TEACHERS

Meet Our Teachers

AIA teachers are the heart and soul of our school.  We are proud of our excellent global team who are experienced, licensed, enthusiastic and dedicated; creating learning environments that allow students to truly excel and be the best they can be! 

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Alex Brooks

The University of Alabama

Degree: International Relations

Certifications: TEFL

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Alex Saunders

The Ohio State University

Degree: Geography

Certifications: TEFL

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Amana Lee

Simon Fraser University

Degree: Anthropology

Certifications: TEFL & TESOL

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Andrea Keany

University of Alicante

Degree: Philology & English Language and Literature

Experience: 10+ Years

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Aniysa Sconion

Kennesaw State University

Degree: English / Public Administration

Experience: 5 Years

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Anne Haggerson

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Degree: Antropology / Multicultural Education / Spanish * Ph.D.

Certifications: TEFL

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April Packer

University of Southern Mississippi

Degree: English / Speech Communication *Masters

Certifications: ACSTH Communications

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Ashley Robota

Arizona State University 

Degree: Biology / Dental Hygiene

Experience: 12 Years

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Avanna Bell

University of Arizona

Degree: BA English M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction

Experience: 5 Years

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Beth Fraser

Lyndon State College

Degree: Elementary, Middle School, Secondary Education

Experience: 12 Years

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Chrispus Mwapea

Montana State University

Degree: Science Education

Experience: 22 Years

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Colby Granvil

Degree: BA / Secondary Education; M.Ed/ Educational Technology; JD / Law

Experience: 10 Years

Arizona State University 

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Chrystal McDowell

Wake Forest University &

University of Georgia

Degree: BA, MAEd, EdD

Certifications:  GAPSC

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Elizabeth Burnett

Loyola University &

University of New Orleans

Degree: B.A. Public Relations

& Communications

Experience: 19 Years

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Francesca Pietrella

University of Cambridge

Degree: Translation and liaison interpreting / Second language teaching and acquisition methods

Certification: CELTA / CELTYL

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Gaia Garbin

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Degree: European and Post-Colonial American Languages and Literatures *Masters

Certifications: EUROLTA, AFHEA, DELE Examiner, CILS Examiner

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Gina Chinchilla

Argosy University

Degree: B.A. Public Relations

& Communications

Certification: TEFL

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Glenda Candido

State University of Campinas

Degree: BA History / MBA Educational Leadership & Management

Certification: TESOL

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Hanlie Robertse

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Degree: Finacial Management

Experience: 12 Years

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Ingrid Crause

University of Michigan

Degree: K-12 teaching certification in German and Health

Experience: 10+ Years

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Jibril Balogun

Western Governors University

Degree: BS Cloud Computing / AAS Computer Information Systems / AAS Cybersecurity

Experience: 6 Years

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Jodine Shaw

Walden University

Degree: BSc. Science and Education major Math and Chemistry/ M.Ed Mathematics Education

Experience: 10 Years

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Kara Reavis

Oregon State Univeristy

Degree: Visual Arts / Photography

Certifications: TESOL

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Kathryn Haynes

University of Houston

Degree: Biomedical Engineeirng

Certifications: 6-12 Math/Science/Enginering

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Leanne Graybill

Shippensburg University &

Palo Alto University

Degree: BA Social Work/ MA Translation and Interpretation/ MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Certifications: CELTA, PGCE

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Lindsay Sturnick

Oregon State Univeristy

Degree: B.S. Biology

Certifications: TEFL

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Liz Davidson

University of Houston

Degree: English /

Speech Communication

Certifications: TEFL

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Maria Valenzuela

LaSalle University

Degree: Psychology

Certifications: TESOL, TEFL

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Melinda List

Northern Kentucky University

Degree: BS Elementary Education / M.Ed. Gifted and Talented Education

Experience: 27 Years

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Michael Wilson

Purdue University

Degree: Mechanical Engineering Technology

Experience: 8 Years

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Nancy Daum

Richmond University

Degree: English Literature with a focus on 20th C American literature

Certifications: TEFL

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Pankaj Mehrotra

University of Delhi, India &

University of Southern Mississippi

Black Hills State University & University of Aberdeen

Degree: Bachelor of Science (Honors) & Master of Science in Integrative Genomics & Master of Science in Science Education & Ph.D. in Medical Sciences

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Rachel Saenz

Western Kentucky University

Degree: B.S. Elementary Education

Certifications: TESOL

Certifications: HMMI Bio-Interactive

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Sam Kulla

University of Montana

Degree: B.A. Geography; B.A. Spanish; M.A. Education

Certifications: International Baccalaureate (IB) Certified: Diploma Program (DP); Career-Related Program (CP).

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Sarah Kulla

University of Montana &

University of Hawaii

Degree: Biology, Spanish, Secondary Educaiton, ESL

Certifications: TESOL, TEFL

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Tiffanie Manchester

Hawaii Pacific University & University of Arizona

Degree: B.S. Applied Behavioral Sciences & M.A. Education with emphasis in Special Education with Honors

Experience: 4 Years

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Tyrus McDowell

University of Georgia

Degree: Doctorate in Education Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision / M.A. and B.A in English Education and English

Certifications: English, AP English, and Gifted Education

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Vivian Duncan

The Evergreen State College

Degree: Cultural Studies / Linguistics

Certifications: TEFL, Trinity CertTESOL

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Vladyslav Drandarov

Zaporizhzhia State National University & Zaporizhzhia Institute of Economics and IT

Degree: Electrical Engineering / International Economics

Certifications: CELTA

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Wendie Lubinsky

Capella University &

University of Irvine

Degree: Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & BA in English

Certifications: Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services

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Will Wolf

Liberty University

Degree: Mathematics, B.S. / Mathematics Education, M.S.(Jan 2023)

Experience: 6 Years