Faculty & Staff


Jay Aller

  • Email: jaller@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-3404
  • Office Location: C227

  • Bio:

    Jay has taught at Bellevue College since 2001. Before coming to BC, he spent two years getting his master’s in the MATESOL program at the University of Washington, where he taught in the Intensive English Program. He also taught math and science for two years in Malawi as a Peace Corps volunteer, and English for …more about Jay Aller

Ethan Anderson

Ethan Anderson


Rebecca Banset

  • Email: rbanset@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2528
  • Office Location: C227

  • Bio:

    Rebecca started teaching at Bellevue College in 2006.  Prior to that, she taught English at a number of community colleges in the Chicago-area.  She has a Master’s degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  While in college, she studied abroad in Taiwan and traveled a …more about Rebecca Banset

Sue Borroff

Ivan Breen

Sue Clary

Sue Clary

Sally Cocco

Sally Cocco

  • Bio:

    Sally, an ESL instructor, started teaching ESL in 1979 after completing a bachelor’s degree in French at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a TEFL Certificate at the Royal Society of Arts in London, England. In 1981, she moved from the United Kingdom to Italy where she taught ESL at private schools until becoming …more about Sally Cocco


Kristina Curtis

Gurpreet Erickson

  • Email: g.erickson
  • Phone: 425-564-2411
  • Office Location: R230


Rob Fieser

  • Bio:

    Rob was born and raised in Seattle. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Slavic Languages and Linguistics and a Master’s degree in TESL, both from the University of Washington. He has taught ESL since 1983, and spent a year in the JET program in Kobe, Japan in 1988. He has a spent more than a …more about Rob Fieser

Darrell Haynes

Darrell Haynes

  • Email: darrell.haynes@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Office Location: C 277 B

  • Bio:

    My present home of the Seattle area is my “third corner” of abode in the continental US after also having lived in New York and South Carolina. I have been a language teacher in the US and in China for over 20 years. I immensely enjoy teaching the English language and being an “engineer” of …more about Darrell Haynes

Fiona Jackson

Fiona Jackson

  • Email: fjackson@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2529
  • Office Location: C227 / R230

  • Bio:

    I received a Masters in International Business Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. After a career in International Business, I have been teaching in the IBP program at Bellevue College for the last several years. I really enjoy teaching, and especially enjoy the IBP students. I live with my husband, …more about Fiona Jackson

Shannon King

  • Email: shannon.king@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2535
  • Office Location: C227

  • Bio:

    Shannon King is a committed and passionate instructor who values the transformational power of education.  She has a BA in Linguistics from the University of Kansas and an MATESOL from Seattle University.  Shannon has worked with English language learners in various contexts and in different capacities since 1994.  She has worked at Bellevue College since …more about Shannon King


Nance Koike

Kelly Liu


John McAlvay

  • Email: john.mcalvay@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2458
  • Office Location: C227

  • Bio:

    John teaches business and international business in International Business Programs. He also teaches business, international business, legal foundations, business Law, marketing, customer relations and advertising in the Bellevue College Business Division where he has worked both as a full-time and an adjunct faculty member. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Wisconsin, …more about John McAlvay


Kristi Middleton

  • Email: kmiddlet@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2748
  • Office Location: R130

  • Bio:

    Kristi has been a part-time faculty member at Bellevue College since the fall of 2004. Prior to that, she worked as an ESL teacher in the Bellevue School District and also as an ESL consultant for the Bellevue School District. Before working in the public schools, Kristi taught overseas in Taiwan from 1994-1997. During that …more about Kristi Middleton

Kevin O’Connor


Alex Ozanich

  • Email: aozanich@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2524
  • Office Location: R230

  • Bio:

    Alex has been teaching ESL at Bellevue College since 2006.  She received her undergraduate degree in European Studies, Linguistics and Music from the University of Washington in 2000 and her master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Seattle University in 2006.  Alex has been teaching ESL in different capacities since 1999, …more about Alex Ozanich


Catherine Patterson

  • Email: catherine.patterson@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2643
  • Office Location: C235 A

  • Bio:

    Catherine, a.k.a. Kit, has been teaching English since 2006. She began teaching English in Istanbul, and then continued at Northeastern University and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.  Kit holds a B.A. in English from Tulane University, a certificate in TESOL, and an Ed.M. in Learning & Teaching from Harvard Graduate School of Education. When …more about Catherine Patterson

Mark Paulson

  • Email: mpaulson@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2016
  • Office Location: R130

  • Bio:

    Mark graduated with a B.A. in German and an M.S. in Education with an emphasis in TESOL from California State University, Fullerton, where he also taught ESL.  He lived in Germany for three years and he spent three years teaching English in Japan. He has also taught ESL at Green River Community College and the …more about Mark Paulson


Wendy Pickering

  • Email: wpickeri@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-3143
  • Office Location: C227 B

  • Bio:

    For Wendy, teaching international students is a natural and rewarding extension of her life long love of learning, language, travel and culture. As a result of living and traveling extensively overseas from a young age, she has always considered herself to be a “global citizen” who values making connections and relationships that transcend national and …more about Wendy Pickering


Steve Raskin

  • Email: steve.raskin@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2124
  • Office Location: C227

  • Bio:

    My personal interests include theater, poetry, cinema, photography, and travel. I have thirty years E.S.L. (T.E.F.L) experience in the U.S., Japan, Spain, and most recently in the Czech Republic. My main focus is on helping students find ease in learning English, so that the learning process is seen as an interesting challenge. I have been …more about Steve Raskin

Amilee Roberge


Elizabeth Standal

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Jason Surendranath

  • Email: j.surendranath@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2542
  • Office Location: C227

  • Bio:

    Jason graduated with a degree in Psychology from W.S.U. in 2001, and went to Seattle University to pursue his Master’s degree in TESOL. He was living abroad for the past 4 years teaching writing to eager university students in Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. He enjoys traveling and was fortunate enough to also stay in Cambodia, …more about Jason Surendranath


Bernadetta Titus

Program Coordinator

  • Email: btitus@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2411
  • Office Location: R230
  • Office Hours: Daily 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Bio:

    Bernadetta was born in Poland. She immigrated to the United States in 1979. She attended an ESL program in Wilmington, Delaware. Bernadetta received a BA degree in International Studies with emphasis on Russia and Eastern Europe from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. For five years she worked for an …more about Bernadetta Titus


Cynthia Weintraub

  • Email: cweintra@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2125
  • Office Location: C227 A

  • Bio:

    Cynthia Weintraub attended high school in a French lysee in Switzerland. Her undergraduate work was completed at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She later received her Masters in TESOL Education from Seattle University. She comes to teaching as a later career after working as a corporate presenter and spokesperson for such companies as Microsoft, …more about Cynthia Weintraub

Sasha Yanak

Peter Youngs

  • Email: pyoungs
  • Phone: 425-564-2543
  • Office Location: C227