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 John King. I am from Canterbury, a city with a rich history located in the south of England. I graduated from University in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Science, while there I found my enjoyment for helping others through various volunteering and charity projects. I moved to Korea in 2015 and have lived here for two years. While living in Korea I discovered my love for educating children of all ages. I love making my classroom as exciting and engaging as possible, as I feel this is when students are at their most receptive. I am excited to work here at DEP and look forward to making this school year as amazing as possible.
My name is Victoria Crompton and I teach Pluto class at Daechi English Park. Before coming to Korea, I spent my entire life in Canada, where I earned a Bachelor of English degree and a TESL certification. For the past two years I have been an English teacher in Korea. I have spent most of that time teaching six-year-olds and seven-year-olds at an English kindergarten program in Incheon. Teaching English has proven to be a very valuable experience to me. It is a privilege to engage with young students and help them learn. I intend to be a teacher for the rest of my life.
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!
My name is Christian Semlinger and I’m from the Lone Star State of Texas. I am a TEFL-certified teacher with a Bachelor’s in Communication from Texas A&M University- CC. Upon graduation, I taught English in Taiwan to kindergarten and elementary students for over 2 years. I also have over 600 hours of volunteer work teaching children ages 4-10 through AmeriCorps. I really enjoy teaching kindergarten and elementary aged students English. I love working with smaller children because watching them learn and grow is extremely rewarding. I can’t wait to start the new semester and look forward to teaching my new students at DEP!