Teach abroad in China - Teaching Nomad

Meet the team

Brett Isis

Founder & President

Brett is an entrepreneur originally from Colorado, USA. He brings with him many years of professional experience in different fields including human resources & recruiting. Around here he handles much of the day-to-day operations and business development of TN. Brett has lived in Shanghai with his wife, Sophia, since 2011.
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Sophia Isis

Vice President, Business Development & Placements

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.
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Ginger de Ridder

Director, TN Teacher Academy

Ginger is a Dutchman who has been working in China since 2012. He has lived in different countries including, the US, Italy, and Lesotho and trained both foreign as well as local teachers. Now he heads Teacher Link and loves loves helping teachers develop their teaching skills and start their amazing journey as teachers.
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Ila Afshar

Director of Recruitment – Shanghai

Ila is a Swiss/Iranian who grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. She graduated from the Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality in 2011 and later worked for 2.5 years in Human Resources before moving to Shanghai in Spring 2015. Ila has a passion for fashion, cooking and animal welfare. Ila loves to travel and live life to the fullest which is what lead her to move to Shanghai!
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Oliver Gorman

Senior Placement Consultant & Account Manager

Oliver was born near Manchester, England and has a 1st class degree in International Business and Chinese with distinction in spoken Chinese. He has lived full time in Shanghai since 2013, both as a student and working. Oliver has a passion for travel and exploring new cultures, and also spent 6 months living in Paris, France. He is a very sporty and active person who enjoys playing golf, and is a huge football fan.
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Stephen Pire

TEFL Trainer

Steve is the head instructor on our Shanghai TEFL course and he has over seven years of teaching experience. He currently holds a post as visiting professor at East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China. He has degrees in English, linguistics and law, and loves teaching TEFL courses because the trainees come from all walks of life and usually have very diverging views on just about everything.
 
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Eliza Liang

Admin & HR Director

Eliza is a native Chinese who was born and grew up in Hefei, Anhui and graduated in 2015 with an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa in the United States. She's worked in the States as a HR assistant for six months before moving back to China in May.
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Moira McNally

Personal Placement Consultant

Moira was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. Upon graduation from university, Moira made the decision to move to Shanghai, where she studied abroad, to teach English for a year. With a background in sales and a passion for education, Moira was drawn to a career in teacher recruitment. In her spare time, she enjoys weekend adventures, seeing live music, binge watching new television shows, & spending time with friends.
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Ashley Farrell

Personal Placement Consultant

Ashley is a Canadian who was born and raised in Nova Scotia. She studied Contemporary Studies and English at the University of King’s College in Halifax and graduated in 2010. After graduating, she moved to South Korea where she worked as an English teacher for four years. Ashley then received her Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in 2015 and moved to Shanghai the following year. She enjoys hiking, camping, and kayaking.
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Lisa Li

Head of Chinese Teacher Training

Lisa has been teaching English for over a decade and has been a teacher trainer for nearly five years. She's taught long-term specialized courses for small groups of teachers in addition to seminars to over a hundred teachers. In 2012 she received a government award for being the best teacher in Shanghai's Changning district. If Lisa is not training teachers she enjoys eating and baking cakes with her husband.
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Chloe Wang

TEFL Student Relations Specialist

Chloe is a native Chinese who was born in Shanghai and graduated from Shanghai Normal University. She was a teacher manager in a public university and a training school for 4 years. Before she came to teaching nomad, she was an administration supervisor in a financial company. Now she is studying for a master degree at Shanghai Jiaotong University. In her spare time she like travelling and watching TV series.
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Nikhil Patel

TEFL Trainer

Nik has been living and teaching in China since 2010. In that time, He's had the opportunity to teach adults, secondary and primary school English learners. He can't think of a moment when it wasn't enjoyable! Whilst doing so, He had the privilege to be welcomed into family homes, become part of a school's team of teachers and take part in much more than just teaching English. He can't think of another serious profession that so regularly delivers so many giggles. 
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Deshawn Peterson

Campus Ambassador Leader

Deshawn was born in raised in Detroit, Michigan and earned his BA in Marketing from Western Michigan University. After graduation, he moved to Chicago to spend the next several years working within marketing. Deshawn moved to Shanghai in the fall of 2014. After teaching English, he returned to his trade by joining Teaching Nomad as the Campus Rep Program Manager. He enjoys studying Mandarin Chinese, reading about e-commerce, and traveling in Asia.
 
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Daniel Moors

TEFL Trainer

Daniel is from the north of England and has been living in Shanghai for over 4 years now. Back in 2011, his wife and he decided to quit their jobs and travel the world for 12 months. It was a bit daunting at first, but turned into an amazing experience and gave him a new perspective on what was actually important in life. It also helped him realize I wanted to embark upon a new profession: teaching English. Daniel has been teaching kids and training teachers since Spring 2012 and absolutely loves what he is doing and the city he now calls home. 


Teaching Nomad is your connection to teaching in Asia & The Middle East! We are a western owned and operated teacher placement agency based in Shanghai. We take a lot of pride in connecting teachers with great teaching opportunities.

 

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