Founder and Head of Erudito licėjus
Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Nerijus Pačėsa, the ISM University has become an indisputable standard of higher education and the pursuit of gifted graduates. During this period, the ISM University Community began to focus on qualitative change in secondary education - initiated and successfully implemented education programs "Students' University" and "Teachers' University". The Master's Program for Educational Personnel, Leadership in Education, which turned to be especially successful, was started under Nerijus Pačėsa leadership. All these initiatives were influenced by Prof. Dr. Nerijus Pačėsa conviction that the role of school in forming a sustainable society is the most important, and teachers must be strong moral authorities and constantly developing professionals.
The idea of the Erudito licėjus has been contemplated and matured for several years, with the aim of creating a school that reveals and shapes the key competences, necessary for students' future happiness and success, surrounded by inspirational people and a joyful environment, where passion for learning and the highest achievements can flourish.
Deputy Director of General Affairs
Laima Pačėsienė, Deputy Director for General Affairs. Graduated from German philology studies at Vilnius University and earned a Master's degree in English. Later, at Vytautas Magnus University, she acquired a Master of Business Administration degree. Laima is a creative person who is interested in design, art, music, design solutions that create an attractive and comfortable learning environment. Laima Pačėsienė seeks to ensure that the aesthetics of the classes and other spaces would meet the needs of each child. The environment in which students spend most of their day is very important in shaping a personality. It is important for students to feel good while studying, relaxing, as well as engaging in activities after lessons.
Laima thinks that all children are unique.
Deputy Director of Education
Jolanta Zalubienė, a mathematics teacher methodologist with 25 years of experience in teaching mathematics at school. At Vilnius University, she acquired a specialization of mathematics lecturer. Jolanta is the author of the publication “Ideas of Project Works in Mathematics”, co-author of the textbook “Tests and Additional Material for Self-study of Mathematics for Class 11", co-author of the new mathematical textbook "Maths Tempus for Class 11." She is the lecturer of "Šviesa" publishing house and shares her experience conducting seminars for teachers.
Jolanta believes that all children are gifted, we just need to notice their talents and encourage them to unfold.
3rd class teacher
Daiva Jankauskienė, a teacher with 27 years of work experience in primary education. After graduating from the Pedagogy and Methodology of Primary Education at the Pedagogical Institute in Šiauliai, she received a master’s degree in Education in Kaunas University of Technology. Participated in the British Exibition of Education and Training Technologies (BETT) and qualification seminars in London. Daiva is interested in IT innovations for teaching and learning. In the process of learning, tools such as SMART interactive whiteboard, Mouse Mischief are used.
Daiva says that it's never too late to study, develop, and grow, so she learns together with her students.
2nd class teacher
Jolanta Žvirblienė, a teacher-expert with 24 years of experience. In 2011 she was nominated a Teacher of the Year. Jolanta’s teaching methods are focused on experiential learning and teamwork. She is the author of the mathematics textbook “Riešutas” form integrated textbook series. She was a leader of the song and dance studio "Daukantukai" which won several national and international competitions.
Jolanta believes that a lesson for every child should be filled with an expectation of something interesting, unusual, new, giving him a "joyful anxiety." Students should enjoy working hard and having a teacher and friends who are always ready to help.
1st class teacher
Loreta Marčiulionytė, a teacher-methodologist with 27 years of elementary education experience. Loreta graduated from VU KHF University and Klaipeda University. She regularly attends teachers’ seminars, trainings, and finds new ways how to integrate information technology into the learning process. Much attention at her lessons is paid to artistic education and creative expression.
Loreta believes that one can master anything, if there is a wish.
1st class teacher
Jurgita Vyšniauskienė, graduated from the university, where she acquired a specialization of primary school pedagogy and methodology. She has been working as a teacher for more than 25 years. In 2014, she acquired a social pedagogue qualification at Kaunas Technological University. Jolanta has worked with children who had been temporarily deprived of parental care. A few years ago, she returned to the profession of her dreams - an elementary school teacher. "In my life, human relationships are very important to me," says the teacher.
Jurgita believes the most important thing for the child at school is to feel well.
Rūta Gudynienė, a pre-school teacher. After graduating from the KTU Economics and Business Administration, she is currently studying primary education. Much attention is paid to the development of children's citizenship, using a variety of educational environments: theatre and museums visits, participation in state celebrations, concerts, events.
