Meet our Professors

Tyler Bradbury - International TEFL Academy Online TEFL Class Instructor

Tyler Bradbury


Online TEFL Class Professor


A graduate of Grinnell College who also holds an MA in TESOL from SUNY Buffalo, Tyler taught English in China & France. She has also taught ESL extensively at the community college & university levels.

Barbara Carkhuff - International TEFL Academy Professor

Barbara Carkuff


Online TEFL Class Professor

 

Barbara earned her BA in Spanish & Education with Honors and her MA in TESOL & Bilingual Education from Northern Illinois University. She has taught English abroad in Hanoi, Vietnam & Barcelona, Spain, and she has taught & worked as a consultant with a variety of universities & school districts.

Caitlin Cornell - International TEFL Academy instructor

Caitlin Cornell


Online TEFL Class Professor

 

Caitlin holds a BA in French & International Studies from Kalamazoo College in addition to an MA from the University of Illinois - Chicago in Linguistics with a specialization in TESOL.  She has also lived & worked in France & Lebanon and she has traveled to more than 15 countries.

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Betsy Jo Divine


Online TEFL Course Instructor

 

A former Chicago course instructor, Betsy has been working with ITA since 2014. Betsy has been teaching ESL for over 11 years. She has a dog named Lincoln who is a fan favorite among ITA Chicago staff.

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Karen Duncan


Online TEFL Class Professor

 

Karen has taught English in Japan & Mexico and she holds an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Colorado State University. She has also experienced the Great Wall of China via zipline!

Melissa Jaen - TEFL Instructor for International TEFL Academy

Melissa Jaen


Chicago & Online TEFL Class Professor

 

Melissa taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama, where she also managed a language school & taught English at the university level. She has also taught English in South Korea & she holds an MA in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University.

Juliana Dukov International TEFL Academy Professor

Juliana Dukov


Chicago TEFL Class Professor

 

A published writer and translator, Juliana holds an MA in English Philology & Theory of Literature. She has taught Business English and TOEFL preparation courses abroad; English and American Literature at the university level; & has worked as a foreign language instructor in English, Bulgarian, Russian and Italian.

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Carlie Johnson


Online TEFL Course Instructor

 

Carlie taught English abroad in Madrid for six years and has traveled exstensively through Europe. She holds an MA is TESL and currently works as an ESL teacher at Green River college in Auburn, WA. 

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Jan Kasik


Online TEFL Class Professor

 

A professor at Tufts University & Northeastern University, Jan has been on the team at ITA for more than 5 years. He has taught English at virtually every level and has also traveled to every major continent. 

Meghan McNeill - International TEFL Academy Professor

Meghan McNeill


Online TEFL Class Professor

 

Meghan holds an MA in Second Language Education from the University at Buffalo and also a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (international) from the University of Nottingham (England). She has taught English in China & Mexico and has traveled to 30 countries.

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David Miller


Online TEFL Course Instructor


David has been an ITA Online Course instructor since 2014. David holds an MA in Linguistics, and he has taught English in numerous universities.

Emily Ricklefs - International TEFL Academy Professor

Emily Ricklefs


Online TEFL Class Professor

 

A native of Colorado, Emily earned her BA from Cornell College & her MA in TEFL & Education from Colorado State. She studied abroad in Germany & worked for the Red Cross in Mexico before moving to South America to teach English in Bolivia.

Gosia International TEFL Academy TEFL Certification for teaching English abroad

Gosia Mroz


Online TEFL Class Professor

 

Possessing a PhD in Linguistics & an MA in Applied Language, Gosia has taught ESL at a variety of American universities and she is one of the most senior professors on the ITA team.

Online TEFL Course Professor

Kismet Saglam


Online TEFL Class Professor


Kismet holds her MS in Education & TESOL from Shenandoah University & her BA in Political Science from Roosevelt University. She taught English in Turkey and says her most memorable travel experience was laying eyes on the skyline of Istanbul for the first time.

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Darius Vukasinovic


Online TEFL Course Instructor


Darius holds an MA in Linguistics, and has taught English both in the United States and abroad. He participated in the JET Program in Japan for five years. 

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Wayne Walker


Online TEFL Course Instructor

Wayne has been an ITA Online course instructor since June 2014. He holds a MA in TEFL/TESL from Colorado State University. Wayne has also taught English abroad in the Czech Republic & Spain.