The Teaching Nomad Team

 

Brett Isis

Founder & President

Brett is an entrepreneur originally from Colorado. He brings with him many years of professional experience in different fields including both human resources & recruiting. He handles much of the day-to-day operations and business development at Teaching Nomad. Brett also lived in Shanghai for five years before opening TN's Denver office in 2016.
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Oliver Gorman

Director of Recruitment | Shanghai

Oliver was born near Manchester, England and has a 1st class degree in International Business and Chinese with a distinction in spoken Chinese. He has lived full time in Shanghai since 2013 and previously spent time living in Paris. Oliver’s interests include traveling, football (Manchester United), MMA, golf, podcasts, and astronomy.
Olivia

Olivia Ghisoni

Director, Teacher Link | Shanghai

Olivia was born in France and educated in the UK. She holds a Master’s degree in Field Linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Olivia has a passion for languages, and she has five years of experience in teaching and two in curriculum design.                                                         
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Brendan Allen

Recruitment Team Leader | Denver

Brendan grew up in Colorado, and he has traveled to 11 other countries. His passions include travel, golf, and coaching sports. In his final year of school, Brendan began working for the CU Boulder study abroad office where he found his passion for international education, which eventually brought him to Teaching Nomad.
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Michael Ostrowski

Director of Recruitment | Shanghai

Mike was born in Chicago and will stop at nothing to tell you that Chicago-style pizza is the best pizza in the world. Mike has a background in marketing, as well as experience teaching in China, which inspires him to help other teachers find their dream job. Mike enjoys listening to and playing music, playing various sports, and religiously watch the Chicago Cubs.
Brenna

Brenna Lee

Digital Marketing | Denver

Brenna was born and raised in Colorado. She's interested in design, front-end web development, advertising, and content creation. She also loves traveling, camping, hiking, and snowboarding. Her passion for world travel and helping others achieve their dream jobs are the main things that brought her to Teaching Nomad.
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Lauren Klein

Senior Placement Consultant | Denver

Lauren grew up in Kansas. She graduated from K-State with a Secondary Education degree. After graduating, she moved to Taiwan where she taught primary & secondary students. She had a wonderful experience abroad and hopes to help others have the same experience! She also enjoys eating endless amounts of hotpot & making her own kombucha!
Jayne

Jayne Donabie

Senior Placement Consultant | Shanghai

Jayne is from a town just outside London, England, and she has earned both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree. Her love for people and passion for helping others has drawn her to a career in recruitment at Teaching Nomad. Jayne loves to travel and has spent a lot of time visiting Hong Kong and China. She enjoys charity work and learning Chinese.

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Sylvia Spanos

Placement Consultant | Denver

Sylvia was born and raised in The White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her passion for travel was sparked when she moved to Moscow, Russia to study abroad in college. She has traveled over 20 countries, taught abroad in Spain, and has also lived/worked in New Zealand and Ireland. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, dancing, and travel blogging. 
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Tiffany Xiao

Placement Consultant | Shanghai

Tiffany is a Chinese native who was born in Hunan and graduated from Missouri State University (China Campus). She loves to travel and has volunteered in several countries as an English teacher, including Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Before she came to Teaching Nomad, she was a recruiter for public schools in Shenzhen, China.
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Nicholas Bonnet

Associate Placement Consultant | Denver

Nick was born in California, but has spent most of his life in Colorado. He got his Bachelor’s degree in secondary education and taught in Colorado for 4 years. In 2017, Nick and his fiancée taught abroad through Teaching Nomad in China. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing music, reading, and being a snob about coffee.
Tyler

Tyler Krajec

Associate Placement Consultant | Shanghai

Ty is from Atlanta, GA and attended The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where he earned his Bachelors and Masters. After working for Ultimate Frisbee in Colorado, he was a software Product Manager before moving with his wife to Shanghai where she currently teaches. His interests include all Atlanta sports and playing excessive amounts of Ultimate Frisbee.  
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Moira McNally

Associate Placement Consultant | Denver

Bio coming soon! 
Margaret

Margaret Otten

Placement Consultant | Shanghai

Margaret grew up in Illinois, and she has completed both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Psychology. After completing her Master’s Degree, she recruited for about two years in Chicago. She then moved to China, where she now assists teachers with finding their dream jobs through Teaching Nomad! She enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and reading.
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Marissa Olan

Associate Placement Consultant | Denver

Bio coming soon!  
Amanda

Amanda Corken

Authentications Manager | Denver

Amanda grew up in Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught 4th grade science before moving to colorful Colorado. In Amanda’s free time, she loves to do puzzles, go to movies, spend time outdoors, and play board games. Just call her Amanda Panda! 
Sean

Sean Murtagh

Teacher Link Course Advisor | Denver

Sean is from Toledo, Ohio and attended the University of Colorado. He has spent time living and working in South Korea, Vietnam, and Colombia. He completed his CELTA training course before returning to Colorado and teaching at C.U. – Denver. Sean is passionate about travel, foreign languages, and the expat teaching community. 
Nikhil Patel

Nikhil Patel

TEFL Trainer | Shanghai

Nik has been living and teaching in China since 2010. In that time, he's had the opportunity to teach adults, as well as secondary and primary school. Whilst doing so, he had the privilege of being welcomed into family homes, became part of a school's team of teachers, and took part in much more than just teaching English. 
 
Mary

Mary Zhou

HR, Billing, and Admin | Shanghai

Bio coming soon! 


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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  North Zhongshan Road No. 2000, Zhongqi Bldg., Suite 2501, Putuo District, Shanghai, PRC 200063

  1660 S. Albion St., Suite 826, Denver, CO, USA, 80222

 (+86) 21-8025-3905

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