Leadership Team


Elisenda Pous is the founder of The Apple Tree School (former Chasik Kindergarten), and has been its director from the beggining, May 2005. She received her pedagogical education in Spain, having two Bachelors from University of Barcelona and Autonomous  University of Barcelona. She continues to be a lifelong learner  continually adding courses and trainings to her professional experience.

At The Apple Tree she is responsible for center operations, leading curriculum development and training, teacher preparation, implementation for all of the programs, quality assurance, marketing and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and new Centers development, supervising a total workforce of approximately 30 employees.

In her time at Chasik Kindergartens oversaw transformational work in changing and enhancing their accreditation process. Under Eli’s leadership, The Apple Tree School experienced record growth, instituted best practices, and created strong relationships with state organizations and, most importantly, with other ECE providers.


Position: Administrator, School Coordinator
Qualification and Training:
 Bachelor Degree in Education: Early Childhood Education, “Step by Step” program (Soros Fund, Kazakhstan), Psychology and Pedagogy training, «Lego Education», «Jolly Phonics», «Kindermusik», Zaytsev Reading and Writing program, Foundations of Socio-emotional skills for kids, IPC training, First Aid Certificate.

I am very happy to work here, at the Apple Tree Almaty International Preschool, because my work brings me joy and fulfillment. As a Program Coordinator, I help our teachers become better facilitators, better communicators, and best education providers by organizing and leading training courses and seminars. I believe that it is very important to help our children grow up and develop in an environment full of love and acceptance. It is important to understand the small world a child lives in, to see the world through his eyes, fell what he feels, talk like he talks… only this way we can truly help a child appreciate himself and help him realize who he is, and who and what he wants to become.

High-quality education takes a lot of time and effort, but the outcomes are rewarding!


Position: Curriculum Coordinator and Teacher 

Qualification and Training:  Msc in Education : Child Development and Education, OXFORD University , Bachelor Degree in Foreign Philology, English Language Linguistics(Kazakhstan, Suleyman Demirel University), Writing for academic Purposes (Oxford) ,Public speaking training (Oxford), Non-verbal communication training (London), Leadership skills training (Almaty)  «Lego Education», «Jolly Phonics», Zaytsev Reading and Writing program, Foundations of Socio-emotional skills for kids, IPC training, First Aid Certificate. 

I am living out my dream of being a teacher and transforming the education in Kazakhstan. It is a truly great happiness to see children growing and developing into passionate, curious, brave explorers, into kind and caring people and into capable, witty, responsible students

My international experience in UK, Japan, Russia brought me to the Apple Tree International School as the school follows an international curriculum and implements a totally different approach in education which indeed develops curiosity and passion for learning in children. I totally support the school vision and approach in education and raising children. I believe that we need to teach our children in such a way that would help them be happy and be able to make our always-changing world a better place 


Position: Curriculum Coordinator, Teacher
Languages: English, Russian, basic level of Chinese & Korean

Qualification and Training:
A degree in Medicine from the University in China, IPC teacher training course, Jolly Phonics teacher training course, Reading A-Z training, Communication workshop training, Foundations of Kindermusik, Lego Education training, First Aid Certificate.


I am happy to work at The Apple Tree International School and to help children develop their full potential. I believe that teaching them to be resilient, respectful, kind, curious is as much important as teaching them academic knowledge and skills.

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