Leadership Team

English learning classes

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TATIANA ARTEMYEVA

Executive Assistant 

Curriculum Development

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ELENA FARKAS

 Executive Director

M.A. in Educational Leadership  University of Alaska Anchorage.  

BA/MA in ESL and History  Magadan International Pedagogical University, Russia.

Elena has over 30 years of experience in language program development and teacher preparation, community and family outreach.

 Board Of Directors

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ANN GRIFFIN

Board Member & Founder

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CHERYL EVANS

Vice President & Strategic Committee Marketing

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SUE BIRRELL

Strategic Committee

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CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM

Board President

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PAM STEEN

Secretary

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JOHN YILMAZ

Treasurer

Masters in Education. NAU

M.A. in Educational Administrations and Foundations, ISU.

B.S. in Elementary Education, ISU.

Transformation Academy:  Life Coach Certification.

Over 25 years of experience in Education and Program Management.

University of Maryland, BA, Economics.

Retired executive-level officer with the Federal government. More than 35 years of experience in a variety of analytical, managerial, and senior staff assignments.

Fluent in Spanish.

BA in Spanish, English and Education

Michigan State University.

Linguistics with specialization in teaching ESOL

University of Illinois.

Teacher trainer online
Teacher trainer face to face-Applied Linguistics
Certified Spanish teacher.

 

Building on her background in Teaching, Ann Founded Project Light Of Manatee in 1994 with the help of Sister Nora and her partner Ed Griffin. 

They felt that competency in English would equip the students with the confidence and skills necessary to fully participate as productive members of our community.

Bilingual Spanish and English.

18 years experience in teaching English as a second language (ESOL).

My vision is to create and support a professional climate that ensures continuing professional growth for all members of the educational community.

BBA in Hospitality Management and has a master’s degree in Hospitality &
Leadership - Technology from the University of South Florida.

John has been immersed in the residential
Florida real estate market for almost 3 years.

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