Our staff

„A good educator who does not force but rather liberates,
does not pull but rather lifts up, does not press but rather shapes,
does not dictate but rather teaches, does not demand but rather asks –
will experience many inspiring moments with children.”

Janusz Korczak

Our teaching staff includes experienced educators, who adapt their working methods to each pupil’s needs and capacities, thus fostering their development.

Teachers working at our school:

  • encourage activity and cooperation
  • stimulate creativity and curiosity
  • appreciate all, even the smallest, achievements of a child
  • teach sensitivity and politeness
  • set examples of proper behaviour and act as role models for the children.

Katarzyna Szumska – teacher of form I

Since I was a child, I have always adored playing school. I obviously always acted as a teacher, whether my pupils were my colleagues or my stuffed animals. My interest has not gone away with age, which is why I chose to study at the Faculty of Education at the University of Warsaw. It allowed me to develop my interests, search for new paths and, which is equally important, get to know the “absurdities” of education. At a certain stage of my life, I became passionate about editing. I am lucky to be able to combine two of my most important and most interesting career paths.

When I am at home, I love reading books… including those for children. I am very curious about the world, and especially the world of nature and art.

Agnieszka Godlewska – Reception Form teacher

I have always wanted to be a teacher. To pursue the occupation of my dreams, I decided to study at the Faculty of Education at the University of Warsaw. For five years, I was fortunate enough to study at this wonderful institution and learn from the best. I started my professional career at a kindergarten. As I enjoy challenges and as changes fuel my growth, I decided to take a shot at becoming a teacher of forms 0-3. I have been developing my skills as a teacher of early school and preschool education for 14 years.

I am a mum of two children: Sebastian and Lenka. My hobbies include reading books, cooking and doing jigsaw puzzles. I greatly value the time spent with my family.

Marc McKee – Native Speaker

I came to Poland some years ago as a volunteer student teacher in a UNESCO summer camp, and came back again for 3 nice summer months.

With my love of Baltic sunsets, an interest in Polish history, and the taste of makowiecz cake, I arrived back in Poland after my studies in London to try and have a less formal approach to learning a second language.

I have been helping children to speak English in Warsaw for many years, and if possible, I love to get them involved in baking a cake, or perhaps some cookies.

Magdalena Swat – teacher of music and eurhythmics

A qualified teacher of eurhythmics, theory of music and piano. Graduate of the Academy of Music in Łódź and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. I gained my teaching experience while working as a teacher of eurhythmics and theoretical subjects at music schools and kindergartens. I also run my own workshops and cultural animations for children in various Polish cities.
In work with children, it is the observation of my pupils’ progress and the smiles on their faces in my classes that give me the greatest satisfaction. All of my hobbies, except for educational work, are focused around music. In my free time, I love composing pieces in different styles and songs for children. I am also passionate about piano improvisation, which allows my pupils to witness live creation of music and makes the children even more interested in my classes.

Stanisław Praczukowski – chess instructor

Ever since I can remember, I have played chess. It soon became my passion and my way of life. I deeply believe that knowledge needs to be shared, which is why I am willing to share my experience and training methods with children. Apart from purely technical skills, chess has taught me hard work and sacrifice on the way to achieve a goal. It has also made me who I am – it made me understand that my every movement has both good and bad consequences. I am presently a candidate for national master and a certified instructor of the Polish Chess Association.[: