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 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 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 History and Theory of Knowledge Teacher
Dr. Donatas Šinkūnas
Donatas has solid international experience to educate students of the 21st century. He worked as a Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) and Diploma Programme (IB DP) teacher at an IB School in Bogota, Colombia. In Bogota, Donatas taught Social studies, Philosophy, and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). Also, he was in charge of the United Nations Module (MUN). The teacher received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Lithuanian (VMU) and Belgian (KU Leuven) universities. As an exchange student he also studied in Spain, Northern Ireland, and Finland. In 2019, Donatas earned a Ph.D. degree at Western University (London, Canada). The teacher is an IB enthusiast and believes in usefulness and benefits of interdisciplinary learning.
Donatas believes that ideas are man-made tools that help people cope with the world and make better decisions in life. Therefore, our students should be taught applicable principles of thinking and rely slightly less on memorization. This is in line with IB 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.
Secondary school and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme economics, business and entrepreneurship teacher
Oleksandr graduated from Northumbria University (Newcastle, the UK) with BA in Business Administration and Kyiv National Economic University with BA and M.Sc. in International Economics. He also has TESOL certificate from Arizona State University (the USA). Oleksandr is teaching Marketing and Digital Marketing from 2016 in Ukraine (Kyiv National Economic University and Kyiv National University of Technology and Design) and in the USA (University of Redlands). From 2021 he is involved in International Baccalaureate as Business Management teacher. Moreover, Oleksandr is CEO & founder of career guidance edtech startup Choizy and is mentor in several international startup accelerators.
Oleksandr believes that educational process should be practical, interesting, involving and built around student’s interests and preferences