Teachers

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

Mark Mctaggart /director/

  • 17 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 5 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.

Bruce Cassels

  • 7 years teaching experience in Bulgaria working with all ages and different levels
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University
  • Master’s of Divinity from SWBTS
  • TEFL Certificate

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

  • 12 years teaching in UK secondary schools and 11 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

  • 19 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

  • 24 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

Michelle Evans

  • 24 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

Rachel Kearton

  • 11 years teaching experience in UK school and college
  • BA in English and Drama from Loughborough University, UK
  • Qualified teacher with Certificate in Education from Northampton University, UK
  • Designed and delivered tailor-made lessons for students not in education or training (NEET) in the UK

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.