FACULTY AND STAFF
We are a cohesive group of professionals committed to providing your children with an effective, positive and safe learning environment. All of the teachers are fully qualified preschool and nursery teachers from the Czech Republic and abroad. All staff members pass regular medical checks; we also carry out police screening on everyone working within the school. All teachers are bilingual or native English speakers. They engage in regular training and development ensuring they are up-to-date with the latest methods and curriculum changes. In addition, some staff members had passed First Aid Training and have valid First-Aid Certificates.
Besides qualified Class Tutors, we employ a bilingual Teacher Assistant, a Teacher Aide, Art and Music teachers, and a professional Physical Education and Gymnastics Instructor. We also collaborate with a child psychologist, a speech therapist, and other medicine and education specialists.
Ms. Klára Grunsberg M.S.
Ms. Grunsberg leads and coordinates our Czech Programme ensuring that the pupils master the Czech Curriculum Framework component of our scheme of work.
As Head of Preschool, Ms. Grunsberg oversees the day-to-day operations. She hires and manages teachers and other members of staff and is in charge of student enrolments. Ms. Grunsberg is also responsible for the School’s financial planning and marketing.
Ms. Elizabeth Polak
She brings to the classroom a love of books and music and does not mind getting messy with the children. As an experienced mother, she directs her students with wisdom and loving care.
Ms. Mary-Kate Murphy
Mary-Kate has experience teaching both children and adults of all fluency levels. Her love for children comes from being raised by a big family and the time she spent volunteering as a tutor and after school assistant throughout her life. As a native English speaker, she provides full English immersion for her students. She has a gentle approach and believes deeply in forming close bonds with each of her students, and turning her classroom into a safe, loving environment for the children.
Ms. Soňa Podsedníková
She has many years experience as a nursery teacher, a teacher for older children with special needs, and also as a caregiver for seniors and people with disabilities. She holds a number of certificates from various courses, including the Red Cross - First Aid for Infants and Children, the Technique for Care for People with Disabilities, and certification of Charity and Social Care.
Mr. Leonardo Valverde
They trained him in Language Acquisition and he has been working in English teaching since gaining his bachelor’s degree. In the city of Rio de Janeiro, he taught at the City College for eight years. Most of Leonardo’s experience comes from teaching language skills to preschool children. Over fifteen years, he has worked for the Bar-Ilan and Eliezer schools (both in Brazil) and also schools in the Czech Republic.
Leonardo works for us on a full-time basis teaching English, Numeracy, and Sports to the children.
Ms. Therese Siewe
Having started her career in medicine, Therese gradually shifted to Early Childhood Education and gained considerable experience working with children. We consider her medical background a serious advantage and a great addition to our team.
Therese works as a Teaching Assistant and her duties include food distribution, taking care of children during outside walks and working as a supply teacher.
Ms. Helena Peřtová
Helena has successfully trained in „First Aid for Children” organised by Klara Agency.
Ms. Olga Krizek
Ms. Krizek’s contribution to our team will help us address the developmental needs of all pupils and deliver a comprehensive school program encouraging all student’s academic, personal and social development.
We hire only highly professional teachers and teaching assistants. Although we all have different teaching styles, strengths, and approaches, it is vital that all our staff share the same key values, having a consistent and shared understanding of the concept of education and are keen on promoting learning. We provide the guidance, support, and expertise necessary for the best learning to take place and should enable our pupils to become active learners, life-long learners and successful learners.
(We currently do not offer any vacancies.)
If our values inspire you, please send us your application for any open position that applies to your professional focus and we will contact you as soon as possible.
We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, age or disability.