Our main goal is to give motivated children access to the highest levels of academic knowledge, opportunities for all-round development and admission to top universities in Russia and abroad. I don’t like the idea of competing with neighbouring schools or the school’s ranking, district-wise. You should learn from your neighbours, what you should fight for is your own dream
Mikhail Mokrinskiy
Principal
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Our task is to combine the highest level of academic training with comprehensive development of each student’s personality so that by the time of graduation, our students not only have ensured admission into the best universities in Russia and abroad, but also understand what they want to achieve in their lives, are able to work in a team, manage themselves and their time, think critically and creatively, have brilliant written and oral communication, and loved to play sports.
Mikhail Dmitriev
President of the School
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What makes the education at Letovo unique is the fact that we develop skills. You may well forget the date of the Mongol invasion, but you will most definitely learn how to work with historical and critical sources of information. And that is what we call ‘skills for life’, which are vital for every person living in the 21st century
Madlena Shaginyan
Head of Innovation & Development department
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The International Baccalaureate (IB) is one of the few international programmes whose diploma is accepted by most universities throughout the world. Its educational model is built on the principles of humanistic psychology and is aimed at the holistic development of personality. I am a big proponent of this approach and I see the need to popularize this programme
Larisa Korabelshikova
Head of Admissions
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Doing mathematics is the experience of deriving enjoyment from overcoming a challenge. What happens during solving a mathematics problem is an important existential experience
Dmitry Schnol
Head of Mathematics Department
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The combination of two educational models – those of the Russian and International Baccalaureate – opens up great possibilities for developing students’ abilities and talents, enables their fulfilment, to find themselves and simply their happiness
Irina Lyamsheva
Head of Foreign Languages department
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Everyone remembers a teacher who changed one’s life, whose opinion was always interesting and important to hear. In Letovo there is a team of such teachers, each is ready to go through all the school challenges hand in hand with the child, helping, criticizing, spreading their enthusiasm, confidence and sense of humor from the first days until the graduation and beyond.

All instructors at Letovo have teaching experience in the best Russian and international schools. We are forming strong and well-balanced team of methodologists experienced in writing manuals for teachers, of examiners experienced in developing tasks for the Russian national contests (Olympiads) and the Unified State Exam, of young yet successful teachers passionate about cutting edge tech practices. All Letovo teachers have academic and pedagogical success story, and we are all here to stay, and to commit sincerely to the idea of creating the new school.

Every student in Letovo has a rare opportunity to count on personal attention from any teacher. Due to the proportion of 7:1 (7 students to 1 teacher) our students can individually consult with teachers from any department, looking from various perspectives into any subject they are interested in.

Executive team

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Mikhail
Mokrinskiy
Principal
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Mikhail Gennadievich Mokrinskiy is the principal at Letovo School, a member of managing committee of the ‘Teacher for Russia’ programme and an acclaimed expert in the field of education. Mikhail Mokrinskiy was the founding principal of Moscow Lyceum 1535 and guided it to a leading position in Russia’s best schools rating. He has also headed the education management of Moscow Central district and has participated in several educational projects and reforms both at regional and federal level.
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Mikhail
Dmitriev
President of the School
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Mr. Mikhail Dmitriev graduated with Distinction from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Lomonosov Moscow State University, received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard University. Worked as an auditor with KPMG, in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, and VR Capital Group Hedge Fund. From 2004, he has been working with McKinsey & Company, heading the work in the area of education in Russia and the CIS, including the conceptualization and creation of new educational institutions of secondary and higher education and reformation of education systems. In 2012, Mr. Dmitriev headed the project on developing the Letovo School concept; in 2019-2020, he led the strategic session on fine-tuning the School’s priorities and strategic goals.
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Natalia
Lubomirskaya
Head of Academics
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Madlena
Shaginyan
Head of Innovation & Development department
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Madlena Shaginyan is an internationally-acclaimed specialist in education and teacher training with 17 years’ experience. She is a trainer and member of the International Baccalaureate Expert Committee for Europe and Asia. At Letovo School Madlena Shaginyan is in charge of implementing best practice in the programme as well as maintaining the quality of the educational standards and the innovative system of teacher professional development. Madlena Shaginyan has won awards from the European Council of International Schools and Ministry of Education of Russia for her contributions to developing international education.
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Diane
Riley
Head of Boarding and Pastoral Care/DSL
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Diane has many years of experience in boarding schools world wide. She is one of a few accredited Boarding Schools Association (UK) Level four practitioners. The task of the boarding and pastoral team is to support the daily lives so our children can study and achieve their cherished dreams.
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Larisa
Korabelshikova
Head of Admissions
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Larisa Korabelshikova is a specialist in education methodology and studies. She has varied experience in co-ordinating studies at the best Russian schools (including the Lyceum of National Research University Higher School of Economics and Moscow School 45), and as a consultant and expert on international examinations. She is responsible for combining and organizing the Russian educational standards and the International Baccalaureate – a programme aimed at all-round education of students.

