Hello! My name is Andrea and I am the Head Teacher at Daechi English Park. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois, but I have had the pleasure of living in South Korea since 2010. I hold a degree in International Studies and Korean Studies from Korea University. This will be my 4th year teaching English in Seoul and I am so excited to make this the best year yet! Although I have taught students from 4 to 15 years old, I have found that kindergarten students are my favorite! As a teacher of young learners, my goal is to provide a positive, interesting, and nurturing environment for all of my students. Being an educator is my true passion and I am looking forward to having a fantastic school year at DEP!
Hello, my name is Marissa Devlin. I am a TEFL-certified teacher and originally from Milton, Massachusetts, a small town outside of Boston. I have taught in many different settings; most recently, I was teaching a children’s class as part of a literacy program in Boston. There I taught children to read and write as well as assisted with homework assignments and provided fun, educational activities for the children every day. Additionally, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University in Canada. I focused my degree in early childhood and adolescent development. I have worked with children throughout my life; it is a rewarding experience to see them grow over the course of a year. In my classroom, I implement a variety of techniques aimed at creating a healthy, cooperative learning environment in which students learn from me, but also share their knowledge and experiences with each other. I am very excited to meet and teach all of the wonderful kids at DEP!
Hello, my name is Ali Minette and I am from the beautiful state of Washington in the United States of America. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology and minors in Psychology and German. After university, I worked at Walt Disney World in Florida and loved making families’ and especially childrens’ vacations magical! I found my love for working in ESL about 3 years ago helping refugees from around the world learn English and adapt to living in the United States. I missed working with children and moved to Seoul, South Korea 2 years ago to teach kindergarten and elementary. Though I have enjoyed working with students of all ages, kindergarten has become my favorite age to teach. I love working to make the learning experience as exciting and fun as possible. I’m really looking forward to helping these students grow and develop their English skills at DEP.
Hello, my name is Alanna Levan and I am from a small town in upstate New York about two hours away from New York City. I moved to South Korea in February 2017 and have been working and living in Seoul for the past year. I am a TEFL-certified teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Psychology and History. This will be my second year teaching Kindergarten students English in South Korea and I’m really looking forward to it! I love using music and games to help children learn and remember English. My goal is to create a fun classroom environment where my students feel comfortable expressing themselves and their ideas in English. I can’t wait to teach my new students at DEP and see how their English skills improve throughout the year!
Hello! My name is Alex Lyndsley. I’m from Buffalo, New York, and majored with a B.S. in Biology. After finishing my degree, I decided to pursue a TEFL certification and begin volunteering at a local refugee program. This program allowed me to teach English to all ages of refugees hoping to settle down in the United States of America. Of the families I taught, I found that I enjoyed teaching young children the most. Since volunteering and gaining experience teaching English as a second language, I decided to move to South Korea and continue teaching English. I previously taught at another kindergarten academy for one year. My goal is to keep my students engaged and allow them to apply the English they learn in creative and fun ways. I’m looking forward to begin teaching at DEP and I hope to have a great year full of fun and learning!
Hello, my name is Bekka. I grew up on the east coast of Canada, right beside the ocean in the city of Halifax. I have been working and volunteering with children for ten years now, which led me to get a degree in Psychology with a focus in child development. During my time at university I was able to do an internship at a local elementary in a Grade 1 classroom, I had a wonderful experience there and knew that I would love working in a school setting. I am very excited to be coming to DEP and starting my second year teaching in Korea. My passion for education continues to grow each year, and I take pride in helping my students achieve their full potential. I am honoured to be a part of your child’s learning development and I hope we all have a great year together!
Hello! My name is Hannah Greenberg and I am originally from Atlanta in the great state of Georgia! I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with bachelors degrees in History and Political Science and a minor in communications. After graduating from University, I worked at a marketing startup before deciding to get my TEFL certificate and begin teaching in Korea! I have had the privilege of teaching English to students ranging from 5 to 12 years old but the passion, enthusiasm, and curiosity of younger children has made kindergarten my not so secret favorite age group to teach! As a teacher, I strive to make the classroom both educational and fun and create positive English learning experiences that students take outside the classroom! I am so excited to meet all of the Daechi English Park Students and cant wait for all the fun and learning we’ll experience togethe
Hello! My name is Kayla Walker and I’m from the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the US. I’m a TEFL certified teacher with a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design. This will be my second year teaching and living in South Korea. At my previous school I taught kindergarten and elementary school students. I really enjoy working with young children because I love watching their development and growth. My goal is to have a classroom full of fun, laughter, great memories, and great education. I love having creative, fun lessons that engage the students so that they’re excited to come to school. I’m very excited to start my new journey at DEP!