Tsveta has 20 years of experience as a teacher, Deputy Principal and Principal of an American International School in Bulgaria as well as a Principal of a Bulgarian private school. She received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of National and World Economy at Sofia and is currently finishing her Ph.D. research in "Educational Management’" at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Tsveta believes that every child should be encouraged to give his or her best according to their abilities and that the school is a place for academic preparation as well as for preparation for life. In her spare time Tsveta likes to be with her family, to go jogging and to read. Tsveta is Head of Lower Secondary School (V - VII grades) and should be first point of contact for pastoral and academic concerns for the students in this stage.
Head of Upper Secondary, English Teacher IGCSE & A Level
Mr. Jay Moore is the Head of Upper Secondary School, responsible for the organisation and control of the daily care of students from VIII to XII grade. Jay Moore will be involved in the process of the career guidance and university selection for upper secondary students. A graduate from the University of Sussex, Brighton with a Master's degree in Modern foreign languages, he has been an Academic Director at the English International School in Moscow, part of the Orbital International school chain. Jay has 22 years of teaching experience, 18 of which in international schools. He has taught English IGCSE and A Level in 3 schools in Eastern Europe. According to Jay, a good lesson is one in which students feel safe and confident enough to participate without fear of making a mistake. He speaks French and German. He likes Bulgaria and especially the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, where he spends his summer vacations.
Head of English Department, English Teacher IGCSE & A Level, Class Teacher
Our new Head of English Language and Literature Department holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Cambridge and a teaching qualification also from the University of Cambridge. Mr. Crisswell is an experienced practitioner with over 15 years of experience, 9 of them as a Head of English Department before he was promoted 6 years ago to Housemaster in a prestigious boarding school in Scotland. Mr. Crisswell would be responsible for creating a thriving culture within the school and inviting guest authors and poets to visit the students.
Head of Mathematics Department, Mathematics Teacher and Class Teacher
Mr. Minkov holds both a Bachelor's degree and PGCE Teacher of Mathematics from the University of Essex. Currently he teaches IGCSE and A Level Mathematics in Hertfordshire in the UK. Mr. Minkov expects with great enthusiasm to come back and apply his experience in a Bulgarian International school and continue his professional development working with Bulgarian and International students. In his free time he loves sports and dance and was awarded a Full Colours Award for exceptional service at the University of Essex.
Head of Science Department, Chemistry Teacher
The New Head of Science is a conscientious and professional educator with 26 years of experience in UK and international schools with proven history of excellence both in and out of the classroom. He comes from the renowned Gems World Academy in Dubai, part of the Gems International chain of schools where he holds the post of SA Coordinator, Teacher of DP Chemistry and MYP Sciences, STEM coordinator, IA leader and F1 in school coordinator. Throughout his career he has taught the English National Curriculum as well as the IB and Cambridge International, he has worked with classes from grade V to grade XII, taught IGCSE, A Level, MYP, DP and held various positions such as CAS coordinator, IA coordinator, Assistant SEN Coordinator, been a founding teacher of a secondary school, and GL Coordinator of 3 schools. Andy holds a Bachelor of Education from Sheffield Hallan University majoring in Physics.
Head of Bulgarian Language Department, Class Teacher and Bulgarian Language Teacher
Anna-Maria believes that when working with young people, you should dedicate your heart. For her, teaching Bulgarian Language and Literature means professionalism combined with creative thinking. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in "Bulgarian Philology" from "St. Kliment Ohridski" Univeristy of Sofia and is currently working on her Master's Degree specialising in Bulgarian as a Foreign Language. Anna-Maria is in her fourth year of teaching ay St. George International School & Preschool. She is proud of the high academic results of her students, as well as with their achievements in Bulgarian language contests. In her free time Anna-Maria takes interest in theater, music, literature and volleyball. Her main goal is to educate capable, well -rounded and creative young people.
