Teachers

All our teachers are native speakers with teaching qualifications and extensive experience. Below is a brief summary.

Mark Mctaggart /director/

  • 16 years teaching experience in Asia and Europe including the British Council
  • Director of Studies at English Academy
  • BA in Economics from University of Hertfordshire
  • Certificate in English Language teaching (CELTA) RSA University of Cambridge
  • 2 Years working in the UK stock exchange for HSBC
  • Securities Institute UK Merit Award

Alan Siers

  • 8 years teaching in UK school and college and over 4 years teaching in Varna at English Academy.
  • Qualified teacher with Certificate of Education from Huddersfield University, UK.
  • Foundation Degree in Mental Health Studies from Hull University, UK.
  • Taught for two years at our summer schools in Arkutino and Golden Sands, teaching children.
  • TEFL qualification.
  • Designed and taught several Business English courses to International and local companies in Varna.

Karl Wadsworth /senior teacher, Head of English Academy Senior School/

  • 12 years teaching in UK secondary schools and 10 years in Varna at English Academy
  • 3 years teaching English in Czech Republic
  • Qualified Teacher status in the UK from Lancaster University
  • BA in Applied socials sciences from Lancaster University
  • Head of Humanities Department for 10 years in Blackburn, UK

Luna Hayton

  • 18 years teaching experience in South Africa and Bulgaria
  • BCom from University of South Africa
  • Business Management Diploma from Varsity College
  • Certificate in Adult Education and Training, ESOL, EFL and literacy

Mollie Beale

  • Degree in Childhood, youth and community studies from the University of Winchester
  • Teacher Training at Avo, Sofia
  • Volunteered in infant schools in the UK and youth hostels
  • Teaching adults and kids in Bulgaria
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Learning Bulgarian!

Michelle Evans

  • 23 years teaching and corporate training in the UK, Russia and Bulgaria
  • BA in History from University of Wales
  • Certificate in English Language teaching (CELTA) RSA University of Cambridge
  • NVQ 3 Corporate and professional training and development
  • 15 years Business experience in a multinational law firm
  • Native speaker in both English and Welsh and proficient in Russian

Neil Scarth

  • 20 years teaching experience in various countries in Eastern Europe
  • MA in Scandinavian Studies from University of Edinburgh
  • Certificate in English Language teaching (CELTA) RSA University of Cambridge
  • Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELTA) RSA University of Cambridge
  • Speaks Hungarian, Norwegian, German, Bulgarian and Turkish

Shirley Wadsworth /Head of English Academy Middle School/

  • 15 years teaching in UK schools and 10 years in Varna at English Academy
  • Qualified Teacher status in the UK
  • BA in combined sciences from Edgehill University
  • State registered school nurse in the UK
  • City and guilds teaching qualification for adults

Steven Craigon

  • 7 years teaching experience
  • Taught for 4 years for the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo in Spain
  • Experience with children, students, graduates and professionals of all levels
  • BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Stirling
  • Certificate in English Language teaching (CELTA) RSA University of Cambridge
  • Fluent in Spanish

Suzi Siers

  • 7 years teaching in UK school and college and over 4 years teaching in Varna at English Academy.
  • Qualified teacher with Certificate of Education from Huddersfield University, UK.
  • Foundation Degree in Mental Health Studies from Hull University, UK.
  • Taught at our summer school in Arkutino, teaching children.
  • Level 4 qualification from Institute of Leadership and Management, UK.
  • TEFL qualification.