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Hello! I’m Monique Danison.

I’ve taught English for more than 7 years…

And I have experience engaging learners, identifying and drawing out potential in others and establishing great rapport with students. My passions include communicating complex concepts clearly and effectively and watching my students develop the skills they need to succeed. I spent four months in Lyon, France studying French and two years in Uganda, Africa, working as a missionary and teacher. I love the community at NAC. I am pretty sure we have some of the best teachers and students around!

What’s your favorite thing about Denver or Colorado? Breweries and a mix of city and outdoor life.

What’s something interesting about yourself? I’ve had the opportunity to whitewater raft down the Nile River twice. It was awesome!

What are your hobbies? Hiking, cooking, reading and adventuring.

Hello! I’m Mary Kay Humber.

I adore studying languages…

And I am fluent in Spanish. I’ve also studied Portuguese and Japanese. (Skoshi dake!) I am a trained counselor and teacher. I love listening to people and helping them solve problems and connect to their communities in meaningful ways. I’ve lived in multiple different states in my life, as well as Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Japan. I have an amazing husband of 29 years and two strong and courageous adult children.

What’s your favorite thing about NAC or teaching English in general? My favorite thing about teaching at NAC is getting to know the students on a personal level and watching them grow in their English speaking ability.

Do you have any pets? I have two cats and a dog.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy reading, yoga, healthy cooking and talking to people over a cup of coffee.

Hello, I’m Brian Bosen.

I’ve been teaching for about six years…

What is your favorite thing about teaching English? My favorite thing about teaching English is the constant mixing of culture. I find different accents to be beautiful and the variety of Englishes spoken around the world add unique variety. One of my aims is to lessen the taboos about accents/”imperfect” English and to increase speaker confidence.

What do you like to do in your free time? I play the guitar, I read every day, I grow hot peppers, and I travel whenever I can. My favorite things are nature, music and language.

What is a fun fact about you?  I do not like mayonnaise, but one of my favorite snacks is chips and grapes together.

Hello, My name is Kathy Niederhaus.

And I’ve been teaching with NAC for 10 years…

I began my professional career with a degree in Business Administration and worked at a bank for several years. I left the bank to pursue my lifelong dream of teaching. I spent several years teaching English to teenagers in the public schools before I found my niche here at New America College. I love my job here!

What is your favorite thing about NAC? Every day I get to experience a new culture just by coming to school. It’s also very rewarding to see the students who start in Level 1 advance and gain confidence to achieve their goals. I’m proud to be part of their learning experience.

What do you like to do in Colorado? I love to spend as much time as possible in the mountains. My beloved husband, whom I recently lost to cancer, my daughter and I also grew to love boating so we also spent a lot of time at the lake.

What are your hobbies? In my free time I enjoy painting, sewing and playing the piano.

 

Hello, My name is Deanna Henderson.

I was born in Denver, Colorado…

And I’ve been teaching English for ten years. I have never taught abroad. My favorite thing about teaching is being able to meet international students from around the world. I enjoy learning about them as individuals and their cultures and traditions.

What are your favorite things? My favorite thing about Colorado is being close to my family. I really enjoy going to the zoo, especially in the spring. My favorite food is crab legs. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and reading.

What is your favorite idiom? My favorite idiom is “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

Tell us a fun fact about yourself. A fun fact about me is that I have two children adopted from the Philippines. My son is severely deaf with bi-lateral cochlear implants. So, as a family we have learned American Sign Language (ASL), making us a truly bilingual family.

Hello, My name is Matthew Wiener.

I’ve been teaching English for more than a decade.

Why do you enjoy teaching English? I’ve taught in Japan – Osaka and Yokohama – for years. I also taught in South Korea. I enjoy getting to know students from all over the world with different backgrounds, personalities and motivations. Facilitating students learning and watching them connect with each other in class, become friends and learn about one another’s cultures is very rewarding. I feel very fortunate to have seen so many beautiful friendships form and students grow as people and English speakers in my time as a teacher.

What are your favorite things about Colorado? I love the natural beauty of Colorado and that there are many possibilities for day trips in the Denver area. Also, I like the fact that we are not far from a bunch of different states that I have never been to and I am looking forward to traveling to new states!

Do you have a favorite idiom? “Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

Tell us a fun fact about you! I have never eaten a hamburger before! (I was raised vegetarian.)

Hello! My name is James Brown.

I’ve been teaching English for 14 years…

I taught abroad in both South Korea, (between the cities of Daegu and Busan) for three years, and Rayong, Thailand, for seven years.

What is your favorite thing about teaching English? I feel like I learn just as much from my students as they hopefully learn from me about culture, language, and different perspectives of the world. The job is endlessly rewarding and I love working with people.

Tell us a fun fact about you. I’m originally from Dallas, Texas – the Lone Star state! Though born and raised in Texas, I spent a significant amount of time growing up in San Diego, California, where my mother is originally from. I consider both places to be like home.

What are your favorite things about Colorado? I love the endless opportunities presented in the outdoors of the Rocky Mountains, and I like to think of it as my 8 year-old daughter’s big backyard. Always an adventure!

Do you have a favorite idiom? “To pack a punch!” Especially when talking about spicy food!

Hello! My name is Aimee Bushong.

And I love the mountains!

My favorite thing about teaching with NAC is the comradery amongst the teachers and staff. We all help each other out. It’s nice to work with people like that.

How long have you been teaching English? I have been teaching for eleven years. I like meeting people from all over the world and learning about their culture. I have also travelled extensively and seen many different countries.

Do you have a favorite idiom? Hold your horses!

Tell us a fun fact about you. I am a musician and have a rock and roll band and have produced two albums of original music.

What are you favorite things? Sleeping, mountain biking, skiing, playing music, writing, traveling, reading.

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