Irina Zamfir

EPA Curriculum Leader
Art Teacher

I am a very creative person with great imagination, very enthusiastic and open-minded. I believe I have natural qualities for working with children, as well as patience, intuition and a very solid cultural background.

My love for children, the strong belief in education and the idea that I can influence and guide children’s lives by opening their minds and by showing them how to satisfy their emotional, educational and creative needs, are the things that make me work hard every day.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Creative Strategies – both from the University of Fine Arts, Bucharest – and it is my belief that my academic background offers me the informational package for understanding problems related to teaching, child interaction, the English and Romania curriculum. My teaching preparation also consists of a teaching degree and teaching certificates, degrees that I obtained from the Department of Training for Teachers, University of Bucharest.

I have a solid experience in designing and implementing assistance programmes through artistic means and creative social activities. Also, my three years’ experience as a Coordinator/Visual Artist in a social programme for children and young people with disabilities helped me develop and focus my teaching qualities. I have learned to design and implement differential art-therapy programmes and to provide educational assistance, as well as about prevention of school drop-out, the design of periodic evaluation and progress reports and other educational training.

Being a very creative person, I struggle between many hobbies; of course I like to paint, draw and create images but I also like to make children’s animation, play with computer graphic programmes, take pictures, read, listen to good music, travel and cook. I hope that I will be able to encourage children to take on some of my hobbies or discover some more from them.

My expectations for this academic year are very high. I believe in order for them to grow and evolve, every child’s needs must be addressed. I am very excited to get to know and work with every child, understand their needs, guide them and learn so many new and wonderful things every day, always smiling and playing.

I enjoy talking with the children, listening to their stories and finding out their dreams, needs and problems by offering them all the support and information they need while developing healthy and reliable relationships with their parents.
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