Faculty and Staff:
SIT TESOL Certificate Trainer
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. Maxine loves teaching and learning. She believes in the importance of experiential learning and utilizing multiple learning modalities in order to cultivate student success. She is passionate about enhancing communication skills to facilitate greater collaboration and cooperation. Maxine has created a unique curriculum called B.R.E.A.T.H.E. to Understand, which incorporates mindfulness, compassionate communication, and intercultural understanding into ESOL coursework. Maxine loves meeting new people, traveling, hiking, and practicing yoga.