British International School of Timisoara is an authotrised IB World School for the Diploma Programme. 

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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EDUCAȚIE DE RENUME MONDIAL ȘI CALIFICĂRI RECUNOSCUTE LA NIVEL INTERNAȚIONAL

British International School of Timișoara este prima școală cu program educațional de sorginte britanică din partea de vest a României. Școala este un proiect menit să introducă un curriculum, o nouă viziune și o filozofie inovative în educația preuniversitară din zona de vest a României.

Sistemul de educație cu rădăcini în Marea Britanie îmbină armonios un curriculum academic robust și echilibrat, de calibru internațional (limbi străine, matematică, științe, tehnologie, arte creative, științe socio-umane, educație fizică) cu o multitudine de activități extra curriculare menite să dezvolte copiii din punct de vedere social, emoțional, cultural și spiritual.

Activitatea de predare – învățare se desfășoară în limba engleză, cu excepția limbii române. Instituția noastră de învățământ angajează cadre didactice din Marea Britanie alături de care vor fi angrenați dascăli din întreaga lume, cu experiență relevantă în școli similare. Toate cadrele didactice recrutate la nivel local vor urma un program intensiv de perfecționare, menit să le ofere toate informațiile și instrumentele necesare pentru a-i ajuta să îmbrățișeze abordarea promovată prin viziunea și obiectivele noastre.

Elevii care se alătura British International School of Timișoara pășesc într-o lume fără frontiere în care oportunitățile și visele se pot dezvolta direct proporțional cu dorințele, efortul, ambiția și determinarea acestora. Elevii vor putea absolvi British International School of Timișoara cu un portofoliu bogat care oferă posibilitatea de a accesa universități de top din lume, inclusiv din România.

British International School of Timișoara a obținut statutul de Școală Internațională Cambridge și își propune să devină IB World School (Baccalaureat Internațional). Este, de asemenea, membră a Consiliului de Școli Internaționale Britanice (COBIS), care este perceput ca fiind cea mai înaltă distincție pentru o școală de curriculum britanic, din alte țări. 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 înscrie în prezent elevi cu vârste cuprinse între 4 - 16 ani (Recepție - Anul 11). În majoritatea grupelor anuale avem două grupe pe an și dorim să menținem un număr de maxim 22 elevi. Școala se va dezvolta treptat și în cele din urmă va avea trei grupe pentru fiecare an. Estimăm că putem atinge capacitatea maximă de 600 de elevi pentru această locație în 2022.

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𝗖𝗢𝗕𝗜𝗦 𝗣𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
The great Romantic nineteenth century poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge once famously observed: ‘Prose is the art of using the right words; poetry is the art of using the right words in the right order”.
BIST senior poets used the right words in the right order and shared them with us and the COBIS family. Now we share them with you.
The theme was ‘Who am I?’
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𝗖𝗢𝗕𝗜𝗦 𝗣𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
Unul din marii poeti ai secolului XIX, Samuel Taylor Coleridge afirma candva ca: “Proza este arta de a folosi cuvinte potrivite iar poezia este arta de a folosi cuvinte potrivite intr-o anumita ordine.”
Zilele trecute elevii de la British International School of Timisoara si-au afirmat creativitatea si originalitatea, prin jocuri de cuvinte, impartasindu-ne poeziile lor ce au fost inscrise la competitia “COBIS Poetry 2022 - 2023” cu tema: “Cine sunt?”
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𝗖𝗢𝗕𝗜𝗦 𝗣𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻The great Romantic nineteenth century poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge once famously observed: ‘Prose is the art of using the right words; poetry is the art of using the right words in the right order”.BIST senior poets used the right words in the right order and shared them with us and the COBIS family. Now we share them with you.The theme was ‘Who am I?’***** 𝗖𝗢𝗕𝗜𝗦 𝗣𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻Unul din marii poeti ai secolului XIX, Samuel Taylor Coleridge afirma candva ca: “Proza este arta de a folosi cuvinte potrivite iar poezia este arta de a folosi cuvinte potrivite intr-o anumita ordine.”Zilele trecute elevii de la British International School of Timisoara  si-au afirmat creativitatea si originalitatea, prin jocuri de cuvinte, impartasindu-ne poeziile lor ce au fost inscrise la competitia “COBIS Poetry 2022 - 2023”  cu tema: “Cine sunt?” #education #bist #bistcommunity #artcompetition #cobisartcompetition #COBIS #CambridgeSchool #educational #bystudentsforstudentsImage attachmentImage attachment

𝗖𝗢𝗕𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 - 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
The talent and creativity of our students has been once again revealed through this year’s entries to the annual COBIS International Art Competition.
The artwork of our students has been sent to COBIS and we are looking forward to the results.
Congratulations to all students in our school who took part in the internal competition and good luck to our finalists who are now representing the school via the COBIS network.
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𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗮 𝗱𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗮 𝗖𝗢𝗕𝗜𝗦 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮- 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯
Elevii de la British International School of Timisoara își dovedesc inca o data talentul si creativitatea prin lucrările de arta înscrise la “Competitia internationala anuala, de arta COBIS 2022-2023”. Asteptam cu nerabdare rezultatele!
Felicitări tuturor elevilor participanți la preselectii si mult succes finaliștilor care vor reprezenta scoala noastra in comunitatea COBIS.
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Calendarul și programul școlar

Amplasament Școală

Procedura de admitere

De ce British International School of Timisoara?

  • Small class sizes to support personalised learning
  • Facilități și resurse moderne.
  • Săli de clasă moderne cu laboratoare special destinate orelor de informatică, artă, teatru, muzică, științe.
  • Spațiu generos pentru educația în afara clasei, recreere și educația fizică și sport.
  • Un mediu de lucru sănătos, sigur, atractiv și stimulant.
  • Curriculum britanic oferit de Centru Internațional de Examinare Cambridge.
  • Predare în limba engleză, dar având limba română parte din curriculum.
  • Profesori din Marea Britanie și profesori internaționali cu experiență în școli similare.
  • O abordare didactică modernă în clasă și în afara orelor de curs.
  • Acreditări naționale și internaționale.
  • Încurajarea și susținerea respectului de sine și a încrederii în forțele proprii.
  • Comunicare permanentă cu părinții prin rapoarte periodice și catalog electronic.
  • Comunicare continuă deschisă cu părinții și o politică a ușilor deschise.
  • Consiliere educațională și profesională continuă, bazată pe abilitățile și pe preferințele elevilor.
  • Standarde academice riguroase.
  • Oportunități deosebite de absolvire cu un portofoliu academic recunoscut la nivel internațional.

