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.
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.
"As a child, I had a clear idea of what I wanted to be in life. Studying at a high school of pedagogy with a focus on preschool education was a clear choice for me. And for the best one, I had to move from my native Silesia to South Moravian Kroměříž. My studies at Charles University in the field of 1st degree teacher led me to Prague, unfortunately I did not finish there, but instead a path opened up for me to the United States, where I took care of children in families as an Au-pair and thus improved my English.During my practice in Czech and English kindergartens, I completed an intensive course "Starting Together", a Montessori teaching course, training for the development of preschool children and others. On maternity leave, I completed Functional Studies for school principals.My biggest and never-ending lesson is my two children, each of whom is different and I can only hope that they will grow up to be personalities similar to those who leave GENIUS school and kindergartens.I am not completely new to this Kindergarten and it is one of the few from which I can still learn a lot. I hope that our journey will be long and will continue to enrich each other.
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 😊.
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 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.
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.
My name is Michaela and I am an English teacher. Since I was a kid, I was into learning new languages and English was my favorite subject. Working with kids is my passion. I like helping them on their journey of learning new things and developing their skills and talents.
Last two years and a half, I have been living in the United States in Florida. I worked in childcare as a nanny and a teacher of the Czech language. I am glad I can be part of GENIUS team and accompany your kids on journey to their adulthood.
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.
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.
I am a student of Pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. As part of my studies, I gained a lot of knowledge about education and upbringing of children and youth.
We first tried working with children as a free time teacher at schools in nature. Thanks to this, I learned to work with children of different ages and used theoretical knowledge in practice.
I am glad that I became a member of the GENIUS team, where I can help educators make their work easier.
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.