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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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Merita Morina – MYP English Language Acquisition and DP English Language B

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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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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Amanda Turici – Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher/PYP Coordinator

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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Ervin Turici – MYP and DP English Language and Literature

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.

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Albulena Berisha – Grade 3 Teaching Assistant

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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Leonida Mahmuti – Educational Support Services Teacher

Ms. Leonidë Mahmuti holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language from AAB University, Prishtina and  is about to complete her Master’s degree in this area. Ms.Mahmuti is a TESOL/TEFL certified teacher from World TESOL Academy. She is also certified to teach English to young and adult learners. Ms.Mahmuti is trained to teach the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). She also teaches Spanish as part of the Language Academy program. 

 

Ms. Mahmuti has more than six years of teaching experience. She worked as an English teacher with different groups of students prior to starting at ILG in 2019. Her greatest passion in life is teaching and she is pleased to continue her teaching career at ILG School. 

 

Ms. Mahmuti likes reading, cooking, and learning new languages. She speaks Albanian, English, Spanish, Italian, and a little Turkish.

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Arjeta Bllaca Reqica – Grade 1R 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.

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Mirlinda Kusari – Whole School Librarian

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.

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Albulena Stublla – PYP French Language Acquisition

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!