Advisory Board

     

    Ellie Alexiou Sporrer (EvoKids’ Founder)

    Mrs. Alexiou Sporrer was born in Athens, Greece and she studied Mathematics. Even though she always intended to follow a career in education, post-graduation, she chose to follow an MBA course from which she graduated in 2008 with a distinction. It may seem an oxymoron, yet management skills turned out to be especially useful to a teacher!

    Her interest in Education led her to London where, in September 2008, she qualified as a Teacher from the General Teaching Council for England and Wales (QTS No: 1030338). She taught at the Primary classes of "High Barnet Hellenic School" in London for one year whilst training as a secondary teacher at the "Park View Academy" in Tottenham, London and teaching privately the two great grandchildren of the distinguished family of Constantin Carathéodory.

    In September 2009 she moved back to Athens for a year, and she taught kids 18 months to 6 years old at "My PlayCe" private school. In 2010, she moved to Zurich, Switzerland and started working at "Zurich International School", where she taught for two years.

    In August 2012, she did the next stop in her career and she started leading Kinder Connection International School in Baden, Switzerland while her vision for creating her own school became a reality!

    Mrs. Ellie is a PhD student in the field of Evolutionary Developmental Psychology. A field that inspired her to build her own school focusing on each child's emotional and academic development.

    Mrs. Ellie is First Aid qualified for Babies, Children & adults.

     

    Nick Godwin (EvoKids’ Curriculum Director)

    Mr. Godwin is a highly experienced language teacher to learners all over the world but with a special focus in Japan and UK. He has over 5,000 teacher hours both privately and to group classes.

    Nick creates bespoke rapid improvement courses aligned with each schools’ students’ goals to help them break through their plateaus, reduce fossilised mistakes, and improve their confidence in using English - no matter their purpose.

    He helps learners find both the enjoyment and results they are hoping for in their language endeavours.

     

    Dr. Christina Wehrli - Batsalias

    German is her native language. She was born in Aachen, Germany.
    Christina studied at the University of Hamburg, degree in Sociology, German philology and Psychology. She did her Doctoral studies - PhD at the University of Hamburg.
    She has been teaching German as a foreign language for over 20 years. She was the owner and head of the language institute "Müller" - German language courses in Athens, Greece.
    Christina was the Head of the German department of the private primary school I.M. Panagiotopoulos in Athens.
    She is a Co-author of test books for German as a foreign language, B1 and B2 - Goethe certificate.
    Christina supervises the EvoKids' teaching program in the subject “German” according to the German and Swiss-German recommendations, always based on the didactics of German in early childhood education.
    After completing the EvoKids teaching program, she teaches students from the age of 6 privately in German and accompanies them through the school. The same applies to interested parents who want to expand their knowledge of German or who are also aiming for a certificate (A1-C2).
    Christina works as a German teacher in Zurich (since 2011) – Deutschkurse Wehrli-Batsalias.
    https://deutschkurse-wehrli-batsalias.ch

     

    Hara Guntli (Principal Bad Ragaz Campus)

    Mrs. Guntli was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Ancient Olympia, Peloponnese where she also competed her obligatory school education until 18 years old. After high school Hara moved to Athens where she studied as a Multimedia Programmer.

    With an extensive experience in marketing, project handling and events, Hara moved to Switzerland where she worked as an events coordinator for the Careers Department in International Hotel Management IMI College in Lucerne.

    Leaving IMI, Hara was hired as a member of the Operations Team in a major Trading house in Zug with an annual turnover of 8 billion USD in Petrochemicals, handling projects of operations for the Petroleum business.

    While she had her two kids and moved from Zurich Hara enrolled her daughter to EvoKids Zurich where she also provided her experience with events production and marketing. After living in Zurich for 3 years she moved to Bad Ragaz and now manages the EvoKids Bad Ragaz Campus in St Gallen.

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