Head of School
Figen Sonmez is the Head of School for MEF International School, Istanbul and Izmir campuses. Figen was born and raised in Australia with a Turkish heritage. She studied at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean in Primary Education. She is currently studying to complete her Masters degree in Learning Sciences at MEF University. Figen has worked in a variety of positions in educational fields including homeroom teaching and Technology Teacher training, and leadership posts including Department Head roles, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal and Head of School. She is passionate about internationalism, learning, and nurturing the whole child – focussing on a balanced approach through developing academic, social, emotional and social potentials. Figen has three children enrolled at MEF IS who absolutely love their school.