Mesajul Directorului

Sunt încântat să vă urez bun venit la British International School of Timisoara.

Aș dori să încep prin a spune că sunt fericit și mândru să fac parte din echipa care dezvoltă în Timișoara ceea ce ne face plăcere să numim a fi „the Foundation on which our children can flourish"și anume British International School of Timisoara.

Educația constituie cel mai de preț dar pe care îl putem oferi copiilor noștri, întrucât aceasta este cheia pentru viitorul și identitatea lor. Din acest motiv, e important să ne asigurăm că tot ceea ce facem acasă ca părinți, și la școală, în calitate de dascăli, este să oferim copiilor noștri cel mai propice mediu de dezvoltare emoțională și de evoluție pe toate planurile.

 Angajamentul pe care ni-l asumăm noi, echipa BIST, este acela de a face tot ce ne stă în putință pentru a ne asigura că prin folosirea unui curriculum de sorginte britanică și a unei abordări internaționale, oferim o experiență unică atât copiilor cât și cadrelor didactice. Atmosfera primitoare, ca într-o mare familie are la bază respectul, încrederea și compasiunea.

 În cadrul BIST ne dorim ca toți membrii comunității să înțeleagă și să adere la etosul și valorile școlii. Educația este calea spre o viață fericită, plină de obiective, succes și reprezintă cel mai important aspect care contribuie la construirea unei societăți sănătoase și puternice. O educație robustă poate fi construită doar pe o fundație care combină valorile fundamentale cu regulile și reglementările in vigoare, menite să protejeze toți membrii comunității și totodată să ofere tuturor oportunități egale de dezvoltare și progres.

 Unul dintre obiectivele noastre pe termen lung este acela de a ne asigura că toți elevii vor absolvi școala ca tineri adulți educați, responsabili, independenți și fericiți. Tineri cu o abordare complexă, pozitivă și echilibrată asupra vieții, cu deprinderi, abilități, competențe și valori care le vor permite, nu doar să își clădească o viață de succes, ci și să aducă o contribuție importantă pentru comunitatea în care vor trăi. 

 Dorim ca toți elevii care vor absolvi această școală să aibă capacitatea de a-și conștientiza punctele la care excelează dar și punctele care necesită îmbunătățire, pasiunile și competențele. Mai mult, dorim ca toți elevii să învețe cum să trăiască o viață plină de sens.

BIST are la dispoziție o echipă de primă clasă, cu profesori și personal experimentat și pasionați, o conducere remarcabilă pentru a oferi impuls și îndrumare, pentru a sprijini personalul care iubește ceea ce face și oferă un sentiment real de apartenență în comunitatea BIST.

Vă invit să veniți, să ne vizitați școala, să observați modul de predare-învățare, să savurați atmosfera unică de care suntem atât de mândri. Sper că veți decide să vă alăturati comunității BIST.

Cu deosebită considerație, 

Ciprian TIPLEA
Director Academic

Consiliu Director

Consiliul British International School of Timisora joacă un rol esențial în stabilirea caracterului educațional și respectiv a viziunii după care se ghidează instituția de învățământ.

Acesta elaborează planul de dezvoltare strategică a instituției de învățământ, aprobă bugetul anual, capitalul, strategia de investiții și procedurile care vor susține procesul educațional optim al elevilor înscriși în cadrul BIST.

Organisation Chart

Ovidiu Sandor

PHD, MSc, BSc

Președinte

Dl Ovidiu Șandor este unul dintre cei mai de succes oameni de afaceri din România si este extrem de implicat de dezvoltarea comunității locale. Principalul său domeniu de activitate este domeniul imobiliar. Proiectele sale de clădiri de birouri moderne și multifuncționale, precum și zonele rezidențiale sunt recunoscute pentru flerul lor inovativ. Cunoscut pentru calitatea proiectelor sale și impactul pozitiv pe care acestea le au asupra comunității, Ovidiu Șandor a câștigat numeroase premii, inclusiv EY – Antreprenorul anului - în 2019. Pe lângă implicarea sa în industria construcțiilor, domnul Șandor este implicat și în proiecte civice. Bienala Art Encounters este foarte cunoscută la nivel local și are un impact semnificativ asupra comunității timișorene și a zonelor învecinate.

După cum mărturisește, implementarea unei educații internaționale de top, prin deschiderea British International School of Timisoara, în vestul României, este un proiect special și aparte. Domnul Șandor este principalul fondator al BIST și Președintele Consiliului Director. El este implicat în mod activ în dezvoltarea strategică a școlii și, împreună cu Consiliul Director și echipa de conducere executivă a școlii, dorește să pună bazele celei mai bune școli din țară și să creeze un centru de excelență în materie de educație.

Dl. Șandor poate fi contactat prin intermediul școlii la adresa de email: office@britishschool-timisoara.ro

Sorin Maxim

BA, BSc

Membru

Sorin Maxim este o persoană cunoscuta si extrem de implicată in dezvoltarea a o serie de proiecte benefice pentru comunitatea de vest a tarii. Sorin Maxim oferă o experiență și o expertiză semnificativă în ceea ce privește gestionarea și supravegherea unui proiect complex precum acesta. In cariera sa profesionala a îndeplinit diverse funcții în industria afacerilor, inclusiv președinte, consultant și lector. Expertiza sa include cunoștințe legate de legislație și dezvoltare regională, contribuind la facilitarea birocrației complexe și a protocoalelor necesare pentru înființarea școlii.

Sorin Maxim crede cu tărie în puterea educației; a conștientizat importanța unei educații solide prin numeroasele sale călătorii în Europa, asociații de afaceri și implicarea în diverse comitete. Mai mult decât atât, Sorin Maxim este profund interesat de implementarea cu succes a acestei instituții educaționale. Își pune la dispoziție toate abilitățile sale diplomatice și toate cunoștințele legate de reglementări și finanțare pentru a asigura o trecere lentă spre funcționarea efectivă a școlii și spre crearea acelei instituții pe care a vizualizat-o la momentul fondării.

Sorin Maxim poate fi contactat prin intermediul școlii la adresa de email: office@britishschool-timisoara.ro

Animona Hutu

MSc, BSc

Membru

Doamna Animona Huțu, membru al consiliului director al școlii noastre, are o experiență managerială îndelungată. Președinte a unei companii românești cu tradiție, a reușit să îmbine, cu succes, munca cu voluntariatul, fiind timp de 7 ani Președinte al Federației Române de Badminton, perioadă în care a implementat un important proiect al sportului școlar, Shuttle Time, prin care, cu ajutorul învățătorilor, profesorilor și directorilor de școală, badmintonul a ajuns în peste 250 de școli din țară.

