Iryna Settle was born in Germany in 1988. Her family moved back to Ukraine when she was one year old. Iryna always wanted to be a teacher. She graduated from Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsy National University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Arts and English and obtained her master's degree in 2011 in Translation and Teaching English. She worked as a professor assistant at Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsy National University and as an English teacher and translator at a private college. Throughout this time she continued to tutor children of all ages.
In 2013, Iryna moved to the United States where she continued her teaching career. She worked as a pre-kindergarten lead teacher for three years and is now proud to be a part of the Mountain Laurel family as an Elementary Assistant. She was really proud to visit one of her former Ukranian students in New York in 2014.