A+ World Academy

Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Kevin E. Kessler

Head of School

Dr. Kessler is originally from North America. He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and is a Senior Educational Adviser for Johns Hopkins University's School of Education. He has 14 years of experience in education as both a teacher and a leader. His educational focus has been on Personalized & Blended Learning strategies to meet the needs of learners at every level. His breadth of experience in education and the depth of his care and concern for academic excellence supports the A+ World Academy's mission and focus.


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Emily Waugh

Dean of School

Ms. Waugh is originally from North America and came to the field of education following 5 years in the United States Navy. She graduated from Annapolis as an Officer with a degree in English literature and has pursued certification in the teaching of English & ESL at Boston Academy of English. Since then, Ms. Waugh has taught in Hong Kong, Thailand, and the United States. She also successfully completed, as part of her naval training, the rigorous National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Ms. Waugh is excited to explore connections between literature and our culturally diverse itinerary; the opportunity to unite three of her passions: the sea, travel, and teaching.


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Gabriela Delgado

Dean of Students

Gabriela Delgado is originally from South America. She holds a Bachelors in Modern Languages and two degrees both in legal and general translation Spanish-English-Spanish. Gabriela believes in experimental education and society involvement, she knows that the only way to be a positive leader is through education, knowledge and experience.


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Bridget Thorp

Assistant Dean

Ms. Thorp is originally from the Hawaiian Islands. She has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from the University of Montana, with a focus on reading and communications skills. With 3 years of international experience at a residential IB School in India, she understands the importance of culture and perspectives, both in literature and in life. She looks forward to bringing the unique experience of A+ World Academy and world travel into the English classroom and to influencing the forms of students’ self-expression.

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Elaine Erana


Elaine Erana is originally from Southeast Asia. She is a registered nurse and a certified emergency medical technician from the Philippines. Elaine has 5 years of prehospital and clinical experience. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Nursing, she had volunteered and worked for local emergency medical services, rescue units and private Hospitals in Cebu.

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Matthieu Aemisegger

Admissions Specialist

Mr. Aemisegger is originally from Switzerland. Matthieu has over 10 years of experience in international business development, sales and marketing after completing his degree in Commerce. He is a polyglot and a globe-trotter focused on finding the right students for A+ World Academy.


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P.J. Lange

Admissions Specialist

Based in Sarasota, Florida in the United States, PJ came to A+ World Academy a strong background in Digital Marketing & Advertising, Business Development, as well as Higher Education Admissions. He's very passionate about the importance of worldly experiences & travel. He enjoys being outdoors, fishing, kayaking, camping, biking, and spending a day at the beach in his free time. During his time with A+ World Academy, P.J. travels throughout countries, including, but not limited to the United States, Canada, Middle East, Asia and Oceania.


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Daniella Rigual

Admissions Specialist

Daniella is originally from South America. With a multicultural background experience, she has completed her professional education in 3 different continents, America, Europe and Asia. She is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and Chinese languages. Daniella is focused on recruiting the next generation of successful global citizens that are ready to join our A+World Academy outstanding education program.


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Roberto Biasetti

Admissions Specialist

Roberto has over 20 years of work experience, many of which are on marketing educational programs. He loves advertising, marketing and social media! He is also passionate about meeting new cultures and visiting countries and he has a passion for taking pictures and writing about food. Speaks Italian, English and Spanish. Finally, he loves meeting people from many different cultures.