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Instructor Bios

ESL Instructors

Lois has been teaching ESL for more than 20 years in the San Diego area. She has a Masters in Education and a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Oregon, along with a TESOL certificate from UCSD. She loves inspiring second-language learners and helping them to achieve their goals. 
Diana has been teaching ESL (K-12). She holds a teaching certificate for 40 years and has been teaching ESL and Citizenship classes to adults for five years at SDCCD, Continuing Education. Diana is an Adjunct Citizenship and ESL instructor.  She loves teaching and working with K-12 students and adults.

CTE Instructors

Nora will have the pleasure of leading you through the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) course. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). In this role, she has worked in both private and educational settings. She also has twelve years of experience as an elementary school educator and, more recently, have taken on a role in adult education, offering professional development opportunities to staff at the school district level and to adult students engaged in a master's degree program at Arizona State University. She looks forward to getting to know you all! 

Instructors for Fee-Based Classes

Christine studied ballet professionally with the School of American Ballet of the New York City Ballet, the Joffrey Center City Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. She performed with the Princeton Ballet Society and Princeton University Dancers. Christine is the President of the Americas Foundation, Fundacion de las Americas. Also, she has been directing the performing arts program for the La Esperanza schools and the fledgling Universidad Marucana for the past 30 years. 
Joe currently teaches this course at SDSU, Mira Costa, Southwestern, and Cuyamaca Community Colleges. He is also the host of “Your Money Your Wealth” on AM 760 KFMB radio. Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Florida and is a frequent speaker for a wide range of professional groups in San Diego County. He is a board member of The Society of Financial Service Professionals and a member of the Financial Planning Association.
Nancee is a freelance photojournalist and owner of Nancee Lewis Photography.  She works in the greater San Diego area covering news and feature events for local media outlets. Over the past 30 years, she has been a staff member of The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, and The Shreveport Times. Currently, besides her photojournalistic endeavors, she photographs private events, corporate and commercial assignments, and works with clients creating stylized individual and family portraiture. Nancee welcomes the opportunity to teach" others who are interested in photography and to share her passion for the photographic arts. She looks forward to working with students and passing along the knowledge she has gathered along her own photographic journey.
Samira is a Master Artist with years of experience in painting, sculpting, and artwork in a variety of mediums.  She graduated from Azad University of Art & Architecture in Tehran, Ian and has many solo and group exhibitions and consults and advises different artists based on using art materials and methods.