Academic department

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Dmitry
Schnol
Head of Mathematics Department
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Dmitry Schnol is a teacher, author and manager of programmes working with talented children. He has taught algebra and geometry since 1990. Before coming to Letovo School he created and led the mathematics department at ‘Intellectual’ School (Moscow) and has worked as a methodologist at the Moscow Centre of pedagogical proficiency. Alongside his speciality in mathematics, he is also a philologist. Dmitry Schnoll’ is a member of the committee which prepares the All-Russian Mathematics Olympiads.
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Irina
Lyamsheva
Head of Foreign Languages department
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Worked in the Moscow Gymnasium №5 for 12 years. Undertook internship at one of the best US schools Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where she taught Russian and English for a year. Besides, Irina Lyamsheva taught IB English programmes and coordinated the “Foreign languages” strand in Moscow School of Economics.
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Evgeniy
Zheglov
Head of IT department
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Teacher of the highest qualification category. Experience in pedagogy since 1995. Taught information technologies and economics in Shukhov Lyceum in Belgorod, included in Russia’s top 500 schools. Prepared students for academic Olympiads.
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Svetlana
Kolyakina
Head of Science department
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Teacher of the highest qualification category. Holds the title “Honourable worker of General Education of the Russian Federation” (2009). Winner of the contest of the best Russian teachers of the Major National Project “Education” (2006). Three times laureate of the Moscow Government Grant. Moscow Teacher of the Year (2012). Three times winner of Dmitry Zimin’s fund “Dynasty” in the nomination “Tutor of Future Scientists”. Original author of the project “Scientific Salon” of the “Trajectory” fund. Among Svetlana Kolyakina’s students there are those with 100 points in the Unified State Exam in Physics, winners and prize-winners of the All-Russian School Olympiads and the International Experimental Olympiad in Physics and Astronomy, a gold medalist in the International Physics Olympiad (2016) and a silver medalist in the Asian Physics Olympiad (2016).
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Elena
Urman
Head of Social studies department
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Elena Urman’s work experience is 27 years. Elena Urman has the highest teacher qualification. She is the developer of educational programmes of the distance-learning project “Teleschool” and the Unified State Exam preparation course in Social Studies of the “Maximum” educational programme. Elena Urman holds certificates in MYP and DP of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Laureate of the Moscow Governor Grant (2009) and the Grant of the President of the Russian Federation in the educational area (2010). Elena Urman is actively involved in social and educational activities: she is a member of the International Committee of Former Prisoners of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the co-founder of the public non-commercial fund of the “Memorial of the prisoners of fascist concentration camps named after Mark Tilevitsch”.
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Aleksey
Mashkovtsev
Head of Physical education department
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Honoured teacher of the city of Moscow. Honoured worker of general education of the Russian Federation. Laureate of the contest “Moscow Pedagogue of the Year – 2017”. Winner of the contest “Moscow Teacher of the Year – 2000”. Twice laureate of the Grants of the President of the Russian Federation in education. In 2007-2016 – acting as a chief editor of the magazine “Sports at school” of the “First September” publishing house. Author of over 150 articles, published in various educational issues.
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Sergey
Ivanov
Head of Language and Literature department
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Alumnus of the Faculty of Philology of Moscow State Pedagogical University. Candidate of Sciences in Philology. In 2000-2018 taught Russian at the Lyceum 1535. Trained winners and prize-winners of the regional and final tour of the All-Russian Olympiad in the Russian language. During his work in the Lyceum 58 his alumni achieved 100 points in the Unified State Exam in Russian, the average points of the alumni in the Unified State Exam in Russian – 90. Expert in the Unified State Exam in Russian. Author of several schoolbooks on preparation for the Unified State Exam.
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Arseniy
Petrov
Head of Arts Department
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Ph.D. in History of Arts. Alumnus of the department of Theory and History of Arts of the History faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Undertook professional training at Harvard University (USA) and Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy). Reads lecture courses in History of Arts at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian State University for Humanities, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Russian Icons, the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture.

