Headmistress

Jana Thurnwaldová

Jana Thurnwaldová

Dear parents,
as you already know, I am the new
headmistress of Bumble Bee. Currently
I and the team are preparing a new
the curriculum called My Year of
Independence for the upcoming school
year.
We want to bring stability,
professionalism, good atmosphere, trust
and system back to Bumble Bee.
We wish so that every child has a daily
opportunity to explore, enjoy, have fun,
learn and live through every happy
moment.
Apart from everything else I will be
leading a logopedics course. In the
afternoon hours, we will prepare various
clubs for the kids.
An integral part of life at Bumblee Bee families will also be events for
parents such as concerts, charity auctions, school plays, and much more.
During the school year, we would like to organize evening and weekend
courses for parents with children.
We believe that you will enjoy our common path.

Secretary

Kristýna Havlíčková

Kristýna Havlíčková

Hello everyone,
My name is Kristýna Havlíčková
(secretary), I come from Prague. I have
years of experience in administration,
working with documents, forms and
others in the public and private sector. I
have also been working in education for
a long time. I have worked with primary
schools and kindergartens. I like to
communicate with people and children.
I am happy to contribute my experience
to the Bumble Bee team.

Teachers

Viktoria Burbelo

Viktoria Burbelo

Victoria took part in the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FSA-FLEX) and graduated with honors from
McLoughlin High School, Oregon, USA in 1998. She got a diploma with honors in Psychology; English
Language and Literature from Dnipropetrovsk National University in 2003.
In 2009 she founded Polyglot School -- a private language school in Dnipro, providing language
teaching services in 7 languages to 200 students. Victoria worked as the director of studies, teacher
trainer, teacher of English and French, interpreter, and translator. Her native languages are Ukrainian and
Russian, she has Advanced level of English and Cambridge exam certificates for teachers: TKT 1,2,3; B1
level of French (language courses in France), A2 level of Czech. She has excellent communication and
organizational skills, responsibility, diligence, empathy and loves to work with children and is a mother
of 2 children: 2 and 6 years old. She enjoys creative writing, photography, music, yoga, and travelling.

Liam Bulgen

Liam Bulgen

Hello,
My name is Liam Bulgen and I work as an assistant.
I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2022, my family and I moved to the Czech Republic. I am a happy father of a four-year-old girl.
I enjoy working with children, providing them guidance and support to help them grow. The sound of children's laughter brings me great joy.
I have a business and entrepreneurial background. I enjoy spending time with my daughter, listening to music, and designing functional art in my spare time.

Stephanie Buss

Stephanie Buss

Having grown up in South Africa and being exposed to so many cultures and languages, I am curious about the world at large.  After my first trip abroad I knew I needed to explore more and my experience as an English teacher opened up opportunities for me to combine my love of travel with my love of teaching.

As a teacher in South Africa, 10 years, I gained experience teaching children of a variety of ages and backgrounds.  This experience has been invaluable while teaching abroad.  Since teaching in Czech Republic I have added to my skill set by teaching kindergarten as well as adults.

Assistants

Hello everyone,
I am an artist who likes to play the ukulele, piano, and guitar. Apart from playing musical instruments, I like to sing
at home or on social media. I love Japanese culture and language. Sometimes I play computer games on a professional level.
I will happily be helping with pedagogical work with older children and also taking care of the school's websites.
I graduated from Elijáš with a pedagogical specialization.

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