EduSpeakers

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EduSpeakers

One day with a great teacher is better than a thousand days of diligent study.

Japanese Proverb

Together, the members of the WorldLINK Foundation and our outstanding speakers work diligently toward igniting students’ imaginations and instilling a love of learning. Through our friendly and supportive environment where students can meet and practice, we inspire young people so that they can evolve and excel at the art of living a well-balanced and successful life, both personally and professionally. Open the doors to your mentors.

Our speakers are experienced teachers, professors and world consultants from Europe, America and Asia who provide specialized educational programs for students and educators

Don
Allen

Don trained as an actor and has been continuously working in theatre, TV and film for more than 25 years. His first short film received a short-list nomination, and he has moved forward directing and producing two feature films, “Three Minute Moments” and “K” starring Tamer Hassan and Colin Salmon. Don co-directed a multimedia project at London’s BFI with Cannes Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Now based in Poland, he is the artistic director of the “English Touring Theatre Company” performing all over Poland and delivering acting workshops. He is also about to launch a series of videos to help people learn English called ‘LET drama’! All details can be found at: theETTC.com

Richard M.
Cash, Ed.D.

Dr. Richard M. Cash is an award-winning educator and who has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years. His range of experience includes teaching, curriculum coordination, and program administration. Currently, he is an internationally recognized education consultant (www.nrich.consulting). His consulting work has taken him throughout the United States, as well as into Canada, The Czech Republic, China, Cyprus, England, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, and Turkey.

Richard received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. Along with his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. For over 10 years, he co-directed a children’s theater company in Minnesota, and co-authored 4 award winning children’s plays. He was recipient of the National Association for Gifted Children’s Early Leader Award (2011), recognizing his leadership in programing for gifted children. Richard was also named the “Friend of the Gifted, 2016” by the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented.

His areas of expertise are educational programming, rigorous and challenging curriculum design, differentiated instruction, 21 st century skills, brain-compatible classrooms, gifted & talented education, and self-regulated learning. Dr. Cash authored the books Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21 st Century, (2017) winner of The Legacy Book® Award for Outstanding Educators Publication; Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics (2014) (co-author Diane Heacox), winner of The Legacy Book® Award for Outstanding Educators Publication (2014); and Self- Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn (2016). All books are published by Free Spirit Publishing, Inc. (www.freespirit.com).

Richard lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Palm Springs, CA, USA.

Allyson
Daly

Ms. Daly’s childhood living in Japan, Korea, Panama, Germany and five U. S. States shaped her worldview to be adaptable and curious.  As an educator, she is known for challenging students to give their best while supporting their efforts to do so.  With two decades of experience in multiple learning contexts, she is currently an English instructor at Wayne Community College (WCC). She is a Global Education Leader with UNC-CH World View and is proud to be part of a team who is bringing the North Carolina Scholars of Global Distinction Program to WCC in the fall of 2020. She is also an Ambassador for the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms and an alumni of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program with the U. S. State Department. She has received many nominations and awards for her teaching and was selected the 2014-15 Wayne County Teacher of the Year.

Mamta
Kanti Kumar

A highly qualified teacher, her subject expertise is Geography; holds the post of Deputy Dean Student Welfare, Delhi Public School, Gurgaon; has piloted and been involved with a number of national and international projects; has written and submitted units, i.e. for class XII Geography – CBSE – international Syllabus Text Book, was awarded a fellowship for the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) – a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, implemented by IREX in 2010; with fellow collaborators from Poland and USA were awarded TEA-ILEP Alumni Small Grants; edited a book of short stories – The Power of International Stories: Coming of Age in the Global Village. Powerful in mind and heart.

photo credit: Katarzyna Wołyniak

Anna
Krzemińska-Kaczyńska

Founder and CEO of the WorldLINK Foundation, Deputy Head School Engagements in PACK Schools, International Baccalaureate Geography Teacher, Alumna of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program at Nebraska University with the U. S. State Department, Ambassador of English Teaching Program in Poland, the board member of the Alumni Association, participated in an outstanding program Vital Voices Chapter of Poland, awarded the Medal of the Commission of Polish National Education and the European Language Label certificate for her service. A global education and travel zealot.

Aleksander
Pikulski

Student of Arabic Studies, working on M.A. degree in Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Specialization in the history and culture of the Arabian Gulf.

Vice President of Education in Spark Club – Global Debating Center in Beijing Union University. Founder of Mentoring and Leadership Tracks for Chinese Students. General Moderator for discussions concerning international education and mutual understanding. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Tornado Battalion(FL) Ambassador in Poland.

