Jessie has been teaching for eleven years. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she has lived in Hanoi, Vietnam for the last ten years where she was a director of studies as well as an English language teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Swinburne University, a Graduate Diploma of Education from RMIT University ( where she was named graduate teacher of the year) and a Master’s in Education from Newcastle University. Jessie has a real passion for teaching and even has her own online teaching blog where she documents her work. She has also completed a short range of courses in teaching children with special needs, fundamentals of storytelling in education and building the parent teacher connection. In her free time Jessie likes to spend time reading and swimming.
Ms Hannah Melling. Hannah Began working in education in 2005, she spent a number of years working in schools and nurseries in the UK, as a play worker and a nursery nurse. Within these settings, she was working according to the EYFS programme with children aged 0-5 years. During this time she also completed an award in teaching sport to children. She then went on to complete a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and whilst completing her degree she spent time in South America (Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands), teaching underprivileged children in pre-school classes.
After completing her degree in 2010, she moved to Moscow, where she has been living for the past 10 years. She has spent this time teaching at bilingual kindergartens with children aged 1-7 years. Originally from the North of England, in her free time Hannah enjoys returning to the UK to spend time with her family.
Elizabeth Stacey is from the north of Wales in the United Kingdom. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Manchester Metropolitan University, England and a primary PGCE from Bangor University in Wales. Elizabeth taught the British key stage 1 curriculum in a number of schools in the UK. She has experience of working with children who have English as a second language as she previously worked as a primary teacher at a large International School in Moscow. Elizabeth is a keen hockey player, and represented north Wales in hockey for five years.
Lisa Meagher is originally from Ireland, growing up she had the wonderful opportunity to study at International Schools in Europe. Lisa gained her bachelors degree in Philosophy and English at the University of Wales, she then studied further for her teacher training qualification. Lisa has always been interested in international education and teaching children who have English as a second language. She wanted to develop her skills further by teaching in schools overseas. Lisa moved to Moscow in 2016, she has prior experience of working as an early years teacher at another large International School in Moscow. In her free time she enjoys playing the guitar and cycling.