Greetings everyone! I am Ms. Grace, a dedicated reception year teacher at Benedetto XV International School. It fills me with pride to be a part of this exceptional team. With 18 years of teaching experience, I have devoted the past 8 years to working with young learners. Teaching is not just a profession for me; it is my true passion, particularly when it comes to enriching young minds through play and mindful experiences.
My educational background includes a study of Psychology, and I have a strong foundation in ESL teaching. I am CELTA and TEFL qualified, and I am also a Cambridge ESOL examiner. I continually enhance my teaching skills by attending teacher training courses in Mindfulness, children’s yoga, and interpreting children’s drawings. These additional qualifications have equipped me to be a more effective reception year teacher.
Beyond the classroom, my personal interests further contribute to my success as an educator. I have a deep passion for reading, love to travel and experience new cultures, enjoy dancing, relish in music, and find joy in baking. As a mother of two active boys, I draw inspiration from my own family life. All of these elements shape who I am as a teacher.
My ultimate goal is to make a positive difference by nurturing and educating tomorrow’s decision-makers. I firmly believe that teaching goes beyond imparting knowledge; it involves caring for each child’s well-being. Creating a healthy learning environment and motivating young minds is at the core of my teaching philosophy.
I am excited to be a part of your child’s educational journey at Benedetto XV International School. Together, let’s inspire and empower the next generation in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Hello, I’m Ms. Maryna, and it is truly an honor to have been part of the Benedetto XV International School community since 2018. With 12 years of experience in the field of language teaching, I have dedicated the past 6 years to working as a Reception Class teacher. My educational background lies in English Language and Literature, and my personal journey as a mother has consistently inspired me to work with young children.
Throughout my career, I have actively pursued professional development by attending various training courses, including CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), yoga for children, and English for young learners. My personal motto is “Never stop learning!” as I believe that continuous growth and learning are essential for providing the best education to my students.
I consider myself fortunate to teach in such an amazing and nurturing environment where children always come first. The school’s emphasis on creating a loving and supportive atmosphere aligns perfectly with my own teaching philosophy. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy sharing my love for water sports and outdoor activities with my family and friends.
Hello, I’m Ms. Indra, the preschool year teacher at Benedetto XV International School. From the very beginning, I have been a proud member of this remarkable project and dedicated team. Although I am originally from Australia, I have spent my entire life in Italy, attending both international and Italian schools for my own education. This unique background has provided me with a rich understanding of both cultures.
With over 16 years of teaching experience, I have worked in various educational settings, including language schools, middle schools, and high schools. Teaching has always been my passion, and I have specifically chosen to work with young children. To enhance my teaching skills, I have undertaken training courses in methods such as Montessori and Feuerstein, enabling me to create a more effective learning environment for kindergarten years.
My love for young children is evident in my joyful and enthusiastic personality. I strive to establish a special bond with each and every child in my class, fostering a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere. As a mother of two young girls who attend primary and middle school, I can relate to the experiences and challenges faced by both children and parents.
Outside of the classroom, I have a genuine love for animals and an insatiable passion for horse riding and skiing. These interests, combined with my dedication to teaching, shape the teacher I am today. My ultimate goal is not only to educate children through fun and play, but also to empower them to become responsible and compassionate adults who can contribute positively to the world of tomorrow.
Hello, I’m Ms. Martina, and I am thrilled to join the Benedetto XV International School. As a pedagogist and educator specialized in the Montessori method, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the school community. With 15 years of experience in the field, both in Italy and abroad, my goal is to share knowledge and best practices that empower parents and professionals alike. I am passionate about promoting a better understanding of how children grow, learn, and thrive.
Throughout my career, I have developed a deep understanding of how the young brain works and the significant impact that emotional intelligence has on a person’s overall well-being. This understanding has transformed the way I perceive and approach childhood. In my pursuit of continuous growth and professional development, I have attended courses on leadership and public speaking. These skills greatly assist me in working effectively with individuals of different ages, backgrounds, and needs.
