OUR GENIUS TEAM
Yes, we are demanding and have high demands not only on ourselves, but on our entire team. This is the reason why our kindergartens and school attract the biggest enthusiasts in the field.
Director of the company
I studied law in Prague, spent some time in the USA and then several years in the legal profession. After that, I started my own consulting company. I have been associated with GENIUS schools since the beginning, when I helped them with administrative and legal matters.
As the schools grew, both in quality and scope, I helped more and more, until in 2019 I became the director of the company.
GENIUS schools enable me to make use of my experience and at the same time realize my enthusiasm for innovative education and child development. I am especially fulfilled by immediate feedback, because I can immediately see in our children and parents when we are doing our job well, which allows me to grow better personally and professionally.
Founder, director of kindergarten and education
In my own imagination, even as a little girl, I had a school that was a paradise for all children. Enthusiastic teachers and a respectful group of children who develop together in a harmonizing environment. Already at elementary school I had the honor of meeting teachers who were so enlightened in their efforts to find activities for all children that they suits and in which they can be realized. This approach inspired me a lot.
Over the years, studies, meetings with experts and with the most modern research and attending interesting trainings from Mindfulness, Mindset Coaching, Motivation Course, Children's brain and its secrets in the educational system, after for example Project teaching in elementary education and many others, I had a perfect school clear.
Founder, Director of Marketing
I am the co-founder and marketing director of our GENIUS kindergartens and elementary schools. In our schools, I can fully apply my artistic and graphic education from the Václav Hollar Art School, as well as the knowledge from studying marketing and communication at university, and last but not least, the time and experience gained by studying and working in Australia or the USA. I take care of the marketing, graphics, visual side and communication of our schools with enthusiasm and joy. At the same time, I expand my horizons with my own creations. I paint and illustrate for interesting Czech companies or, for example, the National Theatre. Words cannot describe how proud I am of what our team and I create here in our GENIUS schools and how we manage to qualitatively influence the lives of so many children, as well as colleagues and, I believe, parents as well :-).
Head of the GENIUS Strašnice branch
A few years ago, I chose a wonderful profession - working with children. Every day I look forward to the spontaneity of children and their world, which I try to enrich through education in the same way that they enrich mine.
I studied special pedagogy for preschool age at the Technical University in Liberec. My specialization in speech therapy was also of great benefit to me during my studies. I was already very interested in psychology during my studies, which I was able to focus on more intensively thanks to the one-year course. I have always looked for a kindergarten where children really come first, everything mainly revolves around their "start in life" and a place where the teacher gets enough space to develop his abilities. During my internship, I tried my hand at working as a nanny, a teacher of classes, and in both the state and private education sectors. A few years ago, I landed at GENIUS School, where my pedagogical soul gets what it needs.
Elementary school principal
For me, teaching does not mean imparting knowledge, but stimulating the desire for knowledge, asking questions, based on children's interests, supporting cooperation and showing children that they are co-creators of the world in which they live.
I studied teaching for secondary schools at the Charles University in Prague and special pedagogy at the MU in Brno. I have professionally gone through all stages of the education system from kindergarten to university. I worked in classical and innovative schools. For a very long time, my target group was young adults between the ages of 12 and 19, and I simultaneously devoted myself to supporting educators and school leaders as a mentor.
But recently I feel a great need to turn to the beginning of schooling, because it is there that children's relationship to learning, themselves and the whole world is formed for the rest of their lives.
Head of the GENIUS Smíchov branch
I admire children for their immediacy, sincerity, readiness and their endless imagination. From my point of view, these are all qualities that we adults very often forget. I myself have three children who have trained me in many ways during their growth and you could say that they have helped me find the right direction that I have taken, which is working with children. I graduated from university in the field of business economics and management, later I graduated from school in the field of preschool and extracurricular pedagogy. When working with children, I like to use the work outside, listen to their needs and their emotional state. At the GENIUS kindergarten, I greatly appreciate the individual approach to each child and at the same time the effort to support them in their strengths.
GENIUS branch manager Olivka
I worked in the positions of teaching assistant, classroom teacher and now branch manager. Why work with children of preschool age? At each developmental stage, children encounter decisive milestones that continue to accompany them throughout their lives. Kindergarten is often the first place where children are separated from their parents for the first time and learn new social roles. They are no longer just a son or daughter, but are now friends, students. Their talent, skills, and knowledge develop here, which subsequently opens the door for them to enter elementary school and further life. My goal is to support all these children and I am honored to be able to accompany them through their first steps in the life of "schoolchildren". 😊
My name is Margareta and I am primarily responsible for psychodiagnostics of children and sometimes psychological counseling. I studied psychology as a single discipline and I am constantly trying to deepen and expand my education - in the field of psychotherapy, crisis intervention or modern diagnostic methods. The bio-psycho-socio-spiritual approach to people is very close to me, I try to approach children as unique personalities who want to fully develop and use their potential, whatever it may be. In my practice, I work with children as well as with adults, I gained most of my experience working with children during the 12 years of working in the Endangered Children's Fund and the Kangaroo Facility for Children in Need of Immediate Help.
