About Us : A Bit of Biography
Each of us associates is an experienced language teacher.
Mike Jerald has taught English in various parts of the world and in the U.S. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey, and on the Peace Corps staff in Iran. He was a part of the teaching and administrative staff of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at SIT for 25 years. Retired from SIT, he lived in Washington where he carried out program evaluation for the Peace Corps, traveling to all corners of the world. In 2006, Mike returned to Brattleboro where he enjoys his second retirement as an actor and director in Brattleboros community theater groups. Mike continues to serve as a marketing consultant with Pro Lingua.
Dr. Pat Moran has taught many courses, most notably French and linguistics, in the SIT MAT program since the mid-70's. He was in the Peace Corps as a teacher and trainer in West Africa. He finished his Doctorate in teacher training in 1998 at Lesley College. Pat is an author, illustrator, and editorial and business consultant with Pro Lingua.
Elise Burrows has taught French, Spanish, ESL, and EFL at SIT and the Northfield Mount Hermon School. She is usually the person you talk to when you call Pro Lingua with questions and orders. She uses special publishing software called, aptly, The Cat's Pajamas. She is in the middle of all Pro Lingua's decisions and is versed in the strengths of all our materials.
Andy Burrows began teaching ESL after an earlier career in publishing. He has taught ESL in ABE courses, in high school, and in college courses and has done curriculum design and program administration in the Brattleboro public schools, at SIT, the Northfield Mount Hermon School, and the American Language Academy. He is the publisher and president of Pro Lingua. He puts the books together.
Ray Clark has taught EFL as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria. He was on the staff of the School for International Training for over 30 years as a teacher trainer for Peace Corps training programs for Iran, India, and Korea, as an ESL teacher, as the Director of SIT's intensive English program, as a faculty member and director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, and as teacher-Director of ESP programs in Islamabad, Pakistan and Istanbul, Turkey. He continues to teach summers in the MATESL program at Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro, and from time to time as adjunct faculty for Southern New Hampshire University's MATESL program in Hanoi, Vietnam. He is Pro Lingua's senior editor and marketing and exhibition coordinator.
William Eubank began teaching in correctional institutions for juveniles in Kansas and Alaska and then spent 19 years in the "Bush" teaching all levels from K-12 and serving on educational boards. In 1988 he took an EFL position at a teacher training college in Kunming, China for 3 years. Between 1991 and 1995 he taught Vietnamese refugees at James Bowie High School, Arlington, Texas and EFL programs in Argentina and the Yucatan were carried out for Rotary International. From 2004 to 2011 he worked at Michigan State University at the Visiting International Professional Program as a program coordinator for South America. Since 2011 he has lived and taught EFL in China. He has been the webmaster for Pro Lingua since 2005.
Pro Lingua Associates ESL/EFL Book Publishers
P.O. Box 1348, Brattleboro, Vermont, 05302-1348 USA
Fax: 802 257 5117 Phone: 802 257 7779
Pro Lingua HOTLINE for information and orders: call Elise @ 800 366 4775
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