Teachers at Worldwide School of English

Introducing our Director of Studies, Senior teachers and most of our permanent teachers
Teachers at Worldwide School of English

Simon Butcher

Simon is New Zealander who has taught off and on for Worldwide School for many years. He has the Cambridge CELTA and a B.A. in English Literature. Simon loves; open water swimming, tennis, skiing, trail running, cooking and art. He has two amazing daughters who teach him about being a Dad.

Jenny Wagstaff

Jenny is a New Zealander with a Bachelor of Arts, a CELTA and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching. Jenny likes to garden, paint and read in her spare time. She is also a big 1970's pop music fan.

Telli Shouri


Telli has a Masters Degree in English Language Literature, a Postgraduate Diploma in English and the CELTA. Telli loves reading literature, watching movies and eating pizza.

Fernanda Prandi


Fernanda has the Trinity Certificate, a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in TESOL. Fernanda loves to dance, go to the beach, travel and do Muay Thai.

Alena Shannaq

Alena has a BA in Arts (teaching), CLT, CELTA, Graduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology), Post Graduate Diploma in Arts (Applied Linguistics), PhD Candidate (Applied Linguistics). She is married with a young son and spends her free time chasing him around.

Jose Porras

Jose has an MTESOL (Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), B.A in Education, major in English Language Teaching and the CELTA. He loves listening to rock music and going to concerts. He also enjoys playing video games and going to the cinema.

Vishal Koshy

Vishal is a highly experienced and qualified English teacher and is one of our senior academic teachers. She has the CELTA and the DELTA and a degree in Education. In her spare time Vishal likes to cook, paint, read and play badminton.

Jeannine Potter

Jeannine is an American born New Zealander. She is highly qualified with a CELTA, a Diploma in Education and a B.A. Jeannine is a junk food and 80's music fan.

Sam Matthews

Sam is a New Zealander with a CELTA and a Bachelor of Tourism. Sam is a sportsman and a fan of hip hop music in addition to being a popular teacher here at Worldwide School. He also organises our social and activities programme

Caroline Novak

Caroline is originally from England. She is an experienced and qualified teacher. She has a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and MA in International relations and a TESOL Certificate. Caroline is also a keen sportswoman and artist. She also a qualified Yoga instructor and runs our very popular Thursday afternoon FREE Yoga class.

Ella Mrost

Ella is the senior teacher in charge of the Cambridge Programme and our school Librarian. She has taught English since 1991. She has lived in many countries and has many nationalities. Ella has the CELTA certificate and a BA in English as well as a diploma in librarianship and information systems.

Brian Coughlan

Brian has been an English teacher since 1999 and comes from Australia. He’s the senior teacher in charge of course develpment and has the CELTA and DELTA certificate and a university degree.

Sara Butcher-Bode

Sara is New Zealander and has been an English teacher for many years. She loves sport, yoga and watching her children do things.

Jeremy Woodfield

Jeremy is a New Zealander and has taught English since 2002. He has a DELTA, the TESOL Certificate and an Education diploma. Jeremy is one of our most senior teachers and often runs professional development workshops for other teachers.

Michael Anthony Putt

Michael is a New Zealander and has lived in many countries. He has a BA (Commerce) degree in Management and has been an English teacher since 2006. Michael is one of our lively and popular teachers.