Deputy Educational Coordinator
“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it” – (Lord Robert Baden-Powell).
My name is Cristina Farcaș and since the summer of 2014 I have been the Scout Girl of the Avenor Team. “Scouting and scouting around”, I found in Avenor a proper environment for my goal.
The practice of non-formal education is the one which gives me the daily energy and creativity. I discovered this thanks to the scouting experience in 2004. Now, I have eighteen years’ experience working with children ranging from 2 year olds and with adults, scout leaders and trainers in the National Organisation “Cercetașii României”. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, graduating from The National School of Political and Administrative Sciences, and a National Certification as a Trainer of Trainers. During these professional areas and specific jobs I managed to discover my ability to coordinate and launch new successful projects related to teambuilding, coaching and to business.
In Avenor, I learn a lot continuously and I nourish all of these talents and experiences in a value-based community which I am thankful for. Here, I have developed myself especially through the teaching activity in the classroom next to the children, but also by being involved in the continuous professional development process, through opportunities such as: Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Teaching Certification, Project Based Learning (PBL) workshop in UK, Differentiation workshop, Effective Class Management, Forest School approach training, Early Years Conferences, Certificate in Advanced English and many others.
Throughout the years, I also had the chance to create and develop innovative big projects within the institution like: Avenor Summer School, Mentorship Programme, Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) framework, Performance Management Tools, Distance Learning Concept and many others ‘small steps for great journeys’ as I like to call them.
I am happy to continue my role as an Interim Educational Coordinator for the entire nursery. I am looking forward to learning and becoming a better professional and to experiencing the collaboration at the management level, the responsibility of decisions, the challenge of motivating an outstanding team of teachers and the satisfaction of co-creating the best possible future for the Avenor children and their families.