IB Biology Teacher
Jurgita graduated from Vilnius University with a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Ecology. She has also completed PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) studies at Middlesex University and received a qualified teacher’s status (QTS) in the United Kingdom. Jurgita has taught Biology, Chemistry, and Physics GCSE in Secondary Schools in London for the past three years. She gained invaluable international experience in teaching English National Curriculum for Science. Jurgita enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with students and believes that perseverance, open-mindedness, positivity, and resilience are among the most important values needed for the students to be prepared for the challenges of this precious century.
Jurgita believes that “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.”
Head of Mathematics, Teacher of IB Mathematics and ToK
Mr. Kevin is Irish and has always enjoyed challenges. After studies in statistics in France and computer science in Germany, he decided to become a teacher to explore the world while sharing his passion: numbers were created to better understand our lives. In his spare time, he enjoys riding horses, the perfect combination of form and function, as well as some other unsafe sports. After working in Austria, Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan, he will join the international maths department of “Erudito” in August 2022 for a novel experience.
Kevin believes that when one door closes in life, another always opens. It’s important to look for the new door rather than focus on the old.
Cambridge International and IBDP English Teacher
Mr. Jens grew up in Belgium, to move to Spain in 2011 where he discovered his passion for language learning and teaching. He studied English at the Spanish National University of Distance Education (UNED) and got his teaching degree from the University of Granada. Mr. Jens has enjoyed teaching foreign languages for many years, and he is eager to continue to live and work in an international environment and to contribute to students’ development in a meaningful way. In his free time, Mr. Jens loves reading, watching, and playing sports, discussing politics, and going out with friends.
Jens believes that it is important to be more aware of other people and cultures around us and to learn to act responsibly in today’s globalised world.
Cambridge International and IB English Teacher
English and History teacher Rob received his Masters in TESOL education in 2007 from Herbert Lehman College in the Bronx, New York. He taught in the New York City school system for ten years when he rejoined the United States Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Ukraine. After two years in Ukrainehe continued to train teachers and teach in Peru and China. He returned to Ukraine in 2021 to teach at an IB school but was forced to leave when the war began in February 2022. He hopes to return someday. In addition to teaching, Rob enjoys traveling, running, and photography. This will be his first time living in Lithuania.
Cambridge Primary and Secondary Program English Teacher and EAL
Ms. Betigül is originally from Turkey. She has a Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature from Hacettepe University in Anakara. Additionally, she pursued her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Teaching Qualification at Bilkent University in Turkey. Prior to her arrival in Lithuania, Ms. Betigül completed an internship as an IBDP English A and English B, as well as the Theory of Knowledge Teacher and received her International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Teacher Certificate. Ms. Betigül understands teaching as a purposeful profession. Her main aim is to create a positive and student-centered learning environment where each student finds joy as they learn. Ms. Betigül loves the outdoors and appreciates various forms of arts, especially cinema and literature.
Betigül believes that teachers should inspire students to be the better version of themselves.
Cambridge International Mathematics Teacher
Khanim hold a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, and she is currently employed as a Cambridge Mathematics Teacher in “Erudito” licėjus. In pursuit of her further academic growth, she moved to Lithuania to obtain my master’s degree in Educational Management at Vytautas Magnus University, where she also gained an opportunity to study Adult Education in Germany. As a young teacher, she have always been passionate about a fun learning and teaching environment. Therefore, over the past years, Khanim have actively participated in various teaching programs not only in my home country, Azerbaijan, but also in Turkey, Latvia and Lithuania.
Khanim believes that a motivated and enjoyable teaching atmosphere is crucial for creating an actively engaged classroom where future professionals are developed.
Cambridge English and IB Russian Literature Teacher
Anna comes from Saint Petersburg. She graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University and got bachelor degree in linguistics and master degree in history of European literature. Her working experiences combines both university teaching and school teaching. Anna worked at the Saint Petersburg State University, teaching English and introduction course of political science in English. She was German teacher at Saint Petersburg classical gymnasium № 610. Anna enjoys traveling, reading and of course working with children.
Anna believes that every personality is unique and a teacher needs to give students all the opportunities to reveal their talents and implement their potential.
