iSchool is a private British school operating in Olomouc

Petr Pospíšil
Petr Pospíšil head of school

As Executive Director Petr is responsible for the development of International School Olomouc and for the day to day running of the Primary and Secondary Schools. After receiving his BA in Political Science & International Relations at Charles University (Czech Republic) and spending a year at the Ma More astricht University (Netherlands) as part of an Erasmus programme, he relocated to England where he completed his Masters in Classical & Ancient Studies at the prestigious Durham University (UK). Upon returning to his native Czech Republic, Petr co-founded International School Olomouc and has been Executive Director since its opening in 2008. He has built the school into one of the leading British international schools in the Czech Republic being a proud member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and a registered Cambridge International School. Petr has more recently complimented his educational leadership by completing his Master of Education at the Open University (UK). Outside of school, Petr is a keen historian, equestrian and traveller. His motto is his trust in individual abilities of all and belief that with a little effort everybody can be successful. Less

Markéta Pospíšilová Musiolová
Markéta Pospíšilová Musiolová head of preschool

Markéta is responsible for running of the preschool and teaches in both nursery and reception classes. Markéta spent over two years in the UK where she studied English and worked with children in various positions, which she found enriching. She possesses BA in Early Years from the Open University. Markéta comes from Havířov, a town in Northern Moravia. Away from school, Markéta enjoys yoga, cycling, swimming and travelling.

Barbora Vraštilová
Barbora Vraštilová deputy head

Bára graduated as a secondary teacher of English and Civics from Palacký University and started working at the school in 2012. She has worked as an au-pair in England. During that time she completely fell in love with the culture and she visits very frequently ever since. More She has experience in working as a training manager and assistant director in an international company and also as a volunteer teacher in the children’s home in Olomouc. She has recently moved from Olomouc to the countryside and lives in a 19th century cottage. She loves baking cakes, vintage furniture and fashion. She enjoys being part of the development process of her students and she believes that everyone can be successful. Apart from her tasks as a class teacher and deputy head teacher, she is in charge of the school’s personal development program and connected to that also the Student Council and the House system. Less

Tereza Zemanová teacher & czech coordinator

Tereza joined the school in 2008. She graduated from Palacký University in Olomouc and is a qualified primary and lower secondary teacher. She also studied in Sweden, spent a few months in England and lived several years in Ireland. Tereza has been running the MP II and III classes, and is a Czech programme and Behaviour coordinator. She loves music, her dog companions, dog agility and dog dancing.

Katerina Pegg
Katerina Pegg Y9/10 classteacher & english coordinator

Katerina graduated as a teacher of English language and literature in 2008 from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Macedonia. She also acquired a Master’s degree in English language and literature. More Kate started her teaching career in Macedonian state primary/secondary schools, as well as leading ESL classes in private language schools. Kate joined our school in 2010 and is the English subject coordinator, and English teacher across mileposts. She is also in charge of the Cambridge examinations. She is a flexible teacher who believes in children’s natural curiosity in learning new concepts. Kate is a book enthusiast, enjoys running, cycling with her son, and watching football with her husband. Less

Janita Itäniemi
Janita Itäniemi Y4 classteacher & maths coordinator

Janita has degrees in primary education (Denmark) and English language teaching (Scotland). She has engaged in teaching and education related projects in four different continents since she moved away from her native country, Finland, in 1999. She believes that each child is a unique individual whose presence enriches the learning environment for all.

Bekah O’Brien Y2 classteacher & IPC coordinator

Bekah graduated from Taylor University (US) with a BA in Elementary Education. She taught for two years in Illinois, but moved to Olomouc with her husband in 2016. Czech has been a second home to her since her first trip in 2010 to teach at English camps, which she enjoyed for six summers. More She has always loved being around children and especially enjoys the opportunity to help them grow and enjoy learning. Her favorite title besides “teacher” is “Auntie Bekah” to her niece and nephew. She enjoys cats, baking, visiting new places, playing board games, and decorating her classroom with foxes and owls. Less

Agnieszka Landowska
Agnieszka Landowska Y5/6 classteacher & art teacher

Agnieszka has graduated in Theatre studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and School of Visual Arts in Gdynia. For several years during her studies she was working as an instructor at various children's camps, such as art, theatre and fashion camps. Currently she is doing her PhD at Palacký University. She is a big fan of Czech humour, Jára Cimrman Theatre and Hrabal's books. She loves drawing, painting, designing jewellery and travelling just with her backpack.

