Tým střední školy

Mgr. Jan Švihálek

Mgr. Jan Švihálek

Head of School Více informací

Mgr. Jan Švihálek
jan.svihalek(zavinac)isob.cz

I am from Brno. I got my Master's at the Pedagogical Faculty of Masaryk University specialising in German and Physical Education. I have been teaching and working as an administrator at schools since 2001 and have been at ISB since 2008. I speak English, German, Spanish, Russian and Czech.

Dylan Vance

Dylan Vance

Secondary and High School Principal Více informací

Dylan Vance
dylan.vance(zavinac)isob.cz

I grew up in Thunder Bay Canada on the north shore of Lake Superior. I have a BA in Philosophy and am currently working towards a Master's in Education specialising in Administrative Leadership. I have been teaching for over ten years and am very proud to see how far ISB has come as I've been here since the beginning. Along with spending time with my family, I love cooking, photography and playing music. I can speak English, Czech and French.

Jack Haddow

Jack Haddow

Seconday English, I&S Year 7 & 8 Více informací

Jack Haddow
jack.haddow(zavinac)isob.cz

My name is Jack, and I'm originally from Cambridge in the UK. This is my first year teaching at ISB, and I am very excited to be here! I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in English. I also have many interests: I love art, literature, travelling and learning about other cultures. In my spare time, I read voraciously, take classes in French and visit many galleries and museums.

Ben Rodea

Ben Rodea

HS Biology Year 8&9 Více informací

Ben Rodea
ben.rodea(zavinac)isob.cz

Hi, I'm Ben. I am from Wales, but have spent my adult life aorund the world. I have lived and taught in England, Kuwait and Peru, and I am delighted to now find myself in beautiful Brno as part of the ISB community. I'll watch most sports, but I have a particualr fondness for rugby. I'm really looking forward to a new experince and a great year, here in the Czech Republic.

Amber Rodea

Amber Rodea

High School Math Více informací

Amber Rodea
amber.rodea(zavinac)isob.cz

Hi, I am Amber and I am very excited to be part of the ISB community. I am from Winnipeg, Canada where I completed my Bachelor's Degree before moving to England to complete my Teaching Certification in Mathematics. I have been lucky enough to teach in England and Kuwait for over 8 years. Playing and coaching rugby has been a huge part of my life since High School, giving me great opportunities to travel and make new friends. I enjoy spending time outside hiking and exploring new places.

Brian Tynan

Brian Tynan

High School English, Career Counsellor Více informací

Brian Tynan
brian.tynan(zavinac)isob.cz

Hello! I am originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee but I have been in Europe for 8 years. I completed my undergraduate degree at James Madison University before moving to Europe where I pursued a Master's Degree in England, Norway and Germany. I perviously taught at Carlsbad International School, The American International School of Budapest and The International School of Dusseldorf as well as coordinating programs for international schools at an outdoor center in Switzerland. I am interested in experiential education, game based teaching and project based learning. In my free time I enjoy making salsa, playing disc sports, any excuse to spend time outside and corresponding with friends and family.

Kurt Bonser

Kurt Bonser

Secondary Science and High School Physics, Chemistry, Math Více informací

Kurt Bonser
kurt.bonser(zavinac)isob.cz

Hi! I am from Livonia, Michigan, U.S.A. I have a bachelor’s degree in Zoology with a minor in Spanish from Northern Michigan University. After that I obtained a teaching certificate in Integrated Science from Madonna University and am qualified to teach all sciences at the secondary level (grade 6 to 12). I am currently working towards my masters in Education Leadership through Madonna University (online of course). I have taught internationally in China for the past 4 years, before that I had taught in American for 2 years. In my spare time I like doing anything outdoors in nature, hiking, running, biking, swimming, and camping.

Robin Smith

Robin Smith

High School History and English Více informací

Robin Smith
robin.smith(zavinac)isob.cz

I've worked for 18 years as a teacher and have a Master's Degree from Dundee University in Scotland. I also have a Cambridge Celta certificate and I'm currently studying at Buckingham University as a post-graduate distance student to improve my teaching further. On top of teaching, my responsibilities at ISB include the Community Service work of the school and raising the profile and respect of the school in the community. I love music and theatre and helping with the school productions. As well as teaching, my CV includes being the director of two businesses and working as the Czech director of VisitBritain, although I gave these up to work at ISB 2 years ago.

Vojtěch Čalkovský

Vojtěch Čalkovský

Physics teacher Více informací

Vojtěch Čalkovský
vojtech.calkovsky(zavinac)isob.cz

Hi, I´m Vojta. I grew up, studied and worked in Brno, Czech Republic. I am currently half way through my Ph.D. studies on CEITEC researching semiconductors. I love to travel which is my every year adventure. Beside Physics I enjoy fixing cars, wiring houses, riding bike and playing quitar. It is my pleasure to be a part of ISB team.