Animona are și experiență didactică, colaborând în trecut, în calitate de tutore, la cursurile de management organizate de o firmă parteneră cu Open University din Marea Britanie.

Din dorința de a-și aduce o contribuție continuă în formarea și dezvoltarea noilor generații, s-a alăturat proiectului nostru, fiind unul dintre fondatorii școlii noastre.

Animona este unul din cei care cred cu tărie în importanța sportului, ca instrument pentru formarea caracterului și ambițiilor copilului și ca instrument de dezvoltare a relațiilor interumane pozitive, a calităților de leader si a capacității de muncă în echipă.

Dna. Huțu poate fi contactată prin intermediul școlii la adresa de email: office@britishschool-timisoara.ro

Ciprian Țiplea (Director Academic) și Alina Barna (Director Financiar) sunt parte din echipa fondatoare și au un rol activ în dezvoltarea strategică a școlii. Găsiți detalii despre ei la secțiunea - Echipa de management a școlii.

Echipa de management a școlii

Ciprian ȚIPLEA

PGCE, BSc, MEd

Director Academic  

Ciprian s-a alăturat echipei noastre încă din faza de concepere a proiectului, implicându-se în mod activ în pregătirea deschiderii școlii. Este originar din Timișoara, unde a urmat şi cursurile universitare devenind profesor de matematică în 2001. Ciprian a părăsit Timişoara în 2002 şi de atunci și-a îmbogățit experiența activând ca profesor, dar și ocupând diferite funcții manageriale în sectorul educațional de sorginte britanică. A avut oportunitatea de a-și exercita profesia în cadrul unor școli internaționale din București, dar și în sectorul educațional privat din Marea Britanie.

Experiența sa în leadership-ul și managementul școlilor internaționale însumează 12 ani. Timp de 9 ani a ocupat funcția de director academic al unei prestigioase școli din București având curriculum britanic. În ultimii cinci ani a obținut titlul de master în Managementul Educației, iar recent, Cambridge Education Inspectorate i-a acordat statutul de Inspector pentru școlile britanice din afara Regatului Unit (British Schools Overseas Inspector).

Contact: headofschool@britishschool-timisoara.ro

Bogdan N. LAZAR

PGCE, BA, BSc, MA, MEd

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.

În cariera sa, Bogdan s-a specializat în predarea programelor Cambridge și IB și a deținut funcții de management, de la șef catedră până la director de școală. În plus, Bogdan a avut oportunitatea deosebită să activeze, cu normă parțială, ca profesor universitar asociat la o universitate de prestigiu. Bogdan este, de asemenea, examinator IB și îi place să marcheze scripturi de examen sau să modereze componentele evaluate intern. Calificările sale includ o diplomă de licență (Hons), un PGCE și un master; deține, de asemenea, un certificat de statut calificat de profesor din Regatul Unit și a absolvit recent un curs de educație globală din Statele Unite. Fiind convins de faptul că învățăm pe tot parcursul vieții, el a decis să-și continue educația urmând o a doua diplomă de licență într-o universitate elvețiană.

Bogdan este pasionat de călătorii și este un automobilist convins, mărturisind că mersul cu motocicleta pe străzile aglomerate ale Chinei și condusul pe autostrăzile din Germania sunt două mici lucruri care îi vor lipsi în Romania.

Bogdan is married and has a 12-year-old daughter in Year 8.

Claire BITHELL

PGCE, BA

Director Școala Primară

Claire joined our school as a Year 1 teacher in August 2019. She has been working in education for 31 years, the majority of this time as a Primary class teacher. 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 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 took over as Head of Primary in August 2020.

Claire is a proud mother of 4 amazing children. Her two older children are living and studying in the UK. The eldest has successfully completed a BA (Hons) and working to fund her move to a Masters, whilst her son is studying for a degree in the Arts in Birmingham. Her youngest two girls attend BIST, both in Secondary School.

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.

Paul JENNINGS

PGCE, BA

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 consideră că educația este esențială pentru asigurarea succesului viitor al elevului: integritatea, coerența, respectul, curiozitatea, creativitatea, implicarea în comunitate și determinarea vor sta la baza noii generații de elevi BIST.
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. He believes 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.

În viața personală, pasiunile lui Paul includ gătitul, drumețiile, plimbarea cu bicicleta, cinematografia mondială, literatura și este un suporter înfocat al echipei Manchester United.

 Our World Class Teachers

Profesori Școala Primară

Manuela CONSTANTIN

PGCE, BA, EYFS Certificate

Coordonator Grupa Pregătitoare 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.

Manuela aduce la BIST experiența și pasiunea de a se implica cu dragoste și căldură în procesul de dezvoltare al copiilor în primii ani de școală.

Manuelei îi place să călătorească, să citească și să meargă la cinema.

Andreea LAZAR

PGCE, BA, MA, TESOL

Key Stage 1 Coordinator and Primary School Teacher 

Andreea se alătură școlii noastre de la International School on the Rhine, o școală internațională de prestigiu din Germania. Andreea are experiență de peste 15 ani în școli internaționale din China, Germania, Statele Unite ale Americii și România, fiind calificată să predea atât în Marea Britanie cât și SUA.

Andreea și-a început cariera didactică în Statele Unite ale Americii. Ea s-a specializat în predarea programelor de studiu internaționale britanice și americane. Andreea a absolvit Facultatea de Psihologie și Științele Educației de la Universitatea din București în 2005, deținând și o diploma de master în psihologie.

Andreea is married and has a 12-year-old daughter in Year 8.

Emma BRAY

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.

Charlotte BANERJEE

PGCE, BA

Upper Key Stage 2 Coordinator and Primary School Teacher

Charlotte este absolventă a Universității din Londra și a obținut diploma de licență în lingvistică. Parte a programului de studii i-a oferit oportunitatea să studieze și în Beijing. Charlotte a finalizat modulul pedagogic la University of Leicester din Marea Britanie, unde a și a predat timp de 2 ani și a coordonat catedra de limbi moderne. Ulterior s-a mutat la o școală internațională britanică din Polonia și acum așteaptă cu nerăbdare să se alăture echipei BIST.

Charlotte este pasionată de crearea unui mediu de învățare care facilitează dezvoltarea holistică a copiilor, iar în planificarea orelor include o serie de elemente creative și atractive menite să stimuleze curiozitatea și interesul copiilor.

În timpul liber Charlotte este pasionată de lectură, muzică și călătorii. De asemenea, îi place să cunoască limba și cultura locurilor pe care le vizitează.

Edward BITHELL

PGCE, BSc

Primary School Teacher

Edward has been at BIST since 2019 and works as a Key Stage 2 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.

