Randy Perry

Born and raised in West Texas, Randy has spent most of his life outside the Lone Star State: in Massachusetts, New York and, since 1981, Munich. Having taught business English for many years, he now translates, teaches English short stories and poems at the Munich VHS and helps organize teacher exchange programs with schools and universities in Ukraine. In his spare time, he also works with refugee support groups. A long-time Melta member, he’s very interested in discovering new ways to learn and teach foreign languages more effectively. 

Vice Chair
Kirsten Braun

Kirsten comes from Michigan in the US. She has lived in Europe for over 25 years, five-and-a-half of those in England and the rest in the Munich area. She started teaching at the VHS Haar eight years ago. Kirsten also helps to organize the English Book Sale in Haar as a means to feed her habit of reading English books as well as recycling those she has already read.

Michelle Orr

Arthur Barton

Arthur Barton

Arthur trained as a Chartered Accountant after attending university in St. Andrews. He did an MBA with the OU and is still active as an expert on company pension saving (bAV ├ľkonom, EBS). Apart from spending a year in Argentina with two horses, Arthur has lived in Munich for almost 30 years. After successfully completing the CELTA course in February 2013, Arthur started teaching English at the MVHS and in companies on a one-to-one basis. Arthur’s hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening, ballroom dancing and, last but not least, the family.

Membership Secretary
Debbie Borthwick

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Stephanie Shellabear

Stephanie is from Macclesfield, England. She spent the first 12 years of her working life in accounting and finance. Then she saw the light and became a teacher of English! Her favourite classes are one-to-ones. She lives in Krailling with her English husband, teenaged daughter, two terrapins and a dog. Her dream is to take a trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. Failing that, a ride in an airship would do nicely.

Member at large
Elena Mendoza

Elena is a Bostonian who has lived in Munich since 1999. A brief teaching stint was followed by a career in marketing, sales and corporate communications. She returned to the classroom offering Business English courses, and completed her CELTA in 2009.

Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is from Ireland and works as an English trainer in companies. She enjoys attending workshops and seminars in order to stay abreast of the most up-to-date trends in language-teaching and technology. On holidays, she likes to travel and learn about everything connected with people, culture and language.

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