IB History, Cambridge Secondary School History, Geography, and Global Perspectives Teacher
Mr. Richard is from York in the north of England. He received his BA in History from Manchester Metropolitan University and PGCE in History from the University of York. After his pedagogical career in Manchester, the UK, Mr. Richard worked for several years as a Teacher of Humanities at an international school in Köln, Germany. Mr. Richard is joining Erudito lyceum from an international school in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he taught History and Geography in both IB and Cambridge Curricula.
IB Theory of Knowledge, Secondary School English Teacher
Peter Venables was born in the West Midlands of England. He completed his undergraduate degree in English Literature through the Open University and a master’s degree in Contemporary Literature and Culture at Birkbeck, University of London. He is currently a PhD candidate at Birkbeck, University of London where he is researching the connections between 20th century literature, history, and critical theory. He has taught in Further Education colleges as an English Language and Literature teacher in the United Kingdom for the past six years, and has taught in Slovakia, Poland and Germany. He is interested in culture and politics, literature and cinema, and enjoys running, hiking and swimming.
IB Lithuanian and Literature Teacher
Meida completed her bachelor’s studies in Lithuanian Philology at Vilnius University (VU) and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Intermedial Literature Studies. She began her teaching journey in 2017, instructing Lithuanian language to senior high school students. Meida has experience in preparing twelfth graders for their graduation exams, teaching argumentation, analytical thinking, and guiding students in crafting literary essays and interpretive compositions. With five years of teaching experience, she has a keen interest in culture—cinema, theater, literature, literary theories, and the arts in general—which she integrates into her lessons, encouraging students to think critically, fostering creativity, and nurturing their individuality. Furthermore, Meida seeks to maintain a close relationship with her students, acting not only as an educator but also as a listener and a psychologist, attentive to each individual’s perspectives, recognizing their uniqueness and abilities.
Meida believes that every subject becomes interesting when explored deeply. Science should bring the joy of discovery, and educators are guiding stars on the path to achieving this goal.
Lithuanian and Literature Teacher
Teacher Vida Grigaliūnaitė graduated Lithuanian language and philology studies at Vilnius University. After graduating, she worked at the Culture School, and for the past 30 years, Vida has been teaching children at the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts. While working in this institution, the teacher “tamed” music, dance, art. She is convinced that the work of a teacher is special, requiring to be a psychologist, a philosopher, an orator, and a creator.
In the last year, the teacher edited more than 10 business books. In her free time, she attends concerts and theaters and especially likes to travel.
Vida believes that a valuable book shapes a person – life does the rest.
Lithuanian and Literature Teacher
Agnė Andreliūnaitė is a third-year student at Vytautas Magnus University, currently studying Lithuanian language and literature pedagogy. She excels at university and wants to learn as much as possible. Agnė decided to study Lithuanian language and literature pedagogy, because she had a wonderful Lithuanian language teacher who became her authority.
Growing up in Telšiai, she repeatedly participated in artistic reading competitions and won prizes. She has experience in individual additional teaching with students of grades 2–8, whom she helps to fill gaps and “tame” Lithuanian language.
Agnė believes that it is necessary to become a friend of schoolchildren, to create a cozy learning environment so that students feel good and have as much motivation as possible to study.
Lithuanian and Literature Teacher
After graduating from Vilnius University with a degree in Lithuanian language and literature, she worked as a teacher in several schools in Vilnius with pupils in grades 5-12, preparing pupils for various tests (PUPP, VBE, NMPP). In 2013, she qualified as a method teacher. She enjoys working with students not only in the classroom, but also in extracurricular and non-formal education activities – for some time she was leading clubs “Playing with words”, “Playing theatre”, creating mini-performances, literary compositions, organising exhibitions of creative works, etc. with her students. The exhibition of old books organised by the teacher was included in the “Discover” series of the 6th grade literature textbook as an experiential task “The oldest book of the family, the family, its history”. For two years in a row, the pupils prepared by the teacher won prizes in the Vilnius City Artistic Reading Competition. She strives to be sincere, understanding and patient in her interactions with students. She shares her knowledge and experience with her colleagues at conferences.
Remigija believes that only those who do nothing make mistakes.
