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Academic team

Best Russian and international teachers work at Letovo School.
They help talented students to deepen their knowledge in their favourite subjects and,
what is more, to lay the foundation of their future career trajectory.
Mikhail Gennadievich
Mokrinskiy
Principal
Mikhail Gennadievich Mokrinskiy
Mikhail Gennadievich Mokrinskiy is the principal at Letovo School, a member of managing committee of the programme ‘Teacher for Russia’ and an acclaimed expert in the field of education. Since its foundation, Mikhail Mokrinskiy directed Moscow Lyceum 1535 and guided it to leading positions in Russia’s best schools rating. Later Mikhail Mokrinskiy headed Moscow Central district management of education, participating in a number of educational projects and reforms both at regional and federal level.
Madlena L’vovna
Shaginyan
Vice principal in academic studies
Madlena L’vovna Shaginyan
Madlena L’vovna Shaginyan is an internationally-acclaimed speclist in the area of education and teacher training with 17-year work experience. She is a trainer and member of the expert committee of International Baccalaureate programmes in Europe and Asia. At Letovo School Madlena Shaginyan is in charge of implementing the best practices and methods in the programme as well as of the quality of educational standards and the innovative system of the professional development for school teachers. Madlena Shaginyan has the awards of the Europeann Council of International Schools and the award of the Ministry of education of Russia for the contribution in developing international education.
Larisa Anatolievna
Korabelshikova
International Baccalaureate programme co-ordinator
Larisa Anatolievna Korabelshikova
Larisa Korabelshikova is a specialist in methodology and studies. She has various experience in co-ordinating studies in best Russian schools (including Lyceum of National Research University Higher School of Economics and Moscow School 45), consulting and international expert examination. She is responsible for the organisation and development of educational process at the intersection of Russian educational standards and International Baccalaureate – the programme aimed at all-round education of students.
Dmitry Emmanuilovich
Schnoll’
Mathematics Teacher
Dmitry Emmanuilovich Schnoll’
Dmitry Emmanuilovich Schnoll’ is a teacher, author and manager of programmes of working with talented children. He has been teaching Algebra and Geometry since 1990. Before coming to Letovo School he created and led the Mathematics department in the ‘Intellectual’ School (Moscow) and worked as a methodologist in the Moscow Centre of pedagogical proficiency. Besides his speciality in teaching Mathematics, he also has philological education. Dmitry Schnoll’ is a member of the Committee for preparing tasks for All-Russian olympiads in Mathematics.
‘Doing Mathematics is an experience of getting enjoyment out of overcoming a challenge. What happens during solving a Mathematics problem is an important existential experience’.
Alexey Andreevich
Belov
Physics teacher
Alexey Andreevich Belov
Alexey Belov is the laureate of several professional contests for Physics andMathematics teachers. Many times his students became winners of international contests. Alexey Belov worked at the lyceum ‘Second School’ (Moscow) and the New Humanitarian School (Moscow).
‘Education (‘obrazovaniye’ in Russian) is derived from the word image (‘obraz’ in Russian), so it is of utmost importance for every teacher to develop and not lose the ability to amaze at something new’
Alina Pavlovna
Korbut
Biology teacher
Alina Pavlovna Korbut
Alina Pavlovna Korbut is a teacher and scientist, a specialist in molecular biology and genetics. She worked at the ‘Intellectual’ School (Moscow), what is more, she has been reading her own unique course within the Foxford programme. Many times her students became winners in the olympiads in Biology. Supporting an interdisciplinary approach, Alina Korbut considers usual subject boundaries mere conventions.
‘We learn to build interdisciplinary connections. Thanks to them, our students will be able to understand that disciplinary boundaries are, in fact, relative, and that everything in nature is interconnected and holistic. The same can be said about human activity which is the subject matter in humanities and social sciences.Subject boundaries exist only in our mind. Nature obeys the general laws and each subject just provides a particular perspective and a set of typical or standard ways to observe this process’.
