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Be inspired by teachers from around the world who are making a difference.

Tatiana Mulford 

Theater/ Music Teacher

Education: 
2000 – 2003 Postgraduate studies at Saratov State University, Russia 
1995 – 2000 Saratov State University, Russia. Master of  Arts in Music and Art History, High Honors. 
1991 – 1995 Music College, Saratov, Russia. Bachelor of Music in Piano performance. 
Experience: 
2003 – 2010 Private Piano instructor (USA) 
2000 – 2003 Professor – Saratov State University, Russia 
1997 – 2003 Assistant Director – Residential summer camp Zerkalny, Saratov, Russia 
1997 – 2000 Piano Teacher – Music School 1, Saratov, Russia.

Iryna Shamenko

Day School Program Administrator / Saturday Academic Program /Art Teacher

Education:
1985 – 1988 A. Makarenko Pedagogical College, Kiev, Ukraine.  
Experience:
2016 – Present. Art Teacher – Virginia Russian Academy, Falls Church, USA 

Svetlana Askaryar 

Saturday Academic Program  Administrator /Teacher

Education:
2002 – 2006 Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts. Bachelor of Science in Management, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Experience:
2004 – 2016 Russian Launguage and  Russian Literature Private Tutor, Tryokhgorny, Russia.
1991 – 2016 Manager of Popular Science and Children’s Literature Department – Regional Scientific Library, Tryokhgorny, Russia.

Victoria Yeretnova

Saturday Academic Program Teacher

Education:
2013 Lewis School of English. Southampton, United Kingdom.
2011 – 2014 South Ural State University. Chelyabinsk, Russia. B.A. of Linguistics ; Teacher/Translator of English/ French/ Russian.
Experience:
2014  1st Grade teacher, School #108, Chelyabinsk, Russia. 
2014  Judge/Translator – Olympic Committee, Sochi, Russia.
2011 – 2012  Camp counselor – Summer English Camp, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Maya Tsintsadze

Dance Studio Instructor

Education:
1984 – 1989 A.S. Pushkin State Pedagogical Institute, Tbilisi, Georgia. Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics.
1986 – 1992 Chota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Preformance.
Experience:
2010 – 2013 Founder of Children’s Dance Ensemble ” Zolushka”. Kiev, Ukraine.
2008 Choreographer at Moscow State Circus. Moscow, Russia.
2005 – 2007 Founder of Children’s Dance Ensemble ” Raduga”. Italy – Poland.
1982 – 2000 National Dance Ensemble of Georgia “Suchishvili”

Natalya Colebank

Substitute Teacher

Education:   
2004 Regent University, USA. PhD ABD, Organizational Development and Leadership   
2002 Regent University, USA. MBA, major: International Business, minor: Media Management 
1998 Slavonic Business Institute, Moscow, Russia. BBA, Commerce  
Experience:  
2000 – 2009 Project Manager – CBN, WorldReach, USA 
1994 – 1999 Assisting Instructor/Interpreter/Speaker/Groups Coordinator – Family Medical Care, Josh McDowell Ministries, Calvary International, Randy Clark Ministries, Hope for Orphans, Global Strategy Christian Association, Russia