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Iris Manon de Waal


Secondary Dutch Teacher

Iris has worked as a Dutch teacher for more than ten years. As well as her Bachelor’s degree, she also has a Master’s degree in Education. She has taught Dutch in The Netherlands and after eight years she made the life-changing decision to work overseas, looking for a new adventure. That is how Iris came to work here in Shanghai. For the last two years, she has worked with Dutch students across a number of schools in the city. Looking for a new challenge, and not yet ready to leave Shanghai, Iris is delighted to be working at BISS.


As a teacher, safety in the classroom is Iris’ first priority. She believes that when students feel safe, they learn well. Furthermore, being approachable is very important to Iris as a teacher. This means the students feel comfortable in the classroom and are open to learning and taking risks. 

During her free time, Iris loves to explore new parts of Shanghai. She also enjoys reading and working out in the gym. Iris also has a brother who lives in Singapore who she enjoys visiting when she can.