Head of Social Science Department, Class Teacher and History Teacher
Elisaveta is a graduate of Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” with a degree in History and Geography. After that she graduated as a School Psychologist and Pedagogical Advisor in Plovdiv University and has a professional qualification in Education Management from the University of Sofia. Elisaveta has been working in the world of education for 28 years as a History, Geography, Psychology and Philosophy teacher. Furthermore, she worked as a School Psychologist for 3 years, as a Deputy Principal for 8 years and as a Principal for 5 years. Her favorite hobby is reading both fiction and historical literature. Elisaveta loves to travel to beautiful landmarks and discover historical artefacts. She believes that education is a process that develops the person throughout his creative life and career. She is of the opinion that the measure of educational growth stems from the quality of one’s thought process; this is an idea that she adheres to in her work with children. Eli relates her educational beliefs to the following quote from John Dewey: “ If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow.”
Coordinator of the Humanities International Curriculum, History Teacher and Class Teacher
Brandon is a graduate of the University of Sussex in Brighton. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in History and Politics with honours. Currently he is teaching GCSE and A-Level at a private all-boys school in the UK where he was promoted to Head of the History department. Brandon is a strong believer that everyone should be given a chance to learn and builds his classrooms around positivity and inclusive ideals. Brandon is passionate about History and enjoys the excitement and insight it can give students. He believes History is vital for understanding our modern world and informing the decisions our communities make today and in the future. He likes lots of different sports and enjoys traveling. He is enthusiastic and passionate about implementing the international history curriculum for the IGCSE and A-Level in St. George International School.
Head of PE Department
Mr. Valkov holds a Bachelor degree in Physical Education and Sport, a Master degree in Professional Coaching and Doctorate degree in Sports Training for high Achievements. In 2015 he was awarded with Qualified Teacher Statue Certificate (QTS) which gave him the right to work as Sports Teacher in United Kingdom and Ireland. Since 2017 up to the present moment he has been a Sports Coordinator and Boarding Assistant at a very prestigious independent school in UK - King Edward’s School, Witley, where he has been a Sports Coordinator, as well as a Pastoral Carer in one of the boarding houses within the school. In Bulgaria he has worked as an Academic Assistant in the National Sports Academy and Director of Sports at a High School in Sofia for several years. He is an honest, friendly, sympathetic person. Strongly believes in the personal example we give to the children. Always encourages and promotes ‘Honesty, Dignity, Dedication, Hard Work, Support, Respect, Friendship and Loyalty’.
Head of Music Department
Ivayla has graduated from the Bulgarian National Music Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” with а Мasters degree in Classical Singing and is currently studying for her PhD in Music in NBU. She has made a name for herself as a leading soprano with international recognition, singing in productions and concerts all around Europe as well as Asia and Africa. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching vocal technique, piano and organizing music events while working with children and university students during her years as an international specialist in Johannesburg, South Africa and Ankara, Turkey. Her passion and firm belief that learning music since young age benefits all areas of human development leads to excellent results in her work. It also sparkles a passion for music in her students, which they keep for life.
Head of Technology and Entrepreneurship Department, Class Teacher, Technology and Entrepreneurship Teacher
Kristiyan graduated with Bachelor's Degree in Pedagogy in Technology, as well as a Master’s Degree in Career Development and Entrepreneurship from South West University "Neofit Rilski". This year will be his fourth at St. George International School and Preschool. His teaching goal is to develop students' economic competencies in an increasingly competitive higher education and work environment. His ambition is to nurture a mindset that entrepreneurship is not only business, but also a way of thinking and a culture of behaviour.
Maths Teacher and Class Teacher
Holding a BSc degree in Mathematics has never been the only reason to be passionate about teaching Maths for Vedat. He believes promoting the welfare of children is just as important as their academic progression to bring joy to their education. Vedat graduated from Ege University with a BSc Mathematics Degree and completed his PGCE qualification in London Metropolitan University. He experienced working in London state schools for 6 years and carried on his carreer in British International Schools in Spain. Vedat believes the union of the school community surpasses all educational barriers and has an invaluable impact on childrens achievement. Entering his exiciting initial year in Bulgaria, Vedat will be teaching across Secondary / A Level Maths and he is looking forward to bring his own educational vibe into his classes.
