Our Philosophy

1.  Learning should be fun.

2. High standards lead to success.

3. Lessons include real-life connections, you will find our class full of  interesting activities

4. Every student has something to contribute, it is a teacher’s job to bring it out.

As teachers we strive to create an atmosphere that encourages each student to learn and experiment with language. Our school is a place where students feel safe to ask questions, learn from mistakes and reach their full potential.

The best teachers are always learning and we are constantly expanding our knowledge. We know a good teacher must be very flexible because teaching is full of surprises!

Our Staff

Name: Ellisa Stewart
Position: School Director
Nationality: American

I was born and raised in the USA and am a native English speaker. I have lived and taught English all over the world (France, China, Japan) and now I call Bucharest home with my husband and 3 children. Before opening Stewart English I was the Head of the International Division at Mark Twain Primary School in Bucharest. I have 12 years experience teaching children in public and private schools. My educational background includes a bachelors and a masters degree. I also have certificates in Accent Reduction from The American Instutite of Phonology and Assessment in Teaching from the International Bachelorette program.

Name: Caila Davids
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: South African

Hi, I’m Caila. I was born in South Africa and am a native English speaker. I have lived in both Johannesburg and Pretoria with my mixed British and South African family. I double majored in law and psychology at the University of Pretoria and received my teaching certification shortly afterwards. I love travel and have lived in Russia, Greece and now Romania.

Name: Moriah Domby
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: American

I was born and raised in Tennessee in the USA. I studied music at Middle Tennessee State and have been teaching for nearly 10 years. I like working with children of all ages and have an encouraging teaching style. I am a creative person, I love playing with language and incorporating music, rhythm and rhyme into my lessons whenever I can. In my free time I write songs, sing and hang out with my husband and two dogs.

Name: Jennifer Bryson
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: Canadian

I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where I still live today. I’ve been in education for the past 10 years and have taught in Taiwan, Peru and France. I have a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts from Queen’s University and am currently working on my Masters in Education at Oxford Brookes University. I love what I do, I believe in a positive and nurturing learning environment and like to make sure my students leave with a smile. In my free time, I volunteer for a kids helpline, study for my master’s degree and eat a lot of chocolate.

Name: Holly Ryan
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: British

Hi, I am from Suffolk in the UK and have travelled and worked all over the world. I have been teaching English as a second language for four years. I received my degree in arts and teaching certification from The Centre Performing Arts College in London. I regularly attend teaching courses in the UK to learn new teaching methods and update my current knowledge. Having a young daughter myself means I have seen the benefits first hand of how well children learn in an immersive and fun environment. Making sure every child participates and feels good about the class is my priority, I know how important it is for children to feel good about what they are learning.

Name: Scott Waters
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: British

I was born and raised in the UK and am a native English speaker. I have worked with kids for years, mostly through coaching youth football teams. I studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire and received my teaching certification after graduation. I am passionate about sport and travel.

Name: Liz Egan
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: American

Hi, I’m Liz. I’m from Chicago. I have a Masters in Elementary Education from DePaul University and have been teaching young learners for over 10 years. I am a dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven professional educator with extensive experience and a strong track record for fostering a child-centered curriculum and student creativity. I try to motivate children in a warm and caring way. I want all children to be successful learners and work to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging. In my free time, you can find me doing yoga, curling up with a good book, and or performing standup comedy.

Name: Aine Loughran
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: Irish

Hello! My name is Aine and I was born in Ireland. I have a degree in History from the National University of Ireland and I completed my teaching degree with Hibernia. I have been teaching primary school children in Ireland for the past 7 years and I am currently living in Greece with my husband and my dog. I am passionate about teaching and believe in creating an inclusive and encouraging classroom environment, where my students can thrive. I love to travel and have lived and worked in the US. In my free time I like to kitesurf, kayak and play music.

