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What a great team!
We at Celtic School of English enjoy working together and look forward to welcoming you to our International Family! Anne (Director) is mostly in the school organising schedules, student accommodation and ensuring that students are happy.  Alison (Director) travels a lot promoting the school and loves meeting new students & teachers.

Anne O'Keefe

Anne O'Keefe BSc, DELTA

Anne spent nearly four years in Korea where she taught university students of all levels. She has also taught in Europe and Ireland. Anne looks after recruitment & training, syllabus preparation, student accommodation, student assessment (placement & progress) and student Visa & student card requirements. As Director of Celtic School of English, she has developed the school so that she knows every student and strives to help them. She recognises the difficulties students have when learning English and focuses on a student’s weaknesses as well as strengths to help them improve. Anne is an early bird – and can be found running or swimming at the crack of dawn, ready with scones & hot coffee when everyone arrives in the school!
Alison

Alison Boardman, MA, DELTA

Alison has taught English in Dublin, Hong Kong (Polytechnic) and Portugal (International House). As Director of Celtic School of English she focuses on marketing and travels a lot, promoting the school, meeting teachers and students. Her research area is online learning strategies and runs teacher development courses on ICT and Blended Learning. Alison trained as a Louise Hay Teacher and rediscovered her passion for music - she runs positivity courses both in Ireland and abroad (Open Heart, Open Mind Course). And if we can’t find Alison in the school, she is probably in the Music Room showing someone how to play the Bodhran (Irish drum) or the Ukulele!
Daniel

Daniel O'Sullivan MA, DELTA

Dan is an experienced exam teacher with a well-developed career in a variety of educational settings. He began his career in Japan where he worked initially at a business- orientated conversation school, and later at the International Relations Department of Nihon University, assisting with TOEFL and IELTS preparation and providing language support. After that Dan returned to the UK and worked at a large residential English language school where he organised, planned and delivered courses for young learners of many different nationalities. Dan is a brilliant musician and can play any string instrument given to him – playing from time to time with his old band The Regatti String Band in the UK, and more regularly TradSoftly.com at home in Kerry.
Deirdre

Deirdre Kearney, BA, DELTA

Deirdre is Senior Teacher at Celtic School of English. She worked in various language schools in Ireland and in France after she completed her teaching degree in Cork before establishing herself as one of the pillars of Celtic School of English. She has a love for languages, music, sport, all things French and of course, baking. We have all enjoyed her homemade scones, blueberry cheesecakes and Victoria sponges. With such varied interests, Deirdre’s classes can be nothing but imaginative and fun as she brings passion and professionalism to every lesson.Deirdre is our exam expert. She advises, creates, produces and monitors lessons and courses for Cambridge exams. Her recent experience of completing her Delta (Cambridge Diploma in English language teaching) has provided her with invaluable skills that she passes onto students with ease. Deirdre is also musical with a great voice and took up the ukulele last year, just to add yet another string to her bow.
Aine

Aine McEvoy BA, TEFL

Before joining Celtic School of English in 2008, Aine gained valuable experience working in English schools in Ireland and in Turkey. When Aine moved to Tralee first, she taught English on a voluntary basis in community programmes. She then combined all her experience with her background in and love of Art to make classes interesting, entertaining, creative and knowledgeable. As the longest standing member of staff, Aine has become the sage that everyone turns to but it is her eternal optimism that we all take pleasure in. Aine enjoys teaching all aspects of English language but will always direct students’ attention to their pronunciation. She manages to make it part of every class so that it becomes natural for students to be more aware.
Anne

Anne Mooney BSc MSc

A zoologist by profession, Anne lived in France for over 20 years where she worked as a toxicologist and also earned a diploma in French. Anne is a people person, she is passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge . Her interests include tennis, walking, cycling, fashion and all things French!! She helps out on reception and students love her warm, friendly manner.
Peter

Peter Keane BSC, TEFL, HDE

Peter is our Junior Centre Manager and ensures the smooth running of our summer programme. He coordinates the junior activities programme, taking students on exciting excursions and organising sporting and fun activities each afternoon. Peter has been an EFL teacher for many years, having taught in New Zealand and Japan and he is now happily teaching at home in Ireland. Peter has a great rapport with the students and staff and enjoys being part of a vibrant team. ..

We at Celtic School of English enjoy working here & look forward to welcoming you to our International Family


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