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Day Care Our Staff

Hasnija Prelvukaj Moesman – Daycare (Crèche/Toddlers) Teacher

Mrs. Hasnija (Haska) Prelvukaj-Moesman received her university degree and master in architecture from the University of Pristina and she is currently getting a degree in “Child Care and Welfare”.

Mrs. Moesman’s career in architecture was sidetracked when she had the opportunity to work and live abroad in the Gaza Strip, Solomon Islands, and Sudan.

Mrs. Moesman became involved in an elementary school in Gizo, Solomon Islands, that was accommodated in a UNICEF tent after the 2007 earthquake that hit the island state, as a volunteer teacher. Later, when she moved to Khartoum, she served as library assistant, learning center teacher, substitute teacher, and pre-school homeroom teacher at the Khartoum American School.

In addition, she was the President of the PTA at the same school for four years. This experience laid the foundation for where she is now as a teacher. Mrs. Moesman joined ILG in September 2014 as a Grade 2 Teacher. In March 2020, She took on the role of Team Coordinator for Grade 4 during Virtual Learning.

Ms. Moesman now leads our Daycare Program for 1-3 year olds. Mrs. Moesman is trained in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Mrs. Moesman and her husband have two children. She loves traveling, as well as gardening and spending time with the family in the family home in Montenegro.

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Our Staff Secondary Teaching Staff

Diellza Jakupi – MYP Math Teacher and Whole School Math Support (Remediation) Teacher

Ms. Diellza Jakupi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Mathematics Department from the University of Mathematics and Science in Prishtina, currently, she is working on her Master Degree at UoPeople based in California. She is certified for JAVA Fundamentals and JAVA Advance, following this certification at the beginning of her career she was part of the IT Department at the Public Ministry as an intern.

 

Ms. Jakupi has been certified as an International Teacher of English ESOL from Chichester College and certified as TESOL/TEFL from the World TESOL Academy. She was part of different Educational Conferences such as CEESAs summits. Since her third year of university, she has taught Math for Primary and Middle School Students at Private centers and at the same time, she served as a Volunteer Math Teacher for other Institutions. Most recently she worked as a Math Teacher at QSI.

 

Ms.Jakupi is certified for Accounting and Finances and for two years she worked as a Payroll Accountant and Project Accountant for UA Builders and We Work Construction based in New York. Innovation Center of Kosovo ICK was part of her career as well where she worked in Finance Department.

For nearly four years Ms.Jakupi has run her own Math School. Currently, she has 32 Students from different Schools in Prishtina and different countries around the world while teaching them virtually.

 

Ms. Jakupi is also trained in Developing Mathematical Reasoning and implementing the MYP Curriculum from the International Baccalaureate. She has been part of the different Mathematics workshops both in-person and online. She is part of a Yoga group and loves playing Chess!

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Our Staff Secondary Teaching Staff

MYP English Language Acquisition and PYP Education Support Services Teacher (English)

Ms. Merita Morina holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Prishtina. She is currently studying for a Masters in English Language at AAB College.Merita is trained in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Ms. Morina worked as an English Language teacher at the British School of Kosova for a number of years, also in a Public Preschool “Shtepija Magjike”, before becoming a freelance language tutor in both English and Albanian. She is thrilled to be continuing her teaching career at ILG School.

Ms. Morina is really proud that, by sharing her teaching knowledge, she contributes to the educational growth of tomorrow’s decision makers.

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Early Years Our Staff Teaching Staff

Albulena Beqiri Gjikolli – Early Years 1 Teacher

Mrs. Albulena Beqiri Gjikolli received her university degree in Computer Science from the University of Business and Technology – UBT. She holds a master’s degree in General Pedagogy in Education from the University of Pristina. Albulena joined ILG School in 2011 and feels as though ILG School is her second home.

 

Albulena started working with children at a young age and while observing their different behaviors decided to seek a career to help them become awesome human beings. She believes that children are a gift and possess diverse talents and capabilities. She considers it a privilege to help facilitate their learning and academic growth. Albulena believes each student learns in their own way and style. She strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment where each student can have the opportunity to experience success and progress. She believes it is her goal to help encourage students to look beyond the four walls of the classroom and view the world around them as a place of learning and discovery. By doing this, she hopes to instill in them a desire to become lifelong learners.

 

In her family, she is known as a “great chef” because she spends a good amount of time cooking and exploring new recipes, especially for her little son. Albulena loves playing sudoku with her grandfather as it always turns into a fun competition.

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Early Years Our Staff

Albina Ahmeti – Early Years 2 Teacher

Ms. Albina Ahmeti was raised in Prishtina. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Care and Welfare for students in the Early Years age range. Ms. Ahmeti is now trained to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Ms. Ahmeti has been working with children since she was 18 years old.

She has worked as a teacher in medical high school and as a dental assistant for the last five years. Ms. Ahmeti also worked with the Play For All festival for children. Her career is focused on teaching and she believes that so often that the students you’re trying to inspire are the one that end up inspiring you. Ms. Ahmeti loves dogs and cooking.

