Gadsden State Community College
Alabama Language Institute
FACULTY and STAFF
Paula Ross-Derrick has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction/TESOL from the University of Alabama and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in English from the University of West Georgia. Dr. Ross has twenty five years' experience teaching English, American Literature and ESL on the college level. She taught at Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil, in 1995 and 1999.
"Teaching ESL brings the world into my classroom. As my students learn English from me, I learn about the world from them. Everyday is a delight." firstname.lastname@example.org
Elise Harbin has a Master of Arts degree in TESOL from the Pennsylvania State University. She has taught English for ten years, including two in Japan, to students of a variety of ages and nationalities.
"I love that as I teach and help students I can learn so much because each student brings his or her own culture, experience and knowledge to the classroom ." email@example.com
Monte Erwin received his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He is currently completing a second Master of Arts in Education (ESL) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Monte is originally from Oklahoma. He and his family spent fifteen years living overseas in the Bahamas, Barbados, and Latvia (Former Soviet Republic). Monte taught English for five years in Latvia and speaks the Latvian language. Monte is married and has two sons.
"All of my life I have had a great interest and love for internationals. I never grow tired of learning about their lives, their cultures, and knowing their perspectives on life in general. I stand to gain so much when I am able to see through the eyes of others in this unique cultural exchange in my classroom." firstname.lastname@example.org