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

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

Henry Uhrik

  • 2 years teaching experience

  • BA in Russian and Studio Arts

  • English teaching qualification

  • Speaks Russian and learning Bulgarian

Malcolm Lowe

  • BA and MA in History from the University of Warwick

  • 2 years Part time teaching in the UK

  • English teaching qualification

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

Shirley Wadsworth /Head of English Academy Middle School/

  • 15 years teaching experience in UK and 11 years in English Academy Varna
  • Qualified teacher status in the UK
  • Master degree in Combined science - University of Edgehill
  • Registered nurse in the UK
  • Teaching qualification City and guilds for English Language training