International Cambridge Programme Teacher
Merle was born in German, educated in Sweden and Denmark, and has worked in schools in Tanzania and New Zealand. Her passion for working with youth has led her to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (BEd) in International Teachers Education from the University College Absalon, Denmark, where she graduated with honours.
Throughout her education, she has developed an interest in Scandinavian teaching approaches within international settings. “Student-centred teaching is very important, every student is unique and should be taught that way, therefore I am a big advocate for differentiated teaching and learning.” She also encourages project-based learning, real-life content that is relatable and moving lessons outside of the classroom. “I want my students to become creative thinkers, autonomous learners and curious open-minded people.”
Merle believes that everybody should feel welcomed and respected in her classroom.
International Cambridge programme English Teacher
Charlene says that Self-love, Self-respect, and Self-worth are the key fundamentals of learning and growing to form a whole complete, and strong individual. Charlene hails from sunny South Africa. She has achieved a Bachelors in Education from the University of South Africa. She has a higher certificate in Advanced Early Childhood development also from the University of South Africa. She is currently busy achieving her honors in Special Educational needs, through the University of Pretoria – Via correspondence. Charlene has being in and out of classrooms in South Africa, London, and South Korea. She has a sound foundation of multi-cultural environments. She believes that all children learn at their own pace and grasp new concepts in their own way. So variety and individualism are at the core of her teaching.
Charlene believes that you should treat everyone with the same kindness and respect that you would like to receive.
International Cambridge Programme English Teacher
David adores working with children and is happy to help them grow and improve. David firmly believes in the power of compassion, honesty and courage – the character traits necessary for 21st century personalities. He hopes that by working as a cat with children, they will help each other understand and apply these values in their daily lives.
Having worked in a variety of educational institutions, David has a wealth of work experience and a clear vision of what a great learning class tailored to the needs of a young child looks like and how to create one.
Primary School Programme Manager and Teacher
A primary school teacher who obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from Šiauliai University and the qualification of a primary school teacher. With 24 years of pedagogical experience, capable of communicating and acting in an intercultural environment. Jolanta is characterized by excellent integration of smart technologies in lessons, gladly exploits, and tries non-traditional teaching methods. It is very important for the child to feel calm and safe at school. She is interested in innovation, active sports, willingly sharing his experience with the community.
Jolanta believes, that openness and trust must dominate the relationship between students and teachers.
Senior pre-school education educator with teacher methodist qualifications and 22 years of continuous pedagogical work experience. Graduated from Vilnius higher pedagogy school and in 2008 received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a teacher qualification from Vilnius University of Education. After acquiring the competence of the trainee practice mentor of pre-school and pre-school education – teacher, evaluator, counselor of student practice. Virginia focuses on the individual progress of each student by using inclusive education, which helps students experience a sense of discovery, experience, and success, acquire the basics of learning to learn and strengthen various competencies.
Virginija believes that childhood is a unique value when great foundations can be laid here and now for the abilities of freedom, autonomy, thinking, answerability, creativity.
Educator, pre-school and primary school teacher. Teacher Jūratė has a specialty in technology education and a teacher’s qualification at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. She graduated from Vytautas Magnus University with a master’s degree programme in education. In learning process, the teacher seeks balance by combining knowledge of science, art, culture, sports skills, perception of the world, teaching others and growing oneself. It is important how students feel at school – the child has to feel good in communicating with the teacher, classmates. The teacher believes that it is important to be able to wait for each child to answer the question asked. Then we can also talk about academic achievements. It is important that everyone feels success and joy of learning.
Jūratė believes that children in this world should be travellers, discoverers and creators.
Primary school Teacher
A primary school teacher who has acquired a specialty in primary education at the Lithuanian University of Education. Since then, Ieva‘s professional path has been a consistent growth, accompanied by volunteering at children’s day centers,“Maltiečiai“ organization, Lithuanian blind, and visually impaired education center, and leadership of youth groups. By using experience active methods of education, Ieva seeks to reveal to her students the true beauty of life—when there is no need to fear the emotions of her possession, new knowledge, and new challenges.
Ieva believes, that only by exploring and knowing we can see all the colors of life.
