TESOL Certificate Trainers

Jesse Kiendl
Jesse Kiendl

Jesse Kiendl holds a BA from Columbia University and an MA in TESOL from SIT Graduate Institute. Over the past 15 years he has taught English in Spain, China, and the USA, and for the last five has been involved in teacher training in the USA, Europe, China, Central Asia, and Indonesia.

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Nisha Agha
Nisha Agha

Nisha earned her MATESL in from the University of Illinois in 2009.

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Susan Barduhn
Susan Barduhn

Dr. Susan Barduhn, former professor at SIT, is now a freelance teacher educator and consultant.

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Chris Berry
Chris Berry

Chris is from Tennessee and has lived in New York for almost 10 years. He has taught English as a second language in various settings across the city, including in elementary schools, high schools, and private classes.

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Susan Berry
Susan Berry

Susan Berry earned her Master of Arts in TESOL from the School for International Training.

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David Boesch
David Boesch

After getting his Masters in Teaching from SUNY Potsdam in 2005, David traveled to Korea where he taught for five years.

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Ellen Bradley
Ellen Bradley

A graduate of SIT's Master of Arts in Teaching program, Ellen Bradley has over 30 years' teaching and training experience...

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Ron Bradley
Ron Bradley

Ron Bradley earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from SIT in 1971.

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Hakan Cavlak
Hakan Cavlak

Hakan Çavlak is a teacher trainer and a continuing professional officer at Ya?ar University in Izmir, Turkey.

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Bernice Clark
Bernice Clark

Bernice Clark is Teacher Training Coordinator at the American Center in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).  

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Lynne Coetzer
Lynne Coetzer

Lynne holds a BA in Development Administration from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town and a Bachelor of Law from the University of South Africa.

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Kate Cook
Kate Cook

Kate has Master's degrees in Literature and Information Science and earned her post-graduate certificate in TESOL from the University of Toronto, Ontario.

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Rosane Correia
Rosane Correia

Rosane Correia has a Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the State University of Campinas, Brazil.

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Sara Davila
Sara Davila

Sara Davila has been teaching and training teachers for over ten years.

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David Donaldson
David Donaldson

David Donaldson has been living in Barcelona, Spain, and teaching English there for more than 35 years.

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Gen Dunlap
Gen Dunlap

Gen Dunlap earned her Master of Arts degree in TESOL from the California State University at East Bay in 2009 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of San Diego in 1994.

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Tana Ebaugh
Tana Ebaugh

Tana Ebaugh has been a teacher educator since 2001 working in Thailand, the United States and South Korea.

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Mei Lan Frame
Mei Lan Frame

Mei Lan has worked in the field of English language teaching for over 18 years as a teacher, consultant and teacher trainer.

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Caroline Gear
Caroline Gear

Caroline Gear is the executive director of the International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts in Northampton, MA.

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Kevin Giddens
Kevin Giddens

Kevin Giddens currently works as the TESOL Training Manager and Adjunct Faculty for World Learning SIT Graduate Institute.

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Debbie Goldman
Debbie Goldman

Debbie has a BS in Spanish / Linguistics from Georgetown University, is a graduate of the International Diploma in Language Teaching Management (IDLTM) program and recently finished her Master’s Degree in TEFL. 

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German Gomez
German Gomez

German Gomez studied Economics at Tulane University in New Orleans and at Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City.

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Mike Griffin
Mike Griffin

Michael Griffin is originally from Connecticut but hasn't lived in the States for 10 years.

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Dana Horstein
Dana Horstein

Dana Horstein worked as an English language instructor in Chicago for 8 years before moving to Mexico to teach EFL in 2010.

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Alexis Johnson
Alexis Johnson

Alexis is co-founder and former executive director (1984–2015) of the International Language Institute of Massachusetts in Northampton

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Selina Josephs
Selina Josephs

Selina is from Panama and has been living in New York for more than 10 years. She graduated from SUNY at Purchase College with a BFA in painting and drawing.

