With a background as an International Educator, TEFL. Mainstream curriculum, and in administration, Angela Younger, Director of the Winnett House, has formed a team of Associate Student Counselors, who also bring with them a wealth of experience in the disciplines of International Education, migration, career advice and travel services.
With over 30 years in Education, including International Teaching (classroom and administration), Education and Advocacy for the Disabled, T.E.F.L., Specialist training and work with ‘at risk’ students, Education Welfare (UK), Teacher Recruitment, and Agent and Placement Advisor for International Student Programs, Angela Younger is able to draw from a wealth of experience and utilize skills gained from such a varied background. Having lived and worked in a number of International locations, Angela Younger has a first hand knowledge of cultural and regional differences in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean.
As a fully qualified teacher (B Ed, TT Cert., TEFL Cert.), holding
current Qualified Teacher Registration in the UK, Australia and New
Zealand, and with training and experience at the International level,
Angela deals with Clients directly, and holds both a Canadian Federal
Criminal Clearance, and UK Police Clearance to work with young people.
Angela Younger, Director of the Winnet House exploring cultural and educational sites in China.
Judy has a combined 18 years social work experience in children’s services in both Nova Scotia and Alberta, and in the mental health field in both provinces, including several years as Education coordinator with the Canadian Mental Health Association, supervising university & college practicum students. She also brings years of experience as a school volunteer, member of Parent Council and Coordinator of Academic Recognition and Athletic Programs at the high school level.
Doug is a registered Social Worker in the province of Alberta, with over 25 years with the Alberta Children’s Hospital, also having been employed in the mental health profession, and as a sessional instructor in the Social Work program at Mt. Royal College, Calgary. At the Children’s Hospital, Doug supervises students from social work, psychology, psychiatry and nursing disciplines. In his private counseling service he works with educators at middle, high school and college levels. Doug has recently returned from participating in the EcoLife Vets-in-the-Wild program at Pretoria University, South Africa.
Doug McKeague, Associate, Western Canada, experiences an ‘EcoLife Expedition’ with Veterinary Medicine and Vet Technology students in South Africa.
Sara (Becky) Brewster, Samantha Young and Barbara Farley (Specialist Field Associates).
Graduates of Nova Scotia Agricultural College Pre-Vet program, both Becky and Samantha are able to assist students who are seeking a wildlife program to enhance their professional development. Both Associates have participated in ‘EcoLife’ South Africa ‘Vets in the Wild’ program and gained certification for participation from University of Pretoria. They have wide experience in the field of wildlife and conservation and are well experience to be able to advise students..
Barbara is a fully qualified Vet Technician, with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology, and facilitates for ‘The Winnett House’ with regard to Veterinary Medicine, Vet Nurses, and Vet Tec. Programs in New England, USA. Barbara has a working knowledge of requirements and focus required for those students and professionals who are seeking to enhance their studies or professional career choice in the world of Veterinary Studies and Wildlife Management.
Young Jin (Jay) Choi (Associate and Regional Manager) represents The Winnett House in Korea through his company ‘One and One’.
Jay has joined the Associate group of The Winnett House, as Associate for Korea and Regional Manager. The office, located in the district of Kangnam-gu, (classified as ‘the heart of Education in Korea’) operates as ‘The Winnett House, Korea’ and is fully registered as such.
Hoping to target a global market and bring his student clients into contact with providers from further a-field, Jay has already had success in working with our client schools in North America for student placement, and whilst working within the world of international finance, Jay was able to assist a number of families to secure enrolment for students overseas.
Jay is experienced in the global workplace and previously managed
corporate bodies within Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and the USA. Discovery
of education consulting and representation led Jay to work with an Education
focused company in Australia; hence a familiarization began with regard
to expanded educational services. Experience in dealing with Tertiary
providers such as TAFE, has allowed for an informed working relationship
within the Australasian market, including knowledge of visa and migration
matters, and the application process for students within the region.
Having completed a B. Arts at Ohio State University, USA, Jay also has
background knowledge of the workings of the US College and University
system, as well as the procedures for Nth American High Schools and
Jay has attended ICEF Workshops as well as the English Expo in Korea
2006 and 2007.
Maria Calvert-Kurland (Associate) responsible for
all matters pertaining to students and providers in New Zealand. Maria
undertakes the role of Associate with particular emphasis in sending
students from within New Zealand, to programs in both North America
and Europe, as well as supporting students entering New Zealand to participate
in programs offered by providers within the country at all levels.
Louise Calvert is New Zealand based and is a specialist for The Winnett House in the needs of the International Disabled Student. Initially trained and fully qualified in the Medical field, Louise has, over more recent years, owned and operated her own Travel Consultancy, with focus on the travel requirements of the Physically Challenged. Working within this realm, enables Louise to have an insight that is unique as a Winnett House Associate. International travel has been a regular facet of Louise’s life, and now, as the mother of two school age children, she has a keen sense of what students are seeking when they consider options for furthering their education.
Sue Ann Gunton is available in Australia. Based in Tasmania, and heading her own company CREST (Consultancy for Relocation and Education Services Tasmania), Sue has a background of dealing with International students and programs through her association with the Tasmanian Department of Economic Development as an International Student Advisor, TAFE Tasmania Admissions Officer, as Project Officer for Sport and Recreation, and recently Human Resources Officer for Hydro Tasmania. Experience as a Home-stay Parent, and a Federal Clearance Certificate, enables Sue to make contact with schools, students and parents on both a professional and social level. This she has done over recent years with students from all parts of the globe. Registered with the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs and with training in Immigration Law (Deakin University), Sue has a clear knowledge of Migration matters. Sue has actively attended a number of International Education Conferences and workshops, including ESOS and DIMIA briefings.
Rajesh Patel (Associate, India), has joined the
team of ‘The Winnett House’ Associates to promote programs and handle
all matters pertaining to applications from students in India. With a
B. Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management,
Rajesh is an experienced Agent and Business Manager, and will take on
the role of Associate, linking students to some of the foremost programs
within New Zealand, Canada, and the EU community of Providers. A background
in Sales and Marketing, and Management, Rajesh also has experience in the
area of Education specific marketing and management. A recent Advanced
Certificate in PC Application, further enhances Rajesh’s abilities to handle
application processes and all matters leading to finalizing documentation
for his students. He is widely traveled, and his attendance at international
Education Fairs and Workshops, enables Rajesh to work with our international
Provider clients and to promote the programs to students within his region.