În ultimii nouă ani, Edward a activat ca învățător și membru al echipei manageriale în școli internaționale din cadrul comunității militare britanice în Germania, lucrând cu elevi cu vârste între 5 și 11 ani. Edward este pasionat de educația în aer liber și a urmat cursuri de dezvoltare profesională privind implementarea acestui concept în școli. Una din dorințele și obiectivele lui este să integreze mediul înconjurător și natura în actul educațional pentru a le arăta copiilor relevanța noțiunilor teoretice studiate la clasă și pentru a îmbunătăți procesul de învățare.

Emma DAVISON

PGCE, TEFL, BA

Primary School Teacher 

Emma este originară dintr-o localitate situată în nord-estul Angliei, unde a și urmat școala până la vârsta de 18 ani. A obținut diploma de licență la University of Central Lancashire, iar mai apoi și-a completat modulul pedagogic la University of Liverpool. Pe parcursul carierei ei de peste 20 de ani, Emma a avut oportunitatea de a preda în școli internaționale din Asia, Africa și Europa. Emma s-a specializat în lucrul cu elevii de nivel preșcolar și școlar. Totodată a deținut diverse roluri manageriale la ciclul primar.

În timpul liber, Emma călătorește împreună cu soțul ei și îi place să exploreze frumusețile naturii. Emma este nerăbdătoare să descopere Romania și Europa de Est.

Daniela ENE

PGCE, BA, MA

Primary School Teacher

Daniela este din București și are o experiență de peste nouăsprezece ani în școli internaționale la ciclul primar. Ea se alătură echipei BIST ca profesor la Anul 4. După obținerea calificării de învățător la școala primară, a absolvit Facultatea de Drept și Facultatea de Psihologie în București. Continuând procesul de dezvoltare profesională, Daniela a obținut și o diplomă de master în Psihologia Educațională și Consiliere Școlară în București.

Pe parcursul carierei, Daniela a avut oportunitatea să experimenteze atât sistemul de educație britanic, cât și cel american. De-a lungul anilor, s-a implicat activ într-o multitudine de activități, ceea ce i-a oferit posibilitatea să dezvolte competențe în domenii variate, în plus față de activitatea la clasă: consilierea elevilor, programe de suport pentru elevi cu nevoi de învățare speciale, organizarea evenimentelor școlare, precum și săptămâni tematice. Danielei îi place să citească, este un mare promotor al stilului de viață sănătos și al abordării Growth Mindset în educație și în viață, în general.

Anthony MOORE

PGCE, BA

Primary School Teacher 

Anthony este din Luton, Anglia, unde a absolvit studiile universitare și a obținut calificarea de profesor în învățământul primar. Și-a început cariera de profesor în orașul său natal, iar după 5 ani a decis să lucreze în școli internaționale călătorind în Praga și apoi București. Anthony este adeptul unui stil de predare și învățare prin care copiii sunt stimulați și încurajați să se implice, să exploreze și să se dezvolte emoțional și academic.

În timpul liber, Anthony petrece timp cu familia, călătorește și iubește sportul. Anthony așteaptă cu nerăbdare să descopere frumusețea care se găsește în vestul României.

Kirsty HEGYI

PGCE LLB 

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.

Melissa GHELMAN

PGCE, BA, BSc, MA, MEd

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.

Adam HEGYI

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.

Nicola RALPH

PGCE, BA

Primary School Teacher and Whole School Wellbeing Coordinator

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.

Profesori de Specialitate Școala Primară

Mark MANUELL

PGCE, BA

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

PGCE, BA

Head of Romanian (Primary School) and Teacher of Romanian Language

În anul 1994 Adelina a absolvit cursurile Liceului Pedagogic „Carmen Sylva” din Timișoara, iar în 1999 a obținut licența în filologie la Facultatea de Litere, Filosofie și Istorie, în cadrul Universității de Vest, Timișoara.
Are o experiență de 25 de ani în învățământul primar, ani în care a format și educat 6 generații de elevi cu vârste cuprinse între 6 și 11 ani, la Colegiul Național Bănățean.

În activitatea cu elevii a urmărit tot timpul să le cultive creativitatea, să le descopere și să le evidențieze aptitudinile și talentul, ca mai apoi să aplice învățământul pentru fiecare, bazat pe dezvoltarea inteligenței emoționale. Pe lângă profesia de dascăl, Adelina este un mentor, un bun consilier, un susținător al copilului, ca acesta să poată porni cu încredere, în felul lui, pe drumul cunoașterii.
În plan personal este pasionată de călătorii, pentru a descoperi locuri și oameni și îi plac întâlnirile cu prietenii. Este nerăbdătoare să facă parte din echipa BIST, unde va veni cu un bagaj de ambiție, creativitate, experiență și optimism.

Ungra GIURONIU

PGCE, BA, MA

Profesor de limba română

Ungra is originally from Targu-Jiu and has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Romanian language.
She graduated from Faculty of Letters, History and Theology at  “West University of Timișoara în 2018. În addition she has a  Master’s degree in translation theory and practice within the same university.
She has experience in teaching at prestigious Secondary schools in Timisoara and obtained the “Titularization” exam for the Romanian education system.
Ungra considers that the teacher is the one who can experiment with various methods in order to reach the sensibility of the educated and thus his pedagogical vocation to be realised.
In her spare time, Ungra loves music, is passionate about panpipes and she also likes reading, traveling and going to the theatre.

Cosmin CINDEA

PGCE, BA

Profesor de Educație Fizică și Sport

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.

Cristina MUNTEANU

BA

Teacher of Romanian Language (Non-Native)

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.

Profesori Gimnaziu

Benjamin SHORTEN

MA (hons)

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.

A studiat Educația pentru Școala Primară la Universitatea Dundee din Marea Britanie și a lucrat de la absolvire ca învățător la ciclul primar în sistemul de învățământ scoțian.
Benjamin este un jucător pasionat de rugby, fotbal și iubește educația fizică și matematica.

Edward NORMAN

PGCE, BA, MA

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.

Jane MIHALACHE

PGCE, BA

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.

De-a lungul anilor, Jane a avut ocazia să-și dezvolte pasiunea pentru educația holistică, cu un accent puternic pe îngrijirea pastorală. A lucrat la o serie de inițiative, de exemplu, incluzând dimensiuni globale în curriculum, organizând și derulând excursii educaționale internaționale, programe de schimb cultural pentru elevi, implicare comunitară, zile tematice, programe de îndrumare, organizarea de conferințe tip Națiunile Unite, adunări școlare și spectacole.În afara învățământului, Jane continuă să-și urmărească interesele în viață. Interesul ei pentru călătoriile culturale și istorice continuă să influențeze propriile proiecte creative personale.

