International Cambridge program teacher
International Cambridge program teacher. „From a young age I have always had a natural interest for creativity, learning and helping others. When I realised that teaching would allow me to bring together these three
passions, I knew I had found my career path.“ – says Talia. Talia received Bachelor’s degree in Foundation Phase in the University of South Africa and then started her carrier as a primary school teacher in Herzlia Weizmann Primary school, Cape Town, South Africa. As Talia has grown in her career, her curiosity has led her to explore more progressive and multi-dimensional teaching environments. Her focus is to extend her skills as a teacher to facilitate learning that incorporates 21st century skills and prepares her students to be globally-minded, knowledgeable and creative thinkers. She believes in the value of placing the student at the centre of the learning experience to allow them to take ownership for their learning.
„Compassion, empathy, tolerance and kindness are important core values to me and I want to foster the development of these personal qualities in my students.“ – firmly says Talia
4th Class Teacher
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.
4th Class Teacher
Loreta Raižienė, 4th Class Teacher with 26 years of experience in primary education. After graduating from Šiauliai University, she received a degree in primary education pedagogy, later continued her studies in social educology at Kaunas University of Technology. Loreta is interested in information technologies and integrates them in teaching processes.
Loreta believes that nobody was sucessful in the beginning in his life. During the process of growing a child must learn – it is normal to make mistakes, lose and fight. This is only a bridge which helps us to defeat the barriers and achieve our goals. Persistance and endeavours in order to achieve our goals are more significant than perfection.
3rd Class Teacher
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.
3rd Class Teacher
Teacher of the second form. She graduated from University of Educational Sciences where she got primary teacher´s qualification. She has 16 years experience working as a teacher with small children and teenagers. She thinks that education and personal development occupies the main place in teacher´s work.
She thinks that if you seek , you achieve what you wish. You just need to wish and improve.
2nd Class Teacher
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.
2nd Class Teacher
Gitana Puzinoviene joined the Erudito Liceum team with a warm and always smiling look. Graduated from Šiauliai Pedagogical University with primary education pedagogy and methodology. We are delighted that children will have such a teacher who will be an example and inspiration: “I firmly believe that every child is important, gifted and special. It is the responsibility of the adult to notice the talents and, along with the qualities of the mature personality, to help them grow, ”says Gitana, who has 20 years of teaching experience. In her spare time, Gitana strives to devote herself to self-education: she is interested in psychology, history, reading books and enjoying the moments she can visit in museums.
1st Class Teacher
Aistė received a Bachelor’s degree in Lithuanian Philology, a Lithuanian language and literature teacher qualification category, and a primary and pre-primary education teacher qualification at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. In order to gain a better understanding, Aistė graduated from KTU with a degree in European Integration and received a Master’s degree in International Business. Became an ICTA Certified Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming. Aistė believes that a joyful learning environment enables one’s intellectual abilities, and the joy of discovery is the best motivation. So Aistė has been trying to “charge” the kids with good energy for 10 years – “I create an atmosphere in the classroom that doesn’t compel me to compete. On the contrary, I encourage you to enjoy the process of perception, discovery, experience. In such a class children want to learn. ”Smiles Aistė.
Aistė takes the view that sometimes looking at certain things may seem complicated, but turning them from another angle makes them simple and easy to understand.
1st Class Teacher
Dovilė is an educator with 26 years of experience as a primary school teacher. Dovilė graduated from Šiauliai University, where she studied pedagogy of primary education. Much attention is paid to non-traditional education, organization of activities in non-traditional spaces. Dovilė loves music, so she enjoys playing various musical instruments in her spare time.
The attitude is that children are the best critics, and teaching and learning is a great joy to understand, discover, experience.
English teacher at Erudito Licejus with five years of teaching experience. She has taught English in different countries such as Georgia, Spain, Greece and Lithuania. She is currently acquiring her degree in Political Science at Vytautas Magnus University. Nino is very passionate about teaching and learning different languages. She is fluent in three languages and is presently mastering two more. She reckons that the biggest responsibility for a teacher is to open up a “pathway of thought” in children’s minds and inspire them to the fullest. She believes in treating them seriously from the younger age and has individual approaches developed for each and every student.
Nino believes, that the root of the world “education” stands for the idea to “lead”, meaning that for her, education is leading out of what is already there in a pupil.
