Our Team

Management
Mgr. Stojanka Dolezhajova
Headquarters position
Director
Daša Janegová
Headquarters position
FINANCIAL DIRECTOR
Ing. Wioletta Beata Bujnová
Headquarters position
ADMINISTRATION & BOOK KEEPING
MBA. Miriam Itahashi
Establishing company
FOUNDER & GENERAL DIRECTOR
Reception and Custodian teacher - Bilingual staff
Mgr. Dominika Gerhardová
Receptionist
Mgr. Veronika Mokwe
Custodian teacher
Mgr. Zuzana Turjanová
Custodian teacher
Name: Mgr. Dominika Gerhardová
Tile: Receptionist, Event Planner
Education: Master in Psychology - Psychology at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia.
Working at Espania: Working at Espania is a great opportunity to get know other cultures, to work with amazing people from all over the world and to have an experience with children. What I like the most about the job is that every day is different, full of joy and hard work and it gives me a space to be creative and a chance to be a better version of myself.
Name: Mgr. Veronika Mokwe
Tile: Custodian Teacher
Education: Master in Teaching Psychology- Pedagogy at the Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Certificate of Specialized Education in School Psychology at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Working at Espania: During my studies, I worked in a civic association called Arabeska, where I worked with children with Down syndrome. I worked as a psychologist in a specialized group of children with behavioral disorders, and as an assistant teacher for children with learning disorders. I decided to work at Espania, because it is an opportunity where I can make full use of my knowledge and experience.
Name: Mgr. Zuzana Turjanová
Tile: Custodian Teacher
Education: Master in Social Work - Pedagogical Faculty at the Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia.
Working at Espania: With a son of my own, I´m happy to work with children at Espania, especially with the wonderful team of people around me. I appreciate an opportunity to be part of a culturally diverse environment.
English teachers
Lee Honeycutt-Zapata
Head Teacher/Organizerof educational activitiesin English language
Laura Lehutová
English Teacher
James Patrick Lilly
EnglishTeacher
Name: Lee Honeycutt-Zapata
Tile: English Teacher
Education: B.A. in English Literature, B.A in Anthropology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States.
Working at Espania: After first working as a conversational assistant at a school in Spain and working as a fourth-grade teacher in the United States, I came to Espania in order to combine my love of exploring new cultures with my passion for differentiated teaching techniques. My hope is for all my students to leave the kindergarten feeling excited and confident about language and learning.
Name: Laura Lehutová
Tile: English Teacher
Education: Studied at St.Aloysius school in Cork, Ireland and currently attending private early childhood and childcare studies.
Working at Espania: I gained my experience as an Au Pair in Ireland and as a gymnastics coach for young children. I am very happy for the opportunity to work at Espania. I love working with children, and it’s something I have been very passionate about from a young age. My main goal for every child I teach is to gain all the necessary skills and knowledge needed to reach their fullest potential.
Name: James Patrick Lilly
Tile: EnglishTeacher
Education: Bachelor of Science Sociology at University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is holding certificate TESOL, Cork Ireland
Working at Espania: I have more than 4 years experience working with children from 2-6 years old. In Germany, I worked in a private kindergarten with a full English immersion program. I chose work for Espania, because I have always wanted to teach children not just English, but valuable knowledge about the world around them through English. Teaching is not just about sharing knowledge and experiences, it is about learning and experiencing together.
Spanish teachers
Diego Camilo Buitrago Mantilla
Spanish Teacher
Rubén Alejandro Reyes Flores
Lector / Organizerof educational activitiesin spanish language
Carla Granados Expósito
Spanish Teacher
Name: Diego Camilo Buitrago Mantilla
Tile: Spanish Teacher
Education: B.A in English language at Industrial University of Santander, Colombia. B.A in Iberian and Latin American Studies at Sorbonne, France.
Working at Espania: After teaching kids with special educational needs, both youth and adults in my country and in France, I am so glad to have the most valuable opportunity of being part of Espania as a Spanish teacher. My main goal is to provide a rich and varied learning environment, and to allow all kids to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential.
