Our Teachers

At Q International School we commit to offering the highest quality English language instruction. Therefore we strive to employ the most highly qualified teachers with years of experience teaching English both domestically and internationally.

Our teachers, at a minimum, must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from accredited university
  • One year of prior English language teaching experience at various levels TEFL/TESOL Certificate or equivalent degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Experience working with international students
  • Familiarity with classroom technology (computers, multimedia, projectors, tablets, etc.)

Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds and share a passion for travel and diverse cultures, and the vision of providing quality education from orientation to graduation.

Q International School teachers are native English-language speakers, TESOL/TEFL certified, hold Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees from accredited universities and have an average of five years of teaching. Teachers routinely participate in professional development workshops to ensure our students receive quality and relevant education.

Read About What Our Teachers Have to Say

Mrs. Shaira Alam

I have been teaching in the United States for 17 years.  I have taught advanced and beginner levels as well as business English courses.  I have designed English curriculum for test preparatory courses such as IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT.  I have additional experience in tutoring students and creating online English courses to help with reading, writing, grammar, and speaking. I speak Bengali and English.  I feel lucky to be a mother, wife, and teacher because I can be passionate about each one of those roles! I believe in the pursuit of joy, generosity, and serving others.  I love good food, 90’s music, vintage fashion, home décor, and watching movies that take place in the 19th century.  I love reminding myself that each day is a gift because it keeps me humble and focused.

Ms. Dominique Pacelli

I am the Academic Coordinator, which means that I support students as well as teachers. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Cultural Anthropology and Studio Arts. I am fluent in Spanish, and I would love to learn more languages. I have a deep love of traveling to other countries and learning about other cultures. I spent three years teaching, volunteering, and studying abroad in Ecuador, in Quito and Bahía de Caráquez. I also volunteered at a foundation for women and children through the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership (IPSL), providing childcare and tutoring. For fun, I love painting, going to the beach, riding my bike, dressing up in costumes, and cooking and eating (a lot!). I also love going on adventures and traveling with friends and my partner. My dream is to travel the world.

Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team guides our company, helping us live our purpose and achieve our vision. Q International School’s executive team represents a broad, diverse array of life experiences with one very important commonality: a dedication to our students.

Ms. Kieu Vo

Q International School was founded by Ms. Kieu Vo, who has been in the field of education for over two decades. Ms. Vo’s passion and dedication for quality education stems from her desire to help all students reach their fullest potential. With an educational background in economics from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in International Relations, Ms. Vo has held an array of positions from Executive Director, Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Director of ESL schools to Managing Director and Vice-President of International Programs.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are not limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Bruce Lee

Our Staff

Q International School staff motivate, champion, and support students every step of the way with admissions, housing, student visas, counseling, concierge services, U.S. College and University applications and admissions, and more. Our commitment to students and alumni success is unwavering.