Meet Our Inspiring Teachers

They make it happen

Izzi Science for kids is a project launched by a team of independent teachers and intended to spark children’s interest in science from an early age. Some of our teachers train the national teams representing Bulgaria in international competitions in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Science

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Nikola Karavasilev

Physics

Nikola holds a master’s degree in Astrophysics from Sofia University. He is currently teaching Physics and Astronomy at First Private Mathematics High School. For more than 10 years, he has been training and helping students from different cities to win prestigious international competitions and Olympiads.

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Nasko Stamenov

Chemistry

Nasko is an effective science communicator and a skilled teacher who has carried out research studies in the field of nanotechnology. He currently teaches Chemistry at the National High School of Natural Science and Mathematics and heads science teams of students who participate in international science competitions.

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Димитър Желев

Dimitar Zhelev, PhD

World and BG Geography

Dimitar has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geology and Geography at Sofia University since 2017. He has participated in a number of international projects and expeditions. He is the author of several books and articles and a co-founder of the website Geograf.bg.

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Явор Денчев

Yavor Denchev

Biology

Yavor Denchev has a BSc and an MSc in Microbiology from the University of Victoria, Canada. He currently teaches at the Anglo-American School of Sofia and runs science clubs for kids aged 4 to 9 at a number of schools. Yavor had many years of experience working with children in Canada, too.

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Тиберий Баръмов

Tiberius Baramov

World and BG History

Tiberius has years of experience in teaching Bulgarian and World History. He wants his students to be able to understand the logic of events and draw conclusions based on historical data rather than simply memorising historical dates.

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Zlatina Dimitrova

Science and Lab

Zlatina heads the Bulgarian team of young naturalists and is one of the mentors to SchoolLab science communication competition in France. She is a skilled science communicator and the mastermind behind some of the science programmes at Muzeiko and TechnoMagicLand.

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Nelly Ivanova

Science

Nelly has a master’s degree in Journalism and another master’s degree from the Department of Physics at Sofia University. She has completed several internships at NASA, CERN, and an observatory in the Netherlands. Nelly devised the educational programmes at Muzeiko Children’s Science Centre.

Lower secondary

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Sofiya Gecheva

Bulgarian language and world literature

Sofia believes that her enthusiasm and keenness can help students discover the enjoyment of learning. She has long experience in teaching Bulgarian at reputable schools.

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Yoneta Astinova

Bulgarian language and world literature
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Svetoslav Stoychev

Bulgarian language

Svetoslav is interested in Literature, History and History of Art. Eager to communicate his passion for literature to students, he shows them that this knowledge could also be successfully applied in modern times.

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Boris Iliev

Bulgarian language

Boris is interested in literary theory – the study concerned with the nature of literature, the way it works and how it is perceived and taught to other people. He works on the relationships between literature and natural sciences.

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Lilyana Demebukova

Bulgarian math

An experienced primary mathematics teacher with over 30 years of expertise. She helps young students to develop their logical and rational thinking and to approach a difficult math problem as if it were a challenge they need to deal with.

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Nevena Sabeva

Bulgarian math

Nevena believes she will help children become keen on maths challenges and find the most rational solutions. She is the author of collections and textbooks in mathematics.

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Bulgarian math
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Nikoleta Simeonova

Cambridge Primary Math

Taking a positive approach, Nikoleta has managed to discover the beauty of maths for kids aged 10 to 14. She has lead dozens of 7th graders to success in international exams in mathematics and English.

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Mihail Kotsev

English Primary Math

Mihail graduated from the University of Durham. He believes that if mathematics is viewed as a series of logical arguments, it can be genuinely useful for students to develop their thinking and culture.

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Violeta Petrova

English

Violeta has gained hands-on experience in teaching English to children of various ages and has studied different teaching methodologies. She strongly believes that the attitude and regard on the part of the teacher can make a difference in the teaching process.

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Georgi Kirilov

Finances and Math

Georgi is a chartered accountant with long experience in accounting and corporate finance in London, Geneva and Bulgaria. His job involves working on interactive business simulation games under licence from Business Today Simulations International.

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Venelin Petkov

Global perspectives

Venelin Petkov is a journalist and a longtime news editor in leading Bulgarian media. His work has taken him to a number of exciting and enriching places and has met him with interesting people all over the world. He has been passing down this knowledge to learners.

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Primary

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Vladimira Dinova

Primary Teacher

Vladi has 20 years’ experience as a primary teacher and considers the core subjects of maths and Bulgarian as her greatest strength. While working with young learners, her guiding principle is that where determination is not enough, it is the power of love that will make things happen.

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Detelina Valkova

Primary Teacher

Detelina Valkova is a primary teacher with vast experience in reputable private schools. She says that teaching primary students is an enormous responsibility since children need positive role models to build and develop their characters during formative years.

