Founder / School Director
Originally from the US, Lana has background in education, and worked as a clinical therapist for abused children, battered women, and adults and children with mental disabilities and drug addiction. A love of children and learning led to the creation of a school that embraces learning, diversity and a positive approach to education. “I may not change the world, but I hope to make a positive impact.” Come visit and see what we can offer your child and family.
Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Petr’s background in engineering is why our school building and playground has grown and developed into a welcoming and inviting environment where children have fun learning, feel safe, and create lasting friendships. Every year positive changes occur with Petr’s help and creativity.
Originally for the US, Emily taught 4th grade for two years, before accepting the challenge of School Support Coordinator. As our school coordinator, Emily wears many hats, and is the glue that supports our school. She enjoys staying connected with the children by teaching Character Education, offering student support and G5 study skills weekly.
Student Support Coordinator
Originally from the US, Kristin uses her background in education and specialization in special needs to help our students, which require support with a particular learning task or face learning challenges. We are fortunate to have a person who patiently helps students achieve learning goals. Kristin will also lead G1-G2 Character Education lessons to help our students become good citizens of the world.
CP Kindergarten Teacher
Originally from the US, Jennifer lived in Japan and attended international schools as a child. Jennifer’s structured, calm approach to learning ensures her students meet their learning targets. By incorporating personal knowledge and experiences into her lessons, she creates a diverse learning environment that appeals to young learners.
CP Kindergarten Assistant
Born in the Czech Republic, Kristina has lived in the US and New Zealand. Kristina has been involved with Panda Center on and off for five years while earning her degree in early education. She has finally joined our team as a teaching assistant in the kindergarten class and teaches art to grades 4 and 5. Her creative and calm approach make her a natural teacher children love.
1st Grade Teacher
Originally from US, Brandi began teaching in our kindergarten class and will now teach 1st grade. After spending a few minutes in Brandi's classroom and you can understand why her students love learning. Brandi manages her classroom in a such a calm manner the children do not seem to realize they are following rules. Her organized, creative and fun teaching approach engages her students and allows them to enjoy learning and meet the learning targets.
2nd Grade Teacher
Originally from the US, Caroline began teaching in our preschool class before finding her place as our 2nd grade teacher. Her love of music and books always ensures an active and vibrant classroom. Caroline is also our most environmentally aware staff member and enjoys teaching and reminding our students and staff to be environmentally aware. Thanks to Caroline, we do not use single use plastic bottles at school, and we began using recycled paper and bio friendly plates and cups for our school functions.
3rd Grade Teacher
Originally from Thailand, Ratchanee will begin her fourth year teaching at our school. She has demonstrated her diverse teaching abilities by leading various classes from our preschool Panda Bears and up. However, she seems to have found her niche in 3rd grade. Her structured approach ensures the children meet their targets every year. Ratchanee enjoys reading, learning new things and discovering new ways to engage children. This approach is apparent in the work her students produce.
4th Grade Teacher
Originally from the US, Brittany's ancestors originated from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, so she has returned to her roots. Her teaching specialization is in grades 4-8, but enjoys teaching 4th grade best! Her active learning approach keeps her students moving and learning.
5th Grade Teacher/Curriculum Leader
Originally from the UK, Karl has been an important part of our school since 2012. His approach and dedication to teaching has given him a reputation reflected by the outstanding results our 5th grade students achieve. His creativity and love of writing and history leads to a wonderful mix of factual data and creative expression. Each year his 5th grade students find ways to raise money for WaterAid and each year they reach their goal! As curriculum director, he ensures our curriculum stays up to date and meets the necessary learning targets.
Czech Teacher G1-G3
Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Jitrenka prefers a modern approach to teaching Czech. Small class size allows time to approach learning on a deeper level using fun, active techniques in years G1-G3. Jitrenka offers Czech to our non-native G4-G5 students and created her own workbook to teacher Czech as a second; now published.
Lida, Mila and Ruslana
Every person at our school plays an important role. However, without these three women, our school wouldn't run as smoothly as it does. They ensure our school remains clean and tidy throughout each day, and make sure all the children and staff have full tummies. We appreciate their hard work and contributions to our community.