Staff

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Catherine Barnhart, Executive Director, has a MS in Education Policy and Management from the University of Oregon. She has over 20 years experience working with international and minority students in higher education, and has directed numerous volunteers and students in non-profit education programs.

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Ahmad Zia Afzali, Citizenship Coordinator, has a BA in Law and Political Science from Kabul University in Afghanistan. He worked with several non-profit organizations in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2010. He is an Afghan immigrant, living in Utah since June 2010. He is fluent in Farsi and English.

Ahmad is involved with Salt Lake City Mayor's Office of Diversity and Human Rights office. 

 

 

 

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Marcie Bray, Office Manager, has a Bachelor's Degree from California State University at Sacramento in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. She has over 25 years experience in Accounting, Human Resources, and Office Management.  Marcie minored in Psychology, focusing on Group Development, which led to a volunteer position with Girl Scouts USA at the Tierra del Oro Council in Sacramento.  She spent four years enjoying her role as the lead Instructor of Trainers for northern California and northern Nevada. 

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Beth Garstka, Community Outreach Director, has her M.Ed from the University of Utah and her BA in Humanities with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural Relations with a focus in Southeast Asian countries.  She has taught English in Japan and speaks Japanese.

Beth serves on Salt Lake Community College Thayne Center Advisory Board, State of Utah Multicultural Affairs Commission Education Sub Committee, Utah Refugee Advisory Volunteer Sub Committee, Utah Refugee Coalition Global Dialogue Advisory Committee, Utah Refugee Community Center Volunteer and Cultural Preservation Sub Committee, University of Utah Bennion Center Community Partnership Advisory Board, and University Neighborhood Partners Steering Committee.

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 Justine

Justine Ho, Empowering Parents Coordinator, has taught English in Ecuador where she was certified by Cambridge University’s CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) program and learned Spanish. She has a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Louisiana State University. Her parents are Sino-Burmese immigrants that have inspired her to reach out to the immigrant and refugee communities. 

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Stacey Hoopes, Humanitarian Center Coordinator, has her BA in English and Linguistics, as well as a TESOL certificate from the University of Utah.  She has been teaching English as a Second Language since 2007, first in South Korea and then in Salt Lake City.  She enjoys hiking, sailing, and traveling the world.


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 Elin

Elin Isakson, Workplace English Coordinator, has her BA in English from BYU and a MA in applied linguistics from the University of Utah. She has taught English to children, teenagers, and adults over the past 12 years. She has taught in various language programs in Utah and did a teaching internship in Ecuador. She is passionate about the outdoors, traveling, and cooking.

 

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 Sharah

Sharah Meservy, Small Group Coordinator, has taught ESL in China and in the United States. She was certified through Cambridge University’s CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) program and has a BA in Theatre Arts Studies from BYU.

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Hedy Miller, Citizenship Instructor, has a Master’s degree in Linguistics and a TESOL certificate from the University of California, Davis. She has taught ESL, citizenship preparation, and has managed ESL and adult literacy programs since 1981. She has lived in many states in the United States and in Turkey and in Germany.

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Pamela Silberman, Associate Director, holds an MA in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Originally from Connecticut, Pamela has lived in Salt Lake City for 17 years. She has also studied and worked in New York City, Guatemala, Rome, London, Texas, & Vermont. She has 25 years of experience in ESL, non-profits, communications, & community engagement. Pamela also serves on several advisory boards in the community.



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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the English Skills Learning Center prohibits discrimination on the basis of race/ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation. ESL Center complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which protects qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, and other aspects of employment on the basis of disability. If any person feels that she/he has experienced discrimination or needs an accommodation, they should submit their concern in writing to the Executive Director.

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