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.

Head of Preschool and Nursery
Having graduated from Charles University in 2001, Ms. Grunsberg has extensive experience with educational start-ups. She is the Co-founder of such schools as the Christian International School of Prague and some other Preschools in Prague.

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

Head Teacher - Group I. and II.
Ms. Polak holds a degree in Education and has many years of teaching experience both in Prague and the US. She has always had an affinity for small children and enjoys getting to know them, so she can help them learn in a way that is natural and fun.

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. Soňa Podsedníková

Czech Tutor - all Groups
Ms. Podsedníková is a fully qualified preschool teacher with many years experience. She completed her bachelor's degree with honors. Her practicum focused on teaching children with different mother tongues and how that impacts children learning within the Czech curriculum. Her teaching methodology gives room for learning through creativity and playfulness.

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

Group Tutor, Sports Coordinator - Group II.
Mr. Leonardo Valverde holds a master’s degree in linguistics and is now doing research in linguistics as a Ph.D. student at Charles University with focus on Phonetics and Phonology.

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. Rebekah L. Šrámková

Group Tutor - Group III.
Ms. Šrámková holds a degree in English Language and Literature from Lee University (Tennessee, USA) and a Montessori certificate from North American Montessori Center (Canada). With over 12 years’ teaching experience on three continents, she loves children of all ages, but especially enjoys working with 3-6-year-olds.

Experience teaching in a few countries, and among international settings in Prague, has deepened Ms. Šrámková’s love for multicultural and multilingual students. She strives to incorporate world culture, stories, and traditional arts into her lessons to plant the seed of an early love of the world and all its inhabitants in her students.

Ms. Therese Siewe

Teaching Assistant
Ms. Siewe is a certified medic and a caregiver who worked with seniors and with children; first in Cameroon and later in Prague and Paris where Therese did further studies.

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

Teaching Assistant
Ms. Peřtová takes care of our youngest kids as a teacher assistant and the nanny. She is a qualified proffesional nanny. She previously worked as a nanny and teacher assistant in private preachool and in the families.

Helena has successfully trained in „First Aid for Children” organised by Klara Agency.

Ms. Olga Krizek

School Professional Consultant
Ms. Krizek is a graduate of the University of Brighton and the University of Plymouth. Her specific fields are Psychology and Counselling. She has recently been working as a Specialist Language Teacher and a Class Teacher in London.

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.

Employment

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.

Job vacancy

(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.

Mgr. Klára Grunsberg Head of Preschool and Nursery

We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, age or disability.

Nancy KeverProfessional Education Consultant

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