Get To Know Our Staff
The heart, soul and energy of GV Vancouver are
largely generated by the interesting and eclectic mix of teachers. At
GV Vancouver we aim to keep a large and rich variety of teachers to
ensure that the right teacher is matched to the right program and level,
and also to ensure that students are kept interested and motivated.
Another unique feature about the GV Vancouver staff is the low turn-over rate. The teachers develop strong bonds with fellow teachers and maintain supportive professional relationships with their colleagues and with the managing staff. The teachers are highly qualified and experienced: all hold a university degree and a TESL Canada approved teaching qualification as minimum requirements. Many teachers do postgraduate training, become specialists in particular areas of teaching, and lead workshops at professional development conferences.
From left to right: Agata Rebisz, Svjetlana Vidakovic, Jackie Sousa
Our registration team, Jackie, Svjetlana and Agata, have a great deal of experience fielding inquiries from study abroad offices and students. They work quickly and guarantee a 24 hour response time. Their aim is to make the application and registration process for programs and accommodation easy, clear, accurate and as flexible as possible.
From left to right: Beth Fawcett, Kevin Reinitz, Kathleen Larkey
The Program Directors at GV Vancouver are Kevin Reintz, Beth Fawcett and Kathleen Larkey. Students are encouraged to visit the Program Directors for academic counselling. Kevin manages the upper level GEP program, Cambridge programs, IELTS preparation and TOEFL. Kathleen manages the specialized programs, including English for Business, University Pathway Program, Tutoring, Teen Activity Programs, and Special groups. Beth manages the lower level General English Program.
Paul Maher, President & CEO
works closely with the management team and oversees all aspects of the
operations of Global Village Vancouver on behalf of the Board of
Directors. His aim is to ensure that students and partner clients
receive the best quality possible in program delivery, exam preparation
and assessments, and related administrative services. The vision for the
company is set in consultation with the GVEC Inc. Marketing & Sales
company and with other GV school representatives.
Paul is actively involved in the development of standards at the national level as a Board Director of Languages Canada, and at the international level as a Canadian representative of an International Standards Organization (ISO) project. He received his BA and MA at the University of British Columbia and has over 20 years management experience in post-secondary organizations.
From left to right: Franziska Schwab, Loretta Revoczi (Director of IELTS), Michelle McLean
The International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) office is headed up by the Director, Loretta Revoczi, assisted by Franziska Schwab and Michelle McLean. IELTS has grown very quickly at GV Vancouver as demand for it continues to grow. The aim of the IELTS team is to make the application and registration process for IELTS exams easy, clear, and accurate within the strict accordance to IELTS testing guidelines.
GV Vancouver's full time events coordinators - Simon Turner (left photo) and Sarah Topps (centre in bottom photo) - do an amazing job organizing a full slate of exciting and varied activities every session. An activity is scheduled almost every day, including weekend day trips or overnight trips to Victoria, Tofino, Seattle, Whistler, central British Columbia and the Rocky Mountains. Simon and Sarah both have a number of years of experience in running trips and events and together they have a wealth of information for students on what they can do in Vancouver while studying at the school.
From left to right: Sandra Mayhew, Margaret Dilks, Iwona Sass
Our accommodation staff is available 24/7 and make an amazing effort to ensure students have an enjoyable and memorable homestay experience. Unlike many schools, our homestay staff is based at the school at both campuses, so they are readily accessible to help with any problems or requests.