Administration

Erudito.lt įkurėjas - Nerijus Pačėsa

Founder and Head of Erudito licėjus

Prof. Dr. Nerijus Pačėsa

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.

Rokas Balčiūnas - Erudito licėjus

Deputy Director of Education

Rokas Balčiūnas

Deputy Director of Education. A graduate of KTU Gymnasium, regular winner for national school competitions, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Kaunas University of Technology in 2008 and a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 2010. As a student, he worked at the Institute of Physical Electronics at KTU, contributing to the development of diamond-like coatings and an innovative medical device. In 2011, Rokas completed his teaching qualification and has been a teacher of physics, mathematics, technology, IT since, and runs children’s’ camps during the school breaks. Interested in philosophy, psychology, physiology and wellness, Rokas enjoys hiking, holds a footprint specialist diploma and a black Aikido belt.

Rokas has taught the IB Diploma Programme for the past five years, in subjects including Maths, Biology, and Physics, and has also been an Extended Essay supervisor.

Rokas believes that comprehensive education is the way to success in the 21st-century world.

Laima Pačėsienė

Deputy Director of General Affairs

Laima Pačesienė

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.

Kristina Celiešiūtė

Deputy Director for Informal Education, Teacher of Economics and Business

Kristina Celiešiūtė

Deputy Director for Informal Education, Teacher of Economics and Business, started her pedagogical career in 2011. New challenges arising from the reform of education fostered her interest in entrepreneurship education in which she has been involved up to now. In 2006 she acquired Master’s degree in education science at Vytautas Magnus University, since then she has mainly been engaged in formal and informal schoolchildren education, particularly in business areas, as well as in international and local project activities.

Business concept has changed and currently we perceive it not only as an activity focused on commercial benefits but also as a personal growth of an individual, his capability to work in a team, being able to find appropriate arguments and express a flexible reaction towards changing circumstances and situations. School is an environment where children discover themselves, strengthen their abilities and gifts. It is a starting point where an independent life of a young person begins. Consequently, we, teachers, must encourage children to find and recognize themselves, their uniqueness and strengths at the same time educating their competences.

Kristina’s motto – each child is both unique and gifted.

Julie Ly Chu

International Programmes Coordinator

Julie Ly Chu

Julie coordinates the international programmes at Erudito Licejus: Cambridge Assessment International Education Primary and the IB Diploma Programme candidacy journey, currently holding the IBDP Coordinator and CAS Coordinator roles. She is also language support and various after-school activity teacher. Julie has experience in minority care, SEN, rehabilitation and pedagogical research in non-governmental organizations around the world. She obtained a BA in Sociology and an MSc in Educational Counseling from the University of Bristol, UK, and obtained her MEd from Oxford University, specialising in International Education, student welfare, and child-oriented education.

Pedagogical motto – Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school (Albert Einstein).

Aistė Simaškaitė

Communication coordinator

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.

Rūta Žiaunienė

Psychologist

Rūta Žiaunienė

Rūta became interested in Psychology since she was at school. She graduated from Vytautas Magnus University with a Bachelor of Psychology Degree, followed by a Masters Degree in Health Psychology, and obtained her Certificate in International Coach &Trainer at the Neurolinguistics Programming Practitioner Association in 2013. For nearly a decade, she has organized annual preventive camps for teenagers with a group of Lithuanian health psychologists. Ruta is also involved in the development of the IBDP Counselling support programme during the school’s IB Candidacy journey.

Rūta thinks that environment and people the child meets become an example for him. Our aim is to be the best example.

Librarian

Vilma Trakimienė

Vilma obtained a Mater’s Drgree in Librarianship and Bibliography from Vilnius University, and ensures that constant professional developments take place through various seminars and international school practices. Since 2009, she has been a member of the Lithuanian Librarians’ Association, and works closely with the development of innovative library practices. “She speaks of the library as an open space, where free time is spent and learning is both attractive and creative. She emphasise on developmental progresses being sustainable for future generations. Vilma agrees with N. Mandela in his Life Guide, “Ascending an important mountain, you discover even more mountains to climb.” Vilma is also involved in the development of the DP library extensions during the school’s IB Candidacy journey.