As a Kosovar with swiss nationality, I was born and raised in Switzerland. In August 2021 we moved to Prishtina with my husband and our 4 children. I have a Swiss commercial degree and various language diplomas. I speak 5 languages, German, Albanian, English, French and Italian. Languages and foreign cultures are my passion. My leisure activities are traveling, nature, my family, our dog, and passionately boating. I gained my social pedagogical experience in a Swiss clinic as a teacher for children and young people with physical and mental disabilities. As a mother and language teacher, I am impressed by the ILG School’s philosophy of focusing on the children and supporting them individually according to their needs and I am happy to be a part of it.
I Come from Virginia where my family lives. Parents have spent part of their careers abroad which inspired me. I am the oldest of my siblings, a younger brother, and two sisters. I have lived in several different states, Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. I have also traveled to different countries, Italy, France, Kenya, India, China, Mongolia, China, Tailand, and Canada. Always wanted to stay longer, became my goal to work overseas. I am passionate about history and traveling to different parts of the world. I have a BA in History, Masters in education and second Master in History. Gaining these allowed me to reach my career goal of becoming an international History teacher. Currently working on my Ph.D. in history from Liberty University. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing chess, tennis, hikes, watching history movies/shows traveling to different countries and touring museums. I have teaching experience from working abroad in Mongolia, Kuwait, Dubai, and China for the past five years.
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!
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.
Mr. Latif Hasi was raised in Drenas, Kosovo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Physics. He also has a strong interest in mathematics.
Mr. Hasi enjoys reading and teaching. He believes that teaching should not be about providing the information for the students, it should rather be about igniting their imagination.
Mr. Hasi looks forward to joining our MYP team as we further develop our Science programme in the middle school.
Mr. Ervin Turici is from Albania. He holds a Master’s Degree in English Teaching from the University of Foreign Languages in Tirana.He has received several certificates from International Baccalaureate. He lived and worked in Thailand for two years as a Primary Years Programme (PYP) Teacher at an IB World School.
Prior to moving to Thailand, Mr. Ervin worked in Tirana as an English Language Acquisition Teacher for five years, in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
Mr. Ervin has served the roles of Personal and CAS Supervisor and Extended Essay Supervisor while working in the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. He enjoys seeing his students succeed in the classroom and in their careers. He is also passionate about impacting the world and making it a better place for everyone to live.
This will be Mr. Ervin’s first year at ILG School and he is excited for a successful academic year.
Ms. Àngela Sirera was born in the small village of Denia on the eastern coast of Spain. Ms. Sirera has a bachelors of fine arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (U.P.V), a bachelors of fashion design from The School of Art and Design of Valencia (EASD) and a Masters of Education in art and design from The University of Valencia. She has also completed an exchange program from The National Institute of design in India, earning a certificate in textile design. Ms. Sirera is fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, Catalan and Hindi.
Ms. Sirera has spent five years in the professional design field. She has primarily worked in the field of sustainable textile design and with the emerging technologies of laser, ozone and nanotechnology. Ms. Sirera has lived and worked in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan educating other professionals in the different methods of producing textiles that are environmentally friendly; leaving no footprint on the planet. Her approach to teaching, having bestowed the technical skills of art, design and technology to her students, encourages them to utilize their own creativity, insight and problem solving, while at the same time creating an environment of learning enjoyment.
In addition to teaching, Ms. Sirera is a certified yoga instructor and an avid practitioner. She is a mixed media painter who enjoys swimming, international travel, advocating for human rights, and spending time with her cat Penchito.
Ms. Mirlinda Kusari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from University of Prishtina. After a few years of experience in administration she joined ILG in 2010. In administration, Mirlinda was part of major developments of the school and has contributed not only to administering the ‘student lifecycle’ from registration or admission to graduation or leaving, but also to the academic coordination and substitute teaching.
Ms. Kusari became a teaching assistant during the school year 2017-2018. As of school year 2019- 2020, she is the whole school Librarian. ILG School uses Follett Destiny Library Manager for managing their library resources, and Ms. Kusari has been trained in this library management system and is helping to strengthen the crucial bond between the library, the classroom, and home.
Ms. Kusari is also trained in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) which is vital as she works with each homeroom teacher to support their units of inquiry.
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!
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.