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.

Ladislava Livingstone
Ladislava Livingstone Head Teacher of Preschool

Ladislava is originally a pediatric nurse. She completed her distance learning studies of Preschool Pedagogy in May 2017. She also studied music therapy and is a certified teacher of English for children, which she was involved in for a number of years prior to joining our school. More She has extensive experience with the teaching of children both at local schools and for the Helen Doron organisation. She has worked at our preschool as a teacher since the year 2014. She also holds the position of head teacher at the Preschool. She raised three bilingual children along with her husband David. Less

Eva Pluskalová
Eva Pluskalová Deputy Head of School

Eva has a degree in Primary Education from Palacký University in Olomouc, later followed by a primary English language teaching qualification. She has worked both as a primary and secondary teacher. She also has experience working with children with Special Educational Needs. More In the past she spent three years working as a school inspector and six years as the head of a nursery and primary school. During her career in education she has taken part in a number of school exchange schemes, visiting Finland, Belgium, Turkey, Great Britain, Poland and other countries. Although Eva loves her job, she always finds the time to pursue her other interests. These include travelling, with Canada being her favourite destination. The best way of spending her free time is in the company of her dog Riley. Less

Janita Itäniemi
Janita Itäniemi Y5 Class Teacher

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.

Katerina Pegg
Katerina Pegg Y6 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

Lucimara Knuckles
Lucimara Knuckles Deputy Head & PE Teacher

Lucimara Knuckles has 18 years of teaching experience, spanning three countries: Brazil, Qatar and UK. The majority of this time was spent at a premier international school in London. Amongst her many achievements, she has been a senior examiner for GCSE, A2 Levels and for the International Baccala More ureate Diploma for the past 11 years. She also worked as a Teacher and curriculum developer for Performing Art Dance, Events Coordinator and Specialist Language and Literature teacher in the PYP, MYP and IB Diploma for 12 years. Lucimara holds a PGCE in Language and Literature, as well as a Post-Graduation in World Literature, with distinction. This is her second year at ISO. She began working at the school to further develop and enhance the Physical education curriculum but has since taken on the role as Deputy Head of both Primary and Secondary, as well as Co-ordinator for the Combined Flexi-Programme for KS3 and IGCSE. She enjoys travelling to new places and hiking amongst nature, as well as spending time with her family. Less

Barbora Vrastilova
Barbora Vrastilova 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. During the last years, Bára was also a deputy head of the school and she really enjoyed this job. Therefore she is partly working from home nowadays while being a on a maternity leave. 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.

Ladislava Špalkova
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, likes yoga and anything that has to do with art. Less

Eleni Kefala
Eleni Kefala Y4 classteacher

Eleni graduated from National Kapodistrian University of Athens with a degree in English language and literature and a major in Applied Linguistics. She spent one semester abroad studying in the Faculty of Education in Palacky University of Olomouc and she completed her practice in the Faculty of Art More s. She has worked as an ESL teacher in language schools and private classes. She enjoys working with children and she believes in the power of promoting the international mindedness among them. She loves dogs, travelling and exploring new ideas and places. Her favourite hobby is taking and editing photos. Less

Agnieszka Landowska
Agnieszka Landowska 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.

Petra Leonhardtová
Petra Leonhardtová preschool teacher

Petra graduated in early childhood education from SPgŠ Prachatice. She lived several years in Germany, where she worked as a professional nanny. She moved to USA in 2000 and worked in a private sector. In her free time she volunteered as a child caretaker at a Christian academy. Petra likes to play volleyball, hiking and traveling.

Dana Smajstrlova
Dana Smajstrlova History Teacher

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

Monika Hrušková
Monika Hrušková After School Teacher

Monika Hrušková (teacher of Czech for foreigners and After School Club leader) Monika has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Palacky University in Olomouc. She then graduated in Czech philology and Culture studies, while doing a teaching qualification for Czech language and literature at the More same time. She also spent a semester in Erfurt, Germany where she was a student of program Media for children and youth. Monika has worked in media and also as a teacher of Czech for foreigners at a previous language school and integrative centre for foreigners. She is interested in sports and that's why she has been involved with football her whole life! She has been a coach of a girl's football team over the past few years. Less

Daniel Burke
Daniel Burke Y3 Class Teacher

Daniel is the Year 3 teacher in ISO. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Social Care and a PGCE in Primary Education. Daniel has experience working in primary schools in Hanoi, Vietnam and Newcastle, England where he taught in a range of year groups. More While working in the U.K. Daniel taught children from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. Prior to progressing into primary teaching, he worked in Kindergartens and youth centres. For Daniel, teaching affords the opportunity to watch young children develop personalities and skills which will last a lifetime. His passion for working with children came at an early age. Having attended a youth centre in his local area as a child, Daniel went on to volunteer and eventually became a director of the centre. He volunteered in his local community for almost ten years and was nominated for Ireland’s volunteer of the year award. Outside of school, Daniel has coached Gaelic football to children from the Blue Dragon charity in Vietnam. Less

Freya Swain
Freya Swain Y1 Teacher

Freya Swain, graduated from City University London with a Bachelors Degree in Management in The Creative Industries. After spending years working within the British media industry, including working as an assistant producer for an International shopping channel, she changed career paths. More She then lived in India and Sweden; working for humanitarian organisations and collaborating on international events. After teaching children in India, she decided to re-train as a Primary teacher- qualifying this year from The University of Leicester. Freya enjoys dance and yoga. Less

Csaba Toth
Csaba Toth Y7/8 Class Teacher & STEM Coordinator

Csaba Toth graduated the University of Virginia with a degree in Masters in Teaching science. His favorite subject is physics, and has taught it in the past in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and Bratislava. More He also has enjoyed teaching English in Poland and Hungary, and has a great love of culture and languages. Teaching has been a lifelong pursuit for him, and hopes to expand and grow his students skills and traits. Besides science and maths, Mr. Toth loves nature, books, tech news, and great food! Less

Hana  Hradilová
Hana Hradilová Preschool

Hana graduated in Spanish and Theater science at Palacký University in Olomouc. Later she did her pedagogical studies in Kroměříž. She took part in an exchange program in Dominican republic and Brazil where she learned theater practices and culture differences. In last five years she does drama classes for children and she was in charge of a group in forest kindergarten. She likes travelling, dancing, playing theater and spending time with little children.

Eva Matousová
Eva Matousová Preschool Teacher

Eva Matoušková. Eva studied in Olomouc. She lived in America for 8 years. She also worked there as a nanny. Eva traveled many different countries and then she left for maternity leave.She has experience in teaching kids and preparing activities for their leisure time. Eva enjoys literature, nature, travelling.

Jitka Young
Jitka Young Y2 Class Teacher

Jitka has a Master's Degree in English and Spanish from Palacky University in Olomouc, as well as a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from the University of Leicester in the UK. Apart from the Czech Republic and the UK, she lived and worked in the Middle East for 16 years, teaching Eng More lish in several British international schools in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. She received her CELTA teaching qualification from the International House in London and is a certified tutor of an Australian ESL teacher development course. Jitka's favourite pastime is planning her next holiday, especially if it involves the beaches of Spain. Less

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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.