Simeon POLLARD

PGCE, BA

Student Supervisor / Cover Teacher / Data Manager

Simeon has joined BIST as a student support teacher for the Diploma IB course and as a Data Manager. Previous to this he has worked in Singapore, Malawi, France and the UK as a MYP and DP Design Teacher along with being a Pastoral Coordinator.

Simeon started teaching in 2004 in the UK after passing his P.G.C.E at St Lukes College Exeter. Previous to this Simeon worked as Mechanical Design and Fabrication Engineer in the UK, Netherlands and USA. He went to the University of the West of England where he read Mechanical Engineering and passed with a BEng Honours Degree.

He spent his formative years in the southwest of England and enjoys outdoor activities such as Surfing, Mountain
Biking and Skiing.

Diana STĂNICĂ

PGCE, BSc, MA

Head of Mathematics / ICT and Teacher of Mathematics

Diana s-a alăturat echipei British International School of Timișoara în calitate de profesor de matematică și informatică. Diana a absolvit studiile Universității de Vest din Timișoara obținând o diplomă de licență în Matematică și Informatică. După absolvire, ea a predat matematică timp de patru ani în școli generale din România. Înainte de aceasta, a decis să încerce sistemul de învățământ britanic și s-a mutat la Londra pentru a preda matematica elevilor din ciclul gimnazial, la o școală multiculturală din Dagenham.

În ultimii cinci ani, Diana a lucrat în sistemul școlar britanic cu elevi cu vârste cuprinse între 11 și 16 ani. Are experiență în pregătirea elevilor pentru examenele IGCSE și a reușit să asigure elevilor săi rezultate foarte bune la examene în ultimii ani.
Diana este pasionată de lectură, jocuri logice și grădinărit.

Silviu NĂSTASE

PGCE, BSc, MA, PHD

Assistant IB Coordinator / Exam Officer și Profesor de Științe 

Silviu s-a alăturat echipei British International School of Timișoara în calitate de profesor de științe, cu responsabilități în coordonarea sistemului de examinare Cambridge, precum și a orarului academic. Înainte de a se alătura echipei noastre, a lucrat la o școală internațională britanică în București unde a predat elevilor din Stagiile 3, 4 și 5. Silviu a obținut diploma de Licență și Master în Chimie la Universitatea din București și a continuat studiile de doctorat în cadrul aceleiași instituții.

În calitate de cercetător al Universității din București și al Universității Politehnica din București, a publicat numeroase articole științifice în reviste internaționale, a fost implicat în mai multe proiecte internaționale și a beneficiat de burse de studiu la Universität Karlsruhe (Germania), Universitatea din Manchester (Marea Britanie) și Universitatea din Pavia (Italia).
Lui Silviu îi place să citească și să facă ciclism, una dintre cele mai mari pasiuni ale sale fiind fotografia.

Raluca BEMBE

PGCE, BA, MA, PHD

Head of Romanian (Secondary School), Assistant CAIE Exam Officer, Teacher of Romanian Language 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.

De-a lungul anilor, Raluca a avut ocazia să lucreze cu elevi de toate vârstele: cu preșcolari, predând limba engleză la diferite grădinițe, a predat limba română în școli primare și licee, iar în mediul universitar, limba română ca limbă străină.
Raluca este pasionată de teatru și este pregătită să-i implice pe elevi în evenimente culturale locale.

Kristina DANCIU

PGCE, BA, MA

Teacher of English Language and TOK Coordinator

Kristina s-a născut și a crescut în New York(Statele Unite ale Americii) unde a terminat liceul.
A absolvit Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara, obținând o diplomă de licență în Limba și Literatura Engleză și Sârbă. De asemenea, Kristina a finalizat un master la Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara în Teoria și practica traducerilor (română - engleză). În plus, dețineCertificat de Predarea Limbii Engleze ca limbă străină (TEFL) și un Certificat în predarea limbii engleze pentru studenții tineri.

Înainte de a se alătura echipei BIST, Kristina a lucrat cu copii de 3 - 13 ani care au invățat limba engleză ca a doua limbă.
Kristina adoră să citească, să petreacă timp în aer libe și să vizioneze filme. De asemenea, este pasionată de artă. Îi place să predea lecții care provocă gândirea și creativitatea.

Sarah FLOREA

PGCE, BA, MA, BSc

Teacher of English Language

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!

Jane HAINSWORTH

PGCE, BSc

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!

Helen HADWEN

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.

William WILSON

PGCE, BSc

Teacher of English Language 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.

Mark LIPSCOMB

PGCE, BSc

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.

Nicole WARMERDAM

PGCE, BSc

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. 

Marinko PETKOVIC

PGCE, BSc, MS

Head of Science and 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.

Profesional motto

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!“

Annette POLLARD

PGCE, BSc (Hons)

Profesor de Științe

Annette joins us at BIST as a secondary school Biology teacher. She was born and educated in the UK and lived mainly in the South West of England; graduating from the University of Exeter (BSc Hons) and Bristol University (PGCE). She taught for many years’ in the British system before widening her experience through teaching in International Schools; working in Africa and Asia. She has taught all ages from 11 – 18 and all the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics As well as Environmental Science) Over the years she has had various additional roles including responsibility for years 12 and 13 and also for a number of years recently as department head of a very successful Science Department. She has experience with teaching GCSE/IGCSE and A’levels as well as the International Baccalaureate MYP and DP programmes and has also worked as an expert marker for a UK exam board as well as acting as a mentor for student and newly qualified teachers.

She loves to encourage students to be curious about the world and to achieve the best they can. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring nature as well as swimming, skiing and surfing. She is married with a daughter.

Timothy GREENWAY

PGCE, BA

Profesor de Științe

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.

John KELLY

PGCE, BSc

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.

Patrick PEREZ

PGCE, BA, MA

Profesor de informatică

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.

Arnold BALAZS

PGCE, BA, MA

Lab Techinician / Teacher of Science

Arnold is from Timisoara and he is excited to be part of the British International School of Timisoara. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of West Timisoara, specializing in Biology and he also has a Master’s degree in Developmental Biology.

He has a true passion for working with our youngest learners. Due to the dedication, he was able to guide successfully each student in all areas of their development, both academic and social.

Away from the classroom, Arnold is fairly active as a musician, also enjoys sports and spending time outside in nature.

