school teaching staff
LOWER PRIMARY COORDINATOR | CLASS 1 AA TEACHER
Robert was born in Lambeth, London. He moved to the South West of England in the 1980’s with his family. He studied Primary Education at Rolle College, Exmouth and was awarded his teaching degree from the University of Plymouth in 1994. He has worked in a range of different primary schools in both London and Devon, from large inner city to small village. He has taught all age groups from Year 1 to Year 7. His last primary position was for twelve years in a Catholic school in East Devon where he was responsible for Science, Music and Religious Education. He holds a Certificate of Education in Catholic School Leadership from St. Mary’s College, Twickenham. Robert’s most recent position was at an agricultural college working with students with special educational needs. Robert lives in Gdansk with his wife, Julia and three children. He enjoys playing badminton, cycling and running. He is passionate about reading and music- his favourite author is Graham Greene and he plays the piano and trumpet.
UPPER PRIMARY COORDINATOR | CLASS 3 KA TEACHER
Kevin Reilly graduated with a B.A. Honours Degree in English and Teaching at Greenwich University, London in 2001. He has taught in many schools in Gdańsk since 2008 (including two international schools) and in 2011, he started a successful English language school - GO global - which he and his wife continue to lead. He enjoys running, writing and spending time with his family as well as restoring old things and making cool things from junk.
CLASS 1 AA TEACHER
Anna started working in British International School Gdańsk in 2011. At first, she worked as a teacher of Economics and Business subjects. Anna graduated from the Poznań University of Economics with a Master's degree in Economics. Additionally, she completed Pedagogical Training at the Poznań University of Economics. She holds the Certificate of Proficiency in English issued by the Cambridge University. She has also completed the postgraduate studies in Early Years Education at the University of Gdańsk. Since 2016, she has been a teacher of Class 0. Anna is a mum of two daughters - Natasza and Nela. Travelling is her biggest passion. Anna runs the BISG Baby Group.
CLASS 1 RA / AA TEACHING ASSISTANT
Aleksandra is a teacher assistant in classes 1 AA and 1 RA. In 2009, she studied English Philology at the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz (specialisation – translation studies). She always wanted to teach, it’s her dream and passion. Nowadays, she is studying Early Education. She’s interested in art and volleyball. On top of that, Aleksandra is leading the “Mural Club” at BISG which gives her lot of joy.
CLASS 2 DM TEACHER
Dorota Burczyk holds B.A. degree from Early Education with English as well as MA in Pedagogy from the University of Gdańsk. Upon her graduation, she left Poland for China and lived there for 6 years as an English Teacher. She has decided to return to Poland and is very excited to begin her new adventure in BISG. Dorota loves travelling and trying out new things (scorpions, ox's tongue etc). Her dream is to have a gigantic library at home and just read another book. She also enjoys learning new languages.
CLASS 2 DM TEACHER AND TEACHING ASSISTANT
She is an Early Education and Teaching English specialist who graduated from the University of Gdańsk. She studied English Philology and plans to obtain an M.A. Magda cares about her personal development by attending a variety of training courses involving advanced teaching methodology. So far, she has completed more than 40 different courses. Her interests include, but are not limited to, travelling (she has visited over 30 countries), cooking, reading psychological as well as crime books, cycling and snowboarding. She is an open-minded and a helpful person with a positive attitude and outlook on life.
CLASS 2 ML TEACHER
Martyna Sroka is the Class 2 ML teacher. She graduated from the University of Gdańsk with a B.A of Early Education with English and an M.A of English Philology. She has also done the postgraduate studies on Education Managment. She decided to become a teacher because she enjoys oberving and participating in kids' development. In her work in BISG, she uses her dancing experience and enjoys doing music projects with her class. She is a mum of a two-year-old son and likes to spend her free time with my family and friends, especially doing sports such as jogging or crossfit.
CLASS 2 ML TEACHING ASSISTANT
Ludwig was born in Gdańsk and after graduation he moved out to UK where he was working as a glass specialist. He is a graphic designer who found his passion to teach in BISG. He is always curious about the world and people around him. In his spare time, he likes reading, rollerskating and finding himself new, interesting things to do. Right now, he is fully committed to his role as a teaching assistant.
