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The following people contribute their work day by day to organising and implementing the quality education offered by ISB. Should you have any questions, you are heartily welcome to contact any of them on the phone or at the following e-mail addresses.

Helmick, Timothy - Principal (Primary School)
Mr. Helmick started his principal position in 2015 in ISB. He is an experienced educator, having taught 3 years in the United States at the elementary school level, 6 years here in Hungary at the Middle School level, and one year at the collegiate level, also here in Hungary. He has a Master’s degree in Education Administration, a Master’s degree in Central and European History from the Central European University, certified teaching qualifications from the State of Virginia, with a concentration in Special Education. He has a BA in History with a double minor in International Studies and English. His interests include playing and watching rugby union, reading, and spending time with his son, Lucas, and his wife, Dora. 
He looks forward to working with every student, parent and teacher involved in ISB this year, and in the future. 


David Clapp - Principal (Secondary School)
David trained as a secondary Mathematics and Science teacher in the UK after a brief spell in Physics research. He has worked in UK grammar schools, independent residential schools and for the last 15 years in European international schools. Most recently he has been teaching in Rome, Italy, running the Science Department of a major international school. Hungary is not entirely new to him: he spent 9 years living in Budapest with his family and leading the Britannica International School.


Schimert, Gabriella - Vice Principal (Bilingual Academic Program)
Gabriella graduated from the University of Loránd Eötvös majoring in literature and history and spent a number of years living and working in the USA. Gabi is also responsible for our Bilingual programme which she established in 2001 as well as taking care of our school library and teaching Hungarian Culture. She has two sons, ages 21 and 11, she plays the violin and enjoys swimming, sailing and gardening.


Steiner, Lisa - Vice Principal (Primary School)
Lisa is an experienced English, and Art teacher. She taught art and journalism for 11 years in the USA and taught English in Hungary before joining us in 2008. She has a BFA in Studio art with a minor in English from Michigan State University as well as two master’s degrees: one for Humanities from Central Michigan University and one for Art Education from Kaposvar University. She discovered Hungary as a Peace Corps volunteer, serving as an English teacher at a school in Budafok. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, drawing, reading, and hiking. She looks forward to a great year with staff, students, and parents at ISB.

Homolya, Vera - Vice Principal (Secondary School)
Vera is a graduated chemical and biological engineer, and she is also a teacher of biology and English Language and Literature. He has worked as a researcher and an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher assistant in the USA. In Hungary she taught biology and English language in a bilingual elementary school. She plays piano, guitar and likes to sing, take pictures and make video clips.


Zarda, Nora - Financial Director
Nora Zarda works on the field of  general business administration and marketing, PR. She has a strong financial background in business administration and management, especially accounting, auditing and controlling. After obtaining her master science degree in business administration at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, she broadened her knowledge with a CEMS masters degree in international management and a PhD in management accounting. Her professional experiences gave her insights to the fields of online and offline marketing of small and middle sized businesses, financial consultancy, controlling, furthermore she experienced business and group management tasks. She likes yoga, skiing and playing on the piano.

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