MEET OUR TEAM OF PASSIONATE EXPERTS

BE’s experts and teaching staff are highly trained and dedicated, and firmly
believe that 21st century competencies can be developed in every student

Bernardo Teixeira Motta

CEO

Bernardo Teixeira Motta is co-founder, board member and CEO at Beyond Education. He has extensive experience in establishing companies from start to finish. He is passionate about education and preparing the next generations for new professional and personal challenges. He holds an MBA from Madrid-based IE Business School.

Michaela Horvathova

Chief Education Officer

Michaela Horvathova is co-founder, board member and Chief Education Officer at Beyond Education. She is an international education expert with extensive global experience in curriculum design, 21st century competencies and innovative learning practices. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University.

Pedro Queiró

CTO/CPO

Pedro Queiró is the Chief Product and Chief Technical Officer at Beyond Education. He is an experienced educational technology entrepreneur with deep global experience at DreamShaper, where he is co-founder and Head of Product. He holds a Master's Degree in Physical Engineering from the University of Lisbon.

Dr. Mathilde Celume

Director of Research and Evaluation

Dr. Mathilde Celume is co-founder and Director of Research and Evaluation at Beyond Education. She specialises in active pedagogies, and the development and evaluation of socio-cognitive and socio-emotional competencies. She holds a Master's degree in Innovative Approaches to Education and Research and a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Université de Paris.

Katarina Kordulakova

Director of Pedagogy

Katarina Kordulakova is co-founder and Director of Pedagogy at Beyond Education. She develops social-emotional learning experiences, and specialises in teacher training and project management. She holds Master’s Degrees in Public Policy Evaluation from École Polytechnique, and in Communication from Sciences Po Paris.

Dr. Haifat Maoulida

Researcher

Dr. Maoulida specializes in Social, Work and Educational Psychology and Psychometrics. From her research, she wishes to shed new light on current societal issues and contribute to their application in the field, what she has already put into practice through program development aimed at improving school climate. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Université de Paris 8.

Rouxbin Smit

Communication & Community Manager Intern

Rouxbin Smit is a South African that is deeply passionate about human rights, specializing on Africa, and believes that investing in youth through education is a powerful means to create a more just society. After leading workshops on 21st Century Skills with high-school and university students and being a community leader in those groups, he is extremely excited to continue this work in BE with more students. They hold a Master’s Degree in International Development (concentrations: Human Rights & Africa) from SciencesPo, Paris.

Matus Kurian

Curriculum Designer

With a decade and a half of experience from classrooms of schools following their national curricula, IB or CIE, involvement in Student Life in boarding schools and setting up the educational program in a leadership academy, Matus continues to be interested in innovation in education and learning. In Beyond Education, he is primarily involved in curriculum design and student engagement. Matus holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Charles University in Prague.

Luis Felipe Martinez

Curriculum Designer

Felipe has several years of experience in teaching, research and quantitative methods
constant interest to learn more. His interests lie in teaching, education research, and the development of 21st century skills. He holds a degree International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with focus on teacher policy, quantitative methods, and action research.

Manisha Madhukar

Curriculum Designer

Currently pursuing a master's degree in Education and Research at CRI. Manisha worked as an assistant Educator in Berlin, Teacher at Teach For India and Curriculum developer at Camp Diaries, India. She Obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics and Mathematics at Christ University, India.

Matej Cacik

Youth Board Member

Matej Cacik is a student at LEAF Academy, an ASSIST scholar of 2019-2020 who is intrigued by sports, politics and solving problems. He has attended several school systems, including Slovak, Austrian and American and would like to apply his observations from these systems on a global scale to help other students like him. In his free time, he likes watching documentaries about political regimes and his favorite book is Start With Why. He believes that with the right work purpose, everything is possible.

Lola Mangallon Roudi

Youth Board Member

Lola Mangallon Roudi is a French, 16-year-old student. She wishes to help other students develop their curiosity about the world around us and expand their skills which will contribute to building a 21st-century based on trained and informed new generations.

Gaétan Paramagamsan

Youth Board Member

Gaétan is a French 12th grader and currently studying at an International High School. Having witnessed how young peers and himself lack valuable skills in everyday life, he looks forward to helping Beyond Education initiative build enriching e-learning programs accessible all around the world.

Dominika Jonekova

Youth Board Member

Dominika is a Slovak student with a great desire to develop herself as a person and hence help the society in general. She dedicates herself to bringing sustainability to everyday life by studying the climate footprint and contributing to this field in many ways. She always seeks going beyond what is learnt at school.

Maxime Ligeret

Youth Board Member

Maxime is an ambitious and curious high schooler oriented towards either politics or management. Being an avid reader, he accumulated knowledge and insights about current issues in our modern society. He is eager to use these insights to solve the existing challenges.

Kamuskay Kamara

Youth Board Member

Kamuskay is a second-year student at the Africa Leadership Academy. He is from Sierra Leone, and he is involved in a range of activities where he uses his platform to engage and inspire young people to envision a better society for all. He also created a campaign to combat drug abuse in his neighborhood. And his dream is to tell the story of children and young people.

