A city professional with 20 years experience of working for financial services and legal clients. Jana has been associated with Czech School since 2013 and joined as a Governor in 2018, becoming Chair of Governors in 2019. Jana has helped lead the management team through the recent challenges and is focused, with the rest of the Governors, in not only ensuring that the School continues to be successful in its teaching aspirations, but also as a hub for the local Czech community.


Lucie is a Bafta-nominated film and TV producer. She is a co-founder of the Czech School Without Borders, London. Lucie has been involved in the organisation’s Board of Governors since its establishment in December 2009 as Chair of Governors (2009-2015), Co-chair (2015-2016) and currently Treasurer (from 2017). In 2016-17 Lucie became the school’s Acting Head.

Dasa Kraft

DÁŠA KRAFT/ Founder, Secretary

Dasa graduated from Charles University in Prague with a teaching degree before attaining a business degree, which brought her to her current profession – managing education for IBM employees across Europe.She became a CSWB in London parent when the school was first founded. Her older daughter was one of the first graduates of the school and her second daughter is close to this milestone. Czech language, culture and heritage have always been important to Dasa and she is delighted that her daughters, also thanks to the Czech school, found ways to appreciate them as well.
Besides being a Board member Dasa also volunteers as a librarian and occasionally jumps in to run the Czech school choir.


Kazi was born in Prague and came to the UK as a student in 2005. She completed her professional studies in London and since then has worked as an architect in various practices designing residential, cultural and educational projects.  
Kazi is a mother of two daughters who have attended CSWB since preschool. She believes that a bilingual upbringing is one of the best gifts parents can give their children. Kazi is an enthusiastic runner and practices yoga as much as time allows.


Simona has lived in the UK since 2004 and is an experienced local government officer having worked in a variety of roles in social care and housing for both Islington and Haringey Councils. Simona has two girls in Czech School and joined the Governors in 2022. Simona volunteered to become a Governor so she can help Czech School continue to be an excellent environment for supporting and developing Czech language and culture for young people.


Isabella was born in London and was one of the first graduates of the Czech School Without Borders. After completing her 10-year studies, she continued to attend Saturday sessions as a volunteer teaching assistant in years 2 and 3, also helping out at events like Mikulas. She hopes to use her experience as a student to contribute a unique perspective to the workings of the school. She enjoys teaching bilingual children and is keen to foster a supportive multicultural and multigenerational community through learning and music. 
She is currently studying geography at the University of Oxford, while also cooperating with members of Charles University in Prague on a project concerning the return contributions of the Czech diaspora to the Czech Republic. 


Jarmila graduated from University of Jan Evangelisty Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem with a Masters degree in Environmental sciences. Jarmila came to the UK in 2003 as a Erasmus student and after completing her studies in the Czech Republic she returned in 2004. Since then has worked in the education sector in various roles. Jarmila is the mother of one who attends CSWB. Bilingual education is very important to her. Jarmila is a keen cyclist and loves travelling and outdoor activities.


Klára has lived in England for nearly 20 years. After graduating from Prague university with a degree in Finance and Accountancy, her career path shifted towards project management and operations. Klara is passionate about giving back to the Czech community and joined the board of governors at the Czech School Without Borders in late 2023. Her daughter has thrived at the school for the past four years. In her free time, Klara enjoys reading, exploring new destinations through travel, and staying active through exercise.


Magda is a sociologist. She has been living in London since winter 2014.  At Czech School Without Borders she has a little daughter in year 0.  She has joined the board as a governor in 2024 out of her love for the school and Czech community.  When she is not busy doing her research or taking care of her family, she enjoys reading, the arts, and is currently learning how to sew.     


Jakub Pachanský/ Consultant, Schoolgem