Marketing Team and Directors

Michael McGarry

Michael McGarry

Director

Michael, from Ireland, has an MA and founded the school over 25 years ago, is a qualified teacher, board member of MEI and travels worldwide marketing Swan ELT.

Oliver Lyons

Oliver Lyons

Director

Oliver, from Ireland, founded the school over 25 years ago, has an M.Phil in Applied Linguistics and is a former Chairperson of MEI.

Danielle Wall

Danielle Wall

International Marketing Manager

Danielle, from Ireland has an Honours Degree in Marketing and has extensive experience working in language schools and travels the world marketing Swan ELT and supporting agents.

Ina Engel

Ina Engel

Sales & Marketing Executive

Originally from Germany but born in Kazakhstan, Ina is a graduate of Journalism and Media Communications and also has experience in Wholesale and Foreign Trade. Ina works in our Marketing Department looking after all areas of Sales and Marketing including promotional material, dealing with agents and the overall student experience.

Academic Team

Dermot McSharry

Dermot McSharry

Director of Studies

Dermot, from Ireland holds a B.A in Marketing, a CELT, a Higher Diploma in Education and a M.Phil in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College Dublin. With many years experience in management and teaching, we are delighted to have him here as our Director of Studies.

Touria McKee

Touria McKee

Assistant Director of Studies

Meet Touria, the Assistant Director of Studies, here at Swan. With extensive experience in ESL teaching, she has worked in the UK, Turkey and now here in Dublin. Touria specialises in language material design and has an MA in ELT and professional development.

Gillian Cooke

Gillian Cooke

Teacher Training Co-ordinator

Gillian, from Northern Ireland, has worked worldwide in ELT for 25+ years. She has a DELTA, worked for prestigious ELT organisations and co-ordinates our teacher training programmes.

Admin Team

Helen Gao

Helen Gao

Admin Manager

Helen, from China, looks after everything at Swan ELT – from bookings, admin, visa concerns and more. She is the head of our admin team.

Marcela Cueva

Marcela Cueva

Internship Programme Manager

Marcela, originally from Mexico, manages our Professional Internship Programme, which welcomes students from all over Europe.

Joana Rebola

Joana Rebola

Front Line Manager/Sales Support

Lin Gao

Lin Gao

Residential Accommodation co-ordinator

Lin, from China, has extensive experience at Swan ELT and manages the reception area.

Marcella Conway

Marcella Conway

Welfare Officer

You all know our fantastic and well-loved Welfare Officer. You can talk to her any time you want.

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

Building Maintenance and Transport

Joe, from Ireland, is responsible for all travel and maintenance at Swan ELT, and supports the admin team in looking after our students.

Maria

Maria

Accommodation Officer

An Italian graduate of Foreign Languages and Cultures from University of Sassari, Maria has over 13 years experience in one of Europes top publishing companies, Maria also has experience working in the Accommodation Department of two Dublin language schools. Holding the qualification CEDILS for teaching Italian to foreign students, she has a real love for people, languages, culture and psychology.

Madie

Madie

Accommodation Assistant

All the way from South Africa, Madie has a BA Mediastudies degree (University of the Free State) and Hons degree in Political Science (Nelson Mandela University). Then she came to Ireland, where she graduated with an MA in Peace and Development Studies from University of Limerick. With experience in journalism, political research, administration, accounting and teaching, Madie joined the Swan team in 2018.

Teaching Team

Brian

Brian

Teacher

Brian, from Kildare, is a graduate of the CELT course at Swan. He is also a graduate of NCAD and a practicing (and very talented!) artist. Teaching students of all ages here at Swan, Brian also holds Culture and Arts discussions for our students in the afternoons and leads tours of museums and galleries throughout the city. He is a very important team member of the Swan Junior International Summer Programme in July and August where he very successfully runs the popular afternoon art camp.

Cormac

Cormac

Teacher

Cormac, from Ireland, is our longest standing teacher, an accomplished artist and an expert in IELTS – trusted by IELTS students all around Dublin.

Ivan

Ivan

Teacher

Ivan, from the USA, is an experienced teacher and best-selling author. Currently writing a PhD, he is a popular and dedicated teacher.

Sam

Sam

Teacher

All the way from Sydney, Australia, Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Education (primary) (sp. education) from Charles Sturt University. After moving to Ireland, falling in love and marrying her wonderful Irish husband, Sam completed the CELT course here at Swan back in 2013. We were so impressed by her, that we offered her a teaching job just 2 days after she completed the course and she has been a treasured member of the Swan Team ever since.

Cory

Cory

Teacher

With 10 years' experience in teaching English in Ireland, England and abroad, Cory is immensely popular with our students. With a Masters degree and three additional degrees, as well as being in a band, Cory is a fantastic addition to our teaching team.

Helen

Helen

Teacher

Originally from Dublin, Helen has a degree in English and Art History from UCD. She completed her CELT with Swan last year and is currently doing a Masters in Primary Education.