About the School
A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED QUALIFICATIONS
The British International School of Timisoara is the ﬁrst school with the British International curriculum established in the western part of Romania. This is a cutting-edge project meant to introduce an innovative curriculum, vision and philosophy in the educational ﬁeld at primary and secondary school levels in this part of Romania.
The British based educational system harmoniously combines a strong and balanced academic curriculum (languages, mathematics, sciences, technology, creative arts, humanities, social sciences, physical education) with extracurricular activities designed to help children develop emotionally, culturally, socially and spiritually.
All teaching is carried out through the medium of the English Language apart from Romanian that is taught as first language. The school employs teachers from the United Kingdom alongside international teachers with relevant experience in similar schools from all over the world. All the teachers recruited locally will attend an intensive and comprehensive training programme, meant to provide them with all the necessary information and tools to enable them to embrace the educational approach promoted within our vision and aims.
Students joining our school are stepping into a world of dreams and opportunities which can grow proportionally with their desire, effort, determination and ambition; they will be able to graduate with a portfolio of achievements recognized by top universities worldwide, including Romania.
British International School of Timisoara achieved the Cambridge International School status and it aims to become an International Baccalaureate World School. It is also a compliance member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), which is perceived as being the highest distinction for an overseas British curriculum school to achieve.
BIST is currently enrolling students with ages 4 – 16 years old (Reception – Year 11). In most year groups we have two sets per year group and we remain committed to keeping the class size low. The school will develop gradually and will eventually have two sets per year group for all classes. We estimate that we can reach full capacity (600 students) for this location by 2022.
Why British International School of Timisoara?
- Small class sizes to support personalised learning
- State of the art facilities and resources
- Modern classrooms and special designed areas for specialised subjects
- A safe, happy, caring and friendly environment
- A student centred educational system and a modern teaching approach
- British curriculum functioning under the auspices of Cambridge International Examination from the United Kingdom
- All teaching will be carried out through the medium of English language
- Romanian language will be part of the curriculum for natives and non – natives
- Highly qualiﬁed teaching staff (recruited from the UK, internationally and locally)
- International and national accreditations
- High standards of personal development care with a focus on fostering students’ self-conﬁdence
- Highly engaging teaching and learning
- Continuous open communication with parents and an open doors policy
- Ongoing personalised academic and career paths guidance
- Rigorous academic standards
- The unique opportunity of graduating with a portfolio of achievements recognized by top universities worldwide
Head of School Message
I am excited to welcome you to the British International School of Timisoara.
I would like to start by saying that I am happy and proud to be part of the team that has developed in Timisoara, what we like to call, the Foundation on which our children can flourish, the British International School of Timisoara.
Education is the greatest gift we can give our children and is the key to their future and to their very identity. For this reason, we must ensure that what we do in our homes as parents and in our schools as educators is provide our children with the best possible environment to nurture emotional wellbeing and development at all levels.
Our commitment here at BIST is to do our best to ensure that using a British based curriculum and a truly international approach, we provide the best possible experience for our children and members of staff. The school’s welcoming, family atmosphere is grounded in respect, trust, compassion and the ideal of community service.
Education is the key to a successful, purposeful and a happy life and it is one of the main aspects that contribute to building a healthy and a strong society. Strong education can only be built on a foundation that combines fundamental values with rules and regulations that are in place to protect all members of the community and to give everyone equal opportunities for development and progress. In addition to the highest British academic standards, at BIST we want to ensure that all members of our community understand and adhere to our school ethos and values.
One of our long-term aims is to ensure that our children leave our school at graduation as knowledgeable, responsible, independent and happy young adults with a complex, positive and balanced approach towards life and equipped with a set of skills, values and abilities that will enable them to build a successful life and make a valuable contribution to the community they will be in. We also aim to develop students to be independent learners and leaders in the global community.
We want our children to leave our school well aware of their strengths and weaknesses, passions and abilities and we want our children to learn how to live purposeful and meaningful lives.
BIST has a first-rate team in place with solid, experienced and passionate educators, outstanding leadership to provide momentum and guidance, support staff who love what they do and have a real sense of belonging here at BIST.
I invite you to come and visit our school and see outstanding teaching and learning in progress and savour the unique atmosphere that we are so very proud of. I very much hope that you and your family will join us in the future.
Head of School
The School Board at The British International School of Timisoara has an important role in setting the educational character and vision for the school.
The Board plans the strategic development of the school, approves the annual budget, capital and investment strategy and procedures that will ensure the best possible education for the children studying at the BIST.
PHD, MSc, BSc
Chair of the School Board
Mr Ovidiu Sandor is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Romania. He has a keen desire to bring improvements to the community through his various projects. His main area of activity is in real estate. His modern, multifunctional office centres and residential areas are well known for their innovative flair. As recognition of the quality of his projects and the positive impact in the community, Mr Sandor has won numerous awards, including the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019. In addition to his work in the building industry, Mr Sandor is also involved in several civic and community projects. His Art Encounters biennial is well known in the region and has had a significant impact on the Timisoara community and surrounding areas.
As he himself would say, the implementation of top-quality international education, through the opening of the British International School of Timisoara, in the west of Romania is one of his dearest projects. Mr Sandor is the main founder of BIST and the Chair of the School Board. He is actively involved in the strategic development of the school and together with the School Board and the School Leadership Team, he is planning to build one of the best schools in the country and to create a centre of excellence in international education.
Mr Sandor can be contacted via the school office at email@example.com
School Board Member
Mr Sorin Maxim is a prominent and a very present figure in the community in the west part of Romania. He has been involved in the BIST project since the very start. Mr Maxim offers a huge amount of experience and expertise in terms of managing and overseeing a complex project such as this. Mr Maxim has performed many different roles in the business world including acting as president, consultant, minister of state and even as a lecturer. Mr Sorin’s particular expertise is in legislation and regional development, helping to chart through the complex paperwork and protocols required for the creation of a new school.
Mr Sorin is a passionate believer in the power of education; he has seen the importance of a solid educational grounding in his European wide travels, business associations and committee work. Above all, Mr Maxim is dedicated to bringing a highly successful British style educational institution to Timisoara. He is using all his skills of diplomacy and all his knowledge of regulations and funding to ensure the smooth transition of the school into full operational mode and towards becoming the institution he visualised when he first became involved.
