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Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team.

  • Neal Dilk

    Neal Dilk

    Director

    Neal Dilk

    Neal is originally from Canada although he has spent almost his entire career in international schools overseas. Prior to his role at NAISR, Neal was the Head of School at Aoba-Japan International School in Tokyo, Japan. 

    Over the course of his career, Neal has served as Head of School, Principal, Director of Curriculum, Head of Science, Science Teacher, Grade 4 Teacher, and Learning Support Teacher. Neal is actively involved with a number of regional and global international education organisations and also serves as an accreditor for the Council of International Schools (CIS).

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  • Willem Horbach

    Willem Horbach

    Business Manager

    Willem Horbach

    Willem is a Dutch national who brings thirty years of financial experience to our school. He has been involved in many diverse projects, which have provided a range of human resources and problem solving skills. He has extensive experience working in the areas of finance, business development, HR and ICT.

    Willem began his role as Business Manager at NAISR in 2011 and he enjoys working in the international and dynamic environment that the school provides.

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  • Alison Lipp

    Alison Lipp

    Elementary School Principal

    Alison Lipp

    Alison is originally from Canada although she has lived in Europe (France and The Netherlands) for the past fourteen years. She has experience teaching and leading in both primary and secondary schools and is passionate about international and specifically intercultural education. 

    Alison has a background in curriculum, instruction and assessment and is part of a Special Interest Group (SIG) in the area of teaching and learning for the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS). Alison has experience as a member of CIS Accreditation Teams and is currently undergoing training as a NEASC Accreditor too. 

    She feels strongly about maintaining the whole child at the center of learning, so that instilling core values and working to meet both personal and academic needs are at the heart of what we do in schools. Her three children are proud members of the elementary school at NAISR.

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  • Brett Sullivan

    Brett Sullivan

    Secondary School Principal

    Brett Sullivan

    Brett is originally from New Zealand and has considerable experience and expertise in strategic and operational leadership roles. In addition to being a qualified and experienced educator, he has managed customer and public-facing service operations including frontline emergency services. He has led world championship winning sport portfolios and managed teams of staff and volunteers through logistically challenging projects, programmes and events. 

    Brett has been at NAISR since 2014 and has taught across a number of curriculum areas. He has held other international school roles including Curriculum Coordinator, IMYC Coordinator and University/College Counselor.

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  • Eva Tarrasón

    Eva Tarrasón Dualde

    Curriculum and IBDP Coordinator

    Eva Tarrasón Dualde

    Eva is originally from Spain, where she obtained her qualifications in the field of Science. Prior to starting her career in teaching, she did some work in the research field, but soon realised that her interest and strengths were in education and she returned to university to pursue a Masters degree in Secondary School Education. Soon after she finished, Eva moved to the Netherlands to start her career in teaching and learning, and has found her home at NAISR. 

    Eva joined our school as a Secondary Math teacher and has since taken on multiple responsibilities. She is our IBDP Coordinator and has extensive experience in this field; she oversees the program and provides one-to-one support to the students, continues to teach IB Math, and acts as an examiner for the IBO. She is also our Curriculum Coordinator; this position has allowed her to collaborate with all divisions and subject areas in the school, which she finds highly inspiring and stimulating.

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  • Marga Akerboom

    Marga Akerboom

    Head of Modern Languages

    Marga Akerboom

    Marga is a Dutch national who lived and worked for many years in Cairo, Egypt, and in Warsaw, Poland, before arriving in Rotterdam. She has taught French, Dutch and Personal & Social Education in both British and American schools and also has experience as an IB Coordinator. She developed Modern Languages department in Rotterdam and published 'Implementing an Elementary School Mother-tongue Literacy Program. A Guide for Administrators and Language Teachers'. 

    Language is her passion. For Marga, languages are essential tools for both teaching and learning and are also expressions of culture and identity. She strongly believes that, since the ability to use more than one language has practical, educational and social benefits, all students need to acquire and maintain a strong foundation in what they consider to be their first language, as well as learning a second or more other languages.

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  • Kristine Bordner

    Kristine Bordner

    Head of Learning Support

    Kristine Bordner

    Kristine Bordner has been involved in supporting students with special needs for over 20 years in the US, Japan and the Netherlands. She is originally from upstate New York where she began her teaching career before moving to Tokyo. While in Japan, Kristine filled many roles including Head of Learning Support and Middle School Vice-Principal. While obtaining her principal certification, she planned and executed a comprehensive learning support program, which is now the basis of the support program at NAISR. 

    Kristine has been in The Netherlands for five years and facilitates the Student Services Team (SST), which oversees the wellbeing of the students in grades K-12. 

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  • Erin Sherritt

    Erin Sherritt

    EAL Coordinator

    Erin Sherritt

    Erin is originally from London, Canada, and her curiosity about the world led her to her first overseas teaching job at the Alexandria International School, in Egypt, followed by a position at the Seoul International School, Korea, before arriving at NAISR 17 years ago. She was an elementary classroom teacher for 10 years before becoming the EAL coordinator 7 years ago. 

    Passionate about languages and learning, she enjoys working closely with teachers to help make learning accessible for all students. She understands the importance of a student centered environment, where students learn through social interaction and collaboration while engaging with tasks that encourage negotiation and discussion. 

    In addition to her work in the classroom, Erin has led staff development working in the area of differentiation, and she is currently working on the assessment committee to improve teaching and assessment practices at NAISR.

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