PDI Instructors | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

PDI Instructors


Stephen Chmelewski, ESL Coordinator/ESL Director of Studies for PDI

School Management/DoS Certification International House/Barcelona
Teacher Trainer Certification Sabanci University
Cambridge CELTA St. Giles International
Stephen Chmelewski joined PDI in August 2018. Mr. Chmelewski is a former language school academic director and previous university-level EFL teacher trainer. Mr. Chmelewski has over 13 years EFL classroom experience in numerous countries, including Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Indonesia, and the US. As a published writer and freelance journalist, he has focused on encouraging EFL students to use English-language skills in their writing. His current area of focus lies in curriculum development and academic program design.
Office: A-F3-38

Stephanie McCreary, ESL Instructor
M.A. International Education, SIT Graduate Institute
TESOL Certificate, TEFL International
Stephanie McCreary joined PDI in October 2019. Ms. McCreary is from the United States and holds an MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. Ms. McCreary has been passionate about connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through education for many years. After earning her TESOL certificate from TEFL International, she taught ESL in Thailand, South Korea, Turkey, and Oman to name just a few. She enjoys traveling, photography, cooking and baking.  
Office: A-F3-39

Bradley Castner, ESL Instructor


Brad joined PDI in August 2019 and has taught ESL at private university and language centers in South America and Russia before coming to AUIS. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Services Administration from Lake Superior State University and his CELTA certification from Cambridge English Language Assessment which is part of the University of Cambridge.

Office: A-F3-40