Parents Support Group

For general inquiries, comments, suggestions and interest in volunteering for upcoming events, you can reach us
For class-specific communication, please email your representative at the allocated email address stated below.
The chairperson for the parent support group for the school year 2017-2018 is Desa Facey
Secretary: Daphne Wittich
Treasurer: Ingrid Diepeveen
You can contact the Chairperson via
Current Representatives:

Carl Demeree
MYP1A Representative
“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” -Horace Mann. Progressive schools are the lifeblood of any thriving community and reflect the values that will shape the character of our children and society.  Our family moved from the United States two years ago and I joined the PSG to offer assistance in any manner to this uniquely progressive young school.  My son is in MYP1 and is a member of the Student Council.  

Alina Pintelie
MYP1B Representative
I’m Alina Pintelie, I come from Romania and I have a wonderful son, currently in MYP1. I believe the old proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child” is true so I’m ready to contribute with what I can to make our children learning journey as fruitful and enjoyable as possible. The best education should be a continuous joint effort between school and parents and I am glad to be having the opportunity to be a part of it for my son.

Salma Loukile
MYP2A Representative
My name is Salma Loukile. One of my 4 kids “Reda” is in MPY2A. I have been involved in different PSG’s since the first school years of my kids. It’s very important to engage as a parent in the school of my kids. That is why I didn’t hesitate when this opportunity came by. I am looking forward to contribute to the PSG.

Chetna Bohara
MYP2B Representative
My name is Chetna Bohara. I originally come from India (Mumbai). I am in the Netherlands for past 16 years. I have 2 daughters at ISAlmere in MYP2b and in MYP1b. This is my first year in PSG so I am looking forward to work with all the enthusiastic parents. ISAlmere is a growing community. And I am glad to be part of this process where our school develops into a larger, strong school.

Yvonne Fischer
MYP3A Representative
My name is Yvonne Fischer. I have 2 sons at ISAlmere in MYP3 and in MYP5. I used to work in the financial services industry until a few years ago. After that, I have graduated as a children’s coach. I joined the PSG because I believe that having an enthusiast Parent Support Group is a very valuable addition to our school. My goal is to contribute in creating a positive, energetic school atmosphere, where students, staff and parents of all cultures and nationalities enjoy being. ISAlmere is a growing community. And I am glad to be part of this process where our school develops into a larger, strong school.

Luciana Fonseca
MYP3B Representative
My name is Luciana Fonseca and my daughter currently attends ISA – MYP3b. We have only been in Almere for 3 months but we are settling in well and the school is a big part of our lives. I am from Brazil but have lived, studied and worked in the US, UK, Spain, and Australia before coming to The Netherlands. My professional history is as diverse as the countries I’ve lived in and ranges from Photography, Art, Communication and Digital Media to International Education and Business Development. I am pleased to be a parent representative and hope I can somehow contribute in making ISA an even better school for our children. 

Desa Facey
MYP4i1 Representative, Chairperson
My name is Desa Facey.  Our family moved to the Netherlands in 2015 from Boston.  I have a son in MYP5 and a daughter in MYP4.  Being a member of the PSG has really helped me to integrate into the community.  I have met so many wonderful parents who have always been willing to lend a helping hand to support our school and each other.  I believe that the continuity of special traditions and celebrations is one of the more important factors of our children’s school experience, and I am excited to assist in upholding these traditions this year.  The PSG is very fortunate to have a large and dynamic group of parents, many of whom have just newly joined our school and I look forward to working with everyone.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to help out.

Szylvia Janosi
MYP4i2 Representative

Hi, I’m Szilvia Jánosi from Hungary. I’m glad to be asked to represent the class of my oldest daughter. I believe that together we are stronger, we can reach our goals. Through my 3 daughters I know a few different school systems, and I would like to help to develop this school too. I’m pleased to be part of this community and to support the school, the parents and the children.

Caroline Rood
MYP4b Representative
My name is Caroline Rood. I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. I have 2 daughters, 13 and 10 years old. The oldest one just joined the ISAlmere this year in MYP4b. The youngest one is still in 8th grade of elementary school. I joined the PSG because I would like to be engaged in the school of our children. I have always been actively involved in my daughters’ school in some way, like being a ”class parent'(klasse-ouder) or ‘‘library assistant’’ (bieb-moeder) for a number of years. Being part of the PSG will be a new experience and challenge, making myself useful for the school community and trying to make the school time experience for all children as good as possible. 

Amal Le Collen
MYP5i Representative

My name is Amal Le Collen. MY sone is in MYP5i. I joined the Parents Support Group, because I believe in the golden triangle of education system: Teachers, Parents, and Students. Each component requires individual attention and has its own unique needs. Each also has unique contributions and ideas. Our goal is to make sure; we all contribute to create a strong and supporting School Community. I am an entrepreneur, a data enthusiast, and a lifelong learner. I truly believe on the following quote: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela.

MYP5b Representative

Tinbit Legesse, Daphne Wittich (Secretary) and Ingrid Diepeveen(Treasurer)
DP1 Representative
My name is Tinbit Legesse Getachew. I have been living in the Netherlands a couple of years. I have two sons, my oldest son joined ISA since last year and my youngest son is still in local school Weesp. Since last year I joined PSG group. I believe that every contribution and supports will help the school to make the students, parents, and teachers closer. It is a pleasure to be part of this group to support and help the school during events and different celebrations.  It is also a privilege actively to participate in various events with ISA community to make the school international atmosphere.
Hello, my name is Daphne Wittich. My family and I moved to Almere from North Carolina, USA, where I worked as the director of a Bioscience PhD program. I have two children in DP1 and thought it would be great to participate in the Parent Support Group (PSG). The International Baccalaureate Diploma program is a great program and I wanted to be a resource for other parents in the program.
Hello, my name is Ingrid Diepeveen. After 10 years being abroad, we decided to go back to the Netherlands and sending our son to ISAlmere, so he can finish his 2 years IB at the international school. He started last summer in DP1. To keep connected to the international community and to be a liaison between school and the parents I decided to become a volunteer at the PSG. I am the treasurer and also a back up representative for DP1. I’m looking forward working for the school.

Marielle Bax
DP2 Representative
My name is Marielle Bax. I was born in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. I have 4 children, our son is almost 21 years old and three daughters in the age of 19, 17 and 15. My daughter of 17 joined the school this year in DP2. We were very lucky and happy that ISAlmere accepted her in DP2. She really enjoys the school and gets along very well with her schoolmates. That was also one of the reasons I joined the PSG to give something back to the school, because they made it happen that Lieselot didn’t need to redo DP1.
With 4 children I was always involved in the school. Most of the time I was a school representative. And when I lived in Toronto I helped set up the York International Parents Association. We had a PTA, but there was nothing organized for international parents who joined the school and felt lost. Now the YIPA is an important part of The York School, Toronto. After more than 20 years abroad, I am really happy to be back in The Netherlands. And through the PSG I want to make sure new people feel welcome and if they have any questions or concerns, I would love to help them.


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