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Teaching House Nomads Blog | January 19, 2018

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Meet the Teaching House Nomads

john_square_150John Harrop

A small, freckled traveler from Liverpool, John never imagined he’d end up working in education. Then, one night in a British pub, he met some Spanish students, ended up moving to Spain and the rest, as they say, is history. Based in Seville, he now spends his time teacher-training, teaching, writing and performing interactive puppet shows with Bat-i-Burrillo Teatro de Títeres.

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Amy Butler

Amy snagged a CELTA from Teaching House New York in 2013 and since then has taught on three continents (and counting). Having a CELTA has made her dream of moving abroad possible, and currently she is slow-traveling through Europe. She loves getting to know students, wandering around cities, and trying to find the world’s best donut. You can check out her travel adventures and mishaps at The Wayfarer’s Book.

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Erica Profile PhotoErica Lederman

Erica has been teaching English and traveling the world since 2007. She’s lived in Russia, Colombia, and Australia and has visited 44 countries so far. She loves hiking, photography, scuba diving, and experiencing local food. She’s now a CELTA trainer in Chicago and is basing her travels closer to home. You can learn about some of her adventures at her blog, A Yank without a Chain.

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Fran ZarnitzkyFran Zarnitzky

After Fran did her CELTA at Teaching House New York,  she moved to Uberaba, Brazil, where she teaches ESL at all levels and is head of the school’s EducationUSA department, which helps Brazilian students study in the U.S.  She recently traveled solo through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, and hopes to teach in Asia soon.  You can follow her adventures at Franny’s Footsteps.

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Barry O’Leary

Barry has been teaching English for over 13 years and is both CELTA and Delta qualified. He spent two years travelling and teaching English round the world and stopped in Ecuador, Brazil, Australia, and Thailand. He wanted to continue his travels, but got kidnapped by a beautiful Spanish lady, now his wife, in Seville, Spain where he continues to teach, write, and be a father to two wonderful kids. You can find him on his two blogs Baztefl and A Novel Spain.

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ryan-square-150Ryan Horsnail

Ryan has been working in TESOL for over 15 years. He’s taught English (Hong Kong, Cambodia, Spain & Scotland) and worked in teacher training (Qatar, Spain, Sudan and the US). He travels extensively in his role as a Senior Assessor of Cambridge University Teaching Awards and previously for his responsibilities as Co-Founder and CEO of Teaching House. He is now traveling around the world and can be found at Chase the Story

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Kate Bailward_Head ShotKate Bailward

Kate started teaching ESL in 2009, after giving up her career as an actor. She was originally headed for Argentina, but instead ended up in Puglia, southern Italy, with no friends, no idea how to speak Italian and only a hazy clue of how to teach. Four years later – and now in Sicily – she has many Italian friends, lots of teaching experience and a blog: Driving Like a Maniac.

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Lauren Ringdahl_Head ShotLauren Ringdahl

Lauren’s passion is education and intercultural learning. Originally from Massachusetts, she lived and taught in New York City for several years before doing her CELTA with Teaching House. She now teaches English to adults in Shanghai, China and writes about her experiences on her blog, An American in Shanghai. She lives for bike rides, ice cream, and learning languages.

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Sherry Ott_Head ShotSherry Ott

Sherry is a long-term traveler, blogger, and photographer who did her CELTA at Teaching House, got a job teaching in Vietnam, and hasn’t stopped moving since. She writes about her around-the-world adventures on Ott’s World and is a co-founder of Meet, Plan, Go!, a website and travel event teaching people how to take their own traveling career break or sabbatical.

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Whitney Currier

Originally from San Diego, California, Whitney taught ESL for ten years, both in the U.S. and most recently in Korea. She’s now a freelance writer, which enables her to work while roaming the world. After six months in Southeast Asia, she’s now in Italy writing, taking pictures, eating everything she sees—and trying to find the motivation to work between adventures! Find her on The Spaces Between and Instagram.

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Tasha Hacker

Tasha is a CELTA Trainer with 15 years’ experience teaching ESL in Russia, England, Qatar, Spain and the US. In her previous role as Co-Founder and Head of Marketing for Teaching House, she travelled extensively, building relationships with schools abroad and blogging about her travels at Turf to Surf. She also now be found at Chase the Story telling of her adventures around the world.

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