Bulgarian Language and Literature Department

Teodora Todorova

Department Chair / Bulgarian Language and Literature Teacher
t.todorova@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major Cultural studies

  • Master of Arts, Major Slavonic and Bulgarian Studies

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

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

Tatiana Stoyanova, Ph.D.

BULGARIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
t.kalkanova@acsbg.org
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Major Sociolinguistics

  • Master of Arts

  • Major Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski", Bulgaria

Malina Tonova-Ivanova

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teacher
m.tonova-ivanova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts

  • Major Bulgarian language and literature

  • Professional Qualification Specialist and Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • First qualification degree

  • "St. Cyril and St. Methodius" University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Milka Getskovska

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teacher
m.getskovska@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts

  • Major Bulgarian language and literature

  • Professional Qualification Specialist and Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

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

Svetlina Georgieva

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teacher
s.georgieva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts: Bulgarian Philology

  • Master of Arts: Japan Studies

  • Professional Qualification Specialist and Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Valentina Ridjolska

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teacher
v.ridjolska@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts

  • Major Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification Specialist and Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • "St. Cyril and St. Methodius" University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Yulia Nedeva

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teacher
y.nedeva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts

  • Major Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Qualification Specialist and Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

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

Lora Tomova

Bulgarian Language Teacher for the International Faculty
l.tomova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts

  • Major Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Postgraduate qualification in advertising and PR

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

Kalin Kirilov

Bulgarian Language and Literature Teacher
k.kirilov@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Veliko Tarnovo University

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: Bulgarian Philology

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

Fani Popova

Bulgarian language and literature teacher
f.popova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Specialty Bulgarian philology

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature in Middle Schools

  • Second qualification degree

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

Yana Kircheva

BULGARIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
y.kircheva@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Аrts

  • Major Bulgarian Philology

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • South-West University "Neofit Rilski"

Nina Georgieva

BULGARIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
nina.georgieva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts

  • Major: Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification: Philologist and Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

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

English Language and Literature Department

Nandini Shah

Department Chair, English Language and Literature
n.shah@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major: English Literature

  • Indiana University-Purdue University, Indiana, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: English Literature

  • Minor: Psychology

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India

  • Professional Qualification: Licensed Teacher of English Language Arts, Indiana Department of Education, USA

Iain Flannery

English Language and Literature Teacher
i.flannery@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: English, Minor: Religious Studies

  • Stonehill College, Massachusetts, USA

  • Master of Education

  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA

Tim Ward

English Language and Literature Teacher
t.ward@acsbg.org
  • Master of Philosophy in English Language and Literature 1660-1800, University of Oxford, UK

  • Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  • Post graduate certificate in Education in English and P.E., University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, UK

Tyler Davis

English Language and Literature Teacher
t.davis@acs.bg
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Communication Arts and Literature

  • St Cloud State University, Minessota, USA

Anna Tang

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
tang@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor in Arts (Honors)

  • Major: English Language and Literature

  • Minor: Mathematics

  • Bachelor in Education

  • Major: Intermediate-Senior

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Cameron Knight

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
c.knight@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Major: English Language and Literature

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

  • Bachelor in Education

  • Major: Intermediate-Senior

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Jessica Coates

English Language and Literature Teacher / 10th Grade Dean
j.coates@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major: English Education

  • Nicholls State University

  • Master of Education

  • Major: Curriculum and Instruction

  • Nicholls State University

Mackenzie Kelley

English Language and Literature Teacher
m.kelley@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Education with a concentration in English

  • University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine, USA

Dimitra Lepidou

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
d.lepidou@acsbg.org
  • Master of Communication

  • Major: Language, Literature and Mass Media

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: English Language and Literature

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: Organizational Psychology and Cross-cultural Management

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

Charlotte (Callie) Carew-Miller

English Language and Literature Teacher
c.carew-miller@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Teaching of English

  • Columbia University (Expected 2021)

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • English and Near Eastern Studies

  • Professional Qualification: Provisional Teaching License from Massachusetts

Ellen Rennard

English Language and Literature Teacher
e.rennard@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • English

  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Independent Studies, American Studies Certificate with Distinction

  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

  • English 7-12 Professional Class IV Certification (lifetime), Missouri, USA

Patrick Bicknell

English Language and Literature Teacher
p.bicknell@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Communication and Media Studies

  • University of North Carolina

  • Professional Teaching Certificate

Neda Zhecheva, Ph.D.

