Our Teachers

Ellen was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. She has been in the Denver area for 32 years and she enjoys to read works of fiction.

Her favorite English word is “ tenacious” because it means to not give up - to be successful, you can’t give up!
Bud was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and has been in Denver since 1972.

Bud enjoys dogs, walking, biking, gardening and teaching ELS. His favorite time of the year is spring, because that's when the world comes alive.
Burna was born and raised in Ironwood, Michigan. She has been in the Denver area for 32 years and enjoys hiking, playing the piano, baking bread, line dancing and Tai Chi!

Her favorite English word is “copacetic” because it’s used almost exclusively in the United States (and she likes the way it sounds.)
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Our more than thirty teachers have, collectively, over 150 years of experience teaching ESL. Additionally, several teachers have received awards for outstanding performance in the field of ESL. All teachers are volunteers, drawing experience from medicine, law, engineering, education and business, and many are certified ESL educators. These varied backgrounds and experiences help our students learn the language skills necessary to function in our complex society.