CEO, Ari Pokka
CEO, Mr. Ari Pokka is worldwide known principal and education policy maker. He has led two of the biggest senior High Schools in Finland. As a school leader his career is 25 years. Ari has also been The President of Finnish Association of Principals and International Confederation of Principals. During his long career Ari has worked numerous educational bodies in Finland and abroad. His last working experience was Head of Development in First Finnish Senior High School in Doha Qatar.
Currently Ari is working in Romania, Ukraine and China in school level and ministry advisor.
Ari is an author of well-known book: TOP Class — Finnish School leadership and Management. During 2021 Top Class has been published in China. He is now working in several countries as education advisor.
Top Class will be published in Romania at 2022
Chief Expert Pasi Reinikainen
Chief Expert, Dr. Pasi Reinikainen has worked for over 20 years in education evaluation, policymaking, research and national education reforms. He has held various leading positions in Finland. As a Secretary-General of the Finnish Education Evaluation Council he was responsible of evaluaton of all the levels of education, from early support and care, fhrough primary- and secondary education including VET to adults’ liberal education. He has also worked as a Chief consultant of Public Education Evaluation Commission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the EU’s Resident Twinning Advisor in Egypt and as Leading International Expert in Teacher Standards Development in Jordan. Nowadays, he is working as an advisor of Ukrainian school reform. Dr. Pasi has also worked with the OECD, in the EU and the EC.
Dr. Pasi’s work has been awarded by many national and international bodies, for example, FERA and IEA’s Bruce H. Choppin Memorial Award 2008. He has written more than 70 publications, worked as a chief editor and editorial board member of many scientific journals and publication series and been an invited keynote speaker at various international conferences.
Chief Expert Jarkko Lampiselkä
Dr. Lampiselkä is an expert in teacher training. He has long experience in teacher training in the University of Helsinki, where he was trained both pre-and in-service teachers from primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Also, he has many year experience in-service training of teachers and principals in Ukraine, in-service teacher training in Morocco, and in-service teacher training of Russian, Kazakhstanian teachers in Finland. He is also the Director of Päijät-Häme Region STEM Education Center. The Center has organized
numerous informal learning activities in STEM subjects including summer camps, science exhibitions, science fairs, science clubs and special courses for talented students. For example, since 2018 the Centre has organized over 200 school visit and over 100 other activities which have collected more than 4000 student visitors, over 500 teachers and hundreds of parents and other stakeholders.
Dr. Lampiselkä is an expert in evaluation. Among others, he works in Finnish Matriculation Examination Board in Chemistry Division as evaluation expert and has worked in European Commission as an evaluator in the FP7 Call in the Area of “Science in Society” in 2009. Dr. Lampiselkä has been the Finnish representative in European Commission Expert Group on evaluating science education in Europe (Eurydice) in 2006.
Dr. Lampiselkä is an expert in educational research. He has published several papers in referred academic journals, he has been editor in scientific proceedings, and supervised both the Master and PhD level thesis. Lampiselkä has worked in many EU funded projects and collected research funds ca. 1.5 million euro in ten years. Moreover, he has worked in ESERA (European Science Education Research Association) executive board 2012 — 2015 and the president of the ESERA 2015 conference.