Mr Maxim can be contacted via the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Board Member
Ms Animona Hutu is a member of the School Board and has a vast experience in the business area locally and also a distinguished sporting career. The CEO of a Romanian company with tradition she has managed to successfully combine her professional career with volunteering work, being the President of the Romanian Federation of Badminton, for 7 years. During this time, she has promoted the implementation of an important project related to sports in the schools, called Shuttle Time. With the support of many teachers and school managers, Animona has managed to implement this project in over 250.
Animona has also been involved in teaching, being a collaborating tutor and teaching management courses organized by a partner company with Open University in the United Kingdom.
With a keen desire to bring her contribution to the development of the new generations, she has decided to join our project as one of the founding members of the school.
Animona strongly believes in the importance of sport, as a tool for shaping the child’s character and ambitions and as a tool for developing positive human relationships, leadership qualities and teamwork.
Ms Hutu can be contacted via the school office at email@example.com
Mr Ciprian Tiplea (Head of School) and Ms Alina Barna (Financial Officer) are also part of the school board and in their roles are actively involved in the strategic development of the school. See their profiles under the school team link.
School Leadership Team
Ciprian D. Țiplea
PGCE, BSc, MEd
Head of School
Ciprian joined our team at an early stage in our project and has been an integral part in preparing the opening of the school. He is originally from Timisoara, where he qualified as a teacher of Mathematics, before leaving the city in 2002. Since then, he has been working in various teaching and management roles in the international British based educational sector. He has had the opportunity to experience life in international schools in Bucharest and the independent school sector in the United Kingdom.
Ciprian has over 12 years’ experience in the leadership and management of international schools and has been the Academic Head in a prestigious international school with a British curriculum in Bucharest, for over 9 years. Over the past five years he has gained a master’s degree in Educational Management and has recently achieved the status of British Schools Overseas Inspector through Cambridge Education Inspectorate.
Bogdan N. Lazar
PGCE, BA, BSc, MA
Deputy Head of School
Bogdan joined the British International School of Timisoara as the Deputy Head of School. Bogdan is a fully qualified teacher with experience working in international schools from Asia and Europe. In his previous appointment, Bogdan served as IB Coordinator and Upper School Management Team member at a premier international school in Germany.
Bogdan specialised in teaching IB, A-Level and iGCSE Economics, Business and Sociology and has been an education manager at various levels, from Head of Department to School Principal, in diverse contexts. His teaching experience also extends to undergraduate level: he was Assistant Professor at a prestigious University, teaching there, on a part-time basis, for a couple of years. Bogdan is also an IB Examiner and he very much enjoys marking exam scripts or moderating internally assessed components. His qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons), a PGCE and a Master’s Degree; he also holds a Certificate of Qualified Teacher Status from the United Kingdom and he recently completed a course in Global Education from the United States. As a staunch believer in life-long learning, he decided to continue his education by pursuing a second Bachelor’s Degree with a Swiss University.
Bogdan confessed that riding his motorbike in the crowded streets of China or flooring his car on the unrestricted motorways in Germany is something he misses badly.
Bogdan is married and has a 11-year-old daughter in Year 7.
Head of Primary School
Claire joined our school as a Year 1 teacher in August 2019. She has been a qualified teacher for 29 years. Claire trained and qualified in the United Kingdom and gained the Qualified Teacher Status in 1991. Her teaching career has taken Claire to different schools and scenarios, being an English Co-ordinator, Arts Co-ordinator, Key stage leader, a teacher and also a Co-ordinator of education for children with special needs. In Germany, where she has spent nine years with her family, Claire worked for the Ministry of Defence in Service Children’s Schools and she trained and worked as an Early Years Ofsted Inspector – registering and inspecting childcare provision and nurseries across Germany. With quite a full career within the education sector across three European countries and nearly three decades, Claire will take over a new position in our school as our Head of Primary.
Claire is a proud mother of 4 amazing children. Her two older children are studying in the UK. The eldest has just successfully completed a BA (Hons) and is moving on to a Masters, whilst her son is studying for a degree in the Arts. Her youngest two girls attend BIST, one in Primary, where her husband Mr. Edward Bithell also works, and one in secondary.
As one of the founding team of teachers at BIST, Claire believes whole heartedly that we have an amazing school with great children a strong and diverse team of teachers and a leadership team whose main focus is, has and will continue to be the education of our children. She is excited and looking forward to her new role in the forthcoming academic school year.
Head of SMSC in Secondary School
Paul joined the British International School of Timisoara as the Head of SMSC in Secondary School. He graduated with an Honours Degree in English Literature from Sheffield University and followed this with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in English and Drama. Paul has extensive experience working at independent schools in the United Kingdom as housemaster, pastoral roles and management roles. He taught in Kent, Hertfordshire and at a rural boarding school in Gloucestershire and, before landing in Romania, he taught in Switzerland.
Paul believes that education is paramount in ensuring a student’s future success: integrity, consistency, respect and a sense of curiosity will be at the heart of BIST’s new generation of life-long learners.
BIST is a new venture and he believes that BIST’s first students have a fantastic opportunity to be participating in this adventure from day one. Hebelieves that they will leave the secondary school in the years ahead not only with excellent examination results but, much more importantly, with a sense of having been on a journey of exploration and discovery.
In his personal life, Paul loves cooking, hiking, cycling, world cinema, reading and supporting Manchester United through thick and thin.
Our World Class Teachers
Primary School Teachers
PGCE, BA, EYFS Certificate
Reception Coordinator and Teacher Reception
Manuela joined the British International School of Timisoara as a reception teacher and coordinator. Manuela graduated from university in Bucharest with a bachelor’s degree in geography and has achieved a certificate in Early Years Education (EYFS) from the University of Roehampton, in London. She has been working in the international school sector with a British based curriculum for over twenty years, as an EYFS teacher and member of the management team. Before joining us at BIST, Manuela has been working as the EYFS stage coordinator and reception class teacher in a British international school in Bucharest.
Prior to that, she was part of the management team in one of the first international nurseries with a British based curriculum in Romania. Manuela loves travelling, reading and going to the cinema. She brings along her expertise wrapped in love and ready to nurture all of our young learners.
PGCE, BA, MA, TESOL
Key Stage 1 Coordinator and Primary School Teacher
Andreea has been teaching primary school students for most of her professional life and is joining our school from the International School on the Rhine, a leading international school in Germany.
Andreea is a fully qualified teacher with experience working in international and state schools from China, Germany, the United States and Romania. She received recognition from both the American and British boards of education. Andreea started her teaching career 15 years ago in the United States and has continued teaching ever since. Her experience covers the international, British and American curricula; she also received certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Young Learners. She graduated from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences from the University of Bucharest in 2005. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology.
