Adam Armanski


With an extensive international career, Adam Armanski took over as Head of UWC Dilijan in August 2023. Prior to this, Adam was the founding Head of School at Gjøvikregionen International School (GIS), Norway, at the helm for eight years since its establishment. He previously taught at schools in China, Kazakhstan, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey. With over two decades’ experience as International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) coordinator, Adam has been actively involved with the work of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).  His educational career has been in IB World Schools all along, UWC Dilijan being his seventh.

From Poland, Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in teaching English and a master’s degree in American literature. Apart from his teaching qualifications, Adam studied art history. He speaks Polish, English, German and Russian.

Adam is in Dilijan with his family.

Deputy Head

Sophie Duncker



Sophie was born in Hamburg, Germany. Upon graduating from Hamburg University with the 1. and 2. State Examination for teaching English and Religious Studies in secondary schools (Gymnasien) in 1990, she started her career as a German teacher and assistant boarding house mistress in the UK, in Sevenoaks School. She then went back to Germany from 1997 to 2000 to teach English in Salem International College, the first school that Kurt Hahn founded in his long career as an educator. She then worked at UWCs in Hong Kong and Singapore, and Bryanston School in the UK. Sophie was teaching English, German and TOK in the IB, the German System, GCSE, IGCSE and A Levels and was Head of Department, IB Coordinator and served in various roles in boarding. She is a principal examiner for the IB in Group 2, as well as an IB workshop leader for Group 1.

With an international career, Sophie's main interest is in traveling and learning about new places and cultures. In the beautiful grounds of UWCD, growing tomatoes in the greenhouse has been an  unexpected delight.

Leadership Team