Mathematics teacher methodologist with 15 years of pedagogical experience. He obtained the professional qualification of a mathematics teacher after graduating from Vilnius University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. In their activities, they are constantly looking for ways to improve their qualifications, gain new experience, so they do not shy away from participating in projects related to improving the quality of education. Marius had to test his strength while working in the team of authors preparing the textbook “Mathematics for You 12th grade”, the task “Mathematics for You 11th grade”, the publication “Mathematics Tasks for 5th grade”. Has been involved in projects for the development of interactive learning objects for gymnasiums, digital teaching aids and methodologies for their use. Marius is interested in the dynamic mathematics program Geogebra, is involved in the activities of the Lithuanian Geogebra Institute, and is also a member of the organizing committee of the Baltic & Nordic Geogebra Network.
Marius believes that “keep in mind that I am good and I am lucky, you are good and you are lucky”.
Teacher Dalia, who has 12 years of experience in pedagogical work, graduated from Vilnius Pedagogical University, obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and a teacher’s qualification. She graduated from the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences with a master’s degree, completed a study programme in management and administration of educational institutions and obtained a master’s degree in business and management. The teacher has acquired the qualification category of a senior teacher of economics. Dalia studied a mathematics subject module at Vytautas Magnus University for 1.5 years. During the lesson, teacher Dalia looks for methods and ways to interest students in the subject, encourages students to cooperate, develops the ability to evaluate their own and friends’ work, to be their friends’ teachers and encourage creativity.
Dalia believes the Latin saying „Discere ne cesses! (Engl. Don‘t stop learning!)“
Vaiva holds a Bachelor’s degree in mathematical applications and a Master’s degree in mathematics from Vilnius University, and a qualification in Pedagogy from Vytautas Magnus University. Vaiva volunteered in Ukraine and worked as a teacher in children’s camps. This experience pushed Vaiva to try herself as a teacher and thus became a participant of the “I Choose to Teach” programme, with which she started her teaching career in one of the Vilnius schools.
Vaiva believes that every child can experience learning success and feel happy in the classroom.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Edita Palaimienė
Edita is a dedicated professional in academic and scientific work, with a strong focus on research and teaching at Vilnius University. After extensive studies and work at the university, she chose to become a teacher to encourage students’ engagement and interest in physics and help them comprehend the laws of nature. Her work results showcase high competence and numerous scientific achievements, including publications and international projects. Edita continually strives for improvement, participating in seminars and training to creatively and effectively educate the younger generation, fostering a conducive learning environment and utilizing digital technologies. Her exceptional motivation is evident, and her commitment to the field of physics empowers students and pupils to cultivate a strong desire for learning and understanding.
Edita believes that everything is achievable with diligent and determined pursuit of goals, as every challenge presents an opportunity to learn and grow.
Aelita has dedicated her entire career to chemistry, with the last four years focusing on food chemistry, nutraceuticals, and the creation of new food products, as well as the sustainability and preservation of food systems. In 2021, she presented a unique meat analogue at an innovation exhibition, which was awarded as a “Future Invention.” In 2022, she led a project that involved consumers in the creative process and resulted in an innovative takeout food package resistant to oven heat without a gram of plastic, fully recyclable at 100%. Since 2022, Aelita has been pursuing her doctorate in chemical engineering, aiming to develop materials suitable for the protection of plant-based and microbiological-origin foods. Aelita believes that we can find chemistry in every bite, every sip of water, and every breath, which is why she has been teaching chemistry through non-formal education projects to students ranging from 3rd to 11th grade for several years. By joining the Erudito Lyceum team, she aims to teach chemistry not only as a science of systems but also as an integral part of everyday life.
Aelita believes that by giving someone a fish, you feed them for a day; by giving them a fishing rod, you feed them for a lifetime.
English and Global Perspectives Teacher
Brian Davis has a BA in English Literature and a MA in Education. He taught English and Drama in the United States for four years prior to volunteering as an ESL Teacher in the Republic of Georgia. He worked in Kazakhstan for the past ten years, teaching Global Perspectives, Model United Nations, Critical Thinking, and SAT and IELTS preparation. He worked extensively with the United Nations in order to provide students with a global platform where they could improve and develop their skills on their path to becoming Global Citizens. Brian believes in Malala Yousafzai‘s idea that “the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds but our hearts and our souls.”
