Principal Announcement

Principal Announcement

Dear all,

My name is Mika Reunanen and as of 23 March, I will be the principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Östersund which opens in August 2020.

I am very excited to be part of bringing IES to Östersund and to start a new school to the benefit of all of us working and living in the local community. I’m passionate about the importance of education, and I firmly believe in IES’s ethos and its core promise to deliver a calm learning environment and high academic ambitions for all students.  

IES believes in the importance of strong leadership in a school, and so do I. I have a solid background from different leadership roles. The past six years, I have been the principal for the Prolympia school in Östersund and previously I have worked for both the Swedish Ski Association and the Swedish Armed Forces. I moved to Östersund in 1989 from Stockholm, a move I have never regretted. 

When I start in March, I look forward to building a strong team of educators and support staff that are ready to welcome all students when school starts in August.

Best Regards, 

Mika Reunanen  

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