Our teaching staff is made up of experienced educators who adapt working methods to the needs and capabilities of each student, thereby supporting their development.
Teachers working at our school:
- encourage action and cooperation,
- arouse creativity and curiosity about the world,
- appreciate even the smallest achievement,
- teach sensitivity and good manners,
- indicate appropriate behavioural patterns and set a good example.
Barbara Talik – Principal
Working with children is for me a pleasure and a source of great satisfaction. I am always governed by the wellbeing of students. I care about approaching each of them individually and surrounding everyone with equal care and attention: both those with special talents and the ones with special needs, as well as the newcomers transferring from other institutions. In the educational process, I greatly value cooperation with teachers and parents. I believe that the school community is a kind of community in which we should all support each other and learn from one another. As the principal of the PWN School and Kindergarten, I offer my knowledge and many years of experience.
Beata Wiśniewska – school secretary
Od 13 lat jestem pracownikiem administracyjnym. Przez ostatnie 5 lat zajmowałam się prowadzeniem sekretariatu w niepublicznej szkole podstawowej i gimnazjum. Sekretariat to miejsce, w którym czuję się swobodnie, a praca z dziećmi sprawia mi wiele satysfakcji.
Ukończyłam administrację na Wyższej Szkole Administracyjno-Społecznej w Warszawie.
Prywatnie jestem miłośniczką czytania książek, wycieczek (w tym rowerowych) i pisania limeryków, a także gotowania.
Michał Maciaszek – homeroom teacher (5-year-olds)
I grew up in the beautiful surroundings of Nowy Sącz and just recently decided to associate my life with Warsaw and the PWN Bilingual Primary School. I am a graduate of two fields of study: Polish philology and pre-school and early school education. Every day I do my best to be kind, sensitive, obliging and honest with everyone. I have many different experiences: before I decided to devote my life to the education and upbringing of children, I was involved in charity, science, I was a journalist, I worked in an amateur theatre and I took part in various European and international projects. In my free time I read books, go hiking in the mountains, go to the theatre and hang out with friends. Sometimes you can also find me on the banks of the Vistula or any other Polish river, fishing for pike and barbels , which is my another great passion.
Piotr Rezmer – homeroom teacher (class 0a)
I believe that an elementary school teacher is a person who can look at the world through the eyes of a child. Once I understood it, I also learned how to always be cheerful and forgiving without losing my self-confidence. I am a graduate of the University of Warsaw but I think that knowledge alone is not enough – what really guides me is the desire to show my pupils the world and enable them to get to know it in the best way possible. In my opinion, the teacher's main task is to arouse passion in children, which can only be done when the teacher is passionate themselves. It is also important to build a young person's self-esteem and teach them to recognise and express their feelings without hurting others. If a child feels that they are accepted and loved, they can deal with their emotions. New, sometimes difficult situations become less of a threat and more of a challenge. A child is not afraid of life.
Aleksandra Błasiak – homeroom teacher (class Ob)
I graduated in pedagogical studies from the University of Warsaw. I have been working with children for several years, taking care of their comprehensive development: I am a swimming instructor, a camp counsellor, an effective learning trainer for classes 0-4, and above all a pre-school educator. I believe that learning through play is the most effective form of learning – I always try to implement children's ideas, even the craziest ones, if I know that it will help them gain knowledge. I perfected my English in Sydney, Australia. I devote my free time to water rescue and organising sports camps.
Ewelina Łazarowicz – homeroom teacher (grade 1)
I am a graduate from the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw and I completed graduate courses in early school education and Montessori. During my studies, I started working with the Polish Press Agency and the Wirtualna Polska portal. Working with the board of a public company allowed me to get to know the marketing communication tools. I consider myself a communicative, friendly and cheerful person. There aren’t many things that don’t interest me. Openness to the world and people has always been and is still guiding me on my way to discovering other people.
Agnieszka Godlewska – homeroom teacher (grade 1)
I have always wanted to become a teacher. In order to fulfil my dream, I decided to take up pedagogical studies at the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Education. For five years I was lucky enough to be a part of this noble university and have a chance to learn from the best. I started my professional career in kindergarten. Since I like challenges and changes give me the opportunity to develop myself, I decided to try my hand at school as a 0-3 grade teacher. I have been improving my early school and pre-school teaching skills for 14 years now. Privately, I am a mother of two children: Sebastian and Lenka. I enjoy reading books, cooking and doing jigsaw puzzles. I really value the time spent with my family.
