My life credo is Acting with Passion, Reflecting with Thought.
Being involved in English language teaching field for over 12 years, I have been very fortunate to combine my full-time commitment to International House DNK in Ukraine and teacher training projects abroad. With IH DNK, I have experienced being a teacher, academic leader, teacher trainer, human resources manager and investor. The energy and inspiration to try new things at the school came from my teacher training experiences, both face-to-face and online: I have run courses for teachers in Eastern Europe, North America and Asia, trained over 400 teachers, coached 6 new trainers and piloted several new programs. I am learning a lot from from each encounter with students, teachers and educators, and often find myself questioning my own teaching and learning beliefs.
I am currently dividing my time between training and writing, making sure that Action is followed by Reflection. You can visit my new blog here.
MA in Teaching, Applied Linguistics and Psychology
Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine
Licensed TESOL Certificate Trainer and Trainer of Trainers with SIT/World Learning
Certified tutor for specialized teacher training courses with International House World Organisation
Speaking Examiner with Cambridge ESOL
International House Course on On-Line Teaching (IHCOLT)
International House Director of Studies Course Certificate
Certificate Course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (aka CELTA)
Current Positions Held
Founding Member, Pioneer Training and Education Consortium
Affiliated Faculty, School for International Training Graduate Institute
Independent Education Consultant with UCC Center, South Korea