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 Vilnius branch
Ieva is an expert in marketing, communication and public relations with professional experience, and alumni of ISM University of Management and Economics. She began her career in 2014 at Nestlé Baltics, the world’s largest company in the FMCG sector. She then joined the retail giant Lidl Lietuva, and plays a key role in the team which has developed and implemented a successful communication strategy for the introduction of the network into the Lithuanian market. After three years of successful employment in a German capital company, Ieva continued her career returning to Nestlé Baltics, where she held the position of Brand Manager for the Baltic countries. Ieva is a member of the Lithuanian Marketing Association, demonstrating not only excellent marketing but also managerial and organizational skills.
Ieva adheres to the attitude that science is the ability to think and to search of truth for the truth itself.
Cambridge Primary Coordinator
International Cambridge program teacher. „From a young age I have always had a natural interest for creativity, learning and helping others. When I realised that teaching would allow me to bring together these three passions, I knew I had found my career path.“ – says Talia. Talia received Bachelor’s degree in Foundation Phase in the University of South Africa and then started her carrier as a primary school teacher in Herzlia Weizmann Primary school, Cape Town, South Africa. As Talia has grown in her career, her curiosity has led her to explore more progressive and multi-dimensional teaching environments. Her focus is to extend her skills as a teacher to facilitate learning that incorporates 21st century skills and prepares her students to be globally-minded, knowledgeable and creative thinkers. She believes in the value of placing the student at the centre of the learning experience to allow them to take ownership for their learning.
„Compassion, empathy, tolerance and kindness are important core values to me and I want to foster the development of these personal qualities in my students.“ – firmly says Talia
Cambridge Secondary Coordinator
International Cambridge program teacher. Having worked around the world for many years Sara has been exposed to many different cultures and teaching and learning philosophies. Her BA specialising in English Literature and Language.
She believes her global journey both in business and education has defined, for her, the best aspects of each to develop a skill set for learning that has proven to be extremely successful over the years. She is delighted to be joining the team in September 2019 to enhance the International experience for students. Her aim is to integrate both the Cambridge and national curriculums hand in hand with a more holistic approach to learning. A collaborative, inquisitive, unlimited attitude for students to continually explore and search for reasons, processes and results. Thus allowing the students to discover how their learning is actually relevant to the real world.
She worked for several years in medium and large sized international schools in Egypt, then spent another 2 years working in the Cambridge International system in Italy, as a qualified Cambridge exam invigilator at a Cambridge exam centre and covered all levels, primarily First Certificate up to Proficiency level. Whilst there she established a writing workshop which was a first for Rome, being well received, as she is also a published author of one novel and 5 short story compilations for her publisher in London, which she still does from time to time and has presented in Egypt, Milan and Rome. She also spent a year teaching at LUISS University, ranked number 2 in Italy teaching English, Business English and Business Management to graduates of Law, Economics and Social Sciences. One of her students wrote this to her after completing a course. ‘You made me think about myself, who I am and how I deal with others’ then went on to quote one of her favourite sayings, ‘You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life changes’, this is what happened to me, and it’s all about you’. This is what Sara believes teaching should be all about.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme coordinator
Approaching his twentieth year in teaching and having taught IB Diploma Chemistry and Cambridge IGCSE Sciences for twelve years, Andrew is looking forward to using his experience to help Erudito Licejus to develop our international programme.
After graduating from Aston University in the UK, with a BSc Hons in Applied Chemistry, Andrew worked as a scientist for many years, before retraining as a teacher and becoming the seventh consecutive generation of teachers in his family. With an energetic approach to teaching, and the ability to use concrete examples from his time working in the chemical industry, Andrew has always proven successful at motivating students, and this has been borne out by student surveys and an increased uptake for Chemistry as an option at nearly every school where he has worked. As a scientist, research is an integral part of who he is, and Andrew loves to keep abreast of new advances in both technology and education.
Andrew has taught Chemistry, Physics and general science throughout the secondary school age range and also enjoys teaching and assessing the IB Theory of Knowledge course. He firmly believes that education is not just about filling someone’s heads with facts; it is about learning to think; having the confidence to try out your ideas; and the resilience to try again if your idea doesn’t work!
Andrew’s personal philosophy of education is that effort leads to success. This applies to his own efforts in making sure that he gives the best help he can to every student, but he also stresses to his students that every single one of them can succeed if they have the right attitude. Research shows that there is only a small correlation between measured intelligence and exam results, and that with the right encouragement and motivation all students can achieve their goals.
Having taught in the UK, Malaysia, El Salvador, Bratislava and Thailand Andrew is very much looking to commit himself to a school with a caring atmosphere, at which he can make a strong academic contribution and where himself and his family can be actively involved in the wider school community.
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.
Process and Infrastructure Administrator
Ona has spent many years volunteering in children’s homes and in one of the world’s oldest charities “Maltiečiai“. This activity gave her the opportunity to improve, to promote social maturity in society, becoming the reason why Ona chose ethics studies. She has shared her experience for more than 4 years with one of the world’s largest companies, whose main goal is to reduce pollution. Empathy, caring and desire in each area will discover positive things – these are the main qualities that help Ona overcome all the tasks of life.
Ona believes: “We are not given joy by the environment, but by our attitude to the environment.” – Fransua de Larošfuko
Still performing studies, Germantė carries to this day a passion in volunteering, creativity, and desire to achieve a better life for school students. After spending many years volunteering in the Lithuanian School Union, she became convinced that the desire to create and aid in communication, becoming an integral part of her life. Therefore, she did not hesitate to choose communications studies at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. As she studied, the desire to improve only grew, so she did not stop at this activity. Additional voluntary work as influencer communications manager has enabled her to acquire new and improve skills already available. Today, Germantė is pleased to be part of the Erudito Lyceum community, as this only proves once again that the school and the creation accompany her throughout her life.
Germantė believes that freedom of creation can make you fly.
Virginija began her professional path in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in advertising technology from Kaunas University of Technology. While studying, Virginija completed the emotional support training courses organized by Youth Line and began to provide emotional support by phone. A short time later, Virginija received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Vytautas Magnus University. Since 2016, she has been working on various psychological studies, preparing scientific publications in the fields of stress resistance and adolescent psychological functions, while working with biological feedback apparatus, which helps teach individuals to improve their psychological and physical state. Virginia also provides practical training on stress resistance and depression recognition and provides individual counseling to children and adults. She is interested in science-based, effective methods of self-knowledge, and psychological support.
Virginija believes: “It seems quite obvious that the problem cannot be solved with the same thinking that created the problem” I.K. Berg and Ms de Shazer.