Our Team

Lukico is represented by a team of passionate and inquisitive teachers with a culturally diverse background and extensive experience in working with children, young learners, adults and organizations.

Our collective expertise includes differentiated learning, counseling, SEN, ESL, International Primary Curriculum, Cambridge, National Romanian Curriculum and British Curriculum, among others.

Founder

Primary Teacher

CELTA Certified

Raluca is a teaching aficionado with a passion for flamingos, tourism and good food. A lifelong learner, she has a wide ranging academic expertise, holding several degrees including special education and tourism management. Her educational background also entails certificates in leadership, human resources, environmental awareness, social economy, teaching English a Second Language and Phonics instruction. A citizen of the world, she has recently returned home to Romania after having spent a couple of years in Dublin, Ireland.

She began her teaching career nearly a decade ago in 2011, when she started her own business – Lukico Workshops – aiming to bring a positive impact on the local community through unconventional design and non-formal education. She then joined the Creative Recycling (ReciclareCreativa.Ro) initiative in Romania where, as an educational coordinator, she practised instructional design, having created a one-year curriculum program for key stage 2, aiming to teach basic ecological concepts.

Later on she leveraged a number of European Eramus+ projects across France, Estonia, Finland and Italy as part of which, as a youth leader, she coordinated various educational workshops. Upon her return in Bucharest, she joined an afterschool clubs’ team – spending two years there as a trainer. In 2015 she joins an international school in Bucharest, as a Teaching Assistant and Special Education Teacher.

In 2017 Raluca graduated from the University of Bucharest – Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Soon thereafter, she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she successfully completed a full time CELTA training, becoming a Cambridge Assessment School certified ESL teacher. After almost 2 years of working and studying in Ireland, Raluca returned home to continue her teaching career as a homeroom primary teacher.

A strong believer in continous learning, she has recently completed an online course from the University of Toronto on Communication Strategies in the Virtual Age.

Co-Founder

Business Strategist

Lifelong Learner

Alex has over 15 years experience in technology and business management roles, spent working in Romania as well as abroad for companies like LinkedIn, Oracle and IBM. Passionate about continuous learning, in 2017 he attended a Harvard Business School Executive Education leadership program. A firm believer in the transformative power technology can play in the education field during as well as post-covid19, he is the architect behind Lukico’s platform strategy.

Teaching Team

Mantle of The Expert Practitioner and Coach

Collaborative Educator

Mindfulness Schools USA Practitioner

With a Masters in Education and a PGCE from the University of Notthingham, Louise is one of our highly skilled international educators.

She has had a diverse teaching career which includes teaching English as a foreign language in academies and summer camps throughout Spain, to being a homeroom teacher across Early Years and Primary (3-11 years old learners).

She has taught in Spain, Dubai and Romania and is a confident user of several curricula such as the National Curriculum of England and Wales and the International Primary Curriculum(IPC).

Louise believes in building strong connection with her students by fostering collaborative inquiry communities inside and outside of the classroom. She believes in the power of her students personal experiences and elevates their prior knowledge by supporting them to build fictional contexts where the students have the power, the right and the agency to become experts in anything that they can possibly imagine. The layer of the make-believes gives the students the ability to explore any curriculum without any limitations.

She has built responsible teams of experts (the students) who, in the fiction, have worked for NASA, Scholastic, The Fairy Godmother and so many other important clients.

This imaginative inquiry is the pedagogy of Mantle of the Expert which Louise has qualifications in as a Lead Practioner and Coach. She has been published in International Schools Magazine sharing her experience of Mantle.

Louise also champions the social and emotional wellbeing of her students. She is a certified Mindfulness teacher from Mindful School USA, with experience in teaching Second Step, SEE and will undertake a course of Positive Education through the Geelong School, Australia.

Primary Teacher

SEE Certified Educator

Creator of Zines

Anca is a passionate, hard worker and inventive educator who demonstrates an upbeat attitude and consistency in her instruction skills that keeps her students engaged in the learning process at all times.

