Faculty and Staff

Excellence and experience

At ISZL, we recognise that our most important asset is our staff. We are a community where positive relationships are central to the mission of the school. Practices that establish and nurture relationships between staff, students and parents are embedded into school life. There is a culture of mutual respect that supports our global community, to learn and live together in harmony. With employees from almost 40 countries, we are international in every sense and have a vast array of world experiences to share.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation World School and the only school in Central Switzerland offering the IB programme to ages 3 – 18, ISZL attracts a high quality staff seeking to grow in their careers. The excellence of our programmes and our ideal location makes ISZL a desirable school in which to learn, work and teach.

Characteristics of an ISZL Professional

For our Faculty and Staff, we seek professionals who are:

  • Motivated by our mission statement.
  • Truly care about the academic and personal development of the students.
  • Believe in the need for continued professional development.
  • Practice working with parents as partners.
  • Possess the personal values that are aligned with our values and those of the International Baccalaureate.

Believers in Life-Long Learning

At ISZL, we encourage our staff to stay up-to-date with new trends as well as learn fresh strategies, techniques and methods for enhancing student learning. With that goal in mind, ISZL has developed a Professional Development programme for our employees and also provides in-service days twice per school year.

Importance of Child Protection

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. ISZL has a Code of Conduct, a Child Protection Policy and procedures supporting this on-going commitment. All employees and volunteers are required to undertake a security clearance. This takes the form of a criminal records report and a special excerpt from Swiss criminal records for those working with children. Learn more about Child Protection at ISZL.

Faculty & Staff Demographics


How to Work with us

If you are interested in working for ISZL, please learn more about our recruitment process.

Voices from our Faculty and Staff

Bernadette Fässler
  • Faculty & Staff

Armed with mostly high school music, philosophy and coaching experiences from South Africa and the UK, I joined the ISZL teaching staff on Valentine’s Day 2006. It has been an amazingly awesome adventure of ...

  • Community Voices
  • Staff
Kevin Berndt
  • Faculty & Staff

I am a teacher and parent in the ISZL community. As a teacher I have found the staff to be warm and open...

  • Community Voices
  • Staff
Mark Newman
  • Faculty & Staff

The ever present respected rapport between students and faculty at the High School promotes open, honest and mature communication. I can sit down with a sports team captain and discuss...

  • Community Voices
  • Staff