We are a group of passionate educators bringing together a global team. We have strategic partners and outstanding collaborators around the world. With know-how varying from curriculum design to architecture and environmental design, Colina Learning Center is the place for innovative learning.
Andreia is the CEO of Colina Learning Center. Andreia is an experienced entrepreneur. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education, London. She is passionate about organizational learning and systemic approaches.
She believes that “It doesn’t take a village, it takes a GREAT village to raise a child.” She wants to provide that ‘great village’ to every child and every parent, no matter where they are.
For more information, please visit Andreia’s LinkedIn profile.
Doug is the Principal of one of the most innovative public high schools in the US, Sycamore High School.
Together with his team, they developed the Synnovation Lab, a truly modern, self-paced, engaging, and authentic learning experience. Doug is working with the Colina Learning Center team to develop the concept of an integrated curriculum school.
Claudia is providing financial and operational expertise at a superb level. She brings experience as CFO, Country Manager, Regional Director in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.
She also brings a love for education and equity, ensuring that the numbers and budgets enable us to include as many families as possible in our learning network
For more information, please visit Claudia’s LinkedIn profile.
Olimpia is a leading expert and consultant on brain-based learning design and author of the book, How People Learn. She has led hundreds of corporate and educational programs. Olimpia has worked with numerous educators from local and international schools and larger systemic organizations (The Learning Teacher Network, Teach for Romania, OvidiuRo Association).
She aims to contribute to the innovation and development of teaching and learning for all.
For more information, please visit olimpiamesa.com.
NoTosh is a global company leading innovation in education across all continents founded and led by Ewan. We work together to shape the vision, strategy, and curriculum framework of CLC.
Ewan will get you to shoot for the moon while at the same time ensuring you pay close attention to every single detail on the ground. The result: innovation in education done right through well-structured design thinking processes and rigorous strategies.
For more information, please visit Evan’s LinkedIn profile.
Annamaria is a passionate educator with over ten years of national and international teaching experience. Her background includes: working as a speech therapist, special education teacher in the United States and a primary teacher in Romania (in a British Curriculum international school).
Her passion fuels her to get to know each child’s unique talents, personality and abilities. She considers herself a forever student, eager to stay in tune with the latest in education to ensure every child's school experience a journey in which they thrive as learners.
Annamaria is profoundly a family person. She has three wonderful children; after many years in the US, they returned to Romania precisely to give their children the opportunity to grow up next to their extended family.
Monica Nicolescu is a certified professional coach with expertise in the psychology of peak performance. She is a former President of the International Coach Federation, Romania Chapter, and an experienced facilitator and mentor coach.
She is certified in the “Mindfulness Fundamentals” with Mindful Schools. She is working with CLC to develop the coaching culture, which will make our vision well-grounded and sustainable.
For more information, please visit Monica’s LinkedIn profile.
Cătălina is an experienced teacher with a rich career, including all age ranges (preschool, primary, secondary, and adult learners) and various roles (Head of the English Department, Drama Teacher, Media and Events Coordinator).
Her philosophy is to create relationships and foster creative thinking, curiosity, and a quest for understanding. Constantly searching for new and creative learning methods for herself and others, Cătălina aims to make a difference as a progressive educational thinker.
Cătălina’s dream would be for every learner to be equipped with a wide variety of wellbeing tools such as great self-esteem, resilience, a growth mindset for life-long learning, and compassion for themselves, others, and the world. She nurtures great respect and affection for nature under all its wondrous forms.
We are passionate, experienced educators working in progressive educational models. We work collaboratively in Design Teams, using our diverse talents and skills to create and deliver high-impact projects and deep learning expeditions for children and family members.
We go beyond ‘teaching’ to ensure that each educator in our team takes an active role in creating and personalizing learning experiences for each learner. Our primary competence is not to ‘deliver teaching’ but to ‘design learning’ that fits every learner in our community.
We understand that the first thing we are designing is a relationship with the learners in our care. Each learner will receive the right combination of challenge and support to make progress while also being constantly cared for.
We believe in learning and building talent. Our promise is that “Every educator gets better every day”.
We are providing transformative development programs in what we consider best practice in global education:
Our promise of constant learning and improvement is based on the deliberate creation of an outstanding learning culture. We have numerous organizational development practices that make learning a daily, unavoidable experience for everyone in our team.