Dominika Braithwaite

Dominika Braithwaite

Dominika Braithwaite, MSc, PGCE
Early Years Teacher / Eary Years Coordinator

Dominika believes that the first years at school are a very important, formative experience. Therefore, the role of an Early Years teacher is to create an environment in which every child feels special, appreciated and respected, and which gives them the best opportunity to learn and develop.

email: d.braithwaite@embassyschool.org

 

Children entering school life have a lot of knowledge to take in, but they also have an enormous amount to offer – in Nursery and Reception their enthusiasm, natural curiosity and motivation should be nurtured and inspired with careful attention to individual differences and personalities.

 

Dominika studied at the Jagiellonian University and Akademia Ignatianum in Cracow.

 

Dominika is an Early Years teacher with over 10 years of experience. Between 2005 and 2012 she worked as a Nursery teacher and coordinator at the British International School of Cracow.

 

She is also a qualified translator from Polish to English and English to Polish and over the last 10 years has translated a wide range of texts, including poetry, film scripts, scientific publications and books on psychology.

Agnieszka Kulak

Agnieszka Kulak, MSc
Early Years Teacher

Agnieszka is a pre-school teacher specialized in speech therapy, Polish philology and teaching Polish as a second language with many years of experience in working with children. Agnieszka graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She was trained in all types of school…

email: a.kulak@embassyschool.org

 

and in the pedagogical diagnostic centre. She has taught Polish in Lviv, in Ukraine, and has also conducted international research into bilingualism and biculturalism.

 

Since her own school days Agnieszka has been working with children, starting as a scout leader. Years of voluntary service have given her a lot of experience in work with children from various environments, including with special needs or disabilities. She deeply believes that it is always possible to find a way forward for a child, through having respect for their individual nature. Agnieszka’s fundamental rule in teaching is to encourage children’s natural curiosity and give them acceptance and a sense of security.

 

Agnieszka is also a speech therapist and finds language development particularly important. Speech is a significant tool for self-expression, communication and building relations. In her work she pays attention to activities developing speech in an interesting and attractive way. She is deeply passionate about children’s poetry and draws upon this in her activities.

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