English Language and Literature Teacher
n.zhecheva@acsbg.org
  • Ph.D. in Intercultural Education

  • Master’s degree in European Studies

  • Bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies

  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

  • Professional Qualification: Teacher in English Language and Literature

ESL Department

Roumyana Ivanova

Department Chair / ESL Teacher
r.ivanova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major: English Language and Literature

  • Minor: Russian Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification: Teacher in English Language and Literature

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

Elka Dacheva

ESL Teacher / 8th Grade Dean / Black Eagles Block Leader
e.dacheva@acsbg.org
  • Master in Automatics

  • Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Professional Qualification: Teacher in English Language and Literature

  • Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria

Polia Marinova

ESL Teacher
p.marinova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major: English Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification: Teacher in English Language and Literature

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

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: English Literature

  • Middlebury College, USA

Velislava Tsvetkova

ESL Teacher
v.tsvetkova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major: English Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification: Teacher in English Language and Literature

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

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: English Literature

  • Middlebury College, USA

Laurel Zmolek-Smith

ESL Teacher
l.zmolek-smith@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts in Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major Latin American Studies

  • Minor Creative Writing

  • Teaching English as a Second Language

  • Inter American University in Puerto Rico

Julian Friend

ESL Teacher / 8th Grade Dean / Black Eagles Block Leader
j.friend@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Technical Communication

  • Texas Tech University, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts, Major English

  • University of Arkansas, USA

Molly O’Keefe

ESL Teacher
m.okeefe@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Theatre

  • Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Cambridge University

Simka Stefanova

ESL TEACHER
s.stefanova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major: Marketing

  • University of Portsmouth, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Hospitality Management

  • University of Portsmouth, UK

  • Postgraduate Teaching Qualification: ESL Teacher

  • New Bulgarian University.

Mark Jervis

ESL Teacher
m.jervis@ascbg.org
  • Master’s Degree: Professional Writing

  • Major: Narrative Non-Fiction

  • Falmouth University, UK

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Graphic Design

  • Nottingham Trent University, UK

  • Professional Qualification: CELTA qualified ESL Teacher

Graeme Pattison

ESL Teacher
g.pattison@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Majors: English Language and Linguistics and Life Sciences

  • University of Manchester

  • Birmingham University: Postgraduate Certificate of Education (English)

  • Cambridge English: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

  • Escuela Politecnica Nacional (Ecuador): Certificate in Teaching Grammar and Extended Writing for Higher Education

Valentina Kalina

ESL Intern
v.kalina@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: English and American Studies

  • Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski"

  • Professional Qualification:

  • Philologist and Teacher in English Language and Literature

Christine Thanasoulas

English Language Fluency Teacher
c.thanasoulas@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: English

  • State University of New York, College at Fredonia

  • Master of Education

  • University of California, Berkeley

Foreign Languages Department

Yavor Gueorguiev

Department Chair/Teacher of Spanish Language and Culture
y.gueorguiev@acsbg.org
  • Master of Education

  • ICT applied in Education, UNED, Spain

  • Master of Arts, Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching

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

  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Philology

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

Anelia Mileva

French Language Teacher
a.mileva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major French Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification Specialist and Teacher in French Language and Literature

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

Kremona Pavlova

German Language Teacher
k.pavlova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification Specialist and Teacher in Bulgarian Language and Literature

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

  • Master of Arts, Major German Language and Literature

  • Professional Qualification Specialist and Teacher in German Language and Literature

  • St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Maria Veleva

Spanish Language Teacher
m.veleva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Spanish Language and Literature

  • Minor English Language

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Spanish Language and Literature

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

Maya Boneva-Nikolova

Spanish Language Teacher /11th Grade dean
m.boneva-nikolova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Spanish Language and Literature

  • Minor French Language

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Spanish Language and Literature

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

Tatyana Hristozova, PH.D.

German Language Teacher
t.hristozova@acsbg.org
  • Doctor of Philosophy

  • Académie européenne d'Informatisation (AEI), Belgique, Bruxelles

  • Master of Arts, Major Philosophy

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: German Language and Literature

  • Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski", Bulgaria

Diana Genova

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHER
d.genova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Аrts

  • Major German Philology

  • Minor English language

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in German language and literature, Literary translation

  • St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Maya Todorova

SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHER
m.todorova@acsbg.org
  • Master’s Degree International Economic Relations

  • University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Bachelor of Spanish Philology

  • Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski", Bulgaria

  • Bachelor of Economics of Trade

  • University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Certificate of proficiency in Spanish 94%, University of Malaga, Spain

  • Professional Qualification Teacher of Spanish Language and Literature

Francesca Meo

French Language Teacher
f.meo@acsbg.org
  • Double Master’s Degree in Literary translation and in Linguistics

  • Aix-Marseille University (France)

  • Major: Linguistics, Foreign languages and Literatures (French, Italian and English)

  • Professional Qualification: Linguist, French and Italian teacher, Translator

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

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

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

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

Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Nadejda Konstantinova

Department Chair / Math Teacher
n.konstantinova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science

  • Major Mathematics and Computer Science

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

Ani Ivanova

Math Teacher
a.ivanova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Mathematics and Computer Science

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

Borislava Kirilova, Ph. D.

