Our Director

Steven Robbins BA PGCE MSc

Steven Robbins has over 20 years international experience working as a teacher and Headteacher in England, Italy and Switzerland. He holds a first degree in Archaeology from Southampton University, UK, teaching degrees from Chichester University, UK and an MSc in Educational Leadership and Management from Leicester University, UK. Close to completing his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, his PhD thesis explores knowledge management in schools. His publication and research interests are educational leadership and ethics, decision-making and complex dilemmas, school culture and knowledge management. As a father of four children, he has first-hand experience of raising bilingual children. As founder and school Director, Steve offers an international perspective to TIS through the eyes of an experienced practitioner researcher. 

Our Teachers

Karinne Seguin, Doctor of Biochemistry, qualified teacher, bilingual and responsible for the pedagogical programme

Barbara Hill, Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching with a specialism in Special Educational Needs Literacy & Numeracy

Responsible for Wednesday Cambridge Programme and private English Lessons 

Holding a Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Lyon, Karinne Sequin began her career in research before turning to teaching. She has been teaching children from Kindergarten till the end of Primary school for 17 years mostly in the Eastern region of France. Karinne is aware of cultural and linguistic diversity thanks to her own upbringing and is excited by the opportunity to work at TIS, taking on the responsibility for its academic programmes. As a passionate teacher, Karinne knows what it means to create a motivating and stimulating environment for her pupils. As a mother of four children, their personal and intellectual fulfillment is at the heart of her concerns. It is with enthusiasm that Karinne brings her professional contribution to the development of the school and the well-being of the children.

Barbara Hill achieved a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She later completed Leading for Results - Middle Management Training at Manchester University.

She has worked as a primary school teacher for over 13 years, having taught in England, Australia, South Africa and Ghana in both private and public schools. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience of teaching international students and has taught children from Kindergarten to Y8.

Barbara is a conscientious and dedicated teacher. Her awareness of students' individual needs assists her in creating exciting learning experiences in a positive learning environment, so that students reach their full potential.

Her childhood experience of being bilingual in German/English has provided her with an understanding of bilingual education. Her love of the outdoors has brought Barbara and her young family to this region, enjoying the mountains and lakes of Haute-Savoie.