IB Team

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Madlena
Shaginyan
Head of Innovation & Development department
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Madlena Shaginyan is an internationally-acclaimed specialist in education and teacher training with 17 years’ experience. She is a trainer and member of the International Baccalaureate Expert Committee for Europe and Asia. At Letovo School Madlena Shaginyan is in charge of implementing best practice in the programme as well as maintaining the quality of the educational standards and the innovative system of teacher professional development. Madlena Shaginyan has won awards from the European Council of International Schools and Ministry of Education of Russia for her contributions to developing international education.
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Dmitri
Ozherelyev
MYP Coordinator, IB Analysis and approaches Teacher
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Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences. IB SL/HL Mathematics teacher and examiner. IB MYP trainer and IB authorization and evaluation team member for Europe and Asia. In Letovo, coordinates the Middle Years Programme.
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Alastair
Budd
CAS Coordinator, IB History&Global Politics Teacher
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Mr Budd is a teacher of History and Politics and CAS co-ordinator. Originally from the UK, he worked in international education in China for 12 years before coming to Letovo. He speaks Mandarin, and has an MA in International Relations from Keele University in the UK. He is dedicated to creating a balanced and well-rounded education for his students, and has a history of supervising a wide range of extracurricular programs at various schools such as Interact clubs and US Academic Decathlon training.
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Maria
Kazbek-Kazieva
IB Russian A: Literature Teacher
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Worked in European Gymnasium for 18 years where she taught Russian language and literature. IB Russian A teacher and examiner. Author of textbooks and teaching aids for Russian teachers.
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Natalia
Khramtsova
IB Russian A: Literature Teacher
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Trained winners and prize-takers of the regional and final tours of the All-Russian Schoolchildren Olympiad in Russian and Literature. Her students’ average Unified State Exam score is 90. Teaches in Foxford online school.
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Natalia
Krivich
IB English B Teacher
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Maria
Kalugina
IB French B Teacher
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Experience in teaching since 2007. Taught the French language at MSU French University College, French Institute at the Embassy of France in Russia, and French literature at one of the schools accredited by the French Embassy. Laureate of an international competition of interactive French lessons in 2017. From 2015, a member of the Unified State Exam evaluation committee for French. International DELF-DALF expert, has the right to prepare and certify international experts in French.
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Anna
Yermolchik
IB German B Teacher
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MA in Philology from Russian State University for the Humanities and University of Freiburg (Germany). Cooperates with the Philology School of the Faculty of Humanities at HSE. Content developer for the German program of the Teacher for Russia project.
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Gabriela
Santa Maria
IB Spanish B Teacher
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Candidate of Historical Sciences. Teacher of Spanish as a second language certified by the Cervantes Institute. Taught Spanish for five years in European Gymnasium under the IB program. Director of the volunteer and cultural exchange programs in the Volga charity.
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Mattias
Edwards
IB Economics and Business Management Teacher
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Mr. Edwards is a British teacher who specialises in Economics with additional expertise in teaching Business and Politics. He has both a BA (Hons) in Economics and Finance and an MA in European Politics. Starting his career in Oxford before starting to teach outside the UK, he is now entering his fifth year of teaching in Moscow. Over the years he has worked extensively with students for whom English is a second language. Dedicated to ensuring lessons are stimulating and exciting environments that students look forward to every week. Hobbies include improving his Russian language skills and travelling all over both Russia and the rest of the world.
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Konstantin
Levushkin
IB History Teacher
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Content developer for the Teacher for Russia project. Co-author of the course “Modern teaching technologies: new media in the classroom” for the Open School educational project. Developed the project “History of Russia. The XVII century” for the Arzamas online-academy, worked as a consultant for the MSU Gymnasium. Laureate of the Moscow tour finals of the Teacher of the Year competition for young teachers.
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George
Arabuli
IB Physics Teacher
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Trained over ten prize-takers and two winners of the final stage of the All-Russian Schoolchildren Olympiad in physics, two winners of IJSO (the International Junior Science Olympiad), multiple laureate of the Dynasty Fund All-Russian Teachers’ Competition and the Award of the Government of Moscow.
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Margarita
Lomakina
IB Computer science Teacher
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Gubkin National University of Oil and Gas graduate. Degree in Pedagogy from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Knows several programming languages: С/С++, С#, Python, and ActionScript 3.0.
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Alexander
Shklover
IB Analysis and approaches Teacher
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Graduate of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Graduate of the Teacher for Russia project.
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Anastasia
Yangirova
IB Analysis and approaches Teacher
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Taught at the MSU Mechanics and Mathematics Club for schoolchildren, MSU specialized study and research center, Moscow Economic School under the IB DP programme and RANEPA. Laureate of the RF President’s award for high academic and scientific achievement, author of many scientific publications, has certificates of the state registration of intellectual property rights for software development.