Ian Karell

I am a passionate leader and teacher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who came to Tallinn 14 years ago to start a new adventure, and along the way, found a new home. 
My Qualifications & Experience

While this is my first year as Director of Tallinn European School, this is my 9th year as part of our wonderful community. I began my career at TES as an Art and English L2 teacher before becoming a Primary class teacher. I have held the roles of European Hours Coordinator, Primary Maths and DoW Coordinator, Primary Teachers Representative, and have been a member of our KiVa Team. During the 2021-2022 academic year, I held the role of Deputy Director for Nursery and Primary.

I earned my masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Tallinn University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film Making from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

I have also completed leadership training through Develop Design and have certificates in Leading Schools and Leading People through Harvard Graduate School of Education online.

About me & my Hobbies

My main hobbies are spending time with wonderful family; writing, recording and performing with my band; riding my bike; and cooking.

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