Faculty

Resposibilities:

Administration

Eric Larson
Director
Short biography:

Mr. Larson is from the United States. He holds a Master's degree in educational leadership and has 22 years of experience leading schools in five countries. In his spare time he enjoys reading, traveling, playing music and spending time with his family.

Mark Robertson Jones
Secondary School Principal
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Mr. Robertson-Jones is from Exmouth, England, and has taught in the UK, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, China and Latvia. He holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Management. In his free time, Mr. Robertson-Jones enjoys music, sports and photography.

Beth Martin
PYP Coordinator
Short biography:

Mrs. Martin has been happy to call Latvia and ISL home for four years now. She has taught school for 14 years, 6 in music and 8 in theater. Her favorite musicals that she has directed are The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. In her free time she enjoys travel, spending time with her husband and their very old cats, and making miniatures.

Jessica Krueger, Ed. D.
DP Coordinator, Teacher, Humanities
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Dr. Krueger is from Colorado in the United States. She holds an Educational Doctorate in Leadership and Curriculum from Northeastern University. She has nineteen years of experience as an educator, including five in school leadership. She has worked in five different schools in five countries around the world. Dr. Krueger enjoys reading, snowsports, being outside, exploring the world, and enjoying precious moments with her friends and family. 

Staff

Vita Bodniece
Finance Manager
Short biography:

Ms. Bodniece is from Riga, Latvia. She has a degree in Economics. She has worked as a chief accountant in international companies such as Adidas, Diena and CV-Online Latvia. This is her fourth year at ISL. In her free time she enjoys travelling, dancing, drawing and spending time with her friends and family.

Margarita Boreisa-Visocka
Front Desk Administrator
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Ms. Margarita is from Latvia and has been working at ISL since 2017. Previously she had been working as a freelance translator and editor. In her free time she enjoys reading, sewing, and baking.

Maira Erliha
Admissions Coordinator, Transportation Coordinator
Short biography:

Ms. Maira is from Latvia. She holds a B.A. degree in English Philology. She joined ISL in 2003. Her previous work experience was with other international organizations, such as the British Council and the Soros Foundation - Latvia. Ms. Maira speaks Latvian, English and Russian. In her free time she enjoys being at the seaside, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.

Jelena Kokorevica
Accountant
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Ms. Jelena is from Jurmala, Latvia. This is her first year at ISL. She has more than 15 years of experience as the economist and accountant. She is a graduate of Riga Technical University. During her free time, Ms. Jelena enjoys going to gym, Nordic walking and spending time with her family and friends. 

Velga Lace
Day Maintenance
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Girts Martinsons
IT Administrator
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Mr. Martinsons is from Kuldiga, Latvia. He joined ISL in 2017. In his free time Girts enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports.

Karina Muzikants
Nurse
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Ms. Muzikants is an American-Latvian originally from Boston, USA. Ms. Muzikants has a Physician Assistant (PA) degree from Cornell University Medical College and worked in several ERs before moving with her family to Latvia. She has been at ISL for 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, enjoys all things Latvian, traveling and cooking.

Maris Neivalds
Facilities Manager
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Mr. Neivalds was born in Riga, Latvia, and hasa 20 years of experience working with different building services engineering systems. This is his 7th year at ISL. Maris speaks 3 languages: Latvian, English and Russian. He studied engineering and business. His educational background includes M.A. degree in electronics engineering from Riga Technical University (RTU) and an MBA degree from Riga Business School. In his free time he enjoys spending time with the family, traveling and cooking.

Zigita Paurniete
Business Manager
Short biography:

Ms. Paurniete is from Latvia. She has worked in Latvia and also abroad. She holds a Master’s degree in Law and Finance from Riga Graduate School of Law, and has been at ISL for five years. In her free time Ms. Paurniete enjoys travelling, roller-skating and snowboarding.

Madara Pole
Administrative Assistant
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Mrs. Madara is from Jurmala, Latvia. She holds a B.A. in Communication Sciences and she has been part of ISL since 2007. In her free time she enjoys photographing, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Ineta Straupe
Human Resources Manager
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Ms. Straupe is from Latvia. Before joining ISL in 2000 she traveled and worked in Russia, The Phillipines, Pakistan, Mongolia and UK. She has a Master's in Human Resources Management, which is her second M.A. (and second career).

Andris Vainovskis
Driver
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