Andreea is married and has a 11-year-old daughter in Year 7.
PGCE, BA, MA
Lower Key Stage 2 Coordinator and Primary School Teacher
Emma graduated from Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, with a Forensic Psychology honours degree. She was inspired to become a teacher after initially beginning a career in the NHS, working on a forensic unit for mentally disordered offenders. She began to volunteer at a local school in her free time and then embarked on a PGCE in Primary Education. She has six years’ experience of teaching in the UK, where she taught in Key Stage One. She has a lot of experience in phonics and she part devised a new and very successful phonics scheme for the school. She has a lot of experience of working with children with special education needs, ranging from mild to severe. She has trained several student teachers, supporting and guiding them to successfully complete their final placements.
She is keen to keeping up to date with educational research and took a master’s module in Reflecting on Practice, to develop her teaching further, implementing several changes in her teaching practice. Before emigrating from the UK, she earned a TEFL qualification. She spent two years abroad now, teaching in Ferrara, Italy and Bucharest, Romania. She is now looking forward to teaching the children at BIST. On a more personal note, in her free time, she enjoys travelling and trying new things.
Emma has a real passion for hiking, particularly in the mountains. She enjoys learning languages and hopes to be able to speak Romanian fluently. She rescued a puppy this year and enjoys spending time with her and teaching her new tricks.
Upper Key Stage 2 Coordinator and Primary School Teacher
Charlotte graduated from SOAS, University of London, with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and Linguistics, for which she studied in London and Beijing. Charlotte completed her PGCE at University of Leicester and taught in a state school there for 2 years, where she was Modern Languages Lead. She then moved to a British international school in Poland and is now looking forward to teaching children at BIST.
Charlotte is a dedicated teacher who is passionate about creating an inclusive learning environment which allows children to embrace different styles of learning. She enjoys being creative in her teaching to plan fun and inspiring lessons. Charlotte has experience of working with children who are new to English and who come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
Charlotte enjoys reading, music and spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains. She also loves to travel and to learn about the language and the culture of the places she visits.
Primary School Teacher
Edward joined the British International School of Timisoara as a Year 6 teacher. He graduated with an Honours Degree in Biology and followed this with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Birmingham City University. Edward then spent eleven years teaching in schools both in Birmingham and in Devon, United Kingdom. During this time, he was subject leader for mathematics, science and design technology, as well as Key Stage 2 leader.
Subsequent to this, he was employed as a specialist teacher for a local authority working with children with complex needs who were unable to attend mainstream school. He then moved to teach at international schools within the British military community in Germany, where he has worked successfully for the past nine years. During this time, he has taught across the entire 5-11 age range, and has been subject leader for science and geography. He has also undertaken forest school training and has successfully implemented this at his school. Edward is passionate about using the outdoors to inspire learning with the children he works with.
PGCE, TEFL, BA
Primary School Teacher
Emma Davison is originally from a small village in the North East of England where she attended school up until the age of 18. She then attained her BA (Hons) degree from University of Central Lancashire and then her PGCE from Liverpool University. Her 20+ year teaching career has spanned the continents of Asia and Africa where she has taught in international schools in; Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Uganda and Ethiopia. All of these schools used the EYFS curriculum and adapted it to suit their individual cultural needs. Emma has taught in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 along with having various roles such as Year Leader and Project Manager to develop an Early Years department.
Outside school Emma enjoys travelling with her husband where trips tend to focus on walking in the great outdoors and looking for wildlife in its natural habitat. Emma is very much looking forward to discovering all that Romania and its neighbouring countries have to offer.
PGCE, BA, MA
Primary School Teacher
Daniela is in her 20th year of teaching and inspiring young minds. Daniela qualified as a primary school teacher after graduating from high school and continued her education by graduating from university with a bachelor’s degrees in Law and Psychology. Following that, she gained a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and School Counselling, in Bucharest.
Daniela has over 19 years of experience in the international school’s sector, having the opportunity to work in both the international British and international American schools’ systems. Over the years, she been able to expand into a multitude of areas in addition to working in the class, such as: after school activities, student mentoring, helping with winter and summer concerts, field trips, themed weeks and assemblies. Daniela has a passion for reading and she is a big promoter of a healthy lifestyle and the growth mindset approach in education and life in general.
Primary School Teacher
Anthony is from Luton, England. He graduated with an Honours degree in Marketing Management, working within the private sector for several years prior to completing his PGCE in Primary Education. He taught in a Values-Based Education school in Luton for five years, holding different positions of responsibility and teaching in Years 4, 5 and 6. Anthony has subsequently worked in British international schools in Prague and Bucharest. Anthony actively promotes a love of learning, seeking opportunities to make learning fun, relevant and memorable. He is passionate about developing the all-round well-being of every child, working in partnership with his teaching colleagues, parents and learners, to motivate children to be the best that they can be.
Outside of teaching, Anthony enjoys spending time with his family, helping out in the local community, and is a big sports fan. Additionally, Anthony enjoys the great outdoors and is looking forward to exploring more of the beauty that is found in the West of Romania.
Primary School Teacher
Kirsty graduated from The Univeristy of Abertay Dundee with a bachelor’s degree in Law. She initially worked for the Scottish Court Service on civil law matters including family law, before a career change into teaching through a PGCE in primary education with The University of Buckingham.
Kirsty has 9 years teaching experience at British schools in Cyprus and Bahrain. During that time she has held a variety of positions including SEN teacher, classroom teacher and been part of middle leadership as Phonics Leader. Kirsty is passionate about creating a safe and child-centred learning environment, with a focus on developing the ‘whole’ child. She loves to get creative with the children and help them on their journey to be curious, life-long learners.
In her own time, Kirsty enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks with their family dog and visiting new places.
Primary School Teacher
Melissa was born and raised in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s of Health Science and from Moreland University with a Master’s of Education. She left home in 2013 to begin her career and has since been teaching in a wide variety of schools in South Korea, France and Egypt. Melissa decided to make the move to her father’s homeland in Romania in order to learn more about her cultural roots and to live the experiences this wonderful country has to offer.
Melissa is the proud owner of a dog who she adopted while living in South Korea. She is named Hallie after Hallasan, the volcano near where she was found and the highest peak in the country. Melissa’s hobbies include diving in the red sea, reading books, hiking in nature, and eating delicious food. She looks forward to continuing her development as a teacher, meeting and growing with her students, and discovering all there is to learn about life in Romania.
