Our team

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 McGovern
High School Programme Manager
Sarah McGovern

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

Maebh Cotter
High School Programme Coordinator
Maebh Cotter

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!

Emilio Mercado
High School Programme Coordinator
Emilio Mercado

He started his adventure in the Republic of Ireland in 2019 as an English language student and since April 2022 he is part of the ISI Dublin team. In addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Originally from Paraguay but considered a “citizen of the world” Emilio has lived in 6 different countries (so far). He has a degree in International Relations and has worked in places such as: the UN (in one of its offices) and in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of his country.

Bruina Swaiser
High School Programme Coordinator
Bruna Swaizer

Bruna is originally from Brazil and has been in Ireland since 2009. Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management in 2018 and has a solid administrative background. Bruna speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English and is currently learning French as she very much likes learning new languages. Other than that, Bruna has travelled to over 30 countries and has it as a hobby. In her free time, she enjoys reading, socializing with her friends and spending some quality time with her fluffy cat Duncan.

Michelle Barry Cashman
High School Programme Coordinator
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.