Here to Serve our Students

From the moment you complete your enrollment in a TEFL Certification course with International TEFL Academy, the Student Affairs Department will be your main point of contact for all things related to your TEFL course and job search overseas.   We provide personalized, lifetime Job Search Guidance to all of International TEFL Academy's enrolled students and alumni.  Job Search Guidance can begin from the moment a student enrolls in any TEFL Certification course.  Student Affairs will also be your main point of contact for any questions you have related to your TEFL Certification course, whether it is an online or in-person course. NOTE: These services are available only to enrolled International TEFL Academy students.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Job Search Guidance – Comprehensive assistance on your job search
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and  Job Contract review and  assistance
  • TEFL Course questions and assistance, including issuing TEFL certificates
  • Online Class Practicum Questions and Advice 

Meet our Team

Karen Crone - Director of Student Affairs

Karen Crone

Director of Operations

Since taking her TEFL class in Santiago & teaching in Chile for 2 years, Karen has spent most of the past decade working in the world of TEFL, helping others realize their dream of teaching abroad. A windy City native, she also recently completed her first Chicago Marathon. Learn more about Karen.

Meet Havvah in the Student Affairs Department

Havvah Holl

Student Affairs Manager

A native Midwesterner, Havvah bought a one-way ticket to China in 2007 and ended up teaching English in Kunming for 3 years. In addition to helping hundreds of ITA students gain employment abroad each year, Havvah is an active member of ITA's Alumni & Charity departments. Learn more about Havvah.

International TEFL Academy Student Affairs - Karee Clarke

Karee Clarke

Student Affairs Representative

Hailing from Toronto with roots in Jamaica, Karee has lived, worked & studied extensively throughout Latin America from Paraguay & Brazil to Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico where she taught English to business professionals. Learn more about Karee.

Meet Christie in the Student Affairs Department

Christie Koness

Student Affairs Representative

Christie has just returned home from taking a year off and traveling the world with her husband. She has been working at ITA for over 5 years. We are ecstatic to have her back in Chicago. Learn more about Christie

Meet Leah in the Student Affairs Department

Leah Kravoletz

Student Affairs Representative

Leah never boarded an airplane until she turned 20, but since then she has lived, traveled, studied and/or taught in more than 20 countries, including  Thailand, South Korea & Germany.  Next on her list is Mongolia, but in the meantime, Leah loves sharing her passion for world travel with ITA student s & alumni. Learn more about Leah.

Meet Clare, Student Affairs Advisor

Clare Ling

Student Affairs Representative

A Minnesota native, Clare graduated from Northwestern University and graduated with a degree in Spanish. Clare's first trip overseas was a study abroad trip to Santiago, Chile and then to Havana, Cuba. She also taught English with the Fullbright Student Program in Mérida, Mexico! Learn more about Clare.

Meet your advisor, erin

Erin Rydberg

Student Affairs Representative

A native of Rockford, IL, Erin taught English in France through the prestigious TAPIF Program before heading to Hong Kong, where she taught and also worked in recruiting & curriculum development for 3 years. Her professional experience and love of travel make Erin a natural for helping others teach English abroad. Learn more about Erin.

Glenn Schneider

Glenn Schneider

Student Affairs Representative

Glenn returned to his roots in Chicago after completing a three year wander through North and South America which included a year teaching at a coal mine in Colombia. He loves adventure and is excited to help usher others toward their own adventure. Learn more about Glenn.

Rose Tepper

Rose Tepper

Student Affairs Representative

Rose relocated from Portland, OR to join the ITA Team.  Having travelled internationally from an early age, Rose jumped at the opportunity to help others get started on their own adventures.  She studied in Spain and taught English in Korea for two years. Her previous experience as a recruiter and her passion for sharing her insights into the 20+ countries she has travelled to makes her a great resource during your job search. Learn more about Rose.

Meg Weaver


Student Affairs Representative

A native Midwesterner, Meg graduated from Michigan State University where she studied abroad in Costa Rica. After college, she joined the Peace Corps in Ecuador where she also taught English. Next on her list are Thailand, Cambodia, Spain, and Morroco but until then, you can find Meg helping hundreds of ITA students gain employment abroad each year. Learn more about Meg.


Meet the Staff - International TEFL Academy

Meet the Rest of the ITA Team

Meet the Team

All of our staff members have lived, traveled, and/or taught internationally, and we are all passionate about travel and living abroad. Our goal is to enable others to live their dream of teaching English abroad & traveling the world. Meet the Team.

Get TEFL Certified and Teach English Abroad with International TEFL Academy

Resources for Enrolled Students & Alumni

Enrolled Students Resource Page

Enrolled Students Page

Resources & Contact Info

Got questions or need help? ITA students & graduates can check out this page to access resources & receive assistance.

International TEFL Academy Alumni Facebook

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Join the Conversation

Connect with thousands of ITA students & alumni on our exclusive country-specific pages & topic threads. Only enrolled students & alumni can post, but anybody can check out the conversation.

Join the International TEFL Academy Alumni Association

ITA Alumni Association

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Check out all the fun & resources including the latest article & photo contests, alumni meet-ups, & exclusive networking opportunities on social media.

Alumni Rewards Program

Alumni Rewards Program

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We love engagement from our students & alumni & are provide an array of incentives for submitting articles, Q&As, and videos in addition to participating in contests & surveys. Also, refer a friend and if they enroll, we'll send you $ 50 and your referral will also receive a $ 50 discount on their TEFL course!

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