Daria Plikova - Chairperson

Child in PYP8a

My family has lived in 3 different countries. We came to Denmark 2 years ago.

I joined PTA to help support the programs and events that help enhance students' experiences at school. Together we can build a strong AIS community.

Emilie Zelander - EY liaison

emz@ais-aarhus.dk

PYP3 Homeroom Teacher

I relocated to Aarhus in 2014 and has been teaching at the AIS EY Campus since 2015. My son joined AIS EY last year.

I am joining the PTA because I think it's important to build a strong Learning Community/School Community where students, families and staff can thrive and grow.

Faith Kumaraswamy – Welcome Team

fk@aarhusacademy.dk

Visual Art and Danish (C) Teacher, I have been working at AIS since 2011. I come from Sri-Lanka and have lived in Denmark since 1986.

My background consists of international experience from working with and in many different cultures, such as in Sri-Lanka, India, Canada, Germany and Denmark.

I joined the PTA to support and contribute my skills and experience with school events and also to help the newcomers to get settled in our community.

Kathryn Templeman – MYP Liaison, Fundraising Team

kt@ais-aarhus.dk

Middle School Principal and MYP Coordinator.

Children in MYP1 and MYP1.

I am responsible for the academic and social well-being of all the students from the ages of 11 to 16. I am also responsible for the Service as Action programme in the MYP and will liaise between the PTA committee and the MYP Homeroom teachers to ensure that the students in the middle school are involved at all levels of the community.

Mads Krogsholm – Event Coordinator

moodymads@gmail.com

Children in MYP1 and MYP3.

I’m the father of two fantastic kids, Anna (MYP3) and Emil (MYP1).

In my younger years I worked as a chef. But today I am opening my restaurant in the center of Aarhus.

Margaret Kristensen - PYP liaison, Welcome Team

mmk@ais-aarhus.dk

PYP Administrator, PYP teacher.

I have been living in Denmark for the past 23 years. My husband is Danish, and I have 2 children, a daughter who just turned 21 and a son who is 16. Since qualifying as a teacher 30 years ago I have taught in a variety of schools in Ireland, Australia, Denmark. I love travelling, cooking, reading, hiking and renovating our old farmhouse.

I feel that the PTA offers us a unique opportunity to work together to build a strong AIS community.

Ofer Ravid – Treasurer

teatron@gmail.com

Child in PYP4/8, MYP Teacher.

We came to Aarhus 4 years ago from Israel after having lived also in the UK, USA, and Argentina.

I joined the PTA to help make the cultural life in school a rich and lively experience and contribute from my experience as a theatre director and producer.

Rachael Bro - Secretary

Child in MYP3

Hi, we have JUST arrived in Denmark. We have been living in Sweden for most of this year and come from New Zealand. I love travelling and am looking forward to the opportunity of rediscovering Europe.

As a very new outsider, I currently have time to offer a hand and hopefully will learn from others and make new friends along the way. In New Zealand, I coordinated a programme in the Medical School of the University and have worked in Community Development, Organisational Development, HR, office management, recreation and leisure and have also been a tour guide in Europe. I strongly believe connecting socially is important for quality of life and fulfilment, so look forward to contributing in providing these opportunities, meeting you all and making AIS a fun, inclusive community.