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After receiving his BA in Political Science & International Relations at Charles University (Czech Republic) and spending a year at the Maastricht University (Netherlands) as part of an Erasmus programme, he relocated to England where he completed his Masters in Classical & Ancient Studies at the pre More stigious 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 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.
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 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 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
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
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 teaching practice in the Facul More ty of Arts. She then gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Cumbria (UK). She has been in our school since 2017 as a Milepost 2 teacher. She enjoys working with children and believes in the power of promoting the international mindedness among them. Less
Petra graduated from early childhood education from SPgŠ Prachatice. She lived several years in Germany, where she worked professionally as a nanny. She moved to the US in 2000 where she worked in the private sector. In her free time, she volunteered as a child caretaker at a Christian academy. Petra likes playing volleyball, hiking and traveling.
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 same time. More She also spent a semester in Erfurt, Germany where she was a student of program Media for children and youth. Monika has worked in the 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! Less
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
Barbora graduated with a master's degree in History and English Philology from Faculty of Arts at Palacky University. During her master's studies she spent a semester abroad studying history at the University of Lincoln, UK. More She previously worked as a lecturer and edutainer in an interactive museum in Olomouc where she lectured educating programmes for children about various historical topics across primary and secondary level. Barbora is happy and excited to work in a school like ISO. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies and hanging out with her friends and family. Less
Bojana comes from Bosnia and Herzegovina where she earned her university degree. Bojana is interested in special education and children’s rights and she has participated in different projects in Bosnia and the United States where she received a TESL certificate. She joined our school in 2012 as a preschool teacher.
Leighton comes from the United Kingdom and has a Software Engineering degree from University of Portsmouth. He brings his experience over from the UK into an IT manager and computing teacher role. Besides his interest in coding and computers, Leighton is a dedicated rugby player and runs Rugby Club for pupils throughout the school year.
In an Operations Director role, Michaela is responsible for development of International School Olomouc as well as daily operations of our preschool and school. Michaela went to school in the UK from Year 9 and stayed on to gain a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Royal Holloway, Universi More ty of London followed by a master's degree in International Tourism Management from University of Surrey. After many years of living, studying and working in the UK, Michaela has returned to the Czech Republic to take a senior management role at our school. Michaela loves animals, reading and travelling in her free time. Less
Michaela has a Master’s degree in Czech Philology and History from Palacky University in Olomouc. She then continued her studies focusing on Czech literature and the work of poet Frantisek Hrubin. She completed a course called ‘Respect and Be Respected’ and she strives to treat others following its ethos. In her spare time she likes to read and go for walks in the countryside as well as around interesting cities.
Mirjana has a Master degree of English language and literacy from the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Serbia. She has TEFL and TEYL certifications and she is a qualified nanny. Mirjana has many years of experience in teaching English to all-aged students. She enjoys organising classroom activities and motivating children to improve their skills and knowledge. In her free time, Mirjana enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her friends and family.
Antonio is a qualified teacher from Spain, completing his degrees in Psychopedagogy and in religious sciences. He has lived in the Czech republic since 2018 with his family and teaches Spanish at ISO since 2019. Antonio continues to teach online classes at the International University of Valencia preparing future teachers. What he likes most about the Czech Republic is the nature and the kind and polite people. His free time is spent, above all, with his family.
Yusuf completed his bachelor's degree in American Studies & Literature in Turkey. He then finished his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a teaching certificate on full scholarship. In 2017, he spent six weeks in Cambridge University as an intern teacher. More He spent a year working as a volunteer ESL teacher for under-privileged children in Turkey and gained experience in various private language institutions during his studies. In 2019, he completed the In Service Certificate in English Language Teaching program by Cambridge University. After working 4 years in Turkey as an English teacher, Yusuf joined our school this year as year 7 class teacher. Yusuf is a supporter of inquiry-based learning and teaching and he believes every child can thrive given the opportunity. In his spare time, Yusuf enjoys camping, volleyball and cycling. Less
Lucie has gained her Master´s teaching degree in English and Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. During her studies she has worked as a Primary English Teacher, Lecturer of English as a Second Language in a Language School and also as a private tutor. More She has spent a semester at University of Derby (UK) and prior to her studies, she has also worked as an au-pair in Britain where she fell in love with English and the English culture. She has also lived for six years in Dublin, Ireland, where she came across the Montessori Method of Education in which she got her certification that she had used while teaching younger children aged 3-6. Lucie enjoys teaching and working with children and students of all age groups. She believes that everybody can learn and grow on their own pace if given the right conditions. She perceives children as unique carriers of the future and she likes guiding them on their way to find and fulfil their potentials. She likes to broaden her horizons by meeting new people and cultures, reading and travelling. Less
Kamila earned her bachelor's degree at Palacký University Olomouc, focusing on English and Civics for secondary education. During her follow-up Master's studies she spent a semester in Linz, Austria and participated in a number of other university programmes, including an internship in Georgia, USA. More She has always been passionate about psychology and both learning and teaching foreign languages. Besides her experience as a tutor, she has been part-time working as a member of the organisation team responsible for Palacký University events. In her free time, she enjoys doing sports, mainly swimming, golf and yoga, reading and spending time with friends and family. At ISO she hopes to help learners find the same passion for learning and languages that has been with her all her life. Less
Maryam completed her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at Azad University in Iran. Then, due to her passion for psychology studies, she continued her studies in this field and gained a master's degree in general psychology. More Working with kids at the paediatric department of a dental clinic for almost 8 years and trying to find educational entertainment activities in order to decrease their dental anxiety, led to applying for the master's program in “Leisure time activities counselling and management” at Palacky University, pedagogy faculty. Children are her source of inspiration and trying to find out their point of view through making conversation is her favorite activity. Maryam enjoys watching movies, walking and sleeping as her spare time. Less
Veronika comes from Olomouc, where she lives with her family, her daughter Natálie and her pet chiuhauha Suny. During her free time, Veronika spends time with her family, likes to ride the bike, swim and takes walks with her dog.
