Career and Professional Programs - CAPP
Paul Averbach, B.S. in Arts & Design Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masters of Architecture; University of Pennsylvania has taught Basics of Construction Drawings and Plans Part 1.
Luis Alvarado, B.S. in Economics; B.S. in Accounting; National University of La Libertad and A.A. degree in Computers for Business; Hostos Community College CUNY, an instructor for Bookkeeping with QuickBooks, Payroll and Cost Accounting since 2002.
Frank Adamo, M.S. in Leadership, has been an instructor in the Construction Management Certificate Program since 2002.
Gerald Sanmarco, B.S. in Finance; Seton Hall University, is a third-generation construction professional and has 15 years of experience in the field.
Patricia Harvey-Slinger, Director of Clinical Nutrition and Patient Services at Methodist Hospital, has taught the Dietary Manager course since 2002.
Cecilia Ortiz, Ph.D. in Human Anatomy and Physiology; University of Cuenca, has been a college instructor six years in the Human Sciences Department at LaGuardia.
Araceli Isidoro, B.A. in Architecture; and B.S. Architecture; City College CUNY, has been teaching since 2007 and . She has nine years of experience in the field.
Stephen Carbone, NYC DOE Custodian Engineer, has taught License Refrigeration at Career and Professional Programs (CAPP) since 2009.
Lawan Tyson, Management Support Specialist, has taught the Certificate Program in Microsoft Office and Business Office Certificate since 1999.
Mildred DellaPina, Licensed NYS Notary Public, has taught the Notary Public course since 2011. She has 15 years of experience as a notary public.
Agata Baczyk, B.A. in Russian; Queens College CUNY, has taught Healthcare Interpreter Polish/English since 2010 and has been an interpreter for seven years.
Kay Brown, M.S. in Construction Management; New York University, has been an instructor since 2011 and has 20 Years of experience in the construction field.
Aurora Ronquillo, B.S. in Community Health Education; Hunter College CUNY, has been an instructor in the CUNY system since 2009 and has worked in the interpreting field since 2001.
Sayyid Tirmizi, Ph.D. in History; Center for History and Culture (New Delhi, India), M.B.A in Information Technology; University of Ljubljana, has been an instructor at the collegiate level since 2007 and has worked at the Queens Public Library since 2011 teaching social media skills.
Norbey Hernandez, M.S. in Administrative Studies; Boston University, B.A. in Foreign Languages; University of Tolima, has seven years of interpreting experience in hospital and legal settings.
Jacqueline Campbell, B.B.A. Accounting; Hofstra University, has six years experience in the tax field and has taught since October 2012.
CUNY Language Immersion Program - CLIP
Mary Briggs has a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) for Columbia University’s Teachers College. She has been teaching in the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) since 2000.
Raul Calleja has a B.A. in English and Fine Arts and a M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. He has a total of seven years’ experience teaching ESL/EFL, first in Japan for four years and then three years in New York City. He has been working in the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) since March of 2013.
Cyndi Casey has a BA in Liberal Arts from George Washington University and an MS in Deaf Education from McDaniel College. She has taught English to multilingual adults since 1996 and has been working in the CUNY Language Immersion Program since 2005.
Jasna Dobrila has a B.A. in English and Spanish Languages and Literature and an M.A. in Teacher English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has been teaching ESL and working in the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) since 2003.
Lila M. Gardner, BA, MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), has been a Continuing Education Teacher in the CUNY Language Immersion Program since 1996.
Elizabeth Hurley has an MA in Anthropology and an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has been teaching ESL for 15 years and has been an instructor in the CUNY Language Immersion Program at LaGuardia Community College since 2011.
Fernando Montoya, BS (New York University) and MFA (School of Visual Arts), taught English in Medellin, Colombia from 1995 to 2000 and has taught in the CUNY Language Immersion Program since 2001.
Robert Murray has a B.A. in African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from New York University. He has been teaching ESL students for the past 5 years and has worked both in Mexico and Korea. He has been teaching in the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) at LaGuardia since June of 2012.
Ayman Naquvi has a BA from Barnard College and a Master’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from New York University. She has been teaching in the CUNY Language Immersion Program since 2009.
Passionate about teaching and writing.
