“A lot of scientific evidence suggests that the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is not the brains they were born with, but their approach to life, the messages they receive about their potential, and the opportunities they have to learn.” - Jo Boaler

Beverly Minard

Hello! I am excited to be working at AIS this year. I grew up in Colorado, USA, but have been traveling and working in different environments for the past several years. The Netherlands will be my 4th international experience as I have also lived in Kazakhstan, Italy and Switzerland.

I enjoy teaching in the elementary level as the curiosity, fun and imagination of my students helps keep me young at heart. I like bringing creativity into the classroom as much as possible through unique projects and artistic representations.

In my free time you will find me reading, traveling, taking photos and collecting plants. 

Mahalakshmi Sampath 

Hey there! I am Mahalakshmi Sampath. You can refer to me as Millie. Originally from Chennai, India, I have been living in the Netherlands for the past five years.

In addition to holding a teaching certification in Elementary education, I have a Bachelor´s in Mathematic Honors and a Master´s in Computer Applications. However, my true passion lies in nurturing and inspiring young minds to think critically. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and have been fortunate to collaborate with both kids and educators in various educational settings.

When I am not busy, you will find me immersed in books or exploring the great outdoors. “Sound of Music” holds a special place in my heart as my all-time favorite movie.

I am incredibly excited to join AIS as the Upper Primary teaching assistant this year!