When We Meet, You Will See Our Passion.
We Love What We Do.
We are excited to help you explore this BIG world. One student told us that everyday the teachers are ready to answer questions – and we are! We have traveled the world, built our lives, and learned new languages. Now we are eager to help you do the same. We invest in becoming the best because we are passionate about our mission. We want to help you master English — from start to finish. Whatever comes next, we want to help you prepare.
Hello! I’m Richard Brown.
I’ve been teaching English since 1973…
I am originally from Kansas and have taught in Thailand and Saudi Arabia. My favorite places in Denver are the many parks and bike trails. In my free time I like to garden, read, cook and share with friends and family.
What’s your favorite thing about Denver or Colorado? The people, the mountains and the progressive environment.
What’s your favorite thing about teaching English? I love watching the students and their progress, as well as learning about other cultures.
What is a fun fact about you? I worked in a restaurant to see if I wanted to open my own restaurant with casual food. I decided it was not for me. That was a good decision!
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 Jonathan Power.
I speak English and Spanish…
And have lived in Japan, Ireland, Mexico, Honduras, Vermont and Colorado. I am an energetic and caring educator with a passion for the English language and those who work hard to master it. My favorite thing about teaching English is the reward that comes from seeing students make progress with the nuances of grammar and the many ways they build their vocabulary. I love the camaraderie among the amazing teachers at NAC, and their commitment to serving our students to the best of their ability.
What’s your favorite thing about Denver or Colorado? I love the diverse cultures who call this city home, and the access to world class outdoor recreation of all kinds.
What’s something interesting about you? I love to cook fusion recipes that combine dishes from different cultures.
What are your hobbies? I love photography, writing poetry, hiking, cooking and travel. My photo website is jonpower.zenfolio.com.
Hello! I’m April Long.
Teaching English is never dull…
I learn new things all the time, whether it be about English or the world. Having pieces of the world in my class is a constant learning experience. I’ve lived overseas in South Korea and China and have traveled to more than 30 states and many countries. English is my native language and I have studied Korean and Spanish. My new language interest is Arabic.
What’s your favorite thing about Denver or Colorado? I’m a Colorado native, so the mountains don’t excite me as much as visitors and new residents. These days I enjoy spending time with my three children and husband. I love trivia and I have made social justice a hobby to fight for.
What’s something interesting about you? I used to be a dancer! I was given a scholarship to dance in college. I haven’t danced professionally for a while, but I’ll always have a love for dance.
Do you have any pets? Growing up my parents never allowed us to own pets. As a result, I do not have the desire to keep them now. That may change in the future!
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 Erin Fearn.
I’m a vegan Colorado native…
Who loves teaching English because it allows me a lot of opportunities to laugh – my favorite thing. I speak some French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. I’ve lived in Hawaii, England, China, Singapore and Chile in my life.
What’s your favorite thing about Denver or Colorado? The Great Sand Dunes are amazing. It feels like walking around another planet.
What’s something interesting about yourself? I’m a dual citizen with the U.S. and the U.K.
What are your hobbies? Dance, watercolor painting, photography, hiking, biking, traveling, DIY, gardening, and home beer brewing.
Hello, I’m Channing McAdams.
I love teaching languages…
Because learning languages has always been a passion of mine, teaching language became a natural next step. I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I received my B.A. in Spanish and my M.A. in TESOL from the University of Oklahoma. I enjoy all aspects of teaching ELA, especially grammar and pronunciation.
What is your favorite thing about teaching English? I love learning about my students backgrounds and cultures. I also genuinely enjoy helping people and I have found that teaching English is my unique way of helping people reach their goals in life.
What do you like to do in your free time? I love listening to rap music, watching movies and studying languages in my free time.
What is something interesting about you? I used to be a cheerleader and actually coached cheerleading for five years!
Hello, My name is Preston Wyckoff.
And I’ve been teaching for 5 years…
I grew up in Holland, Michigan. I began teaching English while working for the Peace Corps in La Playa, Nicaragua. When I was younger I came to Colorado every few years to visit my Grandfather. He got me interested in hiking here in Colorado and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. My favorite idiom is “to go pear shaped.”
What is your favorite part about teaching English? I like looking at how language and culture influence on another and looking at the history of language change and dialects.
What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy reading science fiction and history, hiking, soccer and rugby.
What is a fun fact about you? I’m working on climbing 100 mountains right now and hope to be done sometime this year. I’m getting close to 80.
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.
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