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Marie Moreton

Head of Primary

BSc Psychology, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

PGCE, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK


Marie grew up in the south-west of England in a large industrial town called Swindon. Having studied in Bristol, she remained in this vibrant city for 7 years, working in a variety of schools in Swindon and inner-city Bristol.

Then, to fuel her appetite for adventure, Marie took a position in Bangkok, Thailand, where she spent time exploring Asia. She developed a fascination with the rich culture and history of China and moved to a large international school in Suzhou in 2008, where she later gained the position of Deputy Head of Junior School.

Despite being somewhat accident prone, Marie enjoys a variety of sports and activities such as football, badminton, netball and cycling. Since arriving in Budapest in July, Marie gave birth to Eve Violet, who is a delight. When she is not playing with Eve or exploring Budapest, Marie is often found with her nose buried in a good book.

Marie is excited to join the Britannica family this year and work with such a fantastic group of children, staff and parents.


Harriet Corrighan

Year 1 Axe ClassTeacher


BA (Hons) Edge Hill University, England, UK


Harriet comes from the North East of England and has taught in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two in Primary schools in this area. Her previous roles have included co-ordinating Maths and International links. As a third generation teacher she has always been enthusiastic about passing on knowledge and motivating children. Her interests include reading, visiting art galleries, sewing, travelling to and exploring new places, camping and watching new releases at the cinema.



Csilla Csombor

Year 1 Axe Teaching Assistant


BA (Edu) Degree in History, EKTF, Hungary


Csilla comes from Hungary. After completing her degree she travelled and lived in different countries including UK, Ireland, Spain and Malaysia. She has taught English to children and adults and spent 3 years working with Special Needs Children in Dublin. Her interests include yoga, hiking and most of all having fun with her 4 year old daughter and her husband.


Samantha Tonge

Year 2 Mersey Class teacher

B.A. History and Educational Studies Bishop Grosseteste University, UK and PädagogischeHochschule Karlsruhe, Germany.

PGCE University of Nottingham UK


Samantha is from Lincolnshire UK, where she grew up on a small farm. Whilst studying for her degree in History and Education Samantha spent a semester studying in Germany, where she found a fondness for living abroad.

After completing her teacher training in Nottingham, she moved to the island of Guernsey in the English Channel, where she has worked as a Year 4 teacher.

Her interests include fencing, playing netball, watching rugby and cooking. Samantha enjoys travelling, especially if she has the chance to taste different foods from around the world.


Helga Szabo 

Year 2 Mersey Teaching Assistant        


BA, JGYTF, Szeged, Primary School Teacher of English and Hungarian

BA, University of Szeged, Communication Studies (Journalism)


Helga grew up in Hungary and after finishing her studies she spent a couple of years abroad. For one and a half years she lived in Stuttgart and for four and a half years in England, where she worked in care homes with special needs people. Later in Hungary she taught English for children with special needs. Her interests include reading, psychology, music, dancing, going to theatre and to ballet. She also enjoys spending time with her ten year old son. Her dream is to improve her German and to learn French.


Andrea Egerszegi

Year 2 Medway Class Teacher


BEd (Hons) Teacher Training College, Debrecen, Hungary

NQT Programme in London Borough of Lambeth, UK


Andrea grew up in a small town in Southern Hungary. After completing her teaching degree she lived and worked in Italy to complete further studies in Visual Arts. In 2004 Andrea moved to SW London where she worked as primary teacher in Stockwell Primary School. The birth of her son was a turning point in Andrea's life and over the last ten years her life has centred around children in a variety of ways. When she is not working at Britannica, she spends lots of time with her family and friends especially in the countryside. Andrea enjoys also doing yoga, hiking and travelling. Andrea believes that students need to be their own "teachers" with her as their coach. Her motto is "To teach is to touch a life forever."