Iva Tenorová
Iva Tenorová czech teacher

Iva graduated in History and Czech Philology at Palacky University in Olomouc. She accomplished her postgraduate studies by passing rigorous examination. As a teacher, she has experience in various levels of education, but mainly in secondary schools. She also led didactics of Czech language and literature courses at the Faculty of Arts, UP. Iva enjoys literature, sci-fi movies, ballet performances and growing flowers.

Richard Peters
Richard Peters music teacher

A graduate from the University of Manchester, with a postgraduate certificate in education from Manchester Metropolitan University, Richard joined the school in 2014 to teach Years 1 and 2. He moved to Olomouc from Hong Kong in 2013 where he had been teaching Music, Philosophy and Psychology at international schools for 13 years. He enjoys writing short stories and creating music compositions of different styles.

Dana Šmajstrlová History teacher & After school club leader

Dana graduated as a secondary teacher of Civics and History at Palacký University. Now she is a postgraduate student of History at Faculty of Arts. She has been a leader of the children group Royal Rangers since 2006. Apart from history, Dana likes sports, especially volleyball and hiking.

Ladislava Livingstone
Ladislava Livingstone preschool headteacher

Ladislava is a children's nurse, who has also studied music-therapy and has certifications for teaching English to children, which she has been doing for the last ten years. She has extensive experience teaching children both in local schools and for the Helen Doron organization.

Ladislava Špalkova preschool teacher

Laďka graduated from the Faculty of Physical Culture at Palacký University in Olomouc. Now she is a student of Pedagogical Faculty at UP in Olomouc. During her studies she organized various children's camps and children's days. More After her studies she spent some time in New Zealand and Great Britain. Then she got the opportunity to work at the Prague British School as a teaching assistant and a teacher of the Czech program. She enjoys time with her two sons, she likes yoga and anything that has to do with art. Less

Zdena Janhubová
Zdena Janhubová special educational needs coordinator

Zdeňka is in charge of providing learning support for children with special educational needs. She graduated from The Faculty of Education in Olomouc. Her studies were finished with rigorous exam and later on she completed her qualification with Psychology studies and psychotherapeutic course. Zdenka leads private practice focused on consultancy, therapy and special education.

Monika Beková art club teacher

Monika studied Art Education at Palacký University in Olomouc. Since then she continued as PhD student for a few years. She has been an Art Club teacher at ISO since 2012 and she also teaches in some other schools. Monika is also a curator of Galerie W7, which is connected with theater “Divadlo na cucky”.

Olga Kopečková Y1 classteacher

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Eleni Kefala Y3 classteacher

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Ian Knuckles english & geography teacher

I´ve worked in education almost all of my professional life. This journey has taken me to four continents and eight countries. I have a Masters degree in English language teaching and Linguistics from Kings College, London, as well as other University of Cambridge English language teaching qualifica More tions. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, travel and stimulating discussion. In addition, I occasionally write both fiction and non-fiction. I speak passable French, Spanish and Portuguese; much to my chagrin I do not speak more than a few words of Czech. This is largely due to my own inertia. That said, I am very much enjoying my time here in Czechia. Less

Lucimara Knuckles PE Teacher & Dance

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Petra Leonhardtová preschool teacher

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Luděk Krobot caretaker

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Lenka Mikulicová Y7/8 classteacher

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School philosophy

We will teach your child to read, write and count. While at iSchool, their English will become their second native language. (Brilliant, perfect..)

Teaching independent thinking, responsibility and learning support is just a cherry on top.

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