After School Care Teachers

Chiara Giani

Chiara Giani

ASCP, Enrichments and Mother Tongue Program Coordinator

Ms. Giani was born and raised in Turin, Italy. She holds a Degree in Art History, she teaches Italian and she has been teaching at ØIS since 2011.

Every year she organizes an International Music Competition for Young Performers. She loves to travel, to read, to listen to music, art and photography.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

“It's an exciting cultural center and I like the relaxed lifestyle! I love the idea of living in a European capital where environmental issues are considered as important as technologic development.”

Magdalena Povlsen

Magdalena Povlsen

Pre-K Teacher Assistant and ASCP Teacher

Ms. Magdalena was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, where she studied education and social work. Later she moved to Toronto, CA to study fine arts.

She volunteered at Central Technical School in Toronto, leading workshops in print marking and painting for children while working as junior newscaster for the Czech television station in Canada. Ms. Magdalena has lived in Copenhagen with her husband since 2009.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

"The multicultural aspect of the city, having friends from all over the world, cultural life, galleries, summer and the fresh air."

Valdís Björk Thorgeirsdóttir

Valdís Björk Thorgeirsdóttir

ASCP Pedagogical Assistant

Ms. Björk was born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Iceland in 2013.

Ms. Björk has worked with children throughout her life, in kindergartens, summer camps and as a babysitter. She also has some experience working with autistic children using the TEACCH method.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

“I love all the nice green parks around the city and how easy and fun it is to bike around. I also really like how nice the people are and the all-around atmosphere is very cozy or hyggelig."

Venera Stika

Venera Stika

ASCP Pedagogical Assistant

Ms. Venera was born in Albania and at the age of eight she moved to Greece with her family. She started violin lessons at the age of six and continued her studies at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and the University of Music Science and Arts specializing in violin teaching.

She also holds a diploma from the Tibor Varga Music Academy in Hungary. She previously taught music and violin at the Conservatory and Music School in Greece.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

 "That Denmark respects human rights and gives you the sense of safety and freedom."

Yasmin Hildebrandt

Yasmin Hildebrandt

ASCP Pedagogical Assistant– on maternity leave

Ms. Yasmin was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She moved to Copenhagen in October 2013. Ms. Yasmin holds a Banking & Finance degree and worked several years for the largest Swiss Bank.

She began working in the ASCP at ØIS in 2014 because she wanted to do something completely different – she loves to hear the children’s laughter which fills her with positive energy.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

“I love the Work-Life Balance, lovely cafés, the lakes, Summerbird Chocolate, long summer nights and especially the Danish social system.”

Ragna Björg Guðbrandsdóttir

Ragna Björg Guðbrandsdóttir

ASCP Pedagogical Assistant

Mrs. Ragna is from Iceland’s Capital Reykjavik. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Iceland.

She lived for 7 years in the United States where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.

Mrs. Ragna has for many years worked as a clinical social worker with children and families that have experienced trauma in their life.

She has also lived in Nicaragua and Uganda, working with vulnerable children. She moved to Copenhagen in 2013, and has a child in ØIS MYP4.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

“I like the Danish tempo of living, peace and quiet, biking around and being friendly to everyone you meet”.

Stephen Dominey

Stephen Dominey

ASCP Pedagogical Assistant

Mr. Stephen was born in London, England. Moved to Stockholm, Sweden with his family when he was two years old. His educational background is in Social Science. After his studies, Mr. Stephen worked many years as coordinator in the international IT sector.

He moved to Copenhagen in 2014 with his partner. Mr. Stephen has done sports all of his life, so training has been a major influence for him and still is. He has participated and coached children and teens in a wide range of sports such as ice hockey, gymnastics and Taekwondo. He really enjoys being involved in fun out and indoor activities that involves movement.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

"I really like the laid backed lifestyle and the kind attitude people have against each other in this city. You can also commute all around Copenhagen by bike in a safe and easy way."

Julius Beglaubter

Julius Beglaubter

ASCP Pedagogical Assistant

Mr. Julius was born and raised in Copenhagen and he has lived here his whole life.

He is half Danish and half Polish. In his spare time he likes to stay active, by playing different kinds of sport activities.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

“What I like the most about Copenhagen is the multiculturalism.”

Paloma Andersen

ASCP Pedagogical Assistant(Morning)

Edward Treacy

Edward Treacy

ASCP Teacher Assistant

Edward grew up in England, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and Art History at Goldsmiths University, London in 2004 and a Graduate Diploma in Law at University of Law, London in 2015. He has 5 years experience working with vulnerable young people in London. What do I most like about Copenhagen? Swimming in the harbour. Only in the summer!

Sarah McNulty

Sarah McNulty

ASCP Teacher Assistant

Ms. Sarah was raised in Phoenix, USA & Germany. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, London and BA from Georgetown University, Washington DC. She is a practicing artist that has spent her adult life living in New York, London & Copenhagen, exhibiting internationally and now running a project space in Amagerbro. She has worked with numerous arts, design and educational institutions throughout this time, and enjoyed working with a wide range of young and older students. What do I most like about Copenhagen? The ambitious and egalitarian nature of the society, the sense of possibility, and the language! I also love the time and support it offers artistic endeavors.  

Benjamin Treadwell

ASCP Teacher Assistant

Mr Ben was born in Melbourne, Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Media & Communications and German from the University of Melbourne in 2015. Mr Ben has previously been involved in English teaching programs within Denmark and also tutored migrants and refugees in Australia. What do I most like about Copenhagen? I love being able to cycle through the city. I also love to window shop and explore all the interesting and unique stores within Copenhagen.

Jennifer Bauer

Jennifer Bauer

ASCP Teacher Assistant

Ms. Jennifer Bauer is the lower PYP music teacher and part of ASCP.  Jennifer is in her eleventh year of teaching and is originally from Chicago, USA.  Jennifer has taught instrumental, choral and general music to ages three through eighteen.  She has taught at public high schools and private schools in the Chicago area for eight years and in international schools in Denmark for two years.  She has completed IB training, has a BM in Music Education and is currently pursuing her Masters.  Her main instrument is trumpet, she has played in the Chicago Brass Band, Heisenberg Uncertainty Players jazz band and the Aarhus Brass Band. What do I most like about Copenhagen? I love the culture and architecture in Copenhagen and its prime location for traveling throughout Europe.  I also like that Denmark, in general, strives to be environmentally conscientious.