Our Team

Welcome to the website where you have an opportunity to meet all the Bumble Bee team. The home page includes detail information about the education and experience of the people who take care of your dear ones. You will find out that you leave your children in the hands of true professionals. They continuously work on their further education and hey participate in workshops and seminars which help them further develop their qualification.

All members of the Bumble Bee team have also their personal profile where they reveal to you something from their personality. You might be interested in knowing what these people do in their free time when they are not teaching your children.


Mgr. Magdaléna Hanáčková

Mgr. Magdaléna Hanáčková

Manager of Pedagogical and Educationl area

My name is Magdaléna Hanáčková, from January 2021 I am taking over the position of Manager of Pedagogy and Education with full commitment and thus will be responsible for the educational program and our team of teachers. After graduation from master’s degree study of English and American studies at the Philosophical faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, I became enthusiastic about teaching and working with children and teenagers and for ten years I have been active mainly in language education. Apart from direct pedagogical activity I have been dealing with coordination and administration of educational projects and the enormous benefits I could observe on children’s motivation and their results led me to grow fond of experiential education. As a passionate traveller I have always participated in organization of school trips, excursions, experiential events and competitions and I enjoy working in a multicultural environment. In the last years of my career as a course manager in a language school I was responsible mainly for the team of teachers but all the more I am glad to be back among children again!

In my free time I love hiking, my doggie, meditation and yoga, cultural events, language learning, reading and spending pleasant life moments with beloved people.

Extensive personal as well as professional experience and sincere enthusiasm for children’s development is what I am bringing to BumbleBee’s threshold and I am looking forward to our cooperation! I am ready to lend an ear to you, children and teachers and take care of harmonious and effective team functioning so I could follow up with the excellent work of Jana Kozohorská.


Nina Gubbinsová

Nina Gubbinsová

Provozní Manažerka

My name is Nina Gubbinsová and the school year 2020 - 2021 will be my eleventh year in Bumble Bee.

Every new school year brings many new challenges, but this upcoming school year will be exeptional one! Not only because we have almost comletely new team of teachers, but we have many new modern equipment and clubs with educational plan, which is more than needed for the next generation.

In my free time, Im dedicated to my two children and try to provide them with all the care that children in puberty need :-) Energy and vitality I gain through all sorts of sports activities depending on the season. Jogging and in-line skates are very in right now!

I use English language on a daily basis at home with my children whos Im trying to raise in a bilingual environment. This experience allows me to empathize with many of the situations experienced by parents in the classical Czech family, as well as in bilingual or foreign family.

You can contact me with any questions about Bumble Bee and your children and anything that you need to tell or offer to us.



Miroslava Benešová

Miroslava Benešová

School Psychologist

My name is Miroslava Benešová and I cooperate with Bumble Bee as a psychologist and counselor for nine years already. I am here for you to answer your questions related to healthy psycho-social development of your children, their functioning and adaptation in preschool and development of their cognitive skills and emotional well-being. I studied psychology at Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague and now I continue postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Medicine. I am a psychotherapist with a psychotherapist training in Person Centered Approach of Carl Rogers which applies to coaching as well. I also work in Psychosomatic Clinic and in my private practice.

Working with children and adults is a constant inspiration to me and I look forward to meeting you and your children this year again.


Eva Rücker Nováková

Eva Rücker Nováková

Yellow Class Teacher

My name is Eva Rücker Nováková and this year I will be a red class teacher. I am not a newcomer at Bumble Bee, between 2012 and 2014 I worked here as an afternoon teacher and led a sports club. My fields of study are languages and linguistics, which I studied at Charles University and Akcent College, mainly Specialization in Pedagogy - English. In my lecturing practice I teach English language to children and adults. I started to work with preschool children in a ski school in the Giant Mountains, where I worked for several years as the head of children's ski education. Skiing on everything and everywhere is my lifelong passion. I also actively work in art, I am a member of an art group that organizes exhibitions and other cultural events. My big hobby is playing guitar and jazz. I look forward to enjoying the movement, the visual arts and music together with the children.

 


Mgr. Olga Jokschová

Mgr. Olga Jokschová

Red Class Teacher

My name is Oli Jokschová and this year I will teach the Red Class. I have been working at Bumble Bee since the Spring 2005.

I earned my teaching degree at Higher Professional School of Education in Litomyšl and my university degree at the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University in Brno. After graduation I spent six years in the U.S., where I studied English at Norwalk Community College, CT.