Martina Hrdá

Martina Hrdá

Czech Studies/Czech for Foreigners Teacher Více informací

Martina Hrdá
martina.hrda(zavinac)isob.cz

I am from the South Moravia region in the Czech Republic. My whole life is related to Brno, where I achieved 3 stages of teacher education training: High school of Education, Master´s degree in Upper Secondary School Teacher training with specialization in Czech and Music, and Higher Education in doctoral degree programme in Education at Masaryk University. I have been interested in teaching Czech as a second / foreign language over 10 years. My teaching practise involves the wide range of nationalities and social environments. I worked in asylum centers, Kindergartens, High school, Music school and in many Language schools and was a member of the committee for state examinations in the Czech language. I love to teach Czech in Czech and help people to feel nice in the Czech Republic. The most important things in my life are my daughter, classical music, singing, dancing and playing the piano.

Specialists

Adéla Othová

Adéla Othová

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Více informací

Adéla Othová
adela.othova(zavinac)isob.cz

I am from Brno and I am lucky to have been working at ISB since February 2017 as a primary (currently year 2) asistant. That means I'm more than happy and ready to help with whatever ISB brings. I accept any challenge! I am finishing my master's degree in English teaching at Masaryk University this summer. Since 2011, I have worked in the USA as a camp counselor, in Ireland as an au pair and in India, Sweden, and Iceland as an English teacher/assistant. I spend most of my free time in the woods or mountains volunteering as a leader of a tourist club and summer camp for children.

Jiří Starý

Jiří Starý

Czech Teacher Více informací

Jiří Starý
jiri.stary(zavinac)isob.cz

I grew up in Opava, Czech Republic. I studied at Masaryk University in Brno where I got a Master‘s degree in Education specialising in Czech Language & Literature and Social Studies. I have been teaching secondary and high school Czech at the International School of Brno since 2015. Previously, I worked as a proofreader at a newspaper and teacher at a public primary shool. In my free time I enjoy cooking and going to the theatre or cinema.

Sonia Bueno García

Sonia Bueno García

Spanish Teacher Více informací

Sonia Bueno García
sonia.garcia(zavinac)isob.cz

I am from Barcelona, Spain. I teach Spanish as a foreign language since 1998. I have taught in the UK, in Greece and, since 2014, in the Czech Republic. Although I have a BA in History of Art, I was soon attracted to teaching my mother tongue. I enjoy very much teaching students from all around the world. In my free time, among lots of things, I love hiking, travelling and swimming in the sea.

Šárka Kovaříková

Šárka Kovaříková

Learning Support Teacher Více informací

Šárka Kovaříková
sarka.kovarikova(zavinac)isob.cz

I was born in Vyskov, but moved to Brno whne I was young. I did my last year of high school in the United States, where I graduated and then returned to graduate from the Czech system here in Brno. In university I spent time at the Hogeschool van Utrecht in the Netherlands, where I studied and did teacher training. I have a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Masaryk University specialising in Special Education and English Language. I also have a bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages specialising in French. When I am not at work, I am with my family. I am a big ice-hockey fan, but I enjoy other sports: volleyball, cycling, inline skating, skiing and snowboarding.

Jan Chlápek

Jan Chlápek

Physical Education Více informací

Jan Chlápek
jan.chlapek(zavinac)isob.cz

Ahoj :) My name is Jan and I have graduated at Masaryk University here in Brno as Physical education teacher and condition trainer. As you could guess I am very passionate about all kinds of sports and outdoor activities. My goal is to build a positive sport environment at our school and use sport activities as a tool to build healthy relationships between students, teachers and parents. I want to help our students to adopt positive attitudes towards physical activity while having a lots of fun :) Besides Czech and English i also speak Russian and little German.

Tereza Vrbková

Tereza Vrbková

IB Psychology Více informací

Tereza Vrbková
tereza.vrbkova(zavinac)isob.cz

Hi! I’m from Brno and currently am studying psychology on the faculty of Arts on Masaryks Universty. I would like to become a child psychologist. I used to be a supervisor on various summercamps and had been a teacher in a english kindergarden for almost 2 years. Working with kids always felt like the right thing. I have worked in International School of Brno for just about 3months now, but I am a former student. I always loved this school and now came back to be a part of this amazing team.

Gemma Hickman

Gemma Hickman

Primary and Secondary Librarian Více informací

Gemma Hickman
gemma.hickman(zavinac)isob.cz

My name is Gemma and I'm originally from London. I studied history and politics in Dublin before working in the wine trade for a few years. After becoming a primary school teacher, I lived in Prague teaching at an international school there. I have lived in Brno for a few years and, after maternity leave, am really looking forward to be working in a school again.

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