Physics Teacher and Class Teacher
Jamie graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in Physics. Before moving to Sofia, Jamie taught IGCSE and A-level at an independent school in his hometown of Southampton. Jamie is passionate about the merits of the scientific method and the advantages an understanding of it can bring to students’ academic and reasoning skills. Loving to learn, Jamie is an avid reader of science and other disciplines. Jamie is also a keen sportsman, enjoying running, hiking in the Bulgarian mountains, and long-distance cycling.
Chemistry / Man and Nature Teacher and Class Teacher
Mira graduated from the University of Plovdiv with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, followed by a Masters Degree in Food Chemistry. Furthermore, she completed her Teaching Qualification at the University of Sofia. Mira has worked for 4 years at the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency and has been a member of the St. George International School and Preschool family for 3 years. For Mira Chemistry is a fun way to spend the day and she believes that children must understand science, which develops scientific knowledge and critical thinking of the world around them. Mira loves reading, nature, climbing and table tennis.
Bulgarian Language Teacher and Class Teacher
Daniela is a graduate of Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov University with a Degree in Bulgarian Philology. She left her hometown Bourgas in order to study for her Masters at the St. Kliment Ohrindski Univeristy of Sofia. Daniela has been a part of the Saint George School and Preschool's team for three years. She is more than happy to exchange experiences with her colleagues, which allows her to explore new horizons and establish friendships. Daniela speaks two Western European languages and one Slavic language. In her free time she loves painting, as well as travelling, where she has the opportunity to exercise another of her hobbies, photography. However, what brings her the most joy is working with children.
Bulgarian Language Teacher and Class Teacher
Miss Galia has been with St. George International School since August 2011. She holds Bachelor’s degree in Bulgarian philology and two Master’s degrees in Linguistics of the Modern Bulgarian Language and Primary education from Sofia University. She has worked as a journalist and is a co-author of a children's book on healthy eating. Working with children is what makes Miss Galia happy and the thing that brings most satisfaction in her work is supporting the children in learning and exploring the world.
Russian Language Teacher and Class Teacher
Valya Yordanova has graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Russian philology with the following qualification: philologist, teacher in Russian Language and Literature, interpreter. Valya is a calm person and a devoted teacher, and she has the Russian language and culture in her soul. With over 20 years of experience as an interpreter and a teacher in Russian Language, she finds utter motivation in pushing her students to surpassing their teacher, as says the old maxim. In her spare time Valya is an enthusiastic photographer, she loves folk dances and participates in a folklore ensemble. She also enjoys relaxing walks in the nature in the company of her two dogs.
Russian Language Teacher and Class Teacher
Natalia graduated from Tomsk State University with a Master’s Degree in Russian Language for Foreigners, recently she was awarded a PhD in Russian Philology. She has 5 years’ experience of teaching Russian language as a foreign language at Russian and Bulgarian universities. Last year Natalia joined the teaching staff at St. George International School & Preschool. Natalia is a pedagogue who is extremely devoted to her job and she does her best to make her lessons not only useful but also entertaining; the atmosphere of her lessons is always pleasant and friendly. These factors facilitate high academic results and keep her students highly motivated to study the language during the whole period of their school education. She is very popular among the students. Natalia is a teacher who persistently tries to look at the process of education from the student’s perspective. Since Natalia demonstrates her commitment to constant self-development and self-education she is a frequent visitor of education seminars and scientific conferences.
Art Teacher and Class Teacher
Snezhina graduated from National Art Academy – Sofia with a Bachelor’s degree in „Design of Children’s Environment“ and Master’s degree in „Interior and Exterior Design“. Snezhina is entering her second year in St. George International School and Preschool. She describes herself as an artist, designer, volunteer and last, but least a teacher for around 10 years. She believes art education is important for every human being in order to develop creativity, problem solving, tolerance, flexibility. Snezhina is convinced art helps learning easier other subjects like Math, History, Biology as making cross - curricular links. Some other passions that can represent Snezhina are travelling, foreign cultures, art history, photography, landscape architecture, cooking.
