Staff

Leadership & Administrative Staff

Mirlinda Boshnjaku
President

Nancy Sanderson Swartz
Head of School

Gladiola Dona
Head of Administration

Hegla Duro
Head of Finance

Alena Namotu
MYP & DP Coordinator


 

Primary School Teaching Staff


Melissa Haver
Kindergarten

Melissa Haver-Kellezi is from the United States, and this will be her fourth year at WAT. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from the University of Nebraska. She has eight years of experience working with children of different ages, mainly in a Pre-Elementary/Elementary setting. She likes to make creative and critical thinking activities for her students, and loves to incorporate music, art, and science into all of her lessons. Melissa is a certified teacher and has completed two IB trainings: Making the PYP Happen (Category 1) and Inquiry in the Classroom (Category 3). She really enjoys teaching at WAT and looks forward to the new school year.


Amanda Doll
Grade 2

Amanda Doll is from North Carolina, but has lived in Albania for 9 years. This will be her sixth year at WAT, and was part of the first team of teachers that created and implemented the PYP curriculum at WAT. Amanda attended Western Carolina University and is a K-12 trained teacher. Prior to working at WAT, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching English in different parts of Albania. Amanda has completed 3 IB trainings: An Introduction to the Curriculum Model (Category 1) , Making the PYP Happen(Category 1), and Inquiry (Category 3). In addition to spending time with her son Maks, she enjoys creating hands on inquiry-based activities that are related to the student’s interests and personalities to make the PYP happen every year.


Maria Josel Arce
Grade 3

Josel is from the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Education and Psychology as well as a Master Degree in Special Education. She has 10 years of Primary teaching experience. She has been teaching IB PYP for 3 years, in Grades 1 and 3, as a homeroom teacher in IB World Schools in Southeast Asia. Josel has received in-service workshops in the IB program such as Teaching and Learning in the PYP, Assessment in the PYP, Reading & Writing Workshops. She believes in inquiry-based learning experience that is purposeful and fun and making thinking visible in her classroom through collaboration and encourages students to ask questions, make choices and take action. Josel is very excited to start her journey in living and working in Albania. She looks forward to work together with her new colleagues, students and their parents to make the learning experience as remarkable as possible.


Laurice Rodrigues
Grade 5

Laurice is originally from Philippines, but has lived in USA, Africa, and India before moving to Albania. She studied at the University of North Texas, but started her teaching career in an American Missionary School in Nigeria. This is her seventh year as an IB teacher and has taught in the primary. Laurice has completed three IB Trainings: Making The PYP Happen (Category 1), PYP The Written Curriculum (Category 2) and PYP Transdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (Category 3). She has also participated in a professional development conducted by TAISI, Learning To Learn: How Teachers Can Facilitate Students Metacognition. She believes in creating a classroom environment that inspires and empowers thinking, risk-taking and independent learning, an environment that honors individuality and student voice.


Shikha Ahuja
Grade 5

Shikha Ahuja is from New Delhi, India and has studied English (Hons) at the Delhi University. She holds a Bachelors of Education degree and is extremely passionate about providing holistic education to her students. This is Shikha’s seventh year as a teacher. Having taught both in PYP and MYP, she holds experience of making inquiry based learning meaningful in the classroom. She has enjoyed being an educator in India’s very reputable international schools such as Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad and DPS International, Gurgaon and in Africa (Ecole Ruban Vert in Gabon) and has completed four IB trainings: Making the PYP Happen (Category 1), Concepts (Category 3), Reading and Writing through Inquiry (Category 3) and Launching the MYP (Category 1). She also holds experience of being an ESL teacher and has provided effective classroom management, creative lesson plans and detailed student evaluations. She is looking forward to her journey as a facilitator at WAT.


Igli Nako
Music Teacher

Igli is a composer, pianist, and music theory teacher from Tirana. He has been teaching at WAT for 6 years. He graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Tirana and teaches many different music styles. Igli has completed 3 IB trainings: An Introduction to the Curriculum Model (Category 1), Making the PYP Happen (Category 1), Inquiry (Category 3). He is very enthusiastic about teaching music.


