"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

MORE new TIS staff and faculty!

The following new staff and faculty members did not have personal messages or photos as of publication time. Please check out their full profiles soon on the TIS website!

Lora Worden, Librarian

YESSS! We have a Librarian!! TIS is excited to welcome Lora Worden to our community. Lora has many years of experience in library sciences and educational support at both the elementary education and collegiate level. She was most recently at The Catlin Gabel School, where she was a Library Assistant.

  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Foreign Languages (Spanish and German), Lewis & Clark College
  • Graduate Certificate in Children’s and YA Literature, Portland State University
  • Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Portland State University
  • Masters in Library Science, Emporia State University (Specialization: Librarianship for children & young adults.)

Welcome, Lora!

Pilar Cintron, 2nd Grade Spanish Teacher

TIS welcomes our new 2nd Grade Spanish Teacher, Pilar Cintron. Pilar recently moved to Oregon from the New York City area, where she taught Spanish, Literacy, and English as a Second Language for almost twenty years.

  • M.S.T. TESOL, Fordham University, NY
  • MSE Literacy, College of New Rochelle, NY
  • B.A. Spanish, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Originally, of Spain, Pilar also speaks Italian and French. Welcome, Pilar!

Vitaliy Gabor, Facilities Assistant Technician

We are pleased to announce that Vitaliy Gabor has joined TIS as a full-time Facilities Assistant Technician. He will be working with Frank and Eros to support both campuses, but will primarily be at the Early Childhood Campus this year. He has a variety of experience working with heating and cooling systems, as well as in production workflow.

  • Associate’s Degree in Facilities Maintenance Technology from Portland Community College
  • Certification from HVAC/R Installation from Portland Community College
  • Associate’s Degree in Manufacturing Technology from Clackamas Community College

Vitaliy speaks English, Ukrainian, and Russian, so feel free to give him a big “Hi,” “Алло! (allo)" or “привет (pree-VYEHT)” when you see him!