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 is a special pedagogue, 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

Leadership Team, EAL Teacher - Group I.
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. Bianca Teixeira

EAL Teacher - Group II.
Ms. Texeira has been teaching young learners for over eight years. She attained her bachelor’s degree in Education and Teaching English Language and has experience teaching children of all ages in different countries, such as Brazil, Russia and Czech Republic.

She likes making crafts and being creative, so loves to emphasize art and creative development in her students. Being around children brings her joy and happiness, and she believes in a kind and loving approach. She loves children's enthusiasm and interest while learning new things and loves to encourage and inspire her pupils to use all of their potential and become the best that they can be.

Ms. Megan Mackinnon

EAL Teacher - Group II.
Ms. Megan studied a Bilingual Education (Bachelor’s Degree) at Occidental College in the US. In our team, she works as an English language teacher in the Group 2.

In children, she addresses in particular accurate language development. She is very interested in work with children in a bilingual setting.

Ms. Mary-Kate Murphy

EAL Teacher - Group III.
Ms. Murphy received her bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University in 2017. She graduated with honors and as a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. She received her English teaching certification from The Language House TEFL in Prague, which is widely regarded as one of the best intensive certification programs in the world.

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

Czech Teacher
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.

Ms. Therese Siewe

School Nurse
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

Nanny
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.

Free Job Vacancies

We employ highly professional teachers and their assistants. Although each one of us in our team has a slightly different teaching style, strong points, and approach to children, it is beneficial that we share the core values – a consistent understanding of our concept of education and the need to pass these values to our pupils. We are aware of the responsibility to achieve our goals in education and to support our pupils so that they may become active and successful students.

NURSERY MALE/FEMALE TEACHER WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

We are looking for a qualified preschool pedagogue. Communicative knowledge of the English language is a condition, also in the written form. If you are interested in another position or are an applicant we are looking for, fill in the job application.

 

If our job offer attracted your attention, please apply for any of the free vacancies corresponding to your professional orientation. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Mgr. Klára Grunsberg Head of Preschool and Nursery
We don’t differentiate between people based on their race, ethnical origin, gender, religion, age or handicap.
Nancy KeverProfessional Education Consultant

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