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Hande Kefeli
Hande Kefeli

Hande Kefeli Çal?k works as a continuing professional development officer and in the English for Academic Purposes program at Ya?ar University in Izmir, Turkey.

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Linda Koza
Linda Koza

Linda-Marie earned an MA in TESOL from the University of San Francisco and a TESOL certificate from SIT Graduate Institute.

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John Kongsvik
John Kongsvik

John Kongsvik earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from SIT.

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Tanya Klymenko
Tanya Klymenko

Tanya Klymenko graduated with honors from Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine, where she received a Master’s Degree in TESOL.

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Victoriya Kovalevska
Victoriya Kovalevska

A native of Berdyansk, Ukraine, Viktoriya Kovalevska has been teaching English to learners of various ages and levels since 2002.

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Joshua Kurzweil
Joshua Kurzweil

Josh received his Master's degree in teaching from SIT, holds the Cambridge DELTA, and a Master Practitioner Certificate in NLP.

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Shirley Lewis Mantilla
Shirley Lewis Mantilla

Shirley Mantilla obtained her MS degree through a Teacher Corps program in a rural Kansas school district.

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William Linn
William Linn

William is from New York City and has been teaching ESL for about eight years. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and got his start in ESOL teaching with the SIT TESOL certificate program at Rennert in 2008 after spending some time tutoring in Bolivia.

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Brian Long
Brian Long

Brian Long is currently a full-time EdD student in Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College Columbia University.

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Jacqui Lück
Jacqui Lück

Jacqui Lück is from South Africa and has a Masters degree in English Second Language studies.

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Joah McGee
Joah McGee

Joah McGee completed graduate school at the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont and was awarded a Master's degree in TESOL.

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Heather McKay
Heather McKay

Heather has been a teacher of English as a second/foreign language for more than 25 years and has taught and trained teachers in the US, England, Turkey, Zambia, Romania, Russia, the Netherlands Antilles, Slovakia, and Turkmenistan.

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Michael McMillan
Michael McMillan

Michael McMillan is a graduate of SIT’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, and also has an MS from Columbia University in Urban Planning.

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Stuart McMullen
Stuart McMullen

Stuart McMullen earned his Master of Education Med. in 2008 from the Open University in London.

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Danica Messerli
Danica Messerli

Danica earned her MA in teaching ESOL and French from the School for International Training.

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Andy Noonan
Andy Noonan

Andy Noonan is a TESOL education specialist for SIT. 

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Annie Polatsek
Annie Polatsek

Annie Polatsek graduated from SIT's Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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Zhenya Polosatova
Zhenya Polosatova

Zhenya Polosatova holds two master’s degrees (in TESOL and psychology) and has been involved in the ELT field since 1998.

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Jeff Puccini
Jeff Puccini

Jeff received his BA from UW-Madison in English Lit, and from SIT, he received his TESOL Certificate and Master of Arts in TESOL

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Ivan Quinteros
Ivan Quinteros

Ivan Quinteros has been a teacher and a teacher trainer for over 12 years.

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Roger Ramirez
Roger Ramirez

Roger received his BA from Universidad de Costa Rica in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and a Master of Arts in TESOL from SIT.

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David Read
David Read

David Read holds an MSc in TESOL from Aston University, in addition to the Cambridge CELTA and Trinity TESOL Diploma.

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Susan Renaud
Susan Renaud

Susan earned her post-graduate certificate in TESL from Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada.

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Betsy Rider
Betsy Rider

Betsy has a B.A. in German from Smith College and speaks a little Spanish in addition.

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Micah Risher
Micah Risher

I have an M.Ed. in International Education and a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology.

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Andriy Ruzhynskiy
Andriy Ruzhynskiy

Andriy Ruzhynskiy graduated with honors from Kharkiv State University, and in 1990 obtained his PhD in teaching.