I have been working with children since my teen age. I cherish the time I can spend with them and always welcome an opportunity to enter their fantasy world. Every single day in their company is unique and joyful in some ways. Demanding of course, but rewarding.  You can see them grow, make new friends, have fun playing together, being fair to each other, become more confident, polite, supportive and responsible. Children´s life is full of wonder, it deserves to be treated with respect. I am looking forward to working with my new students in a creative way, where learning is so much fun.

EVA FRIEDMANN

EVA FRIEDMANN

Blue Class Teacher

My name is Eva Friedmann. I am excited to begin my first year at Bumble Bee as teacher of the Blue class. I have been working with young children from an early age. I grew up in Lubenec, CZ, where my mother was director of the preschool and kindergarten (“Materska skola”) for over 30 years. As a teenager I helped in the school by teaching English. After graduating Gymnazium, I moved to the U.S. on an au-pair visa. After spending one year in icy cold Massachusetts I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. I worked as a childcare provider for many different families during my time in the U.S. and completed a degree in Early Childhood Education at Diablo Valley College. I had the opportunity to work in some extraordinary preschools in the San Francisco area as well as Los Angeles, where we lived for three years. After 16 years in the U.S., I have returned to Czech with my husband and two daughters,
soon to be ages 3 and 6. Both of our daughters will be little bumblebees this year. For children’s extracurricular activities I typically specialize in arts, crafts and geography. I will be running the “Around the World” club this year.
I look forward to meeting all of you and your little bumblebees very much !

Charles Smoak

Charles Smoak

Green Class Teacher

My name is Charles Smoak, and from January I am the head teacher of the Green Class. I started teaching Music Theory in the United States almost a decade ago, and continued teaching such subjects such as Art, Science, as well as english as a second language (ESL) once my wife and I moved to the Czech Republic. 

I will also teach the English conversation and the new Computer club.

In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking, and reading. I am also a big fan of traveling, experiencing new cultures, and learning to speak new languages. 

I look forward to meet all of the preschoolers and make them ready for the "big" school ! 

ELIŠKA CHALUPOVÁ

ELIŠKA CHALUPOVÁ

Green Class Asistent

My name is Eliška Chalupová and I am 23 years old. I am starting to work in Bumble bee in January 2021 as a pedagogy assistant in the green class. I have already met all the children and I am looking forward to spending time together!

I am from South Bohemia, where I studied at a secondary school of pedagogy. After my graduation I moved to Prague, where I tried to learn english. After two years in Prague I moved to England, where I worked as an Aupair, for one and half year. I was taking care of children and helping them with everything. This oportunity gave me a lot. 

English language and art are my passion. I can also play the flute and piano, draw, paint and do illustrations. I am happy and open-hearted person with a sense of humor.

I always loved working with children and I am very happy to be a part of Bumble bee family.


Bc. MICHAELA BROŽOVÁ

Bc. MICHAELA BROŽOVÁ

Afternoon Specialist

My name is Michaela Brožová, I will be joining Bumble Bee for the first time this year, working as Afternoon specialist to the little bumble bees and as assistant to the yellow class teacher.

I was born and raised in Prague, but my studies and personal passion for learning foreign languages have brought me abroad quite a few times. Being able to speak at least 5 languages fluently is my current goal, that I’m working on! I also enjoy writing, reading, or for example practicing yoga or baking, when I’m trying to relax.

I hold a Bc. degree from the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, where I’ve majored in Korean studies.

 My experience with children comes from co-organising children summer camps, “fairy-tale forest” type of events, ski trips, and other events through a czech scout organisation, which I very much enjoyed doing so. I like to think about myself as quite creative, and unleashing that part of me through working on various activities and projects with children and then seeing their excitement just feels so rewarding.

So naturally, when deciding on my career, working with children had to make it to the top. Anyway, I’m excited about meeting and getting to know everybody, let’s have a great year together!

Monika Puldová

Monika Puldová

Lunch Lady

My name is Monika Puldová and I work in Bumble Bee as a housekeeper. I am responsible for communicating with suppliers, ordering, preparation and serving snacks and lunches. Furthermore I supervise for compliance of all health regulations relating to food and the correct way of eating, which we strive to have preschool children.  I also Check the observance of dietary restrictions for children.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the appetite of your children.

MILAN JŮZA

MILAN JŮZA

School Bus Driver

My name is Milan Jůza and in Bumble Bee I work at a combined position of a school bus driver, caretaker and a gardener.

I look forward to the new school year and all the new childrens, whos eyes sparkle everytime they see our yellow BB Bus :-)

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