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Grégory and Céline Méan


Grégory Méan, Director for several years, continues to uphold the La Garenne values, with his wife Céline Méan, a former student. Both of them continue to provide a warm family atmosphere and high academic standards in order that the students stand in good stead for their future.

Patrice and Wendy Méan

Previous Directors and Public Relations

Mr and Mrs Méan, former owners and directors, continue to work for the school. Mr Méan is responsible for the development of the school. Mrs Méan works in Public Relations. She continues to spend her time at school with all the students and the parents. She enjoys teaching private lessons.

Stephanie Méan

School Secretary

Mrs Mean has been working at la Garenne since 2015. She is responsible for maintaining contacts with the parents of our current and future students for the academic year as well as for La Garenne summer camp. Mrs Mean speaks fluent English and French.

Derek Lineham

Head Teacher

Mr. Lineham has over thirty years’ experience in international boarding education. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Management and is also an experienced leader of accreditation teams for the Council of International Schools (CIS). Originally a teacher and Houseparent, he then became Academic Director and finally Headmaster of an international boarding school in Villars (Beau Soleil College).

Adam Jozef

Head of Secondary School

Mr Jozef has a range of teaching experience including over ten years as an IB Diploma Programme Coordinator. He has taught in the Middle East, the UK and Germany and has held various positions of responsibility including three years as Head of a Secondary School. He also works as a School Visit Team Member and Workshop Leader on behalf of the International Baccalaureate organisation.

Danielle Allard

Head of Primary School

Mrs. Allard from England, has been working at La Garenne since 2008 teaching all of the classes within Key Stage 1 & 2. She has implemented many new programmes including the IPC and Cambridge throughout the school as well as overseeing the day to day running of the Primary Section, Reception to Year 6.

Kate Bradley

Head of Boarding Senior School

Kate joined La Garenne and our community in August 2020 and joins us from her role as Head of Secondary at another Swiss international school. Many of the pupils under Kate’s leadership went on to attend some the finest universities in the world, including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge. Kate achieved Advanced Skills Teacher status in the UK only 2 years into teaching and worked in both Leeds and Birmingham before beginning her international career.

Céline Gelli

Director of Admissions

Mrs. Gelli is the school Head of Admissions. She is passionate about her work as she was educated in a local private boarding school. She has a wealth of experience in education and administration. Céline speaks French, English, Spanish and Italian.

Jane Tysoe

Academic Assistant

Jane graduated with a degree in French and Education from Sussex University, and has taught in prestigious boarding Prep Schools in the UK as well as taking on roles of housemother, Head of Girls, and also as joint Head with her husband. She has been living in Switzerland for over 23 years, working as a teacher, housemother, Head of Juniors and Head’s wife at three renowned international schools.

Jérôme Burny

Head of Sport and Outdoor Education

Jerome Burny has been a member of the La Garenne Family since 2011, as Head of sports and expeditions, Jerome has integrated a variety of different sports activities for the students during their free time and weekends as well as upholding the academic requirements for sports curriculum throughout the school

Marco Marques

Responsable Logistique et Maintenance

Marco Marques has been a member of the La Garenne family since 2012, he is responsible for the school maintenance, safety and housekeeping department. One of our qualified bus drivers, Marco is also appreciated by all the students who he transports to their various meetings and activities throughout the year.

Matthew Fuller

Beau-Site Houseparent

Mylene Gacis

La Garenne Houseparent

Aurelie Marques

Health & Welfare Officer

Lina Candiello




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