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.

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.

Joanne Dalton

Joanne Dalton

Assistant Director of Studies

From Dublin but having lived in Spain for over 10 years, we are delighted to have Joanne as our ADOS. She has a BA in English and Geography and a CELT certificate. Located on the first floor in the Swan Welcome Area, Joanne is probably one of the first people you'll meet when you come to Swan.

Touria McKee

Touria McKee

IELTS Academic Co-ordinator

Meet Touria, IELTS Teacher and co-ordinator here at Swan. With extensive experience in ESL teaching, she has worked in the UK, Morocco, Turkey and now here in Dublin. Touria specialises in language material design and is currently completing her 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.

Ann Gilmore

Ann Gilmore

Accommodation Officer

Ann, from Ireland is a hospitality professional with extensive experience in Tourism Management and Accommodation Booking. She is here to enhance the student experience at Swan by best matching students with the most suitable host families and accommodation providers from our extensive database.

Isabel Molina Marzo

Isabel Molina Marzo

Internship Manager

Isabel, originally from Navarro in Spain, manages our Professional Internship Programme, which welcomes students from all over the world.

Lin Gao

Lin Gao

Residential Accommodation co-ordinator

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

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.

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.

Kevin O'Neill

Kevin O'Neill

Business Development Manager

Joana Rebola

Joana Rebola

Front Line Manager/Sales Support

Teaching Team

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.

Patrick

Patrick

Teacher and Summer DOS

Patrick taught in China for many years before returning to Ireland. A popular and experienced teacher who also runs the Summer International Junior Programme.

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.

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.

Sarah Keyes

Sarah Keyes

Teacher

Sarah graduated with an Hons Degree in Geography and Music from UCD. In 2014, she completed the CELT course here in the Teacher Training Department of Swan after which we offered her a job as she was so good. Along with teaching English at Swan, Sarah is now doing a Masters in (Primary) Education.

Sam Cuddy

Sam Cuddy

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.

Tom Conaty

Tom Conaty

Teacher

Originally from Rhode Island in the USA, Tom graduated with a Master's degree in English from the University of New Hampshire. He has over 30 years' experience teaching students at all levels in the USA, UK, and Ireland! A popular member of the Swan team, Tom currently teaches IELTS and General English.

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.