Meet Our Staff
Jason & Sarah
Owners & Directors
We have been working in Education for over twenty years. Jason has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Northern Arizona University and has completed Master's level coursework in TESL from St. Cloud State University. Sarah has a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Multicultural and Transnational Literature. We both have experience teaching in the U.S. in private programs and at community colleges and we also taught at a university in South Korea for six years. We love being at CSE and interacting with international students on a daily basis.
Student Services Coordinator /
I grew up north of Boulder on a 5-acre farm and got my B.A. in International Affairs from CU Boulder. I have lived in the U.S., Germany, France, Colombia, and Ecuador in the last decade both for my studies and for work. Before starting at CSE, I worked as an ESL teacher for many years so I am always happy to step into the classroom as a substitute when needed. I love spending every day at work helping our students achieve their goals and using the languages I speak (Spanish, German, & French). Learning another language opens new doors and provides a fresh perspective on the world so I am honored to support people on this life changing journey!
DSO / Student Services Coordinator
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and moved to Colorado a year ago to explore. I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2018, where I received my Bachelor's in Spanish and Anthropology. While in college, I was able to spend six weeks in Ecuador studying and practicing my Spanish. I also received a Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Certificate from my university, which I hope to use in the future to teach English. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, traveling, reading, and visiting people from all over the world.
Education has always been a huge part of my life and I have acquired several professional certificates, including a Bachelor’s degree in Design & Management and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies.
After years working in Fundraising and Investor Relations, I have found my happy place teaching English with a focus on clear and impactful communications.
I have lived and worked in Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia and India. I can’t wait to continue visiting the countries where my students come from.
When I’m not teaching you can find me dancing, crafting, perusing books at local bookstores, or doing research for my investment club.
I grew up near San Francisco and studied English Literature in Los Angeles. After that, I joined the Peace Corps. They sent me to a small town in Ukraine where I taught English to students of all ages. After a few years working in the U.S., I felt like I wanted to go abroad again. I thought I would just go for a year, little did I know that decision would considerably change my life. I fell in love with teaching and one year turned into ten away from home. I received a teaching certificate and spent the last five and a half years teaching some of the best high school students in Korea. I've lived in three countries and five states and now feel so lucky to have found a home in Denver at the Colorado School of English.
The English language has always been part of my journey and becoming an English teacher was somewhat natural for me.
I hold a bachelor's degree in International Relations and an MBA in International Business. I started teaching English in 2012 and in 2014 I got my CELTA certificate. I consider myself to be a very multicultural person, as I not only love traveling to different places, but I also love learning about the history and anthropology of the places I visit.
I'm a traveler and language lover from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since earning my Master's degree in Teaching English, I've taught in four countries: U.S.A, Panama, Chile, and Japan. Once I decided to come back to the U.S., I knew I wanted to come to Colorado to enjoy all of its beauty and be around nice people. Teaching English is what I love to do, and I learn so much from my students about their languages and cultures. I love reading about languages, anthropology, and cognitive science. My goal is to make learning any part of English (even the really confusing grammar) enjoyable and useful to my students. When I'm not teaching, you'll find me cooking, hiking, watching sports, or playing my bass guitar.
Are you a talented ESL professional looking to join our team of instructors and substitutes?
We are located in the heart of Downtown Denver just steps away from major transport hubs.