Andrei Dăscălescu

Teacher of Science

I love children and biology. Being passionate about science and experiments, I graduated from the Faculty of Biology at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, where I acquired the professional skills to become a biologist. I wanted to continue in the field of neurobiology as a researcher, following a Master’s Degree in Neurobiology at the University of Bucharest.

For 9 years I have been a socio-cultural animator within ”Asociația Grupurilor Locale de Tineret”, where I carry out activities, camps, exchanges of experience, socio-educational training courses with and for children and young people, both in rural and urban areas. I love children and facilitating trainings where I always create new learning methods. I believe in non-formal education and support alternative learning initiatives through play, therapy or creative workshops. My volunteer career has brought me the opportunity to work with young people from all over the world, participating and organising national and international projects.

Gaining experience in working with children, I wanted to work in education, where I felt I can bring my contribution in a free and creative way.

In the first year of my Master’s Degree I realised that I want to get much more involved in education and less in research, so I chose to be a facilitator at the first agile school in Romania, Rubik School. This school was the place where I got in touch with alternative education, acquiring skills about agile learning and free learning. The group of children was wonderful, and the new learning perspectives delighted me, motivating me to become better.

This year, with a lot of enthusiasm, emotion and confidence, I joined the Avenor College team. Being the youngest teacher, I think it will be a fascinating and adventurous year. I look forward to meeting the Avenor community.