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Diana Smith (Rue Schaub, LGB, Mies, La Chât, Nations 1970-2010)

Posted By Alumni Office, jeudi 12 mars 2015

 Diana Smith   Diana Smith

1. When did you work at the International School of Geneva and what was/were your role(s)?
I was a Class 1 and 2 teacher from 1970 to 1979 at the Lycée des Nations, (which became part of the Foundation in 1975); I then taught from 1979 to 1997 at LGB primary school. From 1997 to 1999 I took leave to be the Principal of the International School of Monaco.

On returning to Geneva, I became the Principal of the newly opened Mies Campus (an annexe of La Châtaigneraie) from 1999 to 2005. I then moved up to La Châtaigneraie, where I was Principal of the Primary School from 2005 to 2009. My last year at Ecolint was Principal of the Primary School at the Campus des Nations – 2009 to 2010.

2. Describe your life today, where you live and what you do.
I still live in Geneva – where I love to spend time with my grandchildren.

After leaving Ecolint, I went to India for nearly two years, where I helped to open a new Academy for the Aga Khan Network – I was also Principal of the Academy for a full school year after opening. I was so blessed to be able to have this fascinating experience. In Geneva, I am Vice-President of ‘Friends of India’, a small charity that does fantastic work especially for women and children in the state of Tamil Nadu. We opened a new school in Tirunelveli last summer. I was lucky to visit again in recent weeks to work with the teachers and children. (For more information, please visit friends-of-india.org.)

3. What are your strongest memories of working at Ecolint?
There are so many!! I was lucky to work in several campuses with terrific colleagues and wonderful students. I think the strongest memories come from the social occasions such as open days for parents; seasonal celebrations; Hallowe’en at the Mies campus; graduations; field trips; special assemblies; dramatic and musical presentations; sports days ... so many great times when we all got together!!

4. To what extent do you like to keep in touch with former students and colleagues?
I am lucky to see many of my former colleagues from all the different decades of my life in Ecolint. Reunion dinners, get-togethers or just Sunday teatime. I have been able to keep in touch with quite a few former students – mainly at Christmas – and now Facebook seems to be a great way to reconnect. I am so happy and proud to have been a part of the Ecolint team for forty years.

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