Welcome to the AIS family.

Marique van Heerden

I am originally from South Africa, a melting pot of different cultures and diverse backgrounds. Growing up in this multi-cultural country and teaching in various countries such as Russia, Japan, Czech Republic and the Netherlands, it is important to me to celebrate my students’ individuality in a safe and supporting environment.

I obtained my Finance degree, PGCE and BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from universities in South Africa. In the future, I hope to further my education in child psychology. I have also been teaching for seven years in an IB and British curriculum environment and I especially love teaching upper primary years.

In my class, building strong relationships with each other and ensuring that we all have a say in our learning are key ingredients to a successful year.

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy horse riding, photography and traveling to different countries.

Griselda Orozco Cardoso

I am Spanish and Argentinean, I started my professional teaching career 28 years ago as an ELA teacher in primary school.

Almost four years ago now… I decided to join a wonderful team to start up a new primary international school in Amstelveen, Amstelland International School.

During the last 16 years, I practiced as an educational tutor for diverse age levels from kindergarten to adults in language schools in Spain.

I like swimming indoors and cycling along the Dutch green paths, being in contact with nature and also enjoying a warm cup of tea while reading a book.