It is important to have strong values:
1. Faith in God;
2. Hope that every day we can do something to make Lithuania better;
3. Love for the family and everyone around.
Kristina Šatkutė, a pre-school teacher. After getting the Art bachelor’s degree at Vytautas Magnus University, she is currently studying primary education. Kristina organizes learning process creatively and innovatively. It's a good thing that children begin to question information from early days, and they need urgent answers. Creativity-based education and educational innovations form a personality who does not seek correct answers, but critical thinking.
Kristina believes that teachers should let students be mistaken because every mistake encourages learning.
Agnietė Baušytė has graduated from Vytautas Magnus University, where she acquired a bachelor’s degree in Lithuanian philology and a master’s degree in Lithuanian applied linguistics. Agnietė understood that she was going to work as a teacher right after she started working with children. She believes that she can teach and do it well. She is interested in integrated learning and thinks that a good lesson can contain creative activities, modern technologies and traditional disciplines.
“Teachers and students learn from each other. It is very important to gain students’ confidence and encourage creativity” says Agnietė.
Loreta Gotautienė Vaišvilienė, graduated from Vilnius University, where she studied English language and literature and acquired a degree in philology and English teaching.
Teacher's experience covers a wide range of topics, from teaching beginners and students to business management training.
Teachers should see a talent in every child and help to develop those talents, while growing together with students.
Teacher of Lithuanian language
Irena Grinkevičienė, Lithuanian language teacher, methodologist. Having graduated from VU KVF she became a teacher of Lithuanian language and literature. Irena has been working at school for 34 years. She admits the importance of lifelong learning, and the best teachers for her are students. Irena organized many performances, trips, discussions about books, much time has been spent with students enjoying and crying together.
Irena believes that only through cooperation and communication it is possible to achieve positive relations and the most important achievement is happy children.
Rasa Krulikauskienė, a teacher of English, methodologist with 23 years of pedagogical experience. After graduating from Vytautas Magnus University's and getting English language teacher's degree, she obtained a Master's Degree in Applied Pedagogy. Rasa is interested in developing creative thinking, using information technology for meaningful learning.
Rasa says that the best way of studying is discovering things and concepts together.
Prancūzų kalbos mokytojas
Wilfred Ledoux Tchasse Simo, a native French speaker has been teaching French for over 10 years. He has been living in Lithuania for the last seven years and has a wonderful family.
Jolanta Zalubienė, a mathematics teacher methodologist with 25 years of experience in teaching mathematics at school. At Vilnius University, she acquired a specialization of mathematics lecturer. Jolanta is the author of the publication “Ideas of Project Works in Mathematics”, co-author of the textbook “Tests and Additional Material for Self-study of Mathematics for Class 11", co-author of the new mathematics textbook "Mathematics Tempus for Class 11." She is the lecturer of "Šviesa" publishing house and shares her experience conducting seminars for teachers.
The teacher thinks that high achievements are not only when her students take prizes at the city's Mathematics Olympiads or receive high grades in mathematics state examinations, but also when they discover mathematics in various areas of life. Jolanta and her students have organized exceptional and interesting creative workshops, participated in conferences.
Jolanta believes that all children are gifted, we just need to notice their talents and encourage them to unfold.
Teacher of Information Technology and Robotics
teacher of information technology and robotics. He teaches how to apply technologies for practical tasks in life. A teacher with a master’s degree in Informatics not only works with children. Most likely, you have heard that in 2016, the Christmas tree of Kaunas was first connected to the Internet, and anyone who wanted could manage and change positions of Christmas tree decorations. It was our teacher's job. Tomas Stasiukaitis has mostly worked with adults and older children, this year he is teaching all students, starting from the first grade.
Tom believes it is possible to achieve everything, and it depends only on our effort how long it can take.
Everything comes true if you believe it.
Laura Makarevičiūtė, science teacher is a representative of the seventh generation of the programme for graduates to become teachers “Renkuosi mokyti”. After completing the master's degree in applied chemistry at KTU, she is studying biology in the LEU. Knowledgeable and curious, Laura admires everything around like a child. She thinks that science is an important value, also understands the importance of creativity and social skills development.
Laura believes that intelligence is the ability to identify priorities in any situation. Therefore, it is very meaningful from the very beginning to develop intellect, especially emotional, so that in any period of life, one would sustain himself, others and the environment.
Teacher of Integrated Geography and History Course
Justina Mieželė is a member of the "Renkuosi mokyti" program. From 2008 to 2016 Justina taught history and geography for 5-12 grades at St.Matas gymnasium, and geography for 9-12 grades at KTU gymnasium. Justina graduated from Vytautas Magnus University, she completed bachelor and master studies in sociology and pedagogical studies.