Alina BARNA

PGCE, BA, ACCA 

Financial Officer and IB Business Management Teacher

Alina joined our team as a volunteer this during spring 2018 and worked closely with her colleagues on the implementation of this project. She has over 12 years’ experience in financial audit and consultancy, as well as financial reporting and is currently part of the IB Team as Business Management Teacher.

A avut ocazia să experimenteze pentru o perioadă de un an modul de viaţă din Canada precum şi cel din Germania la Universitatea Regensburg. Alina este membru ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants din Marea Britanie.

Luminita BERECZKI

BBA, MA

IB CAS Coordinator and IB Business Management Teacher

Luminita joined our team as Personal Assistant for the School Leadership Team. Soon after has took on the events coordinator role and is now part of the IB team as the CAS Coordinator and Business Management Teacher.

She is really fond of the British Educational System as she got to experience it since Primary School. Four years in a row, she took part in the student exchange programme organised between Vasile Alecsandri Highschool and Bishop`s Stortford College in UK.

Originally from Iasi, she moved to Timisoara eleven years ago and is now established here. She has a vast experience in sales, marketing and customer care, achieved in different lines of work: hospitality, advertising and online market research. Luminita has a Bachelor`s Degree in European Studies and International Relations and a Master`s Degree in The Management and Marketing of the Organization from Romanian -American University in Bucharest.

Fire sociabilă și mereu pozitivă, Luminița este pasionată de dans și își dorește să inspire cât mai mulți oameni să practice această formă de comunicare și autocunoaștere.

Elena BĂLGRĂDEAN

BA – in progress

IB Librarian

Elena joined our team as administrative support and is currently the IB Librarian. During her studies she was a member of an NGO for 5 years and 2 years in its management, being largely responsible for the administration and human resources of the organisation.

În ultimii ani, a lucrat în cadrul unei companii internaţionale predând limba engleză online.
Elena este o persoana sociabilă căreia îi place să citească, să viziteze ţări noi, iar timpul liber îl petrece în natură împreună cu familia sau prietenii.

Profesori învățământ primar, gimnazial și liceal

Karina GHEORGHE

PGCE, BA

Teacher of German Language

A absolvit Universitatea de Vest Timișoara în anul 2008 cu specializarea în Limba și Literatura Germană că limba principală și Limba și Literatura Engleză ca limbă secundară. În anul 2010 a absolvit masteratul - Germana în context european – Studii interdisciplinare și multiculturale. Începând cu anul 2008 a făcut parte din echipa de cadre didactice ale Centrului Cultural German Timișoara având șansa să se formeze alături de colegii experimentați în predarea limbii germane ca limba străină ai CCG precum și să particip atât la specializări interne cu privire la formarea metodico-didactică cât și la cele organizate de către Goethe-Institut București. Pe lângă posibilitatea de a preda limba germana că limba străină a activat și ca examinator pentru examenele de limba germană în vederea obținerii unui certificat de competenta lingvistica organizate de către Goethe-Institut în cadrul Centrului Cultural German Timișoara.

Începând cu anul 2018 s-a desprins de Centrul Cultural German și predă în continuare limba germană în mod independent.

Anca URSOI

PGCE, BA, 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.

Doina CARASAN

PGCE, BA

Teacher of French Language

Doinița  was born in Băile Herculane and moved to Timisoara in 2010, when she started studying at  “Carmen Sylva” Pedagogical High School.
She obtained her Cambridge Advanced English Certificate (CAE) in 2015 and graduated from Faculty of Applied Modern Languages in 2018, at West University of Timisoara.
Her passion for teaching and children started in high school when she also decided to be a volunteer for two years at “Save the Children” Foundation.
She loves spending her spare time in nature, with friends, taking long walks or even gardening sometimes.

Beatrice TRIPSA

PGCE, BA, MA

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.

Silvana PILIPETI

BA

Teacher of Spanish Language and EAL

Silvana is a positive and determined person, with an 8-year experience in teaching English to young children. She is extremely excited to join the BIST team, seeing it as a great opportunity to evolve and continue to learn, better herself in the field of teaching and, most importantly, being there to guide and inspire pupils to become people who, one day, will also choose to define and inspire other characters and values.

Silvana had the opportunity to graduate secondary school in the United Kingdom, where she lived for 5 years and therefore, has experienced both the advantages and disadvantages of two different educational systems and would like to share what she has learned with others. She believes that the role of the teacher is to make teaching attractive and pleasant for the learner, to combine theory with practice, facilitate learning and find ways to stimulate the pupils’ desire to learn, be actively involved and enjoy everything they gain through the whole process. It is very important to help children find motivation and desire to explore and enhance their strengths and therefore, be able to reach their full potential.

In her free time, Silvana loves to go hiking in the mountains especially because she misses the times when she used to take part in orienteering national and international competitions, as a young child. She believes that participation is sports helps to build character, encourages emotional growth and teaches children the value of respect, dedication, teamwork and courage. She also loves spending time with her children, travelling, reading, dancing and gardening.

Alina Iozefina MANEA

PGCE, BA, MA

Teacher of French Language

Alina Iozefina Manea is joining the British International School of Timișoara as a French teacher. She graduated from the West University of Timișoara with a Bachelor’s degree in French philology and she studied for a Master’s degree in cultural policy and project management. She has worked in both state and private education teaching French and Romanian to middle and high school students but also to Romanian and foreign adults.

La nivel personal, Alina consideră că învățarea este un proces continuu pe tot parcursul vieții, atât elevii cât și profesorii fiind implicați în permanență în procesul de cunoaștere și învățare. Este adepta unui stil de predare în care se promovează activ valorile școlii, creativitatea, explorarea și implicarea activă a copiilor.

Nicoleta RUSU

PGCE, BA

Teacher of German Language

Nicoleta is a German teacher with many years of experience, having taught various age groups, spanning from elementary school to high school, as well as having taught private courses to people of any age. In 2000 she graduated from the West University in her hometown of Timișoara and moved to Germany after a short stint of teaching German as a foreign language in Romanian schools. In Germany she taught German to immigrants looking to assimilate the German language and culture with great success.

Upon her return to Romania, Nicoleta worked for prestigious schools in Timișoara, such as the German speaking school Nikolas Lenau and “Colegiul Național Bănățean.” In 2020 she moved her activity to the private sector, offering online courses to people looking to learn German and preparing them for the TELC-Exam, which evaluates levels of proficiency in the German language and whose certificate is officially recognized throughout the German speaking countries.

Nicoleta’s strongest asset is communicating with and teaching people of various ages and backgrounds, almost always being able to find a common denominator between herself and her students.

