Alex Reynolds, CEO
Alex is CEO and Co-Founder of Teacherhorizons and leads on English positions. A teacher himself, he has worked in education in a range of countries including Japan, Canada, Nepal, Ethiopia, Uganda, Portugal and the US. He participated in the inaugural cohort of Teach First and taught Geography in London for two years. He then became Director of Studies and IB Coordinator at an international school in Portugal.
He has since set up and run a number of education projects including Green Day and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. He currently splits his time between London and South East Asia.
John Regan, Director
John leads on Senior Leadership and Primary positions. He has been Headmaster of prestigious schools in Portugal, Egypt and the UK. After thirty years of recruitment experience, he joined Teacherhorizons with a shared vision of the need to improve recruitment across the international school sector. John graduated as a teacher at Leeds University and later gained his MEd.
He now brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to Teacherhorizons in order to help schools to recruit excellent teachers, and teachers to gain access to suitable international schools. John is passionate about sport, having represented his country in three sports, as well as running two marathons. He is based in Spain and the UK and enjoys reading and travel.
Alexis Toye, Co-Founder and Director of Finance
Alexis is Co-Founder of Teacherhorizons. He has recently returned to international education after working as a Lead Recruitment Adviser since Teacherhorizons began. He was born in Turkey and went to an international School himself – St. Andrew’s School in Argentina. He studied International Studies with Economics at University in the UK. Being interested in both travel and education, choosing a career in international education was an easy one. He has worked on education projects in Nepal and Nigeria before teaching Maths in London through Teach First. He then become IB Coordinator at an international school in Portugal.
Alexis is currently based in the United States but is often on the road. He regularly plays football and tennis and thinks he is a half decent chef!
Emily Parkman, Operations Manager
Emily works for Teacherhorizons from our Siem Reap base, she’s our multi-talented and super organised Operations Manager. Emily graduated from the University of Roehampton in London with a BA in Dance Studies and has recently set up her own dance school in Siem Reap. Although Emily isn’t a qualified teacher herself her partner is an international teacher and she’s keen to help other teachers take the leap to enjoy the benefits it offers them and their partners. She is passionate about dancing and has worked in numerous schools teaching it throughout her career. As well as dancing Emily also enjoys cooking, travelling and getting lost in a good book.
Anisha Vadher, Lead Recruitment Adviser
Anisha is a qualified teacher of Spanish and trained with Teach First in Yorkshire. She gained international experience through working and studying in Brazil and Argentina. After graduating in Economics and Hispanics Studies at the University of Sheffield she completed a Masters in Global Development at the University of Leeds.
Anisha enjoys travelling, tasting different cuisines and learning languages and will be doing so from her base in Cambodia.
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Maggie Johnston, Lead Recruitment Adviser
Maggie has over 15 years teaching and recruitment experience, both in the UK and internationally. Having spent some years teaching in the South West, she has taught in two international schools in Nigeria. As well as her teaching experience, Maggie has worked within the education recruitment industry, initially working for one of the largest recruitment companies in the UK. She has also been responsible for the set-up of training and recruitment services for international schools in Nigeria, Ghana, South Korea, China and the Philippines.
Her broad and varied experience within the education and recruitment sectors makes her uniquely able to understand the issues and concerns faced by international schools and teachers.
Tiffany is responsible for Science, Psychology, and Drama positions. She is a Bristol Psychology graduate and was part of the 2014 Teach First cohort. Tiffany taught Psychology and Science in Brixton before making the exciting move to Siem Reap to work for Teacherhorizons.
In the past, she has lived in Greece to pursue water sports and the French Alps for snowboarding. Here in Siem Reap, Tiffany has taken up Crossfit and Khmer lessons, but secretly prefers eating, going for massages and lazing by the swimming pools in snazzy hotels.
Phil Latham, Lead Recruitment Adviser
Phil studied Environmental Science at the University of Southampton before going on to do his PGCE at the University of Birmingham. He began his teaching career in 2002 and has now amassed 14 years teaching experience, teaching in both the private and state sectors and also internationally. His recent post (of 6 years) was teaching Science and Maths at a central London prep school. The four years prior to this were spent teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Phil is currently living in Germany – near Stuttgart – due to his partner’s work. He has started to learn German and is enjoying the local beer and food. He is also earnestly looking for a property to begin renovating which has always been a dream.
Caroline Heaton, Lead Recruitment Adviser
Caroline has a background of working within both recruitment and the education sector. Having grown up and attended an International School in Kenya, and subsequently studying, and completing her Masters in Education and International Development in the UK, she has an understanding of different cultures, people and environments. Caroline has also spent her working life both within the UK and abroad, and through this understands both the benefits and challenges of living and working in diverse environments. She is passionate about travel, sports and photography.