Justina says that there are not the same lessons and the same children and that there is no child that would not care about the surrounding environment. At the lessons, Justina helps students find problems and their solutions. It motivates to teach at school, where the child is in the centre of learning process.
Neringa Brukštienė, a music teacher and professional pianist. She graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with two master’s degrees of performing arts and pedagogy. Neringa worked at Kaunas State Musical Theatre, as a vocal concertmaster. She is working as a piano teacher and concertmaster at Kaunas 1st Music School, also teaches pre-school children at Yamaha Music School.
Neringa believes that we are all creative personalities, but creativity needs to be discovered and nurtured. Only a purposefully working person can achieve his greatest goals.
Aušra Norė, school psychologist. In 2008, after getting a bachelor's degree at Vytautas Magnus University, she became a psychologist at secondary school. Later, at the same university, she got a Master's Degree in Health Psychology. Undergraduate Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy studies as well as in counselling children and adolescents helped to acquire practical knowledge. Aušra easily recognizes problems and difficulties faced by children and adolescents. She helps children with excessive anxiety, anger outbreaks and other problems, as well as difficulties in communication or reluctance to go to school. Aušra applies a systematic approach to the problem, involving as many related subjects as possible.
Aušra observes that prevention is the best intervention.
Coordinator of scientific experimental laboratory
Eglė Vaičiukynaitė, is a PhD student in social sciences at Kaunas University of Technology. At the same university, Eglė has acquired a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry and Master of Science in Marketing. She is interested in neuromarketing, research, experimentation and social work. In future she sees her career in education.
Eglė thinks that everyone should share.
Visual thinking teacher
Julie Ly Chu, a visual thinking as an after-school activity teacher, developed her professional skills in various surroundings; Taiwan, where she came from, Thailand, where she studied at a variety of international schools and the United Kingdom, where she completed her higher education. At the University of Bristol, having written a work on social exclusion and human trafficking, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Julie did her master’s degree in school counselling. She graduated from the University of Oxford, specializing in the international education, student welfare and child-oriented education. Julie has an experience in minority care, teaching students with special needs, rehabilitation and pedagogical research in non-governmental organizations around the world.
Pedagogical motto - education is what remains after forgetting what has been learned at school.
Physical education teacher
Silva Čižikienė (Pesackaitė), a teacher of physical education, graduated from the Sport University (Master's degree of training systems). She has been training in professional athletics for17 years, has achieved a Sports Master badge, a former member of the women's athletics team. The biggest achievements in 2009, competition of 4\100 m Relay Race (Belgrade) - 5th place, European - U23 Relay Race - 3rd place. Silva is also a multiple Lithuanian champion and prize winner, European Championship participant.
Silva would like every child to grow curious, respectable, sociable, creative and successfully achieving his or her goals and desires.
Martynas Antanaitis, chess trainer, ASU graduated as an economist, was awarded a certificate acknowledging his sports achievements (chess). Chess tournaments winner. He works as a trainer at the Lithuanian Chess School and a volunteer at “Šviesos” primary school-kindergarten.
Martynas says that thinking is the most important goal of education, and chess is a perfect tool for it!
Karatė kyokushin treneris
Linas Jonika, Kyokushin Karate trainer with 10 years of experience. Linas is a Bachelor of Health Education and Master of Sport Psychology at LSU. The acquired knowledge is useful working with children. Linas started doing karate at the age of 10. It is his hobby, work and passion. European Junior Champion, 1st Prize winner of Lithuanian Adult Championship, multiple prize winner, international tournaments winner. In 2010, he founded a Kyokushin Karate club Osu, which currently brings together more than 200 people from 5 to 52 years old.
Linas says that family is the greatest value.
Aistė Simaškaitė, Erudito Licejus communication representative. Aistė graduated from Vytautas Magnus university, she has got politics and public relations master’s degree. She is a positive and creative person, interested in public relations and their influence on the modern constantly changing society. She thinks that if we want to present our country, its culture and recent events, we must do it in an attractive and interesting way. Active participation in the project work of non-governmental institutions made that understanding only stronger. Social networks are a perfect tool to make communication more interesting and available. Aistė believes that innovative, informative communication of the organization helps to create warm relationship, which brings good results.
Aistė thinks that effective communication is an effective way to reach the goals and bring success.
Rasa Zambacevičiūtė, is positive, optimistic, caring and organized. Rasa takes care that the most difficult tasks would be done right away and says that leisure time without work is not so sweet. She admires the extra-curriculum education system. Rasa thinks that all children have the inner possibility to flourish, and we have no right to limit them.