Head of office
In GENIUS schools, I combined my two dreams of administration and working with children.
I like to work with numbers and solving accounting matters or running a kindergarten fulfills me 100%.
As a mother of two girls, I am happy that I can participate in creating such a great environment for children. My children are happy in kindergarten and school, so I can work with a clear conscience.
Head of Communications
One of my main activities in kindergarten is taking care of parents. I accompany you from the first contact, through the day of entry and then throughout the entire attendance. I am in charge of communication with parents and you can contact me with questions about clubs, events and the normal operation of the kindergarten. It is important to me that you and your children feel good with us, and communication, as is well known, is an integral part of every relationship, whether it is work or private.
Client care has accompanied me in various forms throughout my professional life and I am grateful that I can now do what I enjoy in such a dynamic and inspiring environment and especially with people with whom it all makes sense to me 😊.
Class teacher 2nd and 3rd grade
I have many years of experience teaching children in the first grade. For a long time, I also worked at the renowned schools ZŠ Londynská and ZŠ Nový PORG.
I enjoy opening the door to the world of knowledge for children and introducing them to the secrets of the natural sciences, as well as developing their creativity in art work. Choir is my passion and I look forward to starting a choir at our school as well.
Class teacher 1st grade
Teaching is a profession where the word "boring" does not exist, and what's more, teachers and children educate each other. Children know how to enjoy the present moment, enjoy little things and can express their emotions "openly", which we can only envy. All this is what I enjoy so much about working with children."
She graduated from the Pedagogical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno with a focus on civics and art education and has many years of experience with children in schools in the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy or even India, where she helped as a volunteer in the education of children from poorer castes in Nové Díl._cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
Zdeněk Kryštof Vitešnik
I have dedicated most of my professional and academic life to working with children. I have spent the last 4 years in New York, where I earned a degree in psychology with a specialization in developmental and child psychology from the University of Rochester. During the summer, I worked as a program coordinator and team leader at EU-funded English camps for children from rural areas. I am very excited to work with such a talented group of children that we have at GENIUS Kindergarten. I look forward to being able to teach them and learn from them at the same time.
My path led through the fields of Social and Special Education.
During my studies, I worked as a teacher's assistant at Jedliček's institute and school, and I also worked as a leader at a children's summer camp.
What I enjoy most about working with children is their diversity and creativity, thanks to which we open the door to new experiences together.
My name is Tereza. I study at the Faculty of Pedagogy of the Charles University. For several months I worked as a teacher's assistant in the 3rd and 4th grade of a primary school. I am hardworking, patient and reliable. I am interested in ecology. As part of my studies, I had the opportunity to take a course on change climate for educators. I have had a positive relationship with children since I was a child, and working with them fulfills me. I believe that every child is unique in its own way and deserves an individual approach.
I have been working at the GENIUS kindergarten for many years. I have tried other professions in the past, but none made as much sense to me as this one. Being a guide for children as they start their journey towards education makes me very happy and at the same time fulfilling. In the classroom, I take care of a harmonious and safe environment, which is filled with mutual respect, knowledge, movement and also fun, which is also important to me in my personal life. Thanks to the GENIUS kindergarten, my dream came true and I believe that the GENIUS kindergarten will help your children discover their own potential and fulfill their dreams.
There have always been two things which fulfilled me - learning English and spending time with children. That is why I decided to study at a Faculty of Education – Teaching of English Language and Literature.
During my studies I had various experiences with children, thanks to which I realized what the work with them has to offer and also how important it is to get to know each child, so that we are able to work with them in a way that is best for every single one of them.
It is not only about giving something to them, from the point of view of an adult, or a teacher. But it also works the other way around. Children give me great joy and it has always amazed me to observe their way of thinking, especially the younger ones.
I studied pediatric nursing at SZŠ and post-baccalaureate specialization studies - nursing care of children, psychology and pedagogy.
For many years I worked as a senior nurse in orthopedics, rehabilitation and neurology.
A year ago, my love for children won over my career. I started working in our wonderful kindergarten GENIUS and from September moved to our new and beautiful branch - Olivka.
As Aunt Lucka, I take care of the smallest children and it fulfills me immensely.
That's what happens when your job becomes your hobby.
After studying economics in high school and a year at university, I gradually discovered that I did not want to go in this direction. So, following my mother's example, I started studying at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ostrava. I also engaged in hobby activities as a lecturer at camps, adaptation courses, as a snowboarding instructor and also as a medic at recovery events and camps. During my studies, I realized that I was still missing something. They were little children and their immediacy and authenticity in every moment of their being. I duly finished my teaching studies and entered the Futurum Secondary Pedagogical School, where I completed my pre-school education and thus opened up the possibilities of exercising my creative soul! At first I tried public education, but it wasn't the right one, and that's why I chose the GENIUS school and I believe that all my potential will be fulfilled here and I will be able to pass on my knowledge and skills to the talented children at this school.
