Our teachers are trained to teach their specialised subjects, love their work and encourage the growth of children. Smiling students learn while having fun and they develop as individuals. The environment is open, multicultural and international.

Parent-Teacher Meeting 2019-20

Appointments last 15 minutes each. Email info@smilingservice.it to book.

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


Started at Smiling in 2012
Position: DT Business teacher in Secondary School, business studies and Cambridge Advanced English teacher in High School

“I love the students’ enthusiasm to obtain new skills and knowledge that will assist them in succeeding in a competitive and globalised environment.”

Cecilia Bucci


Started at Smiling in 2018
Position: History, geography and PHSE teacher in Secondary School and history, philosophy and critical thinking teacher in High School

“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


Started at Smiling in 2016
Position: Chinese teacher

“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


Started at Smiling in 2008
Position: Italian teacher

“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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Started at Smiling School in 2018
Position: Maths teacher

“One of the things I like most about my job is the relationship that you can create with students, thanks to the trust and the facilities that the school offers to the teachers. In this way, teaching can be more interactive.”

Sarah Farquhar


Started at Smiling in 2008
Position: History, geography and citizenship teacher

“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


Started at Smiling in 2012
Position: Gym teacher in Primary and Secondary school

“Helping children learn about their abilities and overcome their obstacles is what I love about this job.”

Laura Lunghi


Started working at Smiling in 2016
Position: Science teacher

“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 every day.”

Linda Maestri


 Started at Smiling in 2016
Position: History, PSHE and geography teacher

“What I most love about this job is the relationship that you create with the students.”

Maria Cristina Mantovani


Started at Smiling in 2014
Position: Science teacher

“The thing I like most about my job is the relationship with the children and discovering the world with them.”

Francesca Marti


Started at Smiling in 2016
Position: Art teacher

“I really enjoy exploring different art themes and topics with my students, while at the same time encouraging critical analysis. I am inspired by their creativity and imaginative views.”

Francesco Massari


Started at Smiling in 2015
Position: ICT teacher

“I love my job: I want students to fall in love with what I’m teaching. I like to see them grow and become curious and independent men and women.”

Eleonora Morelli


Started at Smiling in 2016
Position: English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher

“What I’ve always liked about this job is seeing the expression on the students’ faces 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 is a never-ending learning process. It’s a challenge worth taking.”

Yindi O’Connell


Started at Smiling in 2019
Position: Music teacher

“I feel privileged to share my passion with my students.”

Lexi Pardee


Started at Smiling in 2015
Position: English teacher

“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. 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

Cecilia Vicentini (2)

Started working at Smiling in 2017
Position: Italian teacher

“​I like to see the students’ smiling faces when they have done a good job!”

Giada Zerbini


Started at Smiling in 2015
Position: Italian teacher

“​I love that my job allows real reciprocity, because teachers and students are ​growing and learning from one other.”