Carmelina graduated from the Education Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2018. Her curiosity led her to an enriching semester at Uppsala University, Sweden, where she interned at an International school and discovered her passion for diverse cultures. More She later worked as a Primary School Teacher for a bilingual school, as well as a tutor of Greek as a foreign language. With a focus on interactive problem-solving, personal growth, and fostering community, she firmly believes that primary education should guide children to become responsible, empathetic, and inquisitive learners, while remaining fun! When not in the classroom, you'll find her taking leisurely walks in nature, enjoying music, and expressing her creativity through drawing. Less
Petr studied pedagogy in high school and special pedagogy at Olomouc Palacky University. He has a psychotherapeutic and arts therapeutic education and 20 years experience working in the industry. His free time is spent mostly with his family, ceramics, yoga and walking in nature.
After completing her B.A. at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Leia worked as a Library Assistant for 10 years, promoting English literacy to children of all ages. So she is truly in her element when sharing her love of literature with children, (and she continues to enjoy her interactive Storyt More imes at the Zlata Velryba Bookshop in Olomouc). For the past 7 years, she worked in a Montessori preschool, teaching children from 1.5 to 12 years old. She has also completed a Montessori Certificate course for children aged 0-3 and is TEFL certified. Her dedication and love for working with children has moulded her into a teacher with a unique ability to help children learn English naturally though play, using tailored methods appropriate to their needs and interests. Less
Magdaléna comes from Olomouc, where she completed her high school education at the CGNR gymnasium. She has a degree in psychology from Masaryk University in Brno. She has always enjoyed working with people and especially with children. More She has helped support organizations for children and adults, where she has been involved in cognitive remediation therapy. Magdaléna has been passionate about sports since her childhood and played basketball and athletics for several years. Currently she is very much into yoga, fitness and running. Less
Helena gained her Master’s degree in English Pedagogy at Charles University and in Physical Education focused on Special pedagogy at Palacky University in Olomouc. She also studied abroad in Israel (The Academic College at Wingate) and Canada (University of Alberta) and spent one summer in the USA More as a volleyball coach. She is happy to be a part of the ISO team and wants to pass the joy of movement to the children through various activities. Helena has many passions, which include sports, scouting and travelling. Her sporting interests are volleyball, which she plays competitively, and cycling. Along with this, she has a love for hiking. Less
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.
Jolly Phonics is an engaging way to teach children pre -reading and pre -writing skills using phonics. Phonics is the teaching of the sounds that letters make, rather than the names of letters that are taught in the alphabet, because it is the sounds that are useful for reading and writing, not the names. These sounds are taught in a systematic way, alongside all of the skills needed for being a fluent reader and writer in future. Jolly Phonics also teaches all of this in a fun and engaging way, through characters, stories, actions, songs and games! To read more about Jolly Phonics, clickhere.
ORT is a reading scheme which has been developed to help children learn to read from the age of 4. This scheme is used by a vast majority of preschools and schools in the UK and around the world.ORT includes popular characters and illustrations such as Biff, Chip and Kipper, Floppy, Wordless Stories and easy regular word books to capture children’s imagination and interest and help them develop their pre reading skills. It is an excellent way to practise the skills learned through the Jolly Phonics Programme..
Cambridge Primary ENGLISH promotes an enquiry-based approach, developing learners’ confidence, creativity and intellectual engagement. Learners develop English skills that they can apply to a range of different purposes and audiences in everyday situations and in study.
We teach English as a first language. Pupils that are only starting to learn English or need some additional support are allocated to our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programme.More about Cambridge Primary English
Cambridge Primary MATHEMATICS focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. Knowing your times tables facts without practical application and without developing alongside some good problem solving skills is not that helpful - in our school, we make sure our pupils know why they are learning it and how they can use the specific knowledge and skill.More about Cambridge Primary Maths
This subject develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. We focus on developing pupils’ transferable skills that will be essential for success in their other subjects, higher education and work life. Pupils work on ‘challenges’ throughout the year. These can include but are not limited to topics such as:
Ty mohou mimo jiné zahrnovat témata jako například:
For more information about each subject, please see here.