Tým střední školy
Mgr. Jan ŠvihálekHead of School Více informací
Mgr. Jan Švihálek
I was born in Brno, where I live now together with my family. Both my parents and some of my grandparents are teachers, so my professional path was quite clear. I earned my Master's at the Pedagogical Faculty of Masaryk University specialising in German and Physical Education and I have been teaching PE and German language at various schools since I was a universtity student. I have been working as Head of School at the International School of Brno since it's founding in 2008. I speak English, German, Spanish, Russian and Czech. I am also an active musician, with passion for literature and art.
Dylan VanceSecondary & High School Principal Více informací
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.
Kurt BonserVice Principal / Chemistry Více informací
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 SmithEnglish / Creativity, Service and Action Coordinator / Academic Counsellor / Year 12 Homeroom Teacher Více informací
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.
Michele CostabileMath Více informací
Hello, my name is Michele (pronounced with a strong "ch" sound, such as in "Michal"), I am Italian and I can't wait to begin my teaching experience at the International School of Brno. I have been teaching for 4 years only, but I grew up in a family of teachers and this job fits well with my love for Maths and the mission to do something good for the future of my students. In the past 12 years I travelled, studied and worked in different countries, such as Australia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. I am passionate about music, cinema, western philosophy and sports, mainly football and rugby. I love animals, walking, swimming and reading a good book whenever I have some free time.
Roxanne UyBiology / Year 9 Homeroom Teacher Více informací
Hi, I am Ms. Rox and I am from the Philippines. I got my master’s degree in teaching biology at De La Salle University Manila. I have a decade of teaching experience ranging from elementary pupils to senior high school students in Manila and Jakarta. I believe in the power of student-centered learning, growth mindset, and inquiry-based approach. I am also keen in promoting environmentalism and sustainability in school-wide activities. I enjoy travelling and listening to music during my free time. I look forward to my life in Brno and a new adventure in my career here in ISB!
Callum SuttonHistory / Extended Essay Coordinator / Year 13 Homeroom Teacher Více informací
Hello! My name is Callum and I from Wales, or Cymru as it is known in Welsh. I have previously taught in the UK and Qatar, and I am looking forward to teaching at the International School of Brno. This will be my fourth year of teaching a subject that I am hugely passionate about, which is history! I completed my bachelors degree in International Relations & Politics, and my PGDE in Secondary History. Outside of the classroom I am happiest when reading, going for walks, visiting historical locations, travelling, and playing golf. I'm extremely excited to help you become hardworking, fun, and respectful members of society.
Ondřej KalaCzech Více informací
I am from Brno and I work at ISB from September 2021. I finished my bachelor’s degree in Czech and History at Masaryk University in the summer 2013. Now I study Master’s degree in Palacky University in Olomouc. Before teaching Czech at ISB, I was employed in big worldwide corporates where I worked in several managerial and coordinating positions. I spend my free time with my family, reading and meeting friends while drinking a good coffee.
Sean FogartyEnglish Litertature Více informací
Hello! My name is Sean and I'm from Ireland! I've been teaching for the past 8 years, so it's something that I am really passionate about. I have a Bachelor's in English Literature and History, a Masters in Training and Education, and I will be studying a Masters in Literature and Language here in Brno! I have worked in a few different countries, but I'm really excited to add the Czech Republic to that list. In my spare time I like playing guitar, travelling and reading.
Sonia Bueno GarcíaSpanish Více informací
Sonia Bueno García
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.
Omar Rojas RuizMusic / ASA M Coordinator Více informací
Omar Rojas Ruiz
I am from Tamaulipas, but I grew up in Mexico City, where I studied the Bachelor's degree in Music Composition at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música, where later I worked as a teacher of Piano, Aural Training, Counterpoint and Harmony. Even when I am currently based in Ludgerovice, I lived for a long time in Brno while studying my Masters and Doctoral degrees in Music Composition and Theory of Composition at JAMU, where I also worked as a teacher of Composition and Instrumentation for international students and History of Latin American Music. Besides being an active Composer, Teacher and Guitarist, I love to make paper sculptures and oil painting. Apart from speaking Spanish my mother tongue, I am able to fluently communicate in English and Czech, so in Slovak, Italian and Portuguese at an intermediate level. I truly look forward to becoming a part of the ISoB community!
