Principal chosen for IES Länna

Principal chosen for IES Länna

A competent and experienced educator with a strong history at Internationella Engelska Skolan has now been chosen as the Principal of IES Länna.

American Ms Julie Kelly, who has been Assistant Principal at our successful school in Halmstad, has agreed to lead the brand new 4-9 school.

She will start work in January and making sure that the construction of the building and recruitment of teaching staff go smoothly will be at the top of her list of her priorities.

She said: “My name is Julie Kelly, and I am excited to join you in Länna as your principal at the International English School. What an adventure we are going to have together.

“I am an American and have spent most of my life in the United States, but I have spent six years in Sweden learning about the culture, language and lifestyle and am proud to call this country my home as well. I am delighted to return to Sweden with my husband and two young sons in January to begin work with the new school and learn more about the Länna area.”

Ms Kelly first joined IES in 2009 as an English teacher at our school in Jönköping, where she also became head of year eight.

She moved on to become Assistant Principal of our school in Halmstad when it opened in 2012, and over the next three years contributed greatly to the success of the school. In 2015 she and her family moved back to the United States of America, but now she is keen to return to Sweden and IES.

Mr Fredrik Åkerman, acting CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: ”In Ms Kelly we have found a capable leader to lead our new school in Länna. She knows the organisation inside and out and I am sure that she will be an exemplary principal, which is so important in developing a new school. She is a real asset and I am pleased that she is as keen to return to IES as we are to have her.”

IES Länna will open in August 2018. To join the queue to attend the school please click here.