OUR FACULTY & STAFF

We believe great teachers inspire every student to discover joy in their learning experiences. Great teachers are compassionate, nurturing, and creative. Great teachers are committed to expanding their own expertise, in order to unleash every student's unique potential. These are the qualities we look for above all others, as we continue to build our team for the future.

As an IB flagship school in Europe, ISD is highly regarded by the international teaching community and is therefore an attractive employment prospect.

Above all, ISD is a place where everyone works together in a spirit of generosity. That very important ethos of community is at the heart of everything we do.


 

WELLBEING

Employee well-being is important to us. We offer our employees a financial allowance for participation in a wide range of opportunities including fitness and weight loss clubs, back exercise and yoga classes, or wellness massages and physiotherapy treatments. We also provide our employees and their family members with access to an Employee Assistance Programmme that offers 24-hour telephone support for financial, emotional and practical concerns. The ISD medical staff are available to our employees for advice and guidance. Our HR team provides support during the relocation to and from Germany, as well as throughout the duration of our employees’ stay with us. In addition, we provide child care for staff children during professional development days, give compassionate leave in times of need, offer free flu inoculations, and make sure there is always a range of hot drinks in the staff lounges!

DEVELOPMENT

At ISD we place strong emphasis on faculty and staff professional development. There are opportunities throughout the year for everyone to participate in workshops, expand knowledge and skills, or connect with thought leaders in the world of education. Moreover, all faculty and administrative office staff have access to an annual, individual professional development allowance. Our teachers have used this, for example, to access skill-based training, attend seminars, or gain new qualifications.

 

DIVERSITY

ISD’s faculty and staff come from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Ours is a community that celebrates diverse cultures, traditions, beliefs, and faiths. Employees can therefore expect an environment in which every individual - regardless of their background or personal characteristics - is treated with dignity, kindness, and respect. 

DUESSELDORF

Outside of the school, there is plenty to love about recreational life in Düsseldorf. Home to many large, international companies, Düsseldorf has a vibrant international community, and lively arts and culture scene. Each year in February, the city is alive with colour and extravagance as residents take to the streets to celebrate the tradition of Carnival - even at ISD’s campuses, we see staff, faculty and students showing off their brilliant and quirky costumes! 

While many of our families prefer to live close to the school, which is located in the peaceful, historic neighbourhood of Kaiserswerth, the Düsseldorf Old Town (Altstadt) is only 20 minutes by tram. ISD is conveniently situated adjacent to the U79 line, which means the school can be accessed easily using public transport. 

 


 

My colleagues at ISD are a true family whom I love dearly. I’m grateful for the supportive environment where I get to balance my role as a mother with my calling as a teacher.

Claire S
Senior School

I’m proud to work in a school that’s at the forefront of educational innovation. In my current role, I get to connect and co-teach with other teachers across the school, and stay on top of best practice, research, and pedagogy.

David L
Elementary School

Working at ISD I get to learn from people from all over the world - not just teachers, but students too. Students are amazing teachers about their own cultures and experiences, and every student I meet has something to teach me.

Lauren G
Elementary School

I have never considered my time at ISD as ‘work’. I’ve always felt privileged to be able to pursue my profession in this wonderful environment.

Barry O
Senior School

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