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.

CEO Odile

Odile Migieu


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.


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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Kevin Magner

Academic Manager

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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Camille Evans


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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Patrick Winters


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.


Nerea Narro


My name is Nerea. I’ve been an English teacher since 2018 and I have lived in many places before coming to Cork and joining ACET. It is great meeting the students here and helping them master the language. I enjoy learning languages myself and travelling around the world.

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John Keating


My name is John. I have been a teacher since 2009, teaching English in Ireland, Japan, and Spain. I enjoy teaching English at ACET because I get to meet interesting people from all over the world. In my free time, I do lots of things: study Spanish, learn how to program apps, or try out new recipes in the kitchen.

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Ciara Burke


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.


Sarah Nagle


My name is Sarah. I’ve been an English teacher since 2017. I have been lucky enough to work in amazing countries such as Spain and Italy before moving back to Cork and joining the ACET team. In the classroom I try to use dynamic lessons and focus on speaking to help students master the language. I love teaching students about Irish traditions and culture.