I am responsible
for the day-to-day management and oversight of the ESL Academy. Part of that
duty involves admitting
academically qualified students and closely supporting and advising a team of ESL
specialists and program coordinators so that our students are provided the
highest level of rigorous, outcomes-based instruction coupled with a
sociocultural program designed to ease their transition to life in the U.S.
Prior to my appointment at CU, I was the Founding Director of Studies at Kings
Colleges Los Angeles. I have taught in Spain and Mexico, as well as in
Boston, New York, Denver, and Los Angeles, and have worked for private language
schools, public secondary schools, and university intensive English programs
all with the goal of improving the chances of international students to succeed
in institutions of higher education in the U.S.
As a New York City Teaching Fellow and a recipient of a grant from the
American Corporation for Community Service, I earned a Master of Science in
TESOL Education from City University of New York City College. I also have a Master of City Planning from
the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hobart
College in Geneva, NY. In addition to teaching and learning, I travel
extensively, play tennis, and enjoy camping, rafting, and skiing.
"By recruiting academically qualified students and closely supporting and advising a team of English language Specialists and program coordinators, the ESL Academy provides the highest level of rigorous, outcomes-based instruction coupled with a sociocultural program designed to ease a student’s transition to life and higher education in the U.S."