Meet the SkoolSpot Team

At SkoolSpot we believe that every global problem can be solved, as long as you have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place. This is what fuels our mission to;

Simplify the movement, training, and verification of globally mobile professionals.  

SkoolSpot is a team of educators, recruiters, programmers, entrepreneurs, and global citizens committed to leaving the world a better place than when we received it, and enjoying the beauty in this world along the way.  

Ash Pugh

Founder and CEO

Ash has over 15 years of recruitment operations management and 3 years of international teaching experience. He has directed the recruitment and relocation of over 6,000 teachers globally. 


Ash chairs the Policy and Planning Committee as an Accreditation Commissioner with the Middle States Association of Schools (MSA) and is a member of the Leadership Committee with the International Task Force on Child Protection. He holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Rebecca Young

Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca is a certified teacher from Australia with 9 years of intl. teaching, recruitment and digital product management and marketing experience. Rebecca has taught in several countries and applied her knowledge of the international education market to launch a digital solution for a leading international teacher recruitment firm.


Rebecca has designed recruitment and onboarding solutions for +300 international schools in +30 countries through the ongoing development of a digital recruitment platform solution.

Alison Eaglesham

Skills Planning and Development Lead

Alison is an MSc qualified Career Development Practitioner with over 10 years' experience helping students, teachers, and leaders to achieve their career goals. She has led partnerships with schools, employers and educational organizations to support career and skills development through the creation of teaching resources, experiential learning programs, and digital tools.

Alison has also managed a recruitment service for international schools and has led training to develop recruitment practices in international education.

Aman Bassi

Technical Advisor

Aman is a software solutions and management expert. For over 15 years, Aman has designed, delivered, and implemented Human Resources, Learning, and Recruitment solutions to world class organizations including international mining, regulatory and construction firms in addition to school boards and government organizations.


In addition to his Computer Science background, Aman holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Nicholas Crowe

Digital Learning Advisor

Nick is a digital learning expert with 10+ years of eLearning design management and 6 years intl. teaching experience. Nick is currently completing his MP.Ed from Western University.


Nick has created digital learning programs for top-tier universities and Fortune 500 corporations.

David Botbyl

Education Advisor

David serves as Superintendent of the American International School Kuwait, a Middle States Accredited school, a fully authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the PYP, MYP, and DP.

David is a 30 year veteran educator of U.S. public and overseas private school experience and holds a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, a Bachelor's degree in French and German, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Christina Botbyl

Education Advisor

Christina is a career educator currently serving as Curriculum Director at the American International School Kuwait. She is an International Facilitator with the National School Reform Faculty and International Baccalaureate (IB) Workshop Leader and BQC reviewer.

Christina holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a Bachelor's degree in French, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.



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