Our teachers are trained and competent, they love their work and encourage the growth of children, who will have the chance to learn, have fun and develop as individuals. The environment is open, multicultural and international.

Parent-Teacher Meeting 2019-20

Appointements last 15 minutes each. You can book by emailing info@smilingservice.it

Teacher Subject Class Day Time
Ian Browne Business 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Monday 10:30-11:25
Patrizia Cani Chinese 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Thursday 11:30-12:20
Paola Cirelli & Giada Zerbini
Italian & Italian L2 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Monday 11:30-12:20
Michela Cristaldi Maths, Technical design 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Monday 12:25-13:10
Saraha Farquhar
History, Citizenship and Geography 6th Wednesday 14:15-15:10
Stefan Green
Gym 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Tuesday 14:15-15:10
Susana Guillem
Spanish 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Thursday 09:15-10:15
Laura Lunghi
Science 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Wednesday 14:15-15:10
Linda Maestri &  Filomena Cataluddi
History, Citizenship and Geography 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Tuesday 10:30-11:25
Maria Cristina Mantovani Science 6th Friday 10:30-11:25
Francesca Marti Art 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Monday 14:15-15:10
Francesco Massari ICT 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Wednesday 12:20-13:20
Yindi O’Connell Music 6th, 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Thursday 14:15-15:10
Michele Pancera Maths 8thA, 8thB Friday 11:25-12:20
Lexi Pardee  English 7thA, 7thB, 8thA, 8thB Monday 11:30-12:20
Cecilia Vicentini
Italian Literature 8thA, 8thB Friday 15:10-16:10

 

Our team

Ian Browne

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When did you start working at Smiling?
September 2012
What do you teach?
I teach DT Business in the Middle School, Business Studies and Cambridge Advanced English in High School
What do you like most about your job?
The enthusiasm of the students to obtain new skills and knowledge that will assist them in succeeding in a competitive and Globalised environment

Cecilia Bucci

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started in September 2018
What do you teach?
I teach History, Geography and PHSE in Middle School and History, Philosophy and Critical Thinking in High School
What do you like most about your job?
I love working together with my students to improve our knowledge and our Critical approach. What I love most is when they get really enthusiastic about a topic and get so involved that you learn from them while they learn from you

Patrizia Cani

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working at Smiling since September 2016
What do you teach?
I’m the Chinese teacher in the secondary school
What do you like most about your job?
I love being in contact with children, their curiosity and their receptiveness. I like this job because it’s extremely creative and rewarding

Paola Cirelli

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When did you start working at Smiling?
In 2008
What do you teach?
I’m the Italian teacher in Secondary school
What do you like most about your job?
Teaching is a wonderful job. What I love most about it is the constant search for new ways and strategies to be able to provide the best educational opportunities to all children

Michela Cristaldi

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling School since Agust 2018
What do you teach?
Currently I teach maths in 6th and 7th grade
What do you like most about your job?
One of the thing I like most about my job is the relationship that you can create with students, thanks to the trust and to the facilities that school itself offers to the teachers: in this way teaching can be more interactive and less firm

Sarah Farquhar

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I have been at Smiling since 2008
What do you teach?
I teach middle school history, geography, and citizenship
What do you like most about your job?
I love my job because it is a stimulating and challenging profession that changes day by day. It is amazing to work with children and see them grow and learn every day.

Stefan Maben Green

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working at Smiling since 2012
What do you teach?
I’m the Gym teacher in Primary and Secondary school
What do you like most about your job?
Helping children learn about their abilities and overcome their obstacles

Laura Lunghi

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2016
What do you teach?
I teach Science in the Secondary school
What do you like most about your job?
I like being with the students  and witnessing how those from different countries can become part of the group.  I like thinking that I can help making this happen everyday

Linda Maestri

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When did you start working at Smiling?
 I started teaching here in Smiling School in September 2016
What do you teach?
I teach history, PSHE and geography
What do you like most about your job?
What I mostly love about this job is the relationship that has been created with the students

Maria Cristina Mantovani

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working at Smiling since 2014
What do you teach?
I teach in the Secondary school
What do you like most about your job?
The thing I like most about my job is the relationship with the children and to discover the world with them

Francesca Marti

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in January 2016
What do you teach?
I teach art to all Secondary and High school classes
What do you like most about your job?
I really enjoy exploring different art themes and topics with my students, while at the same time encouraging critical analysis and becoming inspired by their creativity and imaginative views

Francesco Massari

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2015
What do you teach?
I’m the ICT teacher in Secondary and High school
What do you like most about your job?
I love my job: I want students to fall in love with what I’m teaching and I like to see them grow and become curious and indipendent men and women

Eleonora Morelli

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working here since September 2016
What do you teach?
I teach English as a Second Language (ESL)
What do you like most about your job?
What I’ve always liked about this job is seeing the expression on the students’ face when something clicks in their head, and they start making connections. Constantly reinventing myself and researching new strategies to reach every student is crucial and implies a never-ending learning process. But it’s a challenge worth taking

Yindi O’Connell

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at the beginning of February 2019
What do you teach?
I teach music
What do you like most about your job?
The privilege to share with my students my passions

Lexi Pardee

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When did you start working at Smiling?
August 2015
What do you teach?
I teach English in the Secondary school
What do you like most about your job?
What I like best about working at Smiling are the students. Getting to know these children better, teach them, and laugh with them everyday is my favourite part about teaching at Smiling. I always say it, and it is true – the students at Smiling are the most engaged, expressive, and hardest working students I have ever taught

Cecilia Vicentini

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2017
What do you teach?
I teach Italian to High School students
What do you like most about your job?
​I like to see the smiling face of the students when they have done a good job!

Giada Zerbini

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working at Smiling since 2015
What do you teach?
I’m ​an Italian teacher in Secondary and High school
What do you like most about your job?
​I love that my job allow a real reciprocity, because teachers and students are ​growing and learning from one other