PGCE, BSc, MA
Primary School Teacher
Adam graduated from The University of Abertay Dundee with an honours degree in Sociology. After teaching for a year in Kuwait, he completed his PCGE in primary education with The University of Buckingham followed by a Master’s in Education a few years later.
Adam has 9 years teaching experience at British schools in Kuwait, Cyprus and Bahrain. He has previous leadership experience as Head of Innovation and Technology and as Computing Subject Lead, and has a real passion for technology. Adam is a certified Apple and Google educator is a firm believer in empowering children to become confident in the skills required to navigate the ever-changing technology of modern life.
In his own time, Adam enjoys football, photography and spending time with his family.
Primary School Teacher
After graduating from the University of St. Mark and St. John, in Plymouth, with a Primary Education BEd Hons with a specialism in art and design, Nicki has built her teaching career in the South West of England for over 8 years.She has experienced teaching in all levels of Primary school ages and over the last 4 years, has been teaching in a middle school (8-13year olds).
With a passion for the Humanities subjects (Geography, History and Religious Education), she became the Humanities Second in department for the school. Over this time, she has designed and developed a creative and inclusive curriculum for both KS2 year groups. Nicki is keen to involve the children as much as possible into their learning, so she ‘Wow days’ into the curriculum timetable.
As well as developing areas of the curriculum, Nicki has established her current school’s Outdoor Classroom/ Forest School and is an advocate for using the outdoor space for improving and enhancing learning and well-being. Through winning a national grant, she has invested time and dedication to embedding this resource into the curriculum on a daily basis.
Nicki has been involved in the school’s community by supporting a variety of sporting activities as well as performing arts. She cannot wait to get involved in BIST extra-curricluar activities and the wider school community.
Nicki has enjoyed working in the South West of England, as there is much to explore along the coastline and areas of natural beauty. She has always had a passion for travel and has been fortunate to explore the world from a young age. She cannot wait to get her walking boots on to explore the gems that Romania has to offer.
Andrew James Hainsworth
PGCE, BA, MA
Primary School Teacher
Andrew graduated from the University of Liverpool with a bachelor’s degree in Latin. After two years of teaching English in Egypt, he completed his PGCE at the University of Newcastle. Andrew has taught mainly in Cairo with spells in Gloucester, Porto and Hartlepool. Andrew and his wife Jane have two wonderful children. Caity recently graduated in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh and is now working for the NHS in the blood sciences laboratories. Michael is currently studying to be a Physics teacher and he might yet end up here in Timisoara.
Andrew enjoys encouraging his students to be independent learners and he always tries to inject creativity and a love of learning into his classroom practice. Sports and Drama are both great passions and Andrew hopes to see lots of motivated students ready to try lots of new skills and activities.
Andrew has a lifelong passion for Rugby and has loved diving in the Red Sea. He is now hoping to spend a little more time walking in the beautiful Romanian countryside, improve his skiing as well as testing out his paddle boarding skills.
Primary School Specialist Teachers
Primary School ICT and Music Teacher
Mark was born in Tanzania since his parents also taught abroad, but he was brought up in England. He obtained his BA (hons) degree at Manchester University in 1992 and then my PGCE in 1995. For the majority of his career he has taught in UK state primary schools Y1 to Y6, teaching the full British curriculum. He has taught in international schools in Italy and Bucharest.
As a life long learner, he gained a black belt in Karate, grade 8 ABRSM in piano playing and a TEFL certificate. His eldest son works in Cardiff, his daughter has moved to Canada and his youngest son is studying Pharmaceutical Science at Lincolnshire University.
Adelina Veturia Leanca
Head of Languages (Primary School) and Teacher of Romanian Language
In 1994 Adelina graduated from the “Carmen Sylva” Pedagogical High School in Timișoara, and in 1999, she obtained a degree in philology at the Faculty of Letters, Philosophy and History, within the Western University, Timișoara.
She has 25 years of experience in primary education, years in which she has trained and educated 6 generations of students between the ages of 6 and 11, at the Bănățean National College.
Adelina’s philosophy with the students it seek to cultivate their creativity, to discover and highlight their skills and talents, as well as to apply the education for each one, based on the development of emotional intelligence. Besides the teaching profession, Adelina is a mentor, a good counselor. On a personal level she is passionate about traveling, discovering places and people, and enjoys meeting friends.
She is looking forward to starting work at BIST where she will come with heaps of ambition, creativity, experience and optimism.
PGCE, BA, MA
Teacher of Romanian Language
Teacher of Physical Education
He practiced basketball during his whole childhood in his hometown, Targu Mures (Romania) where he also graduated the Sports Highschool.
At the age of 21 he moved to the UK to work and higher education. He graduated from Leeds Beckett University (2021) with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Coaching.
He moved from Leeds to Brighton and completed his PGCE Primary with PE course (2022) with the University of Sussex.
He is very passionate about education in general and how children learn. His favourite subject is PE as I strongly belief that physical exercise and sports participation is a crucial factor in modelling and creating healthy behaviours. Sport related activities (PE lessons, organised sports, etc.) generate life skills such as discipline, problem solving, communication and more others, skills that would constantly benefit our existing and future society.
During his time in the UK, he coached the Leeds Beckett University Women’s basketball team, and he oversaw the afterschool’s sport programmes within his placements. He also volunteered during his studies to help with the PE lessons in schools across Leeds and Brighton.
He is looking forward to continuing his teaching career at BIST and learn from his well experienced colleagues. He aims to contribute and have a positive impact within the BIST community.
He enjoys sports in general therefore he plays basketball whenever he has a chance and exercising in the gym. Recently, I found a pleasure for long distance runs. He managed to run this year a full marathon twice, and he’s looking forward for Timisoara Half/Full Marathon next September.
When he doesn’t do sports, he loves listening to Hip-Hop music and drinking coffee in town. Reading and quality time with friends, family and meeting new people is also a must for him.
A life goal of his is that one day he will be able to teach Sports in China, as he’s always been interested in their culture and language.
Primary School Teaching Assistants
PGCE, BA in progress
Teona joins our team as teaching assistant for reception. She graduated the Pedagogical High School “Carmen Sylva” from Timișoara, Philology profile and is currently in her 3rd year studying Psychology at the West University of Timișoara.
Teamwork and collaboration are her strengths and is eager to meet new people and make friends.
Oana graduated Faculty of Psychology and Sociology, specializing in pedagogy from the West University of Timisoara, master’s degree in Integrated Education and Psycho-pedagogical Counseling.
Oana started her career in private preschool 8 years ago at an international school and has worked with children between the ages of 3 and 6.