Konstantin Vladimirovich
Levushkin
History teacher
Konstantin Vladimirovich Levushkin
Konstantin Levushkin is an expert in History, methodologist of the Arzamas online-academy and multiple winner of professional contests for teachers. He worked as a teacher of History and Social Studies at School No1283 (Moscow), European Gymnasium School (Moscow) and Lyceum of National Research University Higher School of Economics. Konstantin Levushkin thinks that instead of memorising historical dates at school, it is more useful to focus on epochs on the whole and thoughtfully analyse historical facts.
‘Students are more interested in looking at this or that event from an unusual perspective, through microhistory or everyday life. For instance, 1860-1870s terrorists can be analysed from the point of view of communication’.
Vladimir Mikhailovich
Gurovits
Informational Technologies teacher
Vladimir Mikhailovich Gurovits
Vladimir Gurovits is the author of unique courses for talented children, coordinator, materials developer and juror of Olympiads in programming. He taught at School No2007 (Moscow). Vladimir Gurovits is sure that within school education Informatics should be inseparably linked with all disciplines including humanities.
‘Informational Technologies at school is the tool which brings students up to the new level of understanding while mastering other subjects. Key modern achievements are connected with this tool, among which are computational linguistics, bioinformatics, big data in elementary particle physics and implementing artificial intelligence in medicine’
Frances
Newbery
Physics teacher
Frances  Newbery
Frances Newbery is a Physics teacher and methodologist from Great Britain, specialist in underwater optics and acoustics. Frances developed programmes and trained teachers in the project ‘Nazarbayev Intellectual schools’, taught in Moscow and Kiev branches of the British International School.
«Physics is the key to understanding the world around us. It is more than just a collection of formulae, it is a set of tools we can use to explore, to create, it is an aspiration to discover the unknown...»

Grigoriy Aleksandrovich
Saminskiy
Geography teacher
Grigoriy Aleksandrovich Saminskiy
Grigoriy Saminskiy is a Geography teacher, PhD in Geographic Sciences. He worked at School No57 (Moscow) for six years. Grigoriy Saminskiy has an experience of working in commercial startups, connected with the management of team work and complex staff communication.
‘Human-nature interaction is the focus of attention of Geography. The variety of studied material allows referring to students’ personal experience, implementing team projects and developing systems thinking. The main teacher’s art is to create within a student’s mind a distinct image of the world and its parts as well as to teach how to broaden and reconsider this image without assistance’.
Irina Antoniovna
Lyamsheva
English teacher
Irina Antoniovna Lyamsheva
Irina Lyamsheva is an English teacher, specialising in international education. Over the past 20 years she has been taking an active part in mastering the International Baccalaureate programme in Russia. Irina Antoniovna Lyamsheva is a participant of international conferences and symposiums and a teacher of highest category.
‘The combination of two educational models – those of Russian and International Baccalaureate – opens up great possibilities for developing abilities and talents, allows self-fulfilment, finding one’s own self in life and simply becoming a happy person’.
Vasiliy Vladimirovich
Gorbachev
English teacher
Vasiliy Vladimirovich Gorbachev
Vasiliy Gorbachev is a teacher, methodologist, examiner and author of textbooks including English for Academics. Books 1 & 2 (Cambridge University Press and British Council), a PhD in Pedagogic Sciences. Before coming to Letovo School he headed the system of language assistance of students of bachelor programmes at the British Higher School of Art and Design. At different times Vasiliy Gorbachev studied in the USA, Great Britain and Ireland.
Language is a cognition tool alongside sense organs, emotions and mind. The new language is the new instrument. The more tools like these, the more the knowledge
Most our teachers have an experience of working at the best Russian schools, they are experts in the Russian State Exam, task creators and juror of All-Russian olympiads, laureates of professional contests. They have got academic degrees and participate in academic conferences in Russia and abroad. Many of our teachers make contributions to the development of their subjects as methodologists and researchers; they publish their academic researches and share their experience. Our team is constantly growing.