Irina Shatalov, Board Member
I grew up in Ukraine and I knew from a very early age that I wanted to work with people. After graduating from high school in Kyiv, I attended The Warsaw University in Poland. This is where I earned my Master’s Degree in Psychology, and my Major in Behavioral Economics. I then began my career, and worked for several European consulting companies as a Human Resources Consultant.
In 2003, I moved back to Ukraine where I continued my education at the Kiev Psychotherapy School. I became a member of the EAP, the European Association of Psychotherapists. I continued to work in consulting and was able to combine my skills to include working as a school counselor.
In 2010, I moved to the United States after I married my husband. I currently work as a supervisor in a company that provides services for the elderly and people with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities. I am also involved with several volunteer projects, and I am a Board Member for the non-profit organization Ukrainians of Colorado.
My journey with Heritage Heights Academy began last year when my son was able to attend Kindergarten. As an active community member, with a background in Human Services, I feel honored that I have been given the chance to lend my advisory skills to Heritage Heights Academy. I feel very strongly about the environment in which our children learn, and that is why I am so excited to be involved in the development of Heritage Heights Academy.
School Committees: Community Outreach (2020-2021)