Governance structure

The Learning Teacher Network , like all organisations, has groups of people who take on various roles to ensure its smooth running.

Below you can find details of the main groups that help to ensure all goes well.

Members are chosen from a wide geographical range and with a variety of skills that they can bring to the Network.

The executive committee

Martin-Fitzgerald

Dr. Martin Fitzgerald

Tipperary, Ireland, President

Martin has worked in the second level sector as both teacher and school principal and as a teacher and programme leader in third level since 2000.
His primary interests are in teaching and learning, teacher education, education practice and development and leadership in education. He is also committed to development education (ESD) and promoting this as part of a fundamental practitioner framework within the teaching context.

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Prof. dr. hab. Alicja Gałązka

Tarnowskie Góry, Poland, Committee Member

Alicja is a psychotherapist, psychologist, linguist, licenced coach and international master trainer. She works as an academic teacher and researcher at the University of Silesia and is Head of the Language Centre Future in Poland.She serves as President of the International Coaching Institute.
Alicja’s main interests are psychology and drama in the ELT classroom, psychology of creativity and communication.

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Drs. Anton de Vries

Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, Committee Member

Anton works as a trainer consultant in education. He believes that we make the world a little brighter by unleashing the potential of young people.
Therefore, we need not only educate them with knowledge and skills, but also train their attitudes and bring them into a life long learning mode.

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Birthe Witt Jason

Sabro, Denmark, Committee Member

Birthe Witt Jason is a Danish entrepreneur, climate activist, teacher, and as such specializes in teaching SDG and ESD.

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Damjana Potočnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia, Treasurer

Damjana is a primary school teacher from Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is also implementing international projects at her school and has been member of the Learning Teacher Network since its early days. She specializes in event and project management.

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Elma Mahmutović

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Committee Member / Administrator

Elma has a degree in English language and literature, while most of her professional career has been with international organizations, with a particular focus on education, human rights and dealing with the past. Elma owns her own business TraveloBiH, a tour operating agency, bringing international groups to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina and learn about its people, culture and history. She specializes in event management.

The editorial board of The Learning Teacher Magazine

Elma Mahmutović

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Editor)

Angela Gooch

Bexhill-on-Sea, England UK

Charlotte Tüxen

Naestved, Denmark

Line Mareel

Brugge, Belgium