Backgrounds



Secondary School Principal
Mr. Jeffrey Woolley takes a personal interest in the flourishing of all students and staff at MEF IS. His ideal academic setting is one where the pursuit of wisdom informs the pursuit of knowledge, where a passion for learning drives inquiry, where questions discover questions, where collaboration inspires excellence, and where attainment cultivates humility. He believes strongly in the transformative influence of educators and is therefore honored to lead such a committed and gifted staff as they work together to provide our richly diverse students with an education that prepares them for university study and a life of inquiry.









Deputy Principal, Students
Mrs. Nicole Incel has lived in Turkey for 7 years. She has a B.A. in History and Education and a M.A. in Teaching English as an Additional Language. Nicole has been working in education for 12 years, 5 of which have been at MEF IS. In past years, she has taught History, Humanities, Language Arts, and English Language Learners. She has also been the Student Support Team leader for the past 4 years at MEF. Nicole is a firm believer that all students are capable of learning anything with the right tools and strives to support teachers in providing these tools to their students. In her free time, she enjoys being with her husband and son and exploring different parts of Istanbul and the world.







IB Diploma Coordinator
Mr. Malcolm Ringo the Academic Dean has served at MEF IS since 2005. He has acted as the IB Diploma Coordinator as well as one of our IBDP History and Theory of Knowledge instructors. Mr. Ringo has completed two M.A. degrees - one in History and a second in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Outside of school, Mr. Ringo enjoys playing a variety of sports and games, reading, good friends and conversation over quality food.