Leonardo Gifted School is partner or member of: ECHA - European Council for High Ability, WCGTC - World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, AERO - Alternative Education Resource Organization, BPLUSA - Big Picture Learning Design USA, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Phychology and Educational Sciences, University of Connecticut - Neag School of Education, Simon Fraser University - Faculty of Education

Board of Trustees

Role of the Trustees

The role of the trustees is primarily a strategic one. The trustees decide the purpose and the overall goals of the school and set a framework for their implementation and achievement. Their key responsibilities are to:

  • Give support to senior leadership and offer advice
  • Agree policies, targets and priorities
  • Monitor and review the performance of the school

Position: voluntary

Critical Friend

The trustees also act, both individually and as a group, as a critical friend to the senior leadership of the school, providing support and challenge by:

  • Giving support and constructive advice
  • Being a sounding board and a second opinion for ideas
  • Seeking information with which to improve proposals
  • Challenging and asking questions

Composition of the Board

The Board consists of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 members. The Board seeks an appropriate balance of parents and other members of the international community with specific skills and experience that will benefit the school. Trustees may serve in office for a normal term of 4 years, with 2 further extensions of 2 years each on re-election by the Board.

Monica Gheorghiu


Monica Gheorghiu. Project Manager, MBA. Woman of the Year 2012 for the Defence and Promotion of Child Rights. Management consultant, freelanceer and social entrepreneur. Graduated an MBA in 2004, with CEU Business School and an Exchange Progam in USA at Weatherhead School of Business.

Sorin Matei


Sorin Matei. Entrepreneur / Trusted Advisor

Gheorghiu Gabriel Horatiu


Gabriel Horatiu Gheorghiu. Practice Manager Expert Services. Oracle Consulting

Florin Munteanu


Florin Munteanu. Doctor of Science, Industrial Engineering; Complexity science specializing in engineering applications, econophysics, geodynamics and environmental policy and the integration of information and communication technology in education. Researcher at the Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy. Founding President of the Center for Complexity Studies – UNESCO center, the main promoter of the paradigm of Complexity in Romania.

Daniela Teodorescu Palade


Daniela Teodorescu Palade. Editor in chief at Avantaje magazine at Ringier Romania

Paul Ardeleanu

Paul Ardeleanu. Ambassador for Gifted children, Public Speaker, now Director of Marketing Deck