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Sean Doublesin - CEO

I have been working at GV Malta for over 10 years and through the times, I have taken up various responsibilities all of which have moulded me for my current position. GV has become part of my life, the staff are my second family and the students are my extended family. Over the years all members of GV have worked tirelessly to ensure that each and every student coming to Malta to learn English, have a unique and positive experience. These goals were achieved when I first started working with GV Malta and they continue today through the relentless efforts of all its members. Each week we look forward to welcoming new faces on our sun terrace and in our classrooms and truly hope that we will be seeing you with us as well.

Ana Aleksic - Director of Studies

As Director of Studies, I am responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of all formal academic matters at school, the Academic Staff and Academic requirements. My duties also include satisfying at all times the academic criteria and standards of education, identifying the English language training needs of students, setting, and monitoring the formal academic plan including standards and performance levels, attending to formal academic issues, academic progress of students and English Language Teachers. While qualified and skilled in Educational Assessment, Secondary and Tertiary Education, Translation, Lecturing, and Teacher Training, with MA in TESOL and MA in Urban Ecology-Department of Spiritual Ecology, I am a teacher at heart, and I always encourage my students to think big, start small and begin now. Other languages spoken: Serbian, Bulgarian, Croatian, some Spanish, Russian, German and Sign language. I am truly passionate about Yoga and Snowboarding, while I also enjoy reading, listening to music and dancing.

Tamira Spiteri - Sales & Marketing Executive

Hey there! I'm Tamira, and I'm all about spreading the love for GV Malta far and wide! My role here involves showing off our awesome school and making sure anyone thinking about joining us gets all the info they need. I'm half Maltese and half German, but St. Paul's Bay has always been my home. Whether you're itching to know more about our courses, facilities, or what life is like in St. Paul's Bay, I've got you covered. Think of me as your personal insider, ready to spill all the beans about the best spots to hang out, grab a bite, or just soak up the local vibe. So, if you're ready to dive into the GV Malta experience, I'm here to make sure your journey is nothing short of amazing!

Iryna Grima - Registrations Co-ordinator

Hello there, I'm Iryna, but most people know me as Ira. Originally hailing from Ukraine, I've been calling Malta home since 2010, so I like to think of myself as half-Maltese by now. At GV Malta, I serve as the Registrations Coordinator, handling everything from processing bookings to guiding students towards the perfect course for their needs, and of course, managing payments. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with our students and providing assistance wherever I can. When I'm not at work, you'll often find me out and about, exploring the stunning landscapes Malta has to offer. I also cherish spending time with friends and indulging in some quality movie nights.

Andrea B. - Operations Co-ordinator

Hi! I am Andrea and I am from Manchester, U.K., which is famous for football and the music scene. I came to live in Malta in 2013 and joined GV Malta as a receptionist in 2021. Outside of school I am an artist and paint and sketch to relax. Everyone who knows me says I smile and laugh a lot, and I am sure you will notice it too! I enjoy every day at school meeting students from around the world.

Shenagh Whittaker - Administration & Summer Camp Co-ordinator

If you want to learn or improve your English on this unique island, GV Malta is the school for you. I joined the dedicated GV-team in 2021 on the administration side, with particular focus on the GV summer camp. As the summer camp coordinator, I strive to ensure the smooth running of the camp alongside my colleagues, while giving our young students an unforgettable experience. I particularly love that no two days are the same! Originally from Southern Africa, I have been in Malta for 2 decades. Living on the Med calls for a simple life of sea, sunshine, good food and great friends, especially the furry four-legged ones. I look forward to seeing you after lessons walking along the splendid St. Paul’s Bay promenade or enjoying a swim in the sea.

Allan Morel - Leisure Co-ordinator

Hey there, I’m Allan, the French connection on the team, so please bear with my charming accent! I’m the Leisure Coordinator here at GV! If you're curious about the activities you can enjoy in Malta, just swing by and ask me. I'm the mastermind behind our fun little events and student receptions – you won't want to miss out! Oh, and speaking of which, I'm also lending a hand at the Summer Camp.My journey with GV Malta started back in 2022 as an intern, then I jumped into the summer camp gig, and two years later, I found myself back here, drawn by Malta's beautiful seas. And yes, because I'm French, I have a soft spot for good food, can do without the tired jokes about surrender, and, totally unrelated but worth mentioning, I'm absolutely obsessed with skiing! Catch you around GV, and let's chat over one of our excursions!