Alisa SOHOREANU

PGCE, BA, MA

Head of Modern Foreign Languages (Secondary School) and Teacher of Spanish Language

Alisa a început călătoria aceasta a predatului încă din primul an de facultate. A locuit în Spania o perioadă, timp în care a urmat un master de traduceri și interpretare și a predat limba engleză prin spaniolă copiilor din ciclul primar. Este pasionată de citit, de călătorit și bineînțeles de spaniolă și își dorește să le insufle și copiilor această pasiune pentru limba și cultura spaniolă. Îi place să predea într-o atmosferă prietenoasă, deschisă și plină de veselie.

Mihai BÎZGAN

GCE, BA, MA, PhD – în curs de desfășurare

Profesor de muzică

Mihai Bîzgan este născut în Timişoara unde a urmat studii de specialitate la Colegiul Naţional de Artă „Ion Vidu" Timişoara în perioada 2002- 2014. În 2014 este admis la Conservatorul de Muzică din Timişoara în cadrul Universităţii de Vest unde obține licenţa în anul 2018. În present, urmează studii de master la Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara. Pianist, clarinetist şi compozitor, Mihai se face remarcat pe plan naţional şi internațional în domeniul muzical prin premii, compoziţii şi concerte. Din anul 2008 până în prezent, a câștigat numeroase competiţii muzicale, premii şi s-a bucurat de aprecierea publicului.
Din anul 2014 şi până în prezent, a predat muzica în mai multe instituţii de învăţământ din Timişoara şi a fost colaborator în diferite proiecte sociale şi de dezvoltare a elevului prin muzică.

În anul 2013, împreună cu band-ul său, devine parte a Televiziunii Române prin participarea ca trupă principală într-o emisiune de cultură.
Mihai loves art and music, and this is want he wants to pass on to the children.

Adriana MOCUȚA

PGCE, BA, MA

Profesor de arte plastice

Adriana este din Deva, România. A absolvit Facultatea de Arte şi Studii Postuniversitare, secția Grafică în Timişoara, în cadrul UVT. S-a alăturat echipei BIST în calitate de profesoară de Arte pentru anii 7, 8 şi 9.

În ultimii opt ani, a predat arte ca materie opțională în grădinițe, after school, şcoli de stat şi cluburi private pentru copii. A lucrat cu copii cu vârste între 3 și 14 ani.
Deasemenea, a susținut ateliere de arte în tabere pentru copii.Crede cu tărie că orice copil poate crea când se simte liber şi încrezător.
Pasiunile ei sunt copiii, arta şi designul interior

Cosmin CIORICIU

PGCE, BA

Profesor de Educație Fizică și Sport

Cosmin s-a alăturat echipei British International School of Timişoara în calitate de professor de educaţie fizică şi sport. Absolvent al Universităţii de Vest din Timişoara, specializarea educaţie fizică, promoţia 2000, a lucrat în ultimii ani în învăţământ, predând la toate categoriile de vârstă.

După o colaborare de 6 ani cu Federaţia Română de Rugby, în calitate de antrenor al loturilor naţionale de juniori, și-a fundamentat predarea pe valorile jocului de rugby: respect, integritate, disciplină, pasiune şi solidaritate.

Asistenți la clasă – Școala Primară

Beatrice POLLARD

Advanced Certificate – in progress

Teaching Assistant

Beatrice was born in Barnstaple, England. She has lived in and worked in Malawi and Singapore. She is currently finishing her education with Wolsey hall college.

Her passion for working with children started in High school where she volunteered to teach kids at a riding stables and help people improve their English in Malawi.

She began with private tutoring but enjoys all aspects of the primary level education. She also enjoys reading, spending time with animals and writing.

Alina MUNTEANU

BA

Teaching Assistant

Alina studied at the German high school Nikolaus Lenau in Timisoara and afterwards she pursued Sociology studies at University of West in the same city.

During her school years she used to take part in one of Timisoara’s youth theatre groups, this community having helped her to focus on equality and diversity.

She is very passionate when it comes to human connection as she worked with many types of people. She started learning to understand them very easily thanks to her being a really joyful and empathetic person.

Since childhood she used to travel especially through nature therefore she developed the passion for hiking and biking.

Mario ORBAN

BA, MA

Teaching Assistant

Mario graduated Drama and Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge and also has a master’s degree in Communication, culture and media obtained at Coventry University, England.

He is passioned about art, music, history, mythology, science and old cinematography.

While in university, he worked with a few independent film companies and published an E-book after graduating his master’s degree on American Politics.

Pedro CABRAL

PGCE, BA

Teaching Assistant

Pedro is originally from Spain, comes from a Spanish/Portuguese family and is very excited to be part of our school. He studied his Bachelor Degree in Spain. While studying in university he had the opportunity to spend part of his educational years in countries like Bulgaria or Lithuania and internships in England and Spain. He has been working as a kindergarten and primary school teacher in various countries where he had wonderful experiences. as a teacher in international schools, in countries like:Turkey and volunteer teacher in the middle east and also has an online teacher for students from various countries.

He respects diversity, cultures, thinks “outside the box” and is excited by the smallest things in life.

He likes to learn new things everyday and has a passion for acting, singing and dancing.

Ana MAFTEI

BA – in progress

Teaching Assistant

Ana graduated from Colegiul National Banatean Timisoara, Philology profile. She has experience in working with students from the previous schools where she worked at.

She is a certified artist and presently a student at Babes Bolyai University where she studies Special Psychopedagogy. She is a dedicated person and believes in the principle: “the best thing you can do for the children is to believe in them.”

On a personal level, she is passionate about everything related to art, cars and motorcycles and in her spare time she enjoys riding her motorcycle or making portraits.

Teona DAVID

PGCE, BA – in progress

Teaching Assistant

Teona se alătură echipei noastre ca asistent de profesor pentru grupa pregătitoare. A absolvit Liceul Pedagogic „Carmen Sylva” din Timișoara, profilul Filologie și este în prezent studentă în anul III la Psihologie în cadrul Universității de Vest din Timișoara.

Munca în echipă și colaborarea sunt atuurile ei și este dornică să cunoască oameni noi și să-și facă prieteni.

Oana STRÎMBEANU

PGCE, BA, MA

Teaching Assistant

Oana este absolventă a Facultăţii de Psihologie şi Sociologie, specializarea Pedagogie din cadrul Universităţii de Vest din Timişoara, master în Educaţie integrată şi Consiliere Psihopedagogică. Oana și-a început cariera în învăţământul preşcolar privat acum opt ani, într-o şcoală internaţională, şi a lucrat cu copii cu vârste cuprinse între 3 şi 6 ani.

