Our Advisory Board
Wealth Of Experience & Leadership
We are honoured to have these eight members of our Advisory Board, and feel very strongly that their wealth of experience, leadership and support will continue to support our development.
Davi Sanchez Netto , Head of Carlsbad International School, non-voting member of the Advisory Board
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Meet The Carlsbad International Advisory Board
DR VLADIMIR KUSKOVSKI
Head of Oberoi International School, India.
Dr Vladimir D. Kuskovski has a truly international background. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Education at Minsk Institute for Foreign Languages in Belarus. Graduate studies took him to Manchester University in the UK as part of the graduate exchange program. After moving to the USA, Vladimir has worked as a teacher and administrator in both public and independent schools taking an active part in developing IB programs. Vladimir later moved to Switzerland where he assumed the post of Assistant Headmaster of Leysin American School, where he later became the Headmaster. At the same time he completed his doctoral program in Educational Leadership with concentration in K-12 Administration.
After 7 successful years in Switzerland, Vladimir assumed the post of the Headmaster at the International School of Hamburg. Since 2011 Vladimir has been the Head of Oberoi International School in Mumbai, India, where he took the school through the PYP authorisation process. Vladimir is also an adjunct professor as he continues to teach at the University level. He teaches Masters classes in International Administration for the Endicott College program and supervises doctoral students at Grand Canyon University. His research interests include professional development and leadership theories and styles.
Vladimir often speaks to new schools aspiring to adopt IB programs as well as audiences around the world on international education and cross-cultural communication. He is fluent in his native Russian, as well as English, German and Polish and also has a working knowledge of other languages.
AARON L. SCHMIDTBERGER
Marketing Consultant & Business Development, Leysin, Switzerland.
Aaron has consulted on the launch and promotion of a number of new private boarding schools and programmes, recently as a Marketing Manager for ISBerne, ISBerne Online, K12 International GmbH, and Oxford International College Switzerland. Aaron joined the Carlsbad International School launch in March 2013. Aaron holds a Masters of Educational Administration and has 14 years experience in private school administration, teaching, marketing, external relations, admissions, and residential life including a strong focus on ultra-niche branding and marketing for top Swiss boarding school programmes. From January 2014 to January 2015, Aaron was appointed Interim Head of Oxford International College Switzerland, a small and focused tutorial college in Switzerland’s picturesque Gstaad Valley. Aaron also serves as the Director of Business & Development for LifeLong Knowledge Centre, Ltd., the parent company of CIS.
Aaron has lived since 2005 in Leysin, Switzerland with his wife, Victoria, two sons Tasker, 7, and Orrin, 5, and their Tibetan terrier, Benjy.
Miroslav HOFÍREK psychologist, owner of Hofirek Consulting – Executive Search, Recruitment and Personnel Consultancy and Past President of Rotary Club Karlovy Vary, Czechia (Czech Republic)
Mayor of the Statutory Town of Karlovy Vary, Czechia (Czech Republic)
Interested in learning more?
Read a message from our Head of School here. Learn more about on campus here. Are you worried about the costs of international boarding schools? You might be surprised that our boarding school, centrally located in the heart of Europe and accessible to countless cultural destinations, has tuition and fees that are the same as typical boarding schools in the US, Canada and the UK – and much less than the exclusive schools in Switzerland.
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CARLSBAD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FACULTY
A Diverse and Internationally Connected Faculty
We are pleased to present an extraordinary teachers, who are deeply knowledgeable about their fields and about teaching. They are a committed, caring group of professionals who happily devote an extraordinary amount of time and energy, in the classroom and beyond, to fostering their students’ success and happiness at CIS.
Our faculty play many roles: Your science teacher might be your dorm parent,volleyball coach, head of a student affinity group, or advisor. Our students get to know their teachers well—and vice versa. With small classes, a close-knit campus, and teachers wearing all those hats, you’ll find faculty mentors all around you.
Our students learn to think independently, give back to the world, and work hard in all aspects of their life. Our priorities include:
- providing a rigorous educational program;
- challenging students with interdisciplinary work;
- engaging students in ways that give them an international perspective, lead them to embrace diversity, and develop their cross-cultural competence; and
- inspiring a commitment to environmental sustainability.
Unlike most schools you might explore, CIS has a unique schedule—in which students take classes that meet for extended varying blocks of time. Students normally take six or seven courses per year. Offerings include a mix of full-credit and half-credit academic courses as well as co-curricular offerings in athletics, outdoor education, arts, outreach, and leadership opportunities.
We’re proud of the our outstanding program we are building and faculty we are assembling; we believe the team will distinguish themselves by inspiring and teaching our students and each other in service of a better world.