MAGDALENA MILCZEWSKA- DIRECTOR

I am a certified teacher and instructor. I graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Pedagogy Department of the University of Warsaw, majoring in Elementary education and re-education. I also completed a course in Management in Education. I am presently writing a PHD thesis on supporting the preschool teacher self-reflection.

I have many years of experience in working as a preschool-level teacher. I headed Poland-wide and international projects and programs. I find the experience I acquired as a scouting instructor helpful in all the above-mentioned field.

I HAVE PARTICIPATED IN MANY ERASMUS+ PROGRAMS, ALL OF WHICH WERE VALUABLE EXPERIENCES AND SOURCES OF INSIGHT ABOUT PRESCHOOL EDUCATION.

I was able to see preschool education in Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Italy, Span, Belgium, France, Turkey and Latvia.

I also co-developed the concept of the “Folwark Brodno” (“Brodno City Farm”) Warsaw Center for Nature Education and Recreation, that the Green Kindergarten is part of.
I wrote many articles on preschool and early elementary education. I instruct teachers and pedagogy students, especially in mathematics’ education, activation methods, including the research-project method. I received an award from the Mayor of the Targowek district in Warsaw for outstanding achievements in the field of education in Warsaw.

Privately, I am a mother of two girls: Julia and Hania.

ANNA KUK – NOWAKOWSKA NAUCZYCIEL - BRZOZY ZASTĘPCA DYREKTORA

Jestem absolwentką magisterskich studiów na Akademii Pedagogiki Specjalnej na kierunku Terapia Pedagogiczna. Ukończyłam również studia podyplomowe na dwóch kierunkach: Elementarnej pedagogiki przedszkolnej i wczesnoszkolnej z terapią pedagogiczną oraz Organizacja i zarządzanie placówkami oświatowymi. Wzbogacałam również swoją wiedzę i umiejętności biorąc aktywny udział w wielu kursach, warsztatach, szkoleniach czy konferencjach. Zdarzyło mi się również uczyć przyszłych nauczycieli prowadząc przedmiot na wyższej uczelni im. Bogdana Jańskiego w Warszawie. Prywatnie jestem bardzo szczęśliwą osobą, która uwielbia podróże, realizuje swoje pasje i delektuje się czasem spędzanym z rodziną i przyjaciółmi. Interesuję się zdrowym odżywianiem-kuchnią wolną od cukru, dziecięcym designem oraz wszelkimi plastycznymi działaniami. Najbardziej lubię tworzyć coś nowego z zapomnianych i pozornie niepotrzebnych rzeczy i oglądać seriale na które warto zmarnować czas. Ostatnio odkrywam na nowo “Małego Księcia”. Jestem nauczycielką z wyboru i powołania. Nawet urodziny obchodzę 1 września.

JUSTYNA DZIEWULSKA NAUCZYCIEL - BRZOZY

Ukończyłam studia pedagogiczne na Uniwersytecie Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie. Specjalizuję się w pedagogice przedszkolnej i rewalidacyjnej. Dotychczas pracowałam z grupą mieszaną wiekowo. Obserwacja dzieci w tak zróżnicowanym wieku, zachęciała mnie do zagłębiania się w pedagogikę Marii Montessori. Działania usprawniające wzbogacałam asystując w zajęciach indywidualnych z dziećmi z zaburzeniami w rozwoju. Ukończyłam liczne kursy pomagające wspierać rozwój małego dziecka m.in. kurs języka migowego, metodę W. Sherborne, sensoplastykę, terapię ręki, techniki dramowe i inne.

Pracując z dziećmi staram się stworzyć im przestrzeń do działania, aby same mogły odkrywać otaczający je świat. Praca w Zielonym Przedszkolu stanowi dla mnie wyzwanie, jednocześnie otwiera mi nowy obszar do realizacji swoich niezliczonych pasji i pomysłów, które bywają czasem szalone.

Prywatnie jestem mamą Igi, która jest dla mnie inspiracją w życiu osobistym, jak również w pracy zawodowej. Moją pasją jest samodzielne tworzenie pomocy dydaktycznych dla dzieci, a moja córka zawsze jest pierwszym testerem.

WERONIKA KURTYCZ LEKTOR - BRZOZY

Raising and teaching children is the biggest challenge there is. And yet I am so glad that I get to be doing both at Zielone Przedszkole, a magical place, where nature, teachers and our little ones can be together and work together.

I have been teaching children for as long as I recall. In high school, I helped younger student brush up their English and German. I am a graduate of the University of Warsaw. For ten years I have been working as a foreign language teacher with children, teenagers and adults from all over the world. I am deeply interested in alternative teaching methods. The Montessori Method has a special place in my heart. I participate in educational conferences organised by the Polish Montessori Institute. Attachment parenting, Non-Violent Communication and forest kindergartners are my biggest inspirations.

I am responsible for English at Zielone Przedszkole. My main goals are to develop attentive listening skills, cultural and linguistic awareness, and interest in English for future language study, as well as to teach basic words and phrases. Moreover, I am also a consultant for the Montessori Method in our kindergarten. I am also a happy mum of two, my son Tadzio (6) and daughter Basia (3). Both my husband and I try to forge a close relationship with our children, we spend much time together as a family, we do sports, play board games and so on. And as for my late evenings, I sew clothes, watch films and read.

AGATA OSTROWSKA - CIĄPAŁA TEACHER

I have an MA degree in social-educational work with the child and family, as well as a BA degree in early elementary and preschool pedagogy. I graduated from the Pedagogy Department of the University of Warsaw. For the past two years I was working as a teacher of a group of three and four-year-olds. I work with the project-based method first and foremost. Last year, I coordinated activities in an international readership-promotion program. I also headed self-designed art workshops for children of various ages. I enjoy being active in my free time, my biggest passions are travelling and all kinds of art.

When working with children, I aim to develop their natural openness and curiosity for the surrounding world. I follow the children, without imposing a single, correct way to act on them – instead, I focus on their independence. I approach every child individually, adapting my education attempts to their needs.

Working with the children creates new challenges for me every day. I will do everything I can for the time spent in the Green Kindergarten to be an intellectual and emotional adventure for the children.

JOANNA PISARKIEWICZ Teacher

I am a graduate of the Pedagogy Department of the University of Warsaw. I have a Bachelor’s degree in preschool and early school education and an Master’s course in Inclusive Education. I am presently also a student of the Maria Grzegorzewska Special Pedagogy Academy in Warsaw, specializing in Development and education support. During my education, I participated in the “Good practice as key in educational professionalism” program. The program enabled me to familiarize myself with the theory and the practice regarding the research project-based method. I come from a small town in the North of the Mazowsze region, a place close to rivers and woods, where my parents have their own farm. I was always close to animals and nature. Being the oldest child of five, I was learning responsibility, respect and care for the other person very early on. I try to spend each free moment actively – I run, roller-skate, discover new places, paint. The Green Kindergarten is the meeting place for two of my passions – working with the youngest, closeness to nature and actively pursuing my own interests.

POONAM CHAUHAN LEKTOR

I am Dr. Poonam Chauhan from India. I am a well-educated, motivated, cheerful teacher who can be dynamic whenever needed! On top of that, I am also confident and hard working. I used to play football and cricket for the national team of India. The qualities that I think are most useful when working with kids are good communication skills, respect for diversity and flexibility.