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Rebecca Bowery – Head of Secondary(MYP and DP Coordinator)

Ms. Rebecca Bowery has been teaching French for 26 years. She is from the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States and has a Bachelor’s Degree in French from Radford University in Virginia. Ms. Bowery taught middle school and high school French for 14 years in the US before she decided to teach overseas. Overseas she has taught French for two years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, four years in Dubai at GEMS World Academy Dubai (where she gained my experience in MYP French Language Acquisition and DP French B and French Ab Initio), one year in Mexico (Grade 3), and she is currently in her fifth year at Albanian College Durres. Ms. Bowery’s experience at ACD includes PYP and MYP French Language Acquisition, and DP French B. She is also TEFL/TESOL certified and is certified to teach English to young learners, online learning, business and resort English, and English for standardized examinations. Ms. Bowery’s love of French language and culture started at a very young age. As soon as she could she started studying the language, and in university she decided that she wanted to share her love of the language and culture with others and completed her university studies as a teacher.

Ms. Bowery has completed a summer undergraduate course and a teacher course at l’Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France. In the US she was very active in French activities with her students, and promoting the study of French in her region, which lead to an invitation to a thank you dinner at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. by the ambassador.

Ms. Bowery has also been involved in a sister-city program between Fréjus, France and Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is still friends with her sister-city host family and has visited them every year for the past 19 years. I love to travel and decided that I wanted to teach overseas in 2008 and have been traveling all over the world since then. I have had the pleasure of leading students on several Week Without Walls trips to Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, France, and China. At her current school, Ms. Bowery was part of the PYP, MYP, and DP teams which achieved all three authorizations in one year in 2017. This is an endeavor that not many schools dare try and of which she is very proud. She is so excited to be joining the team at ILG for the 2020-21 school year!

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Melena Slaven – Special Educational Needs Coordinator/Counsellor

Meet our new Counselor and Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Melena Slaven! Ms. Slaven is from the United States, but has been living abroad for almost 15 years. For the past four years she has been living and working in Beijing, China where she is a mental health counselor for a local NGO. She also teaches English and psychology. Before Beijing she lived in Seoul, South Korea and on the pacific islands of Tinian, Saipan, and Guam.

Ms. Slaven is a board certified mental health counselor (NCC) and certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC). NCCs have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling. They are competent in skills such as human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group counseling, career counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling.

The CRC is the premier credential designed specifically for rehabilitation counselors and have advanced education and work experience specific to serving individuals with disabilities. Ms. Slaven loves to travel and meet new people. She has friends from all over the world! She has a positive and fun attitude! She is extremely excited to start her role at ILG and can’t wait to meet you all!

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Christine Dervishi – Head of Elementary/PYP Coordinator

Christine (Christy) Dervishi is from the United States of America and has a Master’s Degree in International Education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has both Primary and Secondary teaching credentials in several subjects. She is a workshop leader and school visitor for the International Baccalaureate in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. She has taught Primary, Middle and High School classes over the last 25 years and has been in leadership and curriculum development for over 10 years in the US, Thailand and Egypt. She speaks Spanish and Thai fluently, but still considers her Albanian language skills to be ‘evolving.’ 

Christy was previously the IB Curriculum Director at ILG School for the school year 2019-2020, and in that time launched and supervised the Candidacy for the PYP, MYP and DP.  However, much like many families around the world, her family was impacted by the extenuating circumstances related to the COVID 19 and the disruptive ripples that extended from this extraordinary world event. For the past year she served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team at an international school in Cairo, Egypt and we welcome her and her children back to our community this year. 

She is married and has three children. Her oldest child will be attending George Washington University in the fall, carrying on the tradition of being a GW Colonial. Her second oldest son is in our Grade 10 cohort, a new grade level at ILG School that will be the first cohort to complete the IB Middle Years Programme. Her youngest daughter is in Grade 8.

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Early Years Our Staff

Delvina Blakçori – Early Years 3 Teacher

Ms. Delvina Blakçori is a pre-school education graduate from University of Prishtina – Faculty of Education. She was educated in private schools in Kosovo during her middle and high school years. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in the field of Inclusive Education from the University of Prishtina.

Ms. Blakçori is now trained to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). She is a teacher who loves her job and does things passionately by keeping in mind the children’s needs, interests, and desires.

Her goal is to have happy children in the classroom, who feel comfortable and confident to develop learning skills naturally. Ms. Blakçori serves on the ILG School Board as the Staff Representative.

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Besim Uka – Finance and Administrative Manager

Mr. Besim Uka holds a BA in International Sales and Marketing from the International Business College in Mitrovica with a double degree from Lillebaelt Academy of Professional Higher Education in Denmark.

Mr. Uka has attended a number of relevant trainings, including USAID Young Entrepreneurs Program, a training on Entrepreneurship Skills Development Program, EUKOSVET VI, and an EU funded and administered training on Entrepreneurship Skills for New Venture Creation.

Mr. Uka has extensive professional experience in the field of business management. In 2013, he moved to the banking sector when he joined TEB Sh.A and worked there until 2015. Then, in 2015, he started working at Banka Ekonomike Sh.A where he worked for four years in different departments and held different positions. More specifically, he served as a Corporate Officer at the Corporate Department as well as a Branch Manager.

Mr. Uka joined ILG School in November 2019 in the role of Finance and Administrative Manager.