Paul Walton 1
Paul Walton
Principal
Paul Walton 1

Paul Walton

Principal

Mr Walton graduated as an Information Communication and Technology teacher in the UK and worked for over 10 years at 2 different schools. He then moved overseas and has enjoyed working in leadership positions at four different international schools in Hungary, Malaysia (twice) and Texas.

He believes that we should encourage students to follow their passions, ambitions and inspire them to reach beyond what they feel is possible. All students should enjoy a great learning experience that is progressive, exciting and personalised. Mr Walton has a MA in Leadership and Management and the UK’s NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Head teachers). He has worked for two different exam boards, developed a pilot IGCSE course and led a group of schools in ‘Assessment for Learning’ in the UK.

His track record of school improvement, student-led learning and leading excellent academic outcomes is something that he is extremely proud of. Mr Walton has led a UK school out of over 600 others to be awarded the SSAT (The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) ‘Learning Experience Award’ in 2005, received awards from BECTA (The British Educational Communications Technology Agency) and was nominated for ‘Teacher of the Year’ in 2008 from the National Teaching Awards Trust.

He is a qualified outdoor leader (Snowsport England), has led Skiing/Snowboarding trips, International Award trips and a European Code Camp promoting computational thinking across 7 schools. Mr Walton is excited to learn about Slovenian culture, getting involved in a wide range of sports and exploring this wonderful country.

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Katarina Zelezinger
Katarina Železinger
Head of Primary
Katarina Zelezinger

Katarina Železinger

Head of Primary

Whole-school SEN Coordinator

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Železinger was born in Slovenia, but grew up in the UK. She gained a BSc in Psychology and Social Anthropology from Brunel University and trained as a TEFL teacher before joining the International School of London. She later moved to Spain, as School Psychologist and SEN Coordinator at the International College of Marbella and other schools in the area.

After returning to Slovenia, Mrs Železinger joined BISL in its opening year as a Music and Art Teacher, working with both Primary and Secondary students, and as SEN Coordinator and Administrator. In the years since, she has also been a Primary Class Teacher, has taken on the role of Child Protection Officer and has been the Head of Primary since 2014.

With her musical background and her experience in performing arts and training young people, Mrs Železinger has been a keen member of BIMS, as both a teacher and student, and is currently working hard to master the saxophone.

Stephanie Andronikos2020
Stephanie Andronikos
Head of Secondary
Stephanie Andronikos2020

Stephanie Andronikos

Head of Secondary

Director of Assessment

Mathematics Teacher

Ms Andronikos is Greek/Australian. She graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelors degree in Education and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education. Before moving to Slovenia to join BISL, she taught for 10 years in one of Australia's top private schools.

Ms Andronikos is passionate about working with Secondary students, building in them a strong foundation and high standards and expectations from which their academic, social and emotional wellbeing can flourish. In her spare time, she enjoys Latin dancing and loves going on long walks to explore the countryside with her Slovene partner and their dog.