School Academic Leadership Team (SALT)

Angela Fairs



I feel very privileged to be the Founding Principal at BBIS and after almost 20 years in British and International schools, fully believe in the power of smaller international schools like ours, to enable students and teachers to achieve more than they think they can.
I am committed to nurturing self confident, globally-minded students, with mindsets for success. My vocation and calling is international education, although I started my educational career in London, and held leadership positions at the prestigious Alleyns School, Dulwich, London, before moving to become Head of Primary at Dover Court International School in Singapore.

Jonathan Spinks

Deputy Principal, Head of Performing Arts
MYP Teacher


In my opinion teaching is still the best job in the world and I believe passionately in inspiring students, not just academically, but personally, socially and also to make a difference in the world.
I have been in education now for just over 20 years and started my teaching career in Poland. I have since worked in the UK and other international schools in Budapest and Bali. I have a wide range of experience in teaching and leadership across the entire 4-18 age range.

Barb Dilthey

MYP coordinator
Head of individuals and society
MYP Teacher



Hi, my name is Barb Dilthey. I have been working as an educator for 18 years and have been an MYP Coordinator, Individual & Societies teacher and MYP Personal Project Coordinator for 13 years. My passion for supporting the education of young people leads me to continually strive to find new ways to improve student learning and care.

Gary Brandon

GL Assessment Coordinator
Form Tutor 6GB


Originating from a small seaside town called Margate in Southern England, I graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Newcastle. However, my life changed when I gained a TEFL qualification and moved to South Korea to teach English as a foreign language.
Above all else, I like to see children enjoying every day of school, leaving each day with new knowledge instilled in them.

Nicole Tomaschofsky

Head Of EAL Staff

I was born and raised in Austria, not far from the city of Salzburg. After obtaining my teaching degree for the subjects of English and Biology, I moved to the West of Scotland where I ended up staying for 11 years, working in the IT industry and as an English teacher at a Scottish secondary school. This was also where I fell in love with teaching abroad. Then I spent four years teaching Biology in a high school near Atlanta in the USA, which was a fantastic experience that helped me grow further as a teacher. After my return to Austria, I taught English and Biology in a middle school in Vienna and I also obtained my master’s degree in Teaching English from Mercy College, New York. I have now been living in Budapest for two years and enjoy it very much. I am looking forward to joining BBIS and being a part of their journey to becoming an IB school.