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 Kalkanova, 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, Sofia University

  • Master of Arts: Japan Studies, Sofia University

  • 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"

Antoniya Icheva

Bulgarian Language and Literature Intern Teacher
a.icheva@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Major: Bulgarian Language and Literature

  • Master’s Degree

  • Major European Studies

  • Professional Qualification: Specialist and Teacher in Bulgarian language and literature

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

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

Nathaniel Plass

English Language and Literature Teacher / Golden Lions Block Leader
n.plass@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major English and Literature

  • Minors Russian Studies and Secondary Education, Luther College, North-eastern Iowa, USA

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 in 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

James Henrick

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
j.henrick@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Philosophy

  • University of California

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: Philosophy

  • San Francisco State University

Jessica Coates

English Language and Literature Teacher
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

Montana Rogers

English Language and Literature Teacher
m.rogers@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude

  • Majors: Creative Writing & Literature; Music

  • Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA

  • Certificate in Writing (Fiction) The Writer’s Studio (Online) at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Christine Thanasoulas

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

  • Major: English

  • Щатски университет на Ню Йорк, Колеж във Фредония

  • State University of New York, College at Fredonia

  • Master of Education

  • University of California, Berkeley

Barry Daly

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHER
b.daly@acsbg.org
  • Master of Arts

  • Major: Psychology

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

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”

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
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
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major Latin American Studies

  • Minor Creative Writing

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Master of Arts in Education

  • Teaching English as a Second Language

  • Inter American University in Puerto Rico

Julian Friend

ESL Teacher / 8th Grade Dean
j.friend@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major English

  • University of Arkansas, USA

  • Master of Arts, Major Technical Communication

  • Texas Tech University, 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

Molly Bernhard

ESL teacher
m.bernhard@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Political Science

  • University of Mary Washington, Virginia, USA

Loreli Mann

ESL TEACHER
l.mann@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Spanish and Spanish American Studies

  • Minor: French and Francophone Studies

  • Mills College, California, USA

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: Linguistics/Language Teaching Specialization

  • University of Oregon, USA

Simka Stefanova

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

  • Major: Marketing

  • University of Portsmouth, UK

Mark Jervis

ESL Teacher
m.jervis@ascbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major: Graphic Design

  • Nottingham Trent University, UK

  • Master’s Degree: Professional Writing

  • Major: Narrative Non-Fiction

  • Falmouth University, UK

  • Professional Qualification: CELTA qualified ESL Teacher

Neda Zhecheva, Ph.D.

ESL 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

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

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

Wendy Thompson

History Teacher
w.thompson@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major History

  • University of Colorado Boulder

  • Master of Arts, Major Education

  • Western State Colorado University

Yoanna Ninova

History Teacher / 12th Grade 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

GEOGRAPHY 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 and Philosophy 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”

Asya Paskaleva PH.D.

Philosophy Teacher
a.paskaleva@acsbg.org
  • Doctor of Philosophy

  • Major: Applied Philosophy

  • Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

  • Areas of Expertise: Moral Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

  • Master of Arts in Philosophy

  • Professional Qualification: Philosopher and Teacher of Philosophy, Psychology and Law

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

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
  • PhD in Philosophy taught in English "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

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

Ivan Dinkov

Math Teacher
i.dinkov@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Mathematics

  • Professional Qualification Teacher in Mathematics, Second qualification degree

  • Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria

Nikoleta Vassileva

Math Teacher
n.vassileva@acsbg.org
  • Master of Science, Major Mathematics

  • Second qualification degree

  • 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

Emil Kolev, Ph.D.

Math Teacher
e.kolev@acsbg.org
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • Master of Science

  • Major Algebra

  • 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

Petya Grigorova

Math Teacher
p.grigorova@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor

  • Major Mathematics and Informatics

  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Elisabeth Gussow

Math Teacher / 12th Grade Leader
e.gussow@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Statistics

  • 2nd Major: Visual Arts

  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

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

Elena Tzenova, Ph.D.

Math teacher
e.tzenova@acsbg.org
  • Master of Sciences

  • Major: Mathematics

  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

  • Master of Sciences

  • Major: Operations Research

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  • Ph.D.: Mathematics and Operations Research

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  • Professional Qualification: Mathematics Teacher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

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

  • Master of Arts

  • Major: Visual Arts, Game Design and Programming

  • Parsons School of Design, New York City

  • Professional qualifications: -IB Computer Science Teaching Diploma

  • -IB ITGS teaching Diploma

  • -IGCSE Computer Science

Katerina Velcheva

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

  • Undergraduate degree from MIT

  • Major: Mathematics

  • Minor: Economics

Science Department

Krasimira Chakarova, Ph.D.

Department Chair / 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

Chemistry Teacher / 10th Grade Dean
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

Olivia Weller

Biology Teacher
o.weller@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science (Honors)

  • Major in Biology

  • Bachelor in Education

  • Major in Intermediate-Senior

  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

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

Hoda Ebrahimi

Biology Teacher
h.ebrahimi@acsbg.org
  • Bachelor of Science

  • Major: Biology

  • Minor: Psychology

  • Ryerson University

  • Master of Teaching

  • General Science and Senior Biology

  • University of Toronto, Canada

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
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

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

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 Club 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