Our School Director, Dylan Hughes, often referred to by students and parents as ‘Mr. Dylan’, believes student voice is integral to our school culture and community. Despite the numerous demands and responsibilities of a Director’s role, engaging with students keeps him focused on the things that matter most
Secondary School Principal
Grant Rogers feels fortunate to have called Angola and LIS home since 2018. He has previously taught and held leadership roles in his home country of New Zealand, in India, Hong Kong, Thailand and Monaco. He has taught in primary and in a number of subjects in secondary so enjoys observing teaching and learning in a variety of classes. When not at school Grant enjoys participating in sports, usually tennis and touch rugby.
Lindsay Doughty, originally from the United States, joined the LIS community in 2019 after working in schools in New York, South Korea, and Dubai. She is passionate about developing a love of learning in all students, particularly in math and science.
Secondary Deputy Principal
Mr. Jonah believes that every student has the ability and right to learn; that students learn best in a caring and supportive community. As the supervisor of the Secondary Well-being Programme, Mr. Jonah actively seeks student voice in creating a positive school culture. He is shown here (on the left) getting student feedback on inclusive bathroom signage from members of the Secondary Human Rights Club. Mr. Jonah practices stepping out of his own comfort zone at least twice per week as the assistant coach of the LIS Lions JV soccer team.
IB Diploma Programme Coordinator
Ms. Bradford is the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, a teacher of Economics, and a contemporary dance enthusiast. Fully committed to her DP students, she provides pastoral care, mentorship on life skills, and she coordinates the LIS graduation. Ms. Bradford is shown here explaining how the price mechanism fails to allocate resources efficiently.
IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator
Cathy McCann is originally from Scotland but has been teaching internationally for over 20 years. This has taken her to schools in Botswana, Spain, Portugal and Hong Kong before joining LIS in 2013. She is an MYP and DP visual art teacher and was the Leader of Learning for the Arts before becoming the MYP coordinator at LIS. She is passionate about creativity, enjoys inquiry, encourages student leadership, loves outdoor education and being part of the LIS community. Her 3 children have also attended IB world school.
Primary Deputy Principal
Mr. Pieter is from South Africa and joined the LIS community in 2022 after teaching in Taiwan and Thailand for 10 years, 6 of which were in a leadership capacity. He was fortunate enough to have worked in various curriculums ranging from extremely robust to highly inquiry-based. He is passionate about working with children and cultivating a love of learning while emphasizing the importance of community building and inclusiveness.
IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator
Ms Julz has been living and teaching internationally since 2009, but still calls Australia home. She has worked within IB schools in Asia and Africa, deepening her knowledge of the PYP framework through professional networks and workshops. With a real passion for literacy development in primary schools, Ms Julz enjoys working with teachers from across the LIS team to create, implement and improve opportunities for learning and teaching in engaging and authentic ways. Ms Julz is also a member of the IB Educators Network, having completed her workshop leader training in 2022-23. In her downtime, she enjoys sports, reading, being in nature, as well as cooking and sharing good food.
Co-Curricular Programme Coordinator
Mr. Ali says he is fortunate to be starting my 14th year at LIS and have had the opportunity to wear many hats during his time with us. This is his second year as Cocurricular Coordinator and he looks forward to supporting students and teachers in providing a diverse and balanced array of experiences for students to engage in. Previously, he taught in Vietnam and Canada before calling Angola home. He joined here at LIS with his wife Mrs. Alysha and two children Sarafina and Matteo.
Business & Finance Principal
Human Resources Principal