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 2018-19

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

 

Teacher Subject Classes Day Time
Ian Browne English advanced 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th grade Monday 10:30 – 11:25
Business studies 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th grade
Cecilia Bucci Critical thinking, Geohistory, History, Philosophy 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade Tuesday 10:30 – 11:25
Patrizia Cani Chinese 10th, 11th, 12th  grade Thursday 12:20 – 13:10
Juan Manuel Criado Rodriguez Spanish 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th grade Monday 14:15 – 15:10
Leonardo Fiorentini Italian 11th, 12th, 13th grade Monday 08:15 – 09:15
Rebecca Gilson English 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade Wednesday 0:30 – 11:25
Giovanni Grappa History, Philosophy 13th grade Friday 10:30 – 11:25
Laura Lunghi Science 9th, 10th, 11th e 12th, 13th grade Wednesday 12:20 – 13:20
Monica Mancini Maths, Physics 11th, 12th, 13th grade Friday 11:25 – 12:20
Francesca Marti Art 9th, 10th, 11th e 12th, 13th grade Tuesday 12:20 – 13:10
Francesco Massari ICT 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th grade Thursday 15:10 – 16:10
Eleonora Morelli English literature 11th, 12th, 13th grade Wednesday 12:20 – 13:10
Michele Pancera Maths, Physics 9th, 10th grade Wednesday 14:15 – 15:10
Sofia Scattini
Chinese 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th grade Friday 14:15 – 15:15
Cecilia Vicentini Italian, Latin 9th e 10th grade Monday 12:20 – 13:20
Giada Zerbini Italian 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade Thursday 11:25 – 12:20

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

Leonardo Fiorentini

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When did you start working at Smiling?
​I’ve started working here in 2017.
What do you teach?
I teach Italian in High School.
What do you like most about your job?
​I love to exchange ideas with students.

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.

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

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 High School
What do you like most about your job?
Helping children learn about their abilities and overcome their obstacles

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

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.