TES is growing and changing constantly.
We welcome our newest staff members who joined our team recently.
Sigrid Melts – Deputy Director
I have worked as a teacher and a Deputy Head. I am a professional coach and supervisor for leaders and teachers, and I have lectured socio-emotional aspects of learning in Tallinn University. I am a certified Mindfulness trainer. My views on education are that alongside academic knowledge, it is necessary for students to acquire skills and learn values in every lesson. Communication, creativity, critical thinking and cooperation are the 21st-century skills that a child should learn at school. In TES I am responsible for learning and teaching by supporting teachers´ professional development. I also see that the EB curriculum is implemented.
I am a mother of three children and family is of great value for me. In my free time, I like to be in nature, enjoy cultural events, cook and host guests. I am fond of snowboarding, cross country skiing and yoga.
Jenny Ellif – Language Support teacher
I’m from Texas in the United States. I taught Family and Consumer Science courses to Secondary students before coming to Estonia. I am honoured to teach Language Support classes at TES while here.
In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and hosting friends; I like music and love fitness. I love to be outdoors playing games and being silly. I do CrossFit to stay in shape and to learn new gymnastic skills. I also play the piano and sing for fun.
Gwenole Chateau – French teacher
I come from Brittany, France. I’ve studied French and Breton languages and have been teaching in several Primary schools in France. For four years I have been working with children, as well as teenagers and adults in Poland.
I enjoy travelling, living abroad and learning new languages. Apart from French, Breton, English and Polish, I’ve also started with Estonian lessons, and I have to admit – I love this language. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, I’m crazy about independent cinema, and I also do some writing on my own.
Nanata Peradze-Hammerin – Primary 3-4 aftercare teacher
I come from Georgia, Tbilisi. I have studied Modern Teaching Technology and hold a bachelor degree in Engineering. Apart from science, I also love reading books and learning new languages – I’m currently learning Swedish.
All my free time I dedicate to my 3-months old puppy called Lollipop.