EF Academy offers an unrivaled level of personal support and guidance at our boarding schools and offices around the world. We prepare you for success by working with you to discover and develop your strengths and by providing you with an academic environment that will see you thrive.
Education at our international high school is all about the individual. During the admissions process, we will analyze your strengths and gather information about your interests to create a plan for your path through high school. Your counselors and teachers are always available before and after school and they will answer any questions you have and give you the support and advice you need to help you succeed. Meet our dedicated team of guidance counselors:
Brittney earned her BA in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey and went on to receive her M.S.Ed in School Counseling as well as an Advanced Certificate in TESOL and Special Education from Long Island University. Brittney has always had a passion for helping others and believes that each student has the ability to succeed and should receive the resources needed to do so. Ms. Mangieri previously worked at a school in Westchester County with the ASD population as well as working in a public school playing an active role helping sixth graders transition into middle school. She has been a cheerleading coach for over 12 years and has coached many different levels including; collegiate, high school, all-star and youth. This past year Brittney took her counseling experiences to Michigan, where she was the sole counselor for students grades 6-12. Brittney is truly looking forward to starting her journey at EF and getting to know all of the students, faculty and staff.Read More
Sophia Pak has a BS in Foreign Language Education, an MA in Psychological Counseling and an MEd in School Counseling, as well as years of experience as a counselor and teacher. Her interest in traveling, passion for working with adolescents, and desire to both teach and learn languages make education and counseling the perfect field for Sophia. This year she is excited about working in a global, international company and working with international students and their families.Read More
Christine Conese has a BA in Psychology and a Master of Education in School Counseling, with lots of experience in special education and school counseling. Christine is excited to join the EF family and looks forward to forming meaningful, lasting relationships. She wants to make a positive impact on the lives of young, developing students and ensure that they all feel like they have someone who supports them in their life to set them up for a succssful future.Read More
Mark Fletcher-Single has been involved in boarding and international education for the past twenty years. He started his career at Seaford College in West Sussex as a Design & Technology teacher and Resident House Tutor. He then moved to St. Lawrence College in Ramsgate as a Housemaster and Head of Department. He has spent the last eight years as a Director and Head of Boarding in two schools. Mark is passionate about providing the ‘best possible experience’ for international students within the UK educational environment.Read More
Joan Wilisoni has been involved in international education and IB programs for over 25 years. She was previously the principal at the International School Nadi, an IB world school in Fiji where she introduced the IB Diploma in 2006. Joan has been an IB Coordinator, teacher and examiner, and has also been a member of the IB Diploma five-year review committee for the Asia Pacific region. From 2000 to 2004 she was a member of Association of Australian IB Schools Standing Committee. She holds a diploma in Science Teaching and a BA in Education and Management from the University of the South Pacific. Her current role at the school involves overseeing the nonacademic lives of our students.Read More
Sarah Whitford joins the EF Academy Torbay team having last year gained a BSc Honours degree specialising in working with young people and their families. Sarah will be working with our students from Russia, Indonesia, India and the Middle East & Africa.Read More
Over the last 14 years, Annie has worked in a range of roles from a curriculum leader in English to a student guidance leader and, most recently, as Senior Assistant Head Teacher responsible for curriculum and student guidance areas in a London school of 1500 students. As a Designated Safeguarding Officer, she has had experience in dealing with a broad range of issues around Child Protection and has extensive knowledge of how best to support young people. She has taught English Language and English Literature under a variety of exam boards at GCSE and A Level, including Cambridge IGCSE, as well as the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Secondary English.Read More
Brittney Mangieri Senior Guidance Counselor
Sophia Pak Senior Guidance Counselor
Christine Conese Student Success Counselor
Mark Fletcher-Single Deputy Head - Pastoral
Joan Wilsoni Pathway Manager
Sarah Whitford Pathway Manager
Annie Hall Pathway Director
Students studying and living far away from home will always receive the support and comfort they need to feel happy studying abroad at our boarding schools in New York, Pasadena and Oxford. Our house parents will live alongside you in our campus residences and share daily life with you and your classmates. Your guidance counselor will also be there for you if you ever need someone to talk to.
We aim to involve you in your child’s academic achievements in addition to providing you with a consistently high level of service and support, and reassurance whenever you need it. Your child’s guidance counselor will serve as your representative at our private school and you can contact them directly if you have questions about your child’s education. Your local admissions consultant will also be able to help you if you feel uncomfortable communicating in English.
“It was not just the consultation with the admissions office that made us feel confident about our decision, but also the entire service that EF Academy provides with the central admissions on one side and the school on the other.”Read More André & Claudia Kraus, Germany Parents of Robin & Lukas Kraus
Students at EF Academy New York & Torbay