Mario Zorelio Souza has been teaching for 22 years. He earned his Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Hunter College. He not only teaches in the CUNY Language Immersion Program but is also a TOEFL instructor who proofreads, edits, and makes recommendations for TOEFL-preparation textbooks.
Melinda Thomsen, BA in Economics, MA in English, MFA in Poetry, taught Vocational ESL for six years in the Center for Immigrant Education and Training and Academic ESL in the CUNY Language Immersion (CLIP) program since 2008.
Lisa von Blanckensee studied Fine Arts at UCLA before moving to New York City where she fell in love with teaching. In 2005, she earned her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and first taught early childhood ESL in PS 150-Q in Queens. She has been teaching in the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) since 2008.
Bill Woodward has been teaching ESL in CLIP since the Fall Semester of 1997. He has a BA in Cinema-TV from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
ASL-English Interpretation Program - AEIP
Candace Broecker-Penn, CI, CT, CSC, OCI:C, BA Theater and Education, MA Deafness Rehabilitation, nationally certified interpreter for over 35 years, co-founder and instructor for the Julliard Interpreting Theater Institute.
Introduction to the Field of Interpreting
Mary Darragh MacLean, CSC, CI, MS, RID certified interpreter since 1984, interpreter educator since 1992, presents nationally on Deaf and Hearing team interpreting.
Debbie Olsen, CI, CT, MA, nationally certified interpreter, BS ASL-English Interpretation, MA Linguistics. Former Director/Trainer Manhattan VRS Center - Sorenson Communications.
Interpreting I, Interpreting VI Internship
David Rivera, ASLTA, MA, ASL instructor since 1997, BA ASL Studies, MA Deaf Education, ASLTA certified, national presenter on ASL Classifiers, featured in ASL books and DVD publications.
Lab, Service Learning
Lynnette Taylor, CSC, BFA, nationally certified interpreter since 1978, interpreter educator since 1998, national presenter on ethical decision making for interpreters, instructed in Julliard’s Interpreting Theater Institute.
Ethics & Decision Making for Interpreters
Program for Deaf Adults' Continuing Education Program - PDA
Roy Siskind, MA, Deaf Education; BA, Secondary Education and BS, Mathematics, NY State Teacher Certification, taught GED and Pre-GED Mathematics for Deaf adults at PDA since January 1993. Currently teaches Dual Access Introduction to Algebra and Elementary Algebra.
Sue Livingston, PhD, Applied Linguistics, has taught Deaf students for over 35 years. Her research studies of language and literacy development in Deaf children, as well as interpreter effectiveness, have been published in American Annals of the Deaf, Sign Language Studies and The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. Wrote books Rethinking the Education of Deaf Students, Working Text: Teaching Deaf and Second-Language Students to be Better Writers, and Working Text: X-Word Grammar and Writing Activities for Students. Teaches the Dual Access Basic Skills in Writing and Basic Skills in Reading.
Joel Goldfarb, MS, Deaf Education; BS, Psychology, is a retired New York State Certified teacher at “47”, The ASL and English Secondary School. Teaches Drivers (Learner’s Permit) Education for Deaf Adults since 1982.
John M. Collins, MA, Deaf Education, works at the Lexington School for the Deaf as Media Coordinator and Technical Director for the Ralph and Ricky Lauren Center for the Performing Arts. Teaches American Sign Language classes in LaGuardia’s Divisions of Academic Affairs as well as Adult and Continuing Education since winter 2007. Currently teaches Dual Access Intensive Study in American Sign Language Level 2.
Garrett M. Zuercher, Dual BA, Writing-Intensive English and Theater with a Minor in History, has been teaching classes in Basic English Education to Deaf Adults and American Sign Language since winter 2008. Taught videoconferencing classes in English Literacy to Deaf Adults in Brattleboro, VT, Johnstown, PA and Haverhill, MA. Currently teaches Intensive Study in American Sign Language Level 2.
Cheryl Collier, MA, Deaf Education; BA, Deaf Studies; ASL specialist at New York School for the Deaf. Taught Deaf children at Maryland School for the Deaf for 8 years; and ASL at Frederick Community College for a year. Currently teaches Intensive Study in American Sign Language Level 3.
Erlisa Koci, BA, Psychology. Tutored for academic students from 2010-2013 at LaGuardia Community College. Currently teaches GED Reading/Writing for Deaf Adults.