Learning does not occur when we teach. Learning happens when we explore.

Sarah O’Connor-Townshend

I am from a rural town in New Zealand. My husband Cameron and I recently moved to The Netherlands and have been loving it. Back home, I have taught in both Kindergarten and Primary School Education, in rural and urban settings.

I am passionate about education and feel honored to provide students with a positive, solid foundation for their learning.

I enjoy being on the farm, exploring new places, meeting new people, spending time with my friends and family.

Dafina Kabashi

My name is Dafina Kabashi. I am from Prishtina, the bustling capital city of Kosovo. I have been living in the Netherlands since 2022. I graduated from the University of Prishtina in Primary Education. I have previously worked for an IB school and the International School of Prishtina, which have been instrumental for me to learn from different educational cultures. 

I aim to utilize my dedication to children’s educational needs and development to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking in a way that increases student performance.

In my spare time I enjoy running, travelling, doing watersports and meeting friends. Teaching is my passion and it is a true privilege to exercise this for and on behalf of the AIS community.