of the month

April 2023

Mrs Elisabetta Bernardi

K3 Lead Teacher

Field: Early Childhook

How long have you taught at IST?
I’ve been teaching at IST for nearly thirty years! It’s been a long journey full of excitement and joy. I’ve met hundreds of children and dealt with families from all around the world.

Describe IST in 3 words.
Challenging, Cheerful, Creative

What is your favorite thing about the community?
I enjoy the feeling of multicultural contact as it still gives me the possibility to expand my knowledge about the world and the people who live in it. There’s always something new to learn about customs and traditions of different countries which is so important for understanding other people’s cultures.

What are the typical characteristics of an IST student?
The main characteristics are mental flexibility, open minds and overall independence.

What is your favorite memory at IST?
I still remember my dear colleague Julie Calafiore who has been my guide during my first year at IST. She is no longer with us but I have lots of nice memories of her and the good times we had together.

What would you be if you weren’t a teacher?
I would probably be a psychologist.