Danjela Çakuli
Dance Teacher

Danjela is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer from Tirana, Albania. She has been teaching dance for six years at WAT. She teaches all ages and styles of dance, but her specialty is in ballet. Danjela has a Bachelor’s degree in Choreograpy from the University of Arts in Tirana and has completed 3 IB trainings: An Introduction to the Curriculum Model (Category 1) , Making the PYP Happen (Category 1), and Inquiry (Category 3). She is very enthusiastic about teaching dance because she believes that everyone needs a healthy amount of exercise to lead a healthy and active life.


Eris Bushati
Arts Teacher

Eris is from Shkodra, in Northern Albania, but she has been living in Tirana, where she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. She has participated in many art exhibitions, competitions, and symposiums. She has been teaching for 3 years, and this will be her second year at WAT. She feels accomplished when she shares her art experience and knowledge with students, and is looking forward to working at WAT with new, interesting, and multi-cultural students.


Alketa Nuhu
Albanian Language Teacher

Alketa Nuhu is from Tirana. She is a qualified and certified elementary teacher and has a long experience teaching lower elementary kids. Prevouisly, she has worked at other public and private schools in Albania as well as in early years settings in Greece. Alketa is PYP trained and this will be her fourth year teaching Albanian Language at WAT.


Anjeza Shatku
Albanian Language and Literature

Anjeza has graduated in Albanian Language and Literature at the University of Tirana (1999-2003). After that, she studied Political Sciences at the University of Genoa, Italy. During these years she has worked as a journalist and interpreter for different institutions. She is interested also in music, visual arts and sports. She has completed IB trainings and this will be her second year of teaching at WAT. Her quote “Learn while you are teaching” .


Anxhela Kllogjeri
French Language Teacher

Anxhela has studied French for 15 years. She has graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and French. In 2013, Anxhela got a Scientific Master in teaching French. In her teaching experience Anxhela taught many different age groups. She has worked with children for 6 years and has been teaching for 3 years. Anxhela is very enthusiastic about teaching Franch and this will be her second year at WAT.


Zhao Zhiyuan
Mandarin Chinese Teacher

Zhao has finished his Master and Bachelor Degree in “Arts of English Language”. He has a long experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese in the University of New Mexico, State University, and Confucius Institute in Nigeria. Zhao came to Albania in 2015 and started teaching mandarin Chinese at the University of Tirana / Confucius Institute. He joined World Academy of Tirana in September 2016 teaching Mandarin to all interested students as a co-curricular class.


Clemens Kienzle
German Language Teacher

Clemens Kienzle is originally from southwestern Germany near the German-Swiss border. Like many of our students, he is a third culture kid and has lived abroad for many years since childhood. He holds a Bachelor degree in Applied Linguistics from Brock University in Canada, and a Master in Multilingualism Studies and Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Before moving to Albania, he spent four years in China teaching German and English at an international school in Chengdu. This is his first year at WAT, teaching German for native speakers and as a foreign language.


Mari Hawes
Grade 4

Mari is originally from San Diego, California but has lived in 14 US states. Travelling has been part of her life and a reason she chose to teach abroad. Mari has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with specialties in both science and TESOL. This is her 5th year as a licensed teacher, though she has worked and volunteered in schools around the US for over 15 years. She has taught in Taiwan, Czech Republic, and Turkey before coming to Albania. She works hard to help students understand what they are trying to learn, using Whole Brain techniques, Interactive Notebooks, chants, songs, and movement. Mari is also the mother of 3 children and enjoys riding motorcycles, painting, reading and dancing.


Jenn Lear Espinosa
Kindergarten

Jenn Lear embarks on her 8th year of teaching as she joins us at WAT. She is passionate about Inquiry-based learning and had her first encounter with PYP while completing her elementary teaching certification (Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade) in the US. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the Philippines. Jenn also has a Masters Degree in International Education from George Mason University, Virginia. Having taught in IB World Schools in the Philippines and Japan, she is both certified and experienced in TESL. Jenn has completed the following IB trainings: Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom - with a focus on Inquiry (Category 1), Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in International Schools (Category 3) and Teaching and Learning in the International Baccalaureate Program (Category 3). After a year of teaching in Australia, Jenn decided to seek out an international school which aligns more with her teaching and learning philosophy. She endeavors to provide her students with learning experiences that are authentic, useful and empowering. Jenn and her family come from Australia and are excited to be a part of WAT's vibrant international school community and explore this part of the world.


