The teaching staff at Smiling High School  are passionate about their profession. They are rigorously selected on the basis of the following criteria: in-depth knowledge of the subject they teach,  language skills and, most importantly, the ability to motivate students and build a genuine relationship with them.

The teachers work together to nurture the students’ talents, creating effective group dynamics, based on the principles of cooperative learning. One of the key guiding principles of our work is the interdisciplinary approach we adopt: all the teachers work together closely while devising their own syllabus, strengthening the links between subjects, thus providing the students with the most appropriate tools for facing the complexity of today’s knowledge society.

Parent-Teacher Meeting 2019-20

Appointements last 10-15 minutes each. You can book by emailing info@smilingservice.it

 

Teacher Subject Classes Day Time
Ian Browne English advanced 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Monday 10.30-11.25
Business studies 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Cecilia Bucci Critical thinking, Geography, History, Philosophy CT, GeoHistory 9th, 10th History and Philosophy 11th, 12th, 13th Thursday 10:30-11:25
Patrizia Cani Chinese 10th 11th, 12th, 13th Thursday 11:30-12:20
Juan Manuel Criado Rodriguez Spanish language and culture 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Thursday 11:30-12:20
Rebecca Gilson English language and culture 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Wednesday 09:20-10:15
Luisa Giusti
Gym 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Tuesday 11:25-12:20
Laura Lunghi Science 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Wednesday 14:15-15:10
Monica Mancini Maths, Physics 11th, 12th, 13th Wednesday 10:30-11:25
Francesca Marti Art 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Monday 14:15-15:10
Francesco Massari ICT 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Wednesday  12:20-13:20
Eleonora Morelli English literature 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Tuesday 14:15-15:10
Michele Pancera Maths, Physics 9th,10th Friday 11:25-12:20
Barbara Pizzo Italian 11th, 12th, 13th Tuesday 14:15-15:10
Sofia Scattini
Chinese 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Wednesday 10:30-11:25
Cecilia Vicentini Italian, Latin 9th, 10th Friday 15:10-16:10
Maria Zangoni
Spanish 9th Monday 11:30-12:20
Giada Zerbini
Italian L2 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Tuesday 14:15-15:10

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

Juan Manuel Criado Rodríguez

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working at Smiling since August 2016
What do you teach?
I teach Spanish Literature in High School
What do you like most about your job?
What I like the most is to be a part of the students’ path at a crucial stage of their life

Rebecca Gilson

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2008.
What do you teach?
I teach English language in 9th, 10th and 11th grade.
What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy the challenge of trying to keep curiosity alive and motivating students to start taking responsibility for their own learning.

Susana Guillem Gilabert

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When did you start working at Smiling?
 I started teaching at Smiling in November, 2018.
What do you teach?
I teach Spanish to Middle School.
What do you like most about your job?
What I like the most is student’s couriosity and their lively approach to learning.Seeing their happy faces when they comunicate in a new language gives me great satisfaction.

Laura Lunghi

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in October 2016
What do you teach?
I teach Natural Science in our High 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

Monica Mancini

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When did you start working at Smiling?
School Year 2015-2016 (this is my second year)
What do you teach?
Maths and Physics in High School
What do you like most about your job?
I have the privilege of being a part of the wonderful growth process of my students, young boys and girls who will become citizens of the world

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 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?
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 independent men and women

Eleonora Morelli

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2016.
What do you teach?
I teach English Language in Middle School, and English Literature in High School.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the opportunity we have to make a difference in people’s lives. Every day we see students becoming more responsible, better organised, more critical about what happens around them, excited about things they wouldn’t have imagined before. And I’d like to think that we can help them fulfill their potential and grow in the adults of their dreams. 

Michele Pancera

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling this year, 2017.
What do you teach?
I teach physics in high school.
What do you like most about your job?
Teaching physics, mathematics and technical drawing is a contribution to the formation of a free and rational approach to problems… not only at school. So what I like the most about this job is the way I can contribute to make the future of our boys and girls a better one.

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.