Principal appointed for new school in VästeråsTuesday, December 27, 2011 - 4:24pm
Dear parents and students:
It gives me great pleasure to give a brief presentation of the new leadership for our school in Västerås. Mr. Peter Ledin is our enthusiastic, passionate and highly competent new principal. He is very familiar with Internationella Engelska Skolan, due to the fact that he during the last four years has been in charge for “School Soft”, the internet based communication system used in our schools. Mr. Ledin is an experienced teacher, of Swedish, English and Spanish. He also has teaching qualifications for IT and media communications.
I am pleased to introduce Mr. Ledin to you, knowing that he will give our school in Västerås his all.
Ms. Barbara Bergstrom
Founder and Chairman
When excited would-be parents from Västerås made their way to Eriksborg to hear about the new school starting in the city, the Principal had not yet been chosen.
But the front-runner for the position, Mr Peter Ledin, was sitting quietly in the audience. He has now been appointed Principal by the Board of Internationella Engelska Skolan.
Mr Ledin is moving to Internationella Engelska Skolan from SchoolSoft, which runs internet-based communications for schools.
By August 2012, when the school opens to grades 4-9, the former “Vårdcentralen” building at Eriksborg will have been transformed into a brand new school, with all the facilities needed to give children a great education.
Mr Ledin said: “I am looking forward to running a school with the core values of Internationella Engelska Skolan. I have been working alongside the organization for four years and I have been really impressed by that ethos.”
“I think it is important to have discipline but still be friendly. It’s a very good combination.”
Mr Ledin has also previously worked as a teacher, and is looking forward to getting back into a school environment.
He said: “I think being able to communicate both verbally and in written form is very important. Therefore, IES Västerås will have a strong focus on communication and the command of languages.”
“I started working as a language teacher in Swedish, English and Spanish. I also have a vocational qualification in IT and media communications. So, improving the use of IT as a tool in education is something I will bring to the new school in Västerås.”
While overseeing the renovations of the school environment during spring, Mr Ledin will also recruit qualified and committed teachers who will work at the school, as well as other staff members.
He said: “I’m looking for people who really like to teach, people with a positive attitude. Students need to know where they stand and receive feedback in a way that propels them forward. Confidence grows when you work hard and can see the results. It becomes a good spiral.”