BA in Primary Initial Teacher Education, University of Worcester, UK, 2005
Currently, Mrs Gricmanis is in her 18th year of teaching and joins Haileybury Astana from Bangkok, Thailand. During her time in Bangkok, Mrs Gricmanis held several whole school leadership roles, including Head of Early Years for 5 years. Throughout her teaching career, Mrs Gricmanis has specialised in Early Years, taught in Key Stage 1 and taken on a variety of subject leadership postitions. She also has a great deal of experience in adapting teaching and learning for children from a wide variety of cultures, having taught in the UK, Thailand and Hong Kong. Mrs Gricmanis loves to see the unique skills and abilities of children be challenged and developed, enabling all learners to grow and succeed. She is also eager to ensure that children have a safe and secure environment to learn in and is keen to promote the wellbeing of all. It is her belief that children will thrive when they feel safe, respected and nurtured. Outside of school, Mrs Gricmanis enjoys creative activities, such as crochet, painting and singing. She also likes to explore the architecture of buildings and structures and taste food from other cultures. Mrs Gricmanis, is excited to be in Kazakhstan with her husband and is extremely pleased to be a part of the Haileybury Astana community.