Math Teacher / Tangra Block Leader
b.kirilova@acsbg.org
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics

  • Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • Мaster of Science, Major Applied Mathematics

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Mathematics and Computer Science

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

Elka Kondakova

Computer Science Teacher
e.kondakova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Engineer

  • Major: Instrumental Еlectrical Мicromachines and Аpparatus

  • Technical University, Sofia-branch Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Professional Qualifications: Teacher in Computer Science and Information Technologies

  • Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria

  • Teacher in Profiled Тraining in Computer Science and Information Technologies

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

Valentina Borisova

Computer Science Teacher
v.borisova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria

Paulina Todorova, Ph. D.

Computer Science Teacher
p.todorova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Informatics

  • Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria

Rositsa Todorova, Ph. D.

Computer Science Teacher
r.todorova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Informatics

  • Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria

Krista Durcheva

Math Teacher
k.durcheva@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor

  • Major Mathematics and Informatics

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

Nikolay Dimitrov

MATH TEACHER
n.dimitrov@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major Mathematics

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

Emily Wall

Math Teacher
e.wall@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Major: Mathematics

  • Minor: English Literature

  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Master of Arts

  • Teaching and Learning: Mathematics

  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  • Master of Arts

  • Philosophy

  • McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Márrian Yovchevski

Teacher of Informatics and Advanced Computer Science
m.yovchevski@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Design Technology and Applied Informatics

  • VIA University College & TEKO Design Business School, Denmark

  • Professional qualifications: IB Computer Science Teaching Diploma; IB Information Technologies in a Global Society Teaching Diploma; International General Certificate of Secondary Education: Computer Science

Katerina Velcheva, Ph.D.

Teacher for Advanced mathematics
k.velcheva@acsbg.org
  • PhD in Mathematics from Stanford

  • Undergraduate degree from MIT

  • Major: Mathematics

  • Minor: Economics

Joaquin Rolon

Math Teacher
j.rolon@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor's Degree:

  • Biotechnology Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

  • Master's Degree:

  • Creative Writing, 2018 Escuela de Escritores Madrid, Spain

Dan Angelov

Math Teacher
d.angelov@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Management of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Math and Physics Teaching

  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Elka Veselinova

Math Teacher
e.veselinova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Teaching English as a Second Language

  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

  • Master of Science

  • Mathematics

  • Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"

Ivan Prichkapov

Math Teacher
i.prichkapov@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Mathematics and Business Administration

  • American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad

  • Professional Qualification

  • Teacher of Mathematics

  • New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Radka Gencheva

Math Teacher
r.gencheva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science

  • Mathematics

  • Professional Qualification: English and American Studies

  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ”

Raja Marwah

Computer Science Teacher
r.marwaah@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science

  • Software Engineering

  • University of York

  • Master of Education

  • Applied Learning and Teaching Secondary

  • Deakin University

  • Bachelor of Engineering

  • Information Technology

Rebecca Trythall

Math Teacher
r.trythall@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Mathematics

  • University of Kent

  • Professional Qualification

  • Teacher in Mathematics

  • University of Strathclyde

Science Department

Krasimira Chakarova, Ph.D.

Physics Teacher
k.chakarova@acsbg.org
  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics

  • Master of Science, Major Nuclear Technology

  • Professional Qualification Physicist and Teacher in Physics and Astronomy

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

Christian Youngs

Physics and Astronomy Teacher / Prep Science Teacher / Dulo Block Leader
c.youngs@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major Earth Sciences

  • University of Michigan, USA

Pavlina Ivanova

Chemistry Teacher
p.ivanova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Chemist-engineer

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in chemistry and Environmental protection

  • University in Chemical Technology and Metallurgy – Sofia

Silvia Rousseva

Physics Teacher
s.rousseva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science

  • Major Solid State Physics

  • Professional Qualifications Teacher in physics and astronomy and Teacher in English language and literature in secondary schools

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

Vanya Angelova

Physics Teacher
v.angelova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Physics

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in physics and astronomy

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

Diana Vladimirova

Department Chair / Chemistry Teacher
d.praznikova@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major Chemistry and informatics

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Chemistry and Informatics

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

  • Master of Science

  • Major Forensic and Industrial Bioanalytical Techniques

  • London Metropolitan University, UK

Ganka Dineva, Ph.D.

