Meet Our Team

COA International is made possible by a fantastic and friendly team of professionals who are the top achievers in their respective fields, grounded in modern pedagogy and tested teaching methods. Together, we are fully committed to helping young people around the world get a top-quality education.

Vladimir Krasniakov BSc (Honours) in Natural Sciences (Physics), Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Director and Founder of COA International, Physics and Mathematics Teacher

My exploration of teaching philosophy began during my own student years. Delving into the works of scholars dedicated to the core principles of learning has been truly captivating. Armed with this understanding, I began assisting fellow students at my school with their studies, and I played a role in enhancing teaching methods by offering individual academic assistance and group mentoring. This commitment persisted throughout my time at the university.

My proclivity for the sciences, particularly my attainment of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Physics from the university, equipped me to impart this captivating knowledge to others.

I took up my initial teaching role as a Physics instructor at Greenfields School. During this time, I also pursued further education at the University of Buckingham, where I engaged in a Postgraduate Qualification in Education. Simultaneously, I was dedicated to meeting the Teachers’ Standards, all while broadening my understanding.

Collaborating closely with fellow educators and engaging in partnerships with various schools opened my eyes to the prevailing issues of underperforming students and overcrowded classrooms. It became evident to me that the conventional, one-size-fits-all approach to education is in dire need of modernization. This realization gave rise to COA International, a venture with a straightforward mission: to provide high-quality education to young individuals worldwide. My vision was clear from the outset – to establish a nurturing, secure, and encouraging educational environment. I aimed to impart not only the necessary skills and knowledge for academic success but also lifelong learning strategies.

Noemi Szuromi
Student Administrator

My name is Noemi Szuromi. I am the Student Administrator here at COA International. My job is to provide teachers, students, and parents with the best support possible. I always go the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy and gets the best experience whilst studying with us. I have spent years working in customer service, and I know that the key to excellence is listening and communication – no query is too small! I also love studying and learning new things. Working at COA International with all the teachers and students, I feel like learning something new every day.

Marcus Darc
Senior IT Support Specialist

Marcus is a web developer with a first-class honours degree in Computing and IT (software) from the Open University. He is responsible for all the school’s IT infrastructure and equipment, including the maintenance of the school’s website

He is also a musician. Marcus began playing trumpet at eight years old, and was soon playing with the local wind bands. At the age of 13, he began singing in a 5-piece band with a group of friends, writing original songs and music. The band needed a bass player, so at 14, Marcus started to play the bass guitar, as well as doing the lead vocals, and also started to pick up some ability in playing drums.

Marcus recently spent two years living with his wife in Taiwan, where he performed as a musician with various functions bands and jazz ensembles, along with continuing to compose solo works. He is now living back in the UK, where he continues to perform with groups such as The Fly Quartet, now primarily playing the double bass. And he is still composing. Along with assembling pieces for an album of solo bass, he is hard at work on an instrumental album which heads in completely new direction.

Antonina Krasnyakova MA in Linguistics
Administrative Manager and Co-Founder of COA International

My name is Antonina Krasnyakova, and I am a co-founder of the COA International. My education journey started in Russia. At first, it was a course with an in-depth study of the English language. I then went to Moscow State University to study Modern Languages at the Faculty of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication. I’ve always enjoyed helping people and developing their potential. This is the goal of our Academy. I also have a lot of experience in the administration. Our Academy is growing very fast, and we are helping talented and capable children to improve their skills and open the doors to a stable and prosperous future.

For me, there is nothing better than to hear from my 7-year-old daughter “Mom I love to learn!” I think our future depends on the quality of education of today’s children, as they will be the leaders of our society in the future. And we are here to do everything for that prosperous future to become a reality.

Michelle Brown
Admissions Manager

Michelle has worked in the education & management field for over 25 years.  Before taking on her post here as Admissions Manager, she has held the positions for School Office Manager, Community Champion for community learning projects, Executive Secretary at her Church, Registrar, and Academy Supervisor. 

Her education in study technology and management was through the Hubbard Academies of Birmingham, West Sussex, and LA.  

During her personal time, Michelle can be found in her art studio, painting and creating new pieces of art, or in her garden, as she has a love for her garden and flowers. She can also be found volunteering in her local community.  

Michelle is responsible for the smooth running of the entire admissions process for the Academy.  From initial enquiries, through to registration and eventual enrolment.