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.
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”.
Deputy Director for Pre-primary and Primary Education
Greta graduated from Mykolas Romeris University with a degree in social work and already during her studies she realised that working with children is an area where she sees her potential. In addition, she worked as a teacher in a private school in Vilnius as well as she held the position of the head of the school. During her work experience, she accumulated knowledge about comprehensive children’s education – from integrated educational activities, literature and reading, creativity education to field pedagogy, etc. She has participated in Erasmus + and NordPlus projects, during which she deepened her professional knowledge through internships in Scandinavian and British educational institutions. Greta is an active personality, so time in nature, hiking, travel – the best free time for her. At work, she tends to listen and understand and then advise and help.
Greta believes that no one was born knowing everything, so learning and improving is the goal of a lifetime.
Deputy Director for Secondary Education
Teacher established his passion for physics during his bachelor’s and master’s studies at Vytautas Magnus University. He later became one of the founders of the non-formal education start-up and held the position of the director. Working with children, he decided to deepen his knowledge and skills by additionally studying pedagogy at Kaunas University of Technology. Artūras is interested in reconstructed medieval warfare for more than a decade. The acquired knowledge and skills are used as a hobby in medieval knight tournaments, where he realised himself perfectly by becoming the winner of many international tournaments as well as he became world champion in 2018. Artūras is interested in history, psychology, self-education, healthy lifestyle, loves nature and books.
Artūras believes that in order to achieve harmonious development, students need to be treated as equals, and teachers need to awaken their “inner child.”
Deputy Director of General Affairs
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 believes that all children are unique.
Deputy Director for Informal Education, Teacher of Economics and Business
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.
Kristina believes that each child is both unique and gifted.
IT Education System Administrator
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 believes that comprehensive education is the way to success in the 21st-century world.
Head of Marketing and Communications
ISM Graduate of the University of Management and Economics and BI Norwegian Business School, has been working for 15 years in the field of marketing and public relations. After graduating, she joined the sales team at ISM Executive School and has led the university’s marketing and sales department since 2009. In 2015, she began working as head of the marketing and public relations department of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH) and initiated the introduction of the VILNIUS TECH brand. Dovilė is a member of the Lithuanian Marketing Association. Actively participates in educational professional conferences organized by the American Marketing Association, which inspires and allows you to try new things in Lithuania
“Experience in the universities helped me understand that working with teachers and students is a vocation and an integral part of my life. Working with academia has led to a better understanding of the very meaningful work that teachers do and inspires me daily to be a partner and share these activities for wider societies,” says Dovilė.
Head of Marketing Projects
Žaneta has graduated from ISM University of Management and Economics with a bachelor’s degree in management and business administration, she also has a pedagogical education, having 3
daughters herself she understands how essential it is for a young child to be respected and motivated and knows the important role school plays in contributing to one’s life. Having more than 20 years experience of actively working in the field of training, she has worked for 3 years as a sales manager in an organization where she was responsible for outbound sales prospecting and marketing implementation, she has actively volunteered for the Order of Malta and other organizations. Žaneta values punctuality, working towards achieving good results and having
a positive attitude in the workplace.
I hear from my colleagues and managers that I have the good fortune of befriending and establishing a personal relationship with some of my clients, says Žaneta.
Saulė studied history at Vytautas Magnus University, worked as a journalist for several years, later as coordinator of marketing projects in advertising agencies, and most recently took care of the internal communication of one construction company for several years. Saule is a creative and responsible personality who is interested in marketing and social networking innovations. Personal development, desire to learn more, and walking out of your comfort zone have been and continue to be key factors in forcing Saulė to move on her chosen career path.
Saulė believes that curiosity and stubbornness lead you forward and open more than one door of opportunity.
“Erudito licėjus” administrator, 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 believes that effective communication is an effective way to reach the goals and bring success.
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 believes that environment and people the child meets become an example for him. Our aim is to be the best example.
Learning systems and resources Administrator
Rasa has 15 years of experience in the business field. For 5 years she was Head of Suppliers Data Administration department in “UAB Kesko Senukai Lithuania”. Most of the time she spends on personality development and thinks that we are surrounded by constantly improving technologies. Rasa is glad that her knowledge and experience can be applied at “Erudito licėjus” and allows her to achieve personal goals.
Rasa believes that each person is a multifaceted system through which new technologies and communications are developed.
Learning systems and resources Administrator
Aušra has gained over a decade of experience working at the UK’s University of Surrey and Leeds Arts University and others. She has a passion for education and information technologies which has contributed to her highly successful career. She has a deep understanding of how to create successful learning environments. Creative thinking allied with strong research skills resulted in her successful completion of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Art History at the Open University.
Aušra believes, one should never stop being curious and retain an open mind. Be brave and challenge perceptions, both your own and that of others, by being informed, but always with respect. Be kind to others, as well as yourself.
Martynas is alumni of the Erasmus + programme in Finland, a graduate of Alytus College, currently continuing his studies at Vilnius Tech Faculty of Fundamental Sciences. Martynas gained experience in a Finnish company providing audio solution services to business customers. During his studies at the college, he became actively involved in activities and became a member of the laser performance team. After graduating from college, he joined the Alytus Plus media team and worked as an IT administrator.
Martynas believes that it is very important to be constantly learning and following the news, especially in the field of IT, which is changing extremely fast and constantly introducing innovations.