From her experience with children she has learned that all are good, smart, but different, so that teachers should adapt to children and not vice versa.
She considers empathy, the affection and the smile of the teacher to be essential in early education and beyond.
On a personal level she likes to spend time with her family, friends, reading and travelling.
Romina graduated from the Faculty of Applied Modern Languages in 2006. Because she likes to work with children, she also followed the second specialization as a teacher in Pre-school Education at the University of Vasile Goldis in Arad, where she graduated in 2013 from the Faculty of Sciences of Education. In the same year she signed up for the master studies at Aurel Vlaicu University in Arad, specializing in Early Education Pedagogy and Small Schooling.
From 2007 until the summer of 2019 she worked in the kindergarten Primii Pasi in Timișoara as a teacher in pre-school education. She loved working with children and felt that it was so nice to have theopportunity to assist with their development. The motto which guided her and still guides her is the following: “Teach the child the path to follow, and when he grows up, he will not deviate from it.”
In her free time she likes to read, to visit new places, to make decorations using the watermark technique and to participate in social and swimming dance courses.
After spending over 10 years inside the Communication and Advertising industry, Alexandra decided for a career revamp, driven by her passion for education. She is joining our team as a Teaching Assistant.
Alexandra holds a Bachelor Degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Along her career experience Alexandra acquired a generous know-how on creativity and lateral thinking. She is currently attending a training on Outward Mindset in Education held by Arbinger Institute.
She is also involved in voluntary work in the education field, periodically organising workshops for children on social, emotional and moral development.
She heartily believes in the power of the positive relationship between student and teacher to inspire the love for lifelong learning.
PGCE, BA, MA
Elena Sellei joined the British International School of Timisoara as a Teaching Assistant. She graduated from the West University of Timisoara with a bachelor’s degree in Philology and a master’s degree in American Studies.
Elena started as a kindergarten teacher, working with children ranging from three to six years old. Then, for the past two years, she worked as a teacher of English for the primary school classes. She likes to encourage, motivate, and help children in the process of developing their own skills, as well as showing them that learning is fun, especially when you really love what you do.
In her personal life, Elena loves reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
Adriana joined BIST as a teaching assistant to year 3. Adriana has lived most of her life in Bucharest where she qualified as psychotherapist. She has worked in an international school in Bucharest and brings a wealth of experience to her new role at BIST.
Adriana is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and hopes to develop her role at the school. She believes that listening to students and having good qualities of empathy will get the best out of the students under her guidance.
Adriana believes that our children are the key to a successful future and if we can produce flourishing, happy and curious students then this is a good sign for our future.
Carla Preda joined the British International School of Timisoara as Teaching Assistant for year 6.
With Bachelor`s degree both in Law and Management, Carla also has extensive experience as a public speaker and counsellor in international and national conferences on different topics: leadership and ethics, human trafficking. Carla uses every opportunity to help others and is often volunteering and working for charitable causes.
Her effervescent personality and sociable nature enables her to captivate and easily communicate with both adults and children. Her favourite motto is: Help other and expect nothing in return.
PGCE, BA, MA
She is a very kind and loving person with good communication and leadership skills. In her spare time she enjoys coking and spending quality time with friends and family.
Her passion for teaching started in high school where she graduated the Pedagogical High School “Carmen Sylva” from Timisoara.
In the same high school she taught kids between ages of 5-10. In addition to this she also worked in a company as a team leader and had the opportunity to work with children during several workshops.
PGCE, BA, MA
Elena joined the British International School of Timisoara as a Teaching Assistant.
She graduated from “Vasile Lupu” Pedagogical High School and she has experience of working with primary school students. Elena graduated from the West University of Timișoara with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Modern Languages and a master’s degree in The Theory and Practice of Translation. Elena is deeply fascinated by the Japanese culture and she likes to study Japanese in her spare time.
Bianca Sabaila Loredana joined International British School as teacher assistant. She lived in the UK for almost 17 years.
She has an amazing personality, very energetic and enjoys being around children. She has a positive attitude and is always willing to help teachers and students alike.
Her background in hospitality required her to provide a high level of customer service. This high customer service background translates very well in the everyday life and duties that she has to accomplish while working in the school.
She enjoys reading, spending time hiking and has a passion for motorbikes.
PGCE, BA, MA
Student Supervisor/ Cover Teacher / Teacher of Spanish
Elvira is from Majorca, Spain; however she got her bachelor’s degree in Primary Education from the University of Granada. While living there she developed her interest in art and cultural management, which is her passion. She is also very interested in politics and social issues. In order to further develop her knowledge in these two areas, she came to Romania to participate in a European Union’s volunteering program.
In her free time she loves getting to know new people and cultures, biking and, especially travelling. She is enthusiastic and fun, something she puts a lot of effort into translating into the activities she plans for the students.
PGCE, BA, MA
Student Supervisor/ Cover Teacher
English for Cristina was love at first sight. Since the very first English words that she heard and thanks to her teachers, she promised herself that one day, she would be a teacher.
Teaching or tutoring English is her passion. She have always said that being a teacher involves a lot of passion, empathy and respect for the students. She has over 25 years of experience in teaching and tutoring English to primary students and to teenagers. For more than two years she have been teaching English online on an e-learning platform.
She considers being a responsible and sociable person. She is empathetic and grateful for everything she has. She enjoys traveling abroad and trying out different cuisines, reading and dancing. She loves nature and spending time with friends and family drinking a cup of coffee or tea.
PGCE, BE, MA
SENCo and Student Counselor
After many years of working as an B2B Area Sales Manager, she realised that her passion is still working with people, but from a totally different perspective. She no longer aims to satisfy needs, but to discover people’s inner resources and, together with them, to find a way to maximise them, not for financial gain, but in order to create a better, happier life.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and one in Special Educational Needs. She studied 2 semesters in Denmark about Inclusive and Multicultural Education and in 2021 graduated a master’s degree interdisciplinary program in Educational Counselling and Integration at West University of Timisoara.
Her professional interests include psychodrama therapy for children and professional inclusion of people with disabilities. Since 2016 she worked as a Vocational Counsellor for an NGO, where clients were adults with various types of disabilities.
In her free time she enjoys hiking in the mountains where she does a little bit of speleology too. She loves going to concerts, to theatre and the cinema.
Secondary School Teachers
Key Stage 3 Coordinator and Teacher of Sports Science
Benjamin joined the British International School of Timisoara as a Year 5 teacher and is currently part of the IB team as well as the KS3 Coordinator. Benjamin grew up in Mallorca, Spain, where he attended Queen’s College International School. He is a native English and Spanish speaker, who spent five years teaching sports in English to Spanish children.
