Our team includes highly dedicated and experienced professionals, who deal with the concept of the club in long term perspective and who are determined to give children their best. We have many years of experience in the field of preschool education and leisure activities for children. Finally, we have received great references from satisfied parents, whose children took part in our former activities

Barbora Drážníková

Educational Manager

Barbara graduated from Sports Grammar School in Brno with the title of second class coach. Then she worked as an au pair in England, where she also attended English classes at York College. After her return, she began her studies at the Higher Professional School of Education in Litomyšl and received a degree in preschool education. She worked as a teacher for Little Bear Preschool in Prague with a solely English program for 4 years. In 2011, she co-founded the association All4Kids, managing an English class in preschool Domeček in Prague, summer and winter camps and other activities for kids of preschool and early school age. In 2016, she co-founded the 1st English outdoor preschool Vyšehrad Monsters, then in 2018 Libeň Monsters. Her specializations are arts & crafts and sports. She is a certified yoga instructor for kids.

In Vyšehrad Monsters, Barbora is responsible for education policy, teaching methodology and mentoring and supervising teachers. She is an active teacher herself at Libeň Monsters. Her main aim is to make children enjoy their time in the club and their parents feel satisfied

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Barbora Musilová

Project Manager

Barbora graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague. During her studies, she participated in several programmes abroad, she worked as a teacher, translator, interpreter, guide, reviewer. After graduation, she worked as Erasmus coordinator, PR manager in publishing house, Head of the Comenius program and currently Head of eTwinning (on-line community of European schools). The topics of education and training have always been a great interest of hers. She is a founding member of the association All4Kids and is primarily involved in management and organizational aspects of its activities. She also has 2 kids of preschool age herself. In 2016, she co-founded the 1st English outdoor preschool Vyšehrad Monsters, then in 2018 Libeň Monsters.

In Vyšehrad Monsters, Barbora is responsible for legislative issues, project planning, coordination of activities, website and social media, official documents, promotion and communication with parents, international cooperation and grant management.

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Markéta Smolková

Operational Manager

Markéta graduated from vocational college of tourism and then she continued to study English and special education at Montgomery College and Soujourner Douglass College in the United States. She also spent a year in Spain and another one in the United States as an au pair. For two years, she worked as a teacher in the Czech-English preschool Domeček in Prague, where she also began working with the association All4Kids. She gained years of experience working in assistant manager positions at language schools, travel agencies and other companies. In 2016, she co-founded the 1st English outdoor preschool Vyšehrad Monsters, then in 2018 Libeň Monsters. 

In Libeň Monsters, Markéta is mainly responsible for communication with partners, administration, financial management and accounting. She is the main contact person for parents of kids attending the preschool. She is also occassionaly working as a teacher

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Iva Procházková

Leading Teacher

Iva graduated from the Czech University of Agriculture, where she received a bachelor's degree. At the moment, she studies at Higher Professional School of Education in Prague, as she found out she wants to be a preschool teacher most of all. She started to work with children in 2008 at a summer camp in Jankov u Votic, where she holds the position of Head for the youngest children until now. Since 2012, she has worked in the Czech-English preschool Domecek as a pedagocical assistant and teacher at trips and camps. Since then, she regularly cooperates with the association All4Kids. For many years she has been a private babysitter, from toddlers to school-aged children. She has been working as a teacher in Vyšehrad Monsters since the beginning in 2016.

In Vysehrad Monsters, Iva is a leading teacher, responsible for the everyday program. She is planning educational activities, trips and events. She is the contact person for parents regarding adaptiation and everyday situations with kids. Iva is very creative person, creating new and original games and activities. She specializes in arts&crafts, music and songs

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Chloe Siegel

Teacher and Native Speaker

Chloe comes from United States, where she obtained a bachelor degree in psychology (with focus on psychology of family) from Towson University (Maryland) in 2017. During her studies she spent one academic year also at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Chloe has plentiful experience teaching in a preschool settings in New York, as assistant, teacher and also leading teacher (Montessori of New Platz, Kid Care Daycare, Childtime of Delmar). Besides that she has experience with teaching English at both primary and secondary level, individual assistance for children with autism, support of children with behavioral problems and work with refugees. She graduated with TEFL certificate at the Language House in Prague got back into teaching at Vyšehrad Monsters. She is excited about the outdoor concept, focus on ekology and natural learning.

