Rosella joined AISB in 2003. She is proud to be a long standing member of AISB’s leadership team and to serve as Principal of the ELC, a first-rate learning environment, custom-designed for 2-6 year olds. Prior to coming to Romania, Rosella lived, studied, and worked in various schools in the UK, Italy, and the US. Rosella was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, earning a M.M. Ed in the US. She holds a Principal Certification in Educational Leadership; a Certificate of International School Leadership; and is a certified coach practitioner of the Conscious Parenting Coaching Method.
Rosella is joined by her husband, John O’Brien, who is working as a Maths Teacher and Learning Leader in AISB’s Secondary School, and her two children, who also attend AISB.
“I have an unwavering passion for the foundational years of childhood. I feel privileged to work alongside a dedicated pedagogical team to create the conditions for optimal learning to take place, in a play-based environment designed exclusively for young learners. In the ELC, we cultivate the role of relationships so that children feel safe and secure to explore and learn; we view children as competent learners, adept at expressing themselves in countless ways. The children are a never-ending source of authenticity and wholeness, the protagonists of our core work and the reason why I return to the ELC every day.”