Biology Teacher / Magma Block Leader
g.dineva@acsbg.org
  • PhD in Developmental Genetics, Bergen University, Norway

  • Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics

  • Minor Human and Animal Physiology

  • Professional qualification Pedagogy in Biology

  • Sofia University, Bulgaria

Atanas Ivanov

Lab Assistant
a.ivanov@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Aquaculture

  • Master of Science

  • Major: Aquaculture

  • Trakia University, Bulgaria

Hristina Grancharova

Chemistry Teacher
h.grancharova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science

  • Majors: Chemistry and Informatics; Teacher in Chemistry

  • Master of Science

  • Majors: Chemistry; Polymers

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Computer Chemistry

Joshua Clark

Chemistry Teacher
j.clark@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Applied Science

  • Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

  • Bachelor of Education

  • University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Mining Engineering

  • Professional Qualifications: Ontario Certified Teacher

Brenna Coldren

Physics Teacher / 12th Grade Dean / Phoenix Block Leader
b.coldren@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Geophysics

  • Minor: Mathematics

  • The University of Texas at Austin

  • Professional Teaching License in Secondary Science Education

  • The University of Colorado at Denver

Alison Gauthier

Biology Teacher
a.gauthier@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Sciences

  • Major: Biochemistry

  • Elmira College, NY

  • Master of Education

  • Major: Education

  • Saint Michael’s College, NY

  • National Geographic Certified Educator

Arash Arjomand, PH.D.

BIOLOGY TEACHER
a.arjomand@acsbg.org
  • PhD. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Honours degree in Cellular and molecular biology

  • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

  • Bachelor of Biological Sciences

  • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Georgia Ivanova

Chemistry Teacher
g.ivanova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Chemistry

  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Sophia Benzinger

Biology Teacher
s.benzinger@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Education

  • Biology, French

  • Queen's University

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Biology

  • Western University

Veronika Koleva

Chemistry Teacher and Lab Assistant
v.koleva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science (anticipated)

  • Applied Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Pedagogy

  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Sports Department

Stefka Papazova

Department Chair / Sports Teacher
s.papazova@acsbg.org
  • Master, Majors Sports Teacher and Tennis Coach

  • National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Professional Qualification Press Journalism

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

Dancho Stoychev

Sports Teacher
d.stoychev@acsbg.org
  • Master, Majors Sports Teacher and Waterski Coach

  • National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Raya Gigova

Sports Teacher / Flaming Tigers Block Leader
r.gigova@acsbg.org
  • Master, Majors Sports Teacher and Ski Coach

  • National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Second qualification degree

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

Vesselina Tepeshanova

Sports Teacher / Falcons Block Leader
v.tepeshanova@acsbg.org
  • Master, Majors Sports Teacher and Track-and-field Athletics Coach

  • National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Professional Qualification Business Management, Marketing and Advertising

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

Vladimir Marinov

Sports Teacher
v.marinov@acsbg.org
  • Master, Majors Sports Teacher, Football Coach, Waterski Coach, and Sports Journalist

  • National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Valeri Banchev

Sports Teacher / Athletics Director
v.banchev@acsbg.org
  • Master, Major Management, Easter Spa and Aqua Practices

  • Bachelor, Major Coaching and Education, Volleyball

  • Professional Qualification Sports Teacher

  • National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Adrian Gruev

SPORTS TEACHER
a.gruev@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor

  • Major: Football Coach

  • Master

  • Major: Sports Management

  • National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Professional Ski Instructor

Mark McGivern

Sports Teacher
m.mcgivern@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Sports Coaching & Development

  • Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland

Arts Program

Boris Pankin

Arts Program Director
b.pankin@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major Drama Theater Directing

  • National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Kristian Popov

ACS Choir Conductor / Musical Group Vocal Director
k.popov@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts, Major Choir conducting

  • Bachelor of Arts, Majors Conducting and Clarinet

  • National Academy of Music „Pancho Vladigerov”, Sofia

Marian Bachev

Bulgarian Drama Program Director
m.bachev@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major Drama Theater Acting

  • Master of Arts, Major Management of Performing Аrts

  • National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Milena Tsolova

ACS Choir Accompanist / Instrumental Program Advisor
m.tsolova@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Music, Majors Piano and Music Education

  • National Academy of Music ”Pancho Vladigerov”, Bulgaria

  • Master of Music in Piano Performance

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Anastasiya Nedelcheva

Dance Program Director
a.nedelcheva@acsbg.org
  • Major Dance Program

  • Sofia Opera and Ballet

  • National School of Dance Art, Sofia

  • Swiss Professional Ballet School, Zurich