Katie Wilson
Grade 4

Katie Wilson is originally from South Dakota. She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Dordt College in Iowa, and she has been teaching for four years. Her previous teaching experiences took her to Afghanistan, where she taught 3rd and 5th grades, and Arizona, where she has been teaching 5th grade. This will be Katie's first year at WAT, and she is excited to share her passion about fostering an atmosphere of lifelong learning. She enjoys creating varied learning experiences that engage all parts of the mind. She is thankful for the opportunity to bring her strengths to WAT while continuing to learn from the wide array of experiences brought to WAT by other staff and teachers.


Mary Harwood
Grade 1

Mary Harwood is from Canada, and has taught in South Korea and Malaysia before moving to Albania. This will be Mary's eighth year teaching, and her first year at WAT. Mary attended the University of Ottawa to complete an undergraduate Arts degree before pursuing her Education degree with a focus in Primary Education at the University of New Brunswick. Mary has been working with the I.B Primary Year Program for the past four years as a classroom teacher at an International Primary School in Kuala Lumpur. During that time Mary has completed workshops on Making The PYP Happen (Category 1), Concept-Based Learning (Category 3) and Assessment (Category 3). Mary enjoys being creative when planning her lessons and units, working to incorporate the interests and needs of her students into each day's learning. She enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, scuba diving and hiking, and is always eager to explore new corners of the world. Mary looks forward to building relationships at WAT and calling Tirana home!


Tyler Smet
PE Teacher

Tyler Smet is from Canada, and has taught in South Korea and Malaysia before moving to Albania. This will be Tyler's seventh year teaching, and his first year at WAT. Tyler attended St. Thomas University, Fredericton before completing a TEFL course. Tyler has experience in PYP, and has completed workshops on Making The PYP Happen (Category 1) and Assessment (Category 3). Tyler has worked in EAL as a support teacher and a college lecturer - including development of EAL assessments and offering parent workshops. He enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, scuba diving and hiking, and has an interest in experiential learning. Tyler looks forward to being a part of the WAT and Tirana communities.


Thelma Ginsberg
Grade 1

Thelma is originally from Nicaragua. She has her Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction. She has over 12 years teaching experience. She’s taught preschool, first and second grade in the US, Nicaragua and Morocco. She loves to travel and she loves yoga. She has two children, aged 24 and 19! Hobbes is a photographer in Los Angeles, CA and Zoey is studying in the University of Nice, France. She is married to Mr. Ginsberg (MS Math and Bus. Ed. teacher) Thelma is a life-long learner who loves to inspire her students to be curious and have fun while working hard. She has completed the IB trainings - Making the PYP Happen (Category1) and Concept-Based Learning (Category 3).


Diane Coon
PHE Teacher

Diane Coon is a recent graduate from the United States where she studied Communication, specializing in Sport Communication. Diane has spent the past two years in Albania as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She lived in a small, southern Albanian town where she taught English and soon fell in love with the community and the country. Diane has been coaching for eight years, both leading and developing programs. She has coached at a variety of levels and has experience with many age groups. Diane has also been an active athlete for her entire life. During college, Diane played intercollegiate volleyball and worked for the Sports Information Staff. She looks forward to working at WAT this year and developing opportunity in Sport for the WAT community. Diane is passionate about volunteering, reading, the outdoors, and having fun.


 

Secondary School Teaching Staff


Alena Namotu
MYP Coordinator

Alena is from Fiji, a beautiful island in the South Pacific. She has 10 years IB experience teaching both History and Geography. Alena been a MYP Coordinator for the past 4 years. She is trained and experienced in both MYP and DP programme. Alena completed her Bachelor of Education (Geography/ History) in 2006 and Postgraduate Diploma in Education in 2015 from the University of the South Pacific. She has completed the following IB trainings: Introduction to MYP (Cat1), MYP Developing units of work (Cat3), MYP Coordinator (Cat 1), IDU in the MYP (Cat3), Personal Project (Cat3) and DP History (Cat1). In addition to these, she received 2 credit points from Kent State University for her experience as Route 2 Paper 1 examiner since 2010. She has always been passionate about Geography and History, and she brings that energy into the classroom. Alena is looking forward to working closely with all stakeholders to ensure that we provide the best educational experience possible for the students at WAT.