Daniel Baker, Lead Recruitment Adviser
Daniel is originally from Birkenhead in North West England. He obtained his PGCE in Secondary Science Education in 2004 and has worked internationally for much of his professional life. Daniel has taught Biology, General Science and Psychology predominantly in International Baccalaureate Schools and also had significant middle and senior leadership experience. In addition to teaching Science, Daniel also works for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He has contributed to the Exploring Science 7, 8 and 9 textbooks and to a number of articles about teaching abroad which have appeared online and in The Telegraph newspaper. To date, Daniel has worked in the UK, the USA, the United Arab Emirates and Sweden – where he currently resides.
Outside of work, Daniel enjoys going on long walks with his wife and two daughters, playing the piano and engaging in amateur cinematography.
Sarah Hartigan, Lead Recruitment Adviser
Sarah has worked as an English teacher and Head of Department in international schools in Malawi and Vietnam. Sarah trained as an English teacher with Teach First in the West Midlands and is currently studying for her MSc in London.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys yoga, hiking and learning languages. In the last three years, Sarah has travelled extensively throughout central Africa, the highlight of which was toasting her feet over the world’s largest lava lake in the DRC. Whilst living abroad she took the opportunity to explore southern Africa and east Asia.
Ryan Randall, Director of Technology
Ryan graduated from Durham University in 1996 with a degree in Maths and Computer Science, and has been living in London, designing and building IT systems for the past 20 years.
Outside of work, Ryan is a keen chess player, and has been the Chairman and 1st Team Captain of Dulwich Chess Club for the past 10 years.
He also enjoys walking, and has completed the Coast to Coast, National Three Peaks Challenge and Capital Ring. He’s currently walking the London Loop and working towards an international chess title.
Ian Upton, Web Developer
Ian has been working in I.T. for 34 years, moving from Petrochemical control systems and Refinery Delivery systems, via large Asset Management systems, into 24*7 Video Production for BBC News, before arriving at Teacherhorizons.
Outside of work Ian enjoys reading History, good literature, uneffacing wines and teaching chess in primary schools.
Veasna Meas, Data Entry Administrator
Veasna is a bright, young graduate from Jay Pritzker Academy. She joined the Teacherhorizons team in June 2015. She currently juggles working for Teacherhorizons and studying for her BA degree in English Teaching at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. She’s a highly ambitious individual and one day hopes to become a teacher and work for a social enterprise focusing on helping the education of women in Cambodia. She enjoys cooking, fashion and dancing – in fact, she is an exceptional Apsara dancer!
Veasna Noeun, Data Entry Administrator
Veasna is a determined individual who was born in the rural countryside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. He is a graduate of Jay Pritzker Academy and is continuing his education at Pannasastra University of Cambodia whilst working at Teacherhorizons. Veasna loves working with technology and has taught himself how to code websites. In his spare time, Veasna enjoys inventing gadgets out of old computers and devices. When he’s not focused on technology, Veasna likes to go hiking and camping with friends.
Otto Villarin, Technology Adviser
Otto was born and raised in Cuba until he won a scholarship to study overseas. He moved to the UK a decade ago where he has developed websites for a range of large corporations and start-ups.
Otto is a highly skilled IT professional with over 12 years’ experience with clients ranging from HSBC to the All England Lawn Tennis club. He developed much of his strong skill set through practical application of cutting edge technologies in the development of complex bespoke software applications.
Eldon Pascoe, Strategy Adviser
Eldon is the former head of a leading international school, a recognised authority in Gifted and Talented education and a respected professional learning provider. He has a Bachelors degree in Education and a Master in Education (Gifted Education) both from Flinders University in Australia. He has worked around the world including in Russia, Romania, the UK, Peru, Ecuador, Singapore and Australia.
Eldon enjoys the arts, travel and the outdoors. He has acted in or directed numerous drama productions in a range of countries. Eldon is an active participant in walking tours of the places he lives and visits.
Kerry Tyler-Pascoe, Strategy Adviser
Kerry is a former Headteacher and leader in a number of leading international schools as well as being an educational consultant, motivational speaker and entrepreneur who has more than twenty years experience in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and South America.
She is extensively experienced in operational management, effective recruitment and retention strategies, capability building solutions, stakeholder management, strategic development, expansion strategies, and effective people engagement.
Kerry obtained her undergraduate degree in Education from the University of South Australia. She has been an invited speaker at a range of international and national conferences on varied topics including effective and ethical leadership, and developing the capabilities of team members to perform at their best.