RossitsaRossitsa was born and raised in Bulgaria. She attended St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia University where she has earned both an MA in Bulgarian Language and Literature and also an MA in Cultural Studies. She began her professional career at the International Children’s Creativity Foundation (1998-2003) where the main focus was the establishment of the International Children’s Creativity Educational Centre to serve children of the international community in Sofia. For the past 10 years, Rossitsa has been in Anglo American School of Sofia, an IB World School, where she has had many opportunities for personal professional growth through the IB, ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and CEESA (Central and Eastern European Schools Association). She has taught students of all ages from 5-18 (Kindergarten – Grade 12). She has also done courses and attended conferences with Understanding by Design (who work closely with the IB), and also with the International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education. She has taught Bulgarian mother tongue (Language A) to students of all ages; a Bulgarian Cultural Studies (Kg -Gr.8) programme that she designed; Bulgarian as a Foreign Language for middle school students; and IB Diploma Language A. She is also very involved in the school’s Service Learning Program in the local community.

Rossitsa has also been invited to share her IB Language A experience and practice with colleagues at various regional workshops and conferences. Though her life and career have been based in Bulgaria, she describes herself as ‘international’ and ‘global’ having attended conferences in 20 countries where she has met many great educators. She has also supervised numerous IB Extended Essays on themes relating to Bulgarian language, literature, culture and history.