Angela_Hasheva_Profile_PictureAngela Hasheva

“To me the establishment of the Bulgarian School of Seattle is a great opportunity to meet Bulgarian children at any age as well as their families living in Seattle.  Teaching Bulgarian language helps me to continue learning both ways to and from the children who are my consciousness. I am blessed to be part this privileged position.”

       Angela Hasheva lives in the United States since year of 2000. She graduated from Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Kiril and Metodii”, Major French Studies and Bulgarian Language. Prior to arriving to USA Angela had 6 years of teaching experience in Bulgaria. During all those 14 years living in the States she works as a teacher in the American public school system. Since 2011 she established and became the principle of the First Bulgarian School in Seattle, Washington. She loves teaching. Angela also loves literature, cinema and art world wide. She has very bright and positive personality, great sense of humor, and incredible capability to care for everyone and everything.


Vanya_Giragosian_Profile_PictureVanya Guiragossian

“Working with children is not only one of my favorite activities, but it is an inspiration. My goal is not only to teach them to read and write correct Bulgarian language, but also to inspire them to love the Bulgarian literature and history and the reading itself, because reading is love and it`s worth for life.“

       Vanya Guiragossian lives in the USA since year of 2008. She graduated at Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Major Bulgarian Studies. A year later she successfully completed her second major in Bulgarian Ethnology. Vanya had two years of experience teaching Bulgarian Language and Literature in Bulgaria (grades 5th, 6th and 7th). Since 2009 she works with children at a preschool age. She loves to travel. She loves the Sea. She loves to read at her leisure time classic and modern literature.


Veneta_Karamfilova_Profile_PictureVeneta Karamfilova

“I am glad to be part of the Bulgarian School of Seattle. I am pleased and satisfied that I have the opportunity to follow my dream.” 

“Teaching others helps you learn!”

       Veneta Karamfilova lives in the USA since year of 2006. She graduated master degree at Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Major Bulgarian Studies. Later on she received additional qualification at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”as an Educational Manager. Veneta had fifteen years of experience as a teacher at Elementary school in Bulgaria. In America she continues her work with children. Veneta has balanced personality, and great sense of humor. She has excellent ability to manage children`s behavior in any situation. She loves teaching and literature. She also loves traveling, cinema and art.


Maya_Mincheva_Profile_PictureMaya Mincheva

“There are three things that adults should always keep in mind: to be happy for no reason, to keep themselves always busy, and to pursue their wish.”  Paulu Koelju

       Maya Mincheva is an ancestral teacher with parents fully dedicated into their profession. She graduated from Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Kiril and Metodii”, Major Russian Studies. She had 10 years of teaching experience, prior to become a Mayor in her birth town. She loves working with young people. She loves to explore children`s purity and curiosity. It’s real pleasure for her to work with and for them. Maya loves to paint and spread gently the beauty all around her.


Totka Zhekova

“I am happy to work and teach at Bulgarian School of Seattle because being fluent in more languages is wealth.”

Totka Zhekova lives in the United States since 2001. She has graduated with a Master Degree in Pedagogy from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. She has worked as teacher for 19 years in Bulgaria. She is teaching in Kinder Care Education various age groups of students since she moved to the United States. She enjoys working with kids and the challenge to help them develop as people. She is excited to see her students advance in their studies. That brings joy to her work experience. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and travel.


Angela Hasheva – Founder and Principal
Rayna Dechkova – Administrator
Zornitza Shomev – Admissions advisor
Jeanette R. Woodworth, EA – Accounting