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Great schools nationwide with options for Professional, Experienced and beginner teachers in almost every subject!

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  Brett Isis, Founder/Director  linkedin_badge1


  • Brett is an entrepreneur originally from Colorado, USA. He brings with him many years of professional experience in different fields including human resources, recruiting, event management and business administration. Around here he handles much of the day-to-day operations and business development of Teaching Nomad. Brett lives with his Wife, Sophia, and when not working they enjoy traveling, scuba diving, snowboarding and live music.

Sophia Isis, Business Development & Personal Placement Consultant linkedin_badge1


  • Sophia was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She earned a BA in Biology from the University of Texas. She has 5 years’ teaching experience and has traveled to over 20 different countries. Her love of teaching and travel make her excited to be able to share the opportunity with others through Teaching Nomad. 

Vidal Narvios, Personal Placement Consultant  linkedin_badge1

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  • Vidal is born and raised in San Francisco, California. He has worked in Sales, Customer Service and Recruiting for 17 years.  Living in China has opened his eyes to growth and opportunity. Vidal lives his day to day life like it is always the best part of a movie.  Now living here with his fiancée Vanessa, they plan on taking advantage of having a great lifestyle. In his spare time he coaches and plays baseball, golf, and travels.

Shelly Chen,  Personal Placement Consultant  linkedin_badge1

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  • Shelly is from Boston, Massachusetts also known as Beantown. She graduated from the School of Management at Boston University and worked with the LL.M. students at BU Law School for two years before making the big move to China. During her free time, she wants to take advantage of all the exciting travel destinations that Asia has to offer and to learn more about the different cultures and traditions of the 56 ethnic groups in China.

Sergio Montelongo, Personal Placement Consultant  linkedin_badge1

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  • Sergio is a native Texan who has been living and working in China as a teacher for about 3 years.  Before coming to China, he lived in Korea, and travelled throughout Latin America.   Sergio worked in counseling and social work for several years before braving the move to Asia.  He loves working with people and enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, dancing, and scuba diving.  He believes a strong sense of humor is absolutely essential for anyone looking to travel and teach abroad.

 The administration staff- Sarah, Anne, Rachel & Nerissa

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  • These are the girls that make it happen everyday. They handle Human Resources, accounting & reception.

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Happy Teaching Nomads

  • Kimmi, USA  Placed in Shanghai

    Kimmi, USA Placed in Shanghai

    I truly appreciate all the work that Teaching Nomad did upon arriving to Shanghai. Teaching Nomad helped with everything else once I landed, from paperwork to directions. Everyone at the agency is wonderful and extremely helpful and welcoming.
  • Rafael, USA  Placed in Shanghai

    Rafael, USA Placed in Shanghai

    Teaching Nomad was by far the easiest process I have gone through. I was able to get all the information I needed to continue with the job application. It was quick, efficient, friendly, and effective (I got the job).
  • Andrew, USA  Placed in Shanghai

    Andrew, USA Placed in Shanghai

    I didn't know what professionalism was until I started working with Teaching Nomad. They have always responded to my questions and comment promptly and in a friendly manner. With Teaching Nomad I have truly found my dream contract.
  • Elsie,SA  Placed in Shanghai

    Elsie,SA Placed in Shanghai

    Teaching Nomad helped me at a time in my life when I needed to make a positive career move. They helped me find a position in which I feel challenged, motivated and where I have the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge as a teacher.
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Teaching Nomad is your connection to teaching in Asia & The Middle East! We are a western owned and operated teacher placement agency with offices in Denver & Shanghai. We take a lot of pride in connecting teachers with great teaching opportunities.


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   Kangding Road No.1018, Third Floor, Suite 306 Shanghai, Prc

   1660 S.Albion St. Suite 911, Denver,CO USA

 (+86) 21 8031 8819

 (+1) 720 531 6136