English teacher-lecturer with eleven years of experience in teaching English to different age groups; PTE exams assessor. Vitalija received her Bachelor of English Philology qualifying degree in Vytautas Magnus University and obtained her Master’s degree (cum laude) in Linguistics at Vilnius University. She also acquired her teaching certification from Vilnius Pedagogical University. As a student, in addition to delivering private tutorials in Spain, she participated in the Erasmus programmes and studied at the University of Jaén (Spain) and the University of Extremadura (Spain). Vitalija has been teaching English in American English School (AMES) in Kaunas for 10 years. She regularly attends teacher training workshops and seminars held for English teachers and does not miss the opportunity to go on educational trips to the UK each year.
Vitalija believes that the more languages a person knows, the more windows to the world for him/her open.
English Teacher Methodologist
Rasa graduated from Vilnius University Kaunas Humanitarian Faculty where she studied English Language and Literature and got English Philologist speciality. She has 23 years pedagogical experience, 18 of them she was working as an English teacher with primary students at J.Jablonskis Gymnasium and ,,Papartis” primary school. Together with 4th class students took part in Kaunas English Contests where they got first places.In 2007 Rasa was elected to Kaunas Council of English Teachers.She helped to organise tasks for English contest. From 2007 was working in Ireland where she was observing Irish cultural life, parenting of Irish children. Later 5years she was working pedagogical work in kindergarten in Norway where she was interested in Norwegian lifestyle, their patriotism, respect for each other and especially respect for children. Rasa came back to prove that Lithuania is the best country to live and only we can make it well known in the world.
Rasa thinks that every child is a personality and we have to find the key to his heart and help him in his life.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology from Vilnius University, she decided to further expand her knowledge of languages and obtained a Master’s degree in English Linguistics at the same university. Simona has always had an interest in the international environment, so during her studies she took part in the Erasmus program and tried her best at foreign universities: she acquired theoretical knowledge of integrated teaching at a Finnish university and then went on a traineeship in Spain.
There is a belief that mistakes are learned, so doing them is not shameful.
Teacher of French
Dalia has an incredibly broad and successful experience of 36 years of teaching: graduating from Vilnius State University in 1983 as a philologist and lecturer in French; Paul Fort College in the Burgundy Region, France. In these French lands, Dalia also participated in the EMILE integrated French language training program. “Language is an inexhaustible treasure, the key to the world, because only through communication can you create new relationships, exchange information, ideas, explore a different culture, reach career heights, and most importantly, improve,” Dalia believes.
It is important for teachers that each student should enjoy the joy of learning and have opportunities for creative expression. Thus, students are constantly trained and encouraged to participate in various French language projects, Contests, conferences, French poetry recitation, song contests and festivals. Dalia believes: “Do something a little better today than yesterday. Compare yourself not to others, but to yourself. It will help you never run out of motivation.
Teacher of Information Technology and Robotics
In 2018, he is a qualifies web developer, and has been active in international IT projects. During his spare time, Vytautas travels and enjoys music very much. He counts the number of musical contests he has conquered and is proud that there is probably no instrument that he could not play!
Vytautas believes that today’s science is the technology of tomorrow. He believes that the teacher must not only provide knowledge, but also inspire young inventors.
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.
Raimonda graduated from the Music Academy in 1981. Since 1981 worked as a choir artist and choir artist at Kaunas State Choir. Raimonda has been working as a vocal teacher at Kaunas Juozas Gruodis Conservatory for 10 years. “We learn not for school, but for life” – these words from Seneca perfectly reflect my perception, which I often express to my students. With many years of experience as a music teacher, I can say that music, its cognition, perception and ability to control it, adorns a person and its personality. Music relaxes and liberates, and at the same time teaches concentration and discipline, which is especially relevant today among young people. I am always happy to see my students grow in every sense, and with them I still do not stop growing. Sharing is a joy of life, so I’m always looking forward to that moment, ”says Raimonda Navickienė, a sincere and extremely friendly person who will teach children music at the Erudite Lyceum.
Teacher of physical education
Darius graduated from Lithuanian Sports University where he studied sports and physical education program. He has Master`s degree in sports psysiology and genetics. His work experience started in kindergarten “Mazylis” as a physical education teacher. The winner of Lithuanian Sports University program “Sports for Everyone”. Sports is an integral part of his life. Most interested in volleyball, table tennis, track-and-field athletics, but has tried almost all kind of sport. He thinks that good teacher must be a universal personality.
Darius thinks that every child is unique and must be able to have opportunity to create his own template while studying at school. Sport helps to create personality and character. More peace of mind, more movement, more excellent personalities.
Karatė kyokushin trainer
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.
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!