Inspira is led by a dynamic team of passionate teachers and highly experienced educators. Although many of us have different backgrounds, we are united by the common desire to mentor the next generations of passionate learners, original thinkers and entrepreneurial minds.
The INSPIRAtional Leader
Founder & Manager
While her kids were still very young, she started dreaming of a creative, child-focused school, that would value practical, coherent, real-life learning.
„INSPIRA is the school I have always wanted for my children”, we often hear her say.
Even though her kids have grown, she has never given up on her dream of a high-quality school for other children’s parents who were just like her.
For parents who:
– Dream of a friendly learning environment for their son or daughter
– Want a place where their child can grow according to their natural gifts
– Long for a balanced relationship with their kids instead of the tension generated by an ever-demanding and rigid educational system.
Claudia’s dream has come true. Now, she inspires the team to find new and better ways to cherish, challenge and support the young INSPIRAtors.
Head of Operations
She enjoys watching the students and being around them on any given occasion. Although she has chosen an operations career over her teaching, her heart keeps beating for kids.
For us, Adina is a fountain of inner strength. Life has not been easy on her, but she dares it, not letting it rob her of the joy of living and spreading kindness around her.
The Big-Hearted Teacher
Academic director, Year 4 Teacher
This is how Tania’s job description title. If you ask her, she is just what she had been dreaming of since childhood: a teacher who loves children and challenges them to become valuable grownups.
Tania ”holds” the entire educational programme in her hands while her heart is big enough to hold every child around her.
She is our creative person, with many ideas to kindle children’s curiosity.
In a world full of prejudice, she only has eyes for how unique kids are. All she dreams of is finding a personalized way to work with them.
If you ask her about what she would change in her generation, you should know she has got her mind set on fighting toxic competition. Tania is a huge promoter of collaboration.
Year 1 Teacher
Don’t let appearances mislead you, though. Emi has had years of teaching experience and is keen on doing things well. But he also knows that children’s desire to learn is influenced by how well a teacher understands and empowers them. And this is precisely what he does while teaching.
Also, we admire Emi for his strong determination not to judge others and his heart for social problems.
She might seem shy among adults, but she is like fish in the water when surrounded by kids.
We admire her mix of creativity and love for the young generation. Besides preparing children academically, Kacy also cares for their hearts and for how they turn out to be as people. Isn’t this the true spirit of education, after all?
Although his role at INSPIRA is to be a German teacher, he has also taken on that of „making people smile”, as he says. We must admit that his humour and encouraging style are his most effective tools for that goal.
Romanian Teacher, Psychologist, School Counselor
Simona turned up in INSPIRA with a beautiful mix of professionalism and smiles.
She is firm and friendly, teaching kids Romanian while guiding their hearts and educational choices according to their natural abilities.
Do you want to know her most profound passion? She loves to build: not walls but relationships, beautiful projects and human character.
Her encouragement for the present and future generation of INSPIRAtors:
„Get inspired with original ideas! Be unique in everything you do best! Use every life opportunity or challenge in your favour!”
Physical Education Teacher
At INSPIRA, we all believe physical training is essential for the body and mind. But even if we forgot, our sports teacher would make sure we remembered.
Cleaning and Child Minder
„The purpose of cleaning is not just to have a clean environment, but also to feel joy while being in that place.” (Marie Kondo)
Do you find yourselves wondering why kids at INSPIRA feel joy? The secret is: Ina is in action. She is the person who makes a clean space for the young students and she takes her role very seriously.
And there is something else that makes Ina fit perfectly at INSPIRA: her love for children. We admire her kindness to kids and how she makes them feel secure.
Among so many dreamers and „social butterflies”, we are glad there is someone to keep us down to earth and express in a visual way whatever crosses our minds.
The Kingdom Treasurer
And there is one more thing about Sera: he is very good at balancing a cheerful work atmosphere with his integrity and sense of responsibility.
