Leadership Team

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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

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.

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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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Joanna Poweska LaverickPYP 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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RECEPTION A CLASS TEACHER & HEAD OF EARLY YEARS

Welcome to Northside!  My name is Adrienne Frohlich and I am the Head of the Early Years Department.  I have the privilege of working alongside a dynamic and passionate team of teachers as well as interacting with all the Early Year students. I have been part of the NPS community since 2001 when my eldest child began his educational journey, 2 more of my children followed within the next few years.I joined the NPS Team in 2008 teaching in Std 2, I then moved to my Reception class for many years.I completed my teacher training qualification in Pretoria, South Africa and have done my 30 years of teaching experience in Botswana up to now.  I am a passionate and committed to Early childhood educator who believes in holistic education, looking at the ‘whole child’ and their social and emotional needs. 

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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.