International School Community Member Spotlight #21: Eugenia Papadaki (An int’l school director currently working at The Bilingual School of Monza)
February 2, 2013
Every 1-2 months International School Community will highlight one of our members in our Member Spotlight feature. This month we interviewed Eugenia Papadaki:
Tell us about your background. Where are you from?
I am from Greece, have carried out all my higher education studies in England where I gained a BA in Foreign Modern Languages, an MA in Applied Linguistics and a PGCE (Post graduate certificate in Education) from the Institute of Education, London. I have taught in many educational settings in both the UK and in Italy. I have brought up both of my daughters trilingually from birth, who, now as young adults, speak several languages and who have been my inspiration for founding a Bilingual International school here in Italy 17 years ago.
How did you get started in the international teaching community?
My first experience was at the International School of Milan.
Which international schools have you worked at? Please share some aspects of the schools that made them unique and fun places in which to work.
ISM: the diversity of languages spoken by the pupil population.
What are some important things that you look for when you are searching for a new position at an international school?
I have always been in an administrative position, but if I were to look for a job in an international school for me professional development opportunities and career advancement together with a collaborative learning environment and a real sense of community spirit would be the things that I will be looking for in a school.
In exactly 5 words, how would you describe the international school teaching experience?
Opportunity for growth, an eye opener.
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Want to work for an international school in Italy like Papadaki? Currently, we have 30 international schools listed in the Italy on International School Community. Here are a few that have had comments and information submitted on their profiles:
• American School of Milan (13 Comments)
• Sir James Henderson School (7 Comments)
• Bilingual European School of Milan (16 Comments)
• The Bilingual School of Monza (8 Comments)
• International School of Trieste (9 Comments)
• Ambrit-Rome International School (7 Comments)
• International School of Bologna (8 Comments)
• International School in Genoa (10 Comments)
• The English International School of Padua (12 Comments)