Bio's - Executives

George Settlemir

George Settlemir is a public school teacher at the elementary and middle school levels and a district coordinator in Gangwondo, South Korea. He is originally from the United States, but he has been working in public schools in Korea for more than half a decade. His undergraduate work was in business (Economics) and he is currently studying for his Masters in TESOL. He is very active in the local TESOL community, presenting on everything from classroom management to project based learning at various workshops and conferences around Korea. His professional interests are gamification, project...

Jeffrey Walter - Publicity / Webmaster

Jeffrey Walter has been teaching EFL for over fifteen years, including more than a 

decade in Korea. He has taught in a wide variety of settings and to different age groups. 

He started as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in elementary and middle schools 

with the JET Programme in rural Japan, before moving to Korea where here has worked 

at a hagwon, an intensive teacher-training program, and three universities. He is 

currently an Assistant Professor at Sangji University in Wonju, where he has been since 


Jeffrey has an MA in...

John Breckenfield - Treasurer

John Breckenfeld is a full-time visiting professor of the English Language and Literature 

Department at Gangneung-Wonju National University. Since 2010, he has taught EFL in 

Gangneung for over three years, including kindergarten, elementary, and adult 


John received a Master of Education Degree at UCLA in June, 2013, while teaching 4th 

Grade (homeroom) in Los Angeles (2011-2013). His professional interests include 

cultural studies, multi-cultural student/family experience in Korean public schools, ELT 

and multi-language...

Michael Free - President

Michael Free is from Canada (Toronto and Montréal). He holds two Masters degree, in TEFL (University of Birmingham) and Arts (McMaster University). He has worked in Korea for 10 years now, primarily within the public school system, and always in the beautiful, spacious province of Gangwon. He is very active in professional development, organising and presenting at conferences large and small, and doing teacher-training sessions whenever feasible. His professional interests include pronunciation, English as a lingua franca, and humanist education. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the...

Sunette Labuschagne - Secretary

Sunette Labuschagne is a qualified pre- and junior primary teacher from South Africa.  She’s 

been teaching English with the EPIK program in Korea at elementary school level since April 

2009.  She holds a BA degree in Health Sciences and Social Services with specialization in 

Psychological Counselling and is currently in the process of obtaining her Trinity Diploma in 

TESOL.  She’s been involved in giving advice and guidance to student teachers from the 

Chuncheon Teacher’s University during their practicums at the public school she used to work