He studied Primary Education at the University of Dundee, in the United Kingdom and taught in Scotland after receiving his degree.
Benjamin is an enthusiastic rugby and football player, with a passion for physical education and a love of mathematics.
Key Stage 4 Coordinator and Teacher of History and Geography
Edward ‘Ted’ Norman is from Columbus, Ohio USA and have a BA in History from Xavier University. He is also a licensed Social Studies teacher there. He has been living in Izmir, Turkey for the past 10 years and have been working as the head of an International School’s Humanities department. He is trained in Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels as well as the IB. He has taught History, Geography, Economics, and Global Perspectives to Middle and High School year students. He has also been a counsellor and advisor/coach for Model United Nations and various sports teams.
He is married to a wonderful woman and have two high energy children, aged 1 and 4. In his free time, he likes skiing and playing rugby.
Head of Pastoral Care and Teacher of Visual Arts
Jane joined the British International School of Timisoara as a Year 2 teacher and is currently Head of the Pastoral Care and part of the IB team and Teacher of Visual Arts. She graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Three Dimensional Design. She then went on to complete a PGCE in art and design at the University of Central England in Birmingham. Jane has 17 years teaching experience, working in Birmingham, London and Manchester in the UK as well as abroad. Before joining BIST, Jane taught at an international British school in Bucharest where she was involved in teaching and management roles.
Over the years, Jane has had the opportunity to develop her passion for holistic education with a strong focus on pastoral care. She has worked on a number of initiatives for example, building global dimensions into the curriculum, organising and running international educational trips, student exchange programmes, community action service, citizenship days, mentoring programmes, organising Model United Nations conferences, school assemblies and shows. Outside teaching, Jane continues to pursue her Interests in holistic living. Her interest in cultural and historical travel continues to influence her own personal creative projects.
PGCE, BSc, MA
Head of Mathematics/ICT and Teacher of Mathematics
Diana joined the British International School of Timisoara as a mathematics and computer science teacher in the secondary school. Diana graduated with a Degree in Mathematics and Computing Science from the West University of Timisoara. After graduation she spent four years teaching mathematics in secondary schools in Romania and then decided to try the British school system.
Diana moved to England to teach mathematics to secondary school students in a multicultural school in Dagenham. For the past five years Diana has been working within the British school sector, teaching children from 11 to 16 years old. She has experience with preparing students for the IGCSE exams and has been successful in assuring very good exam results for her students.
Diana is passionate about reading, logical games and gardening.
PGCE, BSc, MA, PHD
Assistant IB Coordinator/Exam Officer and Teacher of Science
Silviu joined the British International School of Timisoara as a teacher of science with responsibilities in the areas of examination and timetabling. Before coming to our school, he worked for an international British school in Bucharest where he taught science at Key Stages 3,4 & 5 and held the positions of timetable officer and examination officer, respectively.
He has obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemistry at the University of Bucharest and he continued his PhD studies at the same institution. As a researcher at both University of Bucharest and Politehnica University of Bucharest, he has published numerous scientific articles in international journals, has been involved in several international projects along with receiving grants to study abroad at the Universität Karlsruhe (Germany), the University of Manchester (UK), and the University of Pavia (Italy).
Silviu loves reading and enjoys cycling and one of his major passion is photography.
PGCE, BA, MA, PHD
Head of Languages (Secondary School), Teacher of Romanian and TOK Coordinator
Raluca joined our team as a teacher of Romanian language and literature and is currently the Head of languages and part of the IB team. She graduated from the Romanian language and literature section of English language and literature, at the Western University of Timișoara and is a doctor of philology at the same university. Raluca is interested in the multicultural environment, otherwise, during her doctorate, she benefited from a scholarship at the University of Vienna and participated in various summer schools abroad with a multicultural theme.
Throughout the course, Raluca had the opportunity to work with students of all ages: with preschoolers, teaching English at different kindergartens, she taught Romanian in secondary schools and high schools, and in the university environment, Romanian as a foreign language.
Raluca is passionate about theatre and is ready to introduce students to local cultural events.
PGCE, BA, MA
Teacher of English, EAL and TOK Coordinator
Kristina was born and raised in New York City, in the United States of America where she finished high school.
She graduated from the West University of Timisoara receiving a Bachelor’s degree in English and Serbian Language and Literature. Kristina has also obtained her Master’s degree from the West University of Timisoara in Theory and Practice of Translations (Romanian-English). In addition, she has also completed a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and a certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners.
Before joining BIST, Kristina has worked with children from 3-13 years old teaching English as a second language.
Kristina loves reading, spending time outdoors, art, and watching movies. She enjoys producing lessons that are thought-provoking and creative.
Teacher of English
Sarah is joining the British International School from the United States where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education from Cedarville University in Ohio and a master’s degree for reading specialization from Concordia University of Chicago in Illinois. Her plethora of experiences over her 19 years of teaching thus far include serving as a reading specialist and teaching primary, secondary English, and secondary history in locations including in Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas; and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Her love of learning is evident as she has continually taken graduate level classes to expand her knowledge and expertise. Likewise, her love for her students is evident in her classroom as all learners feel accepted, challenged, and encouraged through her interactive and dynamic approach to teaching.
Sarah, her husband, and their three children (ages 12, 9, and 2) love traveling, playing strategic boards games, competing in or watching football, spending time with loved ones, and participating in church events. She is delighted and dedicated to serve the BIST community, to see the growth of each of her students, and to engage in the Romanian culture!
Teacher of Mathematics
Jane graduated from the University of Newcastle before working in Cairo as an English teacher. After completing her PGCE at Newcastle, Jane has enjoyed teaching in Dursley, Hartlepool, Porto and Cairo. Jane is passionate about Maths and she enjoys those moments when students achieve those ‘Eureka!’ moments in the classroom. Jane was Key Stage 3 Programme Leader in England for Maths and has enjoyed a similar role in Cairo. A proud mum of two adult children, Jane is helping her son Michael complete his teacher training to become a Physics teacher whilst encouraging her daughter Caity, a Maths graduate, in her new career with NHS Scotland. Jane loves the outdoors and in England walks every day. She has completed the Portugal to Spain part of the Camino de Santiago and she hopes to use her time in Timisoara to build up her experience so she can complete the 1400km stretch from France to Santiago.
If you see Jane walking with her headphones plugged in, please bear in mind she will be listening to the Archers!
