Janet joined SISQ from Geneva, Switzerland where she has worked in International Education for most of her career. She was born in the UK, and has lived most of her life in Switzerland. She speaks, English, French, German, Dutch and has basic Classical Arabic.
She is a Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, specializing in piano and in clarinet. She has played in orchestras in the UK, and toured Germany and the United States in her early years. She loves working with young musicians, and has performed in International Music Festivals in most European cities, through The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS), of which she is a founder member. She performs as a duettist with Julie Tompkins-Wagner and has recorded several CD’s of classical 4hands piano repertoire.
Janet has a Master Degree in Educational Leadership and Management. She is a member of the International Baccalaureate Educator Network, and has given workshops in Togo, Sudan, Egypt, France and Morocco. She finds visiting new schools and introducing them the PYP program both stimulating and rewarding.
Janet has two grown up children; a son working in offshore sustainable energy construction, and a daughter working at Doha University as a Post Doc researcher in Marine Sciences. Living on the shores of Lake Geneva lended itself to outdoor sports. The whole family enjoys sailing, hiking, scuba diving and skiing. They are all diving professionals and share a love of the underwater world.