• Serbian Language and Literature teacher

Zorana Putniković

A Serbian Language and Literature teacher, Zorana Putniković graduated from University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Philology. She acquired experience and skills teaching in several primary and secondary schools in Belgrade and Vojvodina. She was a mentor on the project Equal Opportunities for the Education of Girls in Serbia, helping female students from marginalised categories to improve their academic performance.

As a Serbian Language and Literature teacher at Savremena Gimnazija, Zorana strives to develop a love of reading in her students, to point out the importance of speaking correctly and articulately, and especially the importance of critical thinking, analysis and evaluation. In her classes, technology and reading are not mutually exclusive; instead, technology is a modern and creative means to help one experience and immerse themselves more fully into literary works.

She spends her free time with friends, and enjoys travelling, being outdoors, good books, movies and plays.

I am extremely pleased and proud to be the parent of a Savremena student. During my first encounter with the school management, when I asked about my child’s potential enrolment, I saw how much love, enthusiasm and professionalism you put in your work. I was impressed by your approach, ideas and methods. I couldn’t believe something like this existed in our country! It doesn’t take long to realise that this is a school you would recommend to everyone. Creativity, modern technology, top-quality education, and most of all, the humaneness that can be seen throughout the school, make it truly different and worthy of its name – Savremena Gimnazija. With such an approach, the success of this school and, consequently, our children’s success, is unavoidable. Congratulations! Jelena Đorđević, Andrija’s mum
Contemporary in any sense of the word, our school offers functional knowledge and quality preparation for tertiary education in Serbia and abroad. Implementing modern and creative teaching in the classroom, where the teachers’ pedagogy and students’ performance are aligned with the highest academic standards for the high-school finals, our school develops linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, cultural, technical and ICT competence, which is a prerequisite for further education and professional development. Teaching is supported by the interactive whiteboards and educational software, whereas practice exercises research and critical thinking.