BsC Mathematics and Physics, PGCE
Teacher of Mathematics
Helen grew up in Nottingham, England, and moved to Sheffield to study at The University of Sheffield, where she took her BsC in Mathematics and Physics and her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Secondary Mathematics. After teaching in England for 4 years, she moved on to the international circuit, where she has had extensive experience of teaching different curricula, from IGCSE, to A-Level, to IB. Her first international position was in Kuwait, and since then she has taught in countries as wide ranging as Malaysia, Jordan and Guernsey.
Helen believes that in addition to academic success, it is a school’s responsibility to support students as they become confident, socially aware, responsible global citizens by broadening their horizons, building character and empathy, and raising an awareness of the local and global issues of tomorrow. A blend of a multicultural inclusive learning environment, a diverse range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities and a comprehensive pastoral programme are intrinsic to realising successful, well-rounded individuals.
Helen loves to read, and has thousands of photos of pretty buildings taken during her travels.
Teacher of English and Drama
Mr. Wilson has been teaching for 27 years – the first ten years of his career were spent in Texas and the remaining seventeen found him on the Isle of Wight in the UK where he taught a wide range of subjects and year groups. Most pupils would remember Mr. Wilson for his work in theatre. During his time in Texas, he twice advanced to the State level in the 5A One Act Play competition. Whilst in the UK, he helped to found the East Cowes Acting Troupe which was created to give more opportunities for high school pupils to experience drama outside the classroom. Twice he helped to take young people from this organisation to the world renown Edinburgh Fringe Festival to produce original plays. In addition, he has been active in a local theatre troupe as they perform their Christmas pantomime (he always plays the villain).
Trekking through mountains, reading voraciously, exploring history and writing are amongst his hobbies. He also enjoys playing chess although he is not very good.
Head of Humanities and Teacher of Humanities
Originally from Michigan, Mark Lipscomb graduated from the University of Idaho as a History and English major with a minor in Latin. He taught History and Diverse Learners for the Olympia, Washington Public Schools before earning a Master of Arts in American Studies from Washington State University. After he graduated from WSU he taught History, English and American Studies at the high school level in Edmonds, Washington and Chicago, Illinois.
When a close friend ran for Attorney General back in Idaho he worked that campaign and as a community organizer for the Idaho Rural Council fighting Enron’s push for power deregulation. While he was working as an Adjunct Professor of History at Boise State University the Chicago Public Schools came calling. He returned to the city and taught History and English before starting a four-year Latin program in a southside high school. After resigning from CPS, he continued to work as a substitute teacher and finished his first novel.
A passion for roots music, backpacking, writing and travel rebar his love for teaching, and he built his career around the sage advice of an old climbing buddy: “Don’t try to teach anything you don’t want to learn.” Which more or less sums up his motivation for moving to Romania: A profound eagerness to learn from and with the students, staff and parents in the BIST community.
Teacher of Humanities
Nicole Warmerdam is from Lismore, NSW Australia. She completed her graduate teaching diploma at Southern Cross University. Nicole began her international teaching career in Hanoi, Vietnam. She then moved to La Guajira, Colombia to teach Individuals and Societies in the MYP program for 9 years, before moving to Xi’an China.
Nicole loves taking her dogs for long walks with her husband and exploring the countryside.
PGCE, BSc, MS
Teacher of Science
He has Master degree in Phyiscs and Physics education. He enrolled and finished additional trainings for a license to work to severe and multiple disabiled students children. He finished PhD in methodology of Teaching sciences. He is the winner of the “Best Educator” award in Serbia for 2016. In 2017, he received recognition for the best pedagogical innovation. In 2018, he won the National Teacher Prize and was elected the official representative of Serbia at the Global Teacher Prize in Dubai. He is passionate for Science, Space, Hands-On, ICT & STEM, Medical and Biophysics, CERN, Twitter, and global collaboration. He is an Ambassador of SOS4love UN Project and CERN, National Geographic Teacher and Flipgrid Teacher. In his career he is looking for universal values for teaching and learning Science for all around the World. He is an author of the official Science – Physics textbook for disabled students. He is currently preparing International edition of the book „Education As a Tool for Better Life Skills“.
From 2009 to 2015, he represented Serbia at the Days of Biodiversity, organized by UNESCO and the company Apa Nova from Bucharest. He successfully completed the national and international program of CERN in 2015 and 2018 in Geneva. In 2021, he was appointed an associate teacher to the Space Foundation and NASA in the field of education to conduct training and promote the importance of space exploration for all. He is the ambassador of the Innovative Camp for Children and Flipgrid, as well as the holder of the Magic of Education award. Host of a numerous number of European conferences dedicated to the possibilities of education on the social network Twitter. Coordinator of many projects in Romania, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, and Serbia.
In teaching science, he innovates, applies and improves alternative methods of teaching with all students, such as: lyrics as the source, graphic organization, social stories, free Friday and music therapy. He is the author of several adapted experiments in the field of nuclear and atomic physics, as well as adapted experiments in chemistry. He teaches Physics and Chemistry in sign language in classes with hearing impaired children.
From the school year 2019/20. acts as an expert associate of the Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad. During the pandemic, COVID-19 organized online classes with customized topics via personal YouTube channels. Biography is published in the Lexicon of 1000 Creators in Pre-University Education of Serbia.
For achieving best results in teaching a Science Teacher should use postulate like:
„If n solutions don’t work, consider that Science often uses n+1 as the final result of the problem!“
Teacher of Science
Tim obtained his B.Ed. in Physical Science from the University of Greenwich and his Masters in Education from the University of Leeds. Tim worked in the UK for 20 years as a science Teacher, Head of Science, Local Authority Science consultant and Deputy Headteacher. He spent four years as a Science and STEM education advisor for Redcar, Cleveland, and Middlesbrough Local Education Authorities before moving into international education in 2012.
He has subsequently worked in Oman, the UAE, Tanzania and Burma before moving to Romania in 2020 where he spent the last two years working in Bucharest.
Teacher of Social Sciences
John is a British Business and Economics teacher.He took a full time P.G.C.E. at the University of Greenwich in London in 2001/2002 and had previously completed an Economics degree (Political Economy) at Greenwich. After the PGCE where his teaching subjects were Business and ESL he completed an MA at the University of Leicester in Law and Employment Relations. Both the PGCE and MA were really good learning experiences and helped him improve his communication skills immensely.
