Leadership Team

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Mrs Jessica Richards 

Mr Mark Mitchell

HEADTEACHER

Jess Richards is very proud to be the Headteacher of Northside Primary School. She carried out her teaching qualifications in the United Kingdom and has been teaching for the past 17 years, predominately in International schools. She began her career in London, then taught in Morocco, before moving to Botswana in 2004. She is a passionate educator who is forever grateful that she found her calling and loves working in this dynamic and progressive school.

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

Mark joined Northside in 2017 as a Standard 7 teacher specialising in Mathematics. He studied and obtained his degree in South Africa where he taught upper primary school students. His passions include technology, sport and the outdoors.

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Mrs Bev Dunlop Jones

HEAD OF STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Beverley Dunlop-Jones is an experienced and passionate Special Needs Educator who keeps current in her field.  She studied in South Africa where she commenced her teaching career prior to moving to Botswana.  She has worked at Northside for over 30 years and been a member of the Leadership Team for more than 20 years.

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Mrs Joanna Laverick

PYP COORDINATOR

Joanna has been at Northside for ten years. She taught Standard 1 and 4. Currently, Joanna is our PYP Coordinator. Prior to NPS she taught in an international school in Norway, where she taught both PYP and MYP. She holds a Masters of Arts in Education (Leadership and Management) and is an IB workshop leader.

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Mrs Adrienne Frohlich

HEAD OF EARLY YEARS

Adrienne Frohlich has been part of the NPS team since 2008. She has taught Std 2 and Reception classes. Adrienne is currently the Head of our Early Years department where she has the privilege to work with a dynamic and compassionate team of teachers as well as interact with all the students. Prior to coming to Northside she ran a pre-school and has extensive experience as an Early Childhood educator. Adrienne did her teacher training in Pretoria, South Africa but has completed all her 30 years of teaching experience in Botswana up to now.

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Mrs Sanne Watson

HEAD OF STUDENT & COMMUNITY LIFE 

Sanne has been at Northside for seven years. She taught Standard 5 and 6. Currently, Sanne is our Head of Student and Community Life. She is responsible for coordinating our co-curricular programme and oversees school trips. Sanne is also involved in policy making and marketing the school. Sanne did her training in the Netherlands and holds a bachelor degree in Education.