Bernardo Teixeira Motta

CEO

Bernardo Teixeira Motta is co-founder, board member and CEO at Beyond Education. He has extensive experience in establishing companies from start to finish. He is passionate about education and preparing the next generations for new professional and personal challenges. He holds an MBA from Madrid-based IE Business School.

Pedro Queiró

CTO/CPO

Pedro Queiró is the Chief Product and Chief Technical Officer at Beyond Education. He is an experienced educational technology entrepreneur with deep global experience at DreamShaper, where he is co-founder and Head of Product. He holds a Master's Degree in Physical Engineering from the University of Lisbon.

Katarina Kordulakova

Director of Pedagogy

Katarina Kordulakova is co-founder and Director of Pedagogy at Beyond Education. She develops social-emotional learning experiences, and specialises in teacher training and project management. She holds Master’s Degrees in Public Policy Evaluation from École Polytechnique, and in Communication from Sciences Po Paris.

Rouxbin Smit

Communication & Community Manager Intern

Rouxbin Smit is a South African that is deeply passionate about human rights, specializing on Africa, and believes that investing in youth through education is a powerful means to create a more just society. After leading workshops on 21st Century Skills with high-school and university students and being a community leader in those groups, he is extremely excited to continue this work in BE with more students. They hold a Master’s Degree in International Development (concentrations: Human Rights & Africa) from SciencesPo, Paris.

Michaela Horvathova

Chief Education Officer

Michaela Horvathova is co-founder, board member and Chief Education Officer at Beyond Education. She is an international education expert with extensive global experience in curriculum design, 21st century competencies and innovative learning practices. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University.

Dr. Mathilde Celume

Director of Research and Evaluation

Dr. Mathilde Celume is co-founder and Director of Research and Evaluation at Beyond Education. She specialises in differential psychology, group behaviour, and program evaluation. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the University of Paris.

Dr. Haifat Maoulida

Researcher

Dr. Maoulida specializes in Social, Work and Educational Psychology and Psychometrics. From her research, she wishes to shed new light on current societal issues and contribute to their application in the field, what she has already put into practice through program development aimed at improving school climate. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Université de Paris 8.

Matus Kurian

Curriculum Designer

With a decade and a half of experience from classrooms of schools following their national curricula, IB or CIE, involvement in Student Life in boarding schools and setting up the educational program in a leadership academy, Matus continues to be interested in innovation in education and learning. In Beyond Education, he is primarily involved in curriculum design and student engagement. Matus holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Charles University in Prague.

Luis Felipe Martinez

Curriculum Designer

Felipe has several years of experience in teaching, research and quantitative methods
constant interest to learn more. His interests lie in teaching, education research, and the development of 21st century skills. He holds a degree International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with focus on teacher policy, quantitative methods, and action research.

Matej Cacik

Youth Board Member

Matej Cacik is a student at LEAF Academy, an ASSIST scholar of 2019-2020 who is intrigued by sports, politics and solving problems. He has attended several school systems, including Slovak, Austrian and American and would like to apply his observations from these systems on a global scale to help other students like him. In his free time, he likes watching documentaries about political regimes and his favorite book is Start With Why. He believes that with the right work purpose, everything is possible.

Gaétan Paramagamsan

Youth Board Member

Gaétan is a French 12th grader and currently studying at an International High School. Having witnessed how young peers and himself lack valuable skills in everyday life, he looks forward to helping Beyond Education initiative build enriching e-learning programs accessible all around the world.

Maxime Ligeret

Youth Board Member

Maxime is an ambitious and curious high schooler oriented towards either politics or management. Being an avid reader, he accumulated knowledge and insights about current issues in our modern society. He is eager to use these insights to solve the existing challenges.

Manisha Madhukar

Curriculum Designer

Currently pursuing a master's degree in Education and Research at CRI. Manisha worked as an assistant Educator in Berlin, Teacher at Teach For India and Curriculum developer at Camp Diaries, India. She Obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics and Mathematics at Christ University, India.

Lola Mangallon Roudi

Youth Board Member

Lola Mangallon Roudi is a French, 16-year-old student. She wishes to help other students develop their curiosity about the world around us and expand their skills which will contribute to building a 21st-century based on trained and informed new generations.

Dominika Jonekova

Youth Board Member

Dominika is a Slovak student with a great desire to develop herself as a person and hence help the society in general. She dedicates herself to bringing sustainability to everyday life by studying the climate footprint and contributing to this field in many ways. She always seeks going beyond what is learnt at school.

Kamuskay Kamara

Youth Board Member

Kamuskay is a second-year student at the Africa Leadership Academy. He is from Sierra Leone, and he is involved in a range of activities where he uses his platform to engage and inspire young people to envision a better society for all. He also created a campaign to combat drug abuse in his neighborhood. And his dream is to tell the story of children and young people.