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The children in each of our classes are supported every day by three teachers, each responsible for a different pedagogical aspect: bilingualism (Italian/English), the Montessori method and the Workshop. This set up promotes individual work and work in small groups, careful observation and perfecting individual projects.


Silvia Troilo

Silvia has a degree in Primary School sciences, a master in pedagogy and a specialization in the Montessori teaching method for 6-11 year olds. Silvia has always been passionate about pedagogy and before going into full time teaching, she worked in different educational and research projects. During her studies Silvia acquired a vast experience also in the business environment. Silvia is the Manager of My Child pre-school.

Alessandra Lietti

Alessandra has a degree in natural sciences and diplomas in professional and social teaching. She did a training course on zoo anthropology with SIUA. She is now specializing in educational robotics. At My School she takes care of the Outdoor Education and the teaching of the STEM disciplines.

Anna Pagani

Anna has a degree in Educational Sciences at the Milan Bicocca University. She has a specialist degree in pedagogic counseling and educational research with this university. Anna has a diploma for the differentiated teaching of the Montessori method for the age ranges 0-3 and 3-6.

Cathryn Susan Lillico

English Mother tongue teacher. Cathryn has a degree in pedagogy from the University of Edinburgh and she has many years of English teaching experience both in private and public schools.

Chiara Gervasini

After having been coordinator of preschools in the province of Varese, Chiara is a certified Closlieu Praticien: she takes care of the creative painting activities in the school’s Arno Stern Atelier.

Danute Ereminaite

Danute Ereminaite, a passionate musician, is an opera singer and choir director. She studied at the Kaunas Conservatory in Lithuania, in Germany and at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, becoming a music teacher for children and young people. She is multilingual and pursues an approach in her work that combines the best of different pedagogical philosophies.

Elisa Zafarana

Elisa spent some time in the US where she attended the LDS Business College (Salt Lake City, UT). She has worked as an English teacher in different schools around Como (nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools). She is enrolled in an educational sciences course at the Guglielmo Marconi University of Rome. She is calm and creative and the children love her science, art and cooking workshops.

Francesca Anzalone

Francesca has a degree in Educational Sciences at the Milan Bicocca University. She manages the creative atelier where old things come back to life by reusing and redefining clean waste material, respecting the object, the environment and the people.

Sabrina Cappelletti

Sabrina is a certified Montessori teacher with more than 25 years of experience at the Montessori Casa dei Bambini in Como. As she puts it:”I’ve been raised by bread and Montessori”.

Suzy Littlewood

Suzy is an English mother tongue teacher. She has a degree in pedagogy with the Trent Polytechnic of Nottingham, UK and a specialisation diploma for Montessori teaching for the 3-6 year age group.

Alessandra Milani - Director

Thirty years of her life between the USA and Japan mainly in the field of the research, first in veterinary medicine and later in education. She starts her activity in the educational area as a teacher, then consolidates her expertise as an educational manager at several international bilingual schools of excellence. Over the years, she has carried out a broad range of advisory activities, led seminars and workshops, and published a book with one of Japan's leading publishing houses in which she argues for the need to renew educational action on the basis of the principles of learner-centred education. She was the creator, then the founder and director, in Tokyo, of an Italian language and culture programme for children in pre-school and primary school, aimed at the Italian-Japanese community.

Amministrazione e Segreteria

Elisabetta Masini

Bachelor in Marketing and Business Communications; Elisabetta has a specialized degree in Economic Sciences and a master in Project Management at the EAE Business School of Barcelona. Elisabetta worked at the USI Institute for Business Research (IRE) and later as manager and administrative director at the San Benedetto Foundation in Lugano. For the San Benedetto Foundation Elisabetta managed the preschool, primary, and middle schools as well as dedicating herself to the management of a nursery for a few years. For the teachers’ union Elisabetta collaborated with the Ticino Christian Social Organization (OCST). Since the autumn 2019 Elisabetta works as an organisational consultant at My School Ticino and she is currently the Administrative Director of the Medacta For Life Foundation .

Laure Maridort

With a Diploma in foreign languages and literatire Laure came to My School Ticino following work experenience in Medacta SA . She is a young asset and always cheerful she supports the school and front offices and the management.

Manuela Ciccone

Manuela has got solid experience as Executive & Office Assistant. She works in the administration department, front office and is in charge of Mastercom System, manages supply and sponsoring and gives support to the company’s communication department. She manages the office for My Languages language school and gives support to the school management.

Marta Brusa

After her degree in law, Marta followed a basic accounting course at the Lugano Business School. Marta has experience as administrative and executive assistant. At My School Marta works as secretary, in the front office and gives precious administrative help to the school management in various ways.

Siria Chiesa

Siria has a degree in Modern Literature as well as in Psychological Sciences at the Milan Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University. She has a master in Training Trainers and has attended specialization courses in perinatal psychology and educational psychology. Since 2003 Siria has worked in training, HR coordination and has organized and managed art and charity projects. She now works as Communication Manager for My School Ticino.

Support staff

Alessandro Bressan

Alessandro is our handyman. He keeps our My Town village in order, mends, repairs, removes, builds: there is nothing he cannot fix! Whenever something gets broken the children say:”thank goodness there’s Ale!”

Loretana Muscio

Her daily job is to disinfect, tidy and clean the school environment where children and teachers alike spend their school day. All the objects and furniture need her precious daily care.

Monica Caldirola

Her daily job is to disinfect, tidy up and clean the school environment where children and teachers alike spend their school day. All the objects and furniture need her precious daily care.

Oreste Tranchini

He is the driver of the school bus and has driven vans and cross country vehicles since his days in military service. When he is not at the wheel he helps out wherever necessary. He is particularly fond of bees and his motto is “ long live the Queen” !

Raquel Bravo Pasqua

Her daily job is to disinfect, tidy up and clean the school environment where children and teachers alike spend their school day at the nursery. All the objects and furniture need her precious daily care.

Sonia Bonetti

Her daily job is to disinfect, tidy up and clean the school environment where children and teachers alike spend their school day. All the objects and furniture need her precious daily care.

Kitchen crew

Chef Nicola

A chef with extensive experience he gained his diplima at the Hospitality Institute in Chiavenna. He then widened his exreience learking specific techniques of preparation in different countries. He has worked in kitchens in Switzerland, Italy, France, London and all over the world. He cooks balanced and delicious meals for the children ( and teachers ) with grace and flair.

Chef Matteo

Matteo got his diploma from the Hospitality College “De Filippi” in Varese. He worked for many different restaurants, hotels and delicatessens both in Italy and Switzerland. He joined Nicola in the kitchen in 2019 and prepares the daily meals for the children and school staff.

Cinzia Mancuso

E’ impegnata quotidianamente nel preparare i pasti per i bambini e nel dare una mano alle sezioni durante il pranzo. Risorsa di grande valore, fa parte della brigata di cucina.

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