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 Brattleboro’s community theater groups. Mike continues to serve as a marketing 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.


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