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Adrijana Petrović – Daycare Homeroom Teacher ( Maternity Leave )

Ms. Adrijana Petrovic joined ILG School in 2012. She is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – American University in Kosovo (AUK). Moreover she completed her Masters Degree of Arts in Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) at the University of South Wales, UK. Adrijana is also trained to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).

She is passionate about working with the Early Years and believes in teaching communication, cooperation, confidence and lifelong learning skills in addition to an age-appropriate curriculum along with creating joyful school time memories. Adrijana enjoys her volunteer work with a variety of non-governmental organizations. In addition, she is a member of the KETNET (Kosovo English Teachers Network).After completing the ‘’Read Aloud Project’’ sponsored by the US Department of State and the Regional English Language Office (RELO), Adrijana was selected to continue training other teachers in Kosovo and the region about the importance of read aloud in the classroom and how to prepare full lessons from a single book. Inspired by the students, she illustrated/wrote two picture books for young children and runs an educational youtube channel where she shares different ideas and activities for ESL or EY students – Adrijana Petrovic – YouTube

Adrijana loves to learn languages and already speaks English, Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian, Italian, Turkish and Spanish.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dogs, traveling, cooking or biking.

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Albina Ahmeti – Early Childhood Coordinator

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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Albiona Vitija – EY3 Teaching Assistant and MYP FLEX ELA

My name is Albiona Vitija, I was born in Gladbeck, Germany and currently, I am living in Prishtina with my husband and my one-year-old son.

Since I was little, my main goal was to be a teacher. I finished philology high school and also have a bachelor’s degree in English Language Department / Translation and Education.  I have a certificate for finishing a 3 monthly fashion design course, a 6 weeks make-up course, and also attended Kosovo Learning Summit 2020, 15 total hours.

Before working as a Teacher Assistant in ILG, I used to work in an Albanian-English translation agency. After that, I started to work as an English teacher for preschoolers once a week until I started to work in ILG as a Teacher Assistant at Daycare/Crèche/Toddlers. Working with children is very joyful and challenging as well but I love the challenge of it.

Traveling and seeing new places is what I enjoy the most but cooking is my passion.

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Albulena Beqiri Gjikolli – Grade 1B Homeroom 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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Albulena Berisha – Daycare Homeroom Teacher

Ms. Albulena Berisha joined ILG school in 2012, initially working as a substitute teacher then becoming a teaching assistant in 2016. Ms. Berisha is now trained in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).

Ms. Berisha is a graduate of customs and freight forwarding at Pjeter Budi college and currently is studying Child Care and Welfare at AAB University. She has always been passionate about working with children and loves being part of their educational development. She has a thorough knowledge of the English language as she finished her middle school years in the USA.

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Albulena Stublla – PYP French & Languages Coordinator

Ms. Albulena Stublla earned a Bachelor’s degree in French Language and Literature at the University of Prishtina and has completed a year of a Master’s degree in French as a Second and Foreign Language at Aix en Provence. Albulena is now trained to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).

She has been a member of ILG since 2012. Albulena is also a French language instructor at the Alliance Francaise in Prishtina. She is an expert in crepe making, enjoys creating crafts, and adores science fiction movies, especially Star Wars. Que la force soit avec toi!

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Amanda Turici – PYP Coordinator and Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher

Amanda is an experienced educator with 16 years of experience in both public and private education. Amanda served in the Peace Corps from. 2008-2011, and is lucky to have lived, and worked, in the United States, Albania, Thailand, and now Kosova. 

Amanda graduated from Western Carolina University, in North Carolina with a degree in Education. She has completed several PYP workshops. Her teaching experiences range from high school to kindergarten and grades 1, 2, 3 and 4. She has also presented at multiple English teaching conferences in the Balkans. Amanda recently completed her TESOL certification and is applying to graduate school. 

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two boys, reading (please send book recommendations!) and learning new arts and crafts skills. She is excited about a new adventure in Grade 3 at ILG School!

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Arbresha Beqiri – Early Years One Homeroom Teacher

Ms.Arbresha Beqiri holds a bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy and is finishing her master’s at the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Education.

Before and during her studies, she had the chance to work with children of different ages at different public schools around Kosovo, which helped her acquire new skills and knowledge in practice.

Born and raised in Kosovo, she moved to Boston with the desire and motivation to expand her knowledge on working with toddlers at Artisan Childcare Center as a Lead Teacher and also working as the coordinator for the Albanian School in Boston. Returning to Kosovo in 2023 she was delighted to join ILG. Firstly as a part time Teaching Assistant and now as the Early Years One Homeroom Teacher.

She is beyond grateful to be a teacher and  have the opportunity to be part of children’s growth and development at different stages of their life.

Getting to know the world is what she loves, so traveling is one of her ways of achieving it.

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Argjenta Maliqi – PYP Albanian Language and Literature

Ms. Argjenta Maliqi has a Bachelor’s degree in Albanian Literature and a Master’s of Education for Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Prishtina.

Ms. Maliqi was a teacher for few years at a local daycare before joining ILG School in 2012 as a preschool assistant teacher. She has been teaching Albanian Language at ILG for a few years now.

Ms. Maliqi believes that the teaching is fun and she strives to provide the best education and care.

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Arjeta Bllaca Reqica – Grade 2R Homeroom Teacher

Ms. Arjeta Bllaca-Reqica has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language with a GPA 9.89. She is about to complete her Master’s Degree in this area with only three more exams to finally finish it. She has successfully completed the TOEFL test, from which she reached a high score.

Ms. Bllaca-Reqica completed an internship in a primary school, with students who attended English language classes. She learned about the pedagogy of teaching and evaluating.

Following this, she worked as an English teacher in Kindergarten from 2016-2020. She also worked with primary school students. Ms. Bllaca-Reqica has attended various trainings regarding soft skills.

From each training, she has learned something new that she could use in teaching. Teamwork, problem solving, and time management are just some of the skills that she has challenged herself with while attending those trainings. Married with two children, Ms. Bllaca-Reqica likes writing essays and reading novels. She loves syntax, dancing and watching movies.