Veronika Pal

Year 2 Medway Teaching Assistant


BA in Teaching English Language and English Literature – KJF, Szekesfehervar, Hungary

BA in Communications (PR specialist) – KJF, Szekesfehervar, Hungary

QTS – General Teaching Council for England, UK

EYPS (Early Years Professional Status) – New Ham College, London, UK

After graduating from university Veronika moved to London where she spent 8 years. First she was working in a nursery as a Deputy Manager and Pre-school Room Leader. Then she joined Hampstead Hill School in the heart of London where she was teaching in Reception Year. After moving back to Hungary Veronika wanted to carry on teaching in a British environment so she is really glad to work at Britannica.Before leaving her home town Veronika was singing in two professional choirs so she can’t wait to join one soon in Budapest. In her spare time Veronika loves travelling and discovering new countries and places. She is also a big fan of playing pool.


Megan Lawson

Year 3 Tweed Class teacher


BA (Hons) in Primary Education York St John University


Megan comes from the North East of England and having completed a degree in Primary Education, she has spent the past three years living in York and working in a large school in North Yorkshire.

Having predominately worked in Key Stage Two other responsibilities have included co-ordinating languages and international links. She has a real passion for passing on new knowledge and is very excited about discovering more about Budapest and teaching internationally.

In her spare time she enjoys yoga, running, reading, exploring new places, watching live music and meeting new people.


Lola Narloch

Year 3 Stour Class teacher

BA (Hons) History and Politics, University of Liverpool, England

PGCE Primary Education, University of Manchester, England


Lola originally comes from Manchester in the North West of England. She studied History and Politics before spending some time working as a Parliamentary Assistant in the UK House of Lords. She soon realised that Westminster was not the place she could make the impact she truly desired and recognised she could make more of a difference in the classroom.

Lola has taught in Key Stage One for the past two years in a small primary school in her local town of Sale, Greater Manchester. She has taught two lovely classes and has enjoyed passing on her love of learning to these children, as well as instilling in them a Growth Mindset, and making sure they are never afraid to have a ‘wobble’. This is at the heart of her teaching philosophy.

When not in the classroom, her interests include CrossFit, running, reading, cooking and travelling. Lola is looking forward to the adventure of living in a new country and joining the Britannica community this year.



Lilla Rákosi

Year 3 Stour Teaching Assistant


BA, ELTE TÓK Primary School Teaching degree (with music and singing specialism), Budapest, Hungary

BA, ELTE TÓK Primary School Teaching degree (with music and singing specialism), Budapest, Hungary


Lilla has been working with children for several years now. Her passion for young people has increased over the years. After finishing her studies, she spent nearly 5 years in England working in Christian Conference Centres doing mainly youth and children's work, then moved back to Hungary at the beginning of 2015, when she worked in a bilingual private kindergarten as an English pedagogy assistant. Her heart though draws her back into primary school work, and she is very excited about being part of Britannica School.
Lilla in her freetime, apart from spending time with family and friends, also enjoys singing, playing the piano, kayak-canoeing and just being out in the nature.



Éva Földvári

Year 3 Stour Learning Support Assistant


BA, University of Miskolc, Teacher of English

BA, ELTE, Special Needs Teacher


After working in various roles Eva turned to education. She spent two memorable years in London to perfect her English and to get to know the English way of life. She taught English to children and adults before joining Britannica as a Learning Support Assistant. Her interests include running, swimming, skating, reading, arts and crafts and Greek dance. She enjoys many of these with her 12 year old daughter.



Justyna Bilska
Year 3 Tamar Class Teacher, KS2 Coordinator



BEd University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario Canada 

BA Specialisation in History and English Literature, Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario, London Ontario Canada


Justyna has worked as a teacher and assistant in a variety of different schools across Ontario and Europe. She was also teaching art courses at the Thames Art Gallery in her home town in Canada. Additionally, she has worked as an English language teacher in Budapest and in Poland. This is her third year at Britannica International School, previously having taught Year 6 and now teaching Year 3. Her interests include reading, travelling to visit family across Europe and spending time with friends in the amazing city of Budapest.


