Saliha Aslan joins BMS this year as the Primary School Principal, bringing with her over 17 years of experience in international education as a school leader and educator. In her most recent posting, Saliha was Principal and Head of School at an international school in Istanbul, successfully leading the strategic vision of the school and the K-8 academic program. Saliha holds a graduate degree in school leadership and has extensive experience in leading authorization and accreditation evaluations for international schools across the world. In her role as Principal, Saliha is a strong advocate of transformative leadership, facilitating change by creating a culture that both inspires and builds trust amongst students, teachers, staff, and parents.
Erica Coutrim joins BMS Primary this school year, after leading a bilingual school in her home country of Brazil. Erica holds a Ph.D. in education and is an expert in the field of multilingualism and educational technology. As a strong proponent of holistic language acquisition in international settings, Erica is passionate about creating strategic frameworks for teachers to successfully implement in the classroom, aiding both the development and mastery of key competencies in the Early Learning and Primary School years. As a published author and international educational consultant, Erica places keen focus on curriculum design and the role of technology in student learning.
Tim Stroh has over 16 years of international teaching and leadership experience in schools throughout Europe. He has previously worked as the PYP Coordinator at BMS and has a strong interest in curriculum development, technology use in education, and concept-based teaching and learning. As Vice Principal Academic Achievement & Well-Being, Tim is committed to developing agency in students and fostering learning connections that go beyond the classroom walls.