He has been working internationally since 2007 when he spent a year in Bucharest working for the ISB school. He has been lucky to be able to work and teach at many IB schools since then. He has found that the combination of IGCSE and IB to be very challenging and rewarding for teachers and students. He also found it really hard work, but again it has been rewarding being able to keep up with the new challenges that courses bring each year. It really can turn the school into a community learning experience that prepares students to get the most from their future opportunities and hopefully gives them a sense of humour, a sense of aspiration and interest. Before and after they finish.
Pre-teaching he had another life working in the International banking sector in London where he eventually worked on the Stock Market for many years.
He also worked in the transport industry in Marketing and Sales for TNT which has been a big help in seeing how the Business models and Economic theories work in real life.
Away from the classroom he is still fairly active sportsman and musician, so he will be looking for a music venue in Timisoara and football and tennis activity. He enjoys walking and reading a lot.
Teacher of Computer Science
Patrick Perez is from Lawton, Oklahoma in the south western United States. He attended Cameron University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with Honors. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he recieved a masters in computer science.
During his undergraduate and graduate years he volunteered with various organizations such as NASA, The Bell Museum, and Coder’s Dojo to create unique Educational Opportunities to teach students Computer Science from the primary school to secondary school age level. Patrick is interested in creating classrooms that teach students to become excited independent problem solvers and cultivate an attitude of lifetime learning.
Patrick enjoys reading, hiking, the arts, and weight training.
Teacher of German Language
Karina graduated from the West University of Timisoara in 2008 with a specialisation in German Language and Literature as the main language and English Language and Literature, as a secondary language. In 2010 she finalised her Master’s degree – German in a European context – Interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. Starting with 2008, she was part of the team of teachers of the German Cultural Centre Timisoara, having the chance to improve and gain more experience in teaching German as a foreign language. As part of the GCC she had the opportunity to participate in internal qualifications on methodological and didactic training, as well as those organised by the Goethe-Institute Bucharest. In addition to the possibility of teaching German as a foreign language, she also worked as an examiner for the German language exams in order to obtain a certificate of linguistic competence organised by the Goethe-Institute within the German Cultural Centre Timisoara.
Starting with 2018, she parted from the German Cultural Centre and continued to teach German independently.
Teacher of French Language
Lidia was born in Algeria and moved to Timisoara in 2021 in order to complete her Master’s degree at one of the local universities. Having decided to leave her native country to study overseas, she is discovering new ways to enrich her knowledge and expand her linguistic culture.
Lidia is passionate about languages (she speaks fluently French, English, Arabic, Kabylian and Romanian) and she is very motivated to work with children.
Teacher of German Language
Beatrice is originally from Timisoara and graduated from “Colegiul National Banatean” in 2017. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and German Languages and Literature graduating from the Letters, History, and Theology Faculty within the “West University” of Timisoara in 2020. She also has a Master’s degree in American Studies, also within the “West University” of Timisoara that she obtained in 2022.
Beatrice did volunteering with an international youth-run, non-governmental and not-for- profit organization called AIESEC, and in the year 2019, she also went to Indonesia for 6 weeks, where she thought English to 12th-grade students. She loves to read, travel, and write poetry.
Administrative non-academic staff
Lia joined our team as Admissions Officer. With 7 years of experience in marketing and public relations. She is mainly responsible for the admission process of students in our school.
She is a communicative person, often involved in charity and voluntary work. Originally from Timisoara, Lia holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations and Communications and a Master’s Degree in European Studies.
After graduating from the Faculty of Management and Rural Tourism and the master’s degree, Carmen worked in the field of hospitality as a hotel manager at the Angellis hotel in Timisoara, then to carry out her activity in culture, occupying in recent years the position of head of the literary secretariat service, marketing and show organization in the German Theater Timisoara.
Starting with July 2022, she became part of the big British International School Timisoara family, as the administrative coordinator.
Communications and Events Coordinator
Aurica joined the British International School of Timisoara as Personal Assistant for the School Leadership Team and is currently the Communications and Events Coordintator. She is originally from Romania but lived in Canada for twenty years which gave her the opportunity to learn, work and enjoy life in a multicultural environment with English as the main language.
Aurica graduated from Faculty of Communication Sciences- UPT- Timisoara with Bachelor degree in Communications and Public Relations and Master degree in Communication, Public Relations and Digital Media.
She is a motivated and enthusiastic person, having extensive communication experience with the internal and external organisational publics. She is a follower of positive communication and wishes to inspire others by this.
Music is the passion which accompanies her and during different stages of her life it gave her the chance to have artistic experiences by conducting or singing in choirs.
Awni was born and grew up in Amman, Jordan where he studied “Industrial System Engineering” at Mutah University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. In 2020 he moved to Timisoara and now he is preparing his master’s thesis in Quality and Engineering Management at Polithenica University of Timisoara.
He is looking forward to focusing on the field of management, administrative and solving problems in an international organization like British International School. Awni has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He is also an expert in the applying the 5S method for all departments in an organization, writing 8D reports, drawing flow charts and compare the expectations with client’ satisfactions.
Family is the most important thing for Awni, and he misses them dearly. Awni is married with a Romanian woman, they love spending time in the mountains together. He also enjoys swimming and playing chess.
Daniela was born in Timisoara and she graduated at Banatul University of Timisoara, Public Relation-English. She has about 15 years of experience in Customer Service and Administrative/HR department. She is an organized, communicative and friendly person and she likes to pay attention to details.
She likes reading, especially personal development books and watching movies and documentaries on Discovery Channel.
IT System Engineer
Alina joined the BIST team in 2019 as the IT System Engineer. She graduated from the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science and is very passionate about technology.
She enjoys spending her free time in nature with friends and family. Riding the bike or fishing are two of the activities she usually does with her son.
BA – in progress
David was born in Timisoara where he studied Mechatronics and Robotics at Polithenica Timisoara. He is very passionated about the IT industry. He likes to face and solve many IT issues and find new solutions to help his colleagues.
David joined BIST as the IT support agent in February 2022. He was excited to work in a school environment. He has been working in IT industry for more than 3 years.
David is very passionated about nature therefore he has hobbies like fishing, hunting and hiking. He enjoy spending time in the mountains. He likes to play trumpet, guitar and piano in his spare time.
Andreea Hepeș joined our team as School Nurse. She is originally from Timisoara, where she attended the courses of the Post-secondary Health School becoming a general medical assistant in 2002.
Over the years she has been a nurse in the family medicine and cardiology practice. Before joining the BIST team she worked for three years in a kindergarten and International Primary School in Timisoara.
She is a communicative person, cheerful, loves children and spending time with her family.