Ever since 2015, Anca started her teaching career in an international school setting, working with children from Reception up to Year 4. Aside from her classroom, she supported different educational projects as a collaborator for creative workshops and as a monitor and trainer for outdoor camps. Thus, her expertise showcases a tenacious approach on teaching for various contexts and learners.

During the pandemic, Anca proved to be open minded and adaptable, transitioning her know-how on Mantle of the Expert, previously practised in the traditional classroom, into the new online context.

As a certified SEE (Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning) teacher, Anca shows a willingness to reach out to those in need of support, advocacy or just the ones in need of a kind work. Thus, she became a link between the children from school and those from vulnerable groups around her city, sharing compassion to those who struggle academically or socially and to those who succeed and deserve her praise.

Moreover, she partnered with the MATKA educational NGO aiming to spread awareness on the needs and wants of children in marginal public schools.

She is currently a co-teacher for a Year 4 class, following the IPC curriculum with focus on social and emotional development and a “flamazing” online tutor, successfully incorporating fun games and activities into her lessons that require children’s active participation.

When she’s not teaching, Anca is drawing and making zines. Her passion for books and art has pushed her to organise zine making workshops for children. During the summer of 2020, Anca took it above and beyond, literally, in a residency in Hundorf, where she engaged an entire village community of children to collaborate in creating a colouring book.

We are so lucky to have Anca in our team!

Chemistry Qualified Teacher

CELTA Certified

Mother of Two

With a positive attitude and a great openness for innovation teaching techniques, Sofia is one of our most experienced teachers. With a degree in Chemistry from FCTUC, University of Coimbra Portugal and a CELTA Certificate, Sofia has facilitated education in public and private schools for the last 20 years.

With a rigorous yet friendly approach, Sofia has taught Chemistry and Physics to students aged 7 to 18 years old from Romania and Portugal. She proves to be a versatile teacher, balancing class management with one-on-one lessons, while designing special programs for students to prepare them for the Chemistry National Exam.

As a pedagogic coordinator, she has a strong background in tutoring offline and online. Her expertise showcases learning plans following different programs, from the International Cambridge Curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme to IGCSE (Chemistry).

Sofia believes in building strong connections with her students, developing thoughtful goals for each of them, as she trusts they are no two students alike.

Sofia motivates her students to engage and take agency of their learning with one strong starting idea: everyone can learn as long as there’s a willingness to do it.

Online and Offline Tutor

International Coach

Creator of Learning Opportunities

Alexandra has always had an affinity with the world's most powerful educational systems. She believes that high quality education is the key to a better society.

Hence, her educational background emphasizes on International Business and Business Strategy studies in Germany and Denmark respectively. One of her leadership bachelor’s courses in Germany particularly trained her as a coach. Moreover, she built on her approach of making the curriculum alive for children through the Mantle of the Expert Training.


With a structured yet creative approach, she has been teaching Mathematics and English to children aged 3 to 12 years old from Romania and Greece for almost 2 years. She has been tutoring her students both offline and online in a one-on-one lesson design. Her learning plans followed both the International Cambridge Curriculum and the Romanian Mathematics Curriculum.

She believes that everything can be taught and everybody can learn anything under three conditions: the WHY, the STRUCTURE and the CREATIVITY of the instructor.

When a strong motivation exists (the WHY), no challenge is too hard in the process of learning. Thus, she facilitates learning through stories and analogies with topics that students are passionate about in order to maintain a high constant level of motivation and engagement. The logical sequence of the lessons (STRUCTURE) is also important in order for the student to build gradually on insightful arguments. Finally, the CREATIVITY of the instructor is of crucial importance to boost a student's imagination to the extent that he/she forgets about the time while being taught.

As our Team is constantly growing, we can also meet teaching requirements on demand by searching outside our existing network. We encourage you to reach out so that we can explore together the most suitable learning solution for you.