Liberal and Fine Arts Department

Zornitsa Semkova, Ph.D.

Department Chair / History Teacher / IB Program Coordinator
z.semkova@acsbg.org
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Major History, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria

  • Master of Arts, Major History

  • Professional Qualification Historian and Teacher in History

  • Specialization in Modern and Contemporary History

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Nia Decheva

Art Teacher
n.decheva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Textile

  • Professional Qualification Artist, Teacher in Arts, Pedagogy and Methods of Teaching

  • National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria

Yoanna Ninova

History Teacher / 12th Grade Dean / Phoenix Block Leader
y.ninova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Qualification and redirection of the workforces

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major Past and Present of South-Eastern Europe

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major Cultural Studies

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in History

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Christopher Van Swol

Civics and US History Teacher / 9th Grade Dean
c.vanswol@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major History

  • Minor: Political Science

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA

Vasil Ninov, Ph. D.

TOK Teacher
v.ninov@acsbg.org
  • Ph.D. in Medieval History

  • Master of Arts, Major in Medieval History

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Medieval History

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria

David Peev

Philosophy Teacher
d.peev@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Philosophy

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Philosophy

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major Philosophy

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Stiliana Vodenicharova

Music Teacher / 9th Grade Dean
s.vodenicharova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts Major, Music Pedagogy

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major Jazz and Pop Singing

  • National Academy of Music „Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia

Taylor Baldwin

History Teacher
t.baldwin@acsbg.org
  • Master of Teaching

  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Anthropology

  • Trent University

Miglena Zhecheva

Geography Teacher / 10th Grade Dean
m.zhecheva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major Geography

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

  • Professional Qualifications: Climatologist, Teacher in Geography, History and English

Veneta Hinkovska

History and Entrepreneurship Teacher / 11th Grade Dean
v.hinkovska@acsbg.org
  • Master’s Degree: International Organizations and Multilateral Diplomacy

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: History

  • Minor: Past and Present of South-Eastern Europe

  • Professional Qualification: Teacher of History

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria

  • Entrepreneurship: Launching an Innovative Business

  • University of Maryland

Ivaylo Lozanchev

History Teacher
i.lozanchev@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Past and Present of Southeastern Europe

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in History

  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Teresa Kuhelj

Geography and Civics Teacher / IB CAS Coordinator
t.kuhelj@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

  • Major: Geography

  • Minor: French Studies

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Major: Intermediate-Senior

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Nevena Georgieva, Ph. D.

Philosophy Teacher
nevena.georgieva@acsbg.org
  • Doctor of Philosophy

  • Major: "Ethical and Social Problems of the Artificial Intelligence"

  • Master of Arts, Political Science

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Philosophy

  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

  • Professional Qualification: Teacher in Philosophy

Grant Gunther

History Teacher / Golden Lions Block Leader
g.gunther@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Majors: History and Secondary Education

  • Johnson State College, Johnson, VT USA

  • Associate of Arts

  • Major: Sports Management

  • Champlain College, Burlington, VT USA

  • National Geographic Certified Educator

Ian Yeats

Geography Teacher
I.Yeats@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major in Geological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Economics

  • The University of Texas at Austin

Vassilena Stoyanova

Teacher Intern
v.atanassova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Psychology

  • Georgi Rakovski Military Academy

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Philosophy

  • University of Edinburgh

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • History and Philosophy, Profile in Cultural Anthropology

  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Jake McGrew

Entrepreneurship and Economics Teacher
j.mcgrew@acsbg.org
  • Master of Public Administration

  • Central European University

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Economics, Music

  • University of Oregon

Courses

Arts – Grades 8, 9, and 10

Music – Grades 8, 9, and 10

Physical, Human, and World Geography – Grades 9 and 10

Bulgarian and World History – Grades 9 and 10  

History Profile – Grades 11 and 12

Philosophy – Grades 8, 9, and 10

Civic Education – Grades 11 and 12

Entrepreneurship Profile - Grades 11 and 12

IB Economics – Grades 11 and 12

IB History – Grades 11 and 12

IB Theory of Knowledge – Grades 11 and 12

US History – International Students Grade 10





Music Electives – Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12:

  1. ACS - Amazing College Singers;
  2. Piano and Music Theory for Beginners and Intermediate;

Arts Electives – Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12:

  1. Art;
  2. Modern Art;

AP Microeconomics Test Prep - Grades 10, and 11;

Going the Distance: An Elective for Running Enthusiasts -Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12;

History and Popular Culture - Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12;

Philosophy of Life - Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12;