Michael Hudspith

Year 4 Taw Class teacher

Rural Environmental Science BSC Honours University of Reading
PGCE University of Chichester

Currently studyingMA Educational Leadership & Management, University of Portsmouth

Michael attended the University of Reading where he studied a Bachelor of Science degree in Rural Environmental Science. During his time at university he spent a number of hours learning about a range of topics from countryside management to ecological conservation and geology.
Although he thoroughly enjoyed his degree, Michael realised that his real passion was working with children, something that he had the opportunity to do whilst working as a Teaching Assistant at his mother’s primary school. He undertook a PGCE at the University of Chichester and, upon qualification, began work as a Year 6 teacher at St Paul’s Catholic Primary School in Portsmouth. After 3 years he moved to Shanghai where he taught Year 3 and later Year 1 as well as undertaking the role of Science Leader.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing and watching most sports with his particular passion being Rugby. After spending the last 3 years in China, Michael is also looking forward to spending time exploring the sights and sounds of Budapest and the rest of Europe's cities and countryside.








Lili Bede   

Year 4 Taw Teaching Assistant


MA, ELTE-BTK, Hungary, English and Hungarian as a foreign language teacher

BA, ELTE-BTK, Hungary, English studies (French minor)


Lili qualified as a teacher in 2015. She spent her English teaching practices at ELTE Radnóti School and Őrmezei Primary School where she has taught in many year groups (4th-8th graders and 12th graders) in different levels. Regarding Hungarian as a foreign language, she had the opportunity to instruct children and adults from multicultural backgrounds at Britannica International School and Babilon Language School. Classroom observations and consultations with experienced teachers motivated her to develop lessons which are challenging, employ students’ knowledge and are motivating at the same time. Lili believes that creating positive Teacher – Student relationship and friendly learning environment plays a key role in effective teaching. She welcomes the chance to work as a teaching assistant at Britannica where she aims to develop professionally by facilitating differentiation in teaching and learning and helping teachers’ manifold work. Her interests include music (singing in MediCantare Women's Choir), acting (attending a drama club on Fridays), dancing (folk and ballroom), travelling and spending time with her family and friends.


Anthony Constable

Year 4 Tees Class Teacher


BA Politics and International Relations Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK

PGCEi University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK


Anthony Constable holds the internationally-recognised PGCEi teaching qualification awarded by the University of Nottingham. He was previously a Year 6 classroom teacher in an international school in Shanghai, and before that he worked with children of all ages in a British school in Prague.  Anthony comes from Staffordshire in the UK and enjoys life in Central Europe. His interests include reading, long distance running, and an enthusiasm for technology in all its forms, which he hopes to instil in his students this year.



Veronika Szilágyi

Year 4 Tees Teaching Assistant


BA, ELTE, Budapest, Hungary, Special needs education (currently studying)


Veronika has been studying Special Needs Education at ELTE University. She worked with children and adults with intellectual disability for four years before joining Britannica. She gained international experience in England at Lee Abbey International Students' Club and L'Arche Community and in Canada as a bushcraft instructor. She likes swimming, travelling, church but her number one hobby is hanging out with her friends. Veronika's dream is to learn to play baseball.


Katherine Webb

Year 5 Thames Class Teacher


BA Ancient History and Archaeology Newcastle University, UK

PGCE Newcastle University, UK


Katherine originally comes from England and has lived and worked in a variety of countries including the UK, Prague, South Korea, and Qatar both as a Primary teacher and English teacher. Her interests include diving, travelling, going to concerts, cooking and reading. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her two cats when she is at home.



Gareth Hodges

Year 5 Teme Class teacher


Primary Education  (B.A Hons)  Liverpool John Moores University


After graduating, Gareth began a job in North Liverpool teaching Year 5 students. He remained at the school for 10 years, working across a range of year groups as well as co-ordinating Design Technology across the whole school. Furthermore, he coached both rugby and cricket teams within the school and took an active role in the drama productions both behind the scenes and on stage. 

