meet the team
facilitating you to become a professional tefl/tesol teacher

Whether you are here to launch your TEFL/TESOL career or travel the world with ease, we are here to help. The TEFL Institute allows you to become a fully qualified and internationally recognised TEFL teacher.

Katie Troy
Managing Director

Since 2018, Katie has joined our TEFL team. With years of experience teaching herself abroad and a degree of education, she has mountains of information to share and help us grow as a team. With her educational background, Katie is very involved with our academic team and liaises with them daily to ensure the best possible journey for our students.

Ola Flynn
Head of Marketing

Ola is the best person to keep you all updated on upcoming events and news on our courses. We often get recommendations from our students about what type of webinars or info sessions they would like to attend and Ola listens to all of you and makes sure we run the most relevant sessions. She is also very informed when it comes to legalization of certificates and visa requirements and is our encyclopedia on this subject.

Sarah Foley
Course Enrolment Officer

With a life-long passion for foreign language learning and travelling, Sarah completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Maynooth University in French, Irish and English, and also became a TEFL qualified instructor teaching online for three years. Having caught the travel bug, travelling here, there and everywhere- to Africa, Asia, Australia and all over Europe- Sarah enjoys sharing her experiences with the students of the TEFL Institute and helping them with their course options and job opportunities.

emma coleman
enrolment officer

Emma and her team are dedicated to helping aspiring teachers choose the right course and eventually reach their TEFL goals. Whether it’s teaching abroad or online, there is a unique option for those who are not too sure which course package to pick. You can catch Emma and her team on our live chat system and by requesting a call.

technical officer

Przemysław is our in-house genius who is responsible for the smooth running of our dashboard system. To make your experience better and faster, we try to automate a lot of corrections and issuing certificates, as well as fast responses, and Przemyslaw will always make the experience better.

darragh mangan
creative director

With years of experience with the digital arts, Darragh makes sure every image and design is up to his standard (which is the highest of standards). From photo editing to course design, there is nothing Darragh can’t do. Now living in the UK, he couldn’t be happier working on his own initiative and coming up with amazing creative ideas.

Frankie Kiely
North American Ambassador

Residing in Vancouver, Frankie is the head of the department in the North American region. A university graduate, Frankie has been in the TEFL Industry since 2016. He primarily works with our overseas partners to help maintain the high quality services and courses the TEFL Institute provides. Working within the industry for so long, Frankie knows all the tips and tricks to become a successful EFL teacher.

Rebecca Popova
Operations Manager

As a well-travelled professional, Becky started out as an enrollment officer, and then moved onto becoming a Partners Specialist. Now as head of operations, she has a wide range of knowledge for all departments which is why she is perfect for overseeing all the day-to-day operations.

Jessica Jeffery
Recruitment & Partnerships Specialist

Jessica is our Recruitment Specialist and Partner. She holds a business degree, as well as TEFL and CELTA certifications, and has completed TEFL educational placements in Thailand and Italy. She has firsthand knowledge of the experience, which means she has the skills and understanding to help you determine high-quality jobs and internships that meet your requirements.

Annelies Vaanhouwer
Course Enrolment Advisor

Our course enrolment advisor is Annelies. She moved to Ireland from Holland in 2016 and has been there ever since. Because Dutch is her first language, she understands the significance of English for non-native speakers. She has been studying English since she was 12 years old and has always been fascinated by other countries. Annelies enjoys interacting with people and providing support to others, which has enabled her to connect with people from all over the world.

Leo Healy
Course Enrolment Advisor

Our expert in sales and marketing, Leo, graduated from Manchester's UCFB with a degree in business and marketing. He decided to stay in New Zealand for a year because he enjoys traveling. Whether a student is enrolling in a paid internship or a TEFL course, he puts a lot of effort and pride into making sure they all get off to the best TEFL start possible. He is always willing to help you out!

Shauna Whyte
Head of Sales

Shauna has been teaching English in Brazil and online for the past few years. She holds a TEFL certification and a bachelor's degree in business. Now that she is back in Ireland, she wants to assist others in beginning their own TEFL careers. In addition to helping and advising our students on course selections and employment opportunities, Shauna is eager to share her personal experiences with them.

Aishling Hennessey
Marketing Assistant

Our marketing assistant is Aisling. She is a Munster Technical University third-year marketing student at the moment. She'll keep you all informed about anything TEFL. She enjoys singing, and her lovely voice can frequently be heard at events like friend's weddings. She enjoys traveling, and she has already been to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, and Florida. After finishing her education, she plans to continue her travel adventures.

Head of assessments

Jacob sure has a lot on his shoulders daily as he runs our academic team, ensuring the highest quality courses and grades. He is dedicated to giving the students the best possible education. Jacob is constantly growing our courses and in contact with our accrediting bodies to ensure that our certificate holds an outstanding merit among the TEFL community.

rachel hammond

We at the TEFL institute want to make sure that our students have as much support as they need, even though it is primarily a self-study course. We know that sometimes online courses can be tricky at parts, and Rachel is responsible for keeping our policies going. She runs an amazing tutor team and has the fastest, most detailed response rate we’ve ever seen.

kate popova

Having a Bachelor’s of Education, a CELTA and a Level 5 TEFL, Kate’s resume and teaching experience would shock you. She’s taught in over 23 different countries and knows exactly what employers look for. She runs our 10 hour Methodologies course as well as helping Rachel with our students queries. All reviews have nothing but great things to say about her class and ongoing support.

Anya Shaw

Anya has been working in English language teaching for 17 years as a teacher, teacher educator and assessor. She has the CELTA and DELTA teaching qualifications and has worked as a CELTA tutor. Anya has always been fascinated by languages and, after graduating with a degree in French, Spanish and Portuguese, she started teaching and has never looked back. She's been lucky enough to have lived and worked in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Sri Lanka.

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