IBDP and Secondary School English Teacher
Ms. Indrė is originally from Lithuania. She graduated from University of Leeds with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Classical Literature. In her studies she was reading, analysing, and interpreting all kinds of English, Ancient Greek, and Roman texts. Just before graduation, she wrote an academic paper about an early medieval source, which was a great experience and a good way to practice what she has learned at the university. After studies Ms. Indrė worked as a translator in the UK and then had the opportunity to join a start-up company, where she trained various people and teams. This experience has allowed her to learn how to transfer knowledge in an effective and engaging way. Finally, she decided to continue pursuing her teaching career by working as an English teacher. To work as a teacher has been her lifetime dream, so Ms. Indrė is happier than ever. Currently she is deepening her knowledge of literature, language and history by studying for a Master’s degree in Classical Studies at Vilnius University. Ms. Indrė is interested in literature, art, and history. Also, she is keen on the issues of the environment and human rights. She tries to volunteer and help others whenever she can.
Indrė believes that through kindness and understanding our world will become a better place.
Secondary School English Teacher
Erika graduated from Vilnius University with a master’s degree in philology, and has accumulated 21 years of experience in teaching adults, students and graduates. She prepares them for the English state exam and the IELTS international exam. Erika is happy with the high results of schoolchildren’s exams. The teacher studied and obtained a Cambridge certificate and has been teaching according to the latest Cambridge methodology for 5 years. Had several years of practice and knowledge development opportunities in the USA and Europe. Since 2011, she has been running her own Language Studio, where she teaches in groups and individually. Teacher Erika has 17 years of translation experience. She is currently preparing a guide to English grammar and practice with tasks. In addition, she uploads the tasks created specifically for the lessons to the most popular English language teaching platforms and apply them when teaching students.
Erika believes that you need to inspire, believe and grow.
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.
Miroslav studied French at the Faculty of Philology at Vilnius University and defended his doctoral degree at Paris-Est University in France in 2013. He became interested in the French language while still a student at one of the schools in Vilnius, where unfortunately, at that time, there was no opportunity to choose this language, so he had to learn it independently from the beginning. Since the year 2000, he has been working at the French Institute, and since 2014, at Vilnius University, where he teaches French to both children and adults. Miroslav is interested in and researches the French language in various aspects, including culture, politics, economics, history, and, of course, linguistics. When teaching others, his main goal is for the learners to feel his passion and enthusiasm for this beautiful European language.
Miroslav believes that in every job and task, it’s most important to love or develop a love for what you do and never stop moving forward.
Rinke Sophia Hoentjen
Ms. Rinke is an English teacher who became passionate about English literature as a high school student while taking the IB English course at her bilingual school. This motivated her to study English Language and Culture at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, followed by a master’s degree in Tourism and Culture. To fulfill her wish to become an international English teacher, she then obtained another master’s degree specializing in international education at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, in 2023. Having completed her final season at an international school in Norway, she is now excited to start her teaching career in Lithuania.
Rinke believes that literature allows readers to glimpse into other people’s lives, which teaches them about empathy and different perspectives. She implements this vision in her English lessons.
Brigita studies the language and culture of francophone countries at Vytautas Magnus University and is interested in the professions of pedagogy and translation. Currently also doing a remote translation internship at L’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. She also volunteered at the Caritas, where she interacted with children, helped with homework and went on various trips together. In addition, Brigita has graduated from a music school. In her spare time, she is interested in a healthy lifestyle, reads books, does handicrafts and makes jewelry. Brigita is happy that she already has the opportunity to teach while studying in the 4th year at university, because it encourages her to be even more interested in pedagogy, improve and learn together with children. It is important for teachers that children would feel confident at school and would not be afraid to express their opinion and be themselves.
Brigita believes that the real teachers are children, from whom one can learn curiosity, understanding, creativity and many other invaluable experiences.
Teacher Martynas, who has more than 18 years of experience in teaching Spanish, graduated from the Language Institute Buenos Aires in Argentina in 2003/2004, then worked in business with Spanish winemakers and taught Spanish to adults. During the summers, he worked as a guide, accompanying groups of Spanish tourists around the Baltic countries. Teaching Spanish is a meaningful activity for teacher Martynas, he always strives for the highest possible results.