Between 2018-2019 President of the Jagiellonian University Academic Association of Orientalists and chief of the Association’s Diplomatic Section.

In 2017 advisor to the Secretary General of the IOV Folk & Art NGO on matters of the Arabian Gulf. Translator from Polish to English for the Secretary General.

Between 2017-2018 intern in the US Consulate General in Krakow, Consular Section. Special Aide to Political-Economic Consul, analyst on Muslim situation in Poland and Krakow.

Between 2014-2018 volunteer in Kościuszko Foundation in Krakow. Coordinator of activities for junior high school and high school. Organization and logistic assistance for the main organizers of the Foundation.

Since 2014 a Scout of Polish Scouting Association, specialization in: airborne operations, sailing and scuba diving.

Alumnus of the VIII Private Academic High School, International Baccalaureate programme, Higher Level subjects: English Language, Geography and History.

Hobbies and interests: sailing, horse riding, scuba diving, parachuting, history, culture, fantasy and sci-fi books, scale model making, Star Wars, Warhammer 40 000.

Małgorzata
Polińska

Manager with over 10 years of experience. A HR specialist by education (a graduate of the Cybernetics Department at the Military University of Technology) and a project manager (Kozminski University). A passionate lover of people and their history, specialist in team harmonization and development, consultant and trainer. Certified Design Thinking moderator and Biegun Method trainer. She gained professional experience by implementing projects in companies from the consulting, infrastructure, IT and training industries, as well as cooperating with startups in the implementation of innovative projects. She was the leader of the project on best practices in management, monitoring and promotion of new technologies by Polish and global technology assessment institutions. Recently associated with the financial sector as a Business Project Lead. In her free time, as a volunteer, she supports educational initiatives directed at children and youth.

Natasha
Sharma

A life coach who helps students lead a stress-free, aware and balanced life through simple, practical tools. Her life’s calling is to see the young minds blossom into happy, relaxed and successful adults.

Natasha is an MBA graduate from University of Leicester, UK and holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. She has travelled across the globe and keenly observed the life challenges that people from diverse backgrounds face in day-to-day life. Coming from a family of academics running educational institutions and now being a mother of two, she has closely interacted with students of various age groups. She sincerely believes that the students need to start early to be proficient at balancing their personal, academic and professional life with ease. For this purpose, she offers a wide range of programs and services from individual sessions and webinars to keynote speeches.

Konstancja
Szymańska

Assistant Director for International Recruitment, Partnerships and Engagement at Intensive English Institute, Florida Atlantic University. Konstancja is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership and Administration program at Florida Atlantic University and is currently writing her dissertation on foreign language anxiety among international college students at U.S. universities. Konstancja is originally from Poland, however she moved to the United States in 2011 to pursue her double Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish (minor in French) and Global Studies from South Dakota State University. After her Bachelor’s Degree, she moved to Boca Raton, Florida where she received her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Konstancja specializes in international students’ transition to U.S. universities, foreign language anxiety, international recruitment, and educational leadership. She has presented at conferences such as NAFSA Regional, NAFSA Annual, Women Leadership Institute and WeLead Diversity Symposium as well as trained faculty and young leaders on foreign language anxiety issue. Konstancja also serves as the liaison between Florida Atlantic University and EducationUSA and other educational partners around the world. During her assistantship at Florida Atlantic University Konstancja had a chance to teach leadership courses, academic communication courses as well as cross-cultural issues courses. One of Konstancja’s passions is creating international trainings that will enhance and reflect cultural sensitivity and diversity. She also won People’s Choice Heat award and Second Runner-Up Heat award at 3 Minute Thesis Competition at Florida Atlantic University in 2018.

photo credit: Bartek Warzecha

Kasia
Świętochowska

A creative producer with 10+ years’ experience, classically-trained cellist, passionate about creating technology-driven cultural initiatives, with a strong commitment to the social responsibility of arts. Kasia has vast experience both in startup, public and NGO environments. Currently, she is developing technology-immersed part of the artistic program of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, collaborating with IBM and Fujitsu among others. Since 2017 she has been developing Automatophone Foundation which focuses on sound art, contemporary music projects and events for the Deaf community. She was also a co-founder of the ONSTAGE mobile app — a game-changing mobile solution for concert venues. Previously, Kasia developed international cultural projects at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute: I, CULTURE Orchestra and the Polska Music Program working with the leading cultural institutions worldwide. She is an alumna of Google for Startups Founders Academy (’20), Vital Voices Open Mentoring Programme (’19) and Aspen Young Leaders Programme (’17).

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