Hello! My name is Lexi Onslow and I am from sunny Phoenix, Arizona USA. I graduated from Arizona State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Design Studies. I am a TEFL certified teacher and have taught at one other school in South Korea. I have had the opportunity to teach students ranging from 5 -15 years old and with this experience, I can confidently say that younger ages especially kindie is my passion. In my opinion, working with younger ages is such a fun and fulfilling experience. I can’t wait to get into the classroom and meet everyone and begin making memories together. My goal is to provide a fun and open learning environment that gets my students excited about becoming fluent in English. I am honored to join the team here at Daechi English Park and confident this new journey is going to be a great one!
Hello! My name is Lauren Wilkie, and I’m from Aberdeen, Scotland in the UK. I am TEFL certified and graduated with a BA degree in Accounting and Finance in 2016, and since then I have been travelling around the world experiencing many wonderful cultures. I have been teaching English in South Korea for one year now, to elementary and middle school students, which has been nothing short of joy each day. Prior to this, I have volunteered with young students in Tanzania and Thailand also. I am so pleased to have found a career in which I can look forward to each day. Working with children has become such a fulfilling experience and watching them individually grow and progress is the most rewarding part of the job for me. I can’t wait for this new venture at DEP. I look so forward to meeting all my new students and making great memories together! I am certain that together we will enjoy a classroom filled with countless fun, positive and engaging experiences, where students will be excited and eager to learn English!
Hello everyone~ My name is Kristina teacher.
I'm from America, but I have been teaching in Korea for three years now. I plan to create a healthy learning environment where every student feels confident and excited to learn English! My goal is to prepare your child for the future by helping them improve their skills. I look forward to becoming a teacher that your child can trust to successfully guide them on their educational journey. I will try my best to improve as an English instructor and be a positive influence in your child's life. Thank you~
Hello! My name is Karina Lopez, and I'm from El Paso, Texas, in the United States.
I graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Mass Media Advertising, and a minor in Theater. In 2014, I received my TEFL and TESOL certificate from the International TEFL Academy in Chicago, IL. I started teaching English as a tutor while I was studying abroad in Spain in 2011.
I decided to pursue a career as an English teacher overseas after graduation to explore other countries and enrich my living experience and that of my students.
I have been working in Korea since 2015, educating young children to middle school students.
I'm delighted to be working at Daechi English Park and get to know your children. I'm sure we will learn new exciting things from one another. I aspire to create a fun and dynamic learning environment for the students while learning English and life-living skills that enrich their lives.
Let me welcome you to the Daechi English Park community! My name is Erin O’Toole and I am very excited to meet all of you. I am looking forward to working with you and your child and I hope to make our learning environment a fun, exciting, and nurturing place to learn.
I hail from the great North, where the polar bears strive and where Santa resides. It is a cold faraway place called Woodstock, New Brunswick Canada. It is on the east coast of Canada, where the maple syrup flows and the snow falls harder.
After graduating from high school, I went to University of New Brunswick to study criminology and sociology. I was very active in university life and enjoyed my time there. During the summer vacations, I worked with Native American children at a summer camp. The camp allowed them to learn about their culture and to appreciate Mother Nature. It was a great experience because I could easily interact with the children; it seems to come naturally.
After a few years spent in Canada and Ireland, I decided to move to Korea to experience teaching. I had heard so much about this country, and everyone told me I would always be a great teacher because of my energy, creativity and dedication.
I have been in Korea for a little over nine years now teaching kindergarten in Seoul. I was the only teacher responsible for two homerooms at my previous school, and the homeroom teacher for five years old at Daechi GATE for over six years. I have put 110% into every class I taught and continue until my very last day with each class. That is what I will give to Daechi English Park as the new year starts.
My teaching philosophy is simple; you must be passionate and dedicated to your teaching and students. Every child has the ability to be great. It takes one person in their life to tap into that greatness.
Hard work will take us to great places and every child deserves the best. I know we will have a fantastic time together this year.
Hello! My name is Katie Osborne.
I’m from just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in English and I have always loved the diversity of stories that can be found in English. I’m glad I have the opportunity to share that love with young learners!
I came to Korea in 2019 and I earned my TESOL certification in Seoul. I then taught English in the city of Jinju for two years, where I worked with students of all ages as I continued to develop my teaching abilities. One of my favorite parts of teaching is the chance to learn from my students and discover their perspectives each day.
I look forward to helping my students grow in a classroom that promotes confidence and creativity!
Hello! My name is Calida Osti.
I am originally from Georgia in the
I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in
While earning my bachelor’s degree, I taught at an afterschool program for students
ages 4-12. Additionally, I created the curriculum for 10 different after-school programs and
worked in various winter and summer camps.
After earning my degree, I taught high school
English in the U.S. for three years before returning to university for my master’s program. After
earning my master’s degree in writing from Lindenwood University, I also earned my TEFL-
certificate, and, most recently, I taught middle school English in Korea.
As a teacher, I believe that each class and each student is unique, and it is important to me to
get to know my students in order to create the best learning environment possible for every
student whom I teach. I also strive to create a safe and engaging classroom where we can learn
and grow together.
I am very excited to meet all of the wonderful students Daechi English Park!
Hello everyone, my name is Chelsea Hunt.
I am from Invercargill, a small city at the bottom of New Zealand. I graduated from the University of Otago in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with minors in both Asian Studies and TESOL.
I have been teaching and living in Korea for the past 3 years. I am very passionate about teaching and love seeing my students grow and develop while learning together in my classroom. My other passions lie in music and dance. I play both flute and ukulele and love incorporating music into my teaching where I can. I am very excited about joining Daechi English Park and cannot wait to meet all of the amazing students. I hope we have fun and learn a lot together.