Senior management

Head of School

With over twenty years of teaching experience, Andreas Koini is an extremely qualified Head of School. During his last post in Frankfurt, Germany, Andreas created a new IB World School offering all three levels of the IB Programme to over 350 enrolled students. He has a solid understanding of the business side of schools, having been involved in a number of capital projects, as well as financial and strategic planning.

Andreas holds a double Hons. Masters’ qualification in Education, Mathematics and Sports Science, and an MSc in Finance, all from leading European universities. Andreas is a keen sportsman who has represented his country at an international competitive level.

Secondary School Principal

David Towe studied at the United World College of the Atlantic and did his IB Diploma there in 1987. He completed a degree in English at Cambridge and worked as a teacher for three years in the UK before heading off to pursue his passion for international education. He lived in Italy and Thailand before coming to Belgium.

David is a Principal Examiner for the International Baccalaureate and leads teacher training workshops. He has delivered IB Diploma workshops in Language A Literature in 14 countries on three continents. Since 2005 he has been a member of the curriculum review group that constructs the DP Group 1 courses: Studies in language and literature.

David believes that a school should foster the natural curiosity that we all have, challenging students to think more deeply about essential issues. It is fundamental to him that school also be a place where each individual is treated with respect. He is proud to work at Antwerp International School, with its long tradition of providing a warm and welcoming environment to the whole community.

Primary School Principal

Kaye Gustafson joined AIS in August 2003 after more than 15 years of teaching experiences in the United States, Laos, Mexico, Italy and Spain. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology/Education from the University of Maryland, with a certificate in Special Education. She completed her graduate degree at Bank Street College of Education in New York City.

Kaye believes in creating an environment that allows students and teachers to build on their personal strengths as learners and educators, and where students are challenged to be fully engaged in every aspect of their education.


Our teachers are the driving force behind AIS. Experts in their field, they make sure every single student gets the right amount of instruction and attention, challenging them to be the best possible versions of themselves. Our student-teacher ratio is currently 7.1:1, allowing a highly personalised teaching approach.