Principal Appointed for Internationella Engelska Skolan Landskrona

From the Principal

Internationella Engelska Skolan has now appointed an experienced educator with a strong connection to IES to open our new school in Landskrona and lead it forward.

Mr Chris Nilsson was a key part of the team which opened IES Hässleholm two years ago, and has been leading it successfully since.  He has now accepted the position as Principal of IES Landskrona, and will be leading the brand new school, both before opening and once the school is up and running.

He said: "I’m very happy and proud to have been given this opportunity. It is an absolute honor to be working on delivering a high-performing international school for the city of Landskrona. I’m truly impressed by the spirit and ambition of the city and the dedication and understanding of the importance of education."

When IES Landskrona opens in August 2017 it will be Mr Nilsson who is standing by the entrance, welcoming students to their new school.

Mr Nilsson has already worked within IES for ten years.  Prior to the two years he spent leading our school in Hässleholm, he worked for several years as Assistant Principal at IES Nacka, in Stockholm.  He has also held roles in the organization including as a science teacher and IT manager at another of our Stockholm schools, in Bromma, for three years.

Currently Mr Nilsson is undertaking the three-year Swedish education programme for Principals (Rektorsutbildning), which he will complete in 2017.   He is also a qualified science teacher, having graduated from the teacher’s programme at Uppsala university.

Ralph Riber, CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan, said: “I am very pleased that Mr Nilsson will be opening our new school in Landskrona. The project in Landskrona is an important one for us, with a brand new building and education from grades F-8 from the first day of school, it was very important to me that we put a highly-capable and trustworthy Principal in place to lead the school forward.”

In preparation for the school’s opening, Mr Nilsson will take on his new role from Wednesday, 1 February, 2017.

Internationella Engelska Skolan Landskrona will be a F-9 school and will open in August 2017. The queue is open now and parents are welcome to apply for a place for their children on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit  www.landskrona.engelska.se to apply for a place today.