Meet the ISI Dublin HIgh School Programme team. We have won the prestigious Study Travel English Language School Europe Award four times – 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020/21. As a team we are dedicated to being the best in everything we do.
Sarah has worked on the High School Programme at ISI since 2016. Before that, she graduated from Dublin City University with a degree in Applied Languages and Translation Studies. As part of her studies, Sarah spent an Erasmus year in the south of France where she attended university. After her studies at DCU, Sarah returned to France for an academic year where she taught English to high school students. She then spent two years living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Sarah has a passion for both language and travel, always searching for the next country to visit! She loves working with the team at ISI and having the opportunity to welcome amazing teenagers to the High School Programme each year. Read more
Manlio has been in the FL industry since 1993, having worked both as an English and as an Italian language teacher until December 2021 before joining us in ISI in his new role of High School Student Welfare Officer.
Originally from Italy, Manlio’s university background is in English Language and Applied Linguistics. He is a qualified language teacher from International House London and in 2020 he received his initial Teacher Trainer qualification from Nile. He is currently on Master’s course in Professional Development for Language Education from Nile in the UK.
Away from work, Manlio enjoys family and social life. He loves the performing arts and especially street and pub photography. He loves old film cameras and he develops his now negatives at home
Melissa is finishing her degree in English, Writing and Philosophy at NUIG. She loves to read and exercise. She lives in the wild west of Ireland in the countryside. I have a yellow Lab that I take for a walk in the bog. She loves to play basketball, she used to play basketball for the Irish team. Now she trains and plays for a local club.
Michelle Barry Cashman
Michelle joined ISI in 2021 as a High School Coordinator, her background is in people management ,training , coaching and mentoring. She has worked in various roles over the years and in 2012 set up a community based resource centre for parents and children , it was hugely successful until it became a casualty of covid in 2020.She has travelled extensively and understands the challenges facing young students when they arrive into a new country for the first time.Her aim is to ensure that they have the best all round experience during their time in Ireland and at ISI.
She graduated from Dublin City University with a bachelor’s degree in Education and Training, and also has a diploma in HR from Dublin Business School. She had been working in real estate for over 8 years, but prior to that had worked as an SNA in a secondary school. Her biggest passion is travel and football, and loves to hike and cycle!