PE Teacher and Class Teacher
Tatyana is a primary and secondary teacher in physical education. Before her professional teaching career, she was a professional basketball player in division A. As a player she received several awards in national championships and has accumulated 12 years of teaching experience and has won many awards for quality physical education teaching. Tatyana believes that anyone can achieve, provided they try.
English Language Teacher
Trudy is a qualified teacher with over 10 years of experience in Zimbabwe and Bulgaria. She is part of the team of St. George International School and Preschool for more than 6 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Africa, Johannesburg. Trudy believes that learning English is best achieved in a literacy-encouraging environment that includes technology, movies, critical thinking and creativity. In the classroom, she focuses on the emotional and social aspects of learning through individual and group work. In her spare time, she is an ambitious and ardent artist who works with acrylic and watercolours.
English Language Teacher
Greg graduated with a Master’s Degree in Teaching English Language and Literature from the University of Pécs. During his studies he spent an year in rural Ireland which he liked so much that he decided to return to the Emerald Isle right after graduating. He spent a couple of years there before moving to Spain, where he started his teaching career. After spending two years in northern Spain he moved to Mexico and back to Spain, this time to Andalusia. Greg taught English on a wide range of levels and ages and became an Oral Examiner at Cambridge Assessment.
Greg is very active in his freetime. His hobbies include trail running, mountaineering, hiking, and spending time in nature in general. He also loves reading and playing chess.
Bulgarian Language for Foreigners Teacher
Krasimira discovered her love for books at an early age. The extensive world of literacy excites and inspires her. She holds a Master's Degree in Bulgarian Philology and specializes in Linguistics. She has worked for many years in the field of education. This is her second year at St. George School & Preschool. She is in favor of the belief that a book, a pen, a child and a good teacher can transform the world. In her spare time, she writes poetry and loves traveling, philosophy and history.
Nevena Petrova graduated from St.Kliment Ohridski University, specializing in pedagogy of musical education. Her teaching experience started 13 years ago as a vocal technique teacher and in 2012 she joined the team of St. George International School, where she teaches music and vocal technique lessons until now. The colorful world that students draw with their imagination during the process of exploring the vast world of music is what inspires Nevena to teach music. She enjoys and feels proud with the process of growing up of each student. Before becoming a teacher, Nevena took a part in many ensembles as a professional singer, enjoying travelling all over the world with them. Today she combines teaching with singing into one of the best choirs in Bulgaria – Vanya Moneva’s Choir.
Ivan Markov is a Master of Philosophy and Psychology with a professional qualification in the Psychology of Development and Counselling in Childhood and Adolescence; he graduated from University of Sofia St. Kliment Ohridski. He has been working for 10 years as a school psychologist at the National Finance and Economics High School and has a total of 12 years of experience as a teacher of psychology and philosophy.
He does not believe in the traditional destructive models of education and training, which involve psychological violence against children and, in many cases, are presented in the form of school rules and regulations.
Ivan believes that parents, guardians and teachers, are responsible for the adolescents’ development in confidence, their ability to overcome difficulties and their strength to reach their potential.
Ivan is a passionate and long-time mountaineer.
Psychologist, Learning Support Specialist, SEN Coordinator
Elena has graduated with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has experience in working with children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and is dedicated to help pupils achieve to their potential. Elena believes that education is a right to which we are all entitled, regardless of ability or circumstance. She is committed to take action to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational provision in place.
Elena has also gained experience and insight in her role as a Wellbeing Coordinator at Kingston University London, supporting young people’s mental health and welfare. She has provided guidance and advice to international students with a wide range of psychological needs and difficulties. Elena sees the importance of raising mental health awareness in schools and providing a safe environment that caters for pupils’ wellbeing. She believes that pupils are more likely to perform at their best, when they are feeling happy and healthy within themselves and their environment.
Maths Assistant Teacher
Victoria graduated from the University of Sofia with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics and a Pedagogical Qualification to be a Mathematics Teacher. In her free time she is interested in photography and loves making handmade cards.
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