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The Board

A new Board was elected at the 2019 Annual Conference.

The Board serves for two years.

The LATE Board 2019-21

Inga Linde is a CELTA and MSc in TESOL and CALL (University of Stirling, Scotland) qualified English language teacher.

Inga has been teaching for more than 30 years and is a certified mentor. She works at Ulbroka Secondary School and Riga Teika Secondary School. Inga is a consultant at the Advisory Board of Education and Information Services of Riga City.



Robert Buckmaster, MEd in E-Learning [Distinction], is a freelance trainer, project manager, materials writer, and independent language auditor.

His websites are here and here.


Nora Kalnača has been teaching English since 1998, both for schoolchildren and adults. She has a Bachelor's degree in English Linguistics and a Masters Degree in Education Management. She has been involved in the correction of the Centralised Exams of English for several years and represents the aims of LATE in ECML in Austria.  Ina Ina Andiņa is the English language teacher at Janis Cimze Valka Gymnasium. She has been teaching English for 29 years. She has been the school methods group leader for 13 years. She is a certified mentor, mentor trainer, course book reviewer, as well as an off-site methodologist with the Ministry of Education, National Curriculum Board. She was an assessor of the 12th year English exam written part for 17 years. Her articles are published in a brochure ''The New Teacher: Reflections and Suggestions for the Present –day Teacher”. She is an alumni of International Visitor Leadership (USA) programme ''Using Culture to Teach ESL and Foreign Language in the U.S. a Single Country Project for Latvia''.
Laima Laima Takere has been teaching English at Riga Secondary School No.49 since 1995. She graduated from the University of Latvia, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art as a teacher of English language and literature, and has a Master's degree in pedagogy. She is also a certified mentor and the leader of the foreign language methodological department at her school. Irina Irina Griiņevska holds a master's degree in Pedagogy and in Economics. She has been working as an EFL teacher since 1997. She teaches at Riga Secondary School 34. In the last years, she has specialised in content and language integrated teaching (CLIL), designing integrated programmes and materials, managing Erasmus + projects. She has participated and presented in both international and national conferences.


Indra Indra Kalniņa, Kurzeme regional coordinator, has been teaching at school for 43 years. She works in Zenta Mauriņa Grobiņa, a regional secondary schoool, and Liepāja University and is in close contact with in-service teachers and students whose wish is to become a teacher of English. In her long teaching career she has been English language teachers' methods group leader, a mentor, an international project coordinator and a Fulbright scholar in the U.S.A. Ilona Ustinova, Regional Coordinator, has been teaching English for 30 years. She works in Rainis Daugavpils Secondary School No.6; at Daugavpils City Education Department as the English language methodologist. She has been Daugavpils English language teachers' methods group leader for 20 years. She is a teacher-trainer. Since 2005 she has been involved in CLIL programme (teaching different subjects in English). She is an alumni of International Visitor Leadership (USA) programme ''Using Culture to Teach ESL and Foreign Language in the U.S. a Single Country Project for Latvia''. She has a Diploma in English language and MA in English Philology.
Aija Aija Gudza has been working in Riga Centre Humanitarian Secondary School for 10 years as an English language teacher. For the last 3 years she has been in charge of the Foreign Language Department of the school. Apart from that, she has been responsible for preparing her students for both - state and international exams.

LATE Board 2017-19

President: Inga Linde

Vice President: Robert Buckmaster

Nadezda Polianovica

Nora Kalnača

Ingūna Melne

Sandra Nore

Ina Andiņa

Ilona Ustinova

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