Grethen Tiits

Grethen was born and raised in Pärnu, Estonia. As a little girl, she already knew she wanted to be a teacher like her mother and after a close family member was found to be on the Autism Spectrum, her interests shifted towards special education. She received her BA in Special Education from the University of Tartu in 2014 and her MA (Cum Laude) in Special Education and Counselling from Tallinn University in 2016. During her studies, she also joined the Erasmus+ Student Exchange Programme and studied Special Educational Needs and Inclusion at the University of Northampton in the UK for one academic year.
Grethen has previously worked at a local school for students with special educational needs where she gained extensive experience working with students on the Autism Spectrum, with ADHD and with emotional and behavioral difficulties. As a special education specialist on a rehabilitation team at a medical facility, she gained valuable experience working with individuals with various other special needs.
Grethen believes strongly in inclusive education and equal opportunities for all learners. She is passionate about collaborating with the students, their parents and teaching staff to ensure that all students can be successful in their learning. Grethen is certain that the quality of inclusive education at ISE could be a leading example for all Estonian schools.
This school year is Grethen’s fifth year being a member of the ISE family.
In her free time, Grethen enjoys singing in choirs, reading and spending time outdoors.

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