 
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Mary Scholl
Mary Scholl

Mary Scholl, a graduate of SIT's Master of Arts in Teaching program, has been teaching for 15 years.

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Maristela Silva
Maristela Silva

Maristela Silva earned her Master of Arts in American Studies from Washington State University and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Amazonas Federal University in Manaus, Brazil.

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Helen Smith
Helen Smith

Helen Smith, a graduate of SIT's Master of Arts in Teaching program, hails from the UK but immigrated to Australia in 2001.

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James Stakenberg
James Stakenberg

James has a Bachelor degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in TESOL.

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Maxine Swisa
Maxine Swisa

Maxine Swisa received her MA in TESOL from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, and her BA in religious studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Steven Tait
Steven Tait

Steve earned his M.Ed in TESOL from the University of Wollongong in Australia.

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Philip Thompson
Philip Thompson

Philip Thompson hails from Sheffield, England and has an MA as well as a CELTA from his hometown University.

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Gina Thurston
Gina Thurston

Gina Thurston earned her Master's of Arts in Teaching from SIT in 1997.

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Thomas Topham
Thomas Topham

Tom has a BA in Philosophy, as well as the Cambridge CELTA and DELTA teaching certificates.

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Justin Trullinger
Justin Trullinger

Justin Trullinger has been an SIT TESOL trainer since 2006, and a trainer of trainers since 2009. 

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Burcu Tugen
Burcu Tugen

Burcu Tügen received her ELT Certificate.from the American Culture and Literature department at Hacettepe University, and her MA in ELT at Ege University.

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Isabela Vasiliu
Isabela Vasiliu

Isabela’s joyful career in teaching all began with a passion for learning the English language itself.

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Wagner Veillard
Wagner Veillard

Wagner Veillard is a graduate of SIT's Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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Autumn Westphal
Autumn Westphal

Autumn is from the Berkshires in western Massachusetts and has been living and working in New York for about 10 years. She has a bachelor's degree in theater and education and has worked in the ESOL field for nine years teaching language learners, training teachers (as an SIT teacher trainer), managing programs, and developing curricula.

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Dawn Wink
Dawn Wink

Dawn Wink received a BA in International Relations, an MA in Bilingual/Cross-cultural Leadership, and has lived in Mexico, Spain, and Germany.

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James Wu
James Wu

James Wu earned his Master's degree in TESOL from SIT.

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Jesse Kiendl
Jesse Kiendl

Jesse Kiendl holds a BA from Columbia University and an MA in TESOL from SIT Graduate Institute. Over the past 15 years he has taught English in Spain, China, and the USA, and for the last five has been involved in teacher training in the USA, Europe, China, Central Asia, and Indonesia.

Nisha Agha
Nisha Agha

Nisha earned her MATESL in from the University of Illinois in 2009.

Susan Barduhn
Susan Barduhn

Dr. Susan Barduhn, former professor at SIT, is now a freelance teacher educator and consultant.

Chris Berry
Chris Berry

Chris is from Tennessee and has lived in New York for almost 10 years. He has taught English as a second language in various settings across the city, including in elementary schools, high schools, and private classes.

Susan Berry
Susan Berry

Susan Berry earned her Master of Arts in TESOL from the School for International Training.

David Boesch
David Boesch

After getting his Masters in Teaching from SUNY Potsdam in 2005, David traveled to Korea where he taught for five years.

Ellen Bradley
Ellen Bradley

A graduate of SIT's Master of Arts in Teaching program, Ellen Bradley has over 30 years' teaching and training experience...

Ron Bradley
Ron Bradley

Ron Bradley earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from SIT in 1971.

Hakan Cavlak
Hakan Cavlak

Hakan Çavlak is a teacher trainer and a continuing professional officer at Ya?ar University in Izmir, Turkey.

Bernice Clark
Bernice Clark

Bernice Clark is Teacher Training Coordinator at the American Center in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).