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.

Sales & Marketing

Iannis Doulopoulos

Iannis Doulopoulos

International Marketing Executive

Originally from Greece but having lived in many countries for over 15 years, Iannis is a graduate of Fine Art with a MA Degree in Design and Marketing. With many years in the industry, Iannis works in our Marketing Department looking after all areas of Sales and Marketing including promotional material, dealing with agents and sales.

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.

Cory Sloan

Cory Sloan

Assistant Director of Studies

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.

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.

Kristina Vaughan

Kristina Vaughan

Internship Programme Manager

Kristina joined the Swan team as our Internship Programme Manager. Born and raised in Ireland, she holds a BA in New Media & English, she also has an MA in English Studies. With several years’ experience in the industry, she started off teaching General English, Business English, IELTS and Cambridge Exam Preparation, and later became Academic Coordinator. With a passion for matching our interns with the companies who can bring out the best in them, she is the perfect person for the job.

Lin Gao

Lin Gao

Administration Officer

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

Marcella Conway

Marcella Conway

Student Welfare Officer/Teacher

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 Scarlatella

Maria Scarlatella

Accommodation Manager

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.

Teaching Team

Elaine

Elaine

Teacher

Rebecca

Rebecca

Teacher

Mariana

Mariana

Teacher

Marcella

Marcella

Teacher

Brian

Brian

Teacher

Cormac

Cormac

Teacher

David. H

David. H

Teacher

Harold

Harold

The Swan Seagull

Harold is quite a vocal member of the Swan team and likes to make his presence known by banging on the windows with his beak! He visits the school on a daily basis, checking in to make sure all students are studying hard!