Meet the Teachers 

The teachers from DNS’ teachers council are of different ages and cultures, but share the same goal: inspiring and moving new teachers. They are held together by common values, and they dedicate themselves fully to the idea of educating the teachers of the future as a way to have a positive impact on the world. Our definition of Teacher differs from the traditional image that is commonly associated to the word. At DNS, being a teacher is not just about communicating knowledge, sharing information and facts. It is rather about making others grow, it is about sticking together to run our school, it is about holding hands to create bonds of change. In this sense, our teachers certainly find themselves in quite an uncomfortable, challenging position.

Annica from Sweden – Headmistress 

Annica has since 1993 worked within the educational and pedagogical field in Denmark. For the first 16 years teaching in two different Small Schools, care homes that offer extra ordinary programmes for some of the most vulnerable youth in Denmark. In 20-09 she moved to Tvind, to work as DNS teacher, and has since 2018 been headmaster of DNS. She lives at Tvind with her son, and shares life with all students and teachers. Annica is passionate about training Another Kind of Teachers, and committed to the further development and expansion of DNS for many years to come.

Jenifer from Hungary, DNS teacher

Jenifer decided to become a DNS teacher before graduating. From her view, DNS is a great opportunity to embrace herself as a person, as well as a chance to embrace as a teacher all the creativity, critical thinking, collective processes and even the difficulties that she has already experienced as a student. For Jenifer, being a DNS teacher is a lifestyle and an opportunity to be connected, in many different ways, to the rest of globe, to the people, to their struggles and dreams, and, in this way, to change the world from bottom up.

Nadezda from Lithuania, DNS Teacher

After her graduation at DNS, Nadezda was determined to become a team teacher with the simple reason of bringing quality education to the public. Now she is in the uncomfortable place of educator for the future generation — a gigantic, out of proportion, responsible and scary task — and she loves it! She loves to be confident in the era of self doubt, to fight for progress, to seek alternatives, to transform her worldview through every single step on the way. For Nadezda, DNS is a lifestyle that will challenge the concept of education in the world. Read more about Nadia here.

Svetlana from Lithuania, DNS Teacher

After concluding her education at DNS, Svetlana decided to be a teacher. At DNS, she teaches and experiences creativity every day: through lessons, workshops, by dreaming about the programme, solving team and not only issues, running the school, developing the concept of Another Kind of School… all of this is happening as a collective process, which by no means is leaving her creative part aside. As she often sayHs, there are too many things she wants to learn and too many ideas she wants to share: by being a teacher, she can combine both. Read more about Svetlana here.

Piotr from Poland, Coordinating teacher at DNS

Piotr works on developing teaching and learning programmes in cooperation with OWU. He also cooperates with different development and fundraising organisations and organises events concerning the big issues of our time. He is very concerned about the world, especially regarding eradicating poverty, creating peace, and mitigating Climate Change. He believes these big challenges cannot be solved within the current socioeconomical system: this is what led him to choose an alternative way of living based on cooperation and solidarity, and to become a coordinating teacher at DNS.

Erling from Denmark, tutor for DNS

Elring was educated as a Public school teacher at DNS. He worked in Danish Public Schools for 6 years, and later with youngsters with special needs — first as a teacher and then as a principal for a Day school with a programme directed to ensure the education for the youngsters. Now he is a teacher at DNS with main responsibilities for the studies in the teams: courses and presentations in the subjects, commenting study tasks and reports, having exams and keeping the studies upgraded and up-to-date. A variety of tasks! 

Ryma from Portugal, Communications Officer at DNS

Ryma is originally from Algeria but has lived in Portugal for many years. She started her path to DNS in one of it’s sister schools, CICD, as a DI (Development Instructor). In CICD she did an 18 months programme, to work in Development Projects regarding health, education and environment in Southern Africa. Through that programm she spent 6 months in Zambia, working in a child and community development project. After finishing the programme she became a Development Instructor Teacher, training teams and qualifying them for their practice period. After six years in CICD, she joined DNS to work in the communication and admission office.

Justas from Lithuania, Communications Officer at DNS

Since Justas graduated from DNS in 2017, his role in the school is the recruiting of new students for the programme. He believes that DNS is a unique model for schools of the future, and therefore he finds it important for people to know we exist and give them the possibility to join us on this journey we face ahead. What makes him feel attached to DNS is that students and teachers together shape the school. Their vision, experience, and methods may differ, but their differences empower them to create something bigger than themselves.

Dorte from Denmark, Administration Officer at DNS

Dorte was educated as a preschool teacher in 1973. After that, she has been busy in a variety of life experiences, including being the headmaster for a Teacher Traning College in Angola, and working as a Development Instructor Teacher. She has always liked being a teacher for adults, and she finds it very important to educate teachers, since she believes that educating the next generation is the best way to create development. Dorte has been working in DNS since 2006, first as a core group teacher, and later as a main responsible for DNS’s economy management and administration.