CLASS 3 AA TEACHER
Agnieszka was born in Gdynia and studied at the University of Gdańsk where she graduated in English Philology. Agnieszka moved to London in 2004 where sh worked in a range of primary schools. She has taught all Key Stages from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 2. She also holds a Montessori Diploma, Early Years Professional status and a post graduate Diploma in Management in Education. She believes that the role of education is to interest the child profoundly in an external activity to which he will give all his potential’ ( M. Montessori). Agnieszka moved back to Poland in the summer of 2017 with her husband and two children and is looking forward to being part of BISG.
CLASS 3 AA / KA TEACHING ASSISTANT
Adrianna Goworowska graduated from the Gdańsk Autonomous High School with a distinction, she studied Painting at the Gdańsk Academy of Art and Archeology at the University of Gdańsk. Now, she is studying Early Education in the Institute of Education at the University of Gdańsk. She developed her experience with children and youth as a Świetlica teacher working for BISG for two years. Now, she works as an assistant in class 3AA and 3KA. She’s been working as a cruise organizer and sailing instructor with teenagers aged 13 to 17, gaining a lot of work ethic from this experience. Adrianna loves travelling, as well as read historical and scientific books.
CLASS 4 PK TEACHER | MATHS TEACHER
Paula Kawalerska graduated from the University of Gdańsk with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, acquiring her Master's Degree at the Kazimierz Wielki University. Wishing to expand her skills and knowledge, she completed her TESOL course at Trinity London College. In addition, she obtained QTS in the UK. Having been given an amazing opportunity to work in various London schools, she became passionate about teaching mathematics and as a result she completed postgraduate studies in this field. Now her aim is to pass on this zeal to her students.
CLASS 4 KO TEACHER | PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Kamila Cisewska graduated from the Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk. She worked as a physical education and swimming teacher in Gdańsk Autonomous Primary School, where she gained experience and found satisfaction in working with children and young people. Also, Kamila worked in the International School of Gdansk. She is a trainer of volleyball, basketball, and handball. She is also a fitness instructor. Her favourite game is soccer.
CLASS 4 KO TEACHING ASSISTANT | PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Olga graduated in Physical Education, Sport Tourism and Recreation from the Physical Education and Sport Academy in Gdańsk. She also studied Sport at the Gerlev Academy in Denmark. She was a Physical Education teacher at the "Boys and Girls" club in United States. Olga was also a judo competitor for ten years.
CLASS 5 ZP | ART TEACHER
Zofia Plucińska graduated from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, finishing the Faculty of Fine Arts. She finds art to be the most fascinating record of human dreams, being the “signum temporis", a reflection of its own era, yet carrying a universal message, above all – beautiful. She is a painter but also continues to study art theory - its historical and cultural background, being happy to be able to share her enthusiasm and knowledge. She has taught both adults and children, always discovering that teaching is the best way to learn. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” (P. Picasso).
As a guide around the Tricity, she wishes to publicise knowledge about the cities and their exceptional history. In her free time, she enjoys spending time away from the city, constantly exploring our unique and varied region, from time to time choosing more distant destinations.
CLASS 6 TG TEACHER | POLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER
Tomasz Garstkowiak holds a Master's Degree in Polish Philology from the University of Gdańsk. He has been working with children and teenagers since 2005. Apart from teaching Polish, he also deals with film education. He organises cultural and educational events and runs workshops for children. He has cooperated with many cultural institutions in Tri-city and in Poland. Since 2005, he has been running a Film Discussion Club in Sopot. He is also engaged in music creation for children. He was awarded a scholarship of the Marshal of Pomeranian Province (2011) and the President of Sopot (2013).
CLASS 7 NT TEACHER | POLISH TEACHER
Natalia Topolewska is a teacher of Polish Language and History. She graduated in Polish Philology and History at the University of Gdańsk. She also graduated from the postgraduate studies in Treatment of Disorders of Reading and Writing at the University of Gdańsk. She is completing postgraduate studies in Early Years Education. Teaching is her passion. She started working at the British International School Gdańsk in September 2014.
SECONDARY CLASS TEACHER | HISTORY TEACHER | ICT TEACHER
Michal was born and raised in Lębork. He studied History and Polish Philology at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. During his education, Michał undertook CMAS course and devoted his time to discover the mystery that hides underwater. After graduation he moved out to United Kingdom, where he developed his English skills and spent exciting time in the multicultural environment. Michał loves swimming, travels, fantasy books, board and computer games. He is very happy about prospect of teaching in the BISG.