English Teacher, Community Service Coordinator
Kristýna comes from Přerov from a family full of teachers. She spent most of her high school and university years in Olomouc where she keeps coming back to see family and friends. As a university student, her Spanish studies led her to an Erasmus stay in Toledo, Spain and then to Mexico. She spent a beautiful seven years in Mexico. Her work with students and parents at a private school in Mexico City inspired her to go on to study Leadership and Management in Education in the UK – first in Newcastle and then in London.
2016–2017, St. Mary’s University of Twickenham, London, UK, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) focusing on foreign languages
2015–2016, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, International Perspectives - Leadership and Management
2003–2009, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc, English Philology and Spanish Philology
2008, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), an international study program in Mexico
2005, Universidad Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), Erasmus international programme in Spain
Kristýna combined her international study stays with gaining valuable teaching experience - for example, she taught English to students at the university in Puebla, Mexico in 2010. One year later she became a research assistant at the Political Studies Department of the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Económicos at the university in Mexico. She was the Head of the Multilingual Section of the Prepa TEC high school in Monterrey, Mexico from 2011 to 2015. She added experience from teaching Spanish at the Grey Court School in London to her international resume in 2017.
Kristýna likes spending time with family and two pugs, going for trips, walking or jogging in the forest, travelling and discovering new places. She loves reading and listening to music, including Latin American dance music and classic (as well as Afro-Cuban) jazz, primarily because she used to play the saxophone regularly. Kristýna likes drawing, and decorating gingerbreads for Christmas. She likes laughing and is happy when there’s fun in the classroom and among colleagues.