Faculty & Staff

Tuan Dang

Tuan Dang

Associate Dean of Basic and Transitional Studies & ELI

Biography:

Tuan comes to BC from Lower Columbia College, where he has been the Program Manager for CEO/High School Completion since 2011. He also taught ESL and High School Completion courses at LCC.  Prior to his work at Lower Columbia, Tuan used his own savings to start an affordable school in Thailand, where the high cost …more about Tuan Dang


Hope Gamez

Program Manager of Basic & Transitional Studies


Jen Alexander

ABE/HSC Intake Facilitator


K. Bates

Katie Bates

I-Best Navigator


Seda

Seda Markarova

Program Coordinator of Basic & Transitional Studies


E Nutter

Elaine Nutter

Transition to College Navigator


Nazife Uzun

Nazife Uzun

Program Assistant of Basic & Transitional Studies


Yelena Zlotnik

Program Specialist of Basic & Transitional Studies


Karine Badawi

ABE Instructor


Marie Brissette

IBEST Instructor


Maurice Brooks

ABE Instructor


Instructor Amy Ephrem

Amy Ephrem

ESL Instructor

Biography:

Amy Ephrem has been an adjunct ESL instructor at Bellevue College since 2013.  After a brief stint teaching English in Ethiopia and a couple of years working in corporate language training, she earned her MA-TESOL degree from Seattle Pacific University in 2009.  When Amy is not teaching at Bellevue College or serving in her role …more about Amy Ephrem


Gurpreet Erickson

Gurpreet Erickson

ESL Instructor


Instructor Tasha Essen

Tasha Essen

ESL Instructor


Tonya Estes

Tonya Estes

ABE/GED Instructor


Amanda Franklin

ESL Instructor


Margi Goertz

ABE | ESL Instructor


Sarah Goldman

ESL Instructor


Tom Graham

ESL Instructor


Tess HelesHunt

ESL Orientation Instructor


Jeri Helgeland

High School Completion (HSC) Instructor


Madelynn Hoard

ABE/GED/ESL Instructor


Amanda Johnson

Preparing for Work Instructor

Biography:

Amanda Johnson has been teaching at Bellevue College for more than 15 years. She created and has developed Preparing for Work, and On the Job Communications, teaching ESL students how to find employment in the U.S. and how to communicate effectively in the workplace.  Students quickly feel comfortable in her classes, as she helps them to improve …more about Amanda Johnson


Analisa Joos

ABE Instructor


Instructor Sajonna Lewis

Sajonna Sletten

ESL Instructor

Biography:

Sajonna has been teaching ESL since 2010. She has taught at Highline College in Des Moines, WA, ACE Language Institute at Seattle Pacific University, and ELS Language Center–Seattle. Before that, she studied and worked as an administrative assistant at Seattle University. Sajonna has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching …more about Sajonna Sletten


Xiaolm Liu

ESL Instructor


Instructor Jill Lustig

Jill Lustig

ESL Instructor

Biography:

Jill Lustig has been on the BaTS faculty since 2006. Before that, while in grad school, she was a classroom intern at BC for four years. Jill has taught many ESL levels during her time at BC, but for the past several years she has concentrated on teaching high beginners, Level 3. Jill is active in faculty …more about Jill Lustig


Renee Lynch

ABE Instructor


Nancy McEachran

Nancy McEachran

Co-Chair (ESL) of Basic & Transitional Studies | Speaking and Listening for Civic Leadership Instructor


Kristi Middleton

ESL Instructor

Biography:

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


Heather Miller

ESL Instructor

Biography:

Heather Miller has been teaching at Bellevue College since 2005. In addition to teaching multiple levels of ESL, she has been teaching workplace ESL for eight years. Students in her Working in English class leave the class having stronger communication skills and more success in their current jobs, as well as more confidence about succeeding …more about Heather Miller


Jeanne Morel

ABE Instructor


Kimberley Murakami

ABE/ESL Instructor


Eric Nacke

Eric Nacke

Co-Chair (I-BEST) of Basic & Transitional Studies | I-BEST Instructor


Jean Pauley

ESL Instructor

Biography:

Jean Pauley is a full-time instructor who has worked at Bellevue College for more than 15 years. She  teaches students in the ESL program. Jean is a popular instructor with her students, as she helps them to improve their English in all four skill areas: reading and writing, speaking and listening. During summer quarter, Jean …more about Jean Pauley


Mark Paulson

ESL Instructor

Biography:

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


Instructor Marcela Pop

Marcela Pop

Academic English / ESL Instructor


Jayashree Pulacode

ESL Instructor

Biography:

Jayashree Pulacode has been teaching multi-level ESL and workplace literacy to students at Bellevue College for the last five years. In her Working in English class, Students learn about American work culture, clear and effective communication and gain practical knowledge about filling out work related forms, emails etc. “I am actively involved in trying to …more about Jayashree Pulacode


Hima Rami

Hima Rami

Preparing for Work program


Kristi Raymond

ABE/HSC Instructor


Tobi Rosenberg

ESL Instructor


Jan Schnellman

HSC Instructor


Instructor Kathy Seregow

Kathy Seregow

ESL Instructor

Biography:

SUMMARY OF HIGHLIGHTS: ¨      Credentialed teacher with 30+ years of experience ¨      Specialist in reading and family literacy ¨      ESL mentor teacher, Department Chair ¨     Teacher trainer PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:           TEACHING ¨      Elementary Teacher, Remedial Reading Specialist, 5 years ¨      University of California, Language Extension Program, 2 summers ¨      Teacher/Host for Telecourse, “Opening New Doors: …more about Kathy Seregow


Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Academic English | ESL Instructor


Instructor Heidi Songstad

Heidi Songstad

Co-Chair (ABE/GED) of Basic & Transitional Studies | ABE Instructor


Mila Tari

Mila Tari

ESL Instructor