Name: Michelle Abreu
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: American

Hi! I was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, in the USA. I have a bachelor’s in communication from Rutgers University and received my teaching certification from the Oxford School. I have been living in Valencia, Spain for the past 10 years, teaching English to children and young adults. I am passionate about cooking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with my husband and two cats.

Name: Andrea Fillbach
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: American

My name is Andrea, I was born and raised in the U.S.A. and am a native English speaker. I currently live in Wisconsin, U.S.A but have also lived in Panama, Central America. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Language Education with a minor in Primary School Education. I enjoy working with children of all ages. Learning a new language is so important, it helps you see the world through a different lens, gives you confidence and takes you on an adventure. I encourage students to use their hobbies and interests to enhance their learning experience. I love outdoor activities, food, music, travel and spending time with my husband.

Name: Brandi Neri
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: American

Hi! My name is Brandi. I am from South Carolina, USA. I have my bachelors degree in education and have taught students from various backgrounds, ages, and levels. I believe learning a new language creates opportunities for students, and as an online English teacher, I can put those opportunities within reach of young learners. I love helping each student discover their own strengths and talents and nurture those traits through my educational approach while having fun and being creative. My dream is to empower, motivate and inspire learners all over the world.

Name: Danyel VanReenen
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: American

Hi! I’m Dany. I was born and raised in West Virginia, U.S.A. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Shepherd University and a masters in Literature, Culture and Theory from the University of Sussex. I have taught English in Taiwan, the USA and now online in Romania. I enjoy teaching English as a second language and getting to connect with children around the world. I am an amateur journalist and in my free time I enjoy writing and spending time with my family.

Name: Catherine Baxter
Position: English Teacher
Nationality: British

Hi, I’m Catherine. I am from Ascot, Berkshire in the UK. I have a Bachelors of Business Administration at Vega College as well as a teaching certification. I have worked in Thailand, the UK and Romania where I currently live. As a teacher I enjoy seeing students’ confidence grow and encouraging them to express their personalities and unique quirks. In my free time I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, yoga, listening to music and podcasts, travel, hiking, laughing and dancing wherever I can.

Name: Altynay Arbotoeva (Alti)
Position: French Teacher
Nationality: French

After attending primary and middle school in Pau, a small town in southwest France, Alti earned her Baccalaureate in Literature at the Lycee Louis Barthou. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) from the University of Pau. Alti has been teaching French as a foreign language since 2016. She has worked in France and Vietnam before relocating to Bucharest. She enjoys traveling, reading, hiking and skiing.

Name: Gaëlle Perret
Position: French Teacher
Nationality: French

Hi my name is Gaëlle, and I am from Lyon, France. I have a master’s in Teaching French as a foreign language from the Université d’Artois, France and a teaching diploma from the Alliance Francaise of Paris. I have been working with children for 11 years. Children have a lot of energy and so do I, so teaching children suits me!  I have worked with children in France, Ireland, China and now Romania. In my free time I like cooking, traveling and spending time with my daughter.

Name: Manuela Bair
Position: German Teacher
Nationality: Austrian

My name is Manuela. I am from Innsbruck in Austria and German is my native language. I have a bachelors of Education from Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol with a focus on German Language. I love traveling, teaching children, helping others and doing yoga.

Name: Lisa Langlott
Position: German Teacher
Nationality: German

Hello, I am Lisa and I am from Germany. I have a Bachelors in Psychology and Philosophy from the teaching department of the University of Vienna as well as a bachelors in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University of Leipzig. I have taught German as a second language in Germany, Portugal and Spain, where I currently live. I enjoy teaching children because it always brings surprises as well as new challenges.

Name: Fiona Mclean
Position: Summer Camp Cordinator
Nationality: British

Fiona was born and raised in Scotland and is a native English speaker. She studied archeology at the University of Edinburgh and received her teaching certification from the University of Cambridge. Fiona has worked in Spain, Romania and the UK. She formerly worked at Stewart English in Bucharest and is currently the Director at Mclean English in Scotland which organizes our summer camp each year. Fiona currently lives in Scotland and is passionate about scuba diving and her cats.