Head of International Programmes (IBDP/IGCSE), IBDP College Counselor, IBDP/IGCSE Exam Officer
Marta graduated from the University of Warsaw with M.Sc. in Geography, followed by a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences. She also holds a Qualified Teacher Status from Poland and the UK. Marta is involved in International Baccalaureate education since 2004. Firstly as a Geography teacher and Head of Faculty and most recently as a Head of Education and IB DP Coordinator. During her career, she worked in international schools in several countries, including Poland, Netherlands, Russia, and Armenia. Apart from that, she is also an experienced IB DP workshop leader, school visitor and examiner. Marta is looking forward to meeting all at the school and living in beautiful Lithuania, the country she has been visiting in the past on many occasions and which is dear to her.
Marta believes that “It’s worth being honest, although it doesn’t always pay off. It pays off to be dishonest, but it isn’t worth it”.
International Baccalaureate and Cambridge (IBDP/IGCSE) Programmes Head Science Teacher, Students’ Projects Coordinator
Ash Ellis is a Lead chemistry and physics teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Ash has two BScs degrees which shows her thirst for knowledge and Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education and Subject Knowledge Enhancement Science/Chemistry at University of Plymouth. Ash is a prestige member of UK charted teachers, with a proven track record of helping students achieving extraordinary results. She joined this prestigious group by studying the science of learning, where through research they are improving teaching practices in educational environments. She has taught a variety of age groups and topics including, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level Chemistry, A Level Physics and Cambridge International A Level Physics.
Ash believes in training and encouraging the new generation to become lifelong learners and preparing them for the unknown future. “Nothing happens until something moves” – Albert Einstein.
International Baccalaureate and Cambridge (IBDP/IGCSE) Programmes Mathematics Teacher
Dr. Ozhan Akdag
Dr. Ozhan Akdag has 20 years of experience by teaching mathematics in International Baccalaureate (MYP and DP) and Cambridge (A-level and IGCSE). Teacher graduated from Ataturk Technical University and worked in many international schools and latest in Denmark and Czech Republic. He founded and managed Robotics and Project creating clubs at schools where he previously worked. Dr. Ozhan Akdag wants to create a robotics club in “Erudito licėjus” too and wants to join some competitions with students. Dr. Ozhan Akdag is pleased that by teaching children mathematics, he encourages students to achieve the highest results.
Dr. Ozhan believes that the Mathematics is not somewhere out of our life, it is around us and touches our life every second.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Psychology Teacher
In 2019 Monika graduated from Vytautas Magnus University with a master’s degree in Health Psychology, and is currently pursuing a research career in doctoral studies in Psychology. Monika is constantly raising her qualification and is interested in innovations in the science of psychology, prepares scientific publications, is engaged in public activities and interested in human rights issues as well as is pursuing consultation practice. In fact, from the first grade until now, Monika hasn’t had a break from studying, so it’s time to share her knowledge with others! The work and volunteering as a psychologist with young people and adults with complex disabilities, intellectual disabilities, addictions not only provided practical work experience, but also raised a big heart.
Monika believes that everyone deserves respect and listening. One well-spoken word, a changed environment, or just universal respect can really change lives.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Math Teacher
Sergey graduated from the Open University in the UK with MSc in Mathematics. In addition, he holds a Qualified Teacher Status from Russia and the UK. Since 2003 Sergey has been teaching A level and IB programmes in the UK and several other countries, including China and Malaysia. Sergey is passionate about working with students, building a solid foundation and high standards and expectations from which their academic, social, and emotional wellbeing can flourish.
Sergey believes that “Teaching is about really paying attention to people – really believing them, really caring about them, really involving them”.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Biology and Math Teacher
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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme English Teacher
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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Lithuanian Language Teacher
2018 After graduating from Lithuanian philology and advertising, she became interested in pedagogy. Having opened the school door again, she did not forget the need to improve. Therefore, according to Angelina, the chosen master’s studies in Lithuanian literature and creative writing are in perfect harmony with the desire to get to know life both through relationships with others and through literature. By taking an interest in the latest trends in literature, understanding the subtleties of advertising helps students to understand the meaning and applicability of literature in everyday life. Project activities and integrated lessons inspire not only children but also teachers to improve, so the teacher sees them as a great opportunity to develop general and subject competencies.
Angelina believes that a strong connection with students helps not to lose the joy of cognition and to successfully educate a modern person who will overcome the challenges of the global world.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme History and Theory of Knowledge Teacher
Dr. Donatas Šinkūnas
Donatas has solid international experience to educate students of the 21st century. Having worked as a Teacher of Social Sciences and Humanities at the IB School in Bogotá, Colombia,
Donatas gained experience working with both middle-aged (MYP) and senior (DP) students teaching Cognitive Theory (ToK) and Philosophy. At Bogota School, Donatas was also in charge of the United Nations Module (MUN). Donatas continues his academic work at one of the Canadian Universities (Western), where he is a candidate for a Ph.D. The teacher received his Bachelor’s and Master’s qualifications in Lithuanian (VMU) and Belgian (KU Leuven) universities. The teacher is an IB model enthusiast and believes in the meaning and benefits of interdisciplinary science.
Donatas believes that the idea is that ideas are tools for making better decisions in life. Therefore, the school should teach the principles of thinking, not specific ideas. This is in line with IB’s mission and philosophy.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Physics Teacher
Physics teacher – Methodologist with 23 years of experience. In 1995 she graduated from Vilnius University of Education and acquired a qualification as a teacher of physics, astronomy and IT. After the studies Edita worked at Onuškio secondary school in Trakai region for11 years. Since 2007 she has been working at Jonas Jablonskis gymnasium in Kaunas.
Edita believes it is important to work so that your lessons would inspire children to like your subject – physics, as a result, they would manage to see and hear it in the surrounding world.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information Technology and Robotics Teacher
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.
Tomas 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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme German Teacher
Goda Stelnionienė received her Bachelor’s degree in Philology from Vilnius University and continued her studies at Kaunas University of Technology, where she received a Master’s degree in Education and Education Management. She began her teaching career in 1997 and during this time, two generations of students have been leaded into the wider world. The teacher is particularly interested in developing students’ emotional intelligence: “I believe that managing emotional intelligence is the key to everyone’s success,” says Goda.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Economics and Business Teacher
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. Erasmus + coordinator (strategic partnerships and school exchanges). She is also a long-term member of the Kaunas City Economics and Entrepreneurship Teachers’ Methodological Circle.
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.