The Director & The Principal

The Director

Having completed her degree in English Secondary Education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Carrie Pierson began her career at a private school in Montana. There she was an active member of the staff, coaching athletics and directing plays in addition to her teaching schedule.

She joined the teaching staff at the International School of Trieste in 2009 after accepting the position of teacher of high school Literature. Since then, Carrie has enjoyed being a part of the school community through her work both in the classroom and as Upper School Coordinator. Along with her administrative tasks, this position provided opportunities to work with staff, students and teachers in a number of capacities, including as internal coordinator during the 2011 Middle States Association of International Schools re-accreditation visit.

Ms. Pierson was appointed to the role of IST/UIS Director at the beginning of the 2013-14 school and has been an important part of our UIS community over the past two years.

The Principal

Originally from Bristol in England, Mrs. Sarah-Jane Green has been working internationally for over sixteen years. She graduated from Exeter University in the UK with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Honours) and has a Master of Arts in Education from the Open University.

She has had the opportunity to work in a range of settings and with various curriculums and has experience of working with children across different age ranges. She feels fortunate to be able to work with such a group of experienced and caring teachers here at The Udine International School.

Mrs. Green believes that children, when nurtured and inspired, have the potential to do amazing things. She loves to see children having the opportunity to shine, whether it is through the arts, on the sports field or in the classroom.

Along with her passion for education, she has a love for travel and is a genuine globetrotter, enjoying the experience of new cultures and, with her husband Spencer, is excited to have the opportunity to explore the diverse and beautiful country of Italy.

It is important to her that communication with parents is open and honest, so please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Mrs. Green, through the Secretariat (via telephone), should you have anything to discuss.