Administration and Office Staff
Kateřina is the founder and executive director of the International Montessori School of Prague and a community coordinator. While searching for a school with an alternative educational approach for her three children, she discovered the famous Montessori method. She immediately fell in love and since 2002, when she founded the IMSP, she’s been a keen advocate of Montessori education.
Kateřina holds Master's degrees in Economics and Special Education, and has attended Montessori Administration trainings and workshops led by Tim Seldin and Peter Davidson. She is a team player and using her strong leadership skills she boosts and maintains a positive morale among the staff and encourages teamwork. She lays great stress on achieving superior quality both in her personal and professional life. When not working at the school, Kateřina enjoys travelling, reading, sports, spending time with her family and relaxing in nature.
Head of School
Originally from Boston, Pherooz came to IMSP from Florida, and was a Montessori child herself. She has been in education for over twenty years, teaching in Infant, Toddler and Primary classrooms before moving into administration.
Pherooz attended Northeastern University and received her BA in Theatre and a Minor in Elementary Education; she received her AMI Assistants to Infancy Diploma (ages 0-3), from the Maria Montessori Training Organization in London and her AMI Primary (ages 3-6) Diploma from the Ohio Montessori Training Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. Pherooz has also completed her Montessori Administration degree with CMTE in New York. Currently, she is enrolled in an AMI Elementary training here in Prague, completing her Montessori credentials, and in a Master's program with the Endicott College in Massachusetts. In her free time, Pherooz enjoys traveling, reading, going to concerts and attending theatre performances.
Irena is a graduate of a business academy and holds a degree in Finance and Management. Soon after graduation, she left her native Moravia for years of travel - she has lived for a decade in England, and later in Spain and China, working as a school administrator and teacher in classrooms ranging from 2 to 8 years old. After her return to the Czech Republic, Irena joined the IMSP team in 2014.
Irena's hobbies include - naturally - travel and learning new cultures and languages, but also skiing, hiking, dance and art.
Bára joined IMSP after spending more than a decade in travel insurance. She studied economics at the Secondary School of Agriculture in Hořovice and later finished her language studies in Pilsen with the State language exams in English language. English became her hobby so she spent a year in England (Blackpool) as an Au Pair to learn even more. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, classic and fantasy literature, roller-blading and swimming.