Primary school Teacher
Akvilė Krutkevičiūtė – Pajarskienė
Teacher Akvilė Krutkevičiūtė – Pajarskienė has graduated from theatre and primary education and has been working in the field of education for 14 years. The teacher believes in the importance of integrated learning and thinks that modern education must prepare not only academically, but also spiritually, practically, physically, socially. The teacher strives for students to overcome ever-increasing challenges and set new goals for themselves, to deal with situations in accordance with values, to feel responsible for their own learning, for themselves and for others. It is important for Akvilė that every child would feel safe, important, visible, capable.
Akvilė believes that teaching means learning, so she looks forward to every September, lessons, discoveries and the joy of learning with the students.
Primary school Teacher
Primary school teacher Vitalija has a bachelor’s degree in primary education pedagogy from the Lithuanian University of Education and a master’s degree in international communication from Vilnius University, has 5 years of experience working with primary school students. Vitalija believes that the teacher’s job is constant growth and improvement, self-search and cognition. She tells her students that when they learn, their teacher also learns. Vitalija loves active pastimes that allow her body and mind to relax. She also likes reading books because she believes that reading broadens the imagination and horizons, and enriches vocabulary. Teacher’s values are honesty, duty, respect and family. During her undergraduate years, he actively volunteered in the ESN student community, helping students from abroad to adapt more quickly in our country.
Vitalija believes that anyone who learns and pursues their goals, even if they make a mistake, will be one step ahead than those who do nothing.
Primary school Teacher
A primary school teacher who has acquired the degree in primary education pedagogy at the Lithuanian University of Education and has 5 years of experience working with primary school students. Teacher is constantly looking for innovations and has participated in an Erasmus+ internship in Finland, a country known for being one of the world’s best education systems. Eisvydė always wants to provide students with engaging learning content, inspire, encourage and motivate. It is important for her that students can express their thoughts and emotions freely in the environment around them. In summer, she volunteers and organises various camps for children. In her free time, Eisvydė seeks inspiration while traveling. She believes that it helps to develop a person as a personality, broadens horizons, promotes self-confidence while facing unexpected situations.
Eisvydė believes that the relationship between a child, a teacher, and parents is based on mutual trust, open relationship, and respect.
The teacher’s path to the English subject was unusual. The teacher is a graduate of the Vilnius Tallat-Kelpša Conservatory, majoring in violin-performer and qualified as a music teacher. While working as a music teacher, she was always interested in child psychology, she was striving for constant growth, therefore she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English philology at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a specialty in educology. The teacher lived and worked in the USA for several years, returning to join the team at the International American School of Vilnius, where she worked for 17 years with children of all ages, including preschool classes. When working with children, the teacher takes the view that each child is unique, with great potential. The teacher is convinced that the teacher’s mission is to help the child reveal his or her unique talents.
Marina believes that in order to achieve good results, it is very important to give the child the opportunity to enjoy the learning process.
English teacher Tatjana defended her final thesis in pedagogical studies, obtained the qualification of a teacher at the Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University, where she is currently graduating in English philology and pedagogy. Tatjana is a graduate of Tietgen Bussines School in Denmark. Teacher has experience working with students at Vilnius Joachim Lelevelis Engineering Gymnasium, as well as leading individual English lessons in Lithuania and abroad.
Tatjana believes that ability to learn is one of the key things. And sincere communication, cooperation, respect and the desire to learn open many doors.
Teacher of French
French teacher, who has been working in education for 15 years, has completed her Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in French and didactics and has a teacher expert qualification category. Gintarė is demanding and seeking improvement, so she regularly participates in various trainings in Lithuania and France, she is a member of a team of various national projects, conducts methodological training for Lithuanian teachers, is an evaluator of international DELF/DALF exams, and since 2020 vice-president of the Association of French Language Teachers and Teachers. Teachers are a very important environment based on collaboration, teamwork, and partnership, where pupils use the language naturally and easily in various activities.
Gintarė believes, that each student must experience success in the lesson in order to gain confidence in their abilities.
The teacher has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Vilnius University, where she also obtained a Master’s degree in French Philology and a qualification in interpreting. France, the French language, culture, books, music have surrounded her since early childhood. Since high school, Indre has been a laureate of many French language competitions and Olympiads. During her studies, she studied at various universities in Paris, Angers and Strasbourg. She worked as a freelance French-Lithuanian interpreter in the public and private sectors. Trained at the European Commission’s Interpretation Directorate in Brussels and at the European Court of Justice’s Interpretation Directorate in Luxembourg. Being a mother of two kids, she became convinced that working with children and their education was one of the most meaningful activities, so she joins the Erudito licėjus teachers’ team with joy and inspiration.
Indrė believes that family gives children roots and school gives the wings.
Information and Modern Technology Teacher
Teacher of Information and Modern Technology, who has 20 years of experience in pedagogical work, has completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and also mathematics and computer science at the then Vilnius Pedagogical University. Jūratė is a Logo enthusiast, one of the pioneers of the Logo competition – Olympic and informatics and also informatics competition “Bebras” in Lithuania. Jūratė is a co-author of many textbooks.
Jūratė believes that the teacher’s job is to show the student the paths and opportunities, to support and encourage them to take the first steps.
Physical Education Teacher
A teacher of physical education, who graduated from Vilnius Pedagogical University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, she has also obtained a master’s degree in European Union policy and public administration from Mykolas Romeris University. The teacher is a participant of the European Athletics Championships and World Universiades, a member of the Lithuanian Athletics Team (2005-2011), the Lithuanian 800 m running champion (2007, 2008), and in 2008 she was awarded the title of Lithuanian Athletics Master. The teacher has experience in training the Lithuanian blind hockey team, which has become the winners of European and world championships. The teacher has trained athletics students at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, as well as worked as a methodologist at the Lithuanian Center for Non-formal Education of Physical Education and Sports Education. From 2020 volunteers at the Childline.
Jekaterina believes that the most important thing in life is not to be indifferent, to improve oneself and to help others to improve.
Ethics and Theatre Teacher
After graduating from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, with a bachelor’s degree in drama and a master’s degree in theatre, Asta has accumulated particularly extensive and significant experience in theatre, television, cinema and education. Asta has many years of pedagogical experience working with children of all ages in schools, leading theatre groups and studios, as well as creativity and theatre camps. The mother of four children constantly strives to inspire the younger generation to be themselves through constant self-search, discussing the principles and essence of tolerance. Asta teaches children communication, public speaking, emotion cognition and expression, cooperation, reflection skills, which are especially important for students’ spiritual, emotional and intellectual development.
Asta believes that that only by not being afraid to take risks and overcoming all fears can one create and be oneself.
In 2002 he graduated from Vilnius Pedagogical University and acquired a bachelor of religious sciences. After successfully starting as a teacher, Julius continued to improve his knowledge and in 2011 acquired the Qualification Category of Senior Teacher. Julius is currently a member of the Methodological Group of The Teachers of Nicholas, All Saints, parish teachers, and st. Chairman of the Theresa Parish Teachers Methodological Group. They believe that the search for the meaning of life is specific to everyone and everyone is looking for what is filling. In his lessons, it is most important for him to find a connection with the student so that the student feels safe, open, and critical in the lesson.
Julius believes that whatever you do, do it from the heart.
Violeta Serbintienė – music teacher methodologist with 32 years of work experience in pre-school, primary and secondary education. The teacher obtained her qualification as a choir leader and music teacher at Klaipeda University. As a lover of theater, dance and music, teacher Violeta combined these art branches into the musical genre. The musicals “Please love my Lithuania”, “Your Anna”, “We play love according to Shakespeare” and many others created by the teacher were noticed and evaluated in republican theater competitions, shown in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, the Presidency, Trakai Castle, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library and other Lithuanian stages. The teacher is also active in international projects – in the Erasmus + project “Life on stage”, street performances created by the teacher and her students were shown in the squares of Madrid, Spain. Teacher Violeta also creates digital educational content – e-lessons used by the Lithuanian music teachers.
Violeta believes that believing in the child’s abilities, mutual respect and mutual responsibility, courage to be oneself, creativity are the most direct path to learning success.
After graduating from the performing arts – jazz vocals – at Vytautas Magnus University Music Academy, Dovaldė has been working as a vocal, piano and music teacher for three years. In teaching students of all ages, the teacher seeks daily positivity and shares it with others. Dovaldė is also a participant in several popular musical TV shows as well as a backing vocalist. The courage to stand on the stage and the excellent communication skills gained during the concerts, enables Dovaldė to teach her students by applying a holistic approach. During the lessons, the teacher strives for each child to overcome their fears, internal barriers and free themselves in a variety of senses.
Dovaldė believes that every child has an infinite desire to act, and the teacher must help to turn it into action.