärare). Under my guidance, the team improved the grade 9 results in Mathematics at the school several years running. In 2014, I was afforded the opportunity to be a part of the start-up of IES Liljeholmen where I have been working as Academic Manager and Assistant Principal since.
Internationella Engelska Skolan is about quality: high-quality education, high-quality educators, high standards.
My vision for IES Älvsjö is value and quality in everything that we do:
to empower my staff to be the best educators they can be, in an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.
to encourage my students to excel and to want to achieve the very best that they can achieve.
to forge the bond of togetherness and ownership at our school, creating a warm welcoming atmosphere of acceptance for all.
Teachers are of paramount importance; “good teachers know how to bring out the best in their students”. Rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in my pursuit of the very best teachers for IES Älvsjö.
Once completed, the school will house all necessary amenities including a library, science labs, and a fully functional kitchen. This means that all meals will be prepared at the school.
We begin in August with 12 classes and lots of enthusiasm!
For now, just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.