Rayna Zaharieva


 Prof. Rayna Zaharieva PhD

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Department for information and teacher's qualification, Bulgaria



Full name

Rayna Zaharieva

Place and date of birth

Sofia, Bulgaria

12 January 1955

Place of work

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

 Department for information and teacher’s qualification


An associate professor


Ph.D. in Psychology

Research focus

Educational Psychology, Psychological diagnostics of the readiness in primary school, diagnosis and prognosis of child development, Development of the professional skills of the teacher; Child-adult (parent-teacher) relation; Crisis in the lives of parents; models for family relations, Human values.


1996 – to now, of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria 2003–to now of the Union of Psychologists of Bulgaria, 2000 – to 2010, founder and president of the association “Elisabeth Clark and Penka Kasabova”,2015– to now, of the Association "Family and school counseling".

2014 – to now, Member of the editorial board of the Journal Education and Technology 


Pedagogical activity

a total of 40 years: a teacher (10), Director (6), Expert (4) and Professor at University (20)


120 papers,  5 educational and teaching book, 110 articles and studies, 1 papers in Bulgarian and English, 5 monograph:

Three models for school readiness (2004); Diagnosis and prognosis of child development (2005), Bio-bibliography Penka Kassabova(2011), Bio-bibliography Elizabeth Clark (2012), Developing parenting skills - Journey to Parenthood (2010, 2016).


From 1996 to now - over 15 Bulgarian and international projects with National Louis University Chicago;

2009,2010 and 2011 Project Media education

2010 -  https://www.youtube.com/user/DIUUSofia,


2016 - finalized an international project - educational site:



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