Admir Kellezi
Science and EconomicsTeacher

Admir Kellezi is originally from Tirana, but has lived in USA for over 15 years. He moved to the USA when he was 17 years old as a high school exchange student. After graduating from high school, he earned two degrees from the University of Nebraska, Bachelors (Biochemistry/Biotechnology) and Masters (MBA). He is in the process of completing his Ph.D (Biophysical Chemistry). For 10 years he has been a researcher at the Eppley Institute for Cancer Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. His teaching experience is at both university and high school level. This is his fourth year of teaching at WAT, and he is eager to work closely with students and teachers to ensure students achieve their full potential for the next phase in their educational career. Admir is a certified teacher, and he has completed the IB training: Implementing the MYP (Category 1) -Sciences, DP Physics (Category 1) and DP Chemistry (Category 1)


Merijada Dusha
Individuals & Societies Teacher

Merijada is Albanian. She is has studied History and Geography at the University of Tirana. She has been working as a Humanities teacher in public schools and as a coordinator of preschool education. She has a long experience in education, teaching, supervising the educational program and preparing educational resources. She has organized various trainings for teachers. She has completed the following IB training : Making PYP happen (category 1), Launching the MYP, Implementing the MYP curriculum (category 1), Pedagogy and Psychology for the Early Childhood, Children’s Rights, Strategic Communication, The Role of the Civil Society in social inclusion and equal treatment, Educational Standards of the Ministry of Education, and different training for strategic planning and management. This coming academic year will be her fifth year of teaching at WAT. She has been teaching Individuals and Societies for grade 6-10, Albanian History for grade 9 and Albanian Citizenship for grade 10.


Anila Balla
Performing Arts Teacher

Anila is from Albania. She studied at the Academy of Arts in Tirana, specialized in Theatre Production. Before entering the WAT community, Anila was involved in acting and directing shows with professional actors and also, children. This will be her fourth year with WAT community. She has completed the following IB trainings: Inquiry in the classroom (category 3) and Making the PYP happen , (category 1), Launching the MYP (category 1) and also, Arts: Implementing the MYP curriculum (MYP, Category 1). Anila is currently studying for a Master of Science in Literature theory and critique. Anila says “As a student the most important thing to remember is that Laziness is your worst enemy and Hard Work is your best friend.”


Ervin Dauti
Arts and Design Teacher

Ervin is a qualified Visual Arts Teacher with a Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts (painting / applied arts) and currently works at World Academy of Tirana. He has completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012 and Master of Fine Arts (painting / applied arts) in 2014 with excellent results. During this time of study he has worked in Promenade Gallery as an Assistant Manager, responsible for organizing art exhibitions. He exhibited frequently in several group exhibitions, festivals and competitions. In order to become a member of an IB community, he successfully completed 2 workshops (IB Workshop for Primary Years Programme – “Inquiry based teaching”, IB Workshop for Middle Years Programme – “Launching the MYP”). Teaching brings him a lot of joy each and every day. He adores watching students as they improve their artistic skills and develop their confidence with the visual elements. He is a contemporary realistic painter inspired by his surroundings. He generally paints quiet landscapes, animals and still life, often using monochromatic color schemes.


Ariana Gojani
Math Teacher

Ariana is from Kosovo and has 12 years of teaching experience in the field of Mathematics, including American School System. This will be her third year at WAT as teacher of Mathematics. She has completed different IB Trainings. The opportunity to encourage students and share skills that transfer in becoming inquirers and problem-solvers makes her look forward to the next year. She’s also looking forward to making connections between different areas and develop meta-cognitive strategies so the students think about their thinking.


Peter Thompson
English Language and Literature Teacher

Peter is from England and he has been teaching English Literature and Language at an Independent boarding school in Bath, England, for 10 years: he has many years experience of teaching the GCSE and A Level qualifications. He has a PGCE in English from Bath University and an English Literature degree from Durham University. He is a big fan of Shakespeare and American Literature. In addition, he is a keen sportsman and particularly likes athletics and rugby. This will be his first year teaching at WAT and he is very excited about the experiences ahead.


