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Erica Cirillo

French - Middle and HS Teacher

Hello! I am Erica Cirillo, I was born in London and raised in Naples and have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2001. I am a qualified English as a Second Language teacher, having taken my teaching certification through the University of Cambridge Local Exam Syndicate in 2000. I took my specialization in teaching young learners in 2004. Since 2008, I am a Cambridge Speaking examiner holding exams yearly. I have been teaching ESL at the ISN since 2013. My teaching experiences have a wide range. I started in Italian State High School participating in numerous European funded projects aimed at exposing students to innovative English learning methods and finalized to the Cambridge Exams. My teaching experience also includes teaching in several University Faculties in Naples such as Medicine, Ophthalmology and the Art Academy. Furthermore I held Content and Language Integrated Learning courses finalized to International Certifications for Public High School Teachers.

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Francesco Aiello

Elem. Host Nation/HS Italian

I've been teaching Italian language and culture to elementary through 12th grade at ISN since 2015. I have a master's degree in Philosophy, which is one of my passions, together with cinema, photography, and art. I also speak French fluently having lived and studied for two years in France. Teaching at ISN has given me the opportunity to celebrate different cultures in an environment where the values of global citizenship are promoted and developed in young people. Occasionally I collaborate as a journalist, writing about cultural subjects. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, swimming and traveling with my family. I grew professionally by studying, researching, and working for CNR in protection of cultural heritage; I am sure that beauty has to be shared in order to be meaningful.


Carlier Lucie Dominique Blanche

French - Middle and HS Teacher

I'm Lucie Carlier, teaching French at ISN since 2019. With a Master’s degree in French for foreigners (F.L.E.) and extensive experience in Italy and abroad, I've refined methods to enhance motivation and purpose in learning French. As a DELF examiner, I guide students towards certification, emphasizing its global significance. Learning French is crucial for becoming a global citizen.

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Rosaria Illiano

HS Italian

Hello, I'm from Naples, fluent in English, French, and basic Arabic. I'm a proud mom and specialize in teaching Italian as a second language. I hold a degree in 'Lingue e comunicazione interculturale' and a master's in 'Didattica dell’italiano L2'. Certified examiner for CILS, I've taught diverse groups including refugees and asylum seekers. My motto: 'A teacher is a student who never stops learning.'


Martinez Maria Tonalli

Spanish - Middle and HS Teacher

I joined ISN last year as a Spanish teacher, I am Mexican, I graduated in business administration at ETAC university in Mexico. In 2006 I came to live in Italy, I have worked as a Spanish teacher at the British institute in Naples, I am an oral examiner for all levels of Spanish at the Cervantes institute in Naples, I have worked in different public schools in Naples for secondary and high school.

I grew up in a school context, my parents are teachers and they founded a private school 35 years ago in Mexico. During my studies I worked there as an English teacher.

I like to listen to children, and I firmly believe that teachers, besides teaching a specific subject, are a fundamental piece for the security and self-esteem of our students.

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Simona Bassano di Tufillo

Art Teacher

I'm Simona Bassano di Tufillo, an Art and Art History teacher at ISN since 2012. I hold two "Laurea cum laude" degrees in D.A.M.S and Graphics, and two Masters in Cultural Heritage Conservation. Certified in English by the University of Cambridge, I'm also a published cartoonist and illustrator. I'm passionate about sharing art in all its forms, fostering creativity and cultural heritage knowledge. Besides teaching, I'm a certified tour guide for Campania and have a love for languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, and Spanish.

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Mario De Salsi

PE Teacher

My name is Mario De Salsi. I am Italian. I have a Physical Education degree from ISEF in Naples. I have been teaching P.E. at ISN since 1994. I am a certified instructor for Spinning,, Pilates, TRX training, and EIPASS  24 CFU University Federico ||  . I also have my lifeguard licence and Dive Master certificate. My goal is to have the students learn all the basic skills necessary to execute, to the best of their ability, all the activities we cover in class.  This includes our fitness program and sports games, such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball, and kickball.

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Imma Marini

PE Teacher

Imma Marini is a seasoned educator and fitness enthusiast, specializing in dance and physical education. With over three decades of experience, she holds a Physical Education degree and has been a valuable member of The International School of Naples since 1994. Imma's expertise encompasses various disciplines, including aerobics, functional training, spinning, zumba, and postural stretching. Fluent in Italian and English, she also communicates proficiently in German, French, and Spanish. With outstanding organizational and managerial skills, Imma excels in team dynamics and is driven by her unwavering passion for her work.

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Maria Eleonora Bonnici

Computer Teacher

Maria Eleonora Bonnici, a British/Italian citizen, brings a wealth of experience from both nations. With a strong affinity for technology, she holds a first-class honors BSc. HONS in Digital Technology, Design & Innovation. Maria's teaching journey spans adult education, Italian instruction, and ESL. Since 2002, she's been a pivotal Computer Teacher at ISN, expanding to elementary levels in 2015. Ongoing professional development, including Google Educator certification, fuels her passion for education.

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Maria Borisova

Music Teacher

Hello everyone! I'm Maria Borisova, but you can call me Masha. I'm delighted to work as a music teacher at ISN. I'm an alumna of a similar school in Russia, which has provided me with an open-minded global perspective and proficiency in multiple languages. I hold a specialist degree with honors and a PhD in contemporary and jazz music from the Gnesin Russian Music Academy, where I also served as a professor.

With 14 years of experience as a vocal coach and music teacher, I've had the privilege of working in various educational institutions, TV projects, and festivals. As a singer, I've participated in competitions and festivals all over the globe, collaborated with the Yury Bashmet orchestra and the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, connecting with numerous talented individuals along my journey.



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Andreozzi Concetta

Early Childhood Education Assistant

Hello my name is Concetta Andreozzi. I am an Italian. My experience with children started after receiving my Teacher Training diploma. I was a first grade substitute teacher at a Montessori school when I was inspired by the Montessori educational approach. I attended a seminar on Early Childhood Education. I have been working as an educational assistance since 2008. I joined the ISN in 2011 as the Pre-school assistant. I believe school should be a happy and peaceful environment where children can grow and learn to be independent.


Roberta Piccirillo

Early Childhood Education Assistant

My name is Roberta Piccirillo, and I am a dual national US/Italian citizen born in Naples.  I attended American military schools across Europe and lived in the United States for 4 years. I have been working as a teacher assistant in bilingual schools throughout Naples for seven years also training and working with Montessori teachers. Being my first year at ISN, I look forward to an exciting year and I hope to make your child’s experience memorable.  I have a sincere passion for working with children and most of all enjoy exploring, learning, and having fun with them.

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Candida De Giovanni

Pre School Assistant

Hi I'm the Pre School Assistant

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Rosachiara Ferrillo  

Teacher Assistant

Hi I'm a teacher Assistant

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