Andrea Bruno, Svjetlana Ducharme, Jelena Erceg, Irena Matulic, Biserka Ralic, Irena Stanic Rasin
School Director: Irena Stanic Rasin
Administrative Director: Irena Matulic
Assistant Director of Adult Education: Biserka Ralic
Assistant Director of Children’s Education: Andrea Bruno
Teachers: Andrea Bruno, Tamara Hrga, Biserka Ralic
Andrea Bruno – Teacher
Andrea was born and raised in Split. She obtained her M.A. in Croatian Culture and Philosophy at Zagreb University. Prior to her move to Boston in 2013, she taught at the American International School of Zagreb. Currently, she is completing a Massachusetts Teaching License for English Language Learners. Her two daughters are students at our school.
Tamara Hrga – Teacher
Tamara was born and raised in Split, Croatia where she attended elementary, high school, and college. She has a degree from Faculty of Philosophy in early education. Before she moved to the USA in 2014, she worked as a teacher in several different settings, including Montessori and Waldorf programs. Tamara in currently working on getting her master's degree in psychology from Cambridge College and creating a curriculum for the education department.
Irena Matulić – Co-founder; Administrative Director
Irena is an architect by profession (she holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Boston Architecture College.) Her teaching experience includes teaching at Boston Architectural College. Irena was born in Split, Croatia and both her parents are from the island of Brač. She studied architecture at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Irena lived in Sukošan near Zadar, Croatia and in Salzburg, Austria. She has been living in Boston since 1994 with her husband and two children, both involved at the CSB.
Biserka Ralić – Teacher
Biserka holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Boston College. She speaks several languages and has over thirty years of experience in interpreting. At the CSB, which she helped pilot in 2007, she teaches the Croatian language for teens.
Irena Stanić Rašin – Co-founder; School Director; Teacher
Irena was born and raised in Croatia, where she obtained her M.A. in English and Italian. She has been living in the U.S. for 25 years. She is a member of the Croatian folk band “Pajdashi”. In 2007 she received George P. Faulkner Annual Citizens Award for Outstanding Service to Youth by Arlington Boys and Girls Club. Irena also writes children’s poetry and prose. Her first book A da se to dogodi tebi: Priručnik za odrastanje, co-authored with psychologist Latinka Basara, was published in Croatia in 2014. Based on the expert opinion issued by the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency, the book has received a recommendation from the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports “for use by students, parents and teachers as a handbook for growing up, in addressing themes dealing with issues of children and youth in their formative years”. The book was included on the Croatian Library Association “Good Book List” for 2014. Irena's third book When Hen Was on Her Way to Market is an adaptation of a Croatian nursery rhyme. Irena is the mother of one former and two current CSB students.