Aladin Baljak is from the United States but has been living and working for many years in Croatia, Turkey and Hungary besides some other countries.
He has teaching certificates in History and Social Studies in New York and Massachusetts. Moreover, he obtained BA degree in History, Geography and International Relations at the University of Massachusetts, and MA degree in International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He completed many different seminars in Cambridge program.
Besides many years of teaching Social Studies in the United States, he has four years of teaching experience at MEF International School in Izmir, Turkey, where he has been teaching History Geography, Humanities, English and Global Perspectives. This school is fully accredited by Cambridge International Examinations and he has experience teaching both IGCSE and AS/A levels. Moreover, he has experience of teaching History and Geography at high school level in Croatia.
Along with teaching, he is very much interested in supporting and participating in after-school programs. He has been playing basketball semi-professionally for many years and has many years of coaching experience with all age levels. He has been coaching younger age players in community basketball team in Croatia. In his previous schools he was coaching basketball, football, and also worked as MUN director. Moreover, he is certified lifeguard and have years of experience working as a swim instructor in the United States. Finally, he is rock-climbing instructor and have worked in rock climbing gyms and summer camps.
Aladin has a great interest in reading and writing and he is published author with the book about ethnic conflict in Bosnia. Moreover, he is very passionate follower of current socio-political issues around the world and his experience of diverse cultures is another strength that he can share it with the students.
Aladin’s international background, knowledge and experience of living, working and studying for many years in United States, Central-Eastern Europe and in Turkey makes him very valuable and interesting educator that can help students learn better and faster. He can be a great asset to school and could enrich it with the variety of his international experience. His flexibility with languages and cultures enables him to connect well with all variety of students.