Iza Borkowska – bilingualism coordinator
I professionally work with children and young people as an English teacher and run professional and personal development workshops for teachers . I like being with people and for people, to teach, inspire or simply keep company. I want everyone to leave my class with a sense of satisfaction from a job well done, with new knowledge, skills and readiness and enthusiasm to continue to develop. I am an ambassador of good relations. For over 20 years of work in the field of education, I have found that without openness, commitment and willingness to cooperate on the part of a student, it is difficult to talk about an effective learning and teaching process. I base the success of my teaching and coaching work on the continuous development of my own substantive and didactic competencies as well as the ability to build valuable and mutually supportive relationships with my students. I graduated from the Foreign Language Teachers’ College and in English philology from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, also in graduate Coaching and Mentoring Studies from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Psychoeducation Laboratory as well as from the Transactional Analysis Academy in Grupa Spotkanie. I am a certified FRIS trainer. At the PWN Bilingual Primary School, I am responsible for the quality of education under the international Cambridge Primary programme.
Katarzyna Sadłowska – nauczyciel języka angielskiego
My name is Katarzyna Sadłowska. I graduated from University College English Language Teacher Education at University of Warsaw in 2014. I have been gaining my teaching experience in private language schools for 4 years. It taught me flexibility, patience and developed my empathy and creativity. While working with children I try to use multiple teaching methods out of which my favourite is ‘drilling’. It means listening to a model, provided by the teacher and repeating what is heard. When the task is to repeat the model with a ghost or a dragon voice – it becomes students’ favourite part of the lesson.
I also love introducing my pupils to children’s English literature and that is why I decided to run the Book Club in our school.
When I am not at work, I learn French and travel to France because I love its culture and cuisine. Besides, I enjoy spending time in Polish countryside, going for long walks, riding a horse and cooking for my closest ones.
Kimberly Trier-Chyla – native speaker
I am native speaker and early childhood teacher from New York who graduated from the City University of New York at Hunter College in 2014. Afterwards, I completed my assistant teacher’s certification at Malloy University. Since then, I have been teaching both pre-school & elementary school age children with an additional special focus on art, reading comprehension and English. I like to emphasize the importance of reading and art within the classroom and incorporate both into my lessons to enhance the student’s learning experience and bring about a naturally positive attitude towards school. I really enjoy helping students to develop important skills for their everyday life while at the same time providing a creative atmosphere that children can excel in.
When I’m not teaching, my hobbies are: drawing, painting, reading, baking, ballet dancing, flute playing, learning Polish, German and Dutch.
Olivia C.Nelson – native speaker
My name is Olivia C. Nelson. I come from San Diego, California. I completed my Bachelor’s in English at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. I’ve just joined PWN kindergarten and work with the 5-year-old class. In the classroom, I consider creativity, patience, and empathy as my governing traits, and aim to teach students how to think critically in English. Outside of work, I enjoy exploring Warsaw, finding new places to write, draw, and expanding my international community.
Beata Bracławska – IT teacher
I am a graduate of primary education studies from the University of Warsaw and media education studies with computer graphics. I have many years of experience in working with both children and adults - I ran courses for teachers in the field of ECDL. I currently educate future web designers and teach graphic design and programming to younger children. I am passionate about fine arts. In my free time I paint, make ceramics, play chess, and plan trips.
Jadwiga Bocian-Machado – PE teacher
"Let's learn while playing and play while learning" is my motto that I always follow during my physical education classes. I have always wanted to shape young people’s passion for physical activity and care for fitness, which is why I decided to study at the University of Physical Education in Katowice. Since then, I have gathered a lot of experience: I taught PE at all stages of education - in kindergarten, elementary school and high school, I was a private trainer in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates, and I also taught physical education and French at Montessori kindergarten in Dubai. All these experiences have given me confidence that working with children is my greatest source of satisfaction. Privately, I am fascinated by yoga, travelling, cultures and cuisines of the world, history, music, dance, cinematography and many, many more.
