Contact information for the Finnish Basic Education Unit

Contact information for the Finnish basic education unit have been listed according to the services. The schools' contact information is found at the website of each school. The list of all the comprehensive schools in Espoo can be found here.

Director of Basic Education

Juha Nurmi

Director of Basic Education050 372 5852

Superintendents of schools

Leena Lakovaara

Superintendent of Schools (Espoonlahti)043 825 5102

Kaisa Alaviiri

Superintendent of Schools (Central and Northern Espoo)043 825 4965

Kari Kotiniemi

Superintendent of Schools (Leppävaara)050 525 3687

Sariminna Solala

Superintendent of Schools (Matinkylä-Olari and Tapiola)043 825 4966

Management support and communications

Kirsi Antikainen

Secretary040 198 6343

Secretary of  the Director of Basic Education, arrangements for the professional development courses of teachers and principals.

Petra Bilund

Secretary040 639 4167

Secretary of the Superintendents of Shcools

Venla Valkama

Education planner040 636 9459

Marika Tuominen

Communications specialist040 639 4362

Education Support

Special education services

School transportation

School transportation and transportation benefits

Afternoon activities

Guidance and applications for afternoon activities

Miia Loisa-Turunen

Education Support Manager050 325 3252

Jaana Jortikka

Secretary040 505 2953

Elina Grönroos

Coordinator040 639 3006

Afternoon activities

Outi Karpasuo

Coordinator043 825 5541

Morning, afternoon and holiday care for disabled and autistic children

Mona Feodoroff

Coordinator040 522 3342

Afternoon activities, special aids

Erika Krusius

Afternoon Activities Planner

Marjo Backström

Coordinator09 816 24000

School transportation and transportation benefits

Merja Mäkinen

Education planner

Special education services

Sini Mäkäräinen


Special education services

Janette Aho

Education planner

Special education services

Hannamari Salkola

Project coordinator040 636 9195

Tarja Heiskanen

Project coordinator040 636 8424

Multicultural Education Services

Own mother tongue instruction

Giedre Soinio

Manager of Multicultural Education Services046 877 1312

Sheena Kopsala

Planner040 639 3606

Coordination for pupils' own mother tongue instruction

Sanna Voipio-Huovinen

Planner050 325 5729

Preparatory education, Finnish as a second language instruction

Ilham Hamdouni

Coordinator046 877 3293

In-service guidance for teachers of language and cultural groups, pupil admission to preparatory education for basic education

Sarah Bennett

Assistent046 877 3292

Customer service, educational secretary in Multicultural Education Services.

Abdulkadir Abshir

Cultural instructor046 877 3292

Cultural instructor in Somali.

Donya Hajali

Cultural instructor043 827 3379

Cultural instructor in Arabic.

Abla El Ouahabi

Cultural instructor043 827 3378

Cultural instructor in Arabic.

Manuchehr Salimi

Cultural instructor043 825 3846

Cultural instructor in Persian (Dari/Farsi) and Kurdish (Sorani).

Administrative Services

Tero Latvala

Manager of Administrative Services043 826 5256

Sara Raitala

Secretary of Pupil Administration040 507 0817

Enrolment in comprehensive school (grades 1-6) and school admission

Katri Pietarinen

Secretary040 505 6107

Noora Järvi

System Planner040 636 9154

Enrolment in comprehensive school (grades 7-9) and school admission

Jemina Sirviö

Expert of Pupil Administration043 826 5234

Directives, alignments and decisions, requests for pupil catchment rectifications

Teea Kankaanpää

Education planner043 826 8412

Support for schools and coordination of assessment in basic education, insurance and compensation for damages

Minna Suhonen

System Coordinator043 824 7955

Primus-Wilma-Kurre systems development

Sirkku Kärkkäinen

System Coordinator050 351 3849

Primus and Effica systems

Education Development

Asko Lippo

Education Development Manager043 825 7554

Anna Kilpeläinen

Education Planner050 518 4809

Sanna Vahtivuori-Hänninen

Education Planner040 636 9677

Piritta Honkanen

Education Planner040 509 6789


Tiina Lindfors

Education Planner043 826 6733


Minna Kukkonen

Pedagogical ICT-Expert043 824 6220

Leena Palokangas

Pedagogical ICT-Expert050 360 3394