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Novka Todorova

Primary Teacher

For Novka Todorova teaching young children is a mission. She believes that a teacher must show love and patience despite the day-to-day challenges.

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Ellie Voinova

Primary Teacher

Ellie has a radiant and positive personality. She is a teacher who has a great love for children, inspiring them and nurturing their hidden talents.

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Dobrinka Borisova

Primary Teacher

Dobrinka has over 25 years of experience and her energy and motivation throughout all these years have been driven by the curiosity in her students’ eyes. She works with primary students with ease.

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Kristina Vasileva

Primary Teacher

In addition to passing on the necessary knowledge of Bulgarian language and mathematics, she strives to teach children a positive attitude, nurture their curiosity, and instil values and virtues in them.

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Maya Nedeva

PreschoolTeacher

Having the relevant expertise and affection for kids, Maya plays a key role in the team of preschool teachers. She will be teaching the core subjects. Maya has gained experience working in state and private kindergartens and schools.

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Albena Kachamakova

Preschool teacher

Albena is an experienced primary teacher working with preschoolers. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching primary and pre-primary schoolchildren. Her passion is mountain hiking and she often shares with the kids the beauty of nature captured by her camera.

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Daniela Krusteva

Preschool teacher

Dani has been working with children aged 3 to 7 for more than 10 years. She believes that young students learn easily through the personal bond created with the teacher who has inspired and appreciated them and has helped them build their self-confidence.

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Petya Demebukova

Preschool teacher

Petya has been a primary and preschool teacher in Bulgaria and the UK. She had piano lessons for more than 10 years and her skill in playing the piano helps her interact with the youngest children.

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Velimira Dimova

Cambridge Primary Math

Working as a preschool teacher involves a great deal of patience and love and Velimira has these personality traits. She used to be a primary teacher at a state school and currently teaches maths to preschoolers.

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Yoanna Sigridova

Cambridge Primary Math

Yoanna has “the soul of an architect”, the heart of an artist and the mission to be a teacher. Using a creative approach, she helps students find the practical aspect of new knowledge and develop their logical thinking.

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Sevdalina Manova

Primary English

Sevdi has a Bachelor’s degree in English Philology from SWU and a Master’s degree in Speech Therapy from Sofia University. She attended a Montessori training programme at MCI, London. Sevdi has diverse experience in childcare and teaching English as a foreign language.

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Desislava Vasileva

Primary English

Dessislava has experience as a teacher in international schools. With her positive approach to students, she will strive to support them in their development as thinking, knowledgeable and capable people.

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Art

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Ralitsa Taseva

Music and drama

Ralitsa has gained vast experience in teaching Music at leading private and state schools. She is an inspiring musician who has performed on both Bulgarian and world’s stages. She has taken part in musicals and co-authored textbooks for students. She is, however, most satisfied working with schoolchildren.

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Elina Dashina

Music

Elina has international experience in presenting the magic of music to children and boosting their potential. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”                  Plato

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Maria Assa

Art

The art teacher Maria Assa graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. She has been running art classes for children of different ages since 2007. Maria uses in her work creative techniques and materials artistically combined with children’s imagination.

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Mario Angelov

Pottery

Mario took a keen interest in pottery as early as childhood. He learnt the art of woodcarving from a Bulgarian master craftsman for many years. Mario graduated from Vienna Academy of Art where he developed his talent in graphic arts, painting and sculpture.

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Капка Георгиева

Kapka Georgieva

Ballet, Classic and World dance

Kapka has been teaching dancing to children aged 3 to 15 for over 12 years. She works with great passion and uses an individual approach to each child. Kapka is the teacher who helps children understand the concept of dancing as movement to music revealing their emotions and personality.

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Martin Assev

Hip-Hop

Martin uses dancing to motivate the students to be more confident when performing in front of an audience. He is a co-founder of the uMove dance school where children and adults have been taught dancing for more than 10 years.

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Aleksander Enkov

BG National folk dances

Alexander has many years of experience as a sports teacher in reputable schools. He wants to instil a sense of order and responsibility in children. His passion is Bulgarian national folk dancing.

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Zdravko Peev

Board Games

Zdravko is a scientist by education and a historian by vocation. He has taken part in clinical research and historical reconstructions of fascinating, key events in the history of Bulgaria. Zdravko believes that he can be instrumental in helping children cultivate respect for science and use it as a powerful tool of thought.

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Aleksander Angelov

Architectural club

Alexander is a free, creative and talented young architect who has developed an affection for and a positive attitude towards children. He has gained experience through a number of annual architecture workshops for children. Alexander has participated in many international projects.

