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Meet our team of talented and experienced Riverside Language Program staff – the people who make it all happen!

Our teachers are all native English speakers with a minimum of a Master’s degree in TESOL or closely-related discipline. All of them have been with us for years – some for more than three decades.

The majority of our non-teaching staff are first generation immigrants and graduates of Riverside Language Program – they are the proof that our program really works. They don’t just talk the talk, they bring their empathy, compassion and experience of the resettlement process to their work, providing our students with a wealth of practical and emotional support. We could not be more proud of them!

Artyom Ayrapetyan

Imelda Cabezas

Jennafer D'Alvia

Elizabeth Sprenger

IT Specialist


TESOL Instructor

TESOL Instructor

Sally Nelson

Lindsay Pearson

Lia Pesce

Sofya Ramm

Executive Director

TESOL Instructor

Workshop Coordinator

Office Manager

Lane Serota

HuiFang Sun

TESOL Instructor

Administrative Assistant

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