Elementary School Teacher
My name is Roman and I am an English teacher. Throughout my extensive time in London, I developed a passion for education and an individual, personalized approach to teaching. I began as an online tutor for adults, but I always felt the urge to help prepare children for the future, which is why I prepared summer camps with English and pursued a career at GENIUS ZŠ.
I am thrilled to be able to work with talented children at this school and hope to shape the geniuses of the future. Being bilingual is a crucial skill to have and teaching it in a playful and innovative way is the perfect approach.
Hello! I am an English teacher. I love kids and I like to help them learn English.
I use an individual approach to each learner, creation of lessons taking into account the goals, level, age and speed of learning. I am friendly, very patient and open to my learners.
I like teaching and I always try to make the learning process very interesting.
I have had a very positive relationship with children since I was little. Their sincerity, joy of life and endless imagination have always inspired me, which is why I decided to study kindergarten teaching at Charles University after high school. The practice and study of pedagogy did not discourage me, on the contrary, they confirmed that I was going in the right direction. That's why I continued to study preschool pedagogy at the Charles University and in the master's field, and in my spare time I led a children's choir and looked after children. As part of my studies, I also had the opportunity to study one semester in Finland at the University of Helsinki, where I gained a lot of inspiration and new experiences and deepened my English.
My motivation is the idea that I participate in shaping a new generation of self-confident, considerate and kind people. In addition, I enjoy sharing my favorite activities - music, painting or dancing - with children who try them and accept them with an open mind.
Teacher Kindergarten Smíchov
I believe that every child is different, every child is smart in their own little way and has talents hidden deep within that just need to be discovered. It made me develop a passion for childcare, that's why I love working with kids, helping them nurture their little minds. Working with multinational kids in the past made me realize the importance of understanding their needs, to show support in their interests and to listen to their emotions in a respectful approach. Seeing smiles, laughter and joy in their faces gives me the satisfaction that I have helped them fulfill their imagination and achieve an important milestone in their young lives.
Primary school teacher's assistant
Working with children brings me great joy, and I've been doing it since I was young. I've also always gravitated towards sports and healthy exercise, both recreationally and competitively. I studied Applied Physical Education for people with specific needs at FTVS UK and completed my requalification Pedagogical minimum course. I have experience in working at schools, in a family leisure club, in a children's hospital and in the Paraple center. I started working at ZŠ GENIUS in September 2022 as a teacher's assistant and physical trainer. I look forward to being able to help children with to develop in all aspects of their studies. Together we will try many new activities from singing, drawing and other creative activities, through ciphers and puzzles, to all kinds of sports and physical activities.
Teacher Kindergarten Strašnice
Anna Marie Řehořová
I believe all children should be treated with kindness and respect; after all, they are our future and it is an honour to be able to help them on their journey as they grow up and learn about the world. heir minds are full of wonder and it never ceases to amaze me; watching them think and work is wonderful and getting to see how imaginative and smart they are and just how much they get to thrive under the right circumstances is a privilege.
Kindergarten teacher's assistant
My name is Veronika. I graduated from the course: Nanny for children until the start of compulsory school attendance. I would also like to complete a teacher training course. I've enjoyed working with children since I was little, and that's why I started looking after children in families on a part-time basis at the age of 12. While studying in high school, I went to a summer pioneer camp as a child supervisor. I have been working at the GENIUS school for 2 years. I thank the GENIUS school for providing us with a job that I really enjoy and at the same time that I can be a part of your children's lives. 🙂
Kindergarten teacher's assistant
I believe that every child has hidden potential. It just needs to be discovered together. I try to be a guide in this world full of various surprises and obstacles.
In this discovery, I try to use the knowledge I gained during my university studies. I am a master of social and cultural anthropology, at the same time completing a bachelor's degree in social pathology and prevention and finally studying for a doctorate in historical sciences.
However, I also learn from children every day. Their world is often fascinating and inspiring. Therefore, I believe that we can improve and motivate each other. Together.
Working with children fulfills me like no other. I have a degree in preschool and out-of-school pedagogy at the secondary school. I especially enjoy working with smaller children, which is why I settled in our crèches. I am very happy to include any musical activity in my lessons. Music is my great passion. In addition to kindergarten, I am also involved in two smaller projects where I work with students who are transitioning from primary to secondary school, social networks and production
Kindergarten teacher's assistant
My name is Vojtěch Zuza and I am a high school graduate with a high school diploma. I am energetic, reliable, hardworking and persistent.
I like working with children because I am a direct part of creating their habits, customs and decent upbringing.
I chose to work with children because I enjoy helping and especially children. They are grateful for that and that always puts a smile on my face. I like to do work that fulfills me and I can be helpful.