Suzy Manuela PRAJEA - Curriculum Vitae
Current Position Math teacher at Colegiul National Traian, grades 5-8 & 9-12
Past Positions 1990-1999 Math teacher at Colegiul National Gh. Titeica
1999-2001 School Inspector
2001-2017 Math teacher/Principal at Colegiul National Traian
Education, Qualification & Professional Degrees
1986-1990 Faculty of Mathematics, West University of Timisoara, Bachelor Average: 10.00
1993 -2010 Teacher degree exam III, II, I-average 10.00
1999-2007 Scientific title of Ph.D. in Mathematics, West University of Timisoara
2014-2016 Engineering and Quality Management, University of Craiova
Awards, Prizes, and Grants
Top50 Finalist Global Teacher Prize 2015
Varkey Teacher Ambassador 2015, UAE
Global e-Innovation Award- 2017, India
Qudwa 2017 Fellow of the Global Teachers’ Forum 2017, UAE
Leader of the Winner Team PISA4U- The Online School Improvement”, OECD, Paris, 2017
Global Math Project Ambassador, Mathematical Association of America, 2016
Microsoft Innovative Educator EXPERT 2016-2017, 2017-2018 ,Microsoft Master Trainer, USA
Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, 2011, USA
Honeywell Educator @ Space Wings Academy”, Huntsville, Alabama, 2012, USA
Merit Certificate EUROSCOLA Day, 2004, 2006, 2008, European Parliament
Volunteer International Mathematical Olympiad “Formula of Unity/The Third Millennium/ Formula de Integro”, International Foundation for Charity in Mathematics “Leonhard Euler”, since 2014
The merit for education” as “Knight”, 2004, awarded by the Romanian President
Merit Diploma, Excellence Diploma, Performance Management, Gh.Lazar Diploma first class, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, Minister of Education, Romania
Foreign Policy Prize: 100 people who move Romania, winner 2016, section Education, Romania
Excellence Diploma & Gold Medal, Parents National Federation, 2005
Romanian Mathematics Society Diploma, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
Teacher of the 2013 year, Romanian Mathematics Society
Member of the Directors Council of Romanian Mathematics Society 2012-2018/ of the central board of Romanian National Mathematics Olympiad, 2002-2014/ of the central board regarding the junior’s mathematics team selection for Balkan Mathematics Olympiad, 2006, 2009, 2012
I'm a teacher from over 27 years, I have prepared students to excel in mathematics by winning competitions or by getting very high marks in their graduation exams, some of them were accepted by prestigious universities as Harvard and Princeton. Through my students, I brought into my community 77 international, 139 national and over 600 regional or county prizes.
In the last 5 years, I have implemented cutting-edge contemporary issues from Business, Industry, Medicine or Science in my mathematical classes during my Space Invaders program, a STEM program that I created to captivate my students to learn better and expand their experience in the applied mathematics.
In classrooms, my method focuses on developing more thinking, reasoning, and creativity rather than following the prevailing technique of learning and repeating theoretical concepts.
I shared my teaching approach by contributing to over 40-course books, I am a member of the national curriculum board and recently I started to share my teaching ideas as TEDx speaker.