Vojtěch BastyanPE, Sports Coordinator, CIE exams officer Více informací
Hi, my name is Vojta and I am from Kromeriz, Czech Republic. I have a master‘s degree in Education of Biology and Physical Education from Palacky University in Olomouc and doctoral degree in Kinesiology from Masaryk University in Brno. I have lived and worked in Anchorage, Alaska during my studies and worked as a ski instructor in South Lake Tahoe, California after I graduated. I have taught internationally in Tanzania for the past 3 years, before that I had organised and supervised the leisure time activities for children from kindergartens and elementary schools here in Brno. I like sports, outdoor activities and reading travel books. I can speak Czech, English, Swahili and little German.
Eva KlárováArt Více informací
Hello, my name is Eva and come from the Czech Republic. I´ve been interested in art and crafts since I was very little. I studied to become an Art and English language teacher at Masaryk University in Brno. After that I went on learning different crafts and art techniques, studied a three-year seminar for Waldorf teachers and taught at secondary grammar school in Brno and then in Waldorf school in Kuřim. This is my first year in ISB and I really appreciate to have the opportunity to meet students and teachers from different cultural backgrounds in our school. I love making pottery, textile art, playing music in an amateur band and hiking.
Vojtěch ČalkovskýPhysics Více informací
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.
Adéla BonserEnglish as an Additional Language (EAL) / Teacher/Coordinator Více informací
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.
Mgr. Šárka KovaříkováLearning Support Teacher Více informací
Mgr. Šárka Kovaříková
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.
Martina HrdáCzech for Foreigners Více informací
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.
Nichole LimMiddle Years Programme Coordinator / English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher Více informací
Hi, I'm Nichole! I'm a first-generation Filipino-American from California, but I spent the last four years across the pond in Norwich, England. After finishing my master's in Education & International Development, with a focus on early childhood and special education, I came to Brno to complete my CELTA training at Masaryk University. Before joining ISB, I first found a home in international education through my continuing involvement in the United World Colleges movement, in which I support secondary students from Tajikistan to study at IB schools around the world. When I'm not at ISB, you can either find me hanging off a cliff face somewhere in Slovakia or buried under my covers reading fiction. It really just depends on the weather... My cello also has my heart, and there are few things I miss more than making music and gigging around Norwich with my band, echoing folk with overtones of jazz and indie.
Marianna SuarezLibrarian / Spanish Více informací
My name is Marianna Suárez, and I was born and raised in Maracaibo - Venezuela, coming from an Italian family, I´ve always carried that multicultural layer that makes ISB the perfect place to develop professionally. I hold a BA in Business Administration but luckily learning and teaching have always been a part of my life. Apart from my professional side, I enjoy discovering the world by traveling and honoring its culture by recreating their typical dishes.
Petra FriskCareers Counsellor Více informací
Hi! I was born in Brno, but I lived most of my life in the United States. My professional background includes teaching and higher education administration. I enjoy working with young people, and I am looking forward to helping ISOB students navigate the simultaneously daunting and exciting journey to post-high school life. What I hope to impart is that if you aim at nothing, you hit nothing.
Miroslav BielikPsychology Více informací
Hello, my name is Miro Bielik and I'm from Slovakia. I studied master's degree in psychology at Masaryk University. During my studies, I spent a semester at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. I also spent a few months in the USA and Germany. After my master's degree, I started my doctoral studies at the Faculty of Education and have been teaching there for the past 4 years. Ever since my master's studies, I have been fascinated by the diversity of cultures. I believe that the ISB environment provides valuable opportunities to interact and collaborate with different people. It is an honour for me to be a part of it.