Gareth has also worked in Shanghai for a year followed by three and a half years at BIS Abu Dhabi. These schools have given him a wealth of multi-cultural experiences.

When he is not in the classroom, Gareth is most likely to be found on the sports field. Whether it be rugby, which he has played for 30 years, golf, cricket or any other sport that he can turn his hand to, Garethis never happier than when he is running around, working as part of a team. Cooking and baking are also passions of his hence the need to keep active. Gareth’s young son does not know it yet, but he has a feeling that his future years will be spent on the side-lines cheering him on.


Ágnes Lastofka

Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Lead Teaching Assistant


BEd, ELTE BTK, Budapest, Hungary, English

MA, University of Debrecen


Agnes started teaching English 14 years ago. She has worked at different schools, teaching from kindergarten to adult ages. She is spending her summers in different parts of England teaching at summer schools. She enjoys reading and watching movies.


Paul Gonsalves

Year 6 Trent Class Teacher


BEd(Hons) U.W.E, Bristol.

City & Guilds (Carpentry and Joinery)


Paul has worked as a teacher in a variety of schools across the UK including special needs. He has been a coordinator of many subject areas in his 18 years both in the UK and overseas.  His interests include the nature of learning, experimental play, Hungarian, drumming and cheese.  He has lived in Budapest for three years, and is currently enjoying his home life with his partner and puppy.



Boglárka B Tóth

Year 6 Trent Teaching Assistant

Teacher of Drama (Year 5 and 6)

Teacher of PE (Year 6)


MA, TK, Kecskemét, Hungary, Teacher Training Faculty

MA, St. Patrick College Erasmus Studies, Dublin, Ireland

MA, TF, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Physical Education/ Equestrian Education Specialist


Bogi worked as a teacher assistant in Dublin and as a bilingual primary school teacher in Kecskemét. She later became the manager of a riding school, where she worked as a horse riding trainer and teacher of equestrian culture for primary school children. Her heart tough told her to go back to her original profession of full time primary school teacher – and she followed the advice. She is now grateful for gettingthe possibility to work at Britannica International School, where her mission is to show childrenthat the world around them is beautiful and worth getting to know, and to prove that school and learning can be an exciting way of spending their time. Bogi’s passion is theatre, but she also likes playing the ukulele, doing all kinds of sports, travelling, and going for long walks with her partner, family or friends and her dog.



Natalia Gorecka

Year 6 Tyne Class teacher

Upper Key Stage 2 Coordinator


BSc Geography with Environmental Law, University of Exeter, UK
PGCE (SCITT), St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK

Currently studyingMA Educational Leadership & Management, University of Portsmouth


Beginning teaching in a tough inner city school, Natalia gained experience and developed her practice in Upper Key Stage 2. After two years, she became Leader of Mathematics and then Key Stage Leader, driving school improvement through rigorous monitoring of teaching and learning while evaluating and developing the curriculum. Natalia supported new staff while developing existing members in their practice, alongside having a more strategic impact on the running of the school.
At this point, she found herself looking for a new challenge in a different context so, to further develop her skills and educational knowledge, she moved to continue teaching in Shanghai while leading English.
Throughout her travels, Natalia enjoys seeing new places, trying new things and meeting new people. In the summer, you can find her sailing or picnicking with friends while winter takes her to the snowy slopes to try her best not to wipe out on skis. Day to day she enjoys photography, the arts, as well as reading and fashion.


Bálint Létay-Nagy
Teacher of EAL

MA, PPKE-BTK, Hungary, Teacher of English Language and Literature
MA, PPKE-BTK, Hungary, Communications and Journalism


Bálint lived and worked in many countries around the world, including the UK, France, the Middle East and Hong Kong. Apart from language teaching, his passion is to teach Hungarian folk dancing in English to foreigners and to translate Hungarian folk songs into English. In his free time, he practises traditional Hungarian archery, enjoys hiking, gardening and DIY and loves spending time with his family and friends.