Meet the Teachers

The teachers from DNS’ teachers council are of different ages and cultures, but share thesame goal: inspiring and moving new teachers. They are held together by common values, and they dedicate themselves fully to the idea of educating the teachers of the future as a way to have a positive impact on the world. Our definition of Teacher differs from the traditional image that is commonly associated to the word. At DNS, being a teacher is not just about communicating knowledge, sharing information and facts. It is rather about making others grow, it is about sticking together to run our school, it is about holding hands to create bonds of change. In this sense, our teachers certainly find themselves in quite an uncomfortable, challenging position.

Annica from Sweden, Headmistress 

Annica has since 1993 worked within the educational and pedagogical field in Denmark. For the first 16 years teaching in two different Small Schools, care homes that offer extra ordinary programmes for some of the most vulnerable youth in Denmark. In 2009 she moved to Tvind, to work as DNS teacher, and has since 2018 been headmaster of DNS. She lives at Tvind with her son, and shares life with all students and teachers. Annica is passionate about training Another Kind of Teachers, and committed to the further development and expansion of DNS for many years to come.

Jenifer from Hungary, DNS teacher

Jenifer decided to become a DNS teacher before graduating. From her view, DNS is a great opportunity to embrace herself as a person, as well as a chance to embrace as a teacher all the creativity, critical thinking, collective processes and even the difficulties that she has already experienced as a student. For Jenifer, being a DNS teacher is a lifestyle and an opportunity to be connected, in many different ways, to the rest of globe, to the people, to their struggles and dreams, and, in this way, to change the world from bottom up.

Nadezda from Lithuania, DNS Teacher

After her graduation at DNS, Nadezda was determined to become a team teacher with the simple reason of bringing quality education to the public. Now she is in the uncomfortable place of educator for the future generation — a gigantic, out of proportion, responsible and scary task — and she loves it! She loves to be confident in the era of self doubt, to fight for progress, to seek alternatives, to transform her worldview through every single step on the way. For Nadezda, DNS is a lifestyle that will challenge the concept of education in the world.

Svetlana from Lithuania, DNS Teacher

After concluding her education at DNS, Svetlana decided to be a teacher. At DNS, she teaches and experiences creativity every day: through lessons, workshops, by dreaming about the programme, solving team and not only issues, running the school, developing the concept of Another Kind of School… all of this is happening as a collective process, which by no means is leaving her creative part aside. As she often says, there are too many things she wants to learn and too many ideas she wants to share: by being a teacher, she can combine both.

Piotr from Poland, Coordinating Teacher at DNS

Piotr works on developing teaching and learning programmes in cooperation with OWU. He also cooperates with different development and fundraising organisations and organises events concerning the big issues of our time. He is very concerned about the world, especially regarding eradicating poverty, creating peace, and mitigating Climate Change. He believes these big challenges cannot be solved within the current socioeconomical system: this is what led him to choose an alternative way of living based on cooperation and solidarity, and to become a coordinating teacher at DNS.

Erling from Denmark, tutor for DNS

Elring was educated as a Public school teacher at DNS. He worked in Danish Public Schools for 6 years, and later with youngsters with special needs — first as a teacher and then as a principal for a Day school with a programme directed to ensure the education for the youngsters. Now he is a teacher at DNS with main responsibilities for the studies in the teams: courses and presentations in the subjects, commenting study tasks and reports, having exams and keeping the studies upgraded and up-to-date. A variety of tasks! Meet more about Justas here.

Justas from Lithuania, Communications Officer at DNS

Since Justas graduated from DNS in 2017, his role in the school is the recruiting of new students for the programme. He believes that DNS is a unique model for schools of the future, and therefore he finds it important for people to know we exist and give them the possibility to join us on this journey we face ahead. What makes him feel attached to DNS is that students and teachers together shape the school. Their vision, experience, and methods may differ, but their differences empower them to create something bigger than themselves.

Ryma from Portugal, Communications Officer at DNS

Ryma is originally from Algeria but has lived in Portugal for many years. She started her path to DNS in one of it’s sister schools, CICD, as a DI (Development Instructor). In CICD she did an 18 months programme, to work in Development Projects regarding health, education and environment in Southern Africa. Through that programme she spent 6 months in Zambia, working in a child and community development project. After finishing the programme she became a Development Instructor Teacher, training teams and qualifying them for their practice period. After six years in CICD, she joined DNS to work in the communication and admission office.

Dorte from Denmark, Administration Officer at DNS

Dorte was educated as a preschool teacher in 1973. After that, she has been busy in a variety of life experiences, including being the headmaster for a Teacher Traning College in Angola, and working as a Development Instructor Teacher. She has always liked being a teacher for adults, and she finds it very important to educate teachers, since she believes that educating the next generation is the best way to create development. Dorte has been working in DNS since 2006, first as a core group teacher, and later as a main responsible for DNS’s economy management and administration.