Din experienţa ei cu copiii a învăţat că toţi sunt buni, isteţi, dar diferiţi, astfel că dascălii trebuie să se adapteze copiilor, şi nu invers.
Din experiența sa cu copiii a învățat că toți sunt buni, inteligenți, dar diferiți, astfel încât profesorii trebuie să se adapteze după copii și nu invers.
Consideră că jocul, empatia, afecţiunea şi zâmbetul dascălului sunt primordiale în educaţia timpurie şi nu numai.
În plan personal, îi place să petreacă timpul cu familia, prietenii, să citească şi să călătorească.

Romina GURAN

PGCE, BA

Teaching Assistant

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.

Din 2007 până în vara anului 2019, a lucrat la grădinița Primii Pași din Timișoara ca profesor în învățământul preșcolar. Adoră să lucreze cu copiii și consideră că e deosebit de frumos să ai puterea să îi modelezi. Motto-ul după care s-a ghidat și se ghidează e următorul: „Învaţă-l pe copil calea pe care trebuie s-o urmeze şi, când va crește, nu se va abate de la ea”.
În timpul liber, îi place să citească, să viziteze locuri noi, să confecționeze decoruri folosind tehnica filigramului și să participe la cursuri de dansuri de societate și înot.

Alexandra RECĂȘAN

BA, MA

Teaching Assistant

După o experiență de peste 10 ani în industria comunicării și a publicității, Alexandra a luat decizia unei reorientări în carieră, motivată de pasiunea pentru educație. Ea se alătură echipei noastre ca asistent la clasă pentru ciclul primar.
Alexandra este licențiată în Publicitate și Relații Publice în cadrul SNSPA, București. De-a lungul carierei sale a acumulat o experiență generoasă în zona creativității și a gândirii alternative. În prezent, urmează cursurile de formare în Mentalitate Deschisă în Educație, susținute de Institutul Arbinger.

Totodată, este implicată în activități de voluntariat din domeniul educației, unde susține ateliere pentru dezvoltarea socio-emoțională și morală a copiilor.
Alexandra crede în puterea relațiilor trainice învățător-elev, ca motivație pentru dragostea de învățare și pentru dezvoltarea deplină a potențialului copiilor.

Denisa STOIAN

BA, MA

Teaching Assistant

Denisa graduated from The West University of Timisoara with a Bachelor’s degree in Romanian/English and also a Master’s degree in American Studies.

Studying and teaching English is her passion. She has over three years’ experience in teaching English to students aged between three and fifteen in prestigious public schools in Timisoara. She has also passed the English tenure exam for the Romanian educational system.

At the moment, one of her interests is in studying Piaget, Erikson and Montessori’s theories, while also trying to apply the concepts on a daily basis.

She is a mom of a two-year old daughter whom she loves to play and spend time with. She is enthusiastic about travelling, arts and crafts, reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with her family and friends.

Tamara KELEMEN

PGCE, BA, MA, TEFL

Teaching Assistant

Tamara finished her BA in Serbian language and World literature in Serbia at the University of Novi Sad. She worked for several years as a teacher in her country where she taught in primary and secondary schools and organized and executed many extracurricular activities. After being involved in different international volunteer projects she left for Portugal where she was a full-time volunteer on a European Commission project as an educator for children 3-15 years old. She moved to Belgium afterward, where she worked as a babysitter and a nanny for international families, and as she says- she loved that job! Later on, she finished her MA in Art & Culture in the Netherlands, with a specialization in Cultural Education (pedagogy and educational psychology, art). After years of working in museums, galleries, and with online photography, she decided to get back to her true passion – teaching and working with children.

Tamara thinks that children are our future and that we should give our best to make them feel safe, nourished, happy, and free in our school. Tamara does have an engaging personality and good communication skills and is flexible and willing to learn new things. Her attitude is positive and solution orientated. She is keen to provide an engaging, stimulating, and supportive learning environment. Tamara is certainly looking forward to working in our school and contributing to it with all her skills and qualifications.

Tamara really likes and appreciates spending time with her dog. She also likes to travel a lot, hike and swim, spend time with her friends and family, try different cuisines and watch movies.

Carla PREDA

PGCE, BA

Teaching Assistant

Carla Preda s-a alăturat echipei British International School of Timișoara în calitate de asistent la clasă.

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.

Personalitate efervescentă, fire sociabilă, Carla reușește să capteze și să comunice ușor atât cu adulții cât și cu copiii. Motto-ul Carlei este : "Ajută-i pe ceilalți și nu aștepta nimic in schimb."

Anca ANDREI

PGCE, BA

Teaching Assistant

Anca is from Bucharest, Romania and she moved to Timisoara a few years ago.

Anca graduated from West University of Arts and Design in Timisoara. She likes to paint on clothes and make unique designs. She also likes nature and creative work.

Anca is happy to be a part of children’s education. She was working many years in retail where she  learned a lot of things about many types of people. She likes the positive vibes in every difficult situation.

Alexandra VLAI

BA – in progress

Teaching Assistant

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.

Elena TROFIN

PGCE, BA, MA

Teaching Assistant

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

BA – in progress

Teaching Assistant

Bianca Sabaila Loredana joined International British School of Timisoara 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.

Elvira GOMEZ

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.

Personal Administrativ

Lia CORLAN

BA, MA

Coordonator înscrieri

Lia Corlan s-a alăturat echipei noastre ca secretar administrativ. Cu o experienţă de șapte ani în marketing şi relaţii publice şi cinci ani în Office Management, ea este responsabilă, în principal, de procesul de înscriere al elevilor în şcoala noastră.

Este o persoană comunicativă, empatică şi se implică adeseori în activităţi de voluntariat. Originară din Timişoara, Lia a obţinut diploma de Licenţă în Comunicare şi Relaţii Publice şi diploma de Master în Studii Europene.

Carmen SCHULDESZ

BA, MA

Administrative Coordinator

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.

Aurica COSTINESCU

BA, MA

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 JABER

BA, MA

Administrative Secretary

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 NICORICI

BA

Administrative Secretary

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.

Alina BALI

BA

Inginer de sistem în informatică

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.

David STUPAR

BA – in progress

IT Support

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

Asistentă medicală

Andreea Hepeş s-a alăturat echipei noastre ca Asistent Medical. Originară din Timişoara, Andreea a urmat cursurile Şcolii Postliceale Sanitare, devenind asistent medical generalist în anul 2002.

De-a lungul timpului, a profesat ca asistent medical în cabinet de medicină de famile şi cardiologie, iar înainte a lucrat timp de trei ani la o grădiniţă şi școală primară internaţională din Timişoara.
Este o persoană comunicativă, veselă, iubeşte copiii şi timpul petrecut alături de familie.

 
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