Those of you who are already somewhat familiar with House of Knowledge, will know that we are a premium tri-lingual school that introduced the “child-centered” Reggio Emilia education philosophy to Beijing in 2007 as a pioneer. Through years of consistent efforts to provide premium multi-language learning environment for the children (18 months – 6 years), our German class students of House of Knowledge are immersed in a real multi-cultural and trilingual educational environment (German/Chinese/English).
Many members at House of Knowledge are either German or have connections to German heritage, which is often evident through the rigorous working styles of the team members as well as the many wonderful German traditions we pay homage to throughout the year.
Today, we would like to introduce some members of our German team to you! From founder, principal, to teachers, House of Knowledge is equipped with a very strong German team that allows our German culture to be authentically immersed in student’s daily life.
Farshad Danicek, M.Ed., Co-Founder and Head of Program Development, House of Knowledge. Farshad has been working in the Early Years Education industry for over 30 years. During the past 16 years, Farshad has adapted the Reggio Emilia approach to coincide with, and compliment, Chinese learning styles.
Tina Ritter, M.Ed., Principal at House of Knowledge. Tina has more than 17 years of working experience as an educator both in Germany and China. Whether as a teacher, researcher, and Principal, Early Years Education is where Tina’s passion lies. She also earned the Medal of Merit in Germany for her work in the education field in 2015.
Ronja Dygas, accredited Early Child Educator, B.A., German Class Lead Teacher at House of Knowledge. Ronja has worked with different groups of children and parents in her past decade of teaching. Ronja is very passionate about the Reggio Emilia philosophy and she loves to observe what sparks children’s interest to explore learning activities.