Magdalena Swat – music and eurhythmics teacher
A qualified teacher of eurhythmics, music theory and piano. A graduate of the Music Academy of Music in Łódź and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. I gain pedagogical experience while working as a teacher of eurhythmics and theoretical subjects in music schools and kindergartens. I also run original workshops and animations for children in various cities in Poland. When working with children, it is the greatest satisfaction for me to observe the pupils' progress and smile on their faces during my classes. All of my interests, except for teaching, are related to music. In my free time I love to compose songs in different styles as well as songs for children. I am also passionate about piano improvisation, thanks to which my students have the opportunity to listen to live music, which automatically makes lessons more attractive.
Stanisław Praczukowski – chess instructor
I play chess since I can remember. It quickly became my passion and sort of a way of life. I deeply believe that knowledge should be shared and that is why I gladly share my experiences and training methods with children. Apart from purely technical skills, chess taught me hard work and dedication, helped me build character and understand that every move has good and bad consequences. I currently have the title of the national champion candidate and I am a certified instructor of the Polish Chess Federation.
Teresa Brewińska – common room teacher
I am a teacher at the PWN School and I specialise in early school education and therapy of students with problems. I also worked as a support teacher. I am currently developing my competencies at the University of Economics and Management in Warsaw, studying oligophrenopedagogy and pedagogical preparation. I am qualified to conduct first aid classes; I am also trained to conduct family mediation. Privately, I am interested in communicative psychology. I spend my free time outdoors, cycling, doing gymnastics and taking care of my flowers. I have two grown daughters.
Yulia Bashmat – common room teacher
I am a graduate of psychological and pedagogical studies, in addition to which I have completed many courses and trainings. I am passionate about early childhood development. I have experience working in cultural organisations which I implement in my current position: I try to provide children with knowledge about art by organising workshop classes. I always strive to create good learning conditions for my students by organising games and activities. I also care about the development of their interests and talents, I try to teach them how to be independent, shape good social attitudes in them and encourage their participation in culture. Another thing I do professionally is working with students with physical and intellectual disabilities. During therapy I treat everyone individually: with attention, understanding and interest, remembering that the most important thing is the good of the child. I am a very open and positive person and I like people. I develop my competencies during various trainings and courses all the time. Privately, I love traveling, cooking, photography, meeting people and living healthy. I am fluent in 4 languages, including sign language.
Małgorzata Sobkowicz - psychologist
I graduated in clinical psychology from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. My professional experience includes working in a psychological and pedagogical counselling centre, in kindergartens (as a psychologist), at universities (where I conducted classes for medicine and pedagogy students). In addition, for 11 years I was a member of the Dyslectic Society, where I learned a lot about diagnosis and working with students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dysgraphy, dysortography and dyscalculia. During many years of professional work and specialist training, I have gained knowledge about working with children with impaired sensory integration, hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder. I believe that continuous communication with the parents of children is very important in the work of a psychologist. In my opinion, support given to a family during difficult times of growing up and adolescence is one of the most important tasks in this job. Outside of work, I take care of my granddaughter Helcia, and in my free time I love gardening and being outdoors, as well as reading non-fiction.
Magdalena Albiniak – speech therapist
Speech therapist, special educator, AAC therapist and specialist in therapeutic kinesiotaping in speech therapy.
I completed two-degree studies in speech therapy with audiology at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and a graduate course in special education.
I gained professional experience during a hospital internship and numerous practices, among others at the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, in specialist clinics, at school and in an early support team for child development. I am constantly improving my skills by participating in various trainings. I have also taken up a graduate course in neuroscience.
In therapeutic work, the most important thing for me is to build good relationships and stay sensitive to my patients’ needs because positive atmosphere contributes to openness, overcoming difficulties and achieving success.
I conduct speech therapy for simple speech defects as well as speech and communication therapy in complex development disorders.
Privately, I love cooking and travelling. Kindergartners call me the "speech therapist aunt" :)
"A good teacher, one who does not oppress but liberates,
does not drag but lifts up, does not compress but shapes,
does not dictate but teaches, does not demand but asks -
will experience many inspiring moments with their students."