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Meet our team

Meet the staff who help manage and deliver the courses at Bell Switzerland. 

Andrew Hart, Director of Operations

Andrew Hart, Director of Operations

Andrew has 15 years’ experience in international education. He joined Bell Switzerland in 2008, becoming General Manager in 2013, before taking on his new position of Director of Operations in January 2016. Andrew holds an MA in TESOL, is Delta qualified, a CELTA trainer and has published and presented research in the field of critical reflection for teachers’ professional development. During his career, he has managed language schools and summer camps in New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland.


Elaine Cash, Head of Nursery and Young Learners

Elaine Cash, Head of Nursery and Young Learners

Elaine has nearly three decades of experience in early years education, 16 years in Switzerland and France, and 12 years prior to that in England. 

Elaine is a qualified English teacher and nursery nurse, and her senior roles have included School Governor and Nursery Manager. Elaine still visits Bell in the UK and is involved in global projects. 

 


Sharon Heduvan, Academic Manager

Sharon Heduvan, Academic Manager

Sharon has an extensive background in the EFL industry. She became an EFL teacher in 1997 and has taught both young learners and adults during her career. In 2005 she became a teacher trainer, teaching CELTA, Delta and the Young Learner extension to CELTA. Sharon has a BA, MA, CELTA, Delta and is also a published EFL author. One of her key achievements has been working with high level civil servants and ministers from the Bavarian government. 


Yolanda Marin, Teaching and Learning Manager

Yolanda Marin, Teaching and Learning Manager

Yolanda has been working in the teaching industry since 1998. She joined Bell in 2003 as a teacher, then became Head of Spanish and is now the Teaching and Learning Manager for our Professional courses. She has the following qualifications: European Certificate in E-Learning Course Design and Teaching, Teacher of Spanish as a foreign language and a English/Spanish translator diploma. 


Achraf Dorboz, Department Manager (Professionals)

Achraf Dorboz, Department Manager (Professionals)

Achraf has a Masters degree in Pedagogical Sciences from the University of Sorbonne in Paris. A specialist in the French language, she has previously worked as an Attaché for the French embassy and as a Director of the French Institute. Achraf joined Bell in 2010 and takes pride in leading a team which delivers the best tailor-made courses for our customers. 


Jenna Ajda Milich, Young Learners Coordinator

Jenna Ajda Milich, Young Learners Coordinator

With a background in social work, Jenna manages the Young Learner courses taught at the World Council of Churches, as well as our Summer Programme. She is CELTA and CELTYL (Young Learner extension) qualified and has previously taught both adults and young learners. She is a keen Swiss explorer and loves the outdoors. 


Celine Tomasso, Teacher and Nursery Coordinator

Celine Tomasso, Teacher and Nursery Coordinator

Celine joined Bell in 2016 with 16 years' experience in children's education. She has a qualification in pre-school education and speaks fluent English and French, as well has having a good level of German. Celine has played a key role in the development of our Nursery 1 course for 2-3 year olds. 


Eve Harrison, Teacher (Nursery and Young Learners)

Eve Harrison, Teacher (Nursery and Young Learners)

Eve teaches on our Nursery, Primary and Young Learners courses. She has a PGCE in Primary Education with a Qualified Teaching Status and used to teach in English primary schools. Eve relocated to France in August 2016 and joined Bell shortly after.  


Hannah MacFarlane, Teacher (Nursery and Young Learners)

Hannah MacFarlane, Teacher (Nursery and Young Learners)

Prior to joining Bell in 2016, Hannah spent 5 years working as an English teacher in French schools. She moved to Geneva 17 years ago and speaks fluent French and English. Before coming a teacher, Hannah used to be a nurse and midwife. She is currently completing her PGCE qualification. 


Iram Zaidi, Teacher (Young Learners)

Iram Zaidi, Teacher (Young Learners)

Iram holds a Masters degree in Economics and is CELTA qualified. Well-travelled, Iram used to live in Egypt, Poland and Pakistan. 


Patrick De Jura, Teacher (Young Learners)

Before becoming an EFL teacher, Patrick used to work in events and international marketing and was a Global Marketing Manager for Polaroid. He has an MBA in Marketing and is CELTA qualified. 

 


Doreen Chang, Teacher (Young Learners)

Doreen Chang, Teacher (Young Learners)

Holding a BA, Doreen teaches on our Young Learner courses. 

 


Raúl Pessina, Teacher (Professionals)

Raúl Pessina, Teacher (Professionals)

Spanish Teacher Raúl has 20 years' experience teaching the language. He has a certificate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

 

 


Maria Bonicioli, Key Account Manager

Maria Bonicioli, Key Account Manager

Maria joined Bell four year ago with a Masters degree in Media and Communication from the University of Geneva. She has previous experience as a teacher coordinator and has a background in pedagogy. Maria speaks French, English and Romanian. 


Rushmie Thevarasah, Key Account Manager

Rushmie Thevarasah, Key Account Manager 

Rushmie joined Bell in 2011 and has worked across the business. She currently manages bespoke courses for International Organisations. Rushmie has a BA (Hons) in International Management and can speak English and French. 


Aurélie Zampin, Key Account Manager

Aurélie Zampin, Key Account Manager 

Before joining Bell in 2015, Aurélie worked as a Key Account Manager in the EFL industry and taught French for 10 years. She has a Masters degree in Teaching French as Foreign Language as well as a Masters in Linguistic and Educative Cooperation. She become inspired to teach French as a foreign language after going travelling. Aurélie speaks fluent French and English and a little Russian. 


Meyriem Naim, Finance Manager

Meyriem Naim, Finance Manager 

Prior to joining Bell three years ago, Meyriem worked in the UK as a Credit Controller at HCA Healthcare UK and Head of Reception at Harrods. She speaks French, English and Arabic. 


Sandra Montalto, Finance Assistant

Sandra Montalto, Finance Assistant

Sandra joined Bell in 2016 after completing an internship as an Economic Analyst at the University of Geneva. Sandra has a degree in Economics and can speak English, French and Italian.


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