Martynas believes that learning and accepting challenges should be every day. Teacher has two boys of his own and also learns from them every day.
French, German, English and Spanish Teacher
Samuel graduated from University College London with a Bachelor’s in Modern Languages in 2017 and thereafter obtained his certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Since then, Samuel has had experiences teaching adults and children in the U.K, South Korea and Kenya and has recently gained his PGCE and QTS from the University of Southampton specialising in the teaching of Spanish and French. This won’t be his first time living in Lithuania as Samuel also holds a Master’s in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism from Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas and is very much looking forward to returning.
Samuel believes that teaching about culture is integral to language teaching as it sparks students’ interest and boosts their motivation and cultural capital.
Biology and Science Teacher
Teacher Meilutė Jurevič graduated from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical and Veterinary Biochemistry and obtained her teaching qualification at Mykolas Romeris University. During her studies, she acquired a wide range of knowledge and had the opportunity to carry out a variety of scientific research. Meilutė has been interested in natural and exact sciences since she was very young. During her gymnasium studies, she repeatedly won prizes in chemistry, physics and biology olympiads, and graduated from the Young Mathematicians School organised by Vilnius University, where she was awarded the best mathematician of the school along with her secondary school certificate by Kaunas University of Technology. She wants to teach students not only science, but also responsibility and critical thinking.
Meilutė believes that you should not do anything that you will regret later, but if you have already done it, do not waste time feeling sorry for yourself, but rather learn from your mistakes and improve further.
Having grown up in Germany, studied in Australia and lived in Canada, Gintarė fell in love with geography by seeing the ever-changing but relentlessly alive face of the Earth. Long-term international experience not only raised her as a global citizen, but also directed her towards global problems, of which she feels the greatest passion for studying climate change. Having completed her master’s studies in hydrometeorology at Vilnius University, Gintarė continues to follow the path of justice for climate as a young climate ambassador in the international “Climate GameON” project. According to her, climate change, as society’s biggest challenge, teaches us to find a balance between our needs and nature’s capabilities. Gintarė integrates a sustainable lifestyle into the themes she teaches, so her lessons are topical and inspiring moments when navigating the daily challenges of the planet, looking for simple, everyday solutions on an individual level.
Gintarė believes that geography is the most universal tool that helps to discover oneself in the vastness of the world, to lose stereotypes and to open the door to the limitless possibilities of every young person to fulfill their potential.
Aistė has completed her Bachelor’s degree in History and acquired a teaching qualification. In 2016, she undertook archaeological practice in Italy. Upon her return, she continued her Master’s studies at VDU School of Education, where she earned a Master’s degree in Education Science. Aistė has been teaching at the school for 5 years, preparing students for state graduation exams. In 2022, she defended her senior teacher qualification degree, and at the end of the year, she completed STEAM studies. The teacher has contributed to the NŠA initiative by preparing a methodological publication containing several of her lesson plans for civic education classes. Aistė has conquered the Camino Lituana path, covering a distance of 477 km. Last year, she also completed the Spanish Camino de Compostela path, walking a total of 847 km. Aistė cannot imagine her life without hikes, nights in the forest, and the comfort of a tent.
Aistė believes that there are no mistakes that cannot be corrected. If something didn’t work today, it will work tomorrow!
Even while in school, Monika discovered entrepreneurial skills and engaged in her first independent activities. After completing Business Management studies, she ventured into the private education sector. She has worked in American and Turkish preschools abroad, Lithuanian higher education institutions, and informal education. Currently, Monika consults small businesses on their establishment and development, helping them discover individual and unconventional solutions that best fit the modern business landscape. Monika’s inner intention is to introduce students to real and practical business situations, cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, assist in making decisions with more confidence, fostering self-trust, and encouraging a creative perspective on entrepreneurship.
Monika believes that each student is a hero, and the teacher is the guide accompanying them into the world.