Shayna Calkins
English Language and Literature Teacher

Shayna is a General Literature instructor from Des Moines, Iowa, USA. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Literature with a Reading endorsement from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. She has five previous years of experience in teaching and eight years of working with youth. She has previously worked with at-risk youth and has taught in America and South Korea. This is her third year of teaching in Albania and her second year at WAT. She loves teaching, reading, volunteering, and being outdoors. Shayna is IB trained in delivering the English Language and Literature in the MYP.


Aurora Manaj
Albanian Language and Literature Teacher

Aurora has studied in Tirana where she graduated in Albanian Language and Foreign Literature in 2004. She has worked for 10 years as a book editor of the Albanian Language and as Albanian Language teacher in a NGO. While working in the NGO, she has been trained with TFM, a program of care for the youth at risk which demonstrate compassionate, considerate, respectful and unconditional positive regard for all children. Teaching education and social skills to kids so they develop the best possible chances to succeed in life is her daily inspiration. Aurora loves teaching, volunteering, reading and rock climbing. She has completed the IB training, Implementing the MYP curriculum, Language and Literature. This upcoming year will be her second exiting year working at WAT.


Mimoza Zeneli
French Teacher

Mimoza Zeneli is from Albania. She has completed the bachelor degree and master degree at the Foreign languages Faculty of Tirana where graduated as French language teacher for high school students. During her career Mimoza has worked as french language teacher in a public school for 5 years, Alliance française for 6 years, different private schools in Tirana, manager of a private center for foreign languages and this is her second year teaching at WAT. She has completed different trainings at Alliance Française: "teaching french to different level students, A1 - C1" and at Institut Français Vien: "teaching french to specific public".


Erdi Kuburi
PHE Teacher

Erdi Kuburi is from Tirana. He earned a teaching degree in Physical Education at the The Institute of Physical Education & Sport (Sports University of Tirana). He has experience teaching many different age groups, coaching football. Erdi loves teaching sports and loves sharing his passion with students. He has successfully completed the IB MYP workshop - Physical and Health Education: Implementing the MYP curriculum (Cat.1). Erdi has completed various Physical & Health Education and First aid training's such as (First aid & CPR, Mass casualty training program-M.A.R.C.H). One of his main goals is to build a healthy and physically fit generation together with the parents and students. This will be Erdi’s third year at WAT teaching Physical and Health Education.


Angela Engjellushe Meneri
School Psychologist and Counselor

Angela has completed her education at York University, Faculty of Health, Toronto, Canada, where she obtained a M.Sc in Psychology. At WAT she holds the position of School Psychologist and Counselor and teaches the Advance Placement course in Psychology. A PhD candidate, Angela has also held academic appointments as Professor of Psychology at various universities in Tirana, Albania, where she taught “Cognitive Psychology” and “Psychological Testing and Evaluation”. Angela is a Certified Autism Specialist from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) as well as an associate member of the National Association of School Psychologists in the USA. She has completed a number of specialized trainings in psychology with a focus on the psychotherapy of children and adolescents, including a Diploma in Child Psychology from Thomson Education, Toronto, Canada and a Certificate in Positive Psychotherapy from the Academy of Wiesbaden, Germany. Angela is also a licensed Mediator practicing in Tirana, specializing in family mediation. She has extensive experience providing counselling to children and adolescents both in her private practice and as a Court Appointed Psychologist in the District Court of Tirana. Angela is an associate member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institution of Canada. Angela has worked as a Special Education Teacher with the Toronto District School Board for autistic children and children struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. Angela provides services in English and Albanian.


Clemens Kienzle
German Language Teacher

Clemens Kienzle is originally from southwestern Germany near the German-Swiss border. Like many of our students, he is a third culture kid and has lived abroad for many years since childhood. He holds a Bachelor degree in Applied Linguistics from Brock University in Canada, and a Master in Multilingualism Studies and Foreign Language Teaching from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Before moving to Albania, he spent four years in China teaching German and English at an international school in Chengdu. This is his first year at WAT, teaching German for native speakers and as a foreign language.


