January 26, 2017

INTERLINK Staff at Seattle Pacific University

INTERLINK teachers are selected for their knowledge and competence in the field of ESL, their extensive cross-cultural experience, and their unqualified commitment to their students. They use a variety of methods and approaches to mold their classes in accordance with their personal pedagogical outlooks, the needs of the particular individuals in the class, and the fundamental principles and goals of INTERLINK.

tim-healy-2 Tim Healy, Institute Director

Tim Healy has been active in the field of ESL for fifteen years as a teacher and administrator. He holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Seattle Pacific University and a BA in Russian from the University of Montana. As a college student, he studied in the U.S.S.R. and subsequently lived in Russia. Tim has published and presented on the topic of authenticity in the language classroom and presented on authoring websites to promote writing skills and using wikis in teacher training. His interests include action research, curriculum development and teacher training. He enjoys working with INTERLINK and SPU staff to assist students in optimizing their opportunities for learning in the multi-cultural environment of Seattle.

Kasie Ocampo, Student Services Coordinator

Kasie Ocampo began working with English language learners as an undergraduate at Olivet Nazarene University by volunteering with local immigrant and refugee populations and traveling to South Korea and China to lead summer English camps. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in teaching ESL in 2010. After graduating, she spent one year teaching English Language Arts in the US and three years teaching English as a foreign language in South Korea. Upon returning to the US, she began studying for her MA in TESOL at Seattle Pacific University in 2015. While there, she also worked as an tutor, classroom assistant, and site coordinator at the institute. She graduated and began working for INTERLINK full time in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant and then an English Instructor. She is grateful to spend her time meeting and working with interesting people from all over the world!

Bria Anderson, Instructor

Bria Anderson began teaching English as a volunteer in Peru in 2013 while completing her Bachelors in Education and International Studies from The Evergreen State College. After graduating, she completed one year of service with City Year working as an English tutor and mentor in San Antonio, Texas. Bria then went on to receive her MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The School for International Training: Graduate Institute in Vermont. While getting her MA, Bria taught English to students of all ages in Rabat, Morocco. After graduation, she moved to South Korea and taught for 7 months before returning to Seattle. Bria enjoys working as an English Instructor at INTERLINK because she is part of a team that intentionally builds bridges across cultures between people who wouldn’t have met otherwise.

Grace (SPU) Grace Rowan, Instructor

Grace Rowan began teaching in 2014 after receiving her TESOL certificate and BA in linguistics. She began by teaching international students at City University of Seattle and Kaplan International School. In 2016, Grace entered Seattle Pacific University to earn her MA-TESOL. While earning this degree she worked as an English language learning materials developer, completed an internship at Seattle Central College, and began working with Interlink students as a tutor. She is happy to have now become a member of the Interlink teaching team.


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