Peter Rosie

Music Teacher

BA (Hons) in Music (Jazz), Leeds College of Music, UK 

PGCE, University of Huddersfield, UK

Peter was born in Berlin, Germany to an American father and Scottish mother and as a result spent most of his childhood moving between various countries before settling in Scotland and subsequently later on in the North of England. Having partly grown up in New York City he developed a keen interest in Jazz at a young age and would eventually go on to complete a music degree at Leeds College of Music which was the first conservatoire in Europe to offer a degree in Jazz.

After his time at Leeds College of Music he went on to complete a PGCE at Huddersfield University in order to pursue his dream of becoming a teacher where he taught music at Huddersfield University and in their Post 16 departments. Over the last two years Peter worked in a SENCO department that was part of a mainstream school in the South Yorkshire region, whose primary aim was to integrate students with a wide array of learning difficulties into mainstream secondary education. When he takes time away from music Peter enjoys reading, travelling and running.


Ágnes Trón

Teacher of PE


MA, TF, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Physical Education

BA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of English as an Additional Language


Agi worked as a teacher of PE and English at Városmajor Grammar School in Budapest, then she was a PE teacher at the American International School of Budapest. She also taught English for adults and kindergarten children for a few years. Agi was coaching volleyball, swimming and athletics. She used to do underwater orienteering and triathlon, her main interests still lie in sports and nature. She loves running, biking, swimming, orienteering running, skiing and being outside in the wild. Agi is very keen on long, nomad hikes, biking and canoening with her sporty husband, two sons and friends. She likes watching films, reading books and socializing.



Alexandra Sándor
Teacher of PE, Swimming coach


TF, Hungary Swimming coach, water polo coach
BSc Corvinus Hungary Agricultural Engineer in Environmental Management
College of Szolnok, Hungary Engineer in waste management
Alexandra has been working as a swimming teacher since 2007. She studied to be an engineer, but she realized she wanted to teach and work with children. That is why she started the University of Physical Education parallel with her engineering studies. She was teaching swimming in BVSC (a sport club in Budapest) for 2 years, then she worked in KOPE. She used to play water polo for 10 years in Hungary, and for a year in Germany, where her team got third in Bundesliga. Alexandra likes swimming and watching water polo and any other ball games. She truly loves animals, that is why she has got a dog, two cats and a rabbit.



Fábián Markolt

Head of PE


MA, TF, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Physical Education

TFTI Baseball Coach


Fabian finished his University studies in 2004 and wasting no time he immediately started teaching at Britannica. Two years later received his diploma for Baseball coaching from the same university. He is an extreme sport enthusiast who loves all types of outdoor activities.

Borbála Dinnyés

Head of Hungarian


MA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of English Language and Literature

MA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Hungarian as a Foreign Language

MA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Hungarian Language and Literature


After graduating from ELTE, Borbála started working in private language schools teaching English and Hungarian as foreign languages. She worked for the Chinese-Hungarian Bilingual School in Budapest for four years, where she got attached to Chinese culture. After giving birth to her two children, she came back to work in 2013 to join the Britannica team as a teacher of Hungarian. She spends most of her free time with her family, and she loves everything about languages, gastronomy and cross stitch.



Bea Bartak

Teacher of Hungarian


BA, PPKE-BTK, Piliscsaba, Hungary, Teacher of Hungarian Language and Literature

MA, PPKE-BTK, Piliscsaba, Hungary, Teacher of English Language and Literature

QTS, General Teaching Council for England


Bea started to work in international education more than ten years ago. She worked in different schools in Hungary and England before arriving to Britannica International School.  She likes reading and running in her spare time.


Zita Zsemberovszky 

Teacher of Hungarian


MA PTE-BTK Pécs, Hungary Hungarian as a Foreign Language Teacher

MA PTE-BTK Pécs Communication Specialist

Drama Teacher (Hungarian Drama and Theatre in Education Association)

English Language Instructor (TEFL Institute)


Zita finished university studies in 2004 in Pécs as a Hungarian language teacher and communication specialist. After working for a radio station she started her great adventure as a teacher: she taught communication for college students, English for children and she has been teaching Hungarian as a foreign language for adults and children from age of 6 to 70. In 2010 she became a drama teacher and she has been using Drama in Education technics during her lessons. 

