Meet the Staff & Instructors

American English Institute's mission is to help students achieve their educational and professional goals and dreams! Our staff is here to help you in any way. Please contact us for more information on our English programs.

Sandra Adams

Director

sadams@american-english-institute.com

951-824-6150951-824-6150

Sandra graduated from the University of California, Irvine where she received her B.A. in English Literature. She received her Master of Science in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne. She has worked in international education since 1991 where she developed numerous programs for international organizations, schools, and universities for UC Irvine, UC Riverside and ELS. She enjoys hiking, ceramics, her two cats Milo and Flame, and learning about more about the world around us and different cultures from her students and her travels.

Michelle Wong

Student Services and Marketing Coordinator

Michelle is currently a sophomore at the University of California, Riverside. She will receive her BS degree in Business Administration and Marketing in June 2020. In the future, she wants to pursue a career in marketing or public relations.  Her role at AEI is to support students and perform all the duties required for students to enroll at this school, as well as promote the brand of AEI to the community. Michelle loves utilizing her creative side to create new campaigns and ideas. In her free time, she likes going to the beach, Disneyland and trying out new food places!  

 

Instructors

Carol Williams Kisch

Instructor

Carol received her B.A. in French Literature from Swarthmore College and her M.A. in Education from Claremont Graduate School. She has taught English in Burkina Faso, West Africa; Paris, France; Edinburgh, Scotland, and recently retired after 38 years at the University of California, Riverside. She especially loves to teach academic writing. In her free time, she often travels to Hungary or to her family's cabin in the forest or stays home to read, garden, and visit with her family and friends.

Nicole Hoelle

Instructor

Nicole received her B.A. in English from the University of Redlands and her M.A. in English from San Francisco State university. Also she attended an MFA program at UC Riverside. She has taught for more than 15 years at both of public and private schools. She also is a lecturer at several community colleges and universities. She is an accomplished writer and has had several short stories published in journals and literary magazines. She enjoys reading, Amazon T.V., hanging out with her dog Rosie and interacting with students from all over the world.

Nicole Hoelle

Nicole received her bachelor

s degree from the University of Redlands and an MFA from

UC

Riverside. She has taught for more

than 15 years at both of public and private schools. She also

is a lecturer at several community colleges and universities.

Nicole is

an accomplished writer and has had several short stories publi

shed in journals and literary magazines.

Nicole Hoelle

Nicole received her bachelor

s degree from the University of Redlands and an MFA from

UC

Riverside. She has taught for more

than 15 years at both of public and private schools. She also

is a lecturer at several community colleges and universities.

Nicole is

an accomplished writer and has had several short stories publi

shed in journals and literary magazines.

Nicole Hoelle

Nicole received her bachelor

s degree from the University of Redlands and an MFA from

UC

Riverside. She has taught for more

than 15 years at both of public and private schools. She also

is a lecturer at several community colleges and universities.

Nicole is

an accomplished writer and has had several short stories publi

shed in journals and literary magazines.

Maria Lama

Instructor

Maria received her B.A. in Communications and minor in Law Society from the UC Riverside and TEFL certification from UCR Extension. She has taught for 6 years, from kids to seniors. She likes music, movies and photography. 

Candace Jorgensen

Instructor

Candace has a B.A. in journalism & public relations and M.A. in education / TESOL emphasis from La Sierra University. She also holds two ESL certificates from UC Riverside Extension. She has taught English for 11 years. She enjoys travelling around the world, and she has actually lived in several countries. Her own challenges with learning other languages give her extra empathy with students learning English.

Amy Yasul

Instructor

Amy received her B.A. in communications from UC San Diego and her M.A. in Education from Aliant Masters University. She is currently working towards obtaining a second B.A. in communication disorders from Norco College. She has been drawn to teaching from the moment she was a literacy tutor in high school. Fun fact: Amy taught English in Japan for 3 years! In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her 3 kids, hiking, creating content for her YouTube channel and playing video games. 

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