Lina Paola Lopez - Receptionist

Hello everyone! My name is Lina and I am a receptionist at GV Malta. If you need help with information about our school or Malta I will be more than happy to help you! Since I moved to Malta a few years ago, I have fallen in love with this beautiful island. I really enjoy travelling and discovering foreign cultures. I would describe myself as a highly creative and empathetic person. See you soon!

Anna Doherty - Assistant Director of Studies

Hi, my name is Anna, and I started teaching at GV Malta in 2023. I am half Hungarian, half Irish, and was brought up in a family of educators. I have always been fascinated by different cultures and enjoy meeting new people. As a teacher, I find joy in helping others learn and discovering new things myself. When I'm not teaching, I like to practice yoga, read, and experiment with various delicious recipes.

Gabby Talarico - Teacher

Hi, I'm Gabby! I'm your typical Sagittarian - the ultimate traveller, passionate about what I do, caring and energetic. I was born in Wales, but I have visited and lived in lots of different places since then. I've visited Malta many times over the years, and since 2016 I have called this island my home. During my travels, I have learnt a foreign language, so I know exactly what it's like to be in our students' position! Teaching English and helping my students learn gives me great satisfaction and I do my best to give my all during lessons. When I'm not teaching or preparing lesson plans, you can find me volunteering at the local hospital. See you in sunny Malta!

Marielou Mifsud - Teacher

I started working at GV Malta in 2009. Since then I’ve met so many different students from all over the world. I have a passion for teaching, and I help students not only to become better speakers, but also to fall in love with the language. No teaching preparation programme can fully prepare you for the reality of the classroom, so I maintain a dynamic attitude that helps me to see opportunity in situations and circumstances. In October 2017 I was awarded the Inspiring Professional Award by the English Language Council, after being nominated by my colleagues.

Moya van Rensburg - Teacher

Hi, my name’s Moya and I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa but I’ve been living in Malta for the past 10 years. When I’m not teaching my interests include reading, going to the beach, dancing, live theatre, classical movies and travelling. I also love learning about and teaching English. One of the highlights of my job is the opportunity it gives me to meet so many people from so many different cultures and to make so many new friends from all over the world. Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world’. It’s a privilege to be a part of that and helping people learn English.

Wendy Steciuk - Teacher

I am a PhD student in Education at St Mary’s University Twickenham, an Alumni at the University of Manchester, and an experienced teacher with over 40 years of teaching in high schools in the United Kingdom, where I was a high school Headteacher for thirteen years, and in Malta. Apart from my ELT qualifications, I also have a Master of Education in Management and Administration and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. As part of my work at St Mary’s University Twickenham I serve as a Mentor on the university’s ‘Be Smart Program’ mentoring and supporting undergraduates, and St Mary’s University Twickenham’s Ambassador for Malta. My research interests lie in raising the achievement levels of teenagers, particularly those affected by social and material poverty. I am currently working with several high schools in the Greater Manchester area of the U.K. I love teaching at GV as we are very much a family school. We enjoy celebrating many different occasions with our students throughout the year. There is a great satisfaction in knowing that you have helped someone to improve their English and achieve their goal.

Bridget Xuereb - Housekeeper

Twenty years ago, I started working with foreign students. The reason is because I enjoy meeting new people. The students I meet at GV Malta come from all over the world and I’m interested in learning about new cultures and traditions. I like working here because this school is family – oriented and the atmosphere here is great.

Bailey - School Therapist!!

Woof! I'm Bailey, the adorable miniature poodle with a heart as warm as the Maltese sun! Born in Malta in 2015, I've been spreading joy and tail wags ever since. My stylish haircuts? Courtesy of my loving mummy, of course! Though I once frolicked in Scotland's snowy landscapes, chasing foxes and squirrels, I've found my true paradise back home, basking under Malta's sunny skies and splashing in its inviting warm sea—I'm a certified water pup! At GV Malta, I wear many hats—or should I say, collars! From being the unofficial mascot to greeting students with a wag and a woof, I'm all about making friends of all ages. But shh, here's a little secret: I'm also the school's honorary therapist, providing cuddles and comfort to anyone in need of a furry friend's support. Oh, and did I mention the best part? In 2024, I had the honor of being the star of GV Malta's April Fools' Day prank, where I was hilariously announced as the instructor for our fictional "Woofing 101: Mastering the Language of Dogs" course! Trust me, it was a tail-wagging success!