Our teachers

Szeged IPS has a great team of teachers and staff, they have been chosen for there passion to teach and their love for their students. They believe that children should not be taught the answers but taught how to learn the answers, this will enable them to continue to grow in a changing world long after they have left formal schooling

Róbert Gáspár

Head teacher

It started in 1996. I fell head over heels in love with everything that could happen in a classroom or school environment. Nowhere can you find such a corner of the globe like this, where so many things can take shape: together with the students we can raise important questions, seek out genuine answers, create things, celebrate, dream of and realize worlds, and in the meantime we can learn to tolerate, respect and love each other for the very true self we all reveal in so many ways over the years.

I feel honoured to have become part of the IPS team, and It is a great privilege for us to be cooperating with our parents in order to help mould our students into adolescents and adults who will have learnt to be persistent in achieving their goals and will be able to think and act responsibly as real team players as well as developing and progressing in a way that benefits their environment, thus making the world a better place. This is how we would like to make a difference.

Sonja Chisnall

Sonja Chisnall

Native English Teacher

I was born and raised in New Zealand but with my grandparents having immigrated from Holland many of my extended family live scattered throughout Europe.  With this influence in my life I found a passion for travelling. Ten years ago after enjoying a taste of living in the UK my husband and I discovered Budapest where we settled for a short period, where I worked in an International Kindergarten. We moved back to New Zealand to have our own family.   A year ago I decided to move back to Hungary with my husband, now with three children.  This time looking for a smaller city, and we settled happily in Szeged.

I achieved an Early Childhood Teaching Diploma with honours as well as a CACHE Diploma, and a National Nanny Certificate.  After years of working in New Zealand, travelling abroad and working in the UK I experienced a diverse range of early childhood centres including International kindergartens, Montessori’s and Special needs schools where I gained valuable knowledge of different working systems, curriculums, teaching theories and philosophies.  I quickly climbed the ladder to manage a private child care centre back in New Zealand, and then was presented with the opportunity of helping start up and manage several new private kindergartens. I have kept up professional development in the years while I had my children.

Antal Gyuris


I was born in Szeged but spent my early years in Kistelek. I then moved to Szeged and have lived here since. I attended Imre Madách Hungarian English Bilingual Primary School, then continued my studies in Ferenc Deák Bilingual High School in the Spanish faculty. It was at this point that I realised language learning and language teaching had become a hobby and was the profession for me. At the University of Szeged I obtained a Bachelor degree in Czech language and literature studies and at the Faculty of Hungarian Studies I obtained a Masters degree in Hungarian as a Foreign Language. Although my main field is to teach Hungarian language for internationals I have successfully prepared many students for English Language Certificate exams and Matriculation. I have taught children from various countries and have worked in multiple kindergartens periodically as an English teacher. Each summer I am a language practice teacher at the Summer Course of the University of Szeged.

Fanni Sári


I went to Imre Madách Hungarian-English Bilingual Primary School in Szeged, and continued my education in Radnóti Miklós Experimental High School, where I graduated from with honours. I acquired my BA degree in primary school teaching with a specialization in Hungarian at the University of Szeged, where I studied at Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College. During my studies I participated in a national teaching competition ’Learn and Teach the Better Way’ organized by Ferenc Gál College on its campus in Szarvas, where I came third.My honours degree and my commitment to teaching compelled me to continue my studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where I am currently doing my master’s course in Hungarian Language and Literature. I have chosen this vocation in order to help more and more children to achieve their goals. Here at IPS I can exploit my creativity and teach classes in a way that is out of the ordinary.

Bordi Csanád


I was born in Csongrád, but have been living in Szeged for the last 5 years. Before starting my studies at the University of Szeged, where I acquired my degree as Kindergarten Teacher, I moved to England and lived there for 4 years. Here I experienced that the knowledge of a language opens up a new world. I also took the opportunity to study Child Care at the Online University of Cambridge, where I was immersed in the diversity of teaching methodologies and philosophies. With these two influences I decided to move back to Hungary for further studying.

I have worked in two kindergartens, one similar to IPS, where I was privileged to experience the education and nurturing of children in an environment that allowed us to teach creatively and spend our time in a meaningful way. I believe IPS with its unique way of education allows the children to expand their world of knowledge in a way that keeps their curiosity for learning. By helping children to acquire the English language, their world will also expand. As a Pre-school teacher I strive to influence the children in a way that education will always be a fun activity in their life.

Olga Berta


I graduated from Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College in Szeged in 1989, acquiring a degree in Maths and Russian. I consider myself a really lucky person because my job is my passion as well. My ambition is to infect my students with the love of Maths and show them what a wonderful science Mathematics is!
It is a pleasure to see the sense of achievement my students get from understanding and solving a task. Maths is about using your logic and exploring correspondences.
With this end in view I expect high standards of work from my students and myself as well. At IPS I can achieve my professional goals cooperating with smiling and helpful teachers in an inspiring environment.

Arnold Nagy


Originally I came from a village near Miskolc and it is just a coincidence that I got to Szeged. During a class trip I fell in love with the city, and there was no question where I was going to continue my studies. I graduated as a teacher of history specialising in people and society, I then taught at a secondary school of arts for five years. The English language has accompanied me during my high school studies and later in my jobs, so it was a pleasure for me to join the team of IPS, where I have the opportunity to use my language skills in teaching. I am devoted to continuous learning and self-education, and try to take every opportunity to develop my teaching and methodological skills. Besides teaching, voluntary work is also an important part of my life, which I have been doing in Bátor Tábor for many years now.

Zsuzsanna Tari


I was born and live in Szeged. I am an enthusiast for foreign languages and cultures. I attended the English faculty in Arany János Elementary School then continued my studies in English-German preparatory classes in the Kőrösy József Technical School. I obtained my first degree in Communication and Media studies at the University of Szeged. I have cared for children and taught them since my teenage years. In the beginning I taught dance then later I provided after school and homework tutoring. I have also graduated as a specialist English Language School Teacher from the University of Szeged Juhász Gyula Faculty of Education. It is a great honour to be a member of the Szeged IPS faculty.

Mónika Csikkel

Preschool Teacher

I have received my BA from Juhász Gyula Teachers’ Training College (Hungary) and my MBA from CIU (USA).  Spending almost 20 years in the USA has influenced my teaching philosophy and the way I approach education as a whole. During this time, I had the opportunity to lead a private preschool as a preschool director for many years. Working with those children and creating a well-balanced curriculum was very rewarding. Children are motivated by their own desire to learn and learning occurs when a child is actively involved. This is why I believe in hands-on experience and creative learning. And this is what I strive to deliver in my classroom.