Zhao Zhiyuan
Mandarin Chinese Teacher

Zhao has finished his Master and Bachelor Degree in “Arts of English Language”. He has a long experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese in the University of New Mexico, State University, and Confucius Institute in Nigeria. Zhao came to Albania in 2015 and started teaching mandarin Chinese at the University of Tirana / Confucius Institute. He joined World Academy of Tirana in September 2016 teaching Mandarin to all interested students as a co-curricular class.


Tyler Smet
French Teacher

Tyler Smet is from Canada, and has taught in South Korea and Malaysia before moving to Albania. This will be Tyler's seventh year teaching, and his first year at WAT. Tyler attended St. Thomas University, Fredericton before completing a TEFL course. Tyler has experience in PYP, and has completed workshops on Making The PYP Happen (Category 1) and Assessment (Category 3). Tyler has worked in EAL as a support teacher and a college lecturer - including development of EAL assessments and offering parent workshops. He enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, scuba diving and hiking, and has an interest in experiential learning. Tyler looks forward to being a part of the WAT and Tirana communities.


Laurence Ginsberg
IBDP Economics and Business Management teacher

Laurance is originally from Miami, Florida. He has a B.A.S. in Business Management and Administration and an M.S. in Education: Curriculum and Instruction. Laurance is a career changer having spent over 15 years in retail and restaurant management, including owning his own Bistro in Granada, Nicaragua for eight years. Laurance has taught fourth grade and middle school math. He loves to challenge his students to learn through choice, relevance and fun. Laurance loves to travel, cook and read non-fiction. He has two children, aged 24 and 19! Hobbes is a photographer in Los Angeles, CA and Zoey is studying in the University of Nice, France. He is married to Mrs. Ginsberg (Grade 1 teacher). He has completed IB training -Business Management (Category1).


Alexa Hysi
Individuals and Societies

Alexa has studied Geography and Anthropology in the US, with a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the Univeristy of Nevada. She is American and is a K - 12 licensed teacher as well as secondary social studies licensed teacher. Alexa has 4 years of teaching Social Studies, History and Geography in the US. Before that she has worked for the Natural Museum of Las Vegas. As a Google Ceritified Educator, Alexa loves to integrate technology into teaching. She is happy to join WAT and will complete IB trainings this summer.


Chris Ostrander
Performing Arts

Chris Ostrander is Canadian but considers himself a global citizen, a concert pianist, an international performing artist, and an IB educator. Chris has led a vibrant career: from performing as a concert pianist, artist-in-residence, and ethnomusicologist for the BBC, working to source and capture original music of Africa and Asia. He has served as an IBDP educator, orchestra leader, choirmaster and theatre coach at the Barbican Theatre in London UK, and international schools in India, China and Nepal to share his love of music and performing arts with students, and to inspire Theory of Knowledge inquiry. For the past 12 years, Chris has served as Performing Arts Coordinator and DP ToK teacher at five IB World Schools. He has also held posts as Music teacher at St. Joseph’s College and Loreto Convent in India, KILU Music School in Bhutan, and Clerkenwell Parochial Primary School in London UK. Chris has shared his love of music and theatre across two generations, advancing students to be selected to perform at the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) festivals in Europe and Asia. Chris earned his BA in Music at Brock University in 1980, his MA Artist Diploma in Performance at Western University in 1983, and his Diploma in Education at Althouse College in 1984. He has completed two IBDP workshops for Music in Brisbane and Beijing, and two IBDP workshops for Theory of Knowledge in Mumbai and Shanghai.


 

Support Services Staff


Armelle Vioujard Gjoni
College and University Counselor

Armelle focuses mainly on the secondary students as "College and University Counselor", helping students choose their path towards higher education. She is multilingual, holds an MA in Languages & International Relations and has lived and worked internationally. She has taught in America at College level for over 5 years and has great international experience teaching languages and managing various educational services for a variety of age groups. She has completed curriculum, teaching and administrator IB trainings necessary for her current and future appointments. During the past 6 years, Armelle has served at the World Academy of Tirana, both as an educator and a leader, which makes her a valuable asset to our school’s development. She is a French native and has been living in Albania for the past six years. armelle.gjoni@wat.al