Sport

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Lachezar Rangelov

Health and Physical education (Volleyball, Football and Handball)

Mr. Rangelov is a former volleyball player and has extensive experience as a youth volleyball coach (CSKA and „Levski“) achieving success at prestigious competitions. He teaches sports at the Technical University and has been working as a PE teacher at several reputable schools.

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Aleksander Enkov

Health and Physical education

Alexander has many years of experience as a sports teacher in reputable schools. He wants to instil a sense of order and responsibility in children. His passion is Bulgarian national folk dancing.

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Gabriela Slavova

Tennis club

Gabriela is an experienced tennis player who has won a number of tennis tournaments (in singles and doubles formats) both in Bulgaria and abroad. Over the last years, she has been coaching young children to older amateur players.

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Alexander Buyukliev

Aikido Sensei

Alexander is a 4th Dan in Aikido and a 1st Dan in Jiu-Jitsu and is one of the instructors at CHOWA martial arts school. He was certified  by the National Sports Academy as a Jiu-Jitsu instructor and is currently studying Aikido.

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Izzi Start

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Teodora Ivanova

EYFS Key Teacher

Teodora Ivanova is a certified elementary teacher and a Montessori teacher. She decided to change her career path a few year ago when she figured out that working with children aged 3 to 6 inspires and motivates her.

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Zhenya Gaydarova

EYFS Teacher

Zhenya has 12 years’ experience as a teacher to children of various ages at kindergarten and school. She is keen on a range of educational practices that she has adopted in her work. In class, she strives to nurture kids’ interests and to spark their curiosity about the world around them.

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Stela Moneva

EYFS Teacher

Stella is an experienced preschool teacher. She writes fairy tales and verse for children and uses her writing to explain virtues to young learners and help them recognise and understand their emotions.

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Petya Tomova

English Teacher

Petya combines her passion for music and teaching expertise to plan effective lessons that provide an enjoyable and educational experience for children.

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Doroteya Shunina

English Teacher

Doroteya’s extensive professional experience, patience and love for children help her attract each kid’s attention. She implements various educational practices in class to make learning more enjoyable and exciting. She speaks English and Japanese fluently.

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Steliana Yankova

English Teacher

Steliana opens children’s minds to the richness of the English language from an early age. Using games, songs and rhymes, she is gradually building key knowledge and developing core literacy skills.

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Diyana Nikolova

Nursery Teacher

Diyana is a young teacher who shows great care for children. Over the past few years, she has dedicated herself to looking after and teaching preschoolers. As an assistant teacher, she caters for the children’s specific needs with due respect and consideration.

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Silviya Zhivkova

Nursery Teacher

Silviya is a very responsible, patient and diligent teacher. Her aim is to support the development of each kid. Silvia helps the little ones to deal with their day-to-day challenges.

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Administration

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Mariya Hristova

Office manager

Maria is among the first to welcome the children at school. She is always smiling and willing to employ her organisational skills to keep day-to-day administration manageable and in order.

 

 

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Eleonora Yakimova

Office manager

Nora is a committed professional who has a radiant and caring personality. She is the first one to welcome our second to sixth graders every morning. She ensures that students have all the necessary school stationery available in class.

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Ralitsa Velcheva

Chief Accountant

Since her graduation in Accountancy from the UNWE, Ralitsa has never stopped working as an accountant. She is a responsible and highly motivated professional taking an active part in data processing and invoicing. On a personal level, she says she remains an enigma even to herself.

 

 

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Salima Sidike-Myumyun

Marketing and Administration Specialist

Salima graduated in Tourism, marketing and advertising. While she still studied she started working in the same field. She is sharing that it is a pleasure for her to work in her profession at Izzi Science for Kids.

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Petya Goranova

Marketing manager

Petya graduated in Journalism and after a few years working for leading daily newspapers, she found her passion for marketing. That is why she specialised in advertising management and digital marketing.

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Natalia Manolova

Cambridge International Accreditation and Compliance Manager

Natalia has extensive experience in managing diverse and complex projects in an international environment. Areas of expertise include internal and external communication, project management, client service, and event organisation.

Management

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Galina Tashkova

Administrative Director

Galina Tashkova is an outstanding professional with a wealth of educational expertise. She has over 15 years’ experience as an elementary teacher and over 18 years’ experience as a deputy head teacher at a secondary school.

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Doroteya Voeva

Managing Director

Doroteya Voeva is the manager and founder of Izzi Science for Kids. She has a financial track record and business expertise that complement the team of skilled and experienced teachers in science, maths, languages, arts and sports.

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Nikola Karavasilev

STEAM Programme Director

Nikola holds an MA in Astrophysics from Sofia University. He is currently teaching Physics and Astronomy at First Private Mathematics High School. Furthermore, for more than 10 years he has been helping students from different cities to win prestigious international competitions and Olympiads.

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