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.
Jeffrey Puccini, Executive Director and Institute Director
Jeffrey Puccini has a rich and extensive background in training, teaching, and learning of language. As a licensed SIT (School for International Training) TESOL trainer, and trainer of trainers, he has worked with a variety of organizations nationally and internationally. Entities using Jeff’s expertise in teacher training and curriculum development have been educational institutions, private organizations, and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of State. His professional work spans many institutions across the U.S. and abroad, including El Salvador, Korea, Thailand, and Venezuela. Jeff’s professional interests include digital learning, reflective practices, and the science of learning. His BA is in literature and MA in Teaching English as a Second Language. He is proficient in Spanish and is currently and actively working on Thai.
Chloe Lance, Student Services Coordinator
Chloe graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2020 with a BA in Sociology. During her time at UNCG, she was able to work as a Peer Academic Leader helping first year students transition to college life, which sparked her interest to work in higher education. After an amazing study abroad experience in Sweden, she discovered the opportunity to mix her passion for education with her love of travel. After graduating, she began volunteering with UNCG’s International Programs Center and in October of 2021, Chloe began working as the Student Services Coordinator for INTERLINK’s UNCG office. She values INTERLINK’s dedication to experiential learning and the chance to be a part of an international community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, going to the movies, thrifting, and spending time with her family.