• Serbian language and literature teacher

Zvezdana Kovačević

Professor of Serbian language and literature, Zvezdana Kovačević, graduated from the Department of Serbian Literature with South Slavic Literatures at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She gained work experience in high schools, teaching Serbian to foreigners, and as a mentor for stage speech and voice technique at a drama school. Her specific areas of research and interest are 20th-century literature and the syntax of the Serbian language. At the Contemporary Gymnasium, Zvezdana wants to show students the conversational power of literature, so that, in conjunction with the culture of expression, they develop critical and logical thinking under the auspices of creativity. She believes that the teaching of Serbian language and literature is key to fostering a culture of dialogue, reflected in a polemical prism. She spends her free time walking, flipping through books, and lamenting over Belgrade.

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.