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Meet Our New Teachers!

LAS new teachers ´20

We are so excited to welcome a number of wonderful individuals to our teaching staff/LAS family this year! In the mix we have a Spanish teacher who was a national-level basketball player for Spain, a Social Studies and Business teacher with a passion for cycling and the great outdoors, and more! We’re looking forward to a great year ahead with these excellent educators! 


Science Teacher (Prep Years) 
Alice Jackson

Alice will be joining us from the UK, where she was Head of Department at a school in Reading. Alice is a former Cambridge rower and physics specialist and will be joining the Savoy Prep Years Science team.


Social Studies & Business Teacher (Prep Years)
Jeremy Gleason 

A keen outdoor enthusiast and biker, Jeremy will be joining the Social Studies Department on the Prep Years team, coming from Colombia. He will also be teaching entrepreneurship in the Young Founder's Incubator, LAS edge.

  IB DP Spanish (Diploma Years)
Uxua Mendez Goya

Uxua will be joining us from an IB school in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. A Spanish native, she played national-level basketball for Spain. She will be teaching IB DP Spanish.
  Learning Support Specialist (Diploma Years)
Cristina Capuzzi

Cristina will be joining the BEC team as the Learning Support Specialist in the Diploma Years. She will be relocating from the USA with her husband Casey and their two young daughters Edith & Violet.
  IB DP Business Management Teacher (Diploma Years)
Vanessa Carvalho

Vanessa is a former LAS co-op who lives in Leysin. Her most recent position was at Le Regent Crans Montana where she taught IB DP Business Management and Economics.























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