Meet Your Portland English Language Academy Teachers
One of the best things about PELA is our great English teachers and helpful staff. Read below to meet the people who will help you learn English in Portland.
He has a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and has taught English since 1995.
He joined PELA in 2003.
Nicole joined PELA in 2013.
Academic Director / Teacher
Devon has been teaching English for over 24 years. She has a Masters in English Literature.
She joined PELA in 1997.
Fritz has a B.A. in History and Middle Eastern Studies, from the University of Jerusalem/University of Wisconsin in Madison. He also holds an M.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has a TESOL certificate. He joined PELA in 1997.
Dianne has a B.S. in Behavioral Sciences from Linfield College and an RSA Cambridge Certified Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) and has taught English since 1996.
She joined PELA in 2005.
Test-Preparation Teacher / Housing Coordinator
Chris holds a B.A. in English Literature and International Politics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and has a TEFL Certificate.
He joined PELA in 2007.
Director of Student Services / Teacher
Hailey has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Foreign Language Education from the University of South Florida.
She joined PELA in 2017.
Laura has a B.A. in History, with minors in Linguistics and Business Administration, from Portland State University, as well as a Masters in TESOL from Portland State University.
She joined PELA in 2013.
Lynn has a Masters in English (with an emphasis in TESOL) from the California State University in Stanislaus.
She joined PELA in 2015.
Anna has a B.F.A. in Theater Arts - Design from the Southern Oregon University, and Master in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College, as well as a Masters in Teaching (TESL) from Universidad Interamericana.
She joined PELA in 2015.
Estelle has a B.A. in German Studies and English Literature from Pacific University, and an M.A. in TESOL from Portland State University.
She joined PELA in 2011.
Luca has a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He also has an M.A. in TESOL from the University of Nevada-Reno.
He joined PELA in 2013.
Ken has a B.A. in Music (with minors in various Foreign Languages) and an M.A. in Music Performance from Musikhochschule Koeln in Cologne, Germany, and a TESOL degree from Trinity College in London, England.
He joined PELA in 2012.