Information Technology Teacher
Vytautė is an expert in information technology, holding a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Informatics acquired from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. She is currently a mathematics master’s student at Vilnius University, aiming to delve even deeper into the complexities of the digital world. Her objective is not only to impart practical programming and IT knowledge foundations but also to foster students’ creativity, problem-solving skills, and analytical thinking. Vytautė strives for her lessons to be interactive and tailored to students’ needs, enabling them to grasp new knowledge easily. She employs clear and understandable explanations and incorporates engaging and practical projects in her classes, allowing students to apply their knowledge in a real-world context. She personalizes instruction based on students’ learning levels and needs, ensuring that each of them feels supported and confident in their learning journey. Whether beginners or experienced programmers, Vytautė endeavors to support all students and encourage their progress in the field of computer science. The teacher emphasizes the importance of understanding students and adapting communication methods to match each child’s individual needs, rather than labeling students as “poor” or “difficult.”
Vytautė believes that effective communication can create a positive and conducive environment for students to thrive and develop.
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.
Modern Technology Teacher
Justina graduated in international and intercultural communication at the Mykolas Romeris University and simultaneously worked at the School of Robotics. Now the teacher is an organizer of extracurricular activities for the development of STEAM competences and consults as well as conducts classes in schools to strengthen STEAM skills. Moreover, Justina has created the methodology “Discovering creative improvisation”, is a lecturer of creative improvisation training. Organized and adapted the “Pre-k for all” program for use in Lithuania, and later conducted training for education workers, introducing them to the use of the “Pre-k for all” program.
Justina believes that it is necessary to strive to cultivate a creator who will look for a solution when a problem arises, and who will accept challenges boldly and creatively. That is why in the lessons she pay great attention to children’s emotional well-being and the creative process.
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. 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.
Jonė has completed bachelor’s and master’s studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater: performing arts (flute) program and has obtained the professional qualification of a Master of Music teacher. In 2022, she graduated from the educational leadership programme of the ISM University of Management and Economics and got a master’s degree in business management. She started her educational path 14 years ago and is consistently following it at the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts. In 2022, Jonė was granted the teacher-expert pedagogical qualification category. Teacher is not only a member of the evaluation committee of international and national competitions, but also an active organizer of various festivals, concerts and educational events.
Jonė believes that experiences that music provides make the soul more open to everything – to beauty, to people, and to relationships with family or friends.
Asta graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Šiauliai Pedagogical University. Working for many years as an art teacher not only in schools, but also in art studios, she has accumulated extensive pedagogical experience working with children of all ages. It is important for her that children in art classes develop emotional intelligence skills, creativity and imagination. Asta tries to help us observe the world around us and it to convey in colours, lines or shapes. She encourages students to be confident and express themselves boldly in their works. In her free time, she not only prepares for lessons, but also does things she enjooys – participates in plein airs and exhibitions with works of silk and oil painting. The attitude is that a teacher must be a strong personality, constantly improve himself and be example for your students.
Physical Education Teacher
Frank van Lieshout
Physical education and wellness teacher comes from the Netherlands. From a very young age he was highly passionate about sport, outdoors and nature. He obtained a university degree in physical education and qualified to be a sports pedagogue. During 10 years of experience he has worked in sport clubs as well as different schools from traditional schools to outdoor and nature based schools and schools for children with special needs teaching children from the age 4- 21 years old. Frank likes running, trail running and also obstacle running. He also has participated in both European and World championships. Besides teaching in a school he also teaches adults an active lifestyle in the sport community he has founded in Vilnius (Sportive locals). His vision as a physical education teacher is to help children find the joy in doing sports by introducing children to as many different sports as possible including the new trends and non-traditional sports. Teacher believes that the foundation of success comes together with happiness and positive energy.
Frank believes that passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
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.
Having graduated from Lithuanian philology and advertising studies at Vilnius University, Rasa worked in the field of public relations, but volunteering at youth creative camps, organizing educational events for children, and later working at a preschool helped her decide and realize her dream of becoming a teacher. Pedagogical studies at Kaunas University of Technology, internship at VU Faculty of Philosophy – and for three years Rasa has been happy and proud of her work as an ethics teacher. Rasa highly values the time spent with students and believes that ethics lessons should help to develop essential abilities – the ability to be Human. Critically thinking, empathetic, constantly growing and improving.
Rasa believes that Teacher’s work ceases to be meaningful when you stop growing in it.