Our Team

Rachael Dully, Director

Rachael Dully, Director

 
Christian Dully, Husband

Christian Dully, Husband

 
Nayana Chakrabarti, Teaching Specalist for Children

Nayana Chakrabarti, Teaching Specalist for Children

 
Lisa Schwander, Teaching Specialist for Children

Lisa Schwander, Teaching Specialist for Children

 
Elodie Felix, Teaching Specialist for Children

Elodie Felix, Teaching Specialist for Children

 
 
Kathy Criston, Creative Teaching Specalist

Kathy Criston, Creative Teaching Specalist

 
 
 
 

Rachael is the founder and director of The English School. Rachael was born and went to university in England, before moving to Zürich in 2011. Before founding The English School, Rachael taught children and adults at schools and colleges in Kanton Zürich and abroad. Her wealth of experience has enabled her to create a school optimised for stress free and enjoyable learning for both adults and children.

 

Christian is Rachael's husband. Christian manages a Single Family Investment Office and has his office in the building of The English School. While Christian is not an instructor for The English School, his knowledge of IT as well as his technical and practical know-how have proven invaluable to the school on a regular basis.

 

Nayana grew up in the quiet university town of Cambridge, England, where she fell in love with the world of words. After reading English at university to postgraduate level, Nayana chose to train as a teacher of English. With more than ten years of experience tucked under her belt and having taught a range of ages and abilities across England and India, Nayana moved to Switzerland in 2013 with her young family. Nayana enjoys living in Switzerland and enjoys bringing her global experience of reading, writing, and storytelling to Swiss classrooms. 

 

Lisa was born and raised in Canada and embarked on a career of international teaching after completing her university studies. Lisa has taught in classrooms in Canada, South Korea, Tanzania, Kenya, and Germany. She has been living in Switzerland since 2017 and strives to provide a learning environment that helps children explore their natural curiosities, to develop their self-confidence, and to realize their strengths.

 

Elodie is passionate about children’s education and languages, and holds a teaching degree with a specialization in second language education. She has been working as an English teacher in Canadian elementary schools for the past four years and she recently moved to Zurich.

Having taught in both inclusive and special needs classrooms, Elodie puts an emphasis on hands-on learning that allows students to reach their full potential, in a positive learning environment that accounts for their own abilities and interests.

 

Kathy moved to Zürich with her family in 2018, and loves tai-chi bouldering, kendo, and figure skating. Kathy grew up in Wisconsin, USA, and went to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she studied drawing, illustration, painting, photography, screenwriting, and filmmaking.

In addition to teaching art to children, Kathy has exhibited her own photography work and has worked on the production of numerous short films. Kathy is incredibly passionate about the arts and inspiring a new generation of artists.