In Vyšehrad Monsters, Chloe is a permanent teacher. As a native speaker, sje is indispensable part of the team because he presents the English landuage in the best form and acts as a natural motivation for children to use English.

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David Dolejšek

Teacher

David graduated from the School of Telecommunication in Brno. He attended and loved the Scouting camps far in the past from the primary school, later he took part regularly as an instructor. He also led afternoon clubs for kids of early school age. He always enjoyed physical activities and learning how to develop own body. That is why he completed the course for finess instructors and then used his skills while working at the gym assisting disabled people. He is also an enthusiastic yoga instructor. He is deeply interested is diet and its influence on the human body. He founded a successful company Raw Planet, where he dealt with live diet, which can treat allergies and eczema of kids. The last piece in the puzzle is humour and fun, which he never spoils. So he found happiness and satisfaction in his own life in three simple principles - a healthy diet, plenty of movement and a cheerful mind – which he is pleased to pass on to children.

AT Vyšehrad Monsters, David is a permanent teacher, involved in daily operation of the club. He specializes in physical activities and games. In addition, he represents a male element in the team, as we see the aspect of the diverse team (in terms of both gender and age) as an important factor.

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Simona Rita Pirina Asara

European Volunteer

Simona comes from Italy. She was born in a large family in Sardinia, she studied and graduated at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Turin. Besides several internships she undertook during her studies, she has also plenty of experience as baby-sitter and a volunteer in the after-school club. She likes to be in contact with nature and to travel and explore other cultures, she is very curious about the world that surrounds her. That is why she expressed her interest to go for European Voluntary Service of Erasmus+. After we suceeded with our grant application, we are happy to host her from October 2018 until June 2019.

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Besiders our permanent team, we host students from US as volunteers each term. We cooperate with organizations CIEE Prague and ISA Study Abroad program. The volunteers lead afternoon clubs or act as teaching assistants. They give children an opportuniry to hear English from different native speakers.

Michal Sklenařík

Teaching Assistant

Michal is studying Physical Education and Sports at Charles University in Prague. He has worked with children since high school, mostly as a tennis coach. He has plenty of experience as a leader of tennis camps for children. He is targeting his professional specialization to become a coach for preschool children. Besides tenis, he also likes skiing and climbing, he spends his free time both in nature and in the city. He joined the team in 2016.

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Magdalena Rajdlová

Teaching Assistant

During high school studies, Majda spent one school year in Oregon (USA). She took part in program called 'Bruin Buddies Preschool' - a kindergarten for kids aged 3-5 years with high school students in the role of teachers and caregivers, responsible for activities like playing, painting, singing... she is very grateful for this opportunity as it showed her what direction she wants to go in the future. She enjoyes working with kids and it brngs her joy, so she enrolled herself at the Pedagogical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague to study special pedagogy.

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Hana Pauerová

Teaching Assistant

Hana graduated from Charles University in Prague with a degree in Sociology and Adult Education. Over the years, she has worked for the sociological group at the Main Architect's Office, as well as in the non-profit sector as head of the training department, her last job position before retirement was at the Ministry of Interior.  Se has always enjoyed spending time with children and has taken every opportunity to get involved with them as a volunteer. She has often organized children's days at the workplace and has worked at summer camps as well as led theatre clubs. In Monsters Hana also plays the role of a "granny" as we believe it is important for kids to meet teachers of different generations.

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Petra Hegerová

Assistant for Camps and Trips

Petra studies food chemistry at Mendel University in Brno. Since childhood, she has been a member of the tourist troop, through which she participated in preparation and implementation of many leisure activities for children and youth - summer camps, trips and other events. She works as a private babysitter for diferent ages for many years. She also works as a guide in the caves of Moravian Kras. She has been cooperating with the association All4Kids for several years, mainly on winter and summer camps and trips.

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