Meet the Team

Meet the ACET team of professionals

The team is highly educated and has many years of experience with clients from different countries, cultures and age groups.

The team creates a supportive, caring and friendly environment for all clients. Our ACET teachers have many years of experience in the field of language teaching. All academic staff are university graduates with professional qualifications in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language.

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Odile Migieu

CEO

Welcome to the Migieu-Coade family! My name is Odile and I am the founder and CEO of ACET. I studied an MA in French Literature and settled in Ireland in 1972. In 1975, I founded ACET and since then the school has grown in size and reputation. I love developing new courses and services and encouraging my team to participate in new projects. This reinforces the sense of belonging that is so important to us here in ACET. In my free time I enjoy walking and trekking as well as gardening and reading.

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Pat Coade

Quality Assurance Director

My name is Pat Coade. I am married to Odile. I am responsible for ensuring the quality of the ACET Advantage; innovation, continuous improvement, service, team work and integrity. The best thing about working in ACET is meeting and talking to clients. I am a dedicated sailor, played rugby in my youth and am an enthusiastic supporter of Munster and Irish Rugby.

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Joelle Coade

Managing Director

My name is Joelle. I am Odile and Pat's daughter and so ACET has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up in such a lovely environment encouraged me to study Marketing at university. As soon as I graduated I began to work in our school. I now work as the Managing Director. It is really great to work alongside my Mum, Dad and the fabulous ACET Team. Three of my main priorities in the school are exceeding our clients' expectations, maintaining the very high quality that characterises ACET and keeping up in the friendly family atmosphere that we are so well known for. I spend as much of my spare time with my husband and sons, reading, travelling and doing fun activities. I am really looking forward to welcoming you to our school.

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Claire Cronin

Administration Manager

My name is Claire. I joined the ACET team in 2018. I Provide administrative support to the Managing Director and I work alongside Charlotte in administration. I also organise social events for the students. In my free time I love nothing more than to travel either at home or abroad with my Fiancée, as I love to meet new people of all backgrounds and see new places.

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Laura Dwyer-Canton

Academic Manager

My name is Laura and I have been working in English language teaching and training for almost 30 years. I spent many years abroad before I joined the ACET team when I returned to Ireland 20 years ago. A major part of my job is to work closely with the academic team to ensure your stay here is productive and enjoyable. We work hard to help you develop both your English and your learning skills while you are here. I am married with two grown-up children, a grandson and 2 dogs, all of which keep me busy. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling.

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Ciara Burke

Teacher

My name is Ciara. I have been teaching English for the past 15 years since receiving my CELTA qualification. I have taught in numerous schools in Cork city and abroad, however, I have found home at ACET! In my spare time I enjoy reading, doing yoga and going out with friends.

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Camille Evans

Teacher

My name is Camille and I have been a teacher and teacher trainer since 2002. During that time I have been lucky enough to work in amazing countries such as Spain and Brazil. In class I like to engage the students in interesting activities and encourage them to be independant learners. I love travelling, cinema and football and spending time with my twin toddlers. I am looking forward to seeing you here in Cork!

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Kevin Magner

Teacher

My name is Kevin. I have been involved with ELT since 2002 and have taught in Poland and England. I have been teaching in ACET since 2011 and I enjoy the dynamic, friendly and communicative atmosphere in the school. I am originally from Dublin, but now live in Cork with my wife and daughter and baby son. I enjoy cinema, reading, hill walking and meeting people of different cultures.

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David Barker

Teacher

My name is David. I have been working in ELT since 2001 and teaching at ACET since 2012. Before coming to Ireland I taught in Poland and Portugal. I am originally from London but now live in Cork with my Irish wife and four children. I love the friendly atmosphere at ACET and working with people from so many different cultures. In my free time I enjoy walking, soccer, cooking and playing the guitar.

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Charlotte Coakley

Administrator

Hi I’m Charlotte I am the newest member of the team joining in January 2020. I have been working in Administration since 2014 and worked in various offices in London and Cork. In ACET I will be organising accommodation and assisting Claire in administration in the office. In my free time I like to travel, go to the cinema & spend time with partner, family and friends.

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Olivia O’Brien

Teacher & Cambridge Leader

My name is Olivia. Following my degree in UCC and teacher training in ACET, I moved to Italy where I taught for a number of years. I joined the ACET team when I returned and I have been teaching since 2004. I really enjoy the variety of cultures we have at the school and I love meeting new students. In my free time, I like travelling and cooking from around the world.

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Patrick Winters

Teacher

My name is Patrick and I have been teaching at ACET since 2013. I have been an English teacher for four years and previously taught in Ecuador, Canada and Australia. I love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and learn about an array of cultures and places. I enjoy all sports especially cycling, running and Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art. If I need to relax I like reading, cooking and gardening.