Name: Rubén Alejandro Reyes Flores
Tile: Spanish Teacher
Education: B.S., Engineer Administrator of Systems, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México.
Working at Espania: Since 2011, I worked in a kindergarten as an English and Computer Science Teacher, in Mexico, and I also taught at the Universidad La Salle ULSA Victoria. Working at Espania is a great opportunity to learn about new cultures, and also to share the knowledge of language and culture with kids.
Name: Carla Granados Expósito
Tile: Spanish Teacher
Education: B.A. Primary education and Special Needs at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
Working at Espania: I worked as a Religious Education instructor for kids and adolescent for two years in San Ingnacio de Loyola school in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I gained experience working with children as an Special Needs Assistant in an English International School in Bratislava. Working in Espania Kindergarten is a great opportunity to keep developing my career as a teacher and also to learn more about new cultures.
Chinese teachers
Hua-Yu Hung
Lector/Organizerof educational activitiesin Chinese language
Kexin Hong
Chinese Teacher
Name: Hua-Yu Hung
Tile: Chinese/Mandarin Teacher
Education: B.A. in Translation & Interpreting (Chinese/English) at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Working at Espania: I came to Espania after finishing the teacher training program for Teaching Chinese at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. I do love spending time with kids, assisting them through all kinds of situations. Plus, I am always interested in seeing and understanding other countries and cultures. It is so fascinating for me to see how kids act and develop differently because of different personal backgrounds. I would like to help them find their own best way to develop their personality and knowledge. I believe working at Espania is completely matched with my professional field and enthusiasm.
Name: Kexin Hong
Tile: Chinese Teacher
Education: B.A. in Preschool education at Ningde Normal University, Ningde, China.
Working at Espania: I have a pre-school pedagogy and I gained experience with teaching during my one-year work as a kindergarten teacher. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work at the Espania Kindergarten and thus further develop my skills and pass on new knowledge to children. I really like movement and yoga, which I fully devoted myself to in my home country as a yoga instructor.
External teachers
Katarína Vanáková
Violoncello teacher
Lada Demová
Flute teacher
Mgr. Lucia Pintová
Gymnastics teacher
Mgr. Lýdia Drahusová
Slovak teacher
Name: Katarína Vanáková
Tile: Violoncello Teacher
Education: Studying at Conservatory in Bratislava
Working at Espania: I love working with children and seeing their progress is indescribable. Musical education and playing a musical instrument offer considerable benefits in developing fine motor skills and aesthetic sensations. I am very glad that I work at Espania because it gives children the opportunity to develop their musical talent.
Name: Lada Demová
Tile: Flute Teacher
Education: Conservatory in Bratislava. Attending 5th grade at Conservatory in Bratislava, Trumpet.
Working at Espania: Leading flute lessons at Espania is a new experience for me. Music has a great influence on child development and I am very happy that the children at Espania kindergarten are being encouraged to play music from an early age.
Name: Mgr. Lucia Pintová
Tile: Gymnastics teacher
Education: Studied at the University of Commenius in Bratislava.
Working at Espania: At the age of 5, I started modern gymnastics and, since the age of 10, I have been actively engaged in sportaerobics. I worked in the Nitra club, where later began to train children. I am a former representative of Slovakia in sport aerobics, repeat champion of Slovakia in sport aerobics, step aerobics, as well as a participant of the World Cups. I act as a referee and coach for sport aerobics, and enjoy bringing my knowledge to the students of Espania.
Name: Mgr. Lýdia Drahusová
Tile: Slovak Teacher
Education: Studied at Comenius University in Bratislava, with focus in primary school education.
Working at Espania: I have ten years of experience as a kindergarten teacher and twelve years of experience as a primary school teacher, and am thrilled to bring my experience to Espania.
Non-pedagogical staff
Dagmar Báchorová
Technical staff for hygiene
Daniel Martiš
Handyman / Janitor
Monika Petrová
Food manager
Kornélia Horníková
Technical staff for hygiene