Candidate Profiles

Meet and connect with TEACH-NOW alumni, a select group of graduates from the program that serve as representatives of TEACH-NOW, as well as recruiters and spokespersons.

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Colin Mitchell

Colin is from the US, lives in Croatia and specializes in:

  • PhD in Public Health
  • MBA in Marketing
  • Biology, Economics, Psychology, Chemistry
  • MYP and IMYC Trained

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Peace Chizoba Osigwe

Peace is from Nigeria and lives in Ivory Coast.

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Micol Romano

Micol is from Italy and specializes in:

  • Math and Biology
  • ESL students
  • Parent-Teacher relations in International environments

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Rasha Al-Tayara

Rasha is from Lebanon and lives in Saudi Arabia and specializes in:

  • Early Childhood (PreK)

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Ronny Talukdar

Ronny is from Bangladesh and specializes in:

  • Secondary Business & Economics
  • International Education
  • Certification journey for international Candidates

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Marya Djalal

Marya is from the US, lives in France and specializes in:

  • English instruction
  • International school administration

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Carolina Poblete-Ayala

Carolina is from Chile, lives in Beijing and specializes in:

  • Music Education, including choral, instrumental, dance, and integration
  • Neuroscience
  • International Education

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Jessica Loots

Jessica is from South Africa, lives in China and specializes in:

  • ESL environments
  • Early Years Education
  • International School teacher needs

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Brian Kloosterman

Brian is from Michigan, lives in China and specializes in:

  • Computer science
  • Cultural evolution

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Kathleen Lewis Workman

Kathleen is from Washington, DC and lives in Japan.

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Helen Lee

Helen is from California, lives in Taipei, and specializes in:

  • Korean & Beginner Japanese & Chinese Education
  • ESL
  • Art Education
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Differentiated Instructional Plans
  • Elementary Language Acquisition
  • Classroom Management
  • Primary and Secondary ESL Education

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Kristine Ertl

Kristine is from Minnesota, lives in Turkey, has worked in South Korea and Turkey and specializes in:

  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-3)

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John-David Robb

John-David is from Canada, where he currently lives and specializes in:

  • Special Education

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Angela Larson

Angela is from Ohio, lives in Kazakhstan and specializes in:

  • Early Childhood/Early Primary Education
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • ESOL
  • Special Education

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Kelly Mekdeci

Kelly is from the US, lives in Guyana and specializes in:

  • Educational Leadership
  • School Culture and Climate

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Michael Ali Adem

Michael is from Ethiopia, where he lives and specializes in:

  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Linguistics
  • European Common Framework of Reference for Languages
  • American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Early Childhood Education

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Michelle Morrison

Michelle is from and still lives in Washington, DC specializing in:

  • Secondary English
  • Classics with Concentration in Latin

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Jennifer Bird

Jennifer is from New Mexico, lives in the USA and specializes in:

  • Online Education
  • ESL
  • Curriculum Development
  • Common Core Education

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Danyelle Thomas

Danyelle is from the Pacific Northwest, has taught in South America, and now lives in Oregon Area specializing in:

  • Middle School Social Studies
  • Student Leadership and Government
  • Pre-school
  • Middle School ELA
  • Coaching
  • Bilingual Education

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Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan is from Georgia, lives in Bangkok and specializes in:

  • Technology
  • Podcasting

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Alison McMonagle

Alison is based in DC and specializes in:

  • Secondary English

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Katherine Stein

Katherine is from Texas, lives in İstanbul and specializes in:

  • Pre-K Education

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Moira Henderson

Moira is from Scotland, lives in West Africa and specializes in:

  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School English & Social Studies
  • Curriculum Design & Implementation
  • Accreditation
  • Training & Mentoring
  • Outreach

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Zachary Hooker

Zachary is from Ohio, lives in South Korea and specializes in:

  • Field Mentor/Advisor
  • ESL
  • Writing & Composition
  • EdTech
  • Secondary & Post-secondary Education

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Malachi Broome

Malachi is from London, lives in Japan and specializes in:

  • Acquisition of English as an additional language
  • Elementary Education
  • Assessment for Teaching and Learning English and Japanese

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Carol-Ann Rodrigues

Carol Ann lives in California, has taught in 4 countries and specializes in:

  • Special Education
  • IBPYP/MYP
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Assessment and Design
  • Leadership in Special Education

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Charlyn Motley

Charlyn lives in West Virginia and specializes in:

  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Psychology

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Trudy-Ann Richards

Trudy-Ann is from Jamaica, lives in Guyana and specializes in:

  • Educational leadership
  • Mathematics and science instruction
  • Mathematics anxiety in students and teachers
  • Curriculum development
  • Statistics and mixed methodology research
  • Program evaluation

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Kate Romanov

Kate grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, lives on the Oregon coast and specializes in:

  • Elementary education
  • SPED & ELD inclusion
  • Classroom design & flexible seating
  • Social-emotional learning

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Isioma Winkler

Isioma is from Austria, lives in Dubai and specializes in:

  • Elementary education
  • Early years education