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.
International Programs Director
Brian Philip Brackrog
Mr. Brian is an equity-focused educator and social scientist with over two decades of international experience teaching and leading teams of teachers in exploring the many opportunities schools encounter as they answer some of the wicked questions of education. He has a MA in Education, BA in Social Science and a certificated teacher qualification from California. Mr. Brian is passionate about economics, design and the vital role that academic institutions play in helping to foster independent, resilient and adaptable learners empowered to shape the positive change they wish to see in the world. He has spent the last 15 years working in Rome, Berlin and London and is excited to begin a new journey in Vilnius with Erudito Licėjus.
Brian believes that education is the greatest equalizer for promoting a free and just society.
Head of Secondary Education
Having obtained a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature at Vytautas Magnus University, and later a master’s degree in cultural management and cultural policy at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Alina worked in the field of higher education for more than 10 years. Having started her career at the European Humanities University as an executive director, she later took over the coordination of academic development matters and took care of foreign languages, study quality, science, project activities, and academic mobility. She likes change, innovation, challenges, so at the lyceum she will try not only to adapt and apply the accumulated experience and knowledge, but also to look for new solutions.
Alina spent a considerable part of her life abroad – she had to live in Austria, Belarus, Hungary, where she had the opportunity to get to know different cultures, customs, and communicate with local and international communities.
Alina believes that modern children are citizens of the world, erasing physical and psychological boundaries through knowledge, creativity, and achievements, and searching for answers to the questions WHAT? WHY? HOW?
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 of Economics and Business
Deputy Director for Secondary 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.
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.
Coordinator of International relations, mentor of international students
Rūta is an alumna of the Lithuanian education program at the Brazilian Lithuanian School, a graduate of Vilnius University’s Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences and has a Master’s degree in Media and Digital Publishing. Rūta gained a lot of experience by actively representing students in Vilnius University’s student representation for four years, later she became the chairman of the student representation of this faculty. In 2021 June she went to South America. Rūta not only worked as a Lithuanian language teacher, but also contributed to the creation and dissemination of communication at the Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in São Paulo, Brazil.
Rūta believes that international student exchange programs not only help to get to know ourselves and the world around us better, but also “open new doors” for a young person and create his future.
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.
International Admission Manager
Ann Potesta has spent over ten years working in the field of school admissions. She began her professional journey by studying Hotel Management in Berlin, Germany. After completing her studies, she enjoyed traveling and working in Australia for a year. She then joined an international IB school in Berlin as an Admissions Manager, dedicating eight years to this role. Recently, she relocated to London, where she has worked as a School Registrar in Admissions for the past four years.In addition to her professional accomplishments, Anne possesses a creative side and enjoys painting and drawing. She also has a passion for traveling and learning about different cultures. Anne takes pleasure in working with students and families from various backgrounds.
Ann believes in the power of education to enable young minds and provide them with a strong foundation to shape their own bright futures.
“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
Dovilė is studying at Vytautas Magnus University for a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with minor studies in Lithuanian philology and publishing. She has been volunteering for more than a year, providing emotional support at the Jaunimo linija and is a member of the Lithuanian Psychology Students Association. Dovilė has also participated in the international climate justice ActJust project, in the Lithuanian-Serbian youth exchange. In his spare time, she is interested in various forms of storytelling: literature, theater, cinema and others.
Dovilė believes, that organization is the key to success.
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.
Education Systems Analyst, IT Teacher
After completing studies at Kaunas College, for eight years, I successfully worked in the business and finance field. The evolving situation, digitalization, and process automation prompted me to requalify in the IT sector. After finishing programming courses and vocational school, I discovered a purpose in sharing knowledge and a calling to teach. For three years, I mentored programming clubs for children and taught future programmers at a vocational school. I also worked as a lecturer in Data Analytics courses and created video tutorials on Databases. With a passion for technology and education, I share insights at conferences and lead workshops for educators. I perceive programming more broadly – as a human approach, an ability to think critically, find solutions in any situation, foster creativity, learn continuously, and grow.
Jolita believes that an internal mindset is crucial, along with belief in students, a desire to understand and collaborate with them.