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”.
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?
Head of Primary Education
Assoc. Dr. Sergejus Neifachas
Education policy and management expert, general education content consultant, manager mentor, has been working in the field of childhood pedagogy for 25 years. Sergejus graduated in preschool and primary education pedagogy at Klaipėda University, education policy and management studies at Mykolas Romeris University, and obtained a doctorate in social sciences (education) at Šiauliai University. A graduate of the Educational Leadership study program of the ISM University of Management and Economics. He grows, creates and learns together with his colleagues, focusing mainly on the topics of organizing the educational process, creating an educational environment, monitoring and ensuring quality, and creative engineering. Having accumulated a lot of experience, he shares it with managers and teachers working in educational institutions at meetings, lectures, conferences and other events. By conducting training on various topics, he spreads the idea that personal leadership is a tool in the hands of a teacher, capable of knowing, improving and spreading professional qualities. He is a member of the National Association of Childhood Researchers. With the publishing house “Ciklonas”, “Šviesa” creates methodical publications for educators, learning tools for children. Constantly looking for new spaces and undiscovered opportunities for himself and others.
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.
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 is currently continuing her studies at Vilnius University’s Faculty of Communication. 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.
Communications project manager
Justina is a graduate of Vilnius University’s Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences. For the past few years, she worked at the Centre for Civil Education of the Office of the President of the Republic of Lithuania. As a public relations specialist, Justina was responsible for social networks, actively collaborated with various organizations, administered registration systems and organized events. The acquired experience allows to quickly react to news and overcome challenges. Justina believes that communication is an integral part not only of life, but as well as of all organizations.
Moreover, Justina takes professional photographs, is interested in modern social media trends and is actively involved in sports.
Justina believes that all fears are only in our heads, so every day she tries to get out of her comfort zone and overcome them.
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.
“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
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.