She teaches Hungarian in Primary and Secondary and Drama in Secondary.  

Zita enjoys rock and wall climbing, hiking, travelling and reading Central European Science Fiction from the ’60s.


Branwen Montgomery
French Teacher


BA European Studies and Modern Languages (Spanish and German) University of Bath, UK
PGCE Modern Languages Bath Spa University, UK


ime she spent a year teaching English in Spain, and went straight on to completing her PGCE, also in Bath. She has just recently joined Britannica, having moved to Budapest in October and looks forward to discovering the city, the rest of Hungary and learning some Hungarian! In her free time, she enjoys reading, sports -which include racket sports, winter sports and golf, travelling as well as spending time with friends and family, cooking and trying new foods.

Nora Pascual
Teacher of Spanish

B.A. in Primary teaching, English Specialization, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain.
M.A. in Spanish as a Foreign Language, IL3 – Universidad de Barcelona, Spain

Nora grew up in Pamplona, Spain, before moving to Carlisle, UK, to complete an Erasmus year during her last year at university.  She fell in love with the British culture and decided to stay working as a Foreign Language Assistant in Leeds while completing her M.A. studies and then moved on to teach Spanish. Alongside her interest in languages and cultures, Nora enjoys reading, baking and gastronomy.


Krisztina Erdélyi

Teacher of German
8B Form Tutor

BA Language Teaching,

MA Germanistics


In her 18 years of teaching at Britannica, Kriszta helped many students sharpen their language skills, complete their IGCS and A-level exams, or study in Germany. She started working at our school after graduating cum laude from the Lóránt Eötvös University of Sciences where she gained MA in German Language and Literature with specialization in Digital Technologies in Language Teaching. As a lifelong learner, she continued her studies in the field of psychology, currently working on her MA in Gestalt Psychology. For the last year, she has been Head of MFL and the tutor of form group 8B.


Veronique Dothee

Head of Expressive Arts

Teacher of French


Bed, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Brussels

CELTA, International House, Budapest


After completing her studies in Belgium, Veronique taught Art and History in a variety of primary and secondary schools in Belgium, England and Mexico. Having visited Hungary several times, her appointment at Britannica in 2010 and her subsequent move to Hungary were like a dream come true. Veronique enjoys living in this beautiful city and country, with its vibrant traditions and its intriguing and ever-changing outlook on the future.



Ivett Gregor

Year 1, 2, and 3 Primary Drama

BA Early Childhood Education, Eötvös Loránd University

Alongside her teaching at Britannica, Ivett teaches drama and English at DramaWorks English Theatre School, Budapest. She spent some time working in the USA in a Montessori kindergarten and in bilingual kindergartens in Hungary. During her spare time Ivett enjoys dancing, reading and music.



Zsuzsanna Kerekes


BA Theology Maryland Bible College & Seminary, Baltimore, USA

CELTA International House, Budapest, Hungary


Zsuzsa is from Hungary and has lived in Romania and Kazakhstan. She has worked in Almaty for five years as an EAL teacher. She enjoys getting to know people from different cultural backgrounds. Her interests include nature, traveling, crafts, attending church and reading. 

Réka Balanyi
Year 9 Form Tutor, Teacher of EAL
BEd ELTE-BTK Hungary Teaching English as a Foreign Language
MA DE-BTK Hungary Philologist and Teacher of English Language and Literature
QTS National College for Teaching & Leadership
TEFL qualification
After finishing an English-Hungarian bilingual secondary school Reka became engrossed with the English language and culture and it did not take long for her to decide to choose teaching English as a career. Being amazed and attracted by British culture Reka has spent her summers in the United Kingdom working for residential summer schools and thoroughly enjoys the international environment. In her free time she enjoys amateur car-racing and she is spending as much time as she can with her family.