My name is Leif Olav Thoresen and I am very happy and excited to be joining the GIS team this winter.
After finishing my teaching education at the Hamar College of Education, I started my teaching career on the other side of lake Mjøsa in the late 1990s. I taught at the elementary school level for more than a decade before I became the Principal at Ringsaker Montessori School in 2010. I have also worked as the Assistant Principal at Kirkekretsen Elementary School in Ringsaker. While being the Principal at Ringsaker Montessori School I studied for a degree in administration and leadership at the University of Oslo.
I am excited to now be a part of the IB school system; I feel quite familiar with it since my wife is the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator at Gjøvik High School and we have three children who attend GIS.
With my background from both public schools and a private school in Norway, I hope to make positive contributions to the development of this exciting and fast-growing school.