My name is Frederik Granström and as of February, I will be the principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Skellefteå, preparing a school which will open for grades F-9 in August 2019.
I am very excited to be bringing IES to Skellefteå, a town where I have strong family connections through my wife.
I have had the opportunity to work for Internationella Engelska Skolan since 2010. In 2011 I helped to open IES Hässelby and then spent three years as the school’s assistant principal, managing the daily operations alongside the rest of the leadership team. I became the school's principal in 2016 and have lead the staff at Hässelby until now when I have been presented with the opportunity to start an exciting new school in Skellefteå.
My vision for IES Skellefteå is that it will be a strong community and that we will work together every day in order to provide students and staff with a calm and safe learning and working environment where teachers can teach and students learn. IES has, and will continue to have, high academic expectations for every child regardless of background or previous experience with education. We will maintain an international school atmosphere and culture where students learn to command the English language without sacrificing the Swedish language. It will be a truly international and bilingual environment. Order, structure and discipline in a warm, respectful and welcoming environment where students’ academic and social development always comes first is what defines IES Hässelby today and will define IES Skellefteå when we open in August.
I wish you all a pleasant winter break, and a happy Christmas, and look forward to meeting you in the new year.