Ivelina Pasova has been heading the School Team Training at Teach for Bulgaria since 2019. She has extensive experience as a trainer and, before taking up her current role, she was responsible for preparing teacher trainings in Teach for Bulgaria’s program.
Between 2014 and 2017 she was Assistant Principal for educational activities at Lyuben Karavelov High School in the town of Koprivshtitsa, where she started her career as part of the first batch of teachers to complete Teach for Bulgaria’s program. As Assistant Principal, she took care of both the professional development of the school team and the implementation of school projects that create learning and development opportunities for students. Ivelina led the school team in shaping their vision and long-term priorities to support every student in his or her ability to realize his or her potential. In parallel, she taught English to students from V to XII grade.
In 2015, she won a place in the prestigious exchange program for school leaders – Bulgarian Young Leaders Program – and completed a three-week training at Columbia University’s Teachers College, New York.
Ivelina believes that quality education is crucial for students with lower socio-economic opportunities. For her, education is the key to help them open up much more opportunities and be responsible creators of their own future.
Ivelina has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from the University of National and World Economy and a number of specializations related to teaching and management in education.