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.


Nina Gubbinsová

Nina Gubbinsová

Director

My name is Nina Gubbinsová and the school year 2020 - 2021 will be my eleventh year in Bumble Bee. The role of director of an international language school fills me with great satisfaction every day! It is amazing to lead a professional team of colleagues with the same goal: to have happy and cheerful children who respect each other and who all work together to create an ideal environment for learning about not only the language but life skills as well! It is fulfilling to see how the children blossom and discover the world through our school!

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.



Jana Kozohorská

Jana Kozohorská

Manager of Pedagogical and Educationl area

My name is Jana Kozohorská and I have been working at Bumble Bee since august 2009.

This school year my role will be the Manager of Pedagogy and Education. I will be responsible for the educational program and leading our team of teachers.
I will be happy to meet you in person and tell you more about Bumble Bee.

I studied at a secondary school of pedagogy (Pre-school and out-of-school pedagogy). After graduation in 2005 I left for Prague where I started to work with children in English speaking families for four years. I have successfully completed a further qualification in pre-primary and primary education in 2012 which was fully taught in English and in which        
I gained lot of theoretical and practical experience in education and child personality development.

Since working at this school I have made lots of friends among our little bumble bee’s. :-) I learned a lot from them and I hope they learned a lot from me. After nine years at Bumble bee school I really feel that I have become deeply rooted in our team. My life is a continual educational process, I like to learn new things at anytime, anywhere and from everyone. I am very active in my life and I easily get excited about every little thing that makes life so wonderful. 

I am looking forward to start this school year with you!

 


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 !

JOSH STAYSKAL

JOSH STAYSKAL

Green Class Teacher

My name is Josh Stayskal, and this year 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 sports club 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 ! 

CHARLES SMOAK

CHARLES SMOAK

Green Class Asistent

My name is Charles Smoak and I will be the Green Class Asistant. I moved to Prague over a year ago where I received my TEFL Certification. Since then, I have enjoyed my time teaching English children aswell as adults in this wonderful city. Back in the States I studied music, including Jazz, as well as performed and recorded around the country for multiple groups. In my free time I take Czech lessons, teach myself classical guitar and travel. 

I’ m looking forward to a wonderful school year and to be a part of the great team!

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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