Beyond my professional endeavors, I have a love for travel, reading, and thinking outside the box. I believe in the importance of continuous learning and personal growth, and I embrace every opportunity to expand my horizons and learn from others. Each day is an opportunity for me to improve and develop, one step at a time.
Hello, I’m Ms. Tina, and I come from London, England. As a certified language educator, I have had the privilege of teaching in both elementary and secondary schools here in Italy. For the past 10 years, I have been dedicated to teaching Kindergarten in the beautiful region of Castelli Romani. Additionally, I am a proud mother of twins who are currently attending secondary school.
Teaching young children is my passion, and I find great joy in nurturing their development and fostering a love for learning. I believe in creating a warm and inclusive classroom environment where children feel supported and encouraged to explore their interests and discover their unique talents. By employing engaging and interactive teaching methods, I strive to make every lesson enjoyable and meaningful for my students.
Outside of the classroom, I am an avid traveler who enjoys exploring different cultures and experiencing new adventures around the world. Through my travels, I gain a broader perspective and continuously seek opportunities to enrich my teaching practices with diverse cultural influences.
I was born and raised in Italy, where I spent the early years of my life until 2000. However, my journey took me to the UK, specifically London, where I resided for a year before eventually settling in Ireland. It was in Ireland that I had the opportunity to further my education and personal growth.
In 2006, I enrolled at the esteemed Portobello Institute in Dublin. It was there that I immersed myself in the field of early childhood education, specifically focusing on the Montessori method. After dedicated study and practical experience, I proudly graduated as a certified Montessori teacher in 2008.
Living in both the UK and Ireland has provided me with invaluable experiences, both personally and professionally. These experiences have shaped me into the teacher I am today. I have dedicated my career to working with kindergarten-aged children, fostering their growth, and guiding them along their educational journey.
After several years as a nursery teacher in an international school in Rome, I made the exciting transition to Benedetto XV International School in 2017. Since then, I have been serving as a Year 1 teacher, nurturing young minds and helping them develop a love for learning.
In my spare time, I find great joy in cooking. Exploring various culinary creations allows me to express my creativity and passion for the culinary arts. It is through cooking that I find relaxation and inspiration, which in turn positively impacts my teaching.
Hello, I’m Liz, and I have the privilege of being the Teacher of 3rd Materna in the kindergarten at Benedetto XV International School. Originally hailing from York, a sunny city in the North of England, my love for travel has taken me far and wide. After completing my schooling, I decided to pursue my passion for horses and enrolled in equine sciences and therapy studies at university.
However, my travels and experiences across Europe led me to discover a deep connection with working with children. I had the opportunity to teach in various children’s camps during my journeys, and it was during this time that I realized my calling to pursue a career dedicated to nurturing young minds. I returned to the UK and completed my PTT (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification, further enhancing my skills and knowledge in early childhood education.
I gained invaluable experience working with underprivileged children in London, where I collaborated with a wonderful children’s charity in Vauxhall. This experience reinforced my commitment to providing quality education and support to children from diverse backgrounds. I then continued my professional journey at a prestigious private school in Surrey, where I had the privilege of working with passionate educators and engaging in ongoing professional development opportunities.
Working with children, particularly at this tender age, fills me with joy and purpose. I find immense satisfaction in exploring books and reading together, as it opens up a world of knowledge and imagination for young learners. I strongly believe in the power of play and child-led activities, as they foster enthusiasm and allow children to develop their skills and confidence in a natural and enjoyable way.
At Benedetto XV International School, I am dedicated to creating an engaging and nurturing environment where children can grow, learn, and thrive. It is my utmost pleasure to witness their knowledge and skills flourish while supporting their individual needs and unique personalities.
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Benedetto XV International School community and contribute to the educational journey of our young learners. Together, let us embark on a wonderful adventure of discovery, exploration, and growth.