Staff at KSI

Kings Schools International aims to recruit and retain members of staff that clearly share the school's core values. By doing so, we try to ensure that we have members of staff that possess the personal qualities and attributes to be a positive role model to both their students and colleagues.

Kings Schools International expects and encourasges all members of staff to support and respond positively to students' innate curiosity and support them in recognising their individual talents, interests and abilities. They should help students negotiate challenges and avoid negatively criticising for making mistakes. They should also strive to be fair and impartial in all relations with students regardless of race, colour, creed, gender or sexual orientation, economic situation, or social characteristics. Ultimately, all members of staff should model, promote and assume responsibility for the decent and dignified behaviour of all students, for the safety and welfare of the everyone at the school.

Management and Head Teachers 

CEO & Founder

Peter Chanas

School Headteacher

Omneya Seif

School Office Manager

Caroline Heisterova

Head of Slovak Administration and Compliance & Founder

Lena Kampmillerova

Secondary Deputy Headteacher

Naoumi Vivian Van Olmen

Primary Deputy Headteacher

Gabriel Laurentiu Pastrascu

CEO & Founder

Peter Chanas

I graduate at Comenius University, where I obtained a Master’s degree and a professional qualification in Marketing management. After graduating from university, I worked in private companies as a senior manager. I currently work as the CEO of several companies engaged in a wide range of activities.
After the acquisition of Kings Schools International, I am mainly dedicated to the management of our schools. I emphasize the selection of the right personalities with the right experience and knowledge for the positions of school principal and within the top management of the school to ensure the quality of the teaching provided, which is a priority for me.
You can say that I am a perfectionist and I pass this on to my decisions. I am a creative person and building and developing new things and business fills and motivates me. it could be said that I also take the building and development of the school as one of my hobbies.
In my free time, apart from work, I focus on my family in the first place, and together with them we perform dog sleds at a semi-professional level. I am also the Vice President of the Slovak Sled Dog Association.
School Headteacher

Omneya Seif

Omneya Seif joins Kings from the English International School, Bratislava where she taught Science in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Chemistry in the Diploma Programme. Before this, Omneya worked as a Project Management Analyst in Bratislava with responsibility for assisting in monitoring, controlling and communicating the project performance.

Omneya currently holds the position of Science Coordinator with responsibility for ensuring the delivery of the Edexcel IGCSE and A Level programmes.

Omneya Seif sa pripojila ku Kings z anglickej International School, Bratislava, kde vyučovala vedu v medzinárodnom programe Baccalaureate Middle Years a v chémii v diplomovom programe. Pred tým pracoval Omneya ako analytik projektového riadenia v Bratislave so zodpovednosťou pri monitorovaní, kontrole a komunikácii výkonnosti projektu.

Omneya v súčasnosti zastáva pozíciu vedeckého koordinátora zodpovedného za zabezpečenie poskytovania programov Edexcel IGCSE a A Level.

School Office Manager

Caroline Heisterova

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Other:Admissions Manager

Head of Slovak Administration and Compliance & Founder

Lena Kampmillerova

I am a graduate of Comenius University, where I obtained a Master’s degree and a professional qualification in teaching physical and sports education and computer science.  I also obtained the first attestation on the basis of meeting the conditions for obtaining the title PaedDr. – the doctor of pedagogy, as well as the second attestation in the field of creating a school educational program.I have extensive teaching and management experience, as I have gone through all career development positions in education – from a teacher, a class teacher, the head of a subject committee, to a deputy headmaster and finally to a director.

I used my professional qualifications as the director of the Nejedlého Primary School for many years. I received an award from the mayor of the Dúbravka district and the mayor of Bratislava for my innovative procedures in the management of educational activities. I completed shortterm internships at primary schools in Spain, in the Czech Republic, Poland and England. For many years, I worked in professional organizations in public education under the presidency of the Association of Primary Schools of Slovakia for the Bratislava Region, in advisory bodies of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports for the creation, innovation and modernization of school documentation and preparation of evaluation and classification of pupils. I have published a number of methodological materials for principals and teachers at RAABE.

Why did I decide to work at Kings Schools International?

“I see great opportunities at KSI in terms of developing the personality of our students. I am attracted by challenges based on a creative approach of teachers and students. The essence of our pedagogical principle is to create in each student a feeling of success from the achieved educational goals. I am fortunate to work with principals and teachers who can achieve the goals of the international educational program Edexcel in a playful and experiential way. I particularly appreciate the interest of the school owners, who create suitable conditions for our common goals. I like working in our creative team, which consists of school owners, school founders, directors for the primary and secondary educational process, teachers, nonteaching staff, students and, of course, parents. We form a cooperating community. My job is my hobby. I spend my free time mainly with my family, I devote myself to a healthy lifestyle, further education and cultural activities.

Secondary Deputy Headteacher

Naoumi Vivian Van Olmen

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Other:History Teacher

Other:Head of Humanities Department

Primary Deputy Headteacher

Gabriel Laurentiu Pastrascu

My teaching experience consists of more than 9 wonderful years, of which, the most significant ones took place in London (4 years), followed by one in Cairo, 2 years in Kuwait and my most recent teaching experience has unfolded within Kings Schools International Bratislava, having joined in late 2020. I consider myself to be a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners and works hard to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to the various needs of the students.


What is more, I always aspire to create an environment where students feel valued and find pleasure in being part of the learning setting at Kings. One of my most important goals is to encourage and support my students and to keep the lines of communication open between the parents, students and the school. Positive and productive communication is paramount to your child’s success and I will always be available for any questions, clarifications or suggestions.

Class Teacher:Year 4

Other:Student Council Coordinator

Teachers

AllPrimarySecondary
Special Educational Needs Teacher and Coordinator

Simona Valisková

Slovak Language Teacher

Denisa (Holáková) Mašutová

Slovak Language Teacher

Branislav Slušňák

Ruchi Sharma
ICT Teacher

Ruchi Sharma

Science Teacher

Tala Khoury

Art Teacher

Zuzana Hudeková

Business Teacher

Gabriela Viňanská

Laura Gaborit
Primary Teacher

Laura Gaborit

Irene de Castro Diez
Primary Teacher

Irene de Castro Diez

Agnieszka Blonka
Primary Teacher

Agnieszka Blonka

Livia Thanasi
Mathematic Teacher

Livia Thanasi

Christy Morgan
English Language Teacher

Christy Morgan

Beatriz Merida Flores
Spanish Language Teacher

Beatriz Merida Flores

Mandy Spence
Science Teacher

Mandy Spence

Monika Oleksynová
German Language Teacher

Monika Oleksynová

Sean Spence
Geography Teacher

Sean Spence

Nguyen Le
Music Teacher

Nguyen Le

Choe Collin
Mathematic Teacher

Choe Collin

Gabriela Burdova
Slovak Language Teacher

Gabriela Burdova

Mikaeel Wael
Science Teacher

Mikaeel Wael

Blake Christy
Primary Teacher

Blake Christy

Special Educational Needs Teacher and Coordinator

Simona Valisková

I studied special educations at Comenius University in Bratislava. During my studies, I was actively involved in working with children with special needs. Working with children is very enriching, challenging and full of surprises. After graduating, I decided to take a break and traveled to the USA, where I had the opportunity to study English. I also worked there as a keeper for a girl with Rett syndrome. This possibility changed my life and opened up a lot of possibilities. I was given the opportunity to travel around, see and experience various things. I am very grateful for that, I taste international dishes, get to know different cultures, or just be a part of other human stories.

When I returned from abroad, I started working in the Montessori education system. This work enriched me with a lot of experience, but I needed a change and to try something new. So here I am trying something new and  I am very happy to be a part of  Kings.

Other:Assistant Teacher

Slovak Language Teacher

Denisa (Holáková) Mašutová

I discovered my love for learning during my studies at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. In addition to the Slovak language and literature, I also studied history and pedagogy. After successfully completing my studies, I started working as a teacher of Slovak language and literature and Slovak language for foreigners at an international school in Bratislava, where I spent 4 years. Here I worked as a teacher of Slovak language and literature, class teacher and in the position of Head of slovak department, thanks to which I have experience with preparing students for graduation or Testing 5. In addition, I also worked on self-development by participating in various trainings or English language course. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate enough to have great educators who play a big part in what I am today as a teacher.

Of course, I’m not just a teacher. In my free time, I focus mainly on my family. In addition, I also enjoy reading, snowboarding, skating, playing Xbox and board games. I prefer to go to the cinema for Marvel movies. My weakness is quality desserts and coffee. I think I know every good restaurant in Bratislava, so food is my big love.

In upbringing and education, I prefer a respectful and individual approach. I believe that every single student has something in him that can change this world for the better. My job is to find it, show it to the student and work so that his unique personality can develop in the direction that is best for him. That is also the reason why I decided to work at Kings. I like that here I have the opportunity to devote myself to my students individually and thus make full use of their potential. My view of upbringing is in line with the school’s philosophy, and that is the most important thing to me.

Other:Head of Slovak Language Department

Slovak Language Teacher

Branislav Slušňák

I came from Dolný Kubín, from the Orava region in the northern Slovakia. I studied teaching history and slovak language and literature in Ružomberok. Our teachers at the university have led us to innovative ways of teaching.
I love slovak language and also history, and I see a space in connecting several topics in both subjects.

I decided to join Kings mainly for possibility  to apply the innovative ways of teaching to my lessons, especially for the opportunity to work with the small group of students. I also choose Kings for unique environment of school, teachers and  also students. This connectios brings interesting solutions and procedures in teaching.

My hobbies are hiking and cycling. Love to mountains i gainded as a child, because the Orava region is known for the several mountains and valleys.

I am very pleased for opportunity to be a part of the Kings team. And l look forward to classes with my students.

ICT Teacher

Ruchi Sharma

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Form Tutor:Year 12 and Year 13

Science Teacher

Tala Khoury

I graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry. Then I obtained my Masters of Engineering also in biochemistry and specialized in brain electrophysiology and neuropharmacology. Throughout my studies I have worked as a private tutor and taught a multitude of science – related subjects, then, I realized that teaching was my true calling. Therefore, I began my formal journey in education here at Kings, and I am currently finishing my post graduate education in international education at the University of Nottingham. I am passionate about creating positive relationships with my students that build a sense of confidence and enable them to grow as independent learners.

Form Tutor:Year 10

Duke of Edinburgh Award:Leader

Other:Student Council Coordinator

Other:Extra-Curricular Activities Coordinator

Art Teacher

Zuzana Hudeková

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Business Teacher

Gabriela Viňanská

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Other:French Language Teacher

Primary Teacher

Laura Gaborit

My teaching adventure ignited when studying Animation and Teaching within the University of Rennes 1, in France. After a volunteer programme in the French school of Bratislava, I decided to continue my teaching career in a small kindergarten with alternative pedagogy and English language. Teaching, travelling and Flag Football are my passions. One of the advantages of teaching at Kings is the small class sizes, an important feature that allows students to benefit from more attention and care, as well as giving the teachers the chance to fully understand the children’s needs.

I am very happy to be part of the teaching team at Kings Bratislava and excited to work with the students for this school year.

Class Teacher:Year 2

Primary Teacher

Irene de Castro Diez

After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and History, within the University of Valladolid, I had the opportunity to complete a placement with Oxford Brookes University. Soon, I discovered my passion for travelling and teaching, deciding to work in Poland, the USA and now, Slovakia. I enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking or swimming. I love reading as well!
Being in different countries, all around the world has allowed me to explore different teaching methods, I want our students to feel valued and recognised. We will be working as a team, where each of us is unique!

I am very excited to be part of the Kings School International team and to get to know my students. It will be a wonderful year!

Class Teacher:Year 3

Primary Teacher

Agnieszka Blonka

Despite holding a Master’s Degree in Finance, my true passion lies in teaching. I have worked in the field of education for 7 years, starting off with 2 years in Vietnam, followed by 3 years in Japan and 2 years in Spain, now I am very excited to be part of the wonderful team of Kings Schools International.

As a teacher, I find it is my responsibility not only to transfer knowledge, but also teach values and skills to the young generation that I believe are paramount to their success in the future. My goal is to foster an open, honest, communicative and supporting classroom, in which each student feels safe, special, and appropriately challenged.

I come from Poland, however I believe that attending an International School in Belgium at one point in my life has had a huge impact on my life. It changed my viewpoint, affected my personality, gave me opportunities I never knew possible and shaped my current path. Since then, I always strive to work in international environments and hope to create a similar experience for my pupils and that’s what brought me to Kings.

Class Teacher:Year 5

Mathematic Teacher

Livia Thanasi

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Form Tutor:Year 7

English Language Teacher

Christy Morgan

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Form Tutor:Year 8

Spanish Language Teacher

Beatriz Merida Flores

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Form Tutor:Year 9

Science Teacher

Mandy Spence

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Form Tutor:Year 11

German Language Teacher

Monika Oleksynová

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Geography Teacher

Sean Spence

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Music Teacher

Nguyen Le

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Mathematic Teacher

Choe Collin

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Slovak Language Teacher

Gabriela Burdova

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Science Teacher

Mikaeel Wael

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Primary Teacher

Blake Christy

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Class Teacher:Year 6

Canteen Staff

Canteen Manager

Lenka Čizmaziová

Canteen Manager

Lenka Čizmaziová

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