Welcome to INSPIRA

A Cambridge International school offering primary, secondary and advanced education, grades 0 to 12.

Helping children thrive in a global future.

Inspiring Teachers

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.

CLAUDIA

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.

ANDREEA

Knows-it-all

Head of Operations

Once you step into our school, you get to meet Andreea. With smiling eyes, she meets the children and the grown-ups coming to our school. Andreea also provides key information to everyone who needs it and holds everything together in ”the house”.

TANIA

The Big-Hearted Teacher

Academic director, 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.

EMI

The Kind

Teacher

With his warm personality and encouraging spirit, Emi can easily find his way into children’s hearts.

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.

ALEXA

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ANDREEA

ALEX

Souls Coach
Physical Education Teacher

Whether it’s sunny or rainy outside, Alex always finds a way to get kids moving, so he knows how to blend sports discipline with a warm interaction whenever he trains the young INSPIRAtors.

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.

INA

The Caring

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.

MARIAN

The Visual Thinker
Graphic designer
Everyone calls him Mari. And he is the perfect combination of creativity and pragmatism. Mari is the first to ask hard questions, and he never goes halfway through doing things. Then, magically, he comes up with the most beautiful ways of putting ideas into images.

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.

SERAFIM

The Kingdom Treasurer

Finance Manager
You will hardly ever see Sera if you come to INSPIRA. He keeps a low profile but is a master at handling the „kingdom” resources. Thanks to him, we know nothing gets wasted in our school, and everything gets well invested.

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.

GABRIELA

Internationally Acclaimed Board Members

The school is led by a board of highly experienced professionals, successful business people and well-known educators, committed to make INSPIRA a state of the art school for the next generations.

Leticia Hashem

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.

Sylvain St-Amand

Director of International Relations, University of Luxembourg
He has extensive experience as a board member in various non-profits, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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).

Miriam O’Regan

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!

Diana Certan

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.

Anisa Nicolae

Academic Director, Fly High, Romania
An inspiring teacher for so many students, Anisa brings so much joy and quality learning in her classroom.

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.

Wylie Wright

Director, Brooke House College, UK
His passion is to get education outside of the box and beyond the classroom. Sitting and studying for exams is more of a memory game than a quest to learn, explore, and find solutions.

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.

Meaningful Learning Today for a Fulfilled Tomorrow

At INSPIRA, we pledge to create inspired future generations of passionate, life-long learners, well-rounded, open-minded, engaged and happy graduates.

Give voice and choice to all

All children are curios learners with different intelligences. A successful educational program adapts to all learning styles and offers flexible learning paths.

Inspiring teachers

A passionate teacher ignites the best in every child. Inspira teachers are motivated professionals, fun lovers and dream creators for all children.

Real Life Learning

Life-long learning happens in the world, for the world. As children explore through play and creative thinking, as they design and experiment, valuable life skills are built.

Personal Wellbeing

Just as a plant needs good soil, children need a safe place for growth. Social emotional development, healthy relationships, respect create a thriving environment for learning.

Forward-thinking

Our school is the place where all children put their talents, knowledge and ideas together to create the world they would like to live in and get ready to face any future challenges.

Experiential learning

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand”. Actively solving real world problems, creates an engaging classroom atmosphere and accelerates learning.

Teach by example

Our values guide everything we do, while our culture is modeled on transformative learning.

Service learning

Active learning develops skills. Active learners make communities thrive. The Inspira community regularly comes together to solve local problems and improve everyday life.

A Community of Learners

An active learning community empowers children to become passionate life-long learners. At Inspira, learning is not a lonely journey: parents, staff, students, teachers, all take on enriching learning experiences.

Bonding with like-minded people creates the space for healthy relationships and inspiring life models for all children.

Through open communication, authentic connection and constructive feedback, the Inspira family ensures continuous encouragement while being a space for active citizenship.