Ruxandra Mercea has been the director of Transylvania College for the past seven years, she is one of the founders of Asociația Wellbeing Institute, and she is mother to four children. Ruxandra is a facilitator of the Leader in Me process in Romania and she has been invited to speak at various national and international conferences. She believes that change and transformation in education come from within each school.
Together with the leadership team, she creates educational strategies in the school she leads, which shift classical paradigms. The school’s philosophy is based on four fundamental directions: academic, wellbeing, global education, and leadership. Ruxandra hopes that more and more schools in the country will realize that they have the capacity to change for the benefit of the children.
“I believe in the teachers’ and the youth’s power to influence the communities where they grow up and develop. When each person discovers their voice and trusts that they will find support in the others, the whole community changes.”
Ciprian Ghișa is a history teacher with 18 years of teaching experience. He is the director of the Romanian line at Transylvania College in Cluj-Napoca, a university lecturer at the Babeș-Bolyai University, a Cambridge Exams Officer, and father to three children.
In 2016 he became accredited by the Department for Education in the U.K. as an inspector of international British schools; he is the only inspector in this capacity with a nationality different from British, who is accredited to monitor the activity of international British schools around the world that seek to undergo the accreditation process. Ciprian is also a facilitator of the Leader in Me process in Romania, and a founding member of Asociația Wellbeing Institute.