Our team is built from experienced and motivated Education Specialists who are committed and forward thinking. We are dedicated to deliver the best available solutions based on Finnish pedagogy. The back office team is here to support and to enable our projects to be carried out with excellence!
Senior ECEC Manager
Mira is an experienced Early Childhood Education Manager, who has been a manager and owner of a private kindergarten for 18 years. She is particularly interested in the implementation of the Finnish early childhood pedagogy and methodology and curriculum development.
Senior ECEC Specialist
Laura graduated from University of Helsinki with ECEC Teacher qualification in 2011 and has since been teaching in different Finnish Daycare Centres in Finland. Her work experience includes projects in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as working in reputable Finnish educational NGOs such as Operation A Day’s Work Finland and The Summer High School Association. In 2015 she finished her MA studies in University of Oulu with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Laura's professional interests include early years pedagogy, positive pedagogy, capacity building and global education.
Senior primary education specialist
Annika Nieminen graduated from University of Jyväskylä, Finland with Master of Arts degree in general history in 2013. Alongside history, political science and economics she studied multidisciplinary school subject studies and pedagogy. Since her graduation, Annika has been working as a class teacher. Alongside her work in Finnish primary schools, Annika’s work experience includes working in France as a primary school assistant teacher, CLIL teaching and learning in a Finnish primary school as well as several teacher training projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Annika was curriculum developer and teacher trainer in Myanmar Mobile Education in Yangon, Myanmar in summer 2018. Annika’s interests are media literacy skills teaching and learning, cross-curriculum learning, language awareness in teaching, multicultural capacity building and global education.
Elli has an MA of Arts in Education with specialisation in Special needs education and Early childhood education. I addition she possesses a Certificate in Education governance from the National Board of Education in Finland. She has completed studies in Human rights in University of Taipei, Taiwan and Futurology studies in the Netherlands. Elli has a strong background in education export and development as well as in education in emergencies. She has worked in over ten countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In addition, she is experienced in working with people in fragile situations and double jeopardy positions, such as unaccompanied refugee youth and disabled people.
Hanna's mission is to design optimal service experiences that take a customer centric and holistic view on the issues Huippu Education is trying to solve. Customer centric approach is maintained by gaining a solid understanding on the customer personas and the challenges they have. Smooth processes and continuous product development ensures that Huippu Education can deliver the best possible solutions for its customers. Hanna is also a marketing professional, concentrated in digital channels and content marketing at Prami Growth Agency.
Senior Education Consultant, CEO
With master of arts degree in home economics, special needs education and adult education, Laura has a strong academic knowledge in education. Having toured the globe running several international project within education she also has the practical side covered. Driven and motivated by the ideology of changing the world child by child by quality education, her mission is clear - Huippu Education aims to bring effective education, child-centred approach and customised services for enabling teachers to deliver their precious and highly important work.