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International Baccalaureate Computer Science and Cambridge Primary & Secondary Programmes Information Technology Teacher

Thierry Taberna

Mr Thierry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nantes and a Master’s Degree in Computing from the University of Toulouse, France. For the last six years he worked as a Head of Computer Science and Design, IB DP Computer Science and IGCSE ICT teacher at the Bishkek International School in Kyrgyzstan. Prior to that he worked as a software engineer and software developer in various companies in France. Mr Thierry is very effective in inspiring a wide range of students to improve their computer science and design skills and in guiding students through their graduating year. He is joining Erudito licėjus together with his wife, Mrs. Olga Taberna who will be a secondary school co-teacher.

Rhianna Knikker-Troke

International Cambridge Programme Teacher

Rhianna Knikker-Troke

Rhianna was born and educated in the beautiful north of England and has worked in schools in England, Vietnam, Slovakia, and Austria. She has a great passion for knowledge and loves to learn new things and experience new cultures. She hopes to inspire her students with this passion for learning and strives to capture the interest and excitement of her students. Rhianna has a creative and nature-loving soul and loves to foster creativity in her students. She aims to get to know her students well and incorporate their own personal passions and interests into her lessons. Every student should feel that their ideas and opinions are really valuable.

Rhianna believes that we never stop learning and the most important lesson is to be honest with yourself and others.

Yvette Wollinski

Cambridge Primary School Homeroom Teacher

Yvette Wollinski

Yvette Wollinski is originally from Australia. She is an experienced nursery and primary school teacher who has been working in international schools for the last 15 years. Prior to her arrival to Lithuania, she has worked in China, Georgia, Russia and Portugal. Teacher holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of South Africa. Currently, she is pursuing her second degree with a specialism in International Education at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Teacher has 3 children and enjoys running, eating, reading, and traveling.

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Primary School Programme Manager and Teacher

Jolanta Derkač

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.

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Pre-school Teacher

Virginija Matjošienė

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.

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Pre-school Teacher

Jūratė Babickienė

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.

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Primary school Teacher

Ieva Čepaitytė

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.

Akvilė Krutkevičiūtė – Pajarskienė

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.

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Primary school Teacher

Vitalija Prasauskaitė

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.

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Primary school Teacher

Eisvydė Jurkevičiūtė

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.

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Primary school Teacher

Glorija Kliokytė

A. Einstein once said ‘Logic can only bring you from point A to point B, but imagination can bring you anywhere’. This quote is Glorija’s life moto and she says, that everyday you must not forget about creativity, because knowing other cultures can enrich your personality, grow your tolerance. Glorija has a bachelor’s degree in East Asian countries and cultures from Vytautas Magnus university and is a qualified specialist of this region. Right now she is continuing her musicology studies in Lithuania’s music and theatre academy, also learning about South Korean and Japan music evolution. In her spare time Glorija is… learning and deepening her knowledge about Korean language.

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English Teacher

Marina Kornilova

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.

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English Teacher

Tatjana Alikova

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.

Migle Bukauskaite

English Teacher

Miglė Bukauskaitė

An English language teacher has a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology from the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and later obtained a CELTA qualification in the UK. She has experience teaching students of various ages in Lithuania, South Korea, and China. After a decade of teaching, Miglė strongly believes in a holistic approach when teaching English as a second language. She also stresses the great importance of a growth mindset and problem-solving skills.

Miglė believes that making mistakes is a big part of learning, hence it should be expected and not avoided.

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English Teacher

Jokūbas Širvinskas

Jokūbas started to gain experience as an English teacher in one of the Vilnius gymnasiums. While mentoring at a children’s leadership camp in summer, Jokūbas had an opportunity to gain knowledge about non-formal education. Jokūbas believes that teacher, first of all, should be a personality, because after all, a personality is everything: the ability to take an interest, a broad attitude, an interest not only in the field he teaches. That is why she tries to engage in various activities: participates in international trainings and projects, is interested in neuroscience, child psychology, photography and deepens her knowledge in the field of marketing. At school, the most important things for him are children’s emotions and individuality. Only by creating a safe and trust-based environment can a child develop and grow.

Jokūbas believes that in the learning process, teacher must help to overcome fears, allow mistakes and, most importantly, encourage self-reliance.

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Teacher of French

Gintarė Baciuškienė

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.

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French Teacher

Indrė Skramtai

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.

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French Teacher

Chloé Boyaval

French teacher holding a DAEFLE (Professional diploma in teaching French as a foreign language) and a Masters in History from the Université de Caen Normandie, France. Teacher also had the great opportunity to do a language exchange in Germany and an Erasmus+ year in Cardiff, UK. Teacher have lived and worked in a number of countries worlwide in the UK, Japan, Switzerland and recently Ethiopia. Chloe is always happy to share her culture and her language with students from around the world as well as learning from them. Her vision about teaching French is that it must be fun. The students must be in movement, they must communicate, share their own experience. Everyone has a voice, should use it and be heard. Everyone is important and teacher uses French to encourage them to believe in themselves.

Teacher believes that the teachers have to let the students express who they are and let their personalities shine. The lesson will be richer and the students more confident.

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Information and Modern Technology Teacher

Jūratė Valatkevičienė

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.

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Physical Education Teacher

Jekaterina Levickė

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.

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Ethics and Theatre Teacher

Asta Baukutė

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.

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Religion Teacher

Julius Mališauskas

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.

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Music Teacher

Violeta Serbintienė

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.

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Music Teacher

Dovaldė Ulčinaitė

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. She is graduated the composition from Jazz Academy in Lithuania. 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.

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Teacher Assistant

Jovilė Jurkonytė

While working with children for many years, Jovilė has been writing books for them, which she illustrates as well! She is the author of children’s book “Abejur. (Non) Simple Tales ”and“ Olivia. Nine Worlds ”. Various creative tasks, development of imagination, self-expression through art are the ways in which Jovilė reaches the hearts of children. The teacher is interested in various books, art, photography, and she is also a student of health sciences.

Jovilė believes that each child is unique and special in its own way, so it is important to get to know them, understand, and provide opportunities for improvement based on their amazing individuality.

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Teacher Assistant

Khanim Jafarova

Khanim was born and raised in Azerbaijan. She graduated from Baku Engineering University in Azerbaijan and specialised as a Mathematics teacher. Currently Khanim is studying at Vytautas Magnus University in Master’s degree programme in Educational Management. Since the early years of her bachelor education, Khanim gained a lot of experience both in social activities, such as international organizations in the field of education, as well as professionally. She has experience in working with pre-primary and primary school students in various institutions in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Lithuania.

Volunteering and formal work experiences have greatly contributed to how to teach children by having fun, enrich their minds with creative activities and helped her build amazing relationship with children.

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Cambridge Primary School Co-Teacher

Olga Taberna

Ms Olga has a Bachelor’s degree in Russian philology from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University and a Master of Law from Kyrgyz State Academy of Law. She has taught Russian Language and Literature to high school students at one of the local schools in Bishkek and Russian as an additional language in International schools.