The Word Launcher
Marketing Coordinator, Copywriter
She goes by Oli on the team. And she is determined to prove that, sometimes, a word makes more than 1000 pictures. Words have power, she says. Words can encourage or daunt, reflect beauty or focus on the ugly things.
Nothing is perfect in this world. Not even at INSPIRA. But she keeps tracing the good things, putting into words all the beautiful things we experience here.
And this gives us the courage to do things even better.
Internationally Acclaimed Board Members
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, INFUSED IMPACT, USA
Leticia is passionate about supporting and empowering the oppressed and the vulnerable – particularly children.
A graduate of Harvard University, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Leticia is a teacher and public speaker with more than 20 years of experience.
She has been part of a number of organizational boards, including non-profit, public sector, and church governance boards. Currently, Leticia serves as chair of the Board for Love146, the board of Harvard Business School Community Partners Club of Connecticut, and as Secretary of the Board of the Child and Parental Rights Campaign.
Director of International Relations, University of Luxembourg
Sylvain was Executive Director of the Centre for International Management Studies at McGill University, Director of the International Relations Office at Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, and part of the board of directors at the Canadian Bureau for International Studies.
Sylvain holds a BA in History from Laval University, Quebec, and an MA in Contemporary Chinese History from University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Currently, he heads the International Relations Office at the University of Luxembourg, is Chairman of the Board for the World Centre of Excellence for Destinations, and co-chairs the Groupe des Responsables des Relations Internationales Francophones (GRRIF).
Centre for Psychology, Education and Emotional Intelligence, Dublin
Miriam has worked as a secondary school teacher for most of her life, but also taught in primary special education schools in Ireland.
Over a period of eight years, she designed and taught a course in academic writing for postgraduate, non-native speakers of English at the International Institute for Hydraulics and the Environment, Delft, The Netherlands. In the corporate world, Miriam delivered in-house communication training for a variety of industries.
She is currently working in educational research, having completed a PhD in early education and professionalization at Technological University Dublin. She is excited to be part of Inspira’ Advisory Board and she looks forward to the development of a wonderful new school in Craiova.
Miriam believes in learning from the early years, through childhood, adolescence, and beyond!
Director Executiv, Concordia, Romania
With over 18 years of experience in working with NGOs, Diana’s primary expertise is in NGO management and experiential education. She holds an MA in Community Development from the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj.
Diana is a member of national and international juries for NGO and social business competitions. In 2011, she became an Aspen Institute Romania Fellow and, since 2015, she has been Executive Director of Communication and Fundraising for CONCORDIA, a non-profit that helps families in need.
As COO of the New Horizons Foundation, Diana was a key driver behind the IMPACT program, one of the largest youth social movements in Romania. The program is the only Romanian educational model to have been replicated in 10 other countries.
Since April 2021, Diana is also President of the Romanian Coalition for Education.
Academic Director, Fly High, Romania
With a great passion for education, leadership skills, and desire to grow, Anisa was the COO of Fly High Romania for six years, where she coordinated the academic programs and teacher department, the international summer schools in the UK, USA, and Ireland, and the Cambridge Assessment English exams.
She is a graduate of Anglo-American and German Studies from the University of Craiova and has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from the same institution. She started her career in teaching English and German soon after a one-year study scholarship in Germany, at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
In 2020 Anisa moved to Germany looking forward to new opportunities but continued her collaboration with Fly High as Head of the German Department.
As a part of the Inspira Advisory Board, Anisa hopes she will be able to help and support the team design a school and a learning model that will inspire the children of Craiova and guide them in their beautiful learning journeys.
Director, Brooke House College, UK
Wylie is a graduate of Social Sciences from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and he also holds a BA in Education from the University of Edinburgh.
He has been the Summer School Director for Brooke House College, UK for 8 years and has a vast experience in international education